Pesto Eggs are fried eggs cooked in pesto. It’s a recipe that tastes absolutely amazing on toasted sourdough or plain for a low-carb breakfast.
I love pesto and eggs even more, so when both are combined together, the result is absolutely fantastic.
Plus, pesto is a low-carb spread, so this pesto egg recipe is 100% keto-friendly and loaded with healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from olive oil.
What Are Pesto Eggs?
Pesto eggs are fried eggs cooked in basil pesto.
They were first introduced on Tiktok in 2021 as a very tasty breakfast to enjoy a low-carb breakfast that also contains healthy fats from olive oil.
This is my way of making this simple and delicious recipe.
How To Make Pesto Eggs
All you need to make delicious crispy fried eggs in pesto are two simple ingredients and a non-stick frying pan.
- Pesto – You can use homemade pesto, like my spinach pesto recipe, or use store-bought pesto. Some store-bought pestos are dairy-free if you are looking for a paleo option.
- Large Eggs – I always buy free-range eggs as they taste better, but they also have a nicer color.
Warm two tablespoons of pesto in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. You don’t need to add butter to the pan, as the oil of the pesto will be enough.
When the pesto is warm, crack the eggs in the pan and cover them with a lid.
Cook over medium heat until the egg whites are set and the edges of the eggs are crispy.
Remove from heat and serve plain or on top of sourdough bread.
These pesto eggs are amazing on their own with a simple:
- Pinch of black pepper, chili flakes or red pepper flakes, and garlic powder.
- Fresh feta cheese or ricotta cheese and a few leaves of fresh basil.
- Grated Parmesan cheese or even cheddar cheese.
- A drizzle of Hot Sauce.
- A few extra pine nuts
But you can also serve the eggs on a toast of your favorite bread. It can be sourdough bread or keto bread recipe, keto English muffins, or a slice of paleo cassava bread recipe.
Start by toasting the bread in a bread toaster until it’s warm and crispy.
Then, spread some cold spread on your bread like:
- Mashed avocado or try my 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
- Cottage Cheese for a fresh flavor and taste
- Ricotta Cheese
Finally, top the slice with pesto and fried egg.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are your most frequent questions about this recipe.
Can I Use Dairy-Free Pesto?
Absolutely, you can use a plant-based pesto recipe made without cheese.
They contain the same amount of olive oil which is the main ingredient to make this pesto egg recipe perfect.
Can I Make Scrambled Eggs With This Recipe?
Absolutely; instead of cracking the eggs in the pan, crack them in a bowl.
Beat the eggs and pour over the warm pesto and scramble following my keto scrambled eggs recipe for more detailed instructions.
Can I Halve The Recipe?
Yes, you can make only one egg at a time.
Which Pan Works The Best?
The best is to use a non-stick pan or cast iron well seasoned to avoid the eggs sticking to the pan.
More Egg Recipes
Below I listed some more egg recipes for you to try, including omelettes, quiches, or frittatas.
Have you made these fried pesto eggs for breakfast? Share a comment or review below.
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
To serve – optional
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Pepper
- 1 pinch Chili Flakes optional
- 3-4 Cherry Tomatoes
- In a large non-stick skillet, warm the pesto and spread it evenly in the pan to oil all the surface.
- Crack the eggs in the pan, cover, and cook until the egg whites are set.
- Spread plain or spread some of the warm pesto onto sourdough bread.
- Serve fried eggs on top of the bread with a pinch of chili flakes, tomatoes, or grated Parmesan cheese. Adjust the salt carefully as pesto is already salty, so taste your meal before adding salt.
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Hi Carine! Thanks for all the great recipes; I am anxious to try this one, but I have a question first. The recipe ingredients do not call for bread but the narrative and directions indicate serving with bread. I am wondering if the net carbs includes the bread and, if so, how many pieces? How many net carbs are in this recipe if the bread is not included?
Thank you so much for all you do!
Hi Kathy, The nutrition panel doesn’t include the bread as there are so many bread varieties.
I can’t tell you how many net carbs you’d have with your bread. You’d have to add the net carbs per slice of bread to the net carbs of the recipe.
If you’re looking for low-carb bread options, try some of my bread recipes!
I’ve seen this recipe on tiktok, but struggled to replicate it with the video, your recipe nailed it! Thanks!