Baked Eggs with Pesto and Cheese

Delicious and easy baked eggs with pesto and cheese for those mornings when you fancy a hot and savory breakfast. Gluten-free and low-carb.

Delicious and easy baked eggs with pesto and cheese for those mornings when you fancy a hot and savory breakfast. Gluten-free and low-carb.

My family loves eggs for breakfast so we often have eggs as part of our meal. I personally grew up eating a lot of eggs for breakfast as I never had a bowl of cereal growing up. It was always either rice or bread and what else is the perfect pair for either? For my family from the Philippines, it’s eggs, particularly fried eggs. I guess this explains why I prefer a savory and hot breakfast over a cold and sweet one.

Delicious and easy baked eggs with pesto and cheese for those mornings when you fancy a hot and savory breakfast. Gluten-free and low-carb.

I recently made baked tomatoes with pesto and feta cheese and getting inspiration from that I decided to make this baked eggs. It’s so simple to make with very little effort. While you need to saute some onions in the beginning, if you’re not bothered with it you can skip that and simply assemble everything in the skillet and bake. I sometimes use canned crushed tomatoes when I don’t have any fresh ones so it’s also convenient in this regard. It’s also versatile as you can add your favorite herbs tor extra flavor. Certainly, it’s a great recipe for brunch.

Delicious and easy baked eggs with pesto and cheese for those mornings when you fancy a hot and savory breakfast. Gluten-free and low-carb.

And….if you’re in a low-carb and gluten-free diet then this is perfect. In my case I enjoy this served on a bed of arugula and sprinkle a little more cheese on top. Enjoy!

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Baked Eggs with Pesto and Cheese

By: Manila Spoon

May 31, 2017

Delicious and easy baked eggs with pesto and cheese for those mornings when you fancy a hot and savory breakfast. Gluten-free and low-carb.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cups crushed or pureed Tomatoes
  • Store-bought or homemade Pesto, as needed
  • 4-6 Eggs
  • Cheese, as needed
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Saute the onion until softened. Pour in the crushed tomatoes. Stir everything then turn off the heat.
  2. Distribute the pesto all over the tomato sauce adding about 1-2 teaspoons per egg. I simply drop a teaspoon of pesto and I do not spread it around. Crack the eggs one by one distributing it evenly all over the tomato mixture. It is helpful to crack the eggs beforehand and simply scoop each as you distribute them on the skillet. You can do between 4-6 eggs depending on the size of your skillet.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese all over. You can use thin cheese strips or shredded cheese. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Baked for about 12-15 minutes or until eggs are set to your liking. Serve immediately sprinkling freshly chopped parsley all over, if desired.

Yield: 2-4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Delicious and easy baked eggs with pesto and cheese for those mornings when you fancy a hot and savory breakfast. Gluten-free and low-carb.

 

13 Comments

  1. June 1, 2017 / 4:49 am

    I love eggs, and this looks really yummy! Reminds me of the egg cups one of my friends often bakes for breakfast when we have sleepovers. ^_^ I bet this would be really yummy with some Italian bread. 😀

    Thanks so much for the recipe!

  2. June 2, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    That looks like my perfect weekend breakfast.. I love something similar with fresh tomatoes called Shakshuka. Love the addition of pesto. Yum.

  3. June 2, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    That looks like a perfect weekend breakfast. I love something similar called Shakshuka made with fresh tomatoes. Love the addition of pesto.

  4. June 3, 2017 / 2:54 am

    I grew up with the same kind of food – we ate eggs a lot, especially fried eggs over fried rice! These baked eggs look delicious and I love the pesto with it. It reminds me of Shakshuka, which I really love.

  5. June 3, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    This is my kind of breakfast. In fact ….. we often have eggs for dinner too. This delicious recipe would work for both. You can never go wrong with nutritious eggs.

  6. June 3, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I definitely love a savory breakfast as opposed to sweet. This sounds like such a great combination. Going need to add this to my list to make.

  7. June 3, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    What a great combination of eggs, tomatoes with pesto…I'd say its one of my favorite and I can so see myself making this quick recipe fr breakfast brunch or late lunch.

  8. June 3, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    What a great dish for a brunch gathering! I love that you can feed the whole family at once with this dish.

  9. June 4, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    This great dish with eggs, tomato and pesto. homemade pesto is more better. I would like to have this dish for my breakfast. I haven't tired cheese and egg combo. Need to try it.

  10. June 5, 2017 / 2:04 am

    HEAVENLY! I absolutely love baked eggs and pesto, so I can only imagine that the combination would be perfect. Can't wait to try it!

  11. June 5, 2017 / 11:32 am

    What a great looking recipe!! Yes! I would have eggs every morning for breakfast, or lunch, or dinner. I really like the use of the sauce and pesto for additional flavor and it is very clever of you to include the arugula for additional nutrition. Great Recipe — I'm adding arugula to my grocery list.

  12. June 5, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I have never experienced these ingredients together before, but I will certainly be adding it to the list. This looks delicious!!

  13. June 5, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I have never experienced these ingredients together before, but I will certainly be adding it to the list. This looks delicious!!

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