Sausage Carbonara

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Lainey39

Another delicious pasta dish.

Top Review by Lori Mama

Delicious. I used mild Italian sausage and bacon I had on hand. I doubled up on the lemon zest. We love lemon. Did have to use some of the pasta water. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a sharp knife, slit sausage casing and remove meat.
  2. With wet hands, form meat into 3/4-inch meatballs.
  3. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Saute meatballs until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  5. Add pancetta, salt, pepper and cook 3-4 minutes longer.
  6. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  7. In large bowl, combine egg yolks, cream, 1/2 cup of the cheese, parsley and lemon zest.
  8. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.
  9. Immediately toss pasta with egg mixture in the pasta pot; add sausage meatballs.
  10. Note: The sauce should be smooth and silky.
  11. If pasta becomes a bit sticky, add some of the reserved pasta cooking water.
  12. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

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