Pesto and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

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Add some pizzazz to breakfast with basil pesto!

Don’t let busy mornings keep you from enjoying a crispy, flavorful breakfast. This Pesto and Egg Breakfast Sandwich makes the perfect grab-and-go meal as you dash out the door. This hand-held recipe features two ingredients that form a crave-worthy combo: eggs and pesto. Yummy basil pesto blends beautifully with runny egg yolks, but the delicious duo doesn’t stand alone. Two toasted and sturdy English muffins make this sandwich hearty and filling. To finish, top the eggs with meaty flavor and crunchy texture by adding turkey bacon.

This recipe packs a hefty punch of protein, thanks to the eggs and the turkey. This means it’ll fill you up and keep you satisfied, energized, and focused for hours on end. At the same time, the scrumptious sandwich will help curb those pesky pre-lunchtime cravings that are difficult to ignore. Not to mention, you can make this recipe with your own homemade pesto sauce! Check out our Basil & Spinach Pesto and Basil Pesto with Roasted Pecans. With just 4 ingredients and super simple instructions, this melt-in-your-mouth breakfast recipe is a cinch to whip up and oh-so-satisfying.

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Pesto and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Enjoy a hot and savory morning meal even while in a hurry with this delicious breakfast sandwich recipe.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 2 whole-wheat English muffins
  • 2 teaspoons basil pesto sauce
  • 2 eggs large, poached or over-easy
  • 2 strips turkey bacon nitrate-free, cooked and crumbled


  • Slice each English muffin in half and toast to desired done-ness. Spread the sliced side of each with the basil pesto. Place one poached egg on each of the bottom English muffin slices, sprinkle with turkey bacon, and place the top slice on to the sandwich pesto side down.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 611mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 13
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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