Instant Pot Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Recipe

August 3, 2020Van
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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Serves: 2

One of the most delicious pasta dishes you can make in the Instant Pot – Cacio e Pepe translates to “cheese and pepper”. It’s a simple and elegant dish that’s very popular in Rome and with foodies all over the world. The main flavor component is the cheese, so pick out a good quality, delicious Parmesan Cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano or use a combo of any of these.

Instant Pot Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Recipe

Instant Pot Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Recipe

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Instant Pot Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 6 minutes
  • Serves: 2

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz Spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1 Cup shredded Parmesan Cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano
  • ¾ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper, and more for serving
  • 4 Tablespoons Salted Butter
  • ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2¼ Cups Water

Method

  • 1)

    Place 4 Tablespoons of Salted Butter into the Instant Pot, choose Saute on High. Once the butter is melted and bubbly, add ¾ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper and let it saute for 30 seconds. Add 2¼ Cups Water and ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt into the pot. Break the spaghetti in half and add it to the pot, wait about 30 seconds so they start to soften slightly and use a spoon or spatula to make sure all the spaghetti is submerged in the liquid.

  • 2)

    Seal the lid, hit Cancel to turn off Sauté mode. Choose High Pressure for 6 Minutes, when the timer is up switch the knob to venting immediately, when the pin drops, open the lid. Add 1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese and stir well until the cheese is melted. Plate and sprinkle on more ground black pepper and parmesan. Enjoy!

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