Wake up to an Easy Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich this week! It's super delicious and takes minutes to make!
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Are you someone that can eat the same things over and over again without getting sick of them?
I'm not at all, except when it comes to breakfast. For the most part, I stick to my tried-and-true overnight oats or a breakfast sandwich, and they never get old. Relying on these delicious recipes just makes mornings easier.
Since I've already shown you how to make overnight oats, I thought it was high time that I gave you the recipe for my other morning fave.
This Easy Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich is a super delicious recipe that I rely on more than any other (literally, I eat this four to five days a week). And it only takes a few minutes to make!
I've been a fan of breakfast sandwiches for a while now. It all started with my Egg and Roasted Veggie Breakfast Sandwich, a knock off of a Starbuck's fave that they've sadly discontinued.
That egg sandwich is definitely delish, but this Easy Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich is the one I make almost every day!
It's so tasty and cheesy, but best of all, it's ready in minutes. Pair it with your fave coffee, and you'll have breakfast on the table in 10 minutes.
This easy breakfast recipe is basically a vegetarian Egg McMuffin, but much healthier and definitely tastier!
How to Make an Easy Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
This vegetarian breakfast sandwich is ready fast, so gather all your ingredients and let's get started!
Start by heating a pan over medium heat. While the pan warms up, you can prep your ingredients.
I use veggie bacon strips for my sandwich, but you could use a veggie sausage patty, or skip the fake meat altogether (still totally delicious!). And of course, if you eat meat you can use the real deal. Just keep in mind that if you make a substitution, it may take longer to cook.
Once your pan is hot, add the veggie bacon. Then, pop your English muffin in the toaster. That way, everything will be ready at the same time.
When your bacon is browned and crispy (watch the fake bacon closely, it cooks fast), transfer it to a plate and add your egg to the pan.
I prefer to make this sandwich with a scrambled egg, but my husband prefers an over easy egg. Both work, so choose whatever you prefer:
- For a scrambled egg, crack an egg in a small bowl and season it with salt and pepper. Then, beat the egg until it's frothy.
- For an over easy egg, simply crack the egg in a bowl.
Once you add your egg to the pan, use a spatula to draw the egg toward the center of the pan. You basically want to form a little circle with your egg that's just about the same size as your English Muffin. If you're making an over easy egg, now is the time to season it with salt and pepper.
I use my KitchenAid Silicone Spoon Spatula for this ... it won't melt, and the shape makes forming the egg patty easy. It may be a little weird to love a spatula, but I've had mine for over 10 years, and it's still going strong!
When the egg is set on one side, flip it over and cook it on the other side.
When your egg is done, it's time to assemble your Easy Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches!
Place half of the English muffin on a plate and top with the veggie bacon (break, fold, or cut it in half to fit the sandwich). Then, top the bacon with the egg and a slice of cheese.
A note about the cheese: I usually fold in the corners of the cheese slice toward the center to form a smaller square that fits perfectly on top the egg. Also, the heat from the egg should melt your cheese, but if it doesn't, you can always pop your sandwich in the microwave for a few seconds. Feel free to use your favorite kind of cheese. I love pepper jack.
Top your egg sandwich with the second half of the English Muffin, and it's time to eat!
There's nothing like a hot breakfast to start the day, and this recipe couldn't be easier to make. Once you learn how to make these simple Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches, your morning routine will never be the same.
Easy Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
- nonstick cooking spray
- 2 slices veggie bacon, optional (I like Morningstar Farms)
- 1 whole wheat english muffin
- 1 large egg
- 1 slice cheese (I like Pepper Jack or Cheddar)
- Spray a medium frying pan with nonstick spray and heat over medium heat.
- When pan is hot, add veggie bacon. Cook until lightly browned on one side, then flip and cook until browned on other side.
- Once bacon starts cooking, start toasting English muffin in toaster.
- While bacon is cooking, crack egg in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Use a fork to beat egg until frothy. Set aside.*
- Remove cooked bacon from pan; set aside until ready to assemble sandwich.
- Return pan to heat and add egg. Using a spatula, quickly draw egg toward center of pan, shaping into a round egg "patty".
- When egg is cooked on one side, flip and cook on the other side.
- To assemble, place half an English muffin on a plate. Top with bacon, then add cooked egg and cheese. Top with remaining English muffin half.
- Serve breakfast sandwich immediately. Enjoy!
Customize this Recipe to Your Taste
This Easy Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich recipe is pretty basic. It's easy to change up the ingredients slightly to create a whole new taste.
Here are some easy ideas to get you started:
- Serve the sandwich on a roll, biscuit, focaccia roll, or even toast.
- Skip the veggie bacon for a simple egg sandwich that's even faster to make.
- Top the sandwich with roasted veggies, avocado, or sliced tomato.
- Add sauteed greens for extra nutrients.
- Cook your egg in butter for an extra indulgent sandwich. My mother-in-law does this, and it's so good!
- Add a few dashes of hot sauce to spice things up.
Want more recipes like these Easy Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches?
If you enjoyed this delicious egg sandwich recipe, here are some other breakfast recipes I know you'll love, too:
- Egg and Roasted Veggie Breakfast Sandwiches
- Vegetarian Sausage and Egg Hand Pies
- Mexican Breakfast Tostadas
- Easy Egg and Black Bean Tacos
- Spicy Egg and Potato Breakfast Burritos
- Vegetarian Breakfast Enchiladas
What is your favorite breakfast recipe?