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.
What You Need
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
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.
Serve with a mixed green salad and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.
"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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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.