Good Breakfast Sandwich Ideas


Good Breakfast Sandwich Ideas. You never have time for breakfast, but you need to eat healthy. Quick, simple, nutritious…it’s all hard to find in one plate! Learn how to make the most convenient breakfasts that can be assembled in five minutes! A good breakfast sandwich is one that is quick to make, has excellent fresh ingredients and is easy to eat. The main differentiators for a good breakfast sandwich are twofold: the ratio of ingredients and the quality of those ingredients. A variety of good breakfast sandwiches can be created from the core idea of eggs and meat stacked on a bagel (or English muffin), biscuit, croissant or tortilla.

Good Breakfast Sandwich Ideas

These recipes pack in nutrients, giving you the extra boost you need to start your day right.

1. Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Smoked salmon sandwich
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Think: New York-style lox bagel, but healthified. Trust us, you won’t even miss the bagel in this smoked salmon sammie. Use whole grain bread or an English muffin, whipped cream cheese instead of regular, add on the smoked salmon for lean protein, and pile on greens for those essential micronutrients.

2. Sunrise Sandwich With Turkey, Cheddar, And Guacamole

Sunrise sandwich
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This breakfast is a surefire way to get you hopping out of bed in the morning. Think of this as an upgraded Egg McMuffin. Top off your whole-wheat English muffin with protein-packed fluffy eggs, lycopene-rich tomatoes, guacamole for healthy fat, cheddar cheese, and thin-sliced turkey breast (look for low-sodium options) for added protein. Morning made.

3. Egg Sandwich With Pastrami And Swiss Recipe

Egg sandwich with pastrami and swiss
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The combination of pastrami and Swiss has long been confined to the realm of the lunchtime deli counter, but we think it works beautifully with soft scrambled eggs—especially because pastrami trounces both sausage and bacon in the calorie department. Give it a try.

4. Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Healthy breakfast pizzas
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Yes, really, pizza for breakfast! Start with the ultimate breakfast bread—the fiber-dense whole-wheat English muffin—as your base and salsa as your sauce, then add eggs, ham, and cheese for flavor, substance, and plenty of protein.

5. Open-Face Hot Ham And Cheese Sandwich With Chipotle Mayo Recipe

open face hot ham cheese chipotle mayo
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

It’s all about what you’re putting on top of that slice that matters, and in this hot ham and cheese open-face sandwich, we add chipotle mayo and eggs to give you extra protein with a kick. You won’t even miss that other piece of bread!

5. Caprese Breakfast Sandwich

Caprese breakfast sandwich with balsamic on a english muffin.
Courtesy of Foodie Crush

This healthy breakfast sandwich uses whole-wheat English muffins for fiber and protein, thick slices of fresh mozzarella (naturally low in fat), and olive and flaxseed oils for heart-healthy fats. This recipe also calls for sliced tomatoes and fresh basil, and they also recommend adding other healthy toppings like avocado and eggs. You just can’t go wrong!

6. Meal Prep Breakfast Sandwiches

Breakfast sandwich wigh eggs, bacon, avocado, and hot sauce on an English muffin.
Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

This delicious, easily meal-prepped breakfast sammie recipe is perfect for a busy family. Scrambled eggs with bacon and spinach give loads of protein, cheese has calcium and good fat, and optional avocado will give even more healthy fats and omega-3s.

7. Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomato, And Spinach Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast muffins with egg bake prepped for the week
Courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds

These meal-prep friendly healthy breakfast sandwiches are super easy to make, and even easier to modify. First, you make the egg patties. This recipe calls for sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach, but you could add peppers, turkey bacon, broccoli, and more. Dairy-free? Nix the cheese. Just place the patties on whole-grain English muffins for extra fiber and good-for-you carbohydrates, pop ’em in the freezer, and you’re set for 12 days of healthy mornings.

9. Gruyere, Fig Jam, And Arugula Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast sandwich with whole grain bread and spinach
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats

This decadent breakfast sandwich is perfect for weekend mornings. The seedy whole-grain bread provides fiber, gruyere gives calcium and mouth-watering creaminess, a poached egg will give you six grams of protein, and the fig jam provides sweetness without being loaded with added sugars (just make sure you check the label). Top it off with a handful of vitamin-K rich arugula for an extra kick.

10. Veggie Breakfast Sandwich

Healthy breakfast sandwich with avocado spread and egg
Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

You can’t go wrong with this staple breakfast sandwich in a pinch. This one adds mashed avocado, vitamin-rich tomato, vitamin C and folic acid-packed onion, and hot sauce to the standard egg, cheese, and muffin combination. Top it off with alfalfa sprouts or arugula for extra phytonutrients.

