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English Muffin and Egg Recipes

English Muffin and Egg Recipes

Posted on: April 19th 2022

When you wake up first thing in the morning, there’s little else better than enjoying a breakfast of English muffins or eggs — or both. Combining these common breakfast choices is a great way to make an easy breakfast you can eat in your breakfast nook or take with you on the go.

The best part of these foods is their versatility, meaning you can use any ingredients you have on hand to create an excellent meal — no matter when you decide to eat it. Below are some of our favorite English muffin and egg recipes to satisfy your protein and carb cravings. Don’t be surprised if some of these end up in your go-to recipes folder!

1. English Muffin and Sausage Sandwich

This list begins with the quintessential English muffin and sausage sandwich. If you love eating these sandwiches from your favorite breakfast spots, you’ll be glad to know they’re incredibly easy to make at home. Save some money by eating in and indulging in your favorite morning meal with just a few ingredients.

To make this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 4 English muffins, halved
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 American cheese slices
  • 4 breakfast sausage patties
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a jumbo muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each muffin cup with a cracked egg, sprinkle the eggs with salt and pepper, and bake until the eggs are set to your preferred doneness. While the eggs cook, place the sausage patties in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook until browned.

Top the bottom halves of the muffins with the sausage patty, egg, and cheese, and complete your sandwich with the other muffin half.

2. Open-Face English Muffin Sandwich With Egg

This open-face sandwich offers a slightly different take on the classic English muffin and egg ‘wich. Fortunately, it’s just as easy to make this recipe, and you’ll love the savory end result.

Share these among friends at a get-together, or make some for yourself and freeze the rest for later. All you need to do is put the baking sheet in the freezer and let the muffin halves freeze. Then, place them in a zipper storage bag and return them to the freezer.

To create this egg and muffin favorite, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 English muffins, halved
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and cook the ground sausage until browned. Drain the sausage fat. Add the cheddar cheese, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt.

Spread the eight muffin halves on a baking sheet, and evenly distribute the sausage and cheese across them. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes. While the muffin halves bake, fry the eggs in a skillet to your preferred doneness. Top the finished open-face sandwiches with the fried eggs and serve immediately.

3. Poached Eggs on English Muffins

If you’re enjoying your free time and want to try your hand at a more involved English muffin and egg recipe, try this one. Poached eggs are a delight to have, and combining them with the tastes of an English muffin, breakfast sausage, and perfectly lemony hollandaise sauce provides the ideal morning dish.

To make this recipe, gather these ingredients:

  • 6 breakfast sausage patties
  • 6 English muffins, halved
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • White pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tomato, sliced

Heat a pan over medium-high heat and cook the sausage patties until browned. Toast the English muffin halves in your oven or toaster.

For the poached eggs, boil water in a deep pan or pot and add the white vinegar. One at a time, crack 6 of the eggs into a ladle and gently pour the eggs into the water. Let them cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, and remove them with a slotted spoon. Place them on a paper towel to drain.

To create the hollandaise sauce for the poached eggs, take the remaining 6 eggs and separate the yolks from the whites. Add the egg yolks, a pinch of white pepper and salt, and lemon juice to a blender and combine for 30 seconds. Slowly pour in the melted butter and blend until the sauce becomes emulsified. For this step, ensure the butter is hot enough to emulsify with the egg yolks, but not boiling.

Cut a tomato into slices. Take the bottom halves of the English muffins and top them with the sausage patties, tomato slices, and poached eggs. Drizzle the hollandaise sauce over it, and serve immediately with the muffin tops on the side.

4. English Muffin and Egg Sandwich With Avocado

Avocado lovers, this one’s for you. Whether you like your avocados smashed or thinly sliced, this recipe will provide you with the perfect dose of this fruit, great for you and a loved one to enjoy. This sandwich is simple to put together and can even provide you with a lunchtime meal to take on the go.

Whip up this recipe using these ingredients:

  • 2 English muffins, halved
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 American cheese slices
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Toast the English muffin halves in your toaster or oven. Bring a skillet to medium-high heat and cook the eggs to your preferred doneness, adding salt and pepper. While the eggs are frying, split an avocado open and either scoop the avocado out to create a mash or cut it into thin slices. If you’re making a spread, add a pinch of salt and pepper the avocado as you mash it.

Top the bottom halves of the muffins with the egg, cheese, and avocado, and finish it off with the top muffin halves.

5. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Sandwiches

Bacon and eggs are much-loved staples of the average American breakfast. Their flavors meld wonderfully together, and they give you a hit of protein that can help lower cravings for higher-calorie foods later in the day. If you want to add a little more substance to your egg and bacon breakfasts, bring in some English muffins and your favorite cheese for a new take.

