Best Cacio e Pepe Recipe

cacio e pepe in baking steel skillet

The adult version of Mac and Cheese.  This Cacio e pepe recipe was literally the first pasta dish I made with our carbon steel New No.10 Pan.  Fitting right?  Obviously I need to brush up on my pasta creative skills, but now I have the tools to bring my pasta game to the next level.  


8 oz spaghetti (or other long noodle)

2 oz extra virgin olive oil

4 oz grated parmesan cheese

2 oz butter


lots of cracked black pepper

1 oz. pecorino (optional) 


1. Bring pot of salted water to boil.

2. Place spaghetti in water. Turn No.10 Carbon steel pan on medium.

3. Melt butter in olive oil. Toast peppercorns.

4. Remove pasta from water and place into pan.

5. Toss in grated cheese and 2-4oz of pasta water. Season with salt and more cracked pepper. Sauce should come together after tossing.

6. Transfer to a warm plate and top with pecorino.


Get your first Baking Steel

Baking Steels and Accessories

Shop our complete collection of carefully crafted Baking Steels and other baking and pizza making accessories.

Shop Now


Here's the secret sauce. Literally.

View Collection

Cooking Classes

For all the aspiring master chefs out there, we've got you covered.

Learn More