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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

3.86 stars average
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

Ingredients
 

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

60 Comments

  1. Hi Liz,
    How long can these be frozen for? We’re not great meat eaters in our house but do love our cooked breakfasts now and again. These would be great to take for a pit stop when we head out walking early!

  2. What about bacon, not Canadian Bacon, just regular bacon? I only see ham and sausage in all the recipes. Maybe reheating is a problem, but I wouldn’t think so? Thanks

  3. Sadly, we did not have ham for Easter, so no yummy leftovers. :( But…I do have Canadian bacon slices that are English muffin sized, so THAT is what is going on these tasty breakfast sammies!

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