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Leftover bubble and squeak with poached egg

By BaxterStorey 18 Apr 2023

Suitable for vegetarian and gluten-free diets with only 376 calories per serving.

This is a classic British brunch dish that makes for a delicious lunch or dinner idea for two. Instead of throwing away your leftover vegetables and mashed potatoes from that Sunday roast, turn them into a delicious, savoury Bubble and Squeak. 

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves 2


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 100g spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 425g mash potatoes
  • 150g leftover veg, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, plus extra for serving
  • 20g butter
  • 2 eggs


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan set over a low-medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Meanwhile, put the spinach in a colander and pour over a kettleful of freshly boiled water to wilt. Cool under the cold tap, then squeeze dry and roughly chop.
  2. In a bowl, combine the onion and garlic, mash & chopped up veg paprika, spinach and a little seasoning. Mix well.
  3. In the same frying pan, melt the butter over a medium heat. Add the mash mixture in two halves, shaping into flattened patties with a spatula. Cook for 6-8 mins on each side, until golden and crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then crack in the eggs at separate sides of the pan and cook for 4 mins.
  5. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. To serve, top each bubble and squeak with a poached egg and sprinkle with a little extra paprika.
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