Quick and Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Do you eat breakfast in the morning?

You know it’s the most important meal of the day, your mom always told you that. But no, you don’t, do you?

You hit the snooze button a dozen times. Once it is clear that you will be late no matter how fast you get ready, you compel your body through force of sheer will to toss off the warm hug of blankets and drag yourself to your feet.

Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

Pure delicious

Then: quick shower, coffee, get dressed, grab your stuff and book out the door. Maybe you have time to pick up a quick little breakfast sandwich at a fast food restaurant or, god forbid, 7-11.

Please stop. That’s gross.

Instead, on your next day off, make up a few of these fresh and homemade breakfast sandwiches. Wrapped in parchment paper, you are just 30 microwaved seconds from a truly delicious, homemade breakfast.

Step 1) Breakfast sausage. Jimmy Dean’s Hot is a good one. Make patties. Brown those bad boys up.

Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

Sausage patties shrink up, so make them a little bigger than your biscuits

Step 2) Make some biscuits. Homemade earns rainbow brownie points, but Pillsbury Grands are nice and easy too.

Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

Golden brown and delicious

Step 3) Fry some eggs. I preheat a non-stick pan over low heat for a few minutes, then brown some butter (want more flavor in your eggs? Give the butter some flavor!). Crack an egg into a small ramekin (not the pan itself), and, with the pan tilted slightly, carefully slide the egg into the pan. Cook until side one is done, then ever so gently flip. No spatulas. You can do it!

Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

The art of the fried egg

Step 4) Add cheese, maybe some stoneground mustard, or whatever other toppings you like.

Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

Pillows of deliciousness

Step 5) Eat it, yo.

Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

Papa Bear could not wait to eat his

When you make these sandwiches fresh, you can have a nice gooey yolk. If you are reheating, the egg will cook fully, but it is still delicious.

Just wrap your leftover sandwiches in parchment paper, and pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds.

It’s like breakfast magic!

What’s your quick and easy go-to breakfast food? Or are you a non-breakfast eater?


  1. Good stuff! I still haven’t mastered the no-spatula egg flip, though. And not for lack of trying.

    • Natalie Webb says:

      I’ve got your back Marie. This is the ultimate primer on eggs and the perfect fried egg – complete with flip. The demo starts at minute-mark 7:16, but this is Alton Brown – he is hysterical and sexy and geeky and the MAN. Baby Bear has adored this show and asked for it by name since she was a baby. When the puppets come out, she always exclaims loudly, “silly Alton!”

      Hope it helps, and let me know when you master it. You will!