Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are the ultimate morning miracle — the gift that keeps on giving. The magic behind these sandwiches is big-batch cooking. With upfront planning and prep, they reward you with a hot, satisfying breakfast for days to come.
Say Yes to Spreads
Staple ingredients like condiments and spreads have the power to boost the flavor of breakfast sandwiches in a big way. A swipe of Dijon mustard is the finishing touch that makes ham, egg, and cheese quesadillas sing, while an English muffin coated with salted butter on one side and pesto on the other is just the thing to make an herbed egg white sandwich feel satisfying.
Reimagine the Traditional Breakfast Sandwich
Take a step outside of the standard sandwich formula. If bread is a must in your book, keep it but switch up your strategy. Instead of stacking ingredients between two slices, go for a breakfast boat — the eggy custard, sausage, and cheese combo baked into a mini baguette. Or skip the bread all together and roll up your ingredients into a potato, chorizo, and cheesy egg burrito.
Look Beyond Eggs
We often turn to eggs as the default for the sandwiches that start our day, but they're not the only ingredient with the power to bring you a protein-packed breakfast sandwich. Instead, use chickpeas (a blend of whole and mashed, for the best texture) for the base of your sandwich. Mixed with fragrant spices and fresh veggies and then stuffed in a pita, it's the kind of breakfast sandwich you'll feel good about eating and feeding your family.