Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast sandwiches are a hearty and satisfying breakfast for early working days and school mornings. They are also ideal for camping trips! This recipe comes together fast and is easy to scale up or down.

Homemade breakfast sandwiches are so much better than fast food egg mcmuffins! On more relaxed mornings, we typically make individual breakfast sandwiches or these fresh open-faced Avocado Spread Sandwiches. You’ll want to keep this make-ahead tutorial for busy mornings or to feed a crowd.

Stack of freezer friendly breakfast sandwiches

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Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches:

Freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches are the best way to batch cook and meal prep for breakfast. My sister-in-law Inna gave me this helpful make-ahead breakfast idea. Prepping the English muffins and the eggs all at once is fast and couldn’t be easier. We wrap in plastic wrap and they keep really well in a freezer-safe bag.

Baking the eggs in a single casserole dish is brilliant. They puff up like a souffle and the egg patties taste like the best scrambled eggs; soft, fluffy, moist and have great flavor with the shredded cheese mixed in. You can cut the eggs into 6 equal squares or use this round cookie cutter for a prettier look (plus you’ll get to eat the remaining egg in the pan)!

Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches tacked and packaged ready for the freezer

Can I substitute the Ham?

We prefer ham for breakfast sandwiches since it reheats really well, but you can use your favorite deli meat like Canadian bacon, turkey or chicken. You can also use cooked strips of bacon, or breakfast sausage patties (try the homemade patties in our guacamole brunch sandwiches).

Ingredients for breakfast sandwiches with English muffins, ham, cheese, eggs, sour cream and milk

How to Reheat Breakfast Sandwiches:

Reheat from frozen: remove plastic wrap, place sandwich on a paper towel and microwave for 3 minutes, turning halfway, or warm until heated through.

Reheat from thawed:  thaw overnight in the refrigerator, remove plastic wrap, and place sandwich on paper towel-lined plate and microwave 1 minute or just until hot. To reheat in the air fryer, thaw overnight then heat at 350˚F for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

To reheat for camping – thaw sandwich and keep it tightly wrapped in heavy-duty aluminum foil and place onto a grill or over a campfire. Thick/heavy-duty aluminum foil is best so the muffin doesn’t burn before it has a chance to heat through (3-5 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill).

Foil wrapped breakfast sandwich for camping meal prep

Breakfast Sandwich Add-Ins:

We love adding something fresh to the sandwich when serving. A fresh ingredient like salad greens, avocado or your favorite sauce is a chef’s secret to making something taste like it was freshly cooked. Serve breakfast sandwiches with:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Guacamole
  • Sriracha or Tabasco hot sauce
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Fresh Spinach leaves
  • Tomato, freshly sliced

Assembled make-ahead breakfast sandwiches

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Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

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Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast sandwiches are a hearty and satisfying breakfast for early working days and school mornings. They are also ideal for camping trips! This recipe comes together fast and is easy to scale up or down.
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 breakfast sandwiches
  • 8 eggs, (large)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded or your favorite cheese
  • 6 English muffins
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, plus more to grease the pan
  • 4 oz Monterey Jack Cheese, (6 slices) or your favorite cheese
  • 8 oz Black Forest Ham, (12 slices) or your favorite deli meat

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 8 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1 Tbsp sour cream, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and whisk thoroughly. Stir in 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.  Pour mixture into buttered 9x13 casserole and bake at 350˚F for 18-20 minutes or until fluffy and not wet on top when poked with your fingertips. Remove from the oven cool 10-15 min in the pan then cut into 6 equal squares or use a large round cookie cutter to cut out 6 circles.
  • Set the oven to broil on high heat. Cut English muffins into halves and butter the cut side and place cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil in the center of the oven for 2-4 minutes or until the tops are golden and lightly crisp. Remove from the oven and lightly cool while preparing toppings.
  • Assemble the breakfast sandwiches with the bottom bun first, then the egg, followed by a slice of cheese, 2 slices of ham and finally the top bun.
  • Wrap tightly in plastic wrap (or in aluminum foil if using for camping) then place in a large freezer-safe ziploc bag and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze up to 2 months.

