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Homemade Baked Beans

Almost as easy as baked beans from the can but a whole lot tastier

20 mins
9 ingredients
$2 / person
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Homemade Baked Beans



Serves = 4

  • 400g can chopped or crushed tomatoes
  • 400g can cannellini beans
  • 1 tbsn tomato paste (no added salt)
  • 1 cup butternut pumpkin, grated
  • 1 small leek
  • 1 tbsn extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh sage
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 8 slices wholegrain bread

It’s this easy

  • Remove the ends of the leek and finely slice
  • Remove the skin of the pumpkin and grate
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or small pot and add the leek to cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, pumpkin, sage and brown sugar and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes or until the pumpkin is softened
  • Add the beans and cook for another 2 minutes or until it is heated through
  • Cook the toast and top with the baked beans


  • Sprinkle with cheese when serving
  • Add other vegetables e.g. capsicum or baby spinach


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (1706kJ)
  • Protein (17.7g)
  • Total fat (12.1g)
  • Saturated fat (1.7g)
  • Carbohydrate (49.6g); Starch (39.4g), Sugars (10.2g), Added sugars (0.8g), Free sugars (0.8g)
  • Dietary fibre (14.7g)
  • Sodium (554mg)
  • Calcium (202mg)
  • Iron (4.9mg)


Contains: Gluten, Sesame, Soy, Wheat, FODMAPs.
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