This is a classic Italian dish made easy and filling with the addition of precooked sausage. Fresh nutmeg makes a big difference in the recipe. If you get the chance, try it with fresh!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; whisk flour into the melted butter until dissolved, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and white pepper. Pour milk into the flour mixture; cook and stir until sauce is smooth and thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl.

  • Remove sauce from heat and stir in egg yolks and nutmeg until well incorporated. Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat.

  • Cook and stir sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir sausage into pasta; season with salt and white pepper.

Nutrition Facts

504 calories; protein 21.4g 43% DV; carbohydrates 60.2g 19% DV; fat 20g 31% DV; cholesterol 126.5mg 42% DV; sodium 377.1mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2014
This is a great and easy recipe. The first time I made it I followed the directions exactly and it came out great. I have made this a few times and tried little differences to the sauce and found sauce can be adjusted any number of ways from spicy to cheesy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2014
way too much pasta to meat... flavorless!! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2014
This is a great and easy recipe. The first time I made it I followed the directions exactly and it came out great. I have made this a few times and tried little differences to the sauce and found sauce can be adjusted any number of ways from spicy to cheesy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2014
way too much pasta to meat... flavorless!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2016
Very thick and creamy but not much flavor. I would not add the nutmeg again. I would however add garlic and onion and more sausage. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/04/2014
The sauce is very thick and heavy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2020
Ok. I made this with the following changes: added 1 12oz bag frozen peas as well as a heaping tablespoon of Better Than Bullion Ham base and red pepper flake to taste. Family liked but agreed it was very heavy. Next time will add lemon juice and spinach instead of the peas. May also add mushrooms. A good base recipe but needs tweaking to make it a family favorite. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2017
Quick and easy recipe excellent for a cold winter dinner Read More
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