I can hardly count how many clever food hacks I’ve found on TikTok, but pesto eggs has to be one of my favorites. The new food trend has been all over the app recently, and I am here to tell you that it is definitely worth the hype. The recipe is so simple that it’s all in the name — instead of cooking eggs in butter or oil, you cook them in pesto, which adds amazing flavor you won’t believe came from just one ingredient.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can cook the eggs any way you like: scrambled, fried, sunny side up. Eggs cooked in a skillet are best for this recipe; poached or hard-boiled won’t do so well, of course. All you do is just swap the cooking fat for pesto, and prepare the eggs how you normally would.
I’m a scrambled eggs kind of gal, so I heated up my pesto while I whisked the eggs (scrambled pesto eggs aren’t *as* pretty and aesthetically pleasing as sunny side up, but I can’t help what I like!). The pesto heats quickly and will start to bubble, so make sure you’re ready to spread it out on the skillet and add your eggs in.
You’re ready to serve once the eggs are cooked, so this recipe is perfect for a super-fast breakfast, lunch, or dinner (I love breakfast for dinner). You can also make the recipe a little fancier with additions like ricotta, smashed avocado, cheese, honey, and more, but I kept it simple with red pepper flakes.
Get ready to have a dish packed with flavor in just a few minutes whenever you make this!
This recipe will vary based on how you like to cook your eggs.
- 1 tablespoon pesto
Toppings as desired (red pepper flakes, avocado, ricotta, honey, parmesan, etc.)
- Heat the pesto in a skillet until it starts to bubble. Spread the pesto out and treat it as your regular cooking oil.
- Add the eggs and cook to your liking.
- Serve and enjoy.
- Eggs, Breakfast/Brunch
- 1 serving
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