Looking for some easy breakfast sandwich recipes to make the most of your morning? I have you covered!
Trust me when I tell you that you’ll want to try one of these sandwiches every day.
From the classic Egg McMuffin to blueberry and brie grilled cheese, there are enough morning delights to keep you going for weeks.
Bread is just one of those things I can’t live without, and there’s nothing more comforting than a crunchy, warm breakfast sandwich.
I find them so satisfying, and they can be super versatile with the right recipe.
The humble sandwich has come so far, and this list of 20 brilliant breakfast sandwiches is proof you can take them to another level.
1. McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin Recipe
Great for hangovers, and when you’re running late, it’s tough to turn down a sausage and egg McMuffin.
It’s kind of crazy just how easy these are, and they’re perfect for making ahead.
Just cook everything as you would normally (if I’m making a batch, cook the sausage or bacon on a sheet tray), assemble, wrap and freeze.
You can pull them out in the morning and microwave them for a minute or two for the easiest breakfast on the go.
2. Wafflewich Recipe
Just in case you were looking for something really outside of the box: this is a waffle sandwich filled with marshmallows, peanut butter, and chocolate chips!
It might not work for breakfast on the go, but you’ll definitely start your day on a sugar high.
3. Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich
I first tried huevos rancheros on a trip to Mexico, and I was hooked from the first bite.
Between the refried beans, salsa, guacamole, and runny egg yolk, I often turn to this for a spicy dinner.
You can keep this vegetarian-friendly, but I like to add some chicken or pork to mine for added protein.
I’ve also made this exact recipe in a bagel, and it was super tasty and filling.
4. Maple Bourbon Chicken & Waffle Sandwich
Fried chicken for breakfast? You know this is one to try!
I think the waffles are the key ingredient here; otherwise, you’ll just have a fried chicken sandwich for breakfast.
Not that that’s a bad thing! But I just love the waffle and syrup flavors with the crispy chicken.
5. Breakfast Grilled Cheese
I would honestly eat grilled cheese any time of the day. In fact, it’s my lazy go-to dinner when it’s too late to cook.
But this recipe is so perfect for breakfast. It has salty sausage, creamy eggs, and plenty of melted cheese.
Don’t be afraid to throw in some bacon and maybe a dash of hot sauce.
6. French Toast Sandwiches
Did you know that they call French toast “eggy bread” in the UK, and it’s typically not sweet?
They make it in the same way but serve it with bacon, eggs, and baked beans. Super delicious!
Technically, you could make these sweet and add some Nutella and bananas instead.
But I highly recommend going savory and using cheese and bacon. You won’t be sorry!
7. Banana Pancake Sandwich
I used to make these on camping trips; only they were more like banana pancake tacos.
We would bend a pancake in half, fill it with bananas and peanut butter, and then dip the end into some syrup.
But if you aren’t sitting on a log, these sandwiches are the next best thing.
You could even make a fun DIY platter with fruits, chocolate, and whipped cream.
8. Open-Faced Denver Sandwiches
Having spent a lot of time in Scandinavia and the Baltics, I’ve had my fair share of open-faced sandwiches.
There’s nothing like being served a platter full of them, with all the ingredients and colors on full display.
These are particularly special since I’m sure most of us have enjoyed a Denver omelet with hash browns and diner coffee.
I love that this recipe uses scrambled eggs, and it looks great with some green onions scattered over the top.
9. Baked Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches
If you’ve never had a croissant sandwich before, I suggest you run to your local bakery and some immediately.
The buttery, lightly crisp croissant is a dream when filled with bacon, egg, and cheese.
You’d be surprised at how well croissants freeze, and since you’re toasting them, you can use day-old croissants, too.
10. The Ultimate Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich
You might be wondering how this recipe takes the title as “the ultimate” breakfast sandwich.
Well, it might be the fried eggs, smashed avocado, crispy bacon, thick tomato slices, or maybe the melted cheddar.
For me, it’s everything biscuits! How have I not thought of this before?
You can usually find them at Trader Joe’s, or it’s pretty simple to make your own.
11. Breakfast BLT
The BLT is such a classic, and for a good reason. The toasted bread, salty bacon, and juicy tomatoes are a match made in heaven.
