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Pesto Eggs

Pesto eggs are the new viral breakfast you have to try.

Why? Because they’re quick, easy and scrumdiddlyumptious!

Believe me, this is one TikTok recipe you don’t want to miss. Just take it from the 8 million plus views!

Pesto Eggs on Toast
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Viral Pesto Fried Eggs

Ever since I tried this dish I’ve been obsessed.

Sunny side-up eggs cooked in pesto and served up on sourdough toast…I’m drooling already. 

It’s incredibly flavorful and insanely easy. Seriously, it will completely revolutionize your morning routine.

And all it takes is five ingredients and 10 minutes. Now, that’s a hot homemade meal I think we can all squeeze in for breakfast.

Ingredients for Pesto Eggs

You’d pay big bucks for this egg breakfast dish at a hip brunch spot. And yet, when you make it at home, it’s a fraction of the cost!

For this easy TikTok pesto eggs recipe, you’ll need:

  • Eggs – I recommend using quality, cage-free eggs. You can really taste the difference! 
  • Salt and Pepper – A must for seasoning the eggs properly. I use table salt and black pepper. You could also use sea salt, kosher salt, or cracked pepper.
  • Bread – I’m a big fan of freshly baked sourdough bread. But any other toasted bread works for this recipe.
  • Toppings (Optional) – Add any toppings your heart desires to elevate this dish further. I like roasted cherry tomatoes and ricotta.
Eggs Frying in Pesto in a skillet

How to Make Pesto Eggs

Have I mentioned how ridiculously easy pesto eggs are to make?! All it requires are three simple steps:

1. Heat the pesto. Add the pesto to a skillet in a thin layer and heat. No need for oil here, there’s plenty in the pesto.

2. Add the eggs once the pesto bubbles. Season them with salt and pepper, cover with a lid, and cook for 2-4 minutes. 

3. Assemble. Add toppings to the toasted sourdough slices if desired. Top each slice with one egg and leftover pesto. Enjoy!

Like avocado toast, you can stop right there. But if you want a real feast, serve your pesto eggs with these crispy roasted Parmesan potatoes!

Pesto Eggs with Ricotta on Toast

Recipe Tips and Variations

Want to take your pesto eggs from good to OMG? Then up your breakfast game with these quick tips:

  • Crack the eggs in a bowl. To avoid shells and broken yolks, crack the eggs gently into a small bowl. Then, pour them into the pesto in the pan.
  • Use a lid. It’ll help the whites cook fully without ruining that golden yolk.
  • Cook the eggs to taste. Prefer fried eggs over-hard? Or how about scrambled? I say, go for it! You can easily cook the eggs to your desired level of doneness.
  • Give it a kick. These eggs are delicious with a spicy twist! So if you like a little heat, add a few dashes of hot sauce, a sprinkling of red pepper flakes or a spoonfull of crunchy chili oil.
  • Customize with toppings. Spread goat or ricotta cheese over the crunchy bread. Fry cherry tomatoes until they blister. Or smash avocados with garlic for an aromatic and creamy element.

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Pesto Eggs

Course: BreakfastCuisine: American


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Pesto eggs are the new viral breakfast you have to try. Why? Because they’re quick, easy and scrumdiddlyumptious! I promise they’re worth the hype.


  • 2 tablespoons pesto

  • 2 large eggs

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 slices bread, such as sourdough, toasted


  • Warm a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the pesto and carefully spread to a thin layer.
  • When the pesto starts to bubble, crack the eggs on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cover with a lid. Cook until the whites are no longer translucent, about 2-4 minutes.
  • While the pesto eggs cook, toast the bread. Add any optional toppings, then cover one slice each with an egg and any leftover pesto.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Optional toppings: grated Parmesan cheese, ricotta, red pepper flakes, fresh herbs (like basil), avocado slices, goat or feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, etc.
  • Cook the eggs to your desired level of doneness. Feel free to flip them or even scramble them if you prefer.
Viral TikTok Pesto Eggs Recipe

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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