Homemade beans on toast recipe

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Hearty homemade beans on toast makes a great breakfast or brunch. This simple recipe takes baked beans and takes them to the next level

Homemade beans on toast, low calorie meals
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Five A DayThree
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories360 Kcal18%
Sugar9.4 g10%
Fat13.1 g19%
Saturated Fat6 g30%
Salt0.4 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein14.8 g30%
Carbohydrates44.9 g17%
Salt0.4 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Homemade beans on toast are not just for brunch. This speedy 20 minute meal (opens in new tab) is just 360 calories per serving.

Homemade beans on toast are a filling meal. The beans are packed full of protein, making it an ideal option for lunch or dinner too. We served our beans on slices of fresh sourdough. Swap for wholemeal bread, or even just simply on a slice of classic white bread instead.


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 150g baby cherry tomatoes
  • 400g tin butter beans, drained
  • 415g tin Heinz Five Beanz in tomato sauce
  • Handful parsley
  • 4 slices buttered toast




  1. Gently heat the olive oil in a large frying pan with the onion and garlic for 5 mins, until softened.
  2. Quarter the cherry tomatoes and tip into the pan. Gently cook down for 5 mins, then stir through the butter beans and Heinz Five Beanz and continue cooking for 3-4 mins.
  3. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then stir through the parsley. Pour the bean mixture over hot buttered toast and serve.

Top tips for making homemade beans on toast

Add 2tbsp BBQ sauce to give this a Texan twist - and if you want to leave out the toast, you can serve it as a side to roast chicken or any barbecued meat.

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