Pasta Carbonara and Spicy Turkey Sausage
1 Batch homemade egg noodles or 8 oz pappardelle or fettucine
2 c. frozen peas
1 tbsp olive oil
4 Spicy Italian Turkey Sausage Links
2 large egg yoks
1/2 c fat free half and half
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese (plus more for serving)
salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions. If using homemade fresh pasta, it only takes about 5 minutes to cook, so don't start it too early. Add the peas during the last minute of cooing. Reserve 1/2 c. of the cooking water, drain the pasta and the peas, and return them to the pot.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the sausages, turning occasionally, until cooked through (about 10 minutes).
In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, half and half, parmesan, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper. Add the egg mixture and reserved cooking water to the pasta and peas in the pot. Cook over low heat, tossing gently till sauce is slightly thickened and coats the pasta.
Serve with sausage and additional cheese.
29 grams of fat
28 g protein
44 g carbohydrates
4 g sugar
4 g fiber