Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches are easy to make, wrap up, and stick in the freezer. Breakfast meal prep doesn’t get any easier. Then during your busy morning, all you have to do is toss them into the microwave or air fryer and your breakfast is ready! These freezer breakfast sandwiches use English muffins, sausage, eggs, and cheese just like the ones you love from the freezer section of your grocery store. But, these ones are actually healthy!
Why I Love Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches
I’ve been in a huge cold cereal rut recently and my poor kids have definitely been missing a bit of variety (and nutrition) in their morning meals. Last week, my 15-year-old son kindly requested that I restock the freezer with his favorite breakfast sandwich because he just couldn’t take one more bowl of rice crispies. Poor kid!
With as crazy as my schedule has been recently, I knew there wasn’t going to be time for me to make my normal recipe for these handy breakfast freezer sandwiches. I recruited my daughter as my sous chef to get a big batch of sandwiches in the freezer. However, I knew she wasn’t quite ready to make the scrambled egg patties in my original recipe. I needed something that was going to be easy for my 10-year-old to make all on her own.
I remembered seeing somewhere on Pinterest the idea to oven-bake the eggs in muffin tins and I knew it was the perfect solution. She made these breakfast sandwiches all on her own and I was able to get a ton of work done. I had her break the yolk up a bit once they went into the muffin tin so that each bite of the breakfast sandwich had some yolk. You can totally keep the egg whole if you would like it that way. Also, if you would prefer your eggs soft and a bit runny on the inside, just reduce the baking time to 15 minutes.
Breakfast Sandwich Ingredients
What makes this breakfast sandwich recipe amazing is that it uses simple ingredients. All the best recipes keep the ingredients simple and the flavors amazing.
- Large eggs
- Precooked pork or turkey sausage patties
- Sliced cheese
- English muffins
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
How to Make Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches
If you can crack a few eggs and assemble a few ingredients, you can make these freezer breakfast sandwiches.
Time needed: 25 minutes
How to Make Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches
- Bake the eggs in the oven
Crack one egg into each muffin tin and season with salt and pepper. Bake until set.
- Assemble the breakfast sandwiches
Open the English muffins, add a slice of cheese, then a cooked sausage patty. Top with the baked egg and the other half of the English muffin.
- Wrap every breakfast sandwich to prevent freezer burn
Tightly wrap each sandwich first with plastic wrap, then a sheet of aluminum foil. Mark the sandwich with the title and date.
- Freeze until ready to eat
The frozen breakfast sandwiches are good for 3 months in the freezer.
- Reheat the frozen breakfast sandwich
Unwrap the sandwich and divide it into two halves. To use the microwave, place it on a paper towel and heat it for 2 minutes. For a crispier breakfast sandwich, use an air fryer at 350 degrees for 6 minutes.
Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches Recipe Variations
Being a home cook provides endless opportunities to experiment with recipes, personalizing them to your tastes and creativity. Any of the following variations would be great spin-offs of these frozen breakfast sandwiches.
- Use whole-grain English muffins if you are looking for a bit healthier bread option.
- Substitute a bagel or croissant for the English muffin. Be sure to buy ones that are smaller in size so the bread part of the sandwich is in proportion to the eggs and sausage.
- Use ham or bacon in place of the sausage patty. Be sure to cook the bacon completely before assembling the sandwiches.
- Add spice by using pepper jack cheese, or by spreading your favorite hot sauce on the English muffin before assembling the sandwich.
- Add a hashbrown patty to the sandwich for quite the beast of a breakfast sandwich!
- Add sweetness to the sandwich with a thin slice of pear or apple in with the protein, or spread a bit of jam on one side of the English muffin.
Breakfast Sandwiches FAQs
Instead of using a microwave to reheat the frozen breakfast sandwich, use an air fryer, toaster oven, or conventional oven. All three of these appliances will reheat the breakfast sandwich without any sogginess. No matter which you use, set your appliance to 350 degrees and open the frozen sandwich into two pieces. The amount of time needed to reheat the sandwich is different depending on the appliance you choose to use. Start checking it at 6 minutes and continue cooking it until the inside is hot.
You have two quick options for cooking frozen breakfast sandwiches: the microwave and the air fryer. Most people choose the microwave because it is the fastest option but it does create a softer breakfast sandwich. Divide the frozen sandwich into two halves and place them on a paper towel. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
To use an air fryer to cook a frozen breakfast sandwich, divide the frozen sandwich into two halves and place them bread side down in the basket of the air fryer. Air fry it at 350 degrees for 6 minutes.
Are frozen breakfast sandwiches healthy?
Freezer breakfast sandwiches are a great protein-packed meal. Each sandwich is only 350 calories and has over 20 grams of protein. To make them a bit more healthy, you can use whole-grain English muffins, turkey sausage patties, and a thin slice of cheese. Or, you could eliminate the cheese completely.
How to wrap the sandwiches so they don’t get freezer burn
It is important to use both plastic wrap and aluminum foil to keep freezer burn from happening on the breakfast sandwiches. First, wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap, then use a sheet of aluminum foil around the outside of the plastic wrap. This also allows you to use a permanent marker to write on the foil what is inside and the date it was made.
How to make freezer breakfast sandwiches in an air fryer
Using an air fryer to reheat the frozen breakfast sandwiches is a great way to be sure they aren’t soggy like they tend to become in the microwave. To do so, divide the frozen sandwich into two halves and place them bread side down in the basket of the air fryer. Air fry it at 350 degrees for 6 minutes
How long do frozen breakfast sandwiches last in the freezer?
As long as you tightly wrap each sandwich first in plastic wrap and then with a sheet of aluminum foil, they will last for at least 3 months in the freezer. They can certainly last longer than that but can begin to get some freezer burn the longer they are frozen.
Are frozen breakfast sandwiches fully cooked?
Yes, every part of the sandwich is fully cooked before being assembled, wrapped, and frozen. This is very important because when the breakfast sandwiches come out of the freezer, they are only reheated before eating. If the sausage or egg wasn’t fully cooked before assembly, those ingredients would not get fully cooked while reheating.
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- 12 large eggs
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 12 English muffins – whole grain or white
- 12 slices cheese
- 12 precooked sausage patties – pork or turkey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease 12 muffin tins. Crack one egg into a small dish and be sure there are no shells before pouring that egg into one of the muffin tins. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Sprinkle the tops of all the eggs with some salt and pepper.
- Use a butter knife to break open the yolk, if desired, and then bake for 20 minutes until the eggs are set.
- Assemble the sandwiches with a muffin bottom, then a slice of cheese, a precooked sausage patty, and a cooked egg patty.
- Wrap them each in plastic wrap and then a sheet of aluminum foil. Freeze.
- To reheat, unwrap the sandwich, and open it into two halves.
- For the microwave, place on a paper towel and heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes – 2 minutes depending on the power of your microwave.
- For the air fryer, place each half in the basket bread side down. Fry at 350 degrees for 6 minutes.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- Calories: 350
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 854 mg
- Fat: 18 g
- Saturated Fat: 8 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 26 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 20 g
- Cholesterol: 234 mg
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