A healthy and delicious option for the most important meal of the day!
Who doesn’t love a delicious breakfast sandwich? With just a few simple ingredients, these sheet pan bacon and egg sandwiches are so easy to make and perfect for the whole family. You can enjoy this recipe as an easy weekday breakfast on the go, but it’s an excellent dish for feeding large groups of people on weekends (and holidays) as well. Either way, these healthy, high-protein breakfast sandwiches will keep you full all morning long.
The Most Important Meal of the Day
The combination of ingredients in this dish will help you get through the first half of the day. Starting your morning off with a nutritious breakfast is highly recommended! Eating breakfast early in the day will increase energy, enhance focus, improve mood, and even manages your appetite! If you want to get fit and live healthily, eating a nutritious breakfast is a must.
But what makes a breakfast “healthy”? A good balance of high-quality protein, Omega-3 fatty acids (or “good” fats), and complex carbohydrates! Rest assured, our sheet pan bacon and egg breakfast sandwiches offer all of these things and more!
Healthy Breakfast Sandwiches
This recipe contains simple ingredients that when paired together create not only a delicious meal but a nutritious one, too! Let’s take a look at the star ingredients!
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet (yolk included) so it’s no surprise that this ingredient is a breakfast go-to. They’re a fantastic source of protein, Omega-3-rich unsaturated fats, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D. And while eggs are rich in HDL cholesterol (the good kind), they actually do not have a significant effect on blood cholesterol. So go ahead and eat them! If you’re worried about your cholesterol levels, you will want to focus more on limiting foods that are high in saturated fats.
Next up we have cheese! This is another great source of protein that can help to regulate your blood sugar levels– keeping cravings and hunger at bay! Cheese, like many other dairy products, is also a good source of calcium (a mineral that is important for strong bones!)
We chose turkey bacon for this recipe because it’s high in protein but lower in fat and calories when compared to pork bacon. That said, if you prefer pork bacon, you can go ahead and swap it.
The final ingredient worth mentioning is the whole wheat English muffins! Each muffin offers complex carbohydrates and fiber to provide you with energy and keep you feeling full and focused for hours.
Of course, you can make these sandwiches even healthier by adding some extra nutrient-rich toppings– But we cover that more below!
Ingredient Swaps and Additions
The original recipe is super tasty and great for busy mornings on the go. But serving these breakfast sandwiches with an assortment of toppings allows this simple meal to feed the masses.
I like to serve this recipe buffet style with different types of bread, veggies, and sauces to dress up the simple bacon and eggs. That way, the whole family can get exactly what they want and love!
You can swap turkey bacon for pork bacon if you prefer it, or prepare a little bit of both! You might like to try our Air Fryer Turkey Bacon! Do you enjoy sausage more than bacon? Try that, instead!
Feel free to use multiple types of cheese, too. This recipe calls for mild or sharp cheddar, but you can use Mexican blend, Monterrey jack, colby jack, mozzarella, or any other cheese you’d like!
If you don’t have (or like) skim milk, feel free to use whole milk, oat milk, almond milk, or any other milk you prefer. There’s no need to go out and buy a different type (just make sure it’s not flavored.)
You can swap English muffins for any other type of bread. Focaccia is a breakfast sandwich favorite, but you can use homemade drop biscuits, bagels, sourdough, rye, or any other type of toast!
The additional toppings that you can use are pretty endless. If you want to add greens to your sandwich, arugula, spinach, and kale are all great options. Try fresh herbs like oregano, thyme, chives, or parsley, too.
You can also top these sheet pan bacon and egg sandwiches with avocado. It will add fresh flavor, creamy texture, and a bunch of nutrients to the meal!
As far as vegetables go, any type of onion will pair well on these sandwiches. Tomatoes, asparagus, jalapenos, and bell peppers are all great options, as well.
Don’t forget the condiments! Hot sauce, mayo, chipotle mayo, butter, and even jalapeno jelly can add some wonderful flavor to your sandwich!
Be sure to let us know what swaps or additions you went with in the comment section!
How to Make This Easy Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay out the turkey bacon slices in a single layer. Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crispy. Remove the bacon from the oven and let it cool.
Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs with milk, cheddar cheese, salt, and black pepper to taste. Remove the cooked bacon and foil from the sheet, and then pour the egg mixture into the same baking pan you used for the bacon (no need to clean it).
