This recipe for Sausage & Egg Breakfast Sandwiches is not only easy to make, they're super filling and and can be made ahead of time.
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What is a breakfast sandwich?
A breakfast sandwich typically consists of items consumed for breakfast: eggs, bacon/sausage, bread and American cheese.
One of the most well-known breakfast sandwiches is McDonald's sausage egg McMuffin.
Why you'll love this recipe
I make these breakfast sandwiches for my family frequently, and they love it.
It's an easy recipe, easily customizable to what you have on hand.
My version includes hashbrown/potato patties, which adds a little extra texture to the sandwiches and makes them super filling.
They're great for when you're on-the-run, and need a hand-held, portable meal.
These sandwiches are freezer-friendly.
Ingredients you'll need
- English muffins: you can also use biscuits, bagels, croissants, mini pancakes, or even toast
- breakfast sausage patties: or turkey sausage, bacon, back bacon/Canadian bacon, ham, or deli meat
- eggs: you can do scrambled eggs, over-easy or sunny-side for a runny yolk; you can also use just egg whites too
- cheese: any cheese of your choice, such as cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack
- hashbrown potato patties: baked; optional, but really makes the sandwich pop
How to make sausage & egg breakfast sandwiches
Split the English muffins in half with a fork or knife.
Toast the English muffin halves.
Cook the eggs according to your preference.
Heat the breakfast sausage patties (microwave or warm them in a skillet, or oven).
Layer a slice of cheese, a sausage patty, egg and hashbrown onto the bottom half of the toasted English muffin.
Replace the other half of the English muffin and enjoy.
How to serve & reheat
Enjoy the Sausage & Egg Breakfast Sandwich while warm.
You can reheat the sandwiches in the toaster oven, microwave, or convection oven.
How to store
If enjoying on-the-go, individually wrap each sandwich in aluminum foil.
You can store cooled sandwiches wrapped up in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Freeze the individually-wrapped breakfast sandwiches for up to 1 month (in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container).
Other additions to your sandwich
Often times, I like to add a little greenery and veggies to my breakfast sandwich.
Feel free to add:
- sliced avocado
- sliced cucumber
- sliced jalapenos
- roasted red pepper
- tomato slices
If reheating the breakfast sandwich at a later time, place these additions after warming it up.
For circular, round eggs, cook them in a lightly greased cookie cutter to keep their shape (about the same diameter as your sausage patty).
A quick way to cook eggs: crack the egg into a microwave-safe bowl (about the same size as your sausage patty), poke the egg yolk, cover with a lid and microwave for about 30-45 seconds, depending on your microwave's power.
You can easily customize these breakfast sandwiches however you like: turn them into small pancake sandwiches, or waffle sandwiches. (My kids love these!)
If you're doing a large batch, you can cook the hashbrown patties and the sausage patties at the same time in the oven for convenience.
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Sausage & Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
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- Split the English muffins in half with a fork or knife.
- Toast the English muffin halves.
- Cook the eggs according to your preference.
- Heat the breakfast sausage patties (microwave or warm them in a skillet, or oven).
- Layer a slice of cheese, a sausage patty, egg and hashbrown onto the bottom half of the toasted English muffin.
- Replace the other half of the English muffin and enjoy.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.