This pasta is all about simplicity. Front and center in this recipe are the nutty flavor of the pecorino romano, the bite of the black pepper along with the great chew of the spaghetti. Since there are only a few ingredients, use your favorite pasta and the most flavorful cheese you can get. (Adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

Mushroom Alfredo

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Who doesn’t like pasta alfredo? This is pasta alfredo with a little less guilt…I use whole grain pasta, lots of mushrooms, peas and just enough cream to make it taste like alfredo. Make this once and your family will keep on requesting it! (Adapted from Everyday Food)