10 Minute Lunches, Breakfast, Egg Dishes, Recipes

10 Minute Lunch #1: Fried Eggs on Pesto Parmesan Toast

10 Minute Lunches. The solution to my problem and yours–the ever-challenging quest of finding a quick, tasty lunch to eat at home during a busy day. A lunch that is better than those mystery leftovers or that boring sandwich you could make. A real lunch, instead of random handfuls of cereal and trail mix. [Or spoonfuls of peanut butter or “small” bowls of kettle chips (just one more) or xyz that is okay in moderation, just not as standard lunch fare.] 10 Minute Lunches is a new series here that I hope is helpful, and can of course be adapted for quick meals any time of the day. Don’t expect complex, 15 ingredient recipes or long preparation/cooking time. These lunches will be things you can really make during a break from the workday. Most are so simple that they are non-recipes. Pictures will be complements of Instagram… cause I gotta get back to work too! So if that sounds good, read on, friends!

Fried Eggs on Pesto Parmesan ToastFried Eggs on Pesto Parmesan Toast. Sounds like a mouthful… and while it is [yup, no denying it], it is really easy to assemble and contains lots of fresh ingredients for a filling, healthy break to your day. Much better than regular eggs and toast, without much more effort. Simply make some whole grain toast and fancify it beyond butter with parmesan and pesto. Add some leafy greens like spinach, top with protein-packed eggs and sit down to enjoy your meal. Spilling several spoonfuls of parmesan on the floor, flinging a pesto-covered knife across the kitchen, and breaking an egg yolk while flipping are completely optional.

What do you like for lunch at home? What about at work? I need ideas!

Fried Eggs on Pesto Parmesan Toast

  • Servings: 1
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  • 2 slices thick multigrain bread
  • 2 eggs
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • butter
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • pesto
  • fresh spinach


  • Toast bread lightly in toaster.
  • Prepare fried eggs as desired–I like mine just over medium, topping with a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper on top while cooking.
  • Butter toast and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Pop under the broiler for a minute or two, until golden. Then spread with pesto.
  • Top toast with spinach, and place egg on top.
  • Enjoy!

Time: 10 minutes or less.

Yield: 1 delicious lunch




20 thoughts on “10 Minute Lunch #1: Fried Eggs on Pesto Parmesan Toast”

  1. This is the kind of simplicity I need if I even try to make lunch (which I don’t, heh heh). I love fried eggs, and on a pesto-smeared piece of bread? Yes, please!


  2. Mmmm – eggs. I haven’t had them in too long. My lunches are all over the place. Sometimes they are leftovers, other times I cook big meals that I know no one else in my family will eat and enjoy a big lunch that totally ruins my appetite for dinner.


  3. I LOVE this new series. There are so many times I find myself staring inside my fridge at lunchtime with no idea what to eat and with the clock ticking away.

    Pesto always makes my tastebuds happy, as does runny egg yolk. This lunch sounds ideal!


  4. Sarah! Just made this for lunch and loved it. I’ve never put eggs and pesto together. So good! Can’t wait for more in this series!


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