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25 Best English Muffin Recipes

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with these English muffin recipes

I love how their little nooks and crannies trap butter and capture more flavor. Toast them, and they’ll have the perfect fluffy, crispy texture. 

English Breakfast Muffins with Eggs and Sausage
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I know there’s not always time to squeeze in a quality breakfast. That’s why I love English muffins even more. 

You can turn them into a fast breakfast sandwich overflowing with savory goodness. And when you do have time, you can make a crowd-pleasing casserole.

But they’re not just good for breakfast.

There’s crab melts for lunch and pizzas for dinner. There are just too many amazing recipes to count! 

Easy English Muffin Recipes That Go Beyond Breakfast

1. English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

When you think of an English muffin, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it’s this breakfast sandwich. 

In between two buttery slices are crisp bacon, a fried egg, and American cheese. 

If you like your cheese melted, you may want to toss the English muffin under the broiler for a minute or two. 

A couple of dashes of hot sauce and breakfast is ready.

2. English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Aside from cold leftovers, pizza is generally a dinner sort of thing. However, this hot take on pizza is breakfast all the way.

English muffins act as the dough, which is sturdy enough to hold a wonderful array of savory toppings. 

This one has the works with scrambled eggs, bacon, and pork sausage gravy. On top of all that is two types of melty cheese to seal in all that goodness.

I think you could add some veggies like tomatoes or red onion, too.

3. Pizza Burger English Muffins

Part pizza and part burger, this recipe combines the best of both worlds. 

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The topping is a savory mix of ground beef, pepperoni, and bacon. There are also some veggies to round it all out. 

Of course, it wouldn’t be pizza without the red sauce and cheese. The hard part is deciding whether to go with the type of cheese you put on a burger or a pizza. 

This one opts for mozzarella, but I think there’s room for improvising. 

4. English Muffin Tuna Melts

Tuna melts are a lunch staple that you can easily whip up with an English muffin. 

You’ll mix standard ingredients like canned tuna, mayo, and celery. Then, spread that on an English muffin and top it off with cheese. 

What’s extra special about this melt, though, is the addition of quick-pickled veggies. I love the tangy crunch they add to this scrumptious classic.

5. Eggs Benedict

Speaking of classics, eggs benedict would be nothing without the English muffin.

The creamy hollandaise sauce and perfectly poached egg are a foolproof combination. Add a slice of Canadian bacon to the mix, and it’s a winner all the way. 

If you’ve only been ordering this at restaurants, you’re truly missing out!

6. English Muffin French Toast

Texas toast may be the first choice for many when it comes to French toast, but just wait until you swap it out with English muffins!

Every nook and cranny is overflowing with sweet buttery deliciousness. 

I find the syrup to be sweet enough, so I omit the sugar from the egg mixture. However, it’s a nice addition for those who have a morning sweet tooth. 

7. English Muffin Pizza

These mini pizzas are a smashing idea for kid birthday parties, family movie nights, and more. 

What I particularly love about these is there’s no debating about who gets what on their pizza. Because it’s so easy for everyone to customize their own!

Whether you like red sauce or pesto, mushrooms or pepperoni, you can have your pizza your way. And it doesn’t take long at all to make.

8. Croque Madame English Muffins

Who said English muffins can’t be fancy? 

Croque madame is a French version of a ham and cheese sandwich. And it’s dripping with classy delight!

To make it properly, you’ll need Gruyere cheese and a creamy bechamel sauce. 

The sauce isn’t hard to make, but it is more involved than your typical grab-and-go breakfast sandwich. So I like to save these for the weekends when I can savor every bite.

9. Reuben Breakfast Sandwich

If you’re a fan of Reuben sandwiches, you’ll want to get in on this action. 

In between a toasted English muffin are thin slices of corned beef, cheese, and sauerkraut. Of course, it wouldn’t be breakfast without the addition of a fried egg.

You might need a napkin because this is also oozing with creamy, tangy dressing. 

10. Peanut Butter Banana English Muffin

This recipe will make you feel like a kid all over again!

Fresh banana and creamy peanut butter are a flawless duo. Not only does it taste great, but you’ll get plant-based nutrients to power you for the day.

This four-ingredient recipe is very quick and easy. You can whip it up in a snap for breakfast for an afternoon snack.

11. English Muffin Avocado Toast

Upgrade your avocado toast with an English muffin. These are piled high with cotija cheese, ripe tomatoes, and creamy avocado. 

