Pesto eggs will change your life.

If you’re a fan of pesto and eggs, pesto eggs are going to change your life. It’s so simple you’re going to think it’s incredibly silly, but the truth is, sometimes simple things are best! Pesto eggs are the best of both worlds: Italian flavors and breakfast.

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Tiktok is super eggcitied (sorry not sorry!) about pesto eggs

Pesto eggs come to us via Amy Wilichowski – it’s her favorite way to make eggs and she shared it on Tiktok where it’s now going viral. All you do is take a couple spoonfuls of pesto, heat it in a hot pan, then add eggs. The eggs fry up in the pine-nutty, basil oil and get infused with all those delicious pesto flavors.

What do pesto eggs taste like?

If you love the flavors of pesto, you’ll love these guys. You get a huge fresh hit of basil, loads of garlic, cheesy parmesan, olive oil, and nutty toasted pine nuts. All the pesto flavors combine with the richness and crispiness of a fried egg. Finish it off with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and chili flakes and you’ll be in breakfast heaven.

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Pesto egg ingredients

Pesto and eggs: that’s it! If you’re wanting to fancy it up a bit, toast up a piece of sour dough, spread some ricotta on top, add some avocado, top it with the pesto egg, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of chili flakes, and flaky sea salt.

Where to buy pesto

You can find pesto at the grocery store in the refrigerated section near the fresh pastas. If your grocery store doesn’t sell it, you can make it at home!

How to make fresh pesto:

You need:

  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper

In a food processor (or you can chop everything by hand on a cutting board), pulse together the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan. Stream in 1/2 cup olive oil until the pesto is blended. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Pesto will keep in the fridge, covered for up to 5 days.

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How to make pesto eggs

  1. Add a couple of tablespoons of pesto to a non-stick skillet. Spread it around and let the oil heat up.
  2. When the oil is hot, crack and egg (or two) into the pesto.
  3. Let the egg cook slowly until it’s at your desired doneness (don’t turn the heat up too high or the pesto will burn).
  4. Enjoy sprinkled with chili flakes and flaky sea salt!

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How to make perfect sunny side up eggs

Sunny side up eggs are so happy. Who doesn’t love perfectly cooked whites with a runny, gloriously yellow yolk? The trick to making perfect sunny side up eggs is all in controlling the temperature.

  1. Take your eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temp. They’ll cook faster and more evenly.
  2. Crack the egg into a small bowl to ensure that the yolk stays unbroken.
  3. Heat up the pan over medium heat with a bit of oil.
  4. When the oil is hot and shimmery, slowly pour the egg into the oil. The whites should turn opaque immediately.
  5. Turn the heat down and let the whites cook until solid, then slide a spatula under the egg, remove, and enjoy!


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How to serve

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Pesto Eggs

Pesto eggs will change your life.
Serves 1
4.83 from 23 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1-2 tbsp pesto
  • 1 large egg


  • Heat the pesto in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • When the pesto is warmed and shimmery, add in the egg. Cook the egg to your desired doneness.
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  • Enjoy over toast, on a breakfast plate, in a breakfast bowl, or on its own!
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Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.9g17%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 1.3g0%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Leslie says:

    What is best store bought pesto to use? You might have answered already.

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi, i usually buy the freshly made in-store grocery brand. just take a look at the ingredients, they should list: olive oil, pine nuts, parmesan, basil, and not much else. definitely grab the pesto that’s in the refrigerated section instead of the jarred section.

    2. Chelsea says:

      Costco makes really good pesto in my opinion 👍🏼👍🏼

      1. Tina says:

        5 stars
        I agree. We get it from Costco too.

  2. Sabrina says:

    5 stars
    I’m in! love pesto in this, because I eat fried eggs just about every day, so I need some alt fried egg recipes and this works wonderfully, thank you!

  3. Fai says:

    5 stars
    Loved it, love everything about it I like how it looks delicious and also contains healthy Ingredients and it’s so simple can’t wait to make it?❤️❤️❤️

  4. Lyndsey says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious and so easy. I just put them on buttered toast and shaved some Parmesan on top. It was amazing. I will definitely be making regularly.

  5. M says:

    5 stars
    I bet these eggs would be delicious with a little za’atar and sumac (if your za’atar blend doesn’t already have sumac) sprinkled on top.

    Pesto would also be a delicious addition to eggs stewed in tomatoes and peppers which go by the names Piperade, Shakshuka, and Menemen (some additional pesto in the yogurt served with menemen would be really yummy).

  6. Michelle Deschamp says:

    5 stars
    Yum! I used woolworth jarred pesto, sprinkled salt and chilli flakes on top and finished with a drizzle of honey. So Delicious! Great recipe. Will make my own pesto though next time.

  7. Elline says:

    5 stars
    Really delicious meal! I added a pice of toast as well as some mushrooms. Together it all turned into a healthy, delicious and filling breakfast! Definitely gonna make this again!

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