Cheese and Pepper Pasta Recipe

Cheese and Pepper Pasta Recipe

A delicious and simple cheese and pepper pasta dish that is ready in minutes and tastes great.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 people


  1. Cook the pasta until al denté in a large pan of boiling salted water following the pack intructions. Drain, reserving 350ml of the cooking water, and set aside.
  2. Clean out the pan then set over a high heat and add the butter. Once melted add the black pepper and cook, stirring continuously, for 10 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add the cheese and 250ml of the reserved water. Bring to the boil and mix continuously so that the cheese and water come together to form a sauce.
  4. Add the pasta and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  5. Slowly add the remaining water, stirring continuously, until you have a thick sauce that clings to the pasta (you may not need to use all the water).
  6. Divide between four serving bowls and serve immediately.


  1. 400g bucatini or spaghetti
  2. 60g butter
  3. 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  4. 100g Parmesan, grated