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Chewier, Better, Faster, Stronger: 4 Ingredient Cacio e Pepe Udon Recipe

Posted March 18, 2019 by Stephanie

If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to satisfy your noodle craving, this four ingredient cacio e pepe udon recipe is here for you. Your typical cacio e pepe takes at least 10 minutes to cook the pasta. But if you love T H I C C noodles, udon is for you. And, bonus, they cook up in a flash. If you use those frozen/fresh udon bricks you find at the Asian grocery store, they’re essentially ready to eat in about 2 minutes. Toss with some butter, pepper, and cheese, and you’re in satisfaction city.

4 Ingredient Cacio e Pepe Udon Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com

4 Ingredient Cacio e Pepe Udon Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com

4 Ingredient Cacio e Pepe Udon Recipe
serves 1

  • 1 brick frozen/fresh udon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan
  • plenty of cracked black pepper

Bring a pot of water up to a boil. Cook the udon according to the instructions.

While that’s cooking, heat up the butter along with the pepper in a pan.

When the udon is done, drain and add to the pan with the butter and toss. Remove from the heat and add the cheese, tossing, until cheese is melted. Loosen with a bit of udon cooking water if needed.

Enjoy immediately!


  1. Ritika says:

    Ok so I love noodles. My favorite noodles are udon. But I’m a SUCKER for cacio e pepe so really you’ve created the ultimate dish for me. I also have a very small kitchen right now so I’m super excited to try this

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