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Easy Low-Carb Pesto Scrambled Eggs

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Everyone should know how to make perfect scrambled eggs. This recipe shows how with just a little twist you can bring big flavours to your food and have something different for breakfast. It's one of my go-to meals when I don't have time to cook. Try on top of halved and toasted Ultimate Keto Buns!

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Allergy information for Easy Low-Carb Pesto Scrambled Eggs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs2.6 grams
Protein20.4 grams
Fat41.5 grams
Calories468 kcal
Calories from carbs 2%, protein 18%, fat 80%
Total carbs3.3 gramsFiber0.7 gramsSugars1.4 gramsSaturated fat19.5 gramsSodium874 mg(38% RDA)Magnesium26 mg(6% RDA)Potassium327 mg(16% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter or ghee (15 ml)
  • 1 tbsp pesto (15 g/ 0.5 oz) - you can make your own pesto
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche or sour cream (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper and beat them well with a whisk or fork. Easy Low-Carb Pesto Scrambled Eggs
  2. Pour the eggs into a pan, add butter or ghee and turn the heat on. Easy Low-Carb Pesto Scrambled Eggs
  3. Keep on low heat while stirring constantly. Do not stop stirring as the eggs may get dry and lose the creamy texture. Add the pesto and mix in well. Easy Low-Carb Pesto Scrambled Eggs
  4. Take off the heat, spoon crème fraîche in and mix well with the eggs. Easy Low-Carb Pesto Scrambled Eggs
  5. This will help the eggs cool down and stop cooking while keeping the creamy texture. Easy Low-Carb Pesto Scrambled Eggs
  6. Place on a serving plate and try with sliced avocado on top or my Ultimate Keto Buns! Easy Low-Carb Pesto Scrambled Eggs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
1.1 g18.8 g14.3 g215 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g102 kcal
Avocado Pistachio Pesto, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
0.6 g0.5 g5.8 g57 kcal
Crème fraîche
0.9 g0.9 g9.9 g95 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
2.6 g20.4 g41.5 g468 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (15)

Its amazing how marketing can turn people into complete tools. People who pay 4x more for "free-range" eggs when there is no such thing. It's complete marketing to stupid people.

I am not sure where you are getting your information from but your comment is offensive and totally wrong. It says more about you than anyone else. Free-range is not a marketing term: Should I Buy Organic, Grass-Fed, and Pastured Animal Products?

I'm not Keto. And when I was looking for a recipe I wasn't even looking for a keto recipe. I was looking for something for Easter breakfast in bed for my girlfriend. This was great, and if you're not Keto English muffin is it great accompaniment to this. If I make this again I'll probably replace the avocado on top with tomato. It's just really really rich and the avocado adds to that, whereas I think the tomato would add a counter point of acidity.

Thank you Grayson, I'm glad to see some non-keto readers here too! 😊

I love pesto and am always looking for ways to use it.  This was DELICIOUS!
I had to use sour cream, too.  Still amazing.  Unfortunately I have no avocado, but sounds like a good thing to try in the future, too.
Thank you so much 😄

WOW!!! These eggs were amazing! What a great twist on scrambled eggs! I didn't have that fancy creme that the recipe called for it sour cream on hand, so I used cream cheese. It was phenomenal! I will definitely make this one again. Thank you!

Thank you Anna, I'm glad you liked it! Cream cheese is a good alternative 😊

I just made these eggs and they were amazingly very good.  I didn't have creme fraiche so I subbed with sour cream.  I have made pesto eggs before but never put in sour cream before and I like that addition.  I also used the frozen pesto sauce cubes.  Even my husband liked them.  At first he looked at his dish and said "so we're having green eggs and ham". No, green eggs and bacon!  Thank you for sharing this.

Hi Debbie, thanks for trying my recipe! Yes, both creme fraiche and soured cream work great!

My kids are DEVOURING these eggs as we speak. "These are awesome!!!" "Can we have these every day for breakfast?!" are two of the things the kids have shouted between bites. Thanks for a great recipe!!

Lisa that's fantastic! It's sometimes hard to please the little ones and I'm so happy they liked them! 😊

Huh, I make scrambled eggs all the time, but I've never thought of adding pesto before! (nutmeg, apple and cinnamon, or parsley have been my go-to seasonings). I'll have to give it a try though, it looks delicious. Thanks! I'm really happy to hear about your new book btw. Will it have recipes from your apps? As an android user I've not been able to have a look at them yet and I feel like I'm really missing out. 😊

Thank you Jenny! I haven't tried nutmeg and cinnamon - do you then use salt or a sweetener? Sounds interesting, I'll have to give it a try 😊 The book will contain a total of 150 recipes. 30 of these recipes are already in my apps - in my opinion I chose top 30 out of 238 currently found in the apps. The remaining 120 recipes in the book are new and not found anywhere else.

Sounds great. I'll definitely have to get a copy. As for my scrambled eggs, I just add a little salt or nothing at all - I never use sweeteners, since I find they keep my sugar cravings going.

Thank you Jenny! I totally agree on the sweeteners, they are sometimes better avoided. Although Erythritol is only 70% as sweet as sugar, I usually use less in my recipes. T think my palate has changed since going low-carb 😊