Notes

To Reheat Breakfast Sandwiches:
*From frozen: remove plastic wrap, place on a paper towel and microwave 3 min on high, (turning halfway) or until warmed through.
*From thawed:  thaw overnight in refrigerator, remove plastic wrap, and microwave on paper towel-lined plate 1 min or just until hot.
*For camping - thaw sandwich, keep tightly wrapped in heavy-duty aluminum foil and place onto grill or over campfire for 3-5 min.

Nutrition Per Serving

455kcal Calories30g Carbs31g Protein23g Fat11g Saturated Fat293mg Cholesterol1389mg Sodium373mg Potassium2g Fiber3g Sugar780IU Vitamin A342mg Calcium2.4mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Amount per Serving
Calories
455
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Cholesterol
 
293
mg
98
%
Sodium
 
1389
mg
60
%
Potassium
 
373
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
30
g
10
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
Vitamin A
 
780
IU
16
%
Calcium
 
342
mg
34
%
Iron
 
2.4
mg
13
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezer breakfast sandwiches
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 455

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  • Teresa Y.
    April 5, 2024

    I made the English muffins and quadrupled the recipe for those and ended up with anywhere from 63-68 English muffins and we bake the eggs in our casserole dish and these are the best tasting breakfast sandwiches. We freeze them all and eat them for breakfast everyday so much better than the store bought Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches we used to eat. That and these are so much more affordable and I love making them for our family. My mom and stepdad even like the english muffins.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2024

      Wow! I’m so happy you love making these – that’s a lot of english muffins! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Teresa!

      Reply

  • Emma
    March 30, 2024

    This recipe is a literal godsend. I hate eggs but the ones in this recipe turn out great and work so well with the rest of the sandwich. I love making them with homemade sausage patties. They are best when you let them thaw in the fridge the night before and then microwave in the morning. Thank you for this recipe!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 30, 2024

      You’re very welcome, Emma!

      Reply

  • Stacey
    November 8, 2023

    I followed the instructions but once frozen, they became all but inedible. After the microwave the English muffin is so tough you can’t bite it, the egg is chewy, and it all looks highly unappetizing. They were plastic wrapped and freezer bagged with the air pressed out. Just take 5 minutes and make a fresh breakfast sandwich.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 8, 2023

      Hi Stacey, you might need to reduce the power on your microwave. Also, wrapping in a paper towel helps. I agree that fresh is always best but this is a good option for those who don’t have time to cook a fresh homemade breakfast every morning.

      Reply

  • Elena
    October 22, 2023

    Hi Natasha! I was wondering if they can be heated in air fryer instead on toast mode? Have you tried?
    Thanks

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 23, 2023

      Hi Elena! Yes, see my note above on “how to reheat” for air fryer instructions.

      Reply

  • Nick S.
    September 5, 2023

    This is a total do again! We’ve been buying breakfast sandwiches, but these are a lot better. We used Colby/Monterey jack and Canadian bacon. We did a couple with regular bacon but those didn’t make it to the freezer. This is a total do-again. Question: what is the purpose of the sour cream/yoghurt? Is it just flavor or something more technical? We love your videos and recipes. Thank you for sharing this 🙂

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2023

      Hi Nick! I’m so glad to hear they were a hit. The sour cream/yogurt makes the eggs creamy and adds a little more body.

      Reply

  • Amanda Gonzales
    September 3, 2023

    Natasha,
    My kids love the sausage patties too, if I were making these to freeze would I just add a frozen unthawed sausage Pattie to the sandwich and then wrap and freeze?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 4, 2023

      Hi Amanda! Yes, you can add a cooked sausage patty to the sandwich prior to freezing.

      Reply

  • Patty A Paulsen
    May 21, 2023

    I made these following the recipe, my husband could not quit raving. Because I wanted to serve immediately, after the sandwiches were assembled I placed back in warm over (turned off) just long enough to melt the cheese. WINNER!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2023

      Awesome! Thanks so much for your good comments and feedback, Patty.

      Reply

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