We all share a universal love for pasta, don’t we? From the days we drenched our spaghetti in tomato soup and butter to the times when a mere twirl of angel hair pasta with parmesan sent our hearts racing in college, pasta has been a constant. It’s comforting, affordable, versatile, and an absolute delight to eat. So, when the idea of breakfast pasta surfaced, it seemed like the universe was answering a culinary wish we never knew we had. Presenting to you a breakfast dish that will redefine your mornings!
- Pasta (short cut like shells, elbows, or pipette rigate) – a few handfuls
- Salt – for seasoning the boiling water
- Butter – a small knob
- Fresh Egg – 1
- Everything bagel seasoning – as per taste
Set a pot of water on the stove and bring it to a vigorous boil. Add a generous pinch of salt.
Toss in your chosen pasta. For this recipe, a shortcut like shells or elbows is perfect. If you have pipette rigate, even better! Their curved, ridged shape makes them excellent at holding onto the sauce.
Once the pasta is cooked to just a bit more than al dente (we’re aiming for comfort here), drain the water using a colander.
In the now-empty pot, melt a knob of butter. Return the hot, drained pasta to the pot.
Now, for the magic! Crack an egg directly into the pot. Stir vigorously, letting the residual heat cook the egg and form a glossy, luxurious sauce.
Transfer your delicious concoction into a bowl. Sprinkle with the everything bagel seasoning. The seasoning adds a delightful crunch, enhancing the texture and flavor of the dish.
Dive in and enjoy the comforting embrace of this breakfast pasta.
Notes & Tips:
- The essence of this dish lies in its simplicity. But if you wish, you can edge closer to a classic carbonara by adding some bacon bits or a sprinkle of Parmesan.
- For a hint of spice, consider a pinch of Aleppo pepper. Or, for an umami twist, a light sprinkling of nutritional yeast or grated cheese can be delightful.
- The dish also welcomes additional texture. Think of toasted breadcrumbs for that extra crunch.
Conclusion: This breakfast pasta is a celebration of comfort. It’s easy to make, deliciously satisfying, and perfect for those mornings when you crave something different. And remember, food is an experience best shared. So, enjoy your meal and don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends!