Pasta for Breakfast! 11 Easy and Delicious Recipes

Who says pasta has to be for lunch or dinner?

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Pasta for Breakfast! 11 Easy and Delicious Recipes

Be a rebel and break the breakfast time rules. These pasta dishes will satisfy your noodle cravings, and they’re packed with protein to keep you full until your next meal. Dishes with eggs, sausage, beans, and bacon all provide “breakfast-like” protein-packed options. Balance these robust flavors with sweet and acidic tomatoes, healthy greens, and starchy potatoes. Everything from gnocchi to pappardelle is on the table when picking your next breakfast pasta favorite.  

Crusty Cheddar Pasta Pie

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Instead of a breakfast quiche, try this pasta pie. Switch up the cheese or add bacon to suit your early morning cravings.

For the Crusty Cheddar Pasta Pie recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce Recipe

If you are a gluten-free pasta addict, try this gnocchi recipe. Why can’t breakfast include pasta? This dish uses eggs, potatoes, and chunky tomato sauce.

For the Gluten-Free Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce recipe, click here.

Gnocchi alla Romana

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These soft and light-as-clouds gnocchi are a delicious dish to wake up to. Prepare your own sauce or rely on your favorite jar to make this a breakfast-ready dish.

For the Gnocchi alla Romana recipe, click here.

Italian Egg and Pasta Scramble

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Why not scramble in some pasta with your eggs? Try this Italian dish for breakfast, and integrate your favorite omelette additions to customize to your tastes.

For the Italian Egg and Pasta Scramble recipe, click here.

Orecchiette with Duck Sausage, Escarole, and Cannellini Beans

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Starch from the cannellini beans helps to create a creamy, thick sauce with the chicken stock, and will make you feel like you're enjoying something indulgent.

For the Orecchiette with Duck Sausage, Escarole, and Cannellini Beans recipe, click here.

Pasta With Sausage Meat And Wilted Rocket

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Sneak in some greens with this pasta — it’s delicious as the first meal of the day. Choose sweet or spicy sausage and top with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano for the perfect breakfast pasta dish.

For the Pasta with Sausage Meat and Wilted Rocket recipe, click here.

Penne Pasta With Bacon And Cream

This penne is a hearty way to start the day. The crispy bacon and smooth creamy sauce will get you right out of bed.

For the Penne Pasta with Bacon and Cream recipe, click here.

Salerno-style Spaghetti with Fried Eggs and Bread Crumbs

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Instead of placing eggs on toast, top your pasta with a fried egg. This breakfast-ready dish will leave any pasta fanatic satisfied.

For the Salerno-style Spaghetti with Fried Eggs and Bread Crumbs recipe, click here.

Scrambled Egg Pasta

Toss your eggs with pasta for a filling morning treat. Add your favorite vegetables or breakfast meat if you crave a heartier dish.

For the Scrambled Egg Pasta recipe, click here.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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This pasta, made with pancetta and eggs, makes for a creamy and filling treat at your next breakfast or brunch party. The egg yolks, which thicken the sauce, are whisked with cream, then cooked with the spaghetti — to ensure that the sauce is hot — but only briefly; exposure to heat will eventually scramble the eggs and ruin the smooth consistency of the sauce.

For the Spaghetti alla Carbonara recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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Skip the breakfast meat and try this sweet potato gnocchi. It’s just like your favorite breakfast potato hash, except better.

For the Sweet Potato Gnocchi recipe, click here.