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Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches (VIDEO)

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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Step by step pictures how to make freezer breakfast sandwiches from making the mixture and toasting english muffins

Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

5 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
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.
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Keyword: freezer breakfast sandwiches
Calories: 455 kcal
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 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Recipe 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 Facts
Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 293mg98%
Sodium 1389mg60%
Potassium 373mg11%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Calcium 342mg34%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Leisha
    January 12, 2020

    These are so delicious! I just prepped them and made half with ham and the other half with cooked bacon and sliced Gouda on each. Freshly prepared, it exceeded my expectations! Far better than McDonald’s egg McMuffins. I’m excited for breakfast this week! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Leisha! Reply

  • Lianne
    January 10, 2020

    Hi I found this recipe searching for a way to do this myself from scratch vs buying the store-bought ones. I love the idea of cooking the eggs in the casserole dish I’m just wondering if you can exclude the sour cream? Is there a reason for the sour cream other than flavor. I don’t really use sour cream often so buying it just for this recipe seems to negate the cost-effectiveness.

    Also I’m wondering if you could add cubed ham or pre-cooked bulk sausage to the eggs before cooking them and if anyone is tried that. Seems like it might save a step.

    I plan to have these setup for my son to quickly make and Grab & Go in the mornings on his way to college so the English muffins will be toasted fresh versus all of this in the freezer. I guess I’m just feeling like toast the muffin heat the egg slab in the microwave and add a slice of pepper jack cheese in your off would work well.

    Will probably give this idea a try on my own but just wondering if anyone else has tried it or thought of it this way.

    At any rate thanks for the wonderful tip an idea for how to cook the eggs ahead of time  Reply

    • Natasha
      January 11, 2020

      Hi Lianne, you can omit the sour cream and the egg bake will still work great. I love your idea of using pre cooked meats mixed into the egg. As long as they are pre-cooked, they should work fine. I would suggest slicing the meat into small bites so it heats through adequately. Reply

  • Sarah
    January 7, 2020

    Two questions: do you think this would work just as well with bagels? I am making for my husband’s army unit and get nervous haha. Don’t want them to be soggy and wasn’t sure if somehow English muffins were the perfect vessel haha. Also, I’m not freezing mine just making the night before. I plan on using the reheating instructions for if you thawed them the night before.

    I have been promising breakfast sandwiches and no time in the mornings every weekend thanks for this! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2020

      Hi Sarah, I haven’t tested that with bagels but I imagine that should work! If you experiment please let me know how you like the recipe. Reply

  • Tashmier
    January 4, 2020

    I love making these sandwiches, however my bottom bun is always very hard and crunchy compared to the top? Why could this be? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2020

      Hi Tashmier, I’m wondering if that is due to the type of bun used? Also, are you cooking the bottom side longer by chance? Reply

  • December 29, 2019

    Thank you!
    My BF Loves them! I don’t add the bun with it..I defrost, eggs over night, pop into a buttered stick free pan, and toast the English muffins for that fresh extra crunch! I add a bit more cheese, and let it get all gooey and browned! Making again tonight!!! YUM!! Reply

  • Tashmier
    November 23, 2019

    I haven’t tried this yet, it looks great. I was wondering if you could use sausage patties or bacon in them and how the cooking time would differ. Reply

    • Natasha
      November 23, 2019

      Hi Tashmier, the reheating time would be about the same. If you mean cooking the sausage patties and bacon, yes those would be different. I would cook the patties as individual patties and you can crisp the bacon in the oven (400˚ for 15-20 min depending on bacon thickness), or on a skillet on the stovetop. Reply

      • Tashmier
        January 4, 2020

        I use Thomas English muffins, regular, and I broil for about 2 minutes, then wrap and freeze, I microwave for about 90 seconds a side Reply

  • Ashli
    October 27, 2019

    So grateful for this recipe! I made the sandwiches this morning for a friend who just got out of the hospital. I’d love to hear more about recipes that can be easily frozen and re-heated. I can imagine that I will be using many more of your delicious recipes in the coming days! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Billie Brewer
    August 31, 2019

    I have made these several times. They are great for work, camping and just to grab on the run.i use ham, bacon or chicken and they all are great. Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Billie! Reply

  • Kris
    August 21, 2019


    Can’t wait to try this can you tell me what type of serrated knife you used for the muffins

    Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2019

      Hi Kris, all of our favorites are located in our shop hereReply

  • Rosamonde Simone @ KetoBotyToneAvis
    August 16, 2019

    Your recipe of ‘freezer-breakfast-sandwiches’ looks very delicious and I am going to try it now. Thank you for sharing it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2019

      You’re welcome! I hope you love it! Reply

  • Vickie Preston
    August 15, 2019

    These are fantastic. Using a biscuit cutter helped make the egg fit the english muffin much better. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2019

      Yes! It is so much easier with that. Thank you for that great review, Vickie, I’m happy you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Nancy
    August 13, 2019

    these are fantastic, my husband loves them. Easy to make, and pop in the freezer. Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Marie
    August 10, 2019

