Cacio e Pepe

Y’all request Cacio e Pepe SO much in my DMs. Like, seriously every day I get at least a few messages requesting it. Recently I teamed up with Treeline Cheeses to create some amazing recipes & while brainstorming what I could make… their sea salt & pepper soft cheese seemed like the perfect thing to transform into a Cacio e Pepe. And y’all… let me tell you it’s PERFECT and the dang closest thing I’ve ever tasted to a non vegan Cacio e Pepe.

I’m happy to say that this post is brought to you in collaboration with Treeline Cheese! They make some of the best “high end” vegan cheese on the market! The Sea Salt & Pepper flavor is truly perfect in this recipe, and really sends it over the top. If you’d like more information on their products & where to purchase them, head to https://www.treelinecheese.com!

Alright, let’s stop wasting time & get right into the recipe! Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • 1 tub Salt & Pepper Treeline Cheese 
  • 1/8 cup freshly cracked black pepper (or more to taste) 
  • 3/4 pound spaghetti 
  • 2-4 cups pasta water 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Vegan parmesan for garnish 

And here’s how to make it! Trust me it is SO dang easy.

  1. Put a pot of very well salted water on the stove and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in your spaghetti. 
  2. In a deep skillet, add your Salt & Pepper Treeline Cheese, black pepper, and pasta water.  Whisk until well combined over low heat.  You want this to be semi thin, just enough to coat the back of a spoon.  
  3. Add your cooked pasta directly from the pot into the sauce and toss to combine. Add salt to taste if needed. 
  4. Transfer to a plate & top with more black pepper and parmesan cheese. 

See I told you, I promise it’s sooooo easy to make & that you’ll fall in love instantly.  Like. Super fucking instantly.

But that’s it! Super easy, super delicious, and definitely something amazing to make when you are craving that comfort food take out, or really any time, let’s be honest. Once again, I just want to give a big thanks to Treeline Cheese for sponsoring this recipe and allowing me to share it with y’all! It’s truly delicious. As always, if you make this, make sure to tag me @plvntfood / #plvntfood, so I can see it! Love y’all with my cold little heart.

Cacio e Pepe

This VEGAN Cacio e Pepe is the pasta of your dreams!

Author PLVNT

Ingredients

  • 1 tub Salt & Pepper Treeline Cheese
  • 1/8 cup freshly cracked black pepper or more to taste
  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 2-4 cups pasta water
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegan parmesan for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put a pot of very well salted water on the stove and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in your spaghetti.
  2. In a deep skillet, add your Salt & Pepper Treeline Cheese, black pepper, and pasta water. Whisk until well combined over low heat. You want this to be semi thin, just enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Add your cooked pasta directly from the pot into the sauce and toss to combine. Add salt to taste if needed.
  4. Transfer to a plate & top with more black pepper and parmesan cheese.

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