McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin

No one does McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin, like you can. Well-seasoned sausage, a perfectly cooked egg, cheese, and a freshly toasted English muffin makes for one delicious breakfast. Best of all you can make this one at home.

homemade McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffins

The Egg McMuffin is iconic. Today the breakfast sandwich is just as much of a part of the American breakfast culture as pancakes and western omelets, but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, it was only in 1972 that McDonald’s introduced its very first McMuffin to customers. In the 1980s, McDonald’s forever changed the history of fast food and late-night munchies by beginning to offer McMuffins all day (and night) long. Although you can now buy a McMuffin anytime you want, this simple ad delicious McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin recipe is even better than the original!

Making McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin Your Own

There are no rules for what you can put between the two pieces of bread or English muffins, or biscuits. You get the picture. One of the best things about making a sausage McMuffin with egg at home is that you can modify any part of the sandwich you want. Here are just a few suggestions, but there are no limitations. Let your creativity and tastebuds guide you in creating your own version of this classic:

  • English Muffin Anything that can contain the content of the sandwich without getting your fingers messy will work. Try using a bagel, croissant, or biscuit. Or get a little wild and experiment with making your own McMuffin-style onigirazu.
  • Egg Turn the egg into a mini omelet by adding precooked veggies to the partially cooked egg patty. Ensure evenly distributing the veggies by waiting until the bottom of the egg to sets before adding them. If you prefer runny eggs, try frying them over-easy instead of steaming. Feel free to use egg whites rather than whole eggs.
  • Cheese Use any cheese you prefer, but if your choice isn’t a softer cheese one, such as American or Velveta singles, consider grating it finely to allow better melting. Cold smoked cheese works exceptionally well with this recipe.
  • Sausage Bulk breakfast sausage is excellent, but preformed sausage patties are much more convenient. Of course, you can substitute Canadian bacon or regular bacon strips. Are you cutting back on meat? Use vegetarian sausage, a grilled portabello mushroom, or a slice of tomato.

Tips For Cooking and Storing a Homemade McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin

  • Cooking for a crowd requires organization. Set your oven to warm and place a baking tray inside to heat up.Keep all the components of the sandwich warm in the oven as you continue cooking. Prepare the ingredients in the following order to prevent them from drying out in the oven: the meat, the eggs, and finally, the English muffins.
  • Freeze for up to a month. Cook the egg and sausage and toast the English muffin as usual. Let all the components cool completely. Assemble the sandwich like you always do except for using unmelted cheese. Wrap each sandwich separately and freeze. Reheat individually by wrapping the sandwich in a paper towel and defrosting in the microwave at 50 percent power for 60 seconds. Then heat at full power for another minute more. Wait about thirty seconds before opening the microwave and serving.

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What type of sausage does McDonald’s use?

McDonald’s created its own blend of sausage. In my opinion, Jimmy Dean sausage brand is a good copy for their custom blend.

Is the sausage McMuffin bad for you?

The McDonald’s sausage egg McMuffin is not the worst item you can order for breakfast. It contains over 450 calories and has over 28 grams of fat. A healthier choice is the egg McMuffin coming in at 300 calories and about 13 grams of fat. Should the sausage McMuffin be an everyday breakfast, perhaps not, but it is great to enjoy one, once in awhile.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make a sausage egg and cheese McMuffin:

  • Butter
  • English Muffins
  • Pork breakfast sausage
  • American Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Water
McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffin ingredients

How to Make McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin

  1. Divide sausage into four patties and press out patties fairly thin.
  2. Cook sausage patties over medium heat in a skillet for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Drain cooked patties on paper towels. 
  3. Split open English Muffins and toast them in a toaster.
    cooked sausage patties and toasted English muffins on a baking sheet
  4. Spread softened butter on both halves of toasted English muffins.
  5. Place a slice of cooked sausage on each English muffin bottom.
  6. Add butter to the same skillet where you cooked the sausage.
  7. Place quart-sized canning lids screw size up (or egg rings) into the skillet.
  8. Spray the canning lids with non-stick spray.
  9. Crack an egg into each of the rings.
  10. Break the yolks with a fork.
  11. Pour water into the skillet and place a lid on top.
  12. Cook until the eggs are set, about two minutes.
    three fried egg rounds in a skillet
  13. Gently remove the eggs from the rings and place one egg on each piece of cooked sausage.
  14. Top each egg with American cheese then the top of the English muffin.
  15. Wrap each McMuffin with foil or parchment paper. Wait about 30 seconds before serving.
homemade McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwiches on a wood board

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McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin

Recreate your own Sausage Egg McMuffin at home.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: McDoanld’s Sausage Egg McMuffin
Servings: 4
Calories: 485kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons softened butter butter has divided uses
  • 4 English muffins
  • 1/2 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 slices American cheese

Instructions

  • Divide sausage into four patties. Press out patties fairly thin.  Cook sausage patties over medium heat in a skillet for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, drain on paper towels.
  • Split open English Muffins and place them into a toaster, toast the English Muffins.
  • Remove the English muffins from the toaster and spread softened butter on both halves.
  • Place the 1 slice of cooked sausage on each English muffin bottom.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of butter to the same skillet where you cooked the sausage.
  • Place the quart-sized canning lids screw side up (or you can use an egg ring) into the skillet.
  • Spray the canning lid with non-stick spray. Crack an egg into each of the rings.
  • Break the yolk with a folk. Pour about 1/2 cup of water into the skillet, and place a lid on top. Cook until the eggs are set, it should take about two minutes.
  • Gently remove the eggs from the rings, and place one egg on each piece of cooked sausage.
  • Top each egg with one slice of American cheese, top cheese with the top of the English muffin.
  • Wrap each egg McMuffin with foil or parchment paper. Wait about 30 seconds before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1077mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 591IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 258mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. judi

    5 stars
    i make these all the time and freeze them i get the round sasauges that fit the muffin at walmart in the fereeer dept but i put the english muffin in toaster oven so i can tost a lot at once. micro a few minutes

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