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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

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4 servings, 1 cup each

Prepare a classic Roman dish for your family, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe. Our Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe includes a touch of cream cheese for extra creaminess.

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  • Cook spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.
  • Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Add remaining ingredients along with 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water; cook 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted, stirring constantly with whisk.
  • Return spaghetti to pan; toss until evenly coated. If thinner consistency is desired, add enough of the remaining reserved cooking water until sauce is of desired consistency.

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Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.

Food Facts

"Cacio e pepe" is Italian for "cheese and pepper." This simple, yet classic, dish highlights the delightful marriage of rich Parmesan cheese and black pepper.


Prepare using 1/3 cup (1/3 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread.


  • 4 servings, 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1 cup each
Calories 450
Total fat 22g
Saturated fat 13g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 550mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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