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15 min Creamy Cheese and Black Pepper Pasta | Recipes From A Pantry

15-min Creamy Cheese and Black Pepper Pasta

A 15-min Creamy Cheese and Black Pepper Pasta
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper plus extra for topping


  • Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions making sure it is a little bit al dente at the end.
  • Just before the pasta is done remove about 150ml of the hot pasta water and set aside.
  • Switch off the heat, drain the pasta and immediately return it to the pot with the cheese, pepper and two thirds of the reserved water.
  • Stir and toss the pasta until the melted cheese coats the pasta in a nice creamy consistency. You might need to add a little bit more water if too dry or a bit more cheese if too watery.
  • Plate the pasta and top with the extra cheese and black pepper.
  • Serves 2-3.