Savory Pesto Eggs on Toast

I love adding a twist to my weekend mornings with something special like Savory Pesto Eggs on Toast. It’s not your typical breakfast; it’s my little getaway to the Mediterranean, complete with pesto, and Parmesan.

Eggs with pesto have been around for some time, and it is a beacon of creativity and flavor. This unique combination of the classic egg toast boasts vibrant hues and bold flavors.

Breakfast Pesto Eggs on Toast.

For other fun egg breakfast recipes, check out Baked Eggs in Avocado, Breakfast Egg Muffins, and Avocado Strawberry Toast.

This savory pesto eggs on toast is an exciting breakfast twist that promises an invigorating start to your day.

Pesto Eggs on bread close up.

Viral Pesto Eggs on Toast

The Pesto Eggs Recipe skyrocketed to fame as a viral TikTok trend in 2021 by Amy Wilichowski. It has remained incredibly popular since.

It’s hard to find an easier and more satisfying dish. Plus, who can resist the allure of sunny-side-up eggs nestled within vibrant green pesto?

Essential Ingredients for Pesto Eggs

The key to making this recipe a success is infusing the egg with pesto’s vibrant flavors. Make sure all your ingredients gathered are good quality and fresh. This detail makes all the difference in flavor.

  • Fresh Eggs
  • Pesto
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Mashed Avocado
  • Bread
  • Mozzarella Cheese

This recipe for pesto eggs requires a keen eye for quality ingredients. The pesto, a vibrant symphony of greens and garlic, lends itself beautifully to the richness of the eggs.

Pesto Eggs on Toast ingredients from above

Pesto Eggs on Toast Preparation

After gathering my ingredients, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of preparing these scrumptious pesto eggs.

1. Toast two slices of bread in a pan with melted butter until golden.

bread frying in a panfrom above

2. Then spread mashed avocado on each slice and set aside.

bread with guacamole from above

3. In the same pan, heat pesto briefly, then crack two eggs into the pan, cooking to your preference and seasoning with salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

egg frying in pan with pesto

4. Once eggs are cooked, place them atop the avocado toast. Garnish with chives or chili flakes and serve immediately.

Eggs on Toast from above

Unique Pesto Egg Recipe Variations

After you’ve mastered the art of making pesto eggs on toast, there are countless variations to explore that will keep your breakfast routine deliciously exciting.

  • Try replacing traditional pine nuts in your pesto with walnuts or almonds. Walnuts have a rich, earthy flavor, whereas almonds are mildly sweet and nutty. I’ve found that understanding pesto variations can truly invigorate your cooking journey.
  • Swap your usual cheese for creamy feta or goat cheese. These cheeses are bolder in flavor and will add a robust, tangy complexity to the herbal notes of the pesto.
  • Use different kinds of bread, such as sourdough or French baguette.
  • Change up the flavor and texture with different garnishes, such as bacon, prosciutto, basil leaves, or a variety of cheeses.
  • Instead of avocado, substitute mashed sweet potato for a sweeter breakfast with drizzled maple syrup and chili flakes.
Pesto Eggs on Toast. cutted in a white plate

Top Tips for Pesto Egg Success

Creating the ultimate pesto eggs on toast experience involves attention to detail and embracing quality ingredients. Here are some tried tips to ensure you achieve the perfect breakfast toast every time:

  • Start with Fresh Ingredients: The foundation of any great pesto egg dish lies in the freshness of its components. Opt for vibrant, aromatic basil leaves and high-quality pine nuts to craft your homemade pesto.
  • Master the Fried Egg: Achieving the perfect egg consistency is key to the success of your pesto eggs recipe. Take care to fry your eggs in the fragrant pesto to your desired doneness.
  • Toast to Perfection: Don’t overlook the importance of toasting your bread just right. The satisfying texture of the golden brown crunch or a softer bite makes all the difference in complementing the savory flavors of your pesto eggs.
  • Garnish with Finese: Elevate the presentation of your pesto eggs on toast with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or scattered torn basil leaves.
Pesto Eggs on Toast close up.

For other popular TikTok recipes, check out the Egg Sandwich, Breakfast Quesadilla, and Big Mac Tacos.


What to Eat With Fried Eggs in the Morning?

I adore pairing my fried eggs with fresh, crusty bread in the mornings for a hearty bite. Alternatively, a medley of sautéed veggies or a slice of ripe avocado brings a refreshing balance to the rich, creamy yolks.

How to Make Pesto Egg in a Hole?

Before you toast your bread, cut a hole in the middle with a cookie cutter. Follow the instructions on toasting the bread, but instead, add pesto into the hole after you flip your toasted bread. Then crack an egg into the hole and let it slowly cook. It’s a delightful twist on a classic, adding pesto’s rich flavor.

What Do You Sprinkle on Fried Eggs?

I often sprinkle my fried eggs with fresh herbs, like parsley or chives. For a spicy kick, I’ll add red pepper flakes. If I’m feeling adventurous, crumbled feta or goat cheese adds a tangy twist.

Savory Pesto Eggs on Toast Breakfast

Savory Pesto Eggs on Toast

The Savory Pesto Eggs on Toast offers a delightful twist on breakfast, with the rich, nutty flavor of pesto and the creamy lushness of a perfectly cooked egg atop crunchy toast. Each bite blends the earthiness of egg, accented by basil's vibrant notes. It's a culinary treat that turns any morning into a special occasion with its burst of flavors.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 Bread
  • 4 Fresh Eggs
  • 4 Tbsp Pesto
  • ½ Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  • First, prepare your mashed avocado and set it aside for later.
  • Melt some butter on a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Placed two thinly sliced breads on the pan for a few minutes to give it a slight buttery toast. Flip your slices of bread to toast the other side.
  • Once your two slices of bread are toasted, remove them from the pan and set them aside.
  • In the same pan, spoon two generous scoops of pesto and spread it evenly. Let your pesto simmer for a few seconds.
  • Next, break the eggs directly over the pesto. You can leave them as-is, or make scrambled eggs by gently folding them in the vibrant pesto as they thicken. I prefer my eggs sunny-side.
  • Before your eggs are ready, sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and let them melt and crisp in the pan. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste over the eggs.
  • While your eggs cook, spread the mashed avocado on the toast you’ve set aside.
  • Once your pesto eggs are ready, turn off the stove, and scoop your eggs onto your avocado toasted bread.
  • Garnish your pesto eggs on toast with chives or chili flakes, and enjoy!


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 10gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 387mgPotassium: 346mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 796IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2mg
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