How do you take your favorite Italian pasta dish and make it not-so-heavy for those hot summer nights? You make APWU’s Cacio e Pepe Charred Corn of course!

Cacio e Pepe Charred Corn

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 5 ears husked sweet corn
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste


Preheat your grill to medium-high. Cut ears of corn in thirds. Melt the butter and baste each ear using a silicone basting brush.  Lightly salt each piece. Grill corn fire 9-10 minutes until tender and slightly charred. Add the lemon juice to the remaining butter and stir until combined. Remove corn from the grill and baste with lemon butter. Coat the corn in Parmesan cheese and generously season with pepper.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1482kcal Calories from fat 1019
% Daily Value
Total Fat 113g 174%
Saturated Fat 69g 345%
Transfat 4g
Cholesterol 281mg 94%
Sodium 1650mg 69%
Carbohydrate 101g 34%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 33g
Protein 38g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g