I would bend over backwards for a plate of creamy, cheesy pasta any day of the week. Unfortunately, I’m the world’s worst cook when it comes to pasta recipes that include milk, heavy cream, or any kind of meticulous cheese-melting process. It’s not just because I’m an impatient cook, but I always somehow find a way to mess it up. At least I know where my weakness is in the kitchen, right?
If you can relate, then you’ll love TikToker Pina Bresciani’s three-ingredient cacio e pepe recipe, which only calls for spaghetti, black peppercorns, and pecorino romano. (For my Trader Joe’s shoppers: you can find pecorino romano already finely grated among the international cheeses.) I know what you’re thinking, How can you make a creamy pasta without the cream? In the video, Pina explains that pasta water gives off enough starch that nothing else is needed to help create