If you like savory, delicious, and high-protein breakfasts, try this Sausage Breakfast Sandwich! The recipe couldn't be more simple, and they take less than 10 minutes to make.
This breakfast sandwich is way better than a Jimmy Dean's Sausage Breakfast Sandwich and even a McDonald's Egg McMuffin (in my opinion). These are also more cost-effective and take only about 10 minutes to make!
❤️Why You'll Love this Recipe
- Quick and easy: One of these sandwiches takes about 10 minutes to make and requires only 7 ingredients.
- Family-friendly: Switch up your family's regular breakfast and throw it all together in a sandwich.
- Versatile: One of the many things I love about a sausage breakfast sandwich is that they're never boring. This is because of the endless toppings you can add: avocado, hot sauce, bacon, salsa, and more!
- High in protein: One sandwich contains roughly 16 grams of protein.
- English muffin: Most English muffins contain milk. It's very important to read ingredient lists and find a brand that doesn't contain milk products. The two brands I recommend are Great Value from Walmart and Food for Life. Always check product ingredients and cross-contamination labels if needed!
- Sausage: You can use any brand of sausage that you like but the ones I recommend are Odom's Tennessee Pride Mild Breakfast Sausage Patties. They aren't very thick and have such a good flavor!
- Cheese: The dairy-free cheese slices I use are the Violife Just Like Cheddar Slices. A couple of other dairy-free options are Daiya American Cheese slices and Follow Your Heart American Cheese slices. I can't attest to their taste or meltyness, because they're currently not available at my local grocery store. You can also skip the cheese completely. In this case, my preference would be to make an over-medium egg for that runny egg yolk! It'll help make up for the lack of cheese.
- English muffin: Use regular bread to toast, a (homemade dairy-free) biscuit, or even small pancakes to use in place of the English muffins. The pancake version reminds me of a McDonald's McGriddle. They would be delicious with these Oat Milk Pancakes with some maple extract! For a gluten-free option, the brand Katz makes some that are gluten and dairy-free that can be purchased online on their website. You can also use any store-bought bread that is gluten-free and dairy-free.
- Sausage: Of course, you can make this a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich! Turkey bacon would be a delicious option too. You could also omit the meat and just have an egg sandwich! The options are endless.
- Egg: If you can't eat eggs, try using something called JUST Egg. It's a liquid egg replacement that scrambles up like a real egg. I've used it before with this JUST Egg French Toast recipe. Or, use no egg and just sausage and cheese.
- Cheese: You can omit the non-dairy cheese from the sandwich if you'd like. I would recommend replacing it with a healthy fat source like avocado. This will provide creaminess and flavor!
- Avocado: Add avocado slices or an avocado mash with some salt!
- Egg: You can really prepare the eggs any way you want. Even scrambled!
- Hot sauce
- Tomatoes or salsa
- Egg ring or round biscuit cutter (optional)
🔪How to Make a Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
- Cook the sausage patty in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and fully cooked. Then turn the heat down to medium heat.
2. Grease the inside of an egg ring and add ½ tablespoon of non-dairy butter to the pan where the egg will cook. Once it's melted, set the ring on the pan and crack the egg into the ring. Let it cook for about 2 to 4 minutes (depending on how you like your egg) before removing the egg ring. Add salt and pepper, then flip the egg and let it cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
3. Toast the English muffins, then take the bottom muffin and place the cheese on top. Microwave it for about 15 seconds or until fully melted.
4. Spread non-dairy butter inside the English muffin and assemble your sandwich. Enjoy!
Store leftovers in the refrigerator (in an airtight container) for 3 to 4 days.
Freezer: Wrap each sandwich tightly with plastic wrap, transfer to a freezer-safe ziplock bag, and store for up to 2 months. I would allow the non-dairy cheese to melt some before freezing to prevent it from becoming crumbly once frozen.
Reheating: Let the sandwich thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm it in the microwave wrapped in a paper towel (plastic wrap removed) for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Or you can microwave the frozen sandwich by wrapping it in a paper towel and microwaving it for 1 minute at 70% power. Then flip it over and microwave for 1 more minute at 70% power.
- Make the eggs your way: How you make the eggs really doesn't matter and is totally preference. There are so many options for preparation. You can cook the eggs over medium (about 2 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute), or cook it a little longer until it's over-hard and the yolk is completely cooked! Some even like to use an egg baking tray or a muffin tin to pour the beaten eggs into to bake. This gives you cooked round disks of egg.
- Toast and butter the English muffin: English muffins have to be at least a little bit crispy with (non-dairy) butter on them, otherwise, they can be dry and bland.
- Melt the cheese in the microwave: Non-dairy cheese melts better this way. If you try to melt the cheese on the eggs or sausage, it can overcook them and the non-dairy cheese won't be as melty.
⁉️Frequently Asked Question
Sausage adds a large amount of calories, saturated fats, and sodium. Sausage is also a processed meat that should be consumed occasionally rather than regularly. English muffins are a better choice than a biscuit breakfast sandwich because they are lighter in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. To read more on the nutrition of breakfast sandwiches, visit this article from the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Most breakfast sandwiches use either cheddar or American cheese.
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Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Microwave safe bowl or double boiler
- Baking tray lined with parchment paper or wax paper
- 1 pound strawberries
- ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips semi-sweet
- ½ tablespoon coconut oil about 1 ½ teaspoons
- Wash the strawberries, then pat them dry with a kitchen cloth. Next, dry them individually with paper towels to ensure they're completely dry.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for 45 seconds then stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until smooth. Be careful microwaving it too long or you'll run the risk of burning the chocolate.
- Hold the strawberries by the green stem and dip each berry in the melted chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip off, then place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Refrigerate the berries until the chocolate is set (about 15 minutes).
- Optionally drizzle the remaining melted chocolate on the rest of the berries using a piping bag. Refrigerate for another 10 minutes or until the chocolate is set. Enjoy!
- Storing: Store leftover chocolate covered strawberries on a baking tray (or plate) covered in plastic wrap for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. For best quality, it's recommended to eat them within 24 hours.
- Dry the strawberries REALLY well after washing them: Any water/moisture left on the strawberries will keep the chocolate from sticking to the strawberry. Use paper towels to dry each strawberry individually to ensure they all come out dry.
Additional note: The nutrition label is only an estimate. Amounts may vary.