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Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

These make ahead breakfast sandwiches make busy mornings a snap! Pull them from the freezer and you’ll enjoy a hot breakfast in just 4 minutes. Enjoy these English muffins with sausage, bacon, fluffy eggs, and cheese!

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A sausage egg and cheese Breakfast Sandwiches with a bite taken out of it and tater tots in the background.

Let’s face it. Breakfast meal prep makes mornings so much easier.

I love to prepare a whole stack of these on Sunday nights before a busy work week. I thank myself every single day after that.

BONUS: This is a very budget friendly breakfast. Last time I got breakfast at McDonald’s, I couldn’t believe how much it cost.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Eggs
  • Whole Milk
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Bacon
  • Sausage Patties
  • Butter
  • English Muffins- I like to get them from the bakery section so they’re super fresh. (And a little larger.)
  • American Cheese

breakfast ingredients on a baking tray for making freezer breakfast sandwiches

Wrapping Frozen Sandwiches in a Damp Paper Towel

  • The purpose of the damp paper towel is to prevent the sandwiches from becoming tough when microwaved and helps for more even heating.
  • If you don’t use the paper towel, I would recommend reheating on 50% power, covered. It may take longer to heat this way.

Breakfast Sandwiches For a Crowd

This is a great breakfast recipe for feeding a crowd. Feel free to make them fresh and serve them right away for a group.

Assemble the sandwiches as you normally would and pop them back in the oven until the cheese is melted! (Perhaps placing a layer of foil over the English muffins if you don’t want the tops to toast anymore.)

Enjoy your breakfast, friends!

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Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

4.64 from 11 votes
Crisp and buttery English muffins topped with fluffy eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheese. Easy to freeze ahead of time and heat in just 3 minutes!

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 3 sausage patties
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 English muffins*
  • 6 slices American cheese, (Velveeta slices work well)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly coat a 9 x 13 inch baking pan** with nonstick cooking spray. Add the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper and whisk until well combined. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until firm.
  • Meanwhile, place the bacon and sausage on a large baking pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, until they’re cooked through and the bacon is crispy. Dab the excess grease off once finished and set them aside.
  • Slice the English muffins and place on another large baking sheet. Brush butter evenly over the top of each slice, and bake for 5-8 minutes, or until crisp and slightly toasted on the top.
  • Cut the baked eggs into 6 squares of equal size.
  • Place an egg square on the bottom half of each English muffin, then either 2 bacon halves or one sausage patty, followed by a slice of cheese, and finally the English muffin top.
  • Take 6 paper towels and dampen each one with water, wringing out the excess water. Wrap each breakfast sandwich in the damp paper towel, and then in wax paper. Place them in labeled freezer bags, (or label each individual sandwich).
  • Freeze for up to a month.
  • To Heat: Remove each sandwich from the wax paper but leave it loosely in the paper towel. Microwave for 1.5 minutes, flip, and then another 1.5 minutes. Let it stand for one. Remove the paper towel, eat, and enjoy!

Video

Notes

*My grocery store has homemade English muffins in the baking section, which I much prefer over the packaged variety, although either one works!
**I’ve used different sized pans for this, (namely my 8 x 8 inch pan), which also works just fine! Sliced ham or Canadian bacon also makes another tasty sandwich filling option!

Why the Damp Paper Towel?

  • The purpose of the damp paper towel is to prevent the sandwiches from becoming tough when microwaved and helps for more even heating.

Nutrition

Calories: 565kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 347mg, Sodium: 1472mg, Potassium: 353mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 910IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 340mg, Iron: 2.3mg

 

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47 comments on “Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches”

  1. I feel just like you.. how did I JUST find out about these?? I modified a bit since I’m dairy intolerant, but the basics are the same – English Muffin + Egg + Bacon. After baking the bacon, I brushed the grease onto the muffins and toasted them up. Assembled the muffins, wrapped in wet paper towels, then in wax paper and toss into the freezer. On busy mornings (like today when I don’t have time to meal prep), I pop these into the microwave (minus the wax paper) for 1 1/2 minutes each side then DEVOUR <3 They're not fresh-out-of-the-toaster crispy, but still really really good. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Natalie! I’m so happy that you have been enjoying these breakfast sandwiches!! Thanks for sharing your modifications as well, much appreciated! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! -Stephanie

  2. This is a great idea, thank you! However, the cooking time needs to be tweaked IMO. I cooked it for 1.5 minutes on one side, and it was completely overcooked and hard as a rock. I can’t imagine what another 1.5 minutes would do! Next time, I’ll do 30 seconds on each side and see how that works.

  3. Hello! I just made these today and I have recently started a blog and would love to reference your recipe in the blog. Please let me know if I can. Thank you!

  4. I am making these today, I have everything together ready to rock and roll, yesterday I spent 2 hours making both sausage and bacon buritos with homemade salsa, very good cheese shreds, scrambled eggs,to freeze for quick breakfast, now I need to buy tbe hashbrowns to round out my meals, good bye Mc Donalds breakfast.

  5. Excellent recipe, thank you.
    I made another version, wisked eggs, broiled bacon, ham, placed everything in muffin baking pan so it all baked nicely round, toasted English muffins, put cheese on them, then the egg/bacon baked discs on top, wrapped and put in the freezer.

  6. I love this recipe, but I was wondering can I use biscuits or croissants instead of the English muffin?

    • Hi Cassie! You could definitely substitute biscuits! Croissants might be a tad trickier just because they are a little more delicate! Enjoy!! 🙂

  7. I am excited to make these sandwiches, but have one question about the wrapping. I am curious as to what is the function of the wet paper towel when wrapping them before putting in the freezer? I can’t figure out if it’s for the freezing, or the reheating, or both. Please inform! Thanks!

    • Hi Julie! The purpose of the damp paper towel is to prevent the sandwiches from becoming tough when microwaved and helps for more even heating! 🙂 Excellent question. Enjoy these sandwiches! I could use one right now!

      • Yeah, but why put the wet paper towel in there *before freezing*? I would think that would only encourage freezer burn

        I’d wrap the sammy in a damp paper towel right before I stick it in the microwave…

        that’s how I reheat frozen White Castles (don’t laugh!) and it does exactly as you say, it keeps the bread from getting too hard in the microwave.

  8. When you made these did you have any issues with reheating? The bottom English muffin ended up very soggy and the top English muffin was too hard to eat. Are you maybe supposed to flip halfway into reheating? 

    • Hi Kara, I’m so sorry it took me forever to respond to this, I read it and meant to respond right away and somehow I got deterred! I updated the instructions to indicate that you should flip them halfway through… I think that would definitely help. I hope you have had better luck with the other sandwiches! 🙂

  9. Looks so amazing, i am going to use potato and paneer instead of meat ,lets see how it tastes thank you for sharing.

  10. Yasss! I love breakfast sandwiches AND planning ahead so this recipe speaks to my love of eggs and organization. Some people don’t gravitate towards make-ahead meals/breakfasts because of the prep work involved, but it’s the time it saves you that’s priceless! Man, I’m craving egg sandwiches so hard right now. So. Hard. Awesome job 🙂

    • Hey Christina! I’m glad you were as excited about these sandwiches as I was, I am not a good food-prep person, lol, but after seeing how easy and convenient these, were, I’ve realized that I really need to do this kind of thing more often! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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