Homemade Sausage and Egg McMuffin with Cheese

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How to make a delicious homemade version of McDonald's sausage and egg McMuffin. Easy recipe for a grab-and-go breakfast sandwich!

I love a good breakfast sandwich, and McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffin has long been a favorite of mine, both with and without the muffin.

It only makes sense that I'd recreate the sausage egg and cheese McMuffin at home, especially since my boys love it just as much as I do.

Besides a little oil or bacon grease, you only need 5 ingredients for this recipe. And once you have the eggs and sausage cooked, it's just a matter of layering up your sandwich.

Serve it with a cold glass of orange juice and a little fruit on the side, and you've got the makings of a delicious breakfast. Or if you're in a rush, wrap it up and take it on the go.

Sometimes I prefer ham in the mornings, so McDonald's Egg McMuffin (with Canadian bacon) is another family favorite I love to make.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL RECIPE CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my sandwich making tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the sausage McMuffin recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

sausage McMuffin ingredients, including English muffins, sausage patties, and eggs on blue plate with paper towel

INGREDIENT NOTES:

The Bread: McDonald's sausage McMuffin is made with an English muffin, and it's what I prefer. However, you can change things up and make it with a bagel, a croissant, Texas toast, a big biscuit, etc.

Eggs: While I prefer to fry a rounded egg, you can use a poached egg or scramble the eggs and pour them into an egg ring (see below for more options if you don't have egg rings.) You might even make a rounded omelet with peppers and onions in your scrambled egg/s if you like.

Cheese: For this recipe, I use American cheese, but I'm tempted to try my favorite super sharp cheddar sometime in the near future. A good smoked gouda or smoked cheddar would be good too.

Meat: To get a similar taste to McDonald's sausage without any extra ingredients, I prefer to use Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. If you want to make it a totally different kind of McMuffin, try making it with Canadian bacon, regular bacon, maple sausage, vegetarian meat, etc.

Other Options: If you really want to give it more oomph, you can add tomato slices, sliced onion, etc.

Keep in mind, all of the ingredients and ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable recipe card below.

KITCHEN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Large Skillet – I use our 10.25 inch cast iron skillet.

Baking Sheet

Egg Rings

HOW TO MAKE A SAUSAGE AND EGG MCMUFFIN

Before you get started cooking and assembling your sausage McMuffins, you'll need to pre-heat the oil in the skillet over low to medium heat. While I prefer to use bacon grease, you can also use butter or canola oil/vegetable oil.

Also, pre-heat your oven to 350° F.

LET'S PREP OUR INGREDIENTS FIRST:

  1. Shape the sausage into patties that are large enough to fit on the English muffins, so slightly larger than the muffins because the sausage patties will shrink while cooking. I like to make mine about 1/4 inch thick.
sausage patties shaped and rounded, ready for cooking, on blue cutting board
  1. Fry the sausage patties 'til they're cooked thru and browned.
frying sausage patties in cast iron skillet
  1. Once the sausage is removed from the skillet, fry the eggs 'til well done, using rounded egg rings.
frying eggs in rounded egg rings in cast iron skillet
  1. Slice the English muffins in half, toast them in a toaster, and spread a thin layer of butter on each toasted muffin half.
spreading butter on toasted English muffins with table knife
  1. Add a slice of American cheese to the bottom half of each muffin. Place the English muffins on a baking sheet in your pre-heated oven, and allow the cheese to just slightly melt; it should only take about 1-2 minutes.
melted slice of American cheese on English muffin bottom, on gray plate

ASSEMBLE YOUR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES:

  1. Start with a sausage patty on top of the cheese.
sausage patty on top of melted American cheese on English muffin, on gray plate
  1. Next add the fried egg.
assembling sausage egg McMuffin on gray plate
  1. Complete your sandwich with the muffin top, and serve it up while warm.
copycat version of McDonald's Sausage McMuffin in hand

FAQ:

What can I use if I don't have egg rings?

Some things you can use in place of egg rings are metal canning jar rings, a round metal cookie cutter, or a tuna can with no top or bottom.

Can I freeze this breakfast sandwich?

Yes. Double wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer bag.
It should keep up to 2 months in the freezer.

How do I reheat a sausage McMuffin?

Reheat in the microwave for 40 seconds. For a crispier McMuffin, reheat in the oven at 350° F for about 10-15 minutes.

MORE EGGS FOR BREAKFAST:

bite out of sausage egg and cheese McMuffin on gray plate

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Homemade Sausage and Egg McMuffin with Cheese

How to make a delicious homemade version of McDonald's sausage and egg McMuffin. Easy recipe for a grab-and-go breakfast sandwich!
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Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 767kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease*
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 English muffins
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 slices American cheese

Instructions

  • Pre-heat bacon grease in the skillet over low to medium heat. Also, pre-heat your oven to 350° F.
  • Shape the sausage into patties that are large enough to fit on the English muffins, so slightly larger than the muffins because the sausage patties will shrink while cooking. I like to make mine about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Fry the sausage patties 'til they're cooked thru and browned.
  • Once the sausage is removed from the skillet, fry the eggs 'til well done, using rounded egg rings.
  • Slice the English muffins in half, toast them in a toaster, and spread a thin layer of butter on each toasted muffin half.
  • Add a slice of American cheese to the bottom half of each muffin.
  • Place the English muffins on a baking sheet in your pre-heated oven, and allow the cheese to just slightly melt; it should only take about 1-2 minutes. Then remove them from the oven.
  • Assemble your breakfast sandwiches by starting with a sausage patty on top of the cheese.
  • Next add the fried egg.
  • Complete your sandwich with the muffin top, and serve it up while warm.

Notes

*If you don't have bacon grease, you can use butter, canola oil, or vegetable oil.
What can I use if I don't have egg rings?
Some things you can use in place of egg rings are metal canning jar rings, a round metal cookie cutter, or a tuna can with no top or bottom.
Can I freeze this breakfast sandwich?
Yes. Double wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer bag.It should keep up to 2 months in the freezer.
How do I reheat a sausage McMuffin?
Reheat in the microwave for 40 seconds. For a crispier McMuffin, reheat in the oven at 350° F for about 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 333mg | Sodium: 1616mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g
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