Friday, March 18, 2011

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

I love quick breakfast items that can be warmed and eaten on the go. I used to buy these great Jimmy Dean sausage croissant sandwiches that are frozen and microwaved. But on my last trip to the store I happened to check out the back of the box for the nutrition info. I probably should have known better, but I was shocked to see a whopping 480 calories for one tiny sandwich! And jut one does not even fill up my kids (let alone Hubby, who eats 2 at a time).

So my solution? I make ahead and freeze my own, healthier and less expensive, version.

First you need to decide how many you want to make. I make 18 at a time. Next, decide what you will use for the bread. I got two packages of English muffins (light, whole wheat) at Sam's for just over $4. You can also use bagels, croissants, sliced bread, etc.

I split the muffins, lightly buttered and baked them for about 10 minutes at 425 degree- until they are lightly browned.

While your bread is browning, scramble up your eggs. Use one egg per sandwich. I got some pre-cooked turkey sausage patties and microwaved them for about one minute.

Once everything is cooked, add a slice of cheese, assemble, and you're ready to go! I wrap each individual sandwich in a paper towel and place it in a sandwich bag and place those in a gallon sized freezer bag. So when you're ready to eat, just take it out of the bag and microwave about 1 minute.

These sandwiches make a quick, healthy breakfast on the go for less than $.75 and 250 calories a piece.

If you try these out, please let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading,


  1. Sarah, I'm loving your blog! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas. -Laurie in Clinton

  2. It's always a great idea to have some quick breakfast options on hand. I have done a similar trick with breakfast sandwiches using my handy dandy microwavable egg sandwich cooker Alan got me for Christmas. I also cook some bacon up ahead of time to put on them too. LOVE a good & healthy breakfast sandwich! YUM-O!!!