Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Here is a wonderful breakfast pasta, and yes we have had it for breakfast, on the weekend of course, it's hearty and healthy.  2nd Man sort of just made this one up himself but it's close to a regular spaghetti carbonara recipe.  Remember, being carbonara style means there are liquid eggs in the sauce (but they are 'cooked' by the heat of the pan and other hot ingredients).

Breakfast Carbonara 
We don't have step by step photos (he made it one morning before I woke up, LOL) but it's pretty simple.  


1 lb fusilli bucati pasta
1 lb breakfast sausage
1 medium onion, diced
3 whole eggs
2 cups shredded cheese (we used a cheddar blend)
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried chives
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup hot pasta water, reserved (will only use what's needed)


Boil 1 lb pasta in salted water until al dente and reserve 1 cup hot pasta water.

Meanwhile in a skillet, cook 1 lb ground breakfast sausage and diced onion over medium high heat, sauté together until sausage is done.  Turn heat to lowest setting.  In a separate bowl, beat 3 whole eggs, add shredded cheddar cheese and the seasonings.

Add butter to sausage mixture and allow to melt completely.  Turn off heat.  Add hot drained pasta to pan with sausage and onion and stir until well mixed and coated.  Immediately add egg and cheese mixture to pasta mixture and stir.  It is important to make sure it is all hot and stir quickly, the residual heat will 'cook' the raw eggs but keep them creamy and then, if it does need to be thinned a bit, you can add enough of the hot pasta water to thin it out.



Donna said...

Oh my word!! A Great excuse to eat pasta for breakfast!
I wouldn't have thought of this!

Texas Rose said...

Wow, that looks delicious! And 2nd Man made this up - he is so creative.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but you are either going to have to stop posting food photographs or invite us all over to share the meal! :-D

Personally, I vote for the second option!


Monica c said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Pasta for breakfast that's my kind of meal!!

Jeremy said...

Hey you have eggs for breakfast, sausage, onions, cheese, and instead of hash brown potatoes for carbs it's pasta, perfect breakfast. 2nd man is THE man!!

MaryJo said...

Ooooo! Looks delicious but surely too much for 2 to eat!?!

laurie said...

wow, that looks and sounds great,, for anytime of day!!!!

1st Man said...

And I could totally eat pasta morning noon and night....or maybe morning or noon or night...otherwise I might gain more than I should, ha.

1st Man said...

Aw, thanks, I will pass that along! IT was yummy!!

1st Man said...

LOL, come on over!!! :-)

1st Man said...

Amen to that!!!

1st Man said...

it really does have most of the ingredients for a hearty breakfast only pasta. I will pass along the kind words...maybe I'll tell him he's the man instead of THE man, LOL. Don't want all this going to his head, ha.

1st Man said...

Um, yeah, sure.... ;-)

Actually we did eat on it for two days. Breakfast one day and then reheated in the oven the next....and perhaps a small snack here and there in between, ha. But definitely NOT in one sitting.

1st Man said...

Yep, we had leftovers the next day for dinner, definitely an anytime of day dish.

Colleen said...

Oh Yum.
Always teasing us with such great looking food. You know that if you post pictures of food; you better be passing out the forks as well. :}
If possible; I would reach right through the monitor screen and dig right in...........I'm Hungry.
Enjoy the beautiful 70 deg. temperatures that is coming for the weekend.

Anonymous said...

My hubby would love this! Thanks for sharing! Rose

1st Man said...

LOL, hey, I'd share if I could force it through this keyboard, ha!

1st Man said...

You are quite welcome, thanks for stopping by!!

Creekhouse said...

Made it and can confirm it's delicious! Going on my rotation for guest breakfast

1st Man said...

Wow thanks SO much for the feedback. I will make sure 2nd Man hears and we thank you again for letting us know. :-)