Cheese and Pepper Spaghetti

Borrowed by Mike McCauley with ❤️.


  • fresh pepper
  • hard cheese like parmesan or pecorino romano
  • spaghetti


  1. Boil water with salt to cook pasta.
  2. Roast cracked pepper in skillet dry.
  3. Half-way through cooking pasta, add some pasta water to pepper in skillet.
  4. When pasta is about done, move pasta to skillet and mix until combined.
  5. Turn off heat, add grated cheese to pasta and mix. If it is stringy, add a bit more pasta water and mix.