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Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

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I’ve been making more of our meals from scratch lately, and also replacing convenience foods; breakfast sandwiches have been a big one! My husband takes one to work with him every morning so the change to homemade has saved us money and they are healthier for him. ^_^

They are easy to make and I can do as few or as many as I need to at one time because there is no “recipe.” They are made from turkey sausage, Egg Beaters*, english muffins, american cheese, and salt & pepper. Once the eggs are cooked, everything is just layered on the english muffin, wrapped in foil and frozen.

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We use fully cooked, refrigerated turkey sausage which doesn’t require heating before adding it to the sandwich.

Here’s how I make his breakfast sandwiches:

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Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat baking dish with non-stick spray. (To make four, I use an 8×8 dish). Pour liquid egg into dish to desired thickness (I do about a half an inch). Bake until thoroughly cooked, which will vary based on size of dish and thickness of egg (mine take about 15 minutes).
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Take a drinking glass, turn it over and cut circles into the egg. Salt and pepper egg.
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You can use the extra egg in a breakfast burrito if you have tortillas on hand. :)
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Slice the english muffins and place the egg circles on them.
Check on cute baby in the living room. ;)
Check on cute baby in the living room. ;)
Place the sausage patties on top of the egg. Fold the cheese slices into quarters; place two quarters** on each sausage patty.
Place the sausage patties on top of the egg. Fold the cheese slices into quarters; place two quarters** on each sausage patty. Put english muffin top back on.
Wrap in aluminum foil and freeze.*** When ready to eat, remove foil and place in a cloth or paper towel. Microwave on a low setting until thoroughly heated.
Wrap in aluminum foil and freeze.*** When ready to eat, remove foil and place in a cloth or paper towel. Microwave on a low setting until thoroughly heated, flipping once halfway through.

freezeA few notes:

*I’m pretty sure real eggs could also be used (as long as you scramble them first) but we use Egg Beaters as part of Stephen’s lower cholesterol diet.

**I first made these with a full slice of cheese on each sandwich but he said it made it too cheesy/messy. I halved it and he thinks it’s perfect.

***We’ve only frozen enough for a week and a half at the most because we’re limited on freezer space. We reuse the foil each week; when he gets a sandwich out, he folds the foil into itself and puts it in a freezer bag and back in the freezer. We do this because we don’t want the tiny food particles left at room temperature.

Which convenience food(s) do you like making?

24 thoughts on “Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches”

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  1. I have never, ever thought of freezing cooked eggs. This is such a great idea and would make for an easy “fancy” breakfast over here if made in advance. I imagine that for those of us who are weird enough to not own a microwave oven we could just pop the sandwiches, foil on, in the oven to heat.

    When my husband’s off, we like to get together with friends and make some “communal food” (we pick some recipes, buy the ingredients, cook together and split the bills). We typically make chicken fingers, chicken pot pie, shepard’s pie, eggrolls, lasagna, meatballs and spaghetti sauce. It’s great because after that we have a whole bunch of meals that we can just pull out of the freezer to reheat during our hectic weeks!

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    1. Oh, yeah, I’m sure you could warm them up in the oven! :)
      How fun! Cooking is a great activity to do with others and WOW, I’d love to have a bunch of meals waiting for me to throw in at dinnertime!

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  2. Great idea!! My family wouldn’t eat these (picky), but I would! I make pouches for baby and toddler in the freezer (they’re a treat for toddler or when she gets jealous of baby’s!), and sometimes I freeze marinated chicken breasts in pre-portioned ziplocs. Right after I go shopping i separate the chicken and marinate them. But I have no meals ready in the freezer! Also – cute Elizabeth is right!!!

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    1. Haha, *I’m* actually the one who won’t eat these at our house! I don’t eat sausage (ever!) and I very rarely eat egg. But I make them for him (and our son, Joshua) out of pure love!
      What do you put in the pouches?! I’d love to have some ideas for Sam and Elizabeth (when she’s a bit older, of course). Great idea about the chicken!

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  3. I’ve been meaning to do this or something similar, since I typically don’t want to cook in the mornings. I hadn’t thought about baking the scrambled eggs — makes it a very easy prep meal. And I love your tip for reusing the foil.

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