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Pesto Eggs

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Pesto Eggs are fried eggs cooked in pesto, a viral Tiktok breakfast recipe trend that tastes absolutely amazing on toasted sourdough or plain for a low-carb breakfast.

Pesto Eggs

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 introduced on Tiktok last year as a very tasty breakfast to enjoy a low-carb breakfast that also contains healthy fats from olive oil.

Pesto Eggs

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.

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

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 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.

Pesto Eggs

Serving

These pesto eggs are amazing on their own with a simple:

  • Pinch of 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.

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 warm and crispy.

Then, spread some cold spread on your bread like:

Finally, top the slice with pesto and fried egg.

Pesto Eggs

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.

Have you made these fried pesto eggs for breakfast? Share a comment or review below.

Pesto Eggs

Pesto Eggs

Pesto Eggs are fried eggs cooked in pesto, a viral TikTok recipe trend that tastes absolutely amazing on toasted sourdough or plain for breakfast.
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition

Net Carbs 4.6g
Fat 22g
Protein 16.3g
Calories 288.8kcal
4.92 from 12 votes
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Ingredients

To serve – optional

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Pesto Eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 288.8 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5.9g37%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 377.8mg126%
Sodium 800.6mg35%
Potassium 259.1mg7%
Carbohydrates 5.5g2%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 2.7g3%
Protein 16.3g33%
Net Carbs 4.6g
Vitamin A 1464.3IU29%
Vitamin B12 0.9µg15%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Vitamin D 2µg13%
Calcium 170.7mg17%
Iron 2.4mg13%
Magnesium 19.4mg5%
Zinc 1.5mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

Browse all my recipes here.

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