Bake the eggs for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are set. They should be firm but not brown. Be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. While the eggs are cooking, toast your English muffins and get your toppings ready! Once the eggs are done, use a knife or pizza cutter to cut four rows of three for twelve even egg slices.
You will want to assemble the sandwiches while everything is hot! Grab an English muffin, add one or two slices of bacon, a slice of eggs, and your favorite toppings, and enjoy. It’s that easy!
Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions, we have answers! Here are the most commonly asked questions we’ve received about our sheet pan bacon and egg sandwiches. If you have any additional questions, please drop them in the comment section!
Are sheet pan bacon and egg sandwiches good for meal prepping?
Yes, these breakfast sandwiches are a fantastic meal prep option because you can prepare them in bulk (12 at a time, to be exact!) They are a healthy, easy-to-grab meal you can eat on the go.
Can I keep these egg sandwiches in the refrigerator or freezer?
Yes, you can keep these sandwiches in the fridge or freezer. Allow them to cool completely before wrapping them up. They will remain freshest when wrapped individually in foil and then placed in an air-tight Ziploc bag.
How long will these breakfast sandwiches last in the fridge or freezer?
When wrapped properly, these egg sandwiches will last up to 4 days in the fridge and up to 3 months when frozen.
How do I reheat these sandwiches?
The easiest way to reheat these sandwiches is in the microwave. For refrigerated sandwiches: remove them from the plastic bag and foil, wrap them in a paper towel, and microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. For frozen sandwiches: we recommend thawing each sandwich overnight in the fridge and then reheating it using the instructions above. If you need to reheat a frozen sandwich, remove the plastic and foil, wrap it in a paper towel, and microwave for one minute on each side, flipping it halfway through.
You can also reheat them in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Why add milk to eggs?
Adding milk will add volume to the eggs while also helping to keep them moist and creamy. Using cream or whole milk in place of skim milk will make them even more fluffy, but you can use a cow’s milk alternative like almond, oat, or soy milk as well.
Can I add the cheese after I bake the eggs?
Technically, yes, you can add the cheese after the fact. However, adding the cheese to the eggs prior to baking them will keep them moist and from overcooking. Keep in mind that you can always add more cheese after the cooking process as an additional topping!
What do baked eggs taste like?
Baked eggs taste just like regular scrambled eggs! Baking them in the oven just allows you to prepare a big batch at once with less effort!
How do you know when baked eggs are done?
At 350 degrees F, the eggs should be fully cooked in 15 to 20 minutes. If you’re worried, check them at the 15-minute mark. You can slide a toothpick into the center to see if it comes out clean, just keep in mind that it may be melted cheese you’re seeing on the toothpick. You can also use a thermometer to check the temperature. Eggs are perfectly safe to eat when they’ve reached a minimum of 144 degrees F.
Are egg sandwiches a healthy breakfast?
Egg sandwiches can be an extremely healthy breakfast, but it largely depends on what you add to them.
How do you keep reheated breakfast sandwiches from getting soggy?
Wrapping premade sandwiches in a paper towel before reheating is a great way to cut down on sogginess! Instead of soaking into the bread, the excess moisture will soak into the paper towel.
Side Dishes for These Breakfast Sandwiches
If you’re serving these sheet pan breakfast sandwiches to a crowd (or just want a heartier breakfast,) you may want some additional side dishes to accompany them! Here are some other SkinnyMs. breakfast recipes we think you might like to try:
More SkinnyMs. Egg Recipes
Love eggs for breakfast? Us, too! Here are a few ideas for you to try next:
What do you think? Are you going to give these Sheet Pan Bacon and Egg Sandwiches a try? If you do, be sure to come back and share your thoughts with us in the comment section!
- 12 slices turkey bacon
- 24 eggs
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 12 whole wheat English muffins toasted
- any desired toppings avocado, mushrooms, tomato, sauces, etc.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Line a baking sheet with foil and lay out the turkey bacon slices in a single layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy. Remove from oven and let cool.
Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs with milk, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.
Remove the bacon and foil from the sheet, then pour the eggs onto the same baking sheet you used for the bacon (no need to clean it). Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
To assemble the sandwiches, toast the English muffins and then add 1-2 slices of bacon, a slice of the eggs, and your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Feel free to cut your eggs in a 6X4 pattern instead of a 3X4 to get smaller squares that you can double stack on your sandwiches!
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10
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