With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I, Alex, wanted to share with you one of my favorite date-night meals, Cacio e Pepe. Literally translated as cheese and pepper, this minimalist date night pasta and cheese requires only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Since no one wants to fuss in the kitchen on a romantic night in, put this pasta on your must-make list.
How can you go wrong with cheese and pasta? Even those of you who don’t enjoy cooking will find joy with this recipe. It’s practically fool-proof and will impress anyone you end up serving it to. Trust me, I’ve served this to many boyfriends (and now husband) over the years, all with rave reviews.
For the ultimate date-night in, enjoy with a bottle of your favorite red wine (and maybe a salad to balance all that cheese!). A classic Chianti or Sangiovese will balance the peppery pasta just perfectly.
Besides the perfect date-night dish, this pasta makes an excellent last minute meal whenever the craving strikes. Healthier than fettuccini alfredo, but just as delicious, this is comfort food done right. What’s your go-to date night meal?