Sugo con panna, prosciutto e uova

Sauce with cream, ham and eggs   Traditional recipe

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 100 g (3 1/2oz) ham, in a piece
  • 200 g (7 oz) single (light) cream
  • 50 g (1 3/4oz) unsalted butter
  • 60 g (2 oz) grated Parmesan
  • A dash of Worcester sauce
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Salt
  • Time:
    preparation: 10 minutes
    cooking: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 452 (kcal) 23 % GDA (*)- 1891 (kJ)
    Protein: 12.9 (g) 26 % GDA
    Total fat: 43.7 (g) 63 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 1.8 (g) 1 % GDA
    Sugars: 1.8 (g) 2 % GDA

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Cube ham and let it flavour in the butter in a little saucepan for few time, stirring with a wooden spoon; don't let your butter colour! At this point pour in cream and grated Parmesan, stirring continuously. Keep on cooking until your sauce is creamy. Cooking needs few minutes. Switch off the gas, add Worcester sauce, season to taste with salt and stir. If you want, you can also add a pinch of black pepper.
Boil pasta, drain it very well and pour immediately into a large bowl; add the sauce and egg yolks and stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are well mixed. Serve immediately.


  • - This is a fat recipe; if you want, you can reduce fat substituting butter with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • - You'd choose a short pasta: penne, rigatoni, fusilli ...