5+ Quick and Easy Breakfast Sandwich Ideas

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Breakfast sandwiches can come in many varieties. From meaty & cheesy, to light & low calorie, here are some of our favorite breakfast sandwich ideas (with recipes).

Breakfast sandwich made on toast with egg, sausage, bacon, ham, and cheese. The sandwich is cut into halves and half of it is being picked up.
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  1. Make It Perfectly Yours
  2. The Ultimate Meat-Lovers Breakfast Sandwich
  3. Avocado Toast (3 Ways)
  4. Croque Madame Sandwich
  5. Breakfast Hand Pies
  6. Breakfast Monte Cristos
  7. Light Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
  8. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Croissants
  9. What To Serve With Breakfast Sandwiches
  10. Frequently Asked Questions About Breakfast Sandwiches
  11. How to Make a Breakfast Sandwich
  12. The Ultimate Meat Lovers Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

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Breakfast sandwiches are the perfect, quick solution for busy mornings. They require very little prep work and can be cooked up in a matter of minutes. You have a lot of wiggle-room with sandwiches to make them any way you want. You can make them meaty and cheesy like the sandwich above, or you can keep it light with just a few simple ingredients like avocado and tomato.

Make It Perfectly Yours

The “perfect breakfast sandwich” is subjective. There is no one “perfect” way to make one, the combination possibilities are truly endless. You can use any combination of bread, meat, vegetables, or cheese to make a sandwich that is perfect for you. Create your own recipe or try one of our breakfast sandwich recipes below! Here are some popular choices for each component of a breakfast sandwich:

Ingredients to make a breakfast sandwich laid out on a counter including sausage, cheese, bread, bacon, and ham


  • Toasted bread
  • English muffin
  • Croissant
  • Bagel
  • Biscuits
  • Flatbread


  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Turkey sausage
  • Turkey bacon


  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Avocado (or guacamole)
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Sautéed onion
  • Sautéed mushrooms


  • Cheddar
  • Swiss
  • Havarti
  • Provolone
  • American
  • Cream cheese


What’s a breakfast sandwich without an egg? Top your sandwich with soft scrambled eggs, a poached egg, or even sliced hard boiled egg. Don’t forget to check out our tutorial on how to fry an egg with tips and tricks on getting them perfect every time.

The Ultimate Meat-Lovers Breakfast Sandwich

A breakfast sandwich cut inhale and stacked. It is a close-up view to show cheese, egg yolk, sausage, bacon, and ham.

This sandwich (recipe below) is a meat-lovers dream. It is my husband’s favorite breakfast sandwich and it is BIG (he calls it the “lumberjack”). The two of us can easily split one sandwich and be totally full. We can have this for breakfast and we won’t be hungry again until dinner. It is packed with protein and full of flavor.

Avocado Toast (3 Ways)

Three pieces of toast, one with mashed avocado, salt, and pepper, one with sliced avocado, feta, and honey, and one with mashed avocado, tomato, and a fried egg
Avocado Toast Made 3 Ways

This open-faced style sandwich makes for a delicious, high protein, healthy morning meal. It is a savory breakfast that will keep your energy up until lunch! This recipe can be made in mere minutes and includes three different ways to enjoy it.

Croque Madame Sandwich

A croque madame sandwich cut in half
Croque Madame Sandwich

A Croque Madame is a rich, filling, decadent sandwich made with ham, gruyère cheese, and a béchamel sauce topped with a fried egg. It makes a great addition to any breakfast or brunch menu! Serve it alongside fresh fruit, orange juice, and pastries for an unforgettable and delectable breakfast.

Breakfast Hand Pies

A breakfast hand pie filled with eggs, ham, tomatoes, and green chiles on a blue plate.
Breakfast Hand Pies

Savory Breakfast Hand Pies offer a fun twist on your typical breakfast sandwich. Eggs, green chiles, tomato, ham, and cheese get wrapped up in buttery, flaky puff pastry and then baked to perfection. You will love the layers of flavor in this recipe!

Breakfast Monte Cristos

Breakfast Monte Cristos on a plate covered in powdered sugar with a bowl of jam in the background
Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwiches

This Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwich is a delicious twist on a classic! Fried egg, ham, and Swiss cheese are nestled between two thick slices of French toast and cooked to perfection. I love to serve these delicious breakfast sandwiches dusted with powdered sugar and topped with sweet raspberry jam.

Light Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Light Freezer Breakfast Sandwich with a side of strawberries and grapes on a white plate.
Light Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

These Light Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches are perfect for mornings on the go. You can make 24 at once, freeze them, and pull them out one at a time to heat. You can heat them in the microwave or in a toaster oven. These are much less expensive, and taste way better than the light ones from the freezer section at the grocery store. Only 268 calories per sandwich!

