Love the taste of a sausage McMuffin from McDonald’s, but don’t want to leave your house or spend a bunch of money? This recipe is for you! Making a Copycat McDonald's sausage McMuffin is an easy way to have a tasty breakfast without having to leave the comfort of home. Plus - it's a great way to save a bit of money!
Copycat McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin
Sometimes simple is best. These classic breakfast sandwiches are popular for good reason. They are tasty and they keep you full until lunchtime. If you are craving one but don't want to leave the house, now you can make your own at home.
One of the best parts of this recipe is that you can so easily make a bunch of them at once to save for later. Plus, they are perfect for any time of day. Make these sandwiches for a simple breakfast today, or spend some time tonight to make a large batch. Pack them up and enjoy them all week, or even all month long. These are the perfect breakfast freezer meal. A simple choice for breakfast on the way to work or for a grab-and-go breakfast meal.
Other simple breakfast ideas on the go that you might like include the sausage egg tortilla wrap, TikTok egg sandwich, pan-fried egg bread, or the traditional blueberry muffin with streusel topping.
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
- 1 English muffin
- 1 slice cheese
- 2 sausage patties
- Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: replace the sausage with oven-baked bacon.
Handy Kitchen Tools
While these tools aren't mandatory, they work great for making it easier to prepare your breakfast sandwich. Making a meal is easier when you have the right items on hand!
If you want to skip the oven and skillet, you can even use something like this breakfast sandwich maker to make it and assemble it easily.
How to Make a Sausage McMuffin
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Beat the egg with salt and pepper.
Pour the egg into the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until mostly cooked.
Remove the eggs from the pan and set them aside.
In the same pan, cook the sausage for 3 to 4 minutes per side until cooked through and browned.
Open the English muffins and assemble sandwiches with eggs, sausage, and cheese. Place the top half on the sandwich.
Place on the baking sheet and bake for 6 to 8 minutes until the cheese is melted and the muffin is heated through.
Frequently Asked Questions
This Copycat sausage McMuffin can easily be customized. If you want to change the sausage for Canadian bacon, you can easily change it. You can also use bacon, sliced ham, or just make and serve this with egg and cheese.
I prefer to use use a slice of American cheese or Cheddar cheese. Slices of cheese work the easiest in making breakfast sandwiches because you place it on and don't have to worry about it falling off. If all you happen to have is shredded cheese, that works too but is best when put onto the bottom of the sandwich so it doesn't fall off before it melts.
I like to use butter on my English muffin so that it doesn't have a dry texture. Not to mention, everything's better with butter. if you choose to use butter too, you want to butter the English Muffin before assembling the sandwich.
These copycat sausage McMuffins can easily be made ahead of time and frozen. I like to make a big batch and freeze them for later. When you are ready to eat them, just pop them in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
When making in advance, follow the directions to assemble the sandwich, and then rather than putting it into the oven, let the eggs and sausage cool. Once cooled, wrap in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer storage bag. These keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.
What Can I Serve With a Breakfast Sandwich?
A McMuffin is a great choice that is easy to make and has options that you can so easily use to customize it with. One of those is what you serve it with. So, you might consider making this alongside these crispy waffle tater tots are perfect! Other options, of course, include fresh fruit, or this easy Instant Pot yogurt.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
If breakfast is that meal each day that you love but always feel in a rut about - don't worry now! I have you covered with tons of great ideas that range from portable sandwiches to traditional breakfast bakes. Below are some of my favorites for you to bookmark, print the recipes, or pin to your breakfast Pinterest board!
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Copycat McDonald's Sausage McMuffin Sandwiches
This Copycat McDonald's sausage McMuffin sandwich recipe is so easy to make and a perfect way to start your day!
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
- 1 English muffin
- 1 slice American cheese
- 2 sausage patties
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
- In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Beat the egg with salt and pepper.
- Pour the egg into the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until mostly cooked.
- Remove the eggs from the pan and set them aside.
- In the same pan, cook the sausage for 3 to 4 minutes per side until cooked through and browned.
- Open the English muffins and assemble sandwiches with eggs, sausage, and cheese. Place the top half on the sandwich.
- Place on the baking sheet and bake for 6 to 8 minutes until the cheese is melted and the muffin is heated through.
- Serve immediately.
Substitute bacon, ham, or Canadian bacon in place of the sausage if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 270mgSodium: 1254mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g
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