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A recipe for Breakfast Pasta. Breakfast Pasta recipe. I don’t know what it is about breakfast, but I love it. Well, let me rephrase that. I love breakfast foods. I actually don’t have a very big appetite in the morning, but I love breakfast foods in general and can really eat it anytime of the day. There’s something so comforting about pancakes, waffles, bacon (duh), eggs, pastries, fruit and yogurt, oatmeal (well not really, I hate oatmeal…sorry, I know a lot of you are probably disgusted with me right now and I apologize…but the stuff’s like glue to me…I’ll take warm buttered grits over oatmeal any day).

This dish came about because I was craving  both breakfast and pasta one night. I know, totally a lame story, but it’s the truth; plain and simple. It’s a great comfort food dish and is really hearty and filling. You could easily swap the bacon out for crumbled breakfast sausage if that’s your preference OR just add both to the pasta, which is my personal preference! You should probably make this dish for someone, because it’s tasty and it’ll make them happy. Okay, that’s all. Enjoy!
xx Jenny

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Breakfast Pasta
Serves 4 to 6

1 lb linguine
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ lb baby new potatoes, quartered
1 medium yellow onion, diced
½ red bell pepper, diced
½ green bell pepper, diced
1 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 eggs plus 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated
½ lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
salt and pepper to taste

1. Place a large pot, filled with water, over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
2. Once the water has come to a boil, drop the pasta in along with a small handful of salt (about 3 tablespoons).
3. Cook the pasta for 7 to 9 minutes or until al dente, stirring frequently.
4. Drain the pasta, toss with a small amount of oil and set aside.
5. Place the olive oil in a large sauté pan and place over medium heat.
6. Add the potatoes to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
7. Sauté for 5 minutes and add the onion, bell peppers and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
8. Sauté the mixture for 6 to 8 minutes or until the onions and peppers have softened and the potatoes become fork tender.
9. Pour the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
10. Place the pan back on the stove over medium heat and add the tablespoon of butter.
11. Pour the beaten eggs to the pan and gently scramble for about 2 minutes.
12. Add the cheese and stir. The mixture should still be a partially runny.
13. Add the linguine and potato mixture to the pan and toss together until everything is fully combined and the eggs have cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
14. Sprinkle the bacon over the pasta and serve hot.


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  1. Ashlae Not Specified Not Specified

    Breakfast pasta? Why haven’t I ever thought of such a thing?! Literally, my two favorite meals: breakfast and pasta. I will be trying this.

  2. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh. Hell. Yes.

  3. Sally - My Custard Pie Not Specified Not Specified

    How do you make food look this beautiful? Fabulous.

  4. Kankana Not Specified Not Specified

    I too love breakfast food at any time of the day! Never really ate pasta with egg.. but this looks so light and delicious!

  5. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    LOOK AT THOSE PASTA SWIRLS! Growing up my favorite dish my mom made me was spaghetti with eggs. Spaghetti, a beaten egg poured in and tons of black pepper. Til this day it’s the thing I make when I’m in a rush and starving.

  6. Bev Weidner Not Specified Not Specified

    I had breakfast pasta this morning! HIGH FIVE!

    That only sort of worked, didn’t it?

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  8. Will @ Bright.Bazaar Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks sooo good. I’m 100% a carb addict so will be sure to try this out!

  9. Miki Not Specified Not Specified

    I didn’t think that I was hungry until this moment. Call me Will Ferrell, but does a little maple syrup and cayenne pepper sound like a lunatic addition? Maybe that’s just my period talking.

    Can one die from ingesting their computer screen? Thanks for the tummy porn this morning!

  10. Kelly Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG! Why didn’t I think of this before…. breakfast + pasta = win!! Looks delish.

  11. Kristy Lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty Not Specified Not Specified

    agreed. making this thursday for my birthday. yum!

  12. Kierston Not Specified Not Specified

    you have just solved my never ending quest to eat pasta for every meal! Thank you for keeping my belly happy and full of carbs :)

  13. ZuVuYah Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks fantastic! And I heartily vote for breakfast at supper time! I too, am not a big breakfast meal eater…although something magic happens when I am traveling and go out to breakfast (never before 10:30am), then I can eat the delish offerings. Thanks for this yum combo!

  14. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks awesome! Breakfast food is also my favorite, any time of day. So much so that when we don’t have other ideas for dinner, my husband’s suggestion is always, “Eggs and Toast?” I think I will try making this for him some night soon. Also, LOVE the picture! What beautiful swirls of pasta!

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  16. CherylK Not Specified Not Specified

    The photo is simply beautiful and the recipe looks divine…

  17. Jo Not Specified Not Specified

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    (oh yes!)

  18. Andy Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks awesome! Forget breakfast, that’s dinner tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Lowongan Kerja Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG, what a lovely breakfast menu.

  20. mimi Not Specified Not Specified

    Love this idea!!! thanks for the recipe!

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  22. Adelina Soto-Thomas Not Specified Not Specified

    I like the idea, but think that the potatoes are not necessary. If you’re gonna do breakfast pasta, you don’t really need to add the spuds for carbs. I love breakfast for dinner and vice versa. Think I’ll try this…though the husband doesn’t sound sold on the idea….we’ll see…

  23. Sandie Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh, how fantastic! I can’t wait to try it tomorrow. Everyone in the house will be excited when I serve it tomorrow. I love to start their day out with a smile and this recipe will surely do it! Thank you!

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  26. Joselle Mae Terania Constantino Not Specified Not Specified

    What can be alternative of cheese and bacon for this recipe? My doctor advised me to avoid those. Thank you.