Parmigiano Scrambled Eggs with Greek Yogurt and Pesto

This is one of the best -- and simplest! -- breakfasts I've ever made. There are just 4 ingredients: eggs, cheese, Greek yogurt, and pesto.

The flavors go together SO. WELL, and it only takes 1 pan. I really think you'll enjoy it.

It's the "Tuesday" option on my list of 5 weekday breakfast bowls

Parmesan Scrambled Eggs with Greek Yogurt and Kale Pesto via 312food

You can use store-bought pesto, or make it at home if you want to kick things up a notch. I've linked a kale & basil pesto recipe below in case you want to try that. Enjoy!



  • Butter or oil 
  • 3 eggs
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese*, thinly grated 
  • 1/4 sliced avocado
  • Pesto (store-bought or homemade**)

*If you want the BEST & most authentic, get cheese that has "Parmesiano-Reggiano" stenciled on the rind. They'll have it in almost any cheese section; I got mine at Mariano's for ~$7


For the parmigiano scrambled eggs:

  1. Heat butter or oil in nonstick pan; reduce heat to med-low
  2. Break 3 eggs directly into pan. After ~30 seconds, take a soft spatula to eggs and scramble them up (note: following these steps gives you a mix of yellows and whites in your eggs)
  3. After ~1 min, add a big handful of thinly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  4. Remove the pan from heat just before the eggs are done -- when they are still slightly liquid-y. Place a lid on the pan for 1-2 minutes to let the eggs finish cooking from the steam+heat of the pan. 

For the pesto:

  • If you use store-bought pesto, you can skip this step
  • **If you want to make your own pesto, I recommend this Vitamix recipe. I'm going to post my own variation soon! It's super delicious, and you can freeze the extra -- but note it is a little bit expensive to make at home.


  1. Add eggs, avocado, and a heaping scoop of Greek yogurt (I used FAGE full-fat Greek yogurt) to any bowl
  2. Drizzle pesto on top
  3. Enjoy!

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I hope you like this simple weekday breakfast - the Tuesday recipe in my week of healthy, simple breakfast bowls!

If you do, please share it. You can also check out my other weekday breakfast bowl ideas by clicking the image below.

Thanks! -Erin

5 weekday breakfast bowls by 312food

Parmigiano Scrambled Eggs with Greek Yogurt and Pesto -- simple weekday breakfast recipe by 312food

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