Homemade Sausage Egg Mcmuffins


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Here is a favorite I have been utilizing a lot!  It is easy to make-ahead and have a quick breakfast for on-the-run mornings.  It has nearly half the calories of the macdonalds version!  It is a fabulous and sustaining meal with much less fat when you use the turkey meat varieties. 

Compare to macdonalds:  450 calories, 27 grams fat, 21 grams protein.
Homemade sausage/egg/cheese: 270 calories, 17 grams fat, 18.5 grams protein.

Here’s what you’l need:

Ingredients:
-sliced cheddar cheese (I use and calculated calories on Sargento’s thin sliced sharp cheddar cheese)
-eggs
-english muffins
– sausage patties (I used jimmy dean turkey)
-salt, pepper
-parchment/wax paper (optional)
-sandwich baggies (if making multiples)
-muffin pan (if making multiples)

1.  Toast your english muffin.  (If you’re doing a large amount of these to refridgerate for later, skip toasting. That should be done right before eating.)

2. Use a small pan and cook one egg, seasoning to taste.  For multiple sandwiches, spray a muffin tin (medium or large size) and drop one egg in each spot, break the yolk, salt and pepper, and bake for 15-20 min (or until done) at 375.

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3.  Warm up your sausages the preferred method.  Most are already cooked and just need to be warmed.  I used the microwave for mine.  If refridgerating extra sandwiches for bulk prep, save the warming of the sausages since they are already cooked until right before eating.

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4.  Get your cheese out of the fridge and prepare to assemble!  For one sandwich: lay out your toasted muffin, place in the egg, the cheese, the sausage, close it up and enjoy! 

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*for multiple sandwiches: lay out your muffins all open in an orderly fashion.  Scoop an egg out of each spot in the muffin tin and lay it on the bread, top w cheese and a sausage patties.  Close them all up, wrap in wax paper if you prefer, and place in sandwich baggies, and store in the fridge.  (Note: if you should choose to freeze them, move to the fridge 24 hrs before you will be eating them so the egg can thaw.  A frozen egg warmed in the microwave ends up resembling a sponge full of water…its a mess.  It must not be frozen prior to eating.)

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5. *if you made multiples:* Before eating: remove from baggie and wrapper, toast the bread, microwave the sausage/egg/cheese combo.  You can microwave the whole thing on the bread but I just prefer mine toasted.  (Sorry for the lack of pictures for making multiples, I wasn’t making that many this morning.)

And voila!!  Healthier and convenient sausage egg mcmuffins!

If you don’t like the sausage or its a tad on the pricier side for you, you can also use this turkey lunchmeat below (its sliced to look a lot like bologna) and its just as easy to use, with 30 fewer calories!!

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Credit: got this idea from here: http://www.theyummylife.com/blog/2012/04/300/Make-Ahead%2C+Healthy+Egg+McMuffin+Copycats+–+a+grab-and-go+breakfast+with+reduced+calories+%26+fat

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