Mornings have always been a struggle for me. I love the idea of waking up early, but my body usually doesn’t listen when my alarms go off. When I used to have to go into work everyday, Steven would wake up with me and make my breakfast and coffee for me, otherwise I’d likely have to be late or skip breakfast. When he started looking for a job, I often thought about whether I’d be able to do the same for him and wake up to make his breakfast before work. He then got a job that requires him to leave the house at 6 AM and that plan was out the window. Instead, I began looking for ways that I could prep breakfast meals ahead of time. Steven loves having eggs in the morning for breakfast, so it dawned on me to try to make a fast food staple at home. These homemade sausage egg McMuffins are so easy to prep ahead of time and have for a quick breakfast before work!
Homemade Sausage Egg McMuffins
Making these muffins will only take a half hour or less and you’ll have six breakfasts ready to go for the week. You can make as many at a time as you’d like and have breakfast prepped and one less thing for you or your family to worry about in the morning (especially if you’re trying to make decisions before you’d had coffee).
The other great part about this breakfast is that you won’t wake anyone up trying to cook in the early hours of the morning and you won’t have to worry about making a mess that you’ll have to clean up after work. Prepping once can save you from all of that hassle for the week!
You can customize this breakfast with a different kind of meat (like Canadian bacon) or your favorite kind of English muffin. You can also choose whether to store these assembled or assemble them the morning of, depending on what your mornings look like and how much time you have. For Steven, I preassembled these and wrapped them individually in wax paper to be placed in a gallon size freezer bag for the week. That way, he can grab one out of the freezer at at time!
- 6 English muffins, sliced
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 package of Jimmy Dean sausage (cut into 1/4 inch slices and formed into patties)
- 3 slices of cheese, cut in half
- Cook eggs to over medium on stove top, set aside
- Form sausage patties, no bigger than English muffin size. Cook patties on medium heat until cooked through, flipping as necessary.
- Assemble sandwiches (bottom of muffin, egg, cheese, sausage, top of muffin)
- Individually wrap each sandwich in wax paper before placing in gallon size storage bag
- Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes on 350 degrees *alternatively you can microwave the sandwiches for about 30 seconds
One easy way to make round egg “patties” is by using a mason jar lid! Basically you place the lid in your frying pan, top down, and crack the egg inside the lid. The egg may seep under the lid a little, that’s okay. After the egg is cooked on one side, carefully lift the lid with a spatula and the egg may fall out on its own. If not use a fork to gently poke around the cooked edges until the egg falls out. If it won’t come out, flip and cook the second side in the lid. Then gently poke out the egg from the lid when it’s cooked.
Now you have 6 delicious breakfast sandwiches that can be ready in minutes before a busy work day!