ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Pesto and Prosciutto Poached Egg Sandwiches

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Our method of poaching eggs produces great results. Break the raw eggs into custard cups, then set them in simmering water. Because the eggs cook inside the cups, they come out perfectly round. Use pasteurized eggs for safety, or cook regular eggs eight minutes or until well done.


  • 4 pasteurized large eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 teaspoons commercial pesto
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 4 multigrain English muffins, lightly toasted
  • 1 ounce very thin slices prosciutto
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 270
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 9.4 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 15.2 g
  • carbohydrate 31.5 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 219 mg
  • iron 3.2 mg
  • sodium 522 mg
  • calcium 194 mg

How to Make It

  1. Add water to a large skillet, filling two-thirds full; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer. Break eggs into each of 4 (8-ounce) custard cups coated with cooking spray. Place custard cups in simmering water in pan. Cover pan; cook 4 minutes or until yolk is just set or until desired degree of doneness. Remove custard cups from water.

  2. Combine pesto and 4 teaspoons water. Spread 1 teaspoon pesto mixture on cut side of each of 4 English muffin halves. Divide prosciutto evenly among 4 English muffin halves.

  3. Run a small rubber spatula around outside edge of each custard cup; slide 1 egg onto each muffin half. Sprinkle eggs evenly with pepper, and drizzle each egg with 1 teaspoon remaining pesto mixture. Top with remaining muffin halves, cut side down. Serve immediately.