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Pesto Eggs // Recipe Series: Eggs Plus

A quick, easy, tasty meal or snack that dirties very few things. Part of the recipe series Eggs Plus. I make something like this for myself during the day most days.

Servings: 1

Keywords: eggs, Keto, Paleo, fewer dirty dishes, gestational diabetes, cooking for one, singles meals, quick mom meals, quick active parent meals, fast & fit

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 6 mins




  • 1 drizzle olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pesto (pre-made, store bought)
  • 1 dusting Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano cheese (parmesan cheese)
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper


  1. Drizzle a little olive oil into the pan and fry up that egg the way you like it. Add salt.
  2. Put the ricotta in your bowl. Add some salt to taste.
  1. Lay your egg on top of the ricotta in the bowl.
  1. Add pesto on top of the egg.
  1. Add your preferred amount of fresh ground pepper.
  2. Dust with some parmesan.
  1. Eat! You're done!


This recipe uses pesto, which I buy pre-made. Trader Joe's has a good one, but any will do. We aren't going for the extra credit here and trying to make our own. We're just trying to stay alive and enjoy it a bit.