Now picture it with a perfectly fried egg and golden yolk. Again, I like to add a few dashes of hot sauce, but mayo is great, too.
12. Croque Madame
A Croque Monsieur is the kind of decadent grilled cheese I find myself craving at least once a week.
But a Croque Madame is a whole new level of amazing.
It takes everything you love about the monsieur – the Gruyère, the thick-cut ham, and the heavenly mornay sauce – and tops it all with a fried egg.
There are so few things that a runny yolk doesn’t make better.
13. Veggie Packed Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Eggs are seen in so many of these because they’re an excellent way to start your day. They’re full of protein and keep you full for hours.
What better way to boost those nutrients than will a whole heap of veggies?
This recipe uses spinach and red peppers, but you can use anything you might have on hand. Mushrooms would make a lovely addition.
14. Starbucks Bacon & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich
For the longest time, I would treat myself at least once a week with an iced latte, bacon and gouda sandwich, and a warm brownie. And then lockdown hit!
Making these at home helped me to keep a bit of normalcy through all the craziness.
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even try your hand at making your own ciabatta.
15. Grilled Nutella Banana Sandwich
This sandwich is like something out of a dream. The toasty bread with sweet bananas and creamy Nutella just gets better with each bite, and you won’t want to share.
I’ve made these with sliced brioche, French toast, and even banana bread! And when I’m feeling extra naughty, I’ll throw in some crispy bacon, to boot!
16. Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwich
Being a massive fan of the sweet and savory combo, this is definitely one of my favorites.
I love the flavors of the eggy bread and ham, along with the jam and powdered sugar.
I know it might seem a little odd, but the ham and jam really work so well.
The cheese adds creaminess to the whole thing, and then you get the savory egg along with it.
If the raspberry jam is throwing you, try this fresh tomato and caramelized onion jam.
17. Blueberry Brie Grilled Cheese
I have to admit, I fell into a deep “gourmet grilled cheese” hole when I was looking up this recipe. And then I had to go make a grilled cheese…
But I’m back now and ready to share!
The use of brie might seem a bit extra – and it is – but you can’t beat the creaminess it gives.
And if you’re making a gourmet grilled cheese, you can’t exactly use sliced American, right?!
18. Avocado Toast Breakfast Sandwich
Is it cliche? Maybe. Is it delicious? Absolutely!
I know plenty of funny memes are going around mocking our love of avocado toast, but I don’t care. If it’s tasty, then I’m going to eat it.
I love the color, the texture, and how it tastes alongside some crispy bacon. I especially love this combination with some crunchy toast or an everything bagel.
19. Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle Sandwiches
This might just be the easiest sandwich on the list. Don’t we all have a box of frozen waffles somewhere in the freezer?
I know how good homemade waffles taste, but when you’re in a rush, the frozen ones just need to be popped into the toaster.
Peanut butter and jelly is such a classic combination, and they will warm and melt in the waffles to make a tasty little snack.
20. Apple Pie Grilled Cheese
This one might be controversial. Apple, cinnamon, sugar, and… cheese? Yes, you read that right.
Apple and cheese is actually a classic combo, with the creamy, sharp cheddar pairing perfectly with the acidic, sweet apple.
The trick is to grate the apples to cook and soften, rather than having big chunks in with the cheese.
Though if you’re not feeling the cheese, you could use cream cheese for a faux-cheesecake-like filling.
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1 thought on “20 Best Breakfast Sandwich Recipes”
I look at your meal ideas most every day. I see the work you put into it all, and since I am a retired working man who took his lunch to work every day ( peanut butter and jelly, maybe a plumb and a Coke) in my Playmate cooler as so many of us used. Of all the cooking sites I have visited, none have addressed the working man’s lunch. We only had a half hour to eat so it had to be quick eating. Do you have any ideas to make lunch something to look forward too?
I know what you do isn’t easy, since my wife has been cursed with Alzheimer’s, I have to do all the meal preps. I try to remember the great things she made and do my best to duplicate some of them, but it’s skill that I don’t seem to have. However I can boil water with the best of them, and sometimes bar-b-que a hamburger on the grill making it as juicy as it should be, but my talents don’t go much farther than that.
I guess my request is for the thousands of working guys who eat peanut butter and jelly every day. Do you have any ideas to make lunch something to look forward to?
Thanks for your time Kim,