January 29, 2023

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Our Fave Breakfast Sandwich (Make Ahead)

Why wait in line for breakfast when you can make a hot & hearty breakfast sandwich at home any way you like it?

Supercharge the day with these tasty sandwiches made with egg, sausage (or ham), and plenty of melty cheddar cheese on a crisped English muffin.

Eat it hot or grab-and-go, these breakfast sandwiches are worth getting up for!

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An Easy Grab-and-Go Breakfast

Jimmy Dean, Starbucks, and Mcdonald’s all have their own versions but we love homemade breakfast sandwiches best!

  • Eat it now or prep breakfast sandwiches ahead and freeze for busy mornings.
  • This is a recipe that can be tailored to everyone’s tastes (add bacon or skip the meat if you’d like)!
  • Save time and money, and “have it your way!” Assemble ahead and enjoy them at a sporting event, camping, or a day trip!
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Ingredients & Variations

Eggs – We use large eggs but egg substitutes will work too. Season, whisk and bake the eggs to make several sandwiches at once!

If you’d prefer, heat some butter in a skillet and make scrambled eggs or fried eggs with a runny yolk.

Sausage – Precooked or homemade sausage patties are excellent sandwich builders! Canadian bacon, leftover ham, or bacon works, too.

Cheese – Cheddar is the most common because of its sharp flavor. Try Gouda, gruyere, or even Pepper Jack.

English muffins – English muffins are the perfect-sized circle for the egg and ham. Swap up the bun and make a croissant sandwich or try biscuits or even waffles for a wafflewich!

Sauce for Breakfast Sandwiches: If you’d like to try a sauce, sweet relish is a great additon along with mayonnaise. Try an aoili or hummus.

Variations

Additions – Season the egg or stir in some hot sauce, chives, or green onions. Top with fresh tomato slices, caramelized onions, or some extra-crispy bacon.

  • TexMex: Add cheddar cheese, salsa, and guacamole.
  • Everything: Swap out the English muffin for a bagel, add a smear of cream cheese, and a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.
  • Low Carb: All of the ingredients for breakfast sandwiches are low-carb except for the muffins. For fewer calories and carbs, make a keto breakfast sandwich using keto bread or cloud bread!

How to Make Breakfast Sandwiches

  1. Season & whisk eggs. Bake in a 9×13 pan.
  2. Broil the split English muffins until browned.
  3. Top with cheese, sausage, and egg.
  4. Assemble and serve!

Storing Breakfast Sandwiches

  • Keep leftover breakfast sandwiches wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator until ready to reheat in the microwave.
  • For frozen, wrap them in plastic and place them in a zippered bag with the date written on the outside. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or toss them into a backpack or briefcase and they’ll be ready to reheat by lunchtime!
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Easy to Freeze!

  • To Freeze: Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap, label it with a date, and place wrapped sandwiches in a large freezer bag.
  • Write the date on the outside and pop them in the freezer!
  • To Cook From Frozen: Remove from plastic wrap and wrap in a paper towel. Microwave at 30% power for 30 seconds. Heat at full power for an additional 55-65 seconds or until heated through.
  • Or just place frozen in a lunchbox or backpack. By lunchtime, they’ll be thawed out and ready to heat!

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Classic Breakfast Sandwich

Make-ahead and freezer friendly for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 8 minutes

Total Time 18 minutes

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9 x 13″ pan.

  • In a mixing bowl whisk together eggs, milk and salt & pepper to taste.

  • Pour the egg mixture into the greased pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or just until the center is set.

  • Heat sausage patties according to the recipe or package directions.
  • Once eggs are out of the oven, turn on the broiler. Place muffins on a baking sheet, split side up and place under the broiler 2-3 minutes or until lightly crisped. Remove from the oven and top 6 of the halves with cheese.

  • Put the 6 halves with the cheese back under the broiler for 1 minute to melt the cheese.

  • Cut the egg into 6 long rectangular slices. Fold the rectangles in half and place on the 6 remaining muffin halves. Top with sausage.

  • Assemble the sandwich and serve!

Eggs can be scrambled if preferred.
To Freeze Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap, label with a date and place wrapped sandwiches in a large freezer bag.
Write the date on the outside and pop them in the freezer!
To Cook From Frozen Remove from plastic wrap, wrap in paper towel. Microwave at 30% power for 30 seconds. Heat at full power for an additional 45-60 seconds or until heated through.
Optional additions

  • Avocado slices
  • Tomato Slices
  • Arugula or fresh spinach

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Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 395 | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 319IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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