9 Crazy Delicious Reasons You Need to Try Pasta for Breakfast
While it may sound totally decadent, eating pasta for breakfast is actually not that bad of an idea. You'll get your carbs in first thing in the morning, allowing them to burn off all day. Plus, during the cold winter months, a hearty breakfast pasta can keep you warm and fueled up all day long. We paired up our favorite pasta recipes with our favorite meal of the day to hack together some insanely delicious pasta breakfasts. Check out these nine mouth-watering breakfast pasta recipes right now and get ready for some seriously satisfying mornings:
1. Fontina Spinach & Artichoke Breakfast Pasta Hash
Yes, it totally tastes as good as it sounds. Combining all our fave flavors—cheese, spinach, artichoke, eggs, and pasta—dinner for breakfast never tasted so good! You can even make the pasta the night before and then heat it up in a skillet in the morning and crack some farm fresh eggs on top. Last night's pasta meets omelet meets spinach-artichoke dip. You kind of can't go wrong. Yum!
2. Linguine With Poached Egg & Asparagus
Get all your food groups in first thing in the morning via this linguine with poached egg and asparagus dish. It's not only scrumptious, but nutritious too! What could be better than packing in your carbs, protein, and veggies in one whopping dish? Try the fact that it can be made in under 30 minutes. Voila!
3. Baked Cream Cheese Pasta...for Breakfast!
Move over bagels: a new carb is in town and it's taking over breakfast. Whip together your fave pasta type (this recipe uses spaghetti), some cream cheese, and bake on the stovetop. You can make the night before and pop into the microwave upon rising in the morning. Win-win.
4. Keep It Simple: Breakfast Pasta With Scrambled Eggs
Who says scrambled eggs have to scramble around your breakfast plate all alone? Pair your yummy eggs with some leftover pasta from the night before and you'll have yourself one delicious breakfast pasta! Add sausage, cheese, herbs, or whatever you have lying around. Enjoy your breakfast pasta frittata!
5. Carbonara for Breakfast. You Heard That Right.
Bacon and eggs get a lot of face time at the breakfast table. So who's to say they can't be added to the breakfast pasta mix? We LOVE this pasta carbonara and are totally psyched to add it to the breakfast menu. Swap out regular bacon with leaner turkey bacon for a lighter morning load.
6. Broken Pasta With Kale, Mushrooms & Sausage
Bye-bye kale smoothies... We're putting you into our hearty breakfast pasta! This "broken" pasta is exactly what it sounds (and looks) like—broken lasagna sheets. Mixed with kale, mushrooms, and a sausage of your choice (we're digging the chicken apple sausage in this recipe), this dish provides yet another amazing breakfast option. You're bound to have endless energy all day long with this one!
7. Crusty Cheddar Pasta Pie
We'd be lying if we said our mouths weren't watering just looking at the picture of this crusty cheddar pasta pie. It's basically mac n' cheese baked into a pie. What's best? You can make it the night before and heat up for breakfast or a weekend brunch with friends and family!
8. Spicy Brunch Lasagna
We told you about our delicious spicy brunch lasagna recipe a while back. But maybe it's time for a refresher? Start your day (or weekend brunch) with a seriously decadent and spicy kick. This make-ahead egg casserole features lasagna noodles, Alfredo sauce, and hash brown potatoes. YUM.
9. Three-Cheese Baked Mac n' Cheese for Breakfast
Want a cheesy start to the day? Well, you'll definitely get it with this three-cheese baked mac n' cheese dish made with Swiss, cheddar, and gouda. If you want to make it ahead of time, simply seal it up in the fridge the night before and pop into the oven first thing in the morning. Then, sit back, relax, and ooooze into your day!