Pasta with Brussels Sprouts Carbonara

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Servings2 people


  • 180 g nocchi noodles or e.., small orecchiette
  • 350 g Brussels sprouts, fresh
  • olive oil
  • 3 small onion (s), red
  • 2 cloves garlic)
  • 1 small chilli pepper (s), red, optional
  • 40 g diced ham, smoked
  • 2 large egg (s), very fresh!
  • 3 tablespoon parmesan, freshly grated
  • Salt and pepper, black, freshly ground
  • Parmesan for serving
  • Parsley, smooth, a few stems


  • Cook the gnocchi pasta or orecchiette in salted water until al dente and drain.
  • Remove the outer leaves from the Brussels sprouts and rinse the florets briefly under water. Hold on to the stalk and cut into slices that are not too thick with a kitchen slicer. Finely dice the onions and garlic. Core the chilli pepper, if desired (it also tastes very good without it) and also finely dice it.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan. Sauté the onion and garlic cubes. Add the chilli and ham cubes and fry a little. Now add the Brussels sprouts and fry for 5 - 10 minutes, depending on their thickness. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Crumble the eggs and stir in 3 tablespoons of parmesan and a little black pepper.
  • Pluck the parsley leaves and cut them into small pieces.
  • Now add the orecchiette or gnocchi pasta to the vegetable and ham mixture and heat briefly, remove from the stove, pour over the egg mixture and mix quickly with 2 large spoons.
  • Serve immediately sprinkled with a little parmesan and parsley.
  • Leaf lettuce tastes best with it.
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