Monday, June 3, 2013

Recipe: Gluten Free Sausage Pasta Carbonara

I sometimes like my pasta in a sauce other than tomato or pesto, and this is one of the simplest yet tastiest pastas around.  It can be made mild or spicy.  This pasta is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta and sauté the sausages.


1 bag pasta (approx. 450g)  I use a short pasta for this, like a rigatoni.
4 Italian Sausages (hot or sweet), meat removed from casings
1 Gluten Free bouillon cube (beef or vegetable flavoured)
3 cloves garlic, minced
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Chopped fresh basil or dried basil to taste (substitute parsley or oregano if preferred)
2 eggs
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Shaved parmesan for garnish (if desired)


1- Heat water for pasta.  While waiting for water to boil, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan.  Remove meat from casings and add to frying pan, breaking up meat with a fork into small pieces.  Dissolve bouillon cube in a small amount of hot water, and add to sausage in pan. 

2- When water boils, add pasta and cook according to instructions.  Continue cooking sausage until no longer pink.  Add garlic, and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until garlic is soft and fragrant, adjust seasonings and turn off heat, another 2-3 minutes. 

3- While pasta continues to cook, in a small bowl, beat eggs, adding the grated cheese a little at a time until combined. 

4- When pasta is cooked, remove one ladle of cooking water before draining and add it to sausage mixture.  Drain pasta, and return to pot. Do not rinse pasta in cold water.  Add sausage mixture and toss.  Pour in egg and cheese mixture, stirring to mix.  The heat from the pasta will cook the egg, but it's important to stir so that you don't get clumps of eggs.  Taste, and adjust seasonings.

Serve immediately, garnishing with shaved cheese or fresh basil if desired. 

1 comment :

  1. GREAT recipe! Welcome to the party! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from