Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have a mother that made sure we ate breakfast every day before school. Most of the time, this would entail her making some form of hot breakfast, whether that be scrambled eggs or Cream of Wheat. (Is that even a thing anymore?) It was never anything super fancy, but it was always substantial enough to get me through until lunch. Once I got to high school, though, she got clever and started prepping breakfast sandwiches for the week to be stored in the freezer and microwaved in the morning. We could just go in the freezer, grab a sandwich, heat it up, and go. Honestly, I ate those on the drive to school. Every. Single. Day. Because let’s be real, I woke up 15 minutes before I needed to leave. Ah, high school.
Now, I appreciate the effort my mom put into ensuring that our tummies were full before school. I also appreciate (arguably more) that her recipe for breakfast sandwiches is super easy + versatile, because now I can make them in college. I’ve decided to share the recipe with you all, incase you want an easy, hot breakfast for the days you wake up 15 minutes before you need to leave.
6 whole grain English muffins, sliced
6- 2 oz sausage patties
6 slices cheddar cheese
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1. Heat medium-sized skillet to medium heat. Add patties.
2. Cook 5 minutes per side, or until sausage is browned and not pink in the middle.
3. Save grease from the sausage patties.
4. Whisk eggs, salt, + pepper together in a bowl with a fork. (Optional: add 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese for extra fluffy eggs. Trust me on this one.)
5. Add eggs to skillet, stirring constantly until eggs are cooked thoroughly.
6. Remove eggs from heat.
7. Assemble sandwiches. Split English muffin, place cheese on one half and the sausage patty to the other. Add a heaping spoonful of eggs on top of the cheese.
8. Wrap in parchment paper and freeze up to 2 weeks.
9. When ready to reheat, keep the sandwich in the parchment paper and microwave for 1.5 minutes.
Although these sandwiches take a little bit of initial prep, I promise you they’re 100% worth it. The sausage can be substituted with things like bacon and ham and you can use any cheese you want. You can really make these your own. And the best part? It only requires 1.5 minutes to heat up in the morning. Score.