Poached Eggs Caprese


These caprese eggs are a delicious dish inspired by eggs Benedict with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 English muffin, split

  • 4 (1 ounce) slices mozzarella cheese

  • 1 tomato, thickly sliced

  • 4 teaspoons pesto

  • salt to taste


  1. Fill a large saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in vinegar and 2 teaspoons of salt, and keep water at a gentle simmer.

  2. While waiting for water to simmer, place a slice of mozzarella cheese and a thick slice of tomato onto each English muffin half, and toast in a toaster oven until cheese softens and English muffin has toasted, about 5 minutes.

  3. Crack an egg into a small bowl. Holding the bowl just above water's surface, gently slip egg into simmering water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Poach eggs until whites are firm and yolks have thickened but are not hard, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and dab them on a kitchen towel to remove excess water.

  4. To assemble, place a poached egg on top of each English muffin. Spoon a teaspoon of pesto sauce onto each egg and sprinkle with salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
25g Fat
32g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 412mg 137%
Sodium 3093mg 134%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 680mg 52%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 388mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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