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How to make spaghetti with pecorino romano and black pepper recipe

Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Servings 8


  • 1 lb of thick spaghetti
  • 1 cup of grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 1 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • reserved pasta water


  • Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt.
  • Add in your pasta, and cook according to directions, al dente.
  • Before straining the pasta, take two cups of the pasta water out, and set aside.
  • Add the strained pasta to a large serving bowl. Toss in the pecorino romano cheese, the black pepper, and begin adding in the pasta water until you have a nice smooth sauce. Season with a pinch of salt, taste, and season more if you need to.