11. Egg And Arugula Toast

Open face breakfast toast with egg and arugula
Courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds

While not quite a sandwich, this upgraded toast is just as satisfying. Toss some nutrient-rich arugula in balsamic vinegar and olive oil (healthy fats), and pile it on a hearty piece of toasted whole-grain bread. Fry or poach an egg, add it to the toast, and finish with some beautiful, vitamin- and mineral-packed radishes. Protein, fat, complex carbohydrates, and veggies? That’s the toast of health dreams.

12. Garlicky Spinach And Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast sandwich with egg, ham, avocado on a ciabatta roll.
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats

A veggie-packed sandwich that tastes good? Count us in. With a whopping 3 cups of spinach per sandwich, you’re sure to get your daily dose of vitamins A and E. Thin-sliced prosciutto gives protein without unhealthy fats, and a poached egg adds even more protein. For healthy fats, add avocado (a favorite so-far among breakfast sandwich chefs) and thin-sliced real cheddar cheese.

13. Baked Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

Croissant breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheese, and ham.
Courtesy of Le Creme de la Crumb

Not feeling like having that dense bagel with your bacon, egg, and cheese? Keep it light with a flaky croissant! You could even prep a few of these sandwiches in advance and save them for later.

14. Homemade Sausage Egg McMuffins

Sausage egg McMuffin copy cat breakfast sandwich recipe
Courtesy of Recipe Tin Eats

Love a good Egg McMuffin in the morning? Save the money by making a few of these copycat Egg McMuffins right at home! You could even top it off with tomatoes, arugula, and whatever other veggies your heart desires for an extra boost in nutrients.

15. Smoked Salmon Bagel Spread With Greek Yogurt And Cucumbers

Smoked salmon spread made with greek yogurt ready to go on a bagel
Courtesy of Little Broken

BYOB: Bring your own bagel, because that’s all you’ll need once you whip up this sophisticated schmear. This recipe slashes the typical amount of cream cheese and subs it for Greek yogurt. The yogurt adds protein and probiotics, and reduces the overall fat without adding sugar and other weird chemicals. Add in smoked salmon for the lox flavor we know and love, onions and dill for a kick, and cucumbers for a hydrating and vitamin-packed addition.

16. Lox Breakfast Bagel Sandwich

Lox breakfast bagel sandwich in hand cut in half
Courtesy of Macheesmo

Eggs scrambled with capers? Handfuls of greens? A hearty serving of lox? Yes, this breakfast sandwich is the stuff of dreams. By using less cream cheese and loading up on whole grains, veggies, and protein, you’re setting your day up for greatness.

Try These Recipes Out On Your Own

Original recipe yields 3 servings
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  • Use 2 tablespoons of the butter to spread over one side of each slice of bread. On three of the slices, spread a layer of Dijon mustard over the butter, and top each with 4 slices of ham. On the other three, spread mayonnaise, and top each one with 2 slices of Swiss cheese. Press ham and cheese sides of sandwiches together.

  • In a flat bottomed dish, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, and water until blended. Set aside.

  • Heat remaining butter and vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip both sides of each sandwich in the egg mixture, and fry in the oil and butter until browned, flipping to brown on each side

Working from home during the pandemic has forced me to get creative and work around what was my normal routine. While I enjoy that “famous” breakfast muffin from the comfort of my own home now, I came up with this on-the-go air fryer version to send off with my husband in the mornings. The fast food chain has nothing on this.

Air Fryer Breakfast Sandwich On the Go Soup Loving Nicole


Original recipe yields 1 servings
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  • Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Center a mason jar lid, upside down, on a 5-inch square of aluminum foil. Fold the foil up and around the lid to act as a round mold. Spray the foil with nonstick spray and crack egg into the center. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Place egg mold and frozen sausage patty next to each other in the air fryer basket; cook for 4 minutes. Flip sausage patty over, add English muffin halves, and cook 4 minutes more.

  • Place one English muffin half on a sheet of parchment paper. Add cheese, sausage patty, and egg. Top with remaining English muffin half. Wrap and go.


Original recipe yields 2 servings
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  • Dip bread slices in beaten eggs. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Cook until browned on both sides. Set aside but keep warm.

  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in pan and fry remaining two eggs.

  • Place one piece of French toast on each of two plates. Place the fried eggs on top of the bread, top the eggs with strips of bacon. Cover with the remaining pieces of French toast. Following that by pouring on the syrup.

Breakfast Biscuits
What a delicious way to start the day. In this video, you’ll see how to make homemade breakfast biscuits. Bake biscuit dough in the oven, then split the hot biscuits open and load them up with yummy stuff: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, or ham, and Cheddar cheese.

Original recipe yields 10 servings
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Place biscuits 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat. Scramble eggs to your liking.

  • Cut open biscuits, lightly butter, layer with eggs, bacon, and cheese.

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