Help your tweens and teens fuel up for a busy day of school, sports and other activities with these hearty breakfast sandwiches. They're one of our favorite breakfasts for teens.
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Another great thing about making these easy breakfast sandwiches at home is the fact that they're super easy, tweens and teens can make them on their own (I'll share my trick for that below). You don't even really need to use the stove which means there's no danger in letting kids build these on their own!
Hearty Breakfast Ideas That Won't Break The Bank:
With the New Year comes promises of eating healthier and saving money–for most families. This is one way we do it with three big eaters in the house!
My two early-morning swimmers love coming home after practice and refueling with these delicious English muffin, egg and sausage sandwiches.
By buying the ingredients in bulk, we make these sandwiches for just .67 each.
Even if you purchase the items at the grocery store at a higher price than a warehouse store, you'll still spend a third or a quarter of what you'd pay eating out and they are still great for on the go.
Plus, since you're eating at home, you have control over the ingredients like sodium, etc. and will save calories as well as money compared to a restaurant. You can even use whole wheat English muffins for extra fiber.
What you'll need to make hearty breakfast sandwiches at home:
This recipe uses just four ingredients. They're simple and easy to get your hands on, there's no extra stress trying to find oddball ingredients at the grocery store.
You will need eggs, frozen sausage patties, English muffins, and salt / pepper to taste. That's all! I'll show you how we turn these quick, simple to prepare ingredients into the perfect breakfast for busy mornings.
How to make this easy meal for teens:
You'll love how simple it is to make this easy hearty breakfast sandwich. Preparing all the ingredients takes just a few minutes and within 5, you've got a tasty breakfast that is ready to enjoy.
- Crack egg into microwave egg cooker, and scramble.
- Season with salt and pepper as desired.
- Cook for 1 minute on High.
- Layer sausage on paper towel or napkin. Cook for 2 minutes on 50% power in microwave.
- Toast English muffin, then assemble sandwich.
I haven't tried it, but I would bet that if you have a toaster oven you could do the English muffins and the sausage at the same time. Just follow the instructions on the bag of sausage for different cooking methods.
Are these quick sausage and egg sandwiches?
The key to making these easy and fast is the microwave egg cooker I picked up at Amazon.
The sausage patties also cook quickly in the microwave. In about 4 minutes, my tweens and teen can make their own breakfast. I love that part!
And yes, these taste even better with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese, but we try not to do that too often since there's already fat in the sausage and the egg.
Along with a glass of milk and some fruit, this is a very filling breakfast for active tweens and teens.
Printable Hearty Breakfast Sandwiches Recipe:
- 1 egg
- 1 frozen sausage patty
- 1 English muffin
- salt & pepper
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 209mgSodium: 851mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g
Looking for more great recipes to try?
Here are some of our other breakfast recipes that everyone loves. If you want to get the day started off right make a batch of these hearty breakfast sandwiches and then add some of these other great meals to your plan for the week.