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Ham, Egg, and Cheese Croissants

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Croissants on a tray
Ham, Egg, and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches

These Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches are delicious as they are filling. Flaky, crispy croissants are piled with fluffy egg, gooey cheese and savory ham. These sandwiches were inspired by one of our favorite restaurants in Utah and Idaho called Kneaders and they have become one of our very favorite sandwiches. Use small croissants to make little croissant breakfast sliders (great for brunches).

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A breakfast sandwich halved with the halves stacked on top of one another.
Pictured above is the recipe below made with fully cooked eggs (rather than over-easy).

What To Serve With Breakfast Sandwiches

Breakfast sandwiches can be served on their own as an entire meal, or you can pair them up with a side dish. Here are some breakfast side dish ideas to serve with breakfast sandwiches:

Frequently Asked Questions About Breakfast Sandwiches

What’s a creative breakfast sandwich idea?

My favorite creative breakfast sandwich idea is the Monte Cristo Breakfast Sandwich. Add a fried egg, ham, and Swiss cheese to two thick slices of French toast and cook until golden brown. Top with a dusting of powdered sugar and serve with a side of fresh berry jam or maple syrup.

What is a 1 minute egg sandwich recipe?

The quickest egg sandwich is simply a buttered toast with a fried egg or scrambled egg over the top. If you are willing to add another 30 seconds you can spread some fresh avocado over the toast before adding the egg.

Can breakfast sandwiches be frozen?

These light freezer breakfast sandwiches are meant to be frozen and re-heated in the microwave when needed. Not all breakfast sandwiches are meant to be frozen but this one freezes and re-heats well!

How to Make a Breakfast Sandwich

A breakfast sandwich cut into half showing the inside, a hand is lifting one of the halves.

The Ultimate Meat Lovers Breakfast Sandwich

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This breakfast sandwich is packed with egg, sausage, bacon, ham, and cheese, making it a meat-lover's dream come true!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
0 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings



  • Lay out all ingredients. Heat a large skillet or griddle to 375-degrees. Toast the bread and set aside (no butter necessary, only if desired).
    Ingredients to make a breakfast sandwich laid out on a counter including sausage, cheese, bread, bacon, and ham
  • Spray griddle with cooking spray. Cook the sausage, bacon, and ham on the griddle until cooked through. Set aside.
    Sausage, bacon, and ham on a griddle
  • Spray griddle with cooking spray again. Cook each egg separately on the griddle to your liking (in the picture here we lightly beat each egg before cooking, in the pictures above, we cooked each one over-easy). Season with salt and pepper.
    Scrambled eggs on a griddle.
  • Layer one slice of toast, sausage, egg, and one slice of cheese.
    Sausage, egg, and cheddar cheese on an open-faced toast.
  • Add second slice of toast, then add egg, ham, cheese, and bacon. Top with last slice of toast.
    An open faced sandwich showing egg, ham, cheese, and bacon.
  • Hold sandwich together firmly with one hand and slice sandwich in half, diagonally to make 2 servings. Serve immediately.
    A breakfast sandwich halved with the halves stacked on top of one another.


  • You can also put this sandwich together and grill like a grilled cheese sandwich. Butter the pan first and place the sandwich over top of the butter. Grill over medium-low heat until golden brown.
  • Want to add a little more flavor? Try adding hot sauce, bacon jam, or ketchup to your breakfast sandwich. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 24gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 937mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 421IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 209mgIron: 3mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love a good hearty breakfast and this looked just PERFECT! The only thing I did different was to add AVOCADO because that always makes anything taste even better! It was the perfect portable breakfast for my commute to work. Thanks for another great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Love breakfast sandwiches! Especially, when I can make ahead & they are ready for me. My hubby is all about the meat lover one!

  3. 5 stars
    They all look so good!! I mean a breakfast Monte Cristo? Who wouldn’t love that?! I love avocado toast!

  4. 5 stars
    All of these look so GOOD! I have been making the avocado toast for months now. I absolutely love the egg and avocado combo. I will be trying the rest of these soon. They all look so tasty!

  5. 5 stars
    This is perfect for the kids! It’s easy to make and really tasty! Thanks a lot for sharing this genius idea!

  6. 5 stars
    Yes!! I adore breakfast food, these will be the perfect sandwiches to pack for my work lunches, thank you for all of these ideas!!

  7. 5 stars
    Yummy! These look so delicious and very tasty! My family is going to love this recipe! So excited to make these for breakfast tomorrow morning!

  8. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing! I’ve tried 3 of these and they were all delicious. I can’t wait to try the others.