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Egg, Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

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Protein packed and just 320 calories each, these satisfying breakfast sandwiches are ideal for making-ahead, freezing and popping in the microwave whenever the mood strikes. 

Homemade Egg McMuffins egg sandwiches that are freezer friendly

My love for the popular fastfood breakfast sandwich began at a very young age. It all goes back to the 80’s when my Aunt Paula and Uncle Randy who would stay with me and my sisters for a week while my parents vacationed somewhere warm to escape the brutal Michigan winters.

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Lazy bums who loved to sleep in, we rarely made it to McDonald’s in time to catch the ever-elusive breakfast menu. Lucky for us, Uncle Randy, a postal worker, is an early riser and would sneak out early to buy bags of Egg McMuffins and crispy hashbrowns that Aunt Paula would keep warm for us in the oven until we woke up.

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One of the few foods that would ease morning sickness during my pregnancies, egg, ham and cheese breakfast sandwiches remain one of my biggest comforts to this day. Delicious any time of year but ideal with boneless spiral ham, I knew it was time to share this recipe I was asked to come up with a way to utilize Easter leftovers.

Egg, Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

Protein packed and just 320 calories each, these satisfying breakfast sandwiches are ideal for making-ahead, freezing and popping in the microwave whenever the mood strikes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long can these Ham Egg and Cheese sandwiches be stored for?

Up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

How long will these keep in the refrigerator?

Up to 5 days

Do you toast the English muffins before assembly?

You can but it’s not required

Can I use real bacon in lieu of Canadian bacon?

Of course!

How long should these be re-heated in the microwave?

60 seconds at full power

What is your favorite recipe for leftover ham? I’m always looking for new ideas!

No fork required.

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Egg, Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

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Protein packed and just 320 calories each, these satisfying breakfast sandwiches are ideal for making-ahead, freezing and popping in the microwave whenever the mood strikes. 
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 18 mins
TOTAL: 33 mins
Servings: 12


  • 12 whole wheat English muffins (split)
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 slices ham (thickly sliced)
  • 12 slices sharp cheddar


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Crack one egg into each muffin tin and sprinkle with salt and pepper. For even baking, gently break the yolk using a fork or knife.
  • Bake eggs until egg whites are firm, 18-20 minutes.
  • While eggs are baking, begin assembling the sandwiches by placing the bottoms of each English muffin on a flat surface. Top each bottom half with one slice of cheese and once slice of ham.
  • Place one egg on top of the ham and cheese half then top with the second half of the English muffin.
  • For easy microwave reheating, wrap each sandwich individually in parchment paper then place in a resealable plastic bag to freeze. To reheat, simply place in the microwave for 60 seconds on full power or 1 1/2 minutes on 50% power.


Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 24.5gFat: 13.8gSaturated Fat: 6.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 250mgSodium: 815mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2g

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  1. Loving doing stuff like this — makes it so much easier to eat a healthy breakfast and it is a great use of leftover ham! And it eased your morning sickness! I’ll have to remember that if I ever get pregnant again — hahahahaha

  2. Am I wrong to assume that I should toast the english muffins before assembly? These look delicious otherwise! :)

  3. I love love love breakfast sandwiches! I’ve been looking for make-ahead breakfast solutions and I think I may have just found THE thing. I can’t tell how how many frozen breakfast sandwiches I’ve tried (well, my husband can tell you – every single brand) and I always hate the ‘fake’ taste. Why oh why have I not made them on my own? You rock and I can’t wait to make these!

    1. Ugh yes I totally know the fake taste!!! Look mine may not look “perfect” but they taste like the real deal!! Plus you can use whatever cheese you love and make it your own. :)

  4. So technically, we don’t celebrate Easter. But since that’s one of the few times I can get a ham at the market without special ordering one, I take advantage of it. I’m no dummy. I made my favorite honey-orange glazed spiral one yesterday and have lots left over for these sandwiches! I win.

  5. Love this! I am a sucker for breakfast sandwiches and usually save them for the weekends as I like to try them from different cafes and restaurants. But these make a very good case for preparing them at home. I love that they’re freezer friendly…so smart.

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