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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

20 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
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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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
2 Tbsp. butter
3 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
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Let's Make It
1
Cook spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.
2
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.
3
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.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.
Tip 2
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.
Tip 3
Substitute
Prepare using 1/3 cup (1/3 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread.
Nutrition
Calories
450
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
28%
Saturated Fat 13g
65%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65mg
22%
Sodium 550mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates 44g
16%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 3g
6%
Protein 18g
36%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
4 servings, 1 cup each
* 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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