How to make pesto eggs (from TikTok)

This pesto eggs recipe is the tasty breakfast trend from TikTok taking over frying pans everywhere. 

Rate this Article
Average: 4.8 (10 votes)

How to make Tiktok’s pesto eggs recipe

Pesto eggs are the viral sensation taking over TikTok. You start by warming pesto in a pan and then crack some eggs over the top, what could be so good about it? Well, start with the way the smell of fresh herbs instantly fills the kitchen, and the way the cheese in the pesto crisps up and makes a lacy skirt around the eggs. Finish with the runny yolk and the fact that it takes all of five minutes… the real question is: what’s not to love about it? Watch and learn how to make it below.

Pesto fried eggs video


Pesto eggs recipe


1-2 tbsp pesto
2 eggs
Chili flakes, toast and grilled tomatoes to serve


1. Preheat frying pan over medium-high heat. Spoon in pesto, spreading over the pan.

2. When pesto begins to bubble, crack eggs into pan on top of the pesto. Let cook for 3-5 minutes or until the eggs are done to your liking. Sprinkle with chilli flakes.

3. Serve on toast with extra chilli flakes and tomatoes on the side. Check out suggestions below for more ways to eat pesto eggs.

How to serve pesto eggs

Try one of these other ideas for enjoying your eggs:
  •  On hash browns
  • In a breakfast burrito with cheese
  • Pesto egg and bacon English muffin
  • Top shakshouka with pesto eggs
  • In a burger
  • On avocado toast
  • Top a cauliflower steak
They’re so easy and tasty that they’ve definitely made it onto the regular breakfast rotation. They’re also ideal for a hot five-minute dinner!

More pesto recipes

Did you know it's super easy to make pesto from scratch? Just pop a few ingredients in a food processor and you've got fresh, fragrant pesto that will keep for 3 days in the fridge or freeze for up to 3 months. Learn how to make and use it with the recipes below.

Get the recipe: Perfect Basil Pesto

FacebookPintrestX (Twitter)Google ClassroomShare via Email