Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto | Healthy Breakfast

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Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto, seriously one of my healthy breakfast recipes |

The perfect healthy breakfast recipe that will keep you smiling all morning, Egg in a Bell Pepper Hole topped with Homemade Basil Pesto.

Do you ever have those moments out in public with your kids when you just have to smile?

So yesterday I had to go to the doctors office to get blood drawn, therefore Cason came with me, because basically once you have kids they are like an appendage and go everywhere with you. 🙂 Normally its fine when I go out to run errands but yesterday was a problem, it was raining like cccrrazy which equals mommy getting wet trying to keep little man dry.

“Trying” being the key word.

I probably looked like a goof attempting to get Cason out of his carseat while trying to hold an umbrella with my chin {which basically means it is not covering my head and was horizontal in which case I should have just put the umbrella down and got Cason} but ya know.. I like do to things the hard way. What can I say?

Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto, seriously one of my healthy breakfast recipes |

Anywho, as we were walking in, the umbrella didn’t do much good because the rain at that point was horizontal. When we finally got to the doors we were both pretty wet.

As soon as we walked through Cason shouted “I did it! I did it mommy! I made it!” At the time there were probably like 2-3 people walking out, they looked at me then at him and just smiled.

We got to the elevator and made our way up to the office, I opened the doors and again Cason shouted “Its rainy out der… I’m wet. I’m all wet. I made it…. oh mommy fishies!”

Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto, seriously one of my healthy breakfast recipes |

I seriously can’t help but smile when he is trying to let other people know whats going on with him or the excitement from communicating.

The entire time in the doctors office he was talking to the nurse letting her know that the doctor was going to “fix mommy and make her feel better”. Then because mommy got a band-aid after the blood draw Cason needed a band-aid.

As we were walking back out the doctors office through the waiting room now filled with people, he needed to leave his mark. “I got a band-aid” {he was twisting his arm to show everyone} “I got one… I got one like mommy.”

bahahaha… love his little heart.

Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto, seriously one of my healthy breakfast recipes |

That same excitement he had about making it through the rain and getting a band-aid is the type of excitement I have for this healthy breakfast dish today. Guys… Have you ever had Egg in a Hole?

I actually never have, but was always intrigued by it.  Typically they make it with bread and cut a whole in the middle then cook the egg in the hole… hence the name Egg in a Hole. 🙂

I wanted to make it a little healthier, so I made it with a bell pepper as the “hole” and let me tell you… seriously amazing!

I learned a trick too. Normally I like my eggs over easy so that the yoke is still a little runny. But because you can’t exactly flip this “egg in a hole” once its… in the hole… to cook the top you just put a cover over your eggs and let it steam the top. {if you don’t have a cover for your pan… which I didn’t for the pan I used just improvise and use tin foil as a makeshift cover, works like a charm}

Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto, seriously one of my healthy breakfast recipes |

Once the eggs are all cooked, top it with a homemade basil pesto and viola!

One amazing Egg in a Hole creation that you will be swooning over all morning! We have actually had this for dinner a couple times now too.. yes we are that addicted!

And you will be too!

Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto, seriously one of my healthy breakfast recipes |

Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto, seriously one of my healthy breakfast recipes |


Egg in a Hole with Basil Pesto

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 eggs 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Vegetarian



  • 12 eggs
  • 1 red pepper, sliced whole (in 1/4″ circles)
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced whole (in 1/4″ circles)
  • Homemade Basil Pesto


  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium heat.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to pan. Next add pepper rings. Saute for 1 minute.
  3. Crack one egg in each pepper ring, put cover on pan.
  4. Saute eggs for 2-3 minutes, for over easy.
  5. Serve with Basil Pesto.


  • Serving Size: 1 egg
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Protein: 8 g

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  1. “once you have kids they are like an appendage” … haha this made me chuckle. I knew I had to stop by and check out this recipe as I saw it floating around all over social media! This is such a fantastic idea and I’m dying over that basil pesto! Pinned!

    1. haha.. once you have kiddos you’ll understand girl. 🙂 Its a good appendage though, not one that you would want to cut off. Not that I want to cut off any of my appendanges now… ugh.. I’ll just stop. 🙂 haha

      Hope you get a chance to make this dish… it’s incredible and so ridiculously easy!

    1. I wish I had them growing up, such a fun breakfast and with the healthy swap outs for this one it is totally my new favorite breakfast. 🙂

      Ok, our kiddos are like a month apart. My son turned 2 in April. 🙂

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