What is it about the simple things in life? You know what I mean. The things that are unassumingly the best part of your day. The sun coming out exactly when you step outside, your baby’s laughter exactly when you need it, that unexpected phone call with good news, Jake still being alive in Scandal. Whew.
This pasta is that. It’s almost embarrassingly simple. We’re talking five ingredients including the pasta. It comes together beautifully; think parmesan cradled noodles, and all that’s left to do is pour yourself a good glass of wine and indulge. You just made yourself grown up mac and cheese which, obviously, has now become the best part of your day.
- 1 package spaghetti
- 1/4 cup good olive oil
- 1/4 cup good parmesan
- 15 cracks of freshly ground black pepper
- few pinches of salt
- 1/3 cup pasta water
- Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water.
- Whisk together remaining ingredients. Toss with cooked pasta, top with more parmesan and black pepper and serve immediately in deep bowls.