Giada De Laurentiis Thinks You Should Eat Pasta For Breakfast. Here's How

Chances are you've indulged in cold pizza for breakfast at some point in your life, but pasta? As it turns out, you might be missing out if you haven't tried it. However, this take on the Italian dish isn't just about eating it as a leftover, it involves a morning spin on the dish. But it's probably still a major change from what you're used to in the morning. 

Luckily, it also has some benefits to your health. As She Knows points out, eating whole grain pasta with good-for-you proteins like eggs or vegetables is healthier than eating a bowl or two of sugar-laden cereal. Plus, eating more carbs earlier in the day instead of later in the day could help you burn them off because of higher activity levels during the day, instead of late at night (via Cleveland Clinic). To top it off, Giada De Laurentiis has the perfect recipe for making the switch if you care to try it one day.

Her breakfast pasta includes orzo

If you're having a hard time wrapping your mind around digging into a bowl of spaghetti noodles first thing in the morning, De Laurentiis' recipe calls for one ingredient, a specific type of pasta that will help you get there mentally. She opts to use orzo pasta that is rice-shaped (via Giadzy). She then mixes it in well with scrambled eggs, mozzarella, pancetta, basil, onion and asparagus which are all very acceptable breakfast fillings for an omelette. And what she ultimately makes is similar to an Italian scramble.

The celebrity chef is so confident in her new spin on breakfast, she even posted a photo to her Instagram account with the caption, "Pasta for breakfast? That's a definite *yes*. Especially in this springy egg and pasta scramble with asparagus." Within three days the post had gained more than 3,100 likes, so plenty of people must have liked what they saw. So, check out the recipe for yourself and give it a try one morning. You just might find that the complete meal is actually an easy and delicious way to start the day. Not to mention, it will certainly shake up your regular egg order.