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Pasta – Italian Lemon Herb

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Italian Herb Pasta (Cacio e Pepe)

Classic Italian Pasta using time-honored ingredients for maximum flavor.
Difficulty: Beginner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pasta
Method Stove Top
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 214kcal


  • 1 Large Pot for Pasta
  • 1 Large Skillet


  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 8 oz. Italian Thick Spaghetti
  • 4 Tbsp. Lemon Herb Butter - * – See Note
  • 2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 ¼ cup Italian Blend Shredded Cheese - divided
  • Lemon zest - optional


  • Bring large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook spaghetti per package directions to al denté (about 18 minutes). Drain, reserving 2/3 cup pasta water for sauce.
  • Heat large sauté pan over medium heat. Add butter, cooked pasta, reserved pasta water and pepper.
  • Gradually stir in 1 cup cheese, a handful at a time. Toss with tongs and mix until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve, garnished with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and optional lemon zest.


∗ – Click HERE for our delicious Lemon Herb Butter recipe.

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