Linguine with Sausage, Greens and Egg Pan Sauce

Linguine with Sausage, Greens, Eggs, and Pan Sauce
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
23 mins
5 1/4 cups


  • 12 ounce fresh or 8-oz dried linguini pasta

  • 12 ounce uncooked organic sweet or spicy Italian sausage links, skins removed (1 lb)

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 4 egg yolks

  • ½ cup whole milk, half-and-half, or light cream

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (about 3 ounces)

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (from 1 lemon)

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cup coarsely chopped mustard greens or turnip tops

  • Handful fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley leaves

  • ¼ cup shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano


  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to boiling. Cook linguine according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Return to pot, cover to keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, for pan sauce, cut sausage in little blunt-edge meatballs. In a large skillet cook sausage over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, until golden brown all over, adding garlic during last minute of cooking time. Set aside sausage.

  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the egg yolks, milk, 1/2 cup grated cheese, the lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Add to the pot with the pasta. Add the hot sausage and chopped greens. Toss all ingredients together, letting heat from pot and linguine cook and thicken egg to a silky sauce. Add 1/4 to 1/2 reserved pasta water to loosen. Toss with the parsley and shaved cheese. Serve immediately in shallow bowls and plates. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

828 Calories
51g Fat
51g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 828
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 343mg 114%
Sodium 1433mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 32.5mg 163%
Calcium 474.5mg 37%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Potassium 516mg 11%
Folate, total 100.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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