Put together a couple of bacon, egg, and cheese English muffin sandwiches for you and a loved one to enjoy with these ingredients:

  • 2 English muffins, halved
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 2 large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the English muffins in half, spread them on a baking sheet, and evenly distribute the cheese between each one. Add cheese to both the bottom and top halves of the muffins for a double-cheese layer. Lightly toast the English muffin halves for about 5 minutes in the oven or until the cheese melts.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until it’s as crispy as you like it. Remove the bacon and transfer it to a plate with paper towels. Using the bacon grease, fry the eggs to your preferred doneness, adding salt and pepper.

Assemble the sandwich by topping the bottom muffin halves with the bacon and fried eggs. Finish it with the top muffin halves and serve immediately.

6. Tomato, Feta, and Olive Oil Egg Bites on an English Muffin

You might be someone who only has time for a bite to eat before going off to work. If that’s the case, you’ll love these tasty, protein-rich English muffin egg bites. You can place them on a toasted English muffin to indulge in some carbs along with your healthful breakfast or eat them alone — they’re that versatile.

Make them with the following recipe:

  • 12 eggs
  • 6 English muffins, halved
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • ⅔ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ⅔ cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley for garnish

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by brushing it with olive oil, and whisk together the eggs and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Evenly distribute the feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and onion into each muffin cup, and pour the egg mixture over them. Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes or until the egg bites appear to be set.

While the egg bites are cooking, toast your English muffin halves. You can do this with a toaster or place them in the oven with the egg bites, baking for 10 minutes on each side. When both the egg bites and English muffins are done, place the bites on the muffin halves and garnish them with parsley.

7. Egg in a Hole on an English Muffin

Egg in a hole is often made with slices of toast, but you can try an English muffin for a slightly different spin on this classic morning meal. The best part of this meal is that it can easily transform into a sandwich, offering you a more substantial breakfast to ensure you’re full and energized for the day ahead.

Make egg in a hole with an English muffin by gathering these ingredients and following these steps:

  • 2 English muffins, halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 sausage patties
  • 2 slices of your favorite cheese

Use a round cookie cutter to hollow out a hole in each muffin top, saving the cut-out centers. Spread softened butter on the top and bottom halves and centers. Heat a skillet over medium heat and toast the muffin bottoms and centers until lightly toasted. Transfer to a plate.

Add the muffin tops to the pan and crack an egg in each hole, sprinkling a pinch of salt and pepper over each. Cook for about 1 to 3 minutes and flip. If you prefer sunny side up eggs, toast both sides of the muffin tops first before cracking in the eggs.

Using the same pan, cook the sausage patties. After you flip them, add the cheese slices on top and cook until the sausage is browned. To assemble your sandwich, place the patties on the bottom halves of the muffins and top with the egg-in-a-hole muffin tops. Use the centers you saved for dipping into the egg yolk.

8. English Muffin and Egg Breakfast Bakes

For a slightly new twist on the classic breakfast bake, try adding English muffins to the next casserole you make. Whip up this meal on a slow Saturday or Sunday morning when you have all the time in the world to get the ingredients just right and thoroughly enjoy this savory dish. You’ll thank yourself for taking the time to put this hearty casserole together.

To make an English muffin and egg breakfast bake, procure these ingredients and follow these steps:

  • 6 English muffins, split into 1-inch pieces
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • ½ white onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Coat a 9-by-13-inch cooking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Break the muffins up into 1-inch pieces and spread them on a baking sheet, then toast until nicely browned for about 15 minutes.

While the muffins bake, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the ground sausage, white onion, and bell pepper, cooking until the sausage is browned. Remove from the heat and transfer the sausage and vegetables to a plate. Once the muffin pieces are done, layer them along the bottom of the casserole dish along with the sausage mixture and cheese. Reserve a half cup of the cheese.

Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a bowl and pour it over the casserole, and add the remaining cheese on top. Cover the dish and let it refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the casserole for about 40 to 50 minutes, and let it cool for 10 minutes. Cut it into squares and serve immediately.

9. English Muffin Pizza

When you don’t have the time to make a full-size pizza, a mini version can be a great treat, whether you’re hosting a party for friends or simply making a quick and easy dinner after work. English muffin pizzas provide all the same delicious, savory flavors you’d get from a larger pizza with a fun twist.

Plus, toasting the bread for a shorter time before you add the toppings ensures you get that desired crunch while still allowing some of the pizza sauce to absorb, melding the flavors and avoiding soggy bread. Expect to be making a lot of these in the future, especially if you have hungry kids.

