Bored of the same old pasta dishes ? this crispy bacon & sausage carbonara recipe is sure to impress
8 slices streaky bacon or pancetta
1 onion, finely chopped
3 large egg yolks
4 tbsp single cream
85g parmesan, finely grated small bunch parsley, finely chopped
Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, squeeze the meat out of the sausage casings and, with damp or lightly oiled hands, roll into small-ish balls.
Heat a frying pan and cook the bacon or pancetta until crispy. Remove and keep warm. Fry the sausage balls until golden and cooked through, remove and keep warm (a low oven is good for this). Cook the onion in the fat from the bacon and sausage balls until soft.
In a small bowl, mix the egg yolks, cream, most of the parmesan and most of the parsley with lots of black pepper and a pinch of salt. Drain the pasta, reserving a ladle of water. Tip the pasta back into the pan, off the heat, and add the egg mix, onions and sausage balls. Mix well, adding some pasta water until you have a sauce that coats the pasta. Tip into bowls, scatter over the remaining parsley and parmesan, and top with bacon.
699 kcals • fat 37g • saturates 15g • carbs 60g • sugars 5g • fibre 1g • protein 31g • salt 2.2g