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5 from 9 votes

Cacio e Pepe Risotto

We all love the flavors of a traditional Cacio e Pepe but today it's going into a risotto and honestly, I've never been more excited
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cacio e Pepe, Cacio e Pepe risotto, Cacio e Pepe recipes, how to make Cacio e Pepe, Cacio e Pepe risotto recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gaby


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (anything but an oaky chardonnay)
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • kosher salt and tons of freshly cracked black pepper
  • lemon to serve


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shallot and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute. Add the Arborio rice to the skillet, making sure to stir it around in the olive oil so that each granule is coated with it, and toast it for about 90 seconds
  • Add the white wine and stir the rice until all the wine has been absorbed and then start adding the chicken stock 1/2 cup at a time, making sure not to add more until the previous addition has been absorbed
  • Once the rice is just tender, add most of the Parmesan and Pecorino (leaving some for garnish) and all of the mascarpone cheese and combine. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges on the side