Egg-In-A-Nest Pesto Pizza

Try this Egg-In-A-Nest Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

My friend Katie’s new cookbook Rise & Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings comes out tomorrow an it’s just what you need if you want to shake up your breakfast game. I am need of it, are you??! I’ve been on a toast with butter kick for the past 4 months and I need to legit quit it. It’s not the kind of breakfast that keeps me full. As a result, I get hungry before lunch and find myself eating too much to compensate. Time to change that with a filling breakfast.

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

In the book there are LOADS of healthy breakfast recipes and this one immediate stood out because I love arugula AND egg on pizza.

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

For this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza, a pita is spread with fresh pesto. Cheese sprinkled on top of that. A nest is created with arugula. An egg is dropped into that nest and it all goes into the oven for some browning and crisping action. It’s blasphemous how easy it is. Breakfast game = stronger than ever. You just leveled up!

Let’s gather our ingredients:

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Pesto + pita

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Cheese on top.

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Arugula nest.

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Egg addition.

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Some nice toppings.

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Yes.

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Cut it up!

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

If I were to make this for Casey, I’d probably add some crumbled bacon, prosciutto or sausage. I’d probably add some feta + sun dried tomatoes to my next batch for me!

Other recipes from Rise & Shine I’m excited to try:

  • Turkish Toast
  • Strawberry Waffle Sandwich
  • Slow Cooker Cinnamon French Toast
  • Birdseed Bars

And if you’re a person like me who loves egg on pizza, you should try:

Egg-in-a-Nest Pesto Pizza

makes 1 or 2 servings

recipe from  Rise & Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

  • 1  7 inch whole grain pita bread (do not split in half)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil pesto
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup packed baby arugula
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch salt
  • pinch grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • pinch red pepper flakes, for serving

Preheat oven to 450F.

Put the pita bread on a baking sheet. Spread the pesto evenly over the top of the pita, coming to just shy of the edge. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the pesto. Lay the arugula on top of the cheese to form a ring of greens, leaving a space in the center that’s the size of a cooked egg. Crack the egg into the center of the pita so it drops into the space and the ring of the arugula holds the egg in place. Sprinkle with pinch salt and fresh cracked pepper over the top.

Put the pizza in the oven and bake until the egg is cooked to your liking. For a soft egg, cook until the white is just firm and the yolk is still soft, about 10 minutes. For a firm yolk, cook another 2 minutes or so. Finish with grated Parmesan and red pepper flakes.

Remove from the oven and cut into quarters.

(works well in the toaster oven!)

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  • Lori

    I love a savory breakfast! And, I’m especially into arugula these days. Never thought of it for breakfast, but love this idea!

  • Katie

    Awww! Thanks for sharing my recipe. This is a huge favorite in our house.

  • Kristin

    I made this for dinner tonight! It’s such a great dinner for one in the toaster oven.This is definitely a new go-to.

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  • Jackiee

    YUM! I love new breakfast ideas; this one sounds amazing. I have loads of basil, might just chiffonade and sprinkle instead of the prepared pesto.

    Also, totally OT, but wondering if you still like Floracopeia’s essential oils — I remember listening to the podcast when you went to their workshop. I want to dive in to the EO world, but gosh darn it’s hard to choose a company when there’s so much muck out there about all of them!

  • Lucy

    I made this for dinner last night and probably will again tonight. A few modifications I made are that I used “middle eastern flatbread” from Trader Joe’s (one of my fav things there) and shredded rotisserie chicken from Costco on top instead of the egg. So soooo good. :)

  • Mary

    I love how you incorporated the pesto, this looks so delicious!

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