• Serves 4
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


This is a great breakfast/brunch recipe that is healthy, nutritionally balanced and is suitable for the whole family. It will keep you feeling full and energised all morning.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Spanish Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 2 Anchovies, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil chopped
  • 1 Small Red Chilli (optional)
  • 1 Punnet Cherry Tomato, halved (used tinned if you like)
  • 1 x 400g tin Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2-4 tbsp Parsley, chopped, for serving
  • 4 Eggs


  1. In a medium sized frying pan heat the olive oil, onion and garlic, till golden brown. Approx. 5 minutes
  2. Mix through the anchovies, tomatoes and basil. Cook for 5-10 minutes on a low heat.
  3. Add the beans and season. Let the ingredients thicken slightly this will take 10 minutes
  4. Make 4 wells in the mixture and using the back of a spoon break the egg over the spoon, into each gap. Cook for 4-5 minutes with the lid on, keeping the yolk runny.
  5. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve in the frying pan on the table and spoon into individual bowls.

  • no anchovies for me and no runny yolks


  • Mmm sounds great with loads of flavour and simple, thanks!


  • I’d leave out the anchovies and chilli but the rest is good. Thanks for the recipe.


  • great brekky recipe – I love the use of beans, I love eating them, but forget about them often…


  • I love this brunch recipe, a dish you can have prepared in advance & able to sit down & enjoy with friends. Thanks!


  • Oh, the anchovies were a surprise with this recipe – reckon this sounds like a great dish to make.


  • Ooh, I love the protein and mix of ingredients in this recipe. I’d probably leave out the chilli, but think this could be a much loved meal in our home.


  • Yummy. I need to make this. Thank you


  • Mmmm, we love our eggs this way. We make something like this without the Anchovies and with some more veggies and cheese added.


  • This would go down well for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

    • LOL! Very true, would have this meal at any of these times! :)


  • Looks delish for breakfast – many thanks to you!


  • This looks truly yummy! I like canellini beans


  • It looks good. I love cannellini beans!


  • Great for brunch during the cooler winter months.


  • Yum! Thanks for posting. I love using beans in recipes and my kids love them too which is a bonus!


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