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Italian-style baked eggs

This recipe is so good for you that it has been awarded the M&S Eat Well sunflower - this means it meets strict nutritional criteria which are based on current Government guidelines for calories, fat, saturated fat, added sugar and salt. It also piles 3 of your 5 fruit/veg a day into one sitting.

  • 4.48 Star
  • Timer Prep 10 min
    Cook 20 min
  • Chart 490.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Easy


Dice the aubergines into 2cm cubes. Finely chop the red onions. Crush the garlic cloves. Drain and rinse the tinned cannellini beans.


  1. 1 Spray a non-stick frying pan with a little oil and sit over a high heat. Fry the aubergine for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until golden and slightly softened.
  2. 2 Stir in the onion, garlic, tomatoes, beans and half the pesto; season and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  3. 3 Make indents into the mixture and crack an egg into each one. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the eggs are set to your liking.
  4. 4 Drizzle over the remaining pesto and scatter with the Parmesan and basil.

33 Reviews

  • Kirsty

    Really easy and very tasty. Top marks!

  • Katherine

    Made this for a big family brunch over the holidays. Everyone loved it. I just added more eggs to the recipe and it worked really well

  • Matt

    Really easy to make and tastes great. I added a bit of seasoning as well which really lifted it. I will be making his again soon.

  • Millie

    What a superb recipe. So simple and straight forward to make, I love the Mediterranean diet!! I did add a grilled chicken breast with it ) and had some wild black rice. (Minus the cheese). Delicious supper. Thank you M&S another stunning effort. I am loving these recipes you are putting on your app!

  • Rebecca John-Lewis

    Fantastic little recipe very easy to make, healthy and full of flavour. Would recommend and will be doing again.

  • Kathryn

    Really great dish! I love the incorporation of so many vegetables and beans (usually I add in a few more like sweet potato) - it makes a wonderfully wholesome, healthy meal.

  • Rachel

    Really tasty quick dinner, added some smoked bacon lardons too. Everyday store cupboard ingredients so will definitely make again!

  • Ella

    Fail safe!

  • Kathryn

    Delicious, very simple, quick and a nice change. Really enjoyed this dish.

  • Gez

    Delicious. I would just say check the pesto sauce. Not all are vegetarian.

  • Jade

    Made this for a filling brunch and it was really delicious. We served it onto of the San Fransisco bread which was a really nice addition.

  • Jessica

    Loved it, will make again definitely! So tasty and easy to make. Will omit the aubergine next time because none of us actually like aubergine but that's just our preference. Highly recommend!

  • Bertie

    Great recipe. Quick, healthy and very tasty. Easy to change the ingredients to suit, or add variety e.g I added diced polish smoked sausage once and it was great. The basic recipe is now a firm favourite, thank you M&S .

  • Keefie

    Great recipe ! My better half is a Veggie & she loved it. Fully endorse the previous comments re tweeking the ingredients, I swapped the Aubergine for Chestnut Mushrooms. mmmmmm !!

  • Sion277

    Really enjoyed making and eating this. I used courgette as a substitute for the aubergine and it worked well, quite healthy if you the pesto and Parmesan to a minimum, no complaints.

  • Alison

    Very tasty. Lovely served with sausages!

  • Ratinder

    Delicious..loved it. Will be making it again

  • Jeff Jones

    Disappointing - not really worth the effort will not be trying this recipe again.

  • Sarah

    It was ok, had it with sausages, nice to try something different. It lacked something I couldn't pick my finger on. The recipe states for two but the portions were massive so if I were to do this again I'd reduce the recipe. A little bland just to have a big bowl alone.

  • Kimsmum

    Super! My very first time cooking something from the app and it's like magic. Really good food and easy to make. Will definitely cook again. Great idea for a quick dinner after a long day.

  • Jordan Kendall

    Really tasty dish. Great as a healthier alternative to a fry up. Also, I served mine with brown toast.. Absolutely perfect match!

  • Annie

    I used good quality timed tomatoes, decent pesto and added capers, swapped to white kidney beans and cooked the aubergine a lot longer and we loved this dish, lovely flavours working together. Though huge portions for 2 persons!

  • Tina

    Just had this dish for dinner & I thoroughly enjoyed it! Ingredients were well balanced and matching perfectly for great taste (I used just half the beans). I also added a bit of salt, more extra virgin olive oil, a dash of Italian mix herbs (as that suited my taste and elevated the dish more). I do agree that it's plenty for 2 people esp. if you have a starter/salad. P.S. Suspect it would go really well with some toasted bread for mopping up if you leave some more juices and runny yolk.

  • Really Yummy Dish!

    We had this between two people for a brunch meal. Couldn't fault it, tastes delicious and is very filling. I did add some sausages to it and had some crusty bread to mop up the juices and dip in the egg. Simple recipe but 5* quality

  • Daniel W

    Really tasty and easy to make. I used chopped tomatoes with chilli for a little extra flavour.

  • AC55

    One of our favourites! Pancetta works really well in this recipe if you prefer a bit of meat. Easy to cook and enough for three.

  • Anna Nicholas

    Needed much spicing up, not to my taste, would have been better without the eggs.

  • R.P 90

    Lovely dish however added salt, pepper, oregano and chilli to spice and flavour this dish up! Had this for brunch...think this would also be good for dinner with garlic bread! Given this 4* as had to add my own spices in for extra flavour.

  • Denis

    Very tasty - I left the aubergine out and saved half the mixture to split over two days' breakfasts. The mixture was drying out before the eggs finished cooking so I had to flip them. I think tomorrow I'll just poach my eggs and reheat the mixture in the microwave to save on time and mess. I still felt there was something missing - next time I might cook it with a bit of pancetta or garlicky Italian sausage, or perhaps just serve with toasted, garlic-rubbed ciabatta.

  • Lo

    Have cooked this many times. Very easy and very tasty. If cooking for one you can reheat and add the fresh eggs when you reheat it. Yummy

  • Bridget

    Added black pudding to recipe Yummy

  • Holly

    I am 10 years old and I made this for my family of 4 ... It was a big hit and everyone had clear plates, and full bellies. I added chilli and chickpeas instead of the cannelloni beans, and used 3 aubergines instead of 2, it made it REALLY good. Really easy to make - great instructions.

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  • Average per serving
  • Calories 490.0kCal
  • Fat20.3g
  • Saturated5.9g
  • Salt0.7g
  • Carbohydrates
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