Strawberry Spinach Salad and it made a great summertime meal.
The pepper makes all the different in this recipe. Make sure your pepper is freshly cracked and use it generously. I will use regular spaghetti noodles next time and I'm betting we might like it even more that way. The kids love the different shapes, so I was cooking with them in mind tonight.
Parmesan Pepper Pasta
Adapted from The Italian Dish - Cacio e Pepe
Yield: 4-5 servings
8 ounces pasta, I used farfalle this time
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons freshly cracked pepper
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. When it is cooked, reserve a quarter cup of the pasta water, and then drain the pasta and set aside.
Heat a large skillet with olive oil, add the cracked pepper and gently saute for a few minutes. Add the cooked pasta and toss with tongs to coat with the olive oil and pepper. Add the grated cheese and continue swirling the pasta to coat with the cheese. Add a tablespoon or two of the reserved hot pasta water and continue to coat the pasta. Serve immediately. Enjoy!