Cacio e Pepe -- If one pasta dish exemplifies the complexity of pan sauce precision, it's cacio e pepe (literally, cheese and pepper). The minimalist recipe calls for only a few ingredients and doesn't even include garlic. It's a simple standard by which cooks are measured, yet no two chefs agree on how to do it right.
Cacio e Pepe Recipe - literally cheese and pepper. It only has 4 simple ingredients. I would bet that most of you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! This only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. It is a great side dish for a weeknight meal. It is so good that I could make a meal out of it!