1lbPasta of choiceBucatini is most traditionally used
6tbspSalted Butteror Unsalted Butter + 1/8 tsp Salt
1tspFresh Ground Pepper
8ozGrated Pecorino Romano
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. When cooked, reserve 1 cup of the pasta water to use in the sauce, drain the pasta and set it aside.
In a large sauté pan (or you can wait until the pasta is done cooking and reuse the pot), melt the butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, add in the pepper and cook for 1 minute to infuse the butter. Reduce the heat to low, add in the reserved 1 cup of pasta water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the cooked pasta and the Pecorino Romano and stir until the cheese has melted and the pasta is coated in a creamy cheese sauce. Remove from heat, grab a fork and dive on in! Buon Appetito!
Adapted from A Couple Cooks
Cacio e Pepe https://500spatulas.com/cacio-e-pepe/