    Can we have instructions on reheating in a normal oven or stovetop (microwave-free household…no airfryer…) Would love to batch cook a bunch of these for on the go, or future family road trips, etc. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 12, 2019

      Hi Marie, if you are a microwave free household, I would highly highly recommend an airfryer. I think you’d love it. It’s basically a super fast convection oven/toaster oven that doesn’t need to be preheated. It cuts the bake time in half or more for most things. We are smitten with our airfryer. For a normal oven, you will have best results if you thaw first then wrap in foil and bake at 350˚F for about 10-15 minutes or until warmed through. Reply

  • John
    August 10, 2019

    Hi Natasha!
    Love this recipe. So much better than any breakfast sandwich you can buy. I wanted to share something with you. When I made this recipe, I cut out circles to make the regular sandwiches. With the ‘leftovers’ in the pan, I scraped these together and threw them in a folded flour tortilla with the sliced cheese and meat (I used bacon). I microwaved it for 20 seconds to melt the cheese, and then threw it in the toaster oven to brown up. I then cut them into triangles, and voila, breakfast quesadillas! Served with a little side of salsa (or ketchup). Deelish!!! Could be a burrito too, I guess. Cheers! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2019

      I love that idea, John! Thank you for sharing that great review with me. Reply

  • Laura
    August 3, 2019

    Love your shirt. Do you mind sharing where you found it? Reply

  • Krista
    August 1, 2019

    Delicious. My husband loves heating these up for breakfast, especially if he has to run out the door fast! I thought I took the eggs out of the oven a tad too soon, so I just finished cooking them on a frying pan–totally good still! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2019

      That’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!! Reply

  • Alice
    July 29, 2019

    Did anyone else have trouble with the frozen sandwiches becoming super soggy after microwaving, even with multiple sheets of paper towels? Sandwich was great fresh, but after freezing, a soggy mess. Any tips? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      Hi Alice, I haven’t had that happen and don’t see any comments mentioning that. I am more than happy to troubleshoot though! Were any changes or adjustments made? Did you microwave right after pulling from freezer or letting it thaw? Reply

      • Alice
        July 30, 2019

        No changes to the recipe, microwaved right after pulling from the freezer. Today I microwaved them after thawing in the fridge last night and they were a lot better, no sogginess, so not sure what happened! Reply

  • Abbigail
    July 22, 2019

    there super good wish my granny made me these when i was in school
    thanks Natasha
    just out of curiosity whens a giveaway going to happen? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Abbigail! Thank you for that awesome review! & stay tuned they usually come towards the holidays. Reply

  • Anna
    July 22, 2019

    Thank you for this recipe!!! I absolutely love it because of its simplicity and what a time saver. My daughter has to be at a bus stop at 6:20am so breakfast was such a struggle during school days but not anymore 😁. Woot!!! One happy mama here Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      Wow! That is early!!! I’m happy you found this recipe. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Anna! Reply

  • Yuliya
    July 22, 2019

    I used pastrami for these and they turned out amazing!!!! Thanks so much for the delicious recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Yuliya! Reply

  • Brianne
    July 21, 2019

    So excited to make these. I bought a vacuum sealer and am meal prepping for when my first baby arrives. I’m going to try them with cooked turkey bacon. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I hope you love this recipe! Reply

  • Krissy Allori
    July 20, 2019

    I love these! I’ll be adding them to my meal prep for sure. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Krissy! Reply

  • Frank
    July 20, 2019

    Perfect! So cool that you included the camping reheat. While reading the recipe I was thinking about how I would take these camping with me. My usual camp breakfast is scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage. Your recipe, as you said, can be made ahead or quickly recreated in the morning over the fire. Nice job, Natasha!!

    Btw…. maybe I never noticed before but great idea posting different pictures of you and your family at the bottom. They’re nice to see. Have a great day!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2019

      Thank you for noticing the family photo Frank! I hope you enjoyed these sandwiches. Reply

  • Kseniya
    July 19, 2019

    A freezer recipe! Love those. Thank you for this quick and easy recipe so much! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2019

      You’re so welcome, Kseniya! I hope you love this recipe! Reply

  • July 19, 2019

    This recipe has for sure come just in time for back to school season! Love this idea; can’t wait to make these for my kids! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2019

      Yes! Just in time to start planning for those busy mornings! Reply

  • lauren kelly
    July 19, 2019

    I am always looking for easy breakfast ideas and this is perfect! Thanks so much! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Lauren! Reply

  • Trang
    July 19, 2019

    Thank you so much for this! Sometimes with a kid I find myself having no time and grab a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich and then feel major regrets. This solves the issue! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2019

      That it does! Thank you for watching and for that awesome review! Reply

  • Suzy
    July 19, 2019

    These are just perfect for when you need to grab something quickly and go! We love them! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2019

      Yes! We love it for that reason also! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Anka
    July 19, 2019

    Just on time before my camp. That’s good that I have one day to prepare it. Thank you so much… I will add some bacon to the sandwiches as well. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2019

      Perfect timing! Have lots of fun camping! Reply

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