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Spaghetti cacio e pepe

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


  • Place a pot filled with water over high heat, and let it boil. You want to fill half of the pot with water, not all the way.
  • Add the spaghetti, without adding salt, and boil 2 minutes less than packet directions.
  • Drain them and keep the water.
  • Place a wok over high heat and add half of the butter.
  • Add the pepper and let the butter melt and take the flavor of the pepper.
  • Deglaze the pan with 2-3 ladlefuls of the water where the pasta boiled. Add the pasta, the remaining butter, and mix for 1-2 minutes until the butter melts and the sauce thickens.
  • Lower the heat, add the pecorino, and mix until it melts. If more moisture is needed, add 1-2 ladlefuls of the water where the pasta boiled.
  • Remove from the heat, add half of the parmesan, and mix until it melts. Add the other half, and mix until it is incorporated into the sauce.
  • Serve with grated parmesan and pepper.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
40 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
46 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
90 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
35 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
66 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
24 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
14 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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