Classic Breakfast Sandwich

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There is nothing quite like a hot breakfast sandwich with melty cheese and a perfectly jammy egg to start the day.

No need to leave the house, they’re so easy to make homemade (and in just minutes)!

These can be made ahead or on the spot for a quick grab-and-go breakfast. Keep a few in the freezer and let everyone help themselves!

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Perfect Grab-and-Go Breakfast

Breakfast sandwiches are quick and easy to prepare, ready in under 20 mins!

Made with classic breakfast ingredients like eggs, bacon, and cheese these English muffin sandwiches are irresistible! Topped with a homemade sandwich sauce, they are a family favorite.

The Canadian bacon and English muffins are all cooked at once in the oven for an easy way to feed a crowd.

They are also make-ahead friendly and freeze perfectly, making them the perfect grab-and-go breakfast. Just pop in the microwave and you’ll have a hot and ready breakfast as you head out the door!

Classic Breakfast Sandwiches ingredients on a baking sheet

Ingredients & Variations

EGGS No classic breakfast sandwich is complete without an egg. Cook them till the yolks are just set, fully cooked through, or scramble them, whatever your preference!

BACON We love topping our sandwiches with Canadian bacon, leftover ham, or oven bacon!

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CHEESE Anything and everything goes. Cheddar cheese, mozzarella, or Havarti are all great options! For a little extra spice try topping it with Monterey Jack or pepper jack.

SAUCE The homemade sauce in this recipe is the perfect complement to a classic breakfast sandwich. You can keep it simple and serve salsa, a homemade hollandaise sauce, or a cheese sauce for a fun change!

ENGLISH MUFFINS These muffins are light and fluffy, a great balance to the hearty fillings inside! Out of English muffins? Try serving on a dinner roll, sliced bread, or homemade biscuits.

Breakfast sandwiches don’t have to be exactly like the drive-through variety. Add mashed avocado for a great twist on Avocado Toast. Top them with your favorite veggies, like sauteed bell peppers, onions, or spinach. Try adding bacon or your favorite breakfast sausage! Have fun and get creative!

Classic Breakfast Sandwiches on a baking sheet

How to Make a Breakfast Sandwich

The best way to make breakfast sandwiches is assembly-line style so they all come together at the same time. This is great for making extras for the freezer!

  1. Toast English muffins and heat ham all on one pan in the oven.
  2. While English muffins are heating cook eggs on the stove.
  3. Top warm English muffins & ham with eggs and serve!

So easy!

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How to Freeze

Breakfast sandwiches are easy to freeze after they are already made. They can be frozen just as they are for an easy reheat!

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 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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Review Recipe

Classic Breakfast Sandwich

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Author Holly Nilsson
Make-ahead and freezer friendly for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast!


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon or 4 slices ham
  • 4 English muffins split
Sandwich Sauce
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • dash of hot sauce

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  • Mix sandwich sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • 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 spread each with sandwich sauce. Top 4 halves with Canadian bacon or ham and top 4 with cheese.
  • Heat butter in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Crack eggs into the skillet and season with salt & pepper. Allow to cook about 1 minute to set the edges. Add 2 tablespoons water and cover with a lid. Cook 3-5 minutes or just until the yolks begin to set.
  • While eggs are cooking, place English muffins back under the broiler to melt the cheese and heat the bacon.
  • Add egg to each sandwich and serve!

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Information

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.)

Keyword breakfast sandwich, easy breakfast sandwiches, how to make breakfast sandwiches, make ahead breakfast sandwiches
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. I’ve been making them for years using either English muffin or Australian Toaster Biscuits. I buy Costco’s frozen precooked sausage patties that fit exactly on the muffin. 30 seconds in the microwave makes them done. I have a large circle cookie cutter that exactly matches the muffin size so I cut my Tillamook Cheddar cheese to fit. Last of all I have 2 little microwave safe egg cookers to which I crack an egg and stir it with a fork. 30 seconds in the microwave and it comes out all puffy and fits perfectly on the muffin. I spread mayo and some Wickles Spicy Red Sandwich Spread (see Amazon). So good. So close to yours. I like a variation so I’ll give it a try, but no ketchup.5 stars