If you’re making these for breakfast, toss in an egg. They are also a great appetizer with a drizzle of balsamic.

Swap around some of the ingredients and you can easily make these vegan, vegetarian, or full of meat.

12. Ham and Cheese English Muffin Breakfast Casserole

Need to feed a hungry bunch breakfast in the morning? This casserole has a little something for everyone. 

It smothers English muffins in a savory, cheesy, and eggy mix, which is the winning trifecta of breakfast flavors. 

Plus, there is very little work on your part.

13. McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin

With this copycat Egg McMuffin, you’ll get the fast food you love with a little less guilt. 

Don’t worry, it won’t take a tone of fuss. This effortless recipe is a staple in my household when I’m short on time. 

With three simple ingredients and about 10 minutes, you’ll have your fast breakfast ready. That way you can get up and get out the door.

14. Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich

I can’t believe I never thought about making a huevos rancheros sandwich until I came across this recipe.

It has everything you’ll want in your huevos rancheros, and there’s some refried beans and avocado to make it more filling. 

15. Hummus Melt with Arugula and Mozzarella

This veggie melt is taking over lunch by storm!

I’m already sold with melty cheese, peppery arugula, and creamy hummus. However, this wouldn’t be quite right without the juicy, tangy, sweet flavor of tomatoes. 

For hummus, you could go with a classic like roasted garlic or try something adventurous like spicy avocado. 

16. Cheesy Shrimp Meltaways

So remember what I just said about those hummus melts. These are equally amazing, but in a different way.

I can’t say no to the luscious shrimp and creamy cheese mixture, which is dangerous because these only take 10 minutes to make.

17. Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole

This eggs benedict casserole is pure genius! 

Your breakfast brunches and potlucks will be a hit thanks to this recipe. 

I love how the egg mixture infuses the English muffins, giving it a fluffy consistency. And there’s no need to worry about crafting the perfect poached egg. 

18. Everything English Muffins

Step aside everything bagels, it’s everything English muffins time!

This is a super simple way to fix up English muffins. All you’ll need is a quality cream cheese and a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning. 

19. Barbecue Chicken English Muffin Pizza

Barbecue chicken pizza lovers, here’s one for you. 

These loaded English muffins feature savory barbecue chicken, veggies, and cheese. You can use standard red sauce, or mix things up and go with barbecue sauce all the way.

20. Crab Melts

Okay, so there are a ton of different incredible melts you can do with English muffins. But this one if full of lump crab!

It’s creamy, savory, and a little bit spicy. Depending on your heat tolerance, you can add more or less hot sauce.

21. Crabbies

Now that I have succulent crab on the brain, I have to talk to you about my crabbies recipe.

These nibbles are oozing with buttery crabby goodness on top of perfectly toasted English muffins.

If you need a roundup of brunch recipes to serve this weekend, I highly recommend adding this one to the list.

22. Homemade English Muffins

There are no doubt an endless number of amazing ways to fix up an English muffin. But if you truly want the best of the best, you’ve got to make English muffins at home.

If you’ve ever baked bread with a sourdough starter before, you know what I’m talking about.

These English muffins are super fluffy and fresh with the perfect nooks and crannies on the inside. There’s nothing quite like homemade English muffins.  

But don’t worry if you’ve never baked bread before. This recipe is simple and you’ll use active yeast. 

23. Camping Breakfast Sandwich

Everyone will be a happy camper when they wake up to these mouthwatering sandwiches.

It’s got the standard breakfast sandwich fixings of a fried egg and cheddar cheese. 

However, there’s something else amazing stuffed in between — last night’s barbecue pulled pork!

24. English Muffin Monte Cristo

The Monte Cristo is an epic ham and cheese sandwich that tastes incredible with an English muffin. 

Rather than plopping an egg on top, you’ll dip the bread in vanilla-infused egg batter, so it’s kind of like French toast, except far more savory.

25. Bacon, Egg, and Smoked Gouda English Muffin Sandwich

How do you elevate your bacon and egg sandwich game? It’s simple, add smoked gouda.

This is a prime recipe for when you’re craving a savory breakfast muffin with a special touch.

If you want to take it up another notch, get wild and throw some watercress in the mix. 

25 Best Ways to Use English Muffins

These English muffin recipes will totally change your sandwich game. From tuna melts to huevos rancheros to pizza, you might never go back to regular bread again.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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