Barilla® Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe with Aromatic Herbs

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Skill: beginner


  • Ingredients for 8 people
  • 1 box Barilla® Spaghetti (or 1 box Barilla® Thin Spaghetti)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh black pepper, coarsely milled
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine olive oil and black pepper; add 1/2 cup cooking water.
  3. Drain pasta and toss in the bowl with butter and cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with aromatic herbs if desired and serve.