Pesto Fried Eggs
"My daughters told me about the new Pesto Eggs TikTok trend circulating around.... started by Amy Wilichowski! Essentially, the idea is that you replace whatever cooking oil or butter you would usually use to fry an egg with pesto. Why in earth didn’t I think of this??? Course this was right up my alley and I loved it just as much as I thought I would!"
-- @dianemorrisey
A Note from Feedfeed

Pesto Fried Eggs might be a current trend, but we think they'll stick around for a while! Skip the oil or butter and fry your eggs in pesto for an earthy, bright flavor that'll enhance your favorite breakfast! Enjoy alone or pair them with toasted sourdough! 

Check out our Breakfast Eggs feed for more inspo on this versatile breakfast favorite! 


Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 4 eggs
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • pinch of red chili flakes
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese, optional
  • 2 pieces of sourdough toast, optional


  • Step 1

    Add a few tablespoons of pesto to a large non-stick skillet. Spread it around and let the oil heat up (keep the heat on low so the pesto doesn’t burn).

  • Step 2

    Crack the eggs into the pesto, season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Let the egg cook slowly until it’s cooked to your liking. Once done, sprinkle with red chili flakes.

  • Step 4

    Enjoy the eggs on their own or spread each piece of toast with a layer of ricotta, mashed avocado, and top two fried eggs. Serve!