Healthier Breakfast Sandwiches
I remember driving to and from college and stopping at a fast food restaurant, snagging one of their utterly delicious breakfast sandwiches with a coffee for the road. They were greasy, oozing with cheese, and exactly what a 20 year old needed for a four-hour drive upstate. While we don’t venture out for fast food breakfast sandwiches, egg sandwiches are still something I love to indulge in from time to time. They’re definitely not the healthiest, which is why I made healthier breakfast sandwiches, perfect to make ahead of time and throw in the freezer for a quick breakfast.
Eggs, sausage, cheese, and an English muffin… it does not get any better than that my friends. I’ll tell you, I didn’t always love cheese with eggs because of the texture, but I am so happy I overcame that phobia because eggs and cheese is pure magic. I call these “healthier” breakfast sandwiches because when they are homemade, you can choose the type of bread, the cheese, kind of sausage (turkey, chicken, pork, etc.) and of course the egg. I opted for a whole grain English muffin from Dave’s Killer Bread, organic and pastured eggs from my friends at Organic Valley, cheese from OV as well, and the sausage is straight up Wellshire Farms sausage patties. You can definitely opt for turkey sausage patties, I couldn’t find them and I have no problem consuming pork especially when the ingredients in the patty are clean.
- Bread: Opt for Ezekiel English muffins, gluten free muffins, a bagel, or traditional English muffins if that’s your preference.
- Sausage patty: swap for bacon, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, chicken sausage, the options are yours!
- Eggs: I don’t prefer runny eggs so I made individual omelettes for the sandwiches, but feel free to fry the egg or do a soft scramble. I can’t attest to how these withstand the freezer but I know the omelette version did quite well.
- Cheese: Your dice. Cheddar, swiss, american, the list goes on.
Having a few of these on hand during the week makes my life so much easier, especially if I have to head back into schools or an office at some point this year. Grab one from the freezer drawer, throw in the microwave, and bring with you in the car or on the train aside your coffee thermos. Breakfast is served!
Healthier Breakfast Sandwiches
Move over fast food, these healthier breakfast sandwiches are easy to assemble, perfect for meal prep, and straight from the freezer!
- 4 English muffins sliced in half
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices of cheese
- 4 sausage patties
- cooking spray
This is an assembly style recipe so it will be done in groups
For the English muffins
If these are not pre-sliced, cut them in half
Toast the English muffins until desired crispness and set aside. Repeat until all of the English muffins are toasted.
For the sausage patties
Take the sausage patties out of the box and packaging and cook according to the directions on the box. Let cool completely.
For the egg omelettes
Make each one individually. Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk. Add some cooking spray to a non-stick pan and cook the eggs on a medium heat. Once the sides become firm, flip one side of the omelette to the other, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, then flip again to one of the sides so it forms a small triangle.
Place a slice of cheese on top of the egg and let cook for one minute until the cheese starts to melt.
Starting with the sausage, lay one patty on the bottom side of the English muffin.
Then, add the egg and cheese.
Close up the sandwich with the top of the English muffin and let cool, approximately 10 minutes before wrapping in aluminum foil and placing in the freezer.
Label the egg sandwich the date and the contents in the sandwich for easy identifying should you make a variety of them and at different times of the month!