Gluten Free Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Cacio e Pepe is a classic Roman pasta dish that is super easy and quick to make, yet delicious enough to serve to guests. Cacio e pepe means “cheese and pepper” which is a simple flavor combination. The starchy pasta water magically transforms into a creamy sauce, which makes that simple flavor combo really come together beautifully.

My Gluten Free Cacio e Pepe recipe uses Sam Mills gluten free corn and rice spaghetti. The best gluten free pasta to use for this is either a corn pasta or a pasta made with a corn and rice blend. These pastas stay al dente better than just rice pasta.

Enjoy a taste of Rome with this simple and elegant dish that is ready in about 15 minutes or less. Buon appetito!

Gluten-Free Cacio e pepe Recipe

4.86 from 7 votes
Gluten Free Cacio e Pepe Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 874 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
  • 12 ounces Sam Mills gluten free corn and rice spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper plus more for serving
  • ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese plus more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for serving
  1. In a large, deep skillet, bring 4½ cups water and the salt to a boil. Add the pasta and let it boil until the pasta is al dente and almost all the water has absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons pepper then take off the heat and stir in ½ cup cheese and 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  2. Serve immediately with extra cheese, pepper, and olive oil.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Cacio e Pepe Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 874 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 2719mg113%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 125g42%
Fiber 3g12%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Calcium 275mg28%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Cheese Italian Pasta Pepper Sam Mills
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  1. Kristina
    October 22, 2018

    Looks delicious!

  2. Candy
    October 22, 2018

    I love this recipe! So easy and so delicious.

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