Made with real ingredients like savory sausage, melty cheese, fried eggs, and crispy English muffins, these Homemade Egg McMuffins give the big chain a real run for their money!
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About these Sandwiches
In college, my whole sorority snacked on McDonald's breakfast sandwiches after a long night out. I definitely indulged, but always knew they good be made to taste more delicious—especially because I've always loved making breakfast sandwiches!
After making these Homemade Egg McMuffins, I'll probably never go back. They're made with real ingredients like sausage, melty cheese, and fried eggs. Plus, they're loaded with so much flavor and taste WAY better than the real thing. They even have the hash browns!
Prep these Copycat McDonald's Breakfast Sandwiches to make breakfast a breeze or store them in the freezer for when you're in a pinch. Either way, I know you'll love them!
And if you're looking for more make ahead breakfast recipes, also try these Strawberry Chocolate Overnight Oats, this Loaded Hashbrown Casserole, this Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche, these Sweet Potato Egg Cups or this High Protein Breakfast Frittata that all will surely fuel your morning in a delicious way.
- English Muffins: Biscuits and bagels work, too! Use your favorite carb.
- Maple Syrup: I love drizzling this on top for some sweet flavor. McDonald's puts this on their McGriddle, but it's so tasty on this sandwich, too!
- Eggs: Cook them however you like. In this recipe, I fry them.
- Meat: I used turkey sausage. However, you can use bacon, ham, plant-based meat, or whatever else you like.
- Cheese: Slices are best here. I used Colby Jack.
- Hash Brown Patties: I grabbed Strong Roots Cauliflower Hash Browns from the freezer section of Whole Foods. You can find them at Walmart, too. Regular hash brown patties also do the trick.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
There are two parts to making these insanely delicious breakfast sandwiches: the preparation of the ingredients and then the actually assembly.
For the preparation of ingredients:
- Start by baking the hash brown patties according to package direction.
- Then, prepare the sausage patties. You can purchase them pre-shaped or slice and form them from a roll of ground sausage. Cook the patties on a greased skillet over medium heat until cooked through.
- Slice English muffins in half and lay them open face on a baking sheet. Spread ½ tablespoon of spreadable butter onto one side of each muffin. On the other side, lay a piece of cheese. Then, set aside.
- Grease a skillet and heat to medium heat. Crack eggs and fry for 6-7 minutes or until the egg whites are fully cooked. I like my fried eggs a little over easy. But cook them how YOU like them.
To assemble the sandwich:
1. Preheat the broiler to 525°F and put the English muffins in the oven. Broil for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted.
2. Layer the sausage patties on top of each muffin with melted cheese. Then, add the cooked hash brown patties. Drizzle a ½ tablespoon (or more) of maple syrup on top of the hash browns.
3. Place a fried egg on each sandwich. Complete the sandwich by adding the top of the toasted English muffin. Enjoy immediately or wrap in tinfoil and store for meal prep.
I recommend wrapping each sandwich in tinfoil and storing in the refrigerator or freezer. They'll stay good for 4-5 days in the refrigerator and for up to 3 months frozen.
If frozen, defrost on a microwavable safe plate for 60-90 seconds, flipping half way through. If grabbing from the fridge, about half that time will do. You can also reheat in a toaster oven to keep the English muffin crisp.
They have ring molds to cook perfectly shaped eggs, which are super helpful if you plan to make these a staple in your meal prep routine. You can also use the ring of a mason car lid and place it directly on the skillet and crack your egg into the center. Just be sure to heavily grease the metal ring with spray to avoid your egg getting stuck to it.
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Homemade Egg McMuffin
- sheet pan
- Griddle (optional)
- Measuring Spoons
- Tinfoil (for storage)
- 6 English Muffins
- 6 large eggs
- 14 oz ground turkey sausage, or 6 pre-made patties
- 6 slices Colby Jack Cheese
- 6 Hashbrown Patties, I use the brand, Strong Roots, found at Walmart or Whole Foods
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- Start by baking the hashbrown patties according to package direction.
- Next, prepare the sausage. Slice and form patties similar to the size of the english muffin and about ½ inch thick (or use pre-made patties) and cook on medium heat on the stove top until cooked through (3-5 minutes per side).
- Slice the English muffins in half and lay them open face on a baking sheet. Spread ½ tablespoon of spreadable butter onto one half each muffin.
- On the other open face side of the english muffin (not the one with the butter), layer on a piece of cheese.
- Next, grease a griddle (or skillet) and heat to medium heat. Crack eggs and fry for 6-7 minutes or until the egg whites are fully cooked. Note: Cook the eggs the way you like them - over easy, sunny side up, etc.
- While the eggs are cooking, heat the broiler to 525°F and put the buttered & cheese english muffins under the broiler for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Remove from oven.
- Once the english muffins come out of the oven, time to stack this sandwich up! Layer the sausage patties on top of each muffin with melted cheese. Then add one hash brown patty to each sandwich.
- Add a ½ of tablespoon (or more if you'd like) maple syrup on the hashbrowns. Place fried egg on each sandwich immediately after.
- Complete the sandwich by adding the top half of the toasted english muffin.
- Enjoy immediately or wrap in tinfoil and placing in the fridge/freezer. When it is time to enjoy, defrost on a microwavable safe plate for 60-90 seconds, flipping half way through or in a toaster oven. Enjoy!
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