Easy Sausage Carbonara

This inventive and super easy take on Spaghetti Carbonara, as seen on Jamie Oliver's Channel 4 series, Quick & Easy Food, uses sausage and only takes 15 minutes.

5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food
It only takes 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes
All the recipes from the TV series
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Serves 2
Cook time: 15 min


150g dried tagliatelle
3 sausages
½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley (15g)
1 large egg
30g Parmesan cheese


Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of cooking water. Meanwhile, squeeze the sausagemeat out of the skins, then, with wet hands, quickly shape into 18 even-sized balls. Roll and coat them in black pepper, then cook in a nonstick frying pan on a medium heat with ½ a tablespoon of olive oil until golden and cooked through, tossing regularly, then turn the heat off.

Finely chop the parsley, stalks and all, beat it with the egg and a splash of pasta cooking water, then finely grate and mix in most of the Parmesan.

Toss the drained pasta into the sausage pan, pour in the egg mixture, and toss for 1 minute off the heat (the egg will gently cook in the residual heat). Loosen with a good splash of reserved cooking water, season to perfection with sea salt and pepper, and finely grate over the remaining Parmesan.

CALORIES 633kcal FAT 30.6g SAT FAT 10.8g PROTEIN 33.6g CARBS 59.3g SUGAR 3.1g SALT 1.7g FIBRE 2.6g

5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited. Photographer: David Loftus.

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