Cacio e Pepe

Five Eyewitness News anchor, Paul Folger stops by with an easy Monday Night Meal.

1 lb. Bucatini Pasta (or what you have in the cabinet)
3-4 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1 generous cup finely grated Parmesan

Add pasta to boiling salted boiling about 9 minutes. Drain, but keep 2.5 cups pasta water.

In large flat pan or Dutch Oven melt butter over medium heat. Add pepper and cook together 1 minute. Then add 1 cup pasta water. Let simmer.

Slowly add pasta to large pan stir in a little cheese. Add more pasta. Then cheese. Then maybe a little more pasta water. You are working to make this creamy. Keep stirring till it looks like a silky coated pasta.

Then serve in warm bowls.

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