June 7, 2021

by Alyssa

Quick Pesto Eggs

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Pesto Eggs are a healthy, savory and high-protein breakfast you MUST add to your rotation. Here's how I make quick and easy eggs on toast with avocado and creamy pesto.  

close up on toast topped with pesto and fried eggs

Pesto eggs have been all over the internet lately, and it's no mystery why. This recipe is such an easy way to upgrade your breakfast game.

It has great flavor (yes to garlic and basil any time of day), tons of protein, and satisfying carbs from the toast. If you haven't whipped up quick pesto eggs yet, let this be your sign that the time has come.

collage of the steps to make pesto eggs in a white skilletHow to Make Pesto Eggs the Easy Way

This is a quick one-pan breakfast, as long as you have the pesto ready to go.

Simply cook the eggs right in the pesto in a frying pan (I like nonstick for this). While the eggs do their thing, mash up some avocado and toast your bread.

Then assemble breakfast by spreading each piece of toast with plenty of avocado, topping with a pesto egg and a sprinkle of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes for some heat.

close up on a slice of toast with pesto and a fried egg with red pepper flakes

Store-bought or Homemade Pesto?

You can definitely make this with your favorite store-bought pesto sauce. But if you have a little extra time, I recommend making g a quick batch of your own pesto. I have a few great pesto recipes you can choose from, like:

Yeah, so I guess the secret's out: I love pesto!

plate with a slice of toast and pesto egg on top

Pesto Eggs for a Crowd

This also makes a great big-batch recipe to serve up for brunch with friends. You can easily double or triple the recipe. Just use a larger pan and get frying!

I love serving this to a crowd because it's easy to have everyone's dish come out at the same time so we can all sit down to hot food together.

fork taking a bite of pesto egg toast with a soft yolk

More Healthy Breakfast Ideas

If you make these Quick Pesto Eggs, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

Quick Pesto Eggs

This is the best way to make pesto eggs with avocado, your favorite toast and runny eggs.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 206kcal
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close up on toast topped with pesto and fried eggs
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 pieces of bread

Instructions

  • Heat the pesto in a frying pan. Crack the eggs into the pan on top of the pesto and cook to your desired doneness.
  • Mash the avocado and divide it between the slices of bread.
  • Serve the eggs over the piece of toast, sprinkle with fresh pepper, salt and a sprinkle of pepper flakes if you want some heat and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Loved this recipe! It’s quick and amazingly good. Will definitely make thus a staple in our home menu.

    • I’d say this recipe is pretty specific to the egg, but you could definitely do a tofu scramble with the pesto 🙂

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