Cilantro Cacio e Pepe

Cilantro Cacio e Pepe

Cilantro infused spaghetti tossed in butter, parmesan cheese, and black pepper.

Servings 4 servings, Preparation time 15 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • ⅓ cup cilantro
  • 1 lb fresh spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup romano cheese, grated
  • 1//2 cup parmesan cheese, grated


  • 1. In a blender, add 1/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of cilantro. Blend until smooth, and use this to measure out the liquid needed for the pasta maker.
  • 2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook for 3 minutes. Reserve ⅓ cup of the pasta water, and drain the pasta.
  • 3. In a medium saucepan, melt your butter under a medium-low flame. Whisk in the pasta water and add the black pepper Bring to a simmer.
  • 4. Add the pasta, then the romano cheese, and then the parmesan cheese. Toss everything together making sure all of the pasta is evenly coated.
  • 5. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • This recipe was made using the Philips Pasta Maker.
  • Recipe created by chicanoeats.com
Cilantro Cacio e Pepe