Here’s what you’ll need to make English muffin pizzas:

  • 4 English muffins, halved
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup of your favorite cheese
  • ¾ cup pizza sauce
  • Your choice of toppings, such as pepperoni, ham, spinach, peppers, basil leaves, etc.
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Split the English muffins to make 8 halves and toast them for about 5 minutes — preferably on a baking sheet to keep all of your cooking contained to a single pan for convenience. After they come out of the oven, use a spoon to spread pizza sauce over each muffin half. Add Italian seasoning and a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper to each pizza, then top with cheese and your desired toppings.

Place the muffin halves back in the oven and bake for 10 minutes until the cheese melts. Serve immediately.

10. Ham, Spinach, and Cheese-Stuffed English Muffins

This list offers plenty of sandwich and open-face English muffin options, but what about stuffed muffins? If you love biting into a stuffed sandwich to get a flavorful treat in the middle, this recipe will easily suit your palate. Plus, the ingredients and cooking process are simple enough that you can make this meal whenever the mood strikes.

Here’s how to make ham, spinach, and cheese-stuffed English muffins:

  • 2 English muffins
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 4 ham slices, chopped
  • ½ cup of your favorite cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cheese, chopped spinach, and chopped ham and set aside. Use a knife to cut a slit in the sides of the English muffins, making sure to avoid going all the way through to the other side. Divide the egg mixture equally between the 2 muffins, spooning it into the cuts you’ve made.

Melt the butter in the skillet and let both English muffins cook on one side for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, flip them over and let them cook on the other side. Serve immediately.

11. Italian Sausage and Egg English Muffin Sandwich

Italian sausage offers a delicious protein boost to help you start your day right, but it can also serve as a great food choice for any time of day. Make this sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or even breakfast-for-dinner — you’ll surely have a hit on your hands every time. For extra flavor, choose a spicy variety of Italian sausage.

Make this versatile sandwich by gathering the following ingredients:

  • 2 English muffins, halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 Italian sausage patties
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup of your favorite cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Butter and toast the English muffin halves in your toaster or oven. In a skillet, cook the sausage patties for a total of 8 to 10 minutes, flipping on both sides. Add the cheese to each of the sausage patties and let it melt — cover your skillet for about 1 minute to speed this process along.

Once the patties are done, add the eggs to the same pan to cook in the sausage grease. Season the eggs with salt and pepper and fry them to your desired doneness. Take the toasted English muffins and top them with the sausage patties and eggs to make 2 sandwiches. Serve immediately.

12. Breakfast Nachos

Breakfast nachos are a savory and filling breakfast meal that will give you the kick of energy you need to get through the rest of your day. They combine a common snack and dinner food with the early morning tastes of bacon, eggs, and English muffins for a mouth-watering flavor combination.

To make them, you’ll need:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 4 English muffins, halved
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ yellow, red, or white onion
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 6 bacon slices, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Combine the onion, tomato, cilantro, avocado, jalapeno, and lime juice in a bowl, season the mixture with kosher salt, and set it aside. On a baking sheet or in a toaster, toast your English muffins on both sides until browned.

Add a tablespoon of butter to a skillet over medium heat. Whisk your eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper and scramble them in the skillet, cooking them until they’re only just set, and turn off the heat.

If you used a toaster to brown the English muffins, place them on a baking sheet and top the halves with cheese, bacon, corn, black beans, and eggs. Place the sheet in the oven and broil until the cheese begins to melt and brown. Top the muffin halves with the tomato mixture from earlier, cut into small squares, and serve immediately.

13. English Muffin French Toast

For a sweet end to this recipe list, take a bite of this English muffin french toast topped with berries, powdered sugar, and decadent maple syrup. This recipe is an excellent choice if you’re craving something that’s both sweet and filling for breakfast, and it’s easy and quick to make, helping you settle your hunger in a flash.

Prepare this meal for the sweet tooths in your family or friend group by using these ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 English muffins, halved
  • Fresh berries, like blueberries or raspberries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup

Heat a nonstick skillet to medium-high heat and prepare it with nonstick cooking spray. In a shallow container, whisk the eggs, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Split the English muffins in half and dip both sides of each half in the mixture. Place the muffin halves in the skillet and cook until both sides are golden brown. Transfer the muffin halves to a plate.

Sprinkle powdered sugar onto the muffins and top with fresh berries. Drizzle the muffins with maple syrup and serve immediately.

Start Your Breakfast Right With These Egg and English Muffin Recipes

With these 13 egg and English muffin recipes, you’ll surely find some sweet or savory ideas to make your breakfast a memorable event every morning. If you want to get the most out of these egg recipes, buy fresh, top-quality eggs from Sauder’s Eggs at a store near you — from one family to another to yours.

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