21 Irresistible Breakfast Sandwiches That Will Make You a Morning Person

updated May 31, 2022
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I’ve never met a breakfast sandwich I didn’t love. It’s a filling and flavorful way to start the day, and doesn’t take much to pull together a sandwich that’s seriously delicious. Best of all, not only are the combinations nearly endless, but most breakfast sandwiches can also be made ahead of time.

Bacon, egg, and cheese is a classic that’s always guaranteed to satisfy, but that’s really just the beginning. There are so many twists, big and small, to make these handheld morning meals fun and interesting. You can change up the meat (or leave it out altogether in favor of sautéed greens or sliced avocado); bookend your sandwich with a buttery croissant, toaster waffles, or even a soft tortilla; or lean on condiments like Dijon or maple butter for a big pop of flavor.

Ready to start your day on the right foot? We’ve rounded up 21 of our most irresistible breakfast sandwiches.

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Croissant Breakfast Sandwich
Layered with scrambled eggs, ham, cheese, and Dijon, these croissant breakfast sandwiches can be made in advance and frozen for an easy weekday breakfast.
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Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
For those times you can’t decide between a bagel with cream cheese or a breakfast sandwich - have both.
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Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches
When I want a McMuffin, but also want something homemade, this is classic English muffin sandwich is my favorite. You'll bake the eggs in a baking dish, then use a biscuit cutter (or knife) so they're just the right size.
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Egg, Sausage, and Cheese Bundt Breakfast Sandwich
Your Bundt pan isn't just for pretty cakes — it's also the trick to making an impressive breakfast sandwich.
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Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich
For a totally memorable biscuit breakfast sandwich, this version adds a drizzle of hot honey for a sweet and spicy twist.
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Waffle Egg Sandwiches with Spicy Maple Butter
Just say yes to using toaster waffles to bookend your breakfast sandwich. Trust me, you will not regret it.
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Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla
Anytime I want a breakfast sandwich that I can count on being totally satisfying, but a little more exciting than what I usually whip up, a folded quesadilla is always the solution. They also freeze like a dream.
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Vegetarian Breakfast Sandwich
Good things happen when you layer your egg sandwich with goat cheese, wilted spinach, and romesco.
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Breakfast Sliders
Everything is better as a slider, and that includes breakfast sandwiches. While these are great fresh out of the oven, they're even better when simply pulled from the freezer on Monday morning.
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Mediterranean Breakfast Pitas
This protein-packed combination of egg and hummus is a surefire way to start your day on the right note.
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Crème Fraîche Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
If crème fraîche is not available at your local store, or not in your budget this week, use sour cream. Just a tablespoon will do — your eggs will thank you for it.
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Egg Soufflé Sandwich
The fluffiest egg meets nutty melted cheese, tangy pickled peppers, peppery arugula, and creamy Dijonnaise in this elevated, yet easy, breakfast sandwich.
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Potato, Chorizo, and Cheesy Egg Burritos
Almost anything goes when it comes to breakfast burritos, but once you toss in some smoky, spiced chorizo, there's a good chance you'll never make them another way again.
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Muffin-Pan Breakfast Sliders
With all the ingredients baked in a single muffin pan, this may be the easiest sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich you’ll ever make. The individual portions also mean you can cook the eggs to satisfy everyone’s yolk preference.
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Grilled Cheese & Sweet Potato Breakfast Sandwich
This indulgent breakfast sandwich is a fully loaded twist on a grilled cheese we just can't resist.
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Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pitas
If you need a break from eggs, these mashed chickpea and veggie-stuffed pitas make a super-satisfying alternative.
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Freezer-Friendly Frittata Breakfast Sandwiches
Frittatas are great blank canvases since you can really get creative with the fillings. Here it's sausage and a lot of spinach, but you can really use whatever you’d like.
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Kale, Bacon & Egg Whole-Wheat Breakfast Sandwich
After years of making a version of this breakfast sandwich, I can tell you that it's super versatile and adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Even though it calls for kale, any kind of sautéed greens will work, and when I don't have a roll, an English muffin or a couple slices of bread work just fine.
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Herbed Egg Whites & Feta on English Muffins
Not only will you love pulling this make-ahead sandwich out of the freezer on weekday mornings, but it will also totally change the way you think about egg whites.
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Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
Burritos with eggs, cheese, and potatoes, made ahead and heated up quickly on a weekday morning. Breakfast victory!
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Breakfast Grilled Cheese
A breakfast grilled cheese is just as good as it sounds: gooey melty cheese and fluffy scrambled eggs on golden, buttery toasted bread.
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