Rigatoni Carbonara with Turkey Sausage

6 Servings

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 10–15 minutes


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large pot
  • Large frying pan
  • Whisk
  • Colander
  • Wooden spoon


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ lb. turkey sausage
  • 3 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup freshly grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
  • 8oz. (½ lb.) whole wheat Rigatoni pasta
  • Salt for water
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring water to a boil

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  2. Heat up oil

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan.

  3. Sauté the sausage

    Add the sausage to the frying pan and cook on medium heat until it’s cooked through.

  4. Prepare pasta

    Once the water has come to a boil, add pasta and cook according to the package instructions.

  5. Whisk eggs and cheese

    In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks with cheese and set aside.

  6. Drain pasta

    Reserve about a half cup of pasta water and drain the pasta.

  7. Add pasta to sausage

    Add the pasta noodles and a splash of the water to the sausage, and mix well.

  8. Combine all ingredients

    Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the egg mixture using a wooden spoon, adding more pasta water to thin out the sauce if needed.

  9. Garnish and serve

    Top it with some freshly grated cheese and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately!