English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

Have a delicious English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich anytime! With eggs, cheese, and your choice of bacon, a sausage patty, or Canadian bacon, this handheld meal is perfect for breakfast on the go. It’s loaded with all your favorites and is simple to prepare!

Breakfast sandwich on plates.

Tips for Success:

  • Use English muffins that are slightly toasted for a crunchy sandwich.
  • Pre-cook the bacon or sausage patties before adding them to your breakfast sandwiches.
  • To keep the sandwiches warm and fresh, wrap each one in foil after assembly.
  • For extra flavor, add sliced tomatoes or avocado slices just before serving!
  • You can use any type of cheese – from classic American Cheese slices to sharp cheddar or Gruyere cheese!
  • For an eggless version of this breakfast sandwich, top the English muffins with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese for an Italian-style English muffin pizza sandwich!

How to Store and Reheat Your Breakfast Sandwich:

Refrigerator: Store assembled sandwiches in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezer: Wrap assembled and cooled sandwiches in several layers of foil and freeze for up to 2 months.

Reheat: Wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave on half power until heated through.

English muffin sandwich on a plate.

Are English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches Freezer Friendly?

Yes, these sandwiches are freezer friendly. They can be easily made ahead of time and frozen for later use. The sandwiches stay fresh and delicious when thawed or reheated!

They make the perfect meal option for breakfast or lunch whether you are eating on the go, stocking up your freezer, or having a weekend breakfast with friends and family.

What Type of Cheese is Best to Use?

The best type of cheese for these breakfast sandwiches is either cheddar, American, or mozzarella. These cheeses melt nicely and add a creamy texture to your sandwich.

Other cheeses such as Swiss, provolone, and Colby can also be used depending on personal preference. Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese to find the combination you love best!

English muffin breakfast sandwich on plates.

Are There Any Variations of English Muffins that Work Better Than Others?

Yes, different English muffins can work better than others. English muffins with a denser texture, such as whole wheat, are ideal for breakfast sandwiches since they hold up well when toasted and layered with fillings.

Light and fluffy English muffins tend to fall apart more easily when filled with toppings like eggs and cheese. Additionally, varieties like sourdough or multigrain have an added flavor dimension that can enhance the overall taste of the sandwich.

Close up view of an english muffin sandwich.

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning egg
  • 1 slice Canadian bacon, sausage patty or bacon slices
  • 1 slice American cheese

Instructions
 

  • Place the English muffin in the toaster oven.
    1 English muffin
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg and season with salt and pepper.
    1 large egg
  • Cook or heat your choice of breakfast meat in a skillet over medium heat.
    1 slice Canadian bacon
  • Heat a small skillet over low-medium heat and spray lightly with cooking spray. Pour the egg into the skillet and cook in a thin layer until almost done. Then flip and cook the other side.
  • Remove the egg from the pan and assemble the sandwich using your choice of breakfast meat and cheese.
    1 slice American cheese
  • Return the sandwich to the toaster oven briefly to melt the cheese. Serve warm!
  • Scroll up and see the post for tips, FAQs, and storage options.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 sandwich. Actual calories will vary.
 
*The recipe is written for 1 sandwich, but we’ve shown 4 in the photos to indicate some of the different types available.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 20gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 936mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 436IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 276mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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