Out of all the make ahead breakfasts I’ve covered, these make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are definitely my favorite so far! My go-to order at Dunkin Donuts is ham, egg and cheese on an english muffin, and this homemade version comes pretty close to my favorite drive-thru breakfast treat! Of course, they also resemble a very popular sandwich that rhymes with mcshmuffin.
I went through a time last year where I’d make them every week (I showed that in my weekly meal prep post, they’ve evolved a bit since then). But I don’t make them as often as I’d like because they’re not the quickest of all the make-ahead breakfasts to make (that would hands down be the oatmeal packs!) … especially if you insist on rounding everything out like I do now that I’ve figured out the mason jar lid trick!
I’ve adjusted the ingredients list to reflect that you’ll need 18 eggs instead of the dozen I used so you can make 18 sandwiches at once…I ran out of eggs at 13 sandwiches.
Eggs: You will get lots of healthy protein from the eggs. Plus, they taste great and add flavor to the breakfast sandwiches.
English Muffins: English muffins are amazing with these breakfast sandwiches. They freeze well and reheat well too.
Meat and Cheese: Using a combination of your favorite cheese and your favorite lunch meat you will make the most delicious breakfast sandwiches ever.
- 1 1/2 dozen eggs
- 18 english muffins (three packs of six)
- 18 Slices of Cheese
- 1 lb sliced lunch meat
Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches Variations
From the time I first started making these freezer breakfast sandwiches to now, I have learned a few things! I wanted to share some ideas I have tried that worked perfectly for these tasty sandwiches. Here are some of my favorite ways to eat them.
- Sausage – If you are a sausage fanatic, you could easily switch out the Canadian bacon for sausage. Just prepare the sausage as you usually would and add the pieces to the sandwiches. So good!
- Onions – I love the western omelet style sandwich. Dice some onions and toss them into the egg mixture.
- Peppers – Just like onions, adding in a few peppers gives you some additional flavor and color too. Dice red, green or any other color of peppers up and mix them into the eggs before cooking.
- Cheese – We are fans of sharp cheddar, but you could switch it out with another kind of cheese you enjoy. Pepper Jack, Colby Jack, Mozzarella, or anything else would be great to try.
- Bacon – Another great option for breakfast is always bacon. Besides, everything tastes better with a little bacon on it. 🙂
- Turkey or Chicken – You can quickly change these into a lunch idea by adding some chicken or turkey to the sandwich. It’s a great way to add variety when you are making a lot of them.
- Egg Whites – If you don’t eat egg yolks, you can use egg whites only. Go wild and make them; however you like.
I could go on, and on all day with all the ideas you can try with these breakfast sandwiches. These are my favorite ideas, and I couldn’t wait to share them with you.
Do I Have To Make So Many Sandwiches At Once?
No, you certainly don’t have to make this large of a batch of breakfast sandwiches if you don’t want to. I make so many so we can have them on hand to grab, warm up, and go. There is no time spent trying to figure out what to make for breakfast on those busy days. You can easily adjust the recipe to fit your needs.
Why Is It Helpful To Batch Cook?
Batch cooking, meal prepping, or meal planning depending on what you like to call it can save you so much time, money, and energy. If you happen to find a great deal on cheese, meat, or eggs, you can put them to good use, and you don’t have to worry about wasting so much.
When you have several breakfast sandwiches ready to go, you are much less likely to hit up a drive-through. This means that you will save even more money and stay with healthier options. I love how frugal they are to make.
There are times when you just aren’t going to be able to cook. Maybe you’re recovering from a surgery, or you are taking care of a new baby. These are excellent times to prepare them ahead of time. Anytime that you have a busy schedule and don’t have time to cook breakfast is a great time to have a batch handy.
While it does take a little bit of time to make several sandwiches, you will be so glad when you do! Beginning to end these sandwiches only take around 35 minutes, so you can make enough to last several meals! How amazing is that?
Could I Use A Biscuit Cutter On Eggs?
Yes, if you have a biscuit cutter, you can absolutely use them to cut the eggs (and cheese) if you want to. I use a mason jar lid because it’s something I already have on hand, and it’s a perfect size.
How Long Do Breakfast Sandwiches Last In The Fridge?
These breakfast sandwiches will last around 3-4 days in the fridge. Sometimes when I make a batch, I will leave a few in the fridge to eat in the next few days.
How Long Do Breakfast Sandwiches Last In The Freezer?
Breakfast sandwiches will last 2-3 months in the freezer. You can thaw them out in the fridge before heating up or warm them right in the microwave right away. It’s just vital that you keep them airtight so that they don’t get freezer burnt. I tend to like to double wrap them. My favorite is to wrap them in Press and Seal and then put them in a freezer safe gallon zip lock bag. It just gives it a little extra protection and saves me from having to toss out food that accidentally got freezer burnt.
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Homemade Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
- 18 eggs
- 18 english muffins
- 18 slices cheese
- 1 lb lunch meat thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Scramble eggs and add in seasoning of your choice. I added a splash of milk, dried parsley, onion powder and salt and pepper.
- Pour into an aluminum foil lined baking pan. Easy clean up that way. I had to split mine into two pans. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, checking periodically.
- Don't spread the eggs too thin or this will happen and you'll need to poke them with a toothpick to deflate.
- Let cool slightly and use a mason jar lid (or anything round and roughly the same size as muffin to cut into circles out of ham, cheese and egg so you have a uniform stack to place on your english muffin. I recommend tackling the eggs first so you know how many sandwiches you can make before cutting into the ham or cheese.
- You’ll have leftovers after cutting into circles – don’t throw them away! I froze my leftovers to use in breakfast burritos.
- Repeat the mason jar lid trick with the ham and cheese to have a uniform stack to put on the english muffin.
- Slice english muffin in half and stack your discs together and place them on your sliced english muffins. At this point you can add any sauces or condiments of choice if you don’t want the sandwiches to be too dry. I added a bit of mayo and ketchup. Ranch is also a great option!
- Now all that’s left is wrapping them in plastic wrap or foil and placing in a freezer bag if you want to take an extra step for good measure. I store our breakfast sandwiches in the english muffin containers they were packaged in and they sit in the freezer door. Super easy to grab and go!
- To reheat, microwave for about 90 seconds, flipping halfway through. If you used plastic wrap, I like to take the plastic wrap off before microwaving. Let cool for about one minute.
The breakfast sandwiches never last us more than a week because we eat them for breakfast each morning and lunch when we’re busy. But they should keep well for a couple of weeks in the freezer. I haven’t tried freezing them longterm. If you’re concerned, go by the expiration date on the most perishable item.
Have you ever made your own homemade freezer breakfast sandwiches before? If so, what are your favorite fixings? I went pretty traditional here with just using ham, egg and cheese. But I bet there are some more inventive flavor combos to try!
Need more freezer cooking ideas? Once a Month Meals has lots of ready-to-go freezer menu plans (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Paleo, Instant Pot and more) and lets you customize your own menu plan.