Savoury bread and butter pudding recipe for £1.07 per portion

I am not a great cook, so this brilliantly easy savoury bread and butter pudding is perfect for a tasty, economical midweek meal or Saturday tea.

The recipe was sent to me by Big & Fresh Eggs. I must admit, I was already a fan as they are great for feeding hungry families due to the larger size of the egg, meaning they are good value. Their eggs are in Morrisons, Tesco and Asda, so I priced them up using mostly own brand products from Tesco and Asda to see how cheap I could make the recipe. See the chart below and enjoy:


  • 40g butter
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 8 thin slices white bread, cut in half
  • 100g roast ham, chopped
  • 175g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 Big & Fresh eggs
  • 450ml milk
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / fan oven 170°C / Gas Mark 5. Grease a 1.5 litre baking dish with a knob of butter.

2. Melt the rest of the butter in a frying pan and gently fry the spring onions over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until softened.

3. Arrange half the bread over the base of the baking dish. Scatter the spring onions on top with all the ham and half the grated cheese. Layer the remaining bread on top.

4. Beat the eggs, add the milk and season with salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the bread. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the surface and add the cherry tomatoes. If you have time, cover and leave to stand for 10-20 minutes.

5. Remove the cover from the pudding and bake for 30-35 minutes, until puffed-up and golden brown. Serve at once.

Cook’s tips: This is a great recipe for using up bread that’s 2-3 days old, as its drier texture soaks up the egg mixture to give great results.

Serves 4  / Prep time: 20 minutes / Cook time 35 minutes

This recipe was made using Big & Fresh eggs, for more information and delicious recipes visit

Ingredient Stockist Overall price Price of amount used
3 Big & Fresh Eggs Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons £2.25 for a box of ten £0.75
50g Butter Tesco £0.98 £0.17
1 bunch spring onions ASDA £0.50 £0.50

8 thin slices white bread Tesco £0.47 £0.23
100g roast ham ASDA £1.70 £0.85
175g mature cheddar cheese Tesco £2.90 £1.16
450ml milk ASDA £0.49 £0.24
8 cherry tomatoes ASDA £1.00 £0.40
TOTAL £4.30

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