Sausage Egg McMuffin Copycat

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Confession time… My husband gets up early for work. Most of the time he skips breakfast and makes a stop at the nearest gas station for a sugar filled doughnut or greasy breakfast burrito. Ugh! Back in the day and 2 kids ago, I had a hot breakfast ready for him every morning. Over time, our increasingly busy schedules made this less of a priority. I am feeling guilty now, so something must be done! One of my new year resolutions is to revive my domestic diva and come up with some prep ahead/batch cook recipes I can send him off to work with. One of his favorite fast food items is the McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin. Thank you Pinterest for this healthier, cost friendly, make at home version!

Sausage Egg McMuffin Copycat

Ingredients

  • 6 English muffins, separated with knife
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 sausage patties, cooked (optional) You could also use slices of ham or Canadian bacon!
  • 6 slices cheese, any kind you like
  • butter
  • cooking spray
  • Jumbo Muffin or Whoopie Pie tin

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Spray muffin or whoopie pie pan with cooking spray. Crack 1 egg into each tin. Cook approx 10-15 minutes depending on how you like your eggs.
  2. I bought a sausage roll and made my own sausage patties (about 2-3 oz each cooked in the skillet until done). You can also buy pre-made patties in the freezer section of your local grocery store for quicker assembly and less mess.
  3. Let your eggs and sausage patties cool. Lightly butter insides of English muffins. Assemble the McMuffins, each with an egg, a sausage patty and slice of cheese.
  4. You can serve immediately, store in the refrigerator or freeze individually wrapped in foil. If you freeze them, I have found it works best to pull them out of the freezer and let them thaw over night. In the morning place in the oven at 350 for 10-20 minutes until warmed all the way through.
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I originally tried a regular sized muffin tin for the eggs but the size was all wrong. While scouting Amazon for a bigger muffin tin, I cam across this Wilton Nonstick 12-Cavity Whoopie Pie Pan. It’s perfect!

The eggs come out just the right size!

 

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I would love more ideas and suggestions for make ahead breakfasts! What is a favorite at your house? 

Wilton Nonstick 12-Cavity Whoopie Pie Pan

Wilton Nonstick 12-Cavity Whoopie Pie Pan $8.99

Comments

  • Tawnya Baird

    I make these all the time for my family for breakfast. To cut calories even more and not sacrifice flavor and texture you can swap the sausage out for a chicken italian sausage, and the cheese for a reduced fat/fat free cheese slice. I like the kroger brand. I have a picky picky hubby and he loves them.

    • Pam Stenquist

      I love the whoopi pan idea for making a large number of sandwiches. Morning Star Farms vegetarian breakfast sausage patties are awesome in these sandwiches…just had one myself 🙂 Also turkey sausage patties, both great ways to enjoy sausage without all the fat!!

  • Shannon B

    Looking for a suggestion – how long would you reheat in a toaster oven instead of a regular oven?

    • Jessica

      I do not have a toaster oven so I am not sure. Pulling it out the night before to thaw will definitely cut down on re-heat time.

  • Melanie

    I love the idea of making a bunch and freezing them! I like to freeze waffles, pancakes, and french toast. Then just pop them in the microwave for a minute and then finish them off in the toaster.

  • Abigail P.

    we made these yesterday for our weekend breakfast. they taste even better than mcdonalds and i know that they are made with “real food.” lol

  • Sierra

    I make a similiar type of breakfast muffin but use the jumbo style refrigerated biscuits instead of English muffins. Put half in the bottom of a jumbo style cupcake pan (6 cupcakes) place a piece of sausage I’ve used vegetarian, turkey or regualr frozen sausage patties. Sausage is usually thawed before placing it on the biscuit) then crack an egg and scramble a little and pour over sausage, add a little grated cheese and then last put the rest of the biscuit on top. Have the oven heated to the biscuit directions. These are gobbled up right away around here when I make these.

  • Emily

    Do you toast the English muffins first?

    • Jessica

      I didn’t. When I re-heated them in the oven they kind of toasted themselves. I don’t see why you couldn’t if you wanted to though!

  • Diana Lowell

    I make an egg casserole I use low fat jimmy dean sausage brown with 1 cup onions and 1/2 green pepper Put in 13X9 casserole pour 6 scrambled eggs or one carton egg beaters pour 8 oz bag grated cheese and bake at 350 for 50 mins and then cut in squares

  • Helen in Meridian

    I saw whoppie pie pans on clearance somewhere this week. I think it was a Walmart with the Christmas stuff.

  • Jeanne

    I make my favorite omelet(veggies, etc.), remove from pan when done to cooling rack. Cut to desired size with biscuit cutter. Use sausage of choice or bacon. Slightly toast muffins. When all are cool wrap in sandwich bag or plastic & freeze. To heat; wrap in paper towel and microwave 1 to 1 min. 15 sec. depending on size of sandwich.

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