Breakfast Pasta

Breakfast PastaYou can file this dish under “food ideas I wish I would have thought of.” I was brunching with my wife and a couple friends at The Knick recently and what did I come across on their menu? Breakfast pasta! That’s right, as part of their Sunday brunch menu the restaurant serves up fettuccine tossed with scrambled eggs, onions, tomatoes and bacon and topped with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.

The only downfall of having pasta this early in the day is that it makes you pretty sluggish, especially when you pair it with multiple beers like I did. Aside from that though this was one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time. In fact, there were a couple other brunch items on The Knick’s menu that I might need to stop back soon and try like their Crab Cake Benedict or the Andouille Sausage Omelette that they offer.

Now that I’ve eaten breakfast pasta I’m racking my brain trying to come up with other foods that could be turned into breakfast foods by adding eggs and bacon to them. I’ve already had plenty of different breakfast pizzas in my life, but what about breakfast nachos? You could just take some tortilla chips and cover them in scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, bacon and peppers and melt a bunch of cheese all over them. Breakfast lasagna? That might not be a bad idea either!

10 Comments on Breakfast Pasta

  1. Christina
    September 26, 2011 at 10:36 am (13 years ago)

    breakfast quesadillas!! (that’s probably already been done…)

    • Nick
      September 26, 2011 at 10:38 am (13 years ago)

      That’s a good idea! I might have to try making some with my quesadilla maker.

      • Christina
        September 29, 2011 at 11:18 am (13 years ago)

        Be sure to keep me posted if you do! I’m sure they’d be super tasty.

  2. Jeff
    September 26, 2011 at 10:40 am (13 years ago)

    Breakfast lasagne with layers of pancakes, waffles and eggs would be cool. Maybe cook the eggs first in the bottom of the casserole pan so you have a flat layer of them. In between the eggs, waffles, and pancakes you could have bacon, cheese, veggies, sausage, and canadian bacon.

    What about breakfast poutine? Instead of fries you can do homestyle potatoes. Add cheese curds and top with sausage gravy and then put an over-easy egg on top.

    • Nick
      September 26, 2011 at 10:41 am (13 years ago)

      I love the lasagna idea! I guess they have breakfast poutine at Cafe Benelux, but I’m not sure what it all consists of. I’ve been wanting to stop in and try it for a while now.

  3. Aunt Jenny
    September 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm (13 years ago)

    Why am I always hungry after reading one of your posts? That pasta looks awesome!! Think there’s any way to combine breakfast and BBQ ribs?

  4. Jaime
    September 27, 2011 at 7:57 am (13 years ago)

    Aunt Jenny how about combining the bbq with eggs benedict? You could replace the canadian bacon with pulled pork or burnt ends and then use BBQ sauce instead of hollandaise!

  5. jett
    September 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm (13 years ago)

    Have you ever had chilaquiles? It’s like poached eggs on tortilla chips with salsa verde and cheese. Delicious!

    Also, I ate a breakfast quesadilla at Golden West at fest time and it was delicious.

    • Nick
      September 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm (13 years ago)

      I’ve never even heard of chilaquiles until now, but I just found a Mexican / Latin restaurant in Milwaukee that serves them for brunch and now I want to go there!

      • jett
        October 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm (13 years ago)

        Oh yeah, you have to try them. Hopefully this place makes good ones!


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