NZ Woman's Weekly

Baked bean nests

Baked bean nests
  • Servings

  • Courses


These old-fashioned favourites are so simple to make for breakfast or for after-school munchies, and are ideal for a shared lunch at school.

Of course, you can swap the beans for spaghetti or even try bacon and egg.

  • 12 slices wholegrain sandwich bread
  • Soft butter or margarine
  • 1 can baked beans, lightly drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup tasty cheese, grated

1 Preheat the oven to 180oC. Butter the bread slices generously and place a slice (buttered side against the tin) in each muffin hole, pushing down to create a flat bottom and sides like a nest.

2 Combine the baked beans, beaten egg and grated cheese, then spoon mix into the bread cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the bread is golden and the beans are set in the centre.

About Jo Wilcox

New Zealand Woman's Weekly food editor Jo Wilcox serves up tasty and easy to make dishes that your friends and family will love.

more of this author

Subscribe to the magazine

Fergie's back and better than ever!

In this week's issue of the New Zealand Woman's Weekly, Fergie’s back and the Queen’s new favourite!

New Zealand Woman's Weekly is the country's most-loved women's magazine, bringing a wide variety of news, stories, recipes and helpful hints to the home every week.

Subscribe now

Subscribe to our newsletters

Receive the latest celebrity news, recipes and beauty tips, delivered right to your inbox.