Pesto Egg Bacon Cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 egg cups

These pesto egg bacon cups are my take on “green eggs and ham.” They are easy, portable, and delicious. They are great as a grab-and-go breakfast or for serving at a holiday brunch celebration. You can easily scale this recipe to make as many egg cups as you want - each one has one slice of bacon, an egg, and a few teaspoons of pesto.

photo of green eggs and ham pesto bacon cups

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 slices precooked bacon (see note)
  • 12 tsp pesto divided (3 teaspoons per egg)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease muffin molds. Line interior of muffin molds with a ring of bacon.

  2. For runny yolks: Crack and egg into the middle of each bacon ring. Remove approximately half of the egg white. This will ensure the egg whites will cook through while the yolks are still runny. For harder cooked yolks you can use all of the egg white.

  3. Spoon 1 teaspoon of pesto into each bacon cup, placing it on top of an area with a lot of egg white surface. Bake cups for about 7-8 minutes or until egg white is set and yolks are still runny (or longer if you want the yolks to be fully cooked). 

  4. Spoon an additional 2 teaspoons of pesto on top before serving.

Notes:

  • I buy precooked bacon at Costco. You can also use completely raw bacon, but you will have to precook it until it's almost done before you assemble the egg cups.
Nutrition Facts
Pesto Egg Bacon Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 egg cup)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 366mg 15%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 12.2%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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