Homemade beans on toast recipe

(56 ratings)

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 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.

You might also like...

Low calorie meals: Dinners under 500 calories

Brunch recipes

Homemade baked beans

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies