Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe with NO CARB Zucchini Noodles


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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe with NO CARB Zucchini Noodles


1 LB dry spaghetti

5 large zucchinis (optional)

8 oz (or more) HIGH QUALITY pecorino 

Fresh ground pepper - and lots of it!


Extra pecorino or Parmesan for garnish (optional)


Using a grating tool like this:


or with a mandolin or spiralizer - create the noodles from the zucchini.  No need to use the ends or seeded centers.  Drain in a colander with a bit of salt mixed in.

Grate the pecorino.

Cook the pasta according to directions.  Add the zucchini in the last minute.  Put a large mixing bowl over the pasta pot in the last thirty seconds or so to warm it.  Do not BURN yourself!

Reserve a little hot pasta water & then drain the pasta & zucchini.  Add to the warmed bowl & top with the cheese.  Stir it all around until the cheese is completely melted & incorporated.  You might need to add a bit of the hot pasta water - maybe not.

Serve with a shite-load of freshly ground pepper.  Be impressed with yourself.