Starbucks Bacon Gouda Sandwich

Starbucks Bacon & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich is an incredible Starbucks breakfast menu item you can make at home. I love to grab breakfast on my way to work, but sometimes, that is very expensive to do day after day.

You can save money and make this egg breakfast sandwich at home the next time you want to run out to the drive-through, you can save so much money when you make these breakfast items at home. 

Copycat Starbucks bacon gouda breakfast sandwich on a plate.

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What makes the Starbucks Bacon Gouda Sandwich so good? 

This breakfast sandwich is made with gouda cheese, smoked applewood bacon, and fluffy eggs, all placed on an artisan roll. It’s one of Starbucks’ protein-rich breakfasts to fuel you with the day’s most important meal. This sandwich is the real deal and perfect if you want a savory breakfast option. We all know that Starbucks can satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Why You Should Make Starbucks Bacon Gouda Breakfast Sandwich at Home

What I love about this sandwich is the ciabatta bread is thick and chewy, is has a wonderful cheesy perfection that I love. The smoky goodness of bacon is combined with Gouda cheese for a wonderful way to wake up your taste buds.

One thing I love to do on the weekends is to do some meal prep for the week. You can make some sandwiches and reheat them during the week. You can save time and money by preparing your own sandwich at home. You can make an affordable dupe at home with this recipe for one of the most loved copycat Starbucks breakfast sandwiches. This has to be my favorite breakfast item on their menu. 

Bacon Gouda Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich Ingredients

Ingredients you need to make this breakfast sandwich:

  • Ciabatta rolls – if you want, you could use English muffins, they are super easy to find 
  • Eggs – I recommend large eggs 
  • Bacon – if you can’t find applewood smoked bacon, use your favorite type of bacon 
  • Gouda cheese – if you can’t find Gouda, you could swap this for Cheddar cheese, or even Swiss cheese 
  • Butter
  • Half and half
  • Salt (regular or sea salt)
  • Black pepper – freshly ground black pepper has more flavor 
Starbucks bacon and gouda breakfast sandwich ingredients

How to Make a Starbucks Bacon Gouda Sandwich

  1. Bake bacon in the oven, or use your favorite method to cook bacon.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together eggs and half and half.
  3. Melt butter in a medium skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Add eggs to the skillet, and cook the eggs.
cooked eggs in a skillet
  1. Prepare ciabatta rolls by cutting them in half.
  2. Add a portion of the eggs to the bun, a slice of cheese, and a couple of pieces of cooked bacon.
  3. Wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap so the cheese will warm.
Copycat Starbucks bacon gouda sandwich cut in half on a plate.

Recipe Variations

While playing around with this recipe I also tried a few things you may want to try.

  • For a real treat, you may want to butter the bread and toast it under the broiler for a moment or two before assembling the sandwich.
  • You may also want to switch out the bacon with ham or sausage.
  • Another idea is to swap the gouda cheese for Swiss, Cheddar, or Monterey Jack cheese.

How to Freeze and Reheat this Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich

You may want to make this breakfast sandwich from Starbucks ahead of time. It is a beautiful breakfast to make ahead. If you want to make these ahead of time. You need to make the sandwiches, wrap them in a plastic wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil, and freeze them. I love using those reusable bags for these. 

To use, take one out of the freezer the evening before and place it in the refrigerator. You can reheat it in several ways:

  • Microwave the sandwich wrapped in a damp paper towel for about 60 seconds.
  • Air fry it in a 350°F air fryer for about 5 minutes for crispy bread.
  • Warm it in a 350°F oven or toaster oven for about 10 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this bacon gouda sandwich! It is great eaten right after it is made or it is a great breakfast to make ahead and enjoy during the week.

Copycat Starbucks bacon gouda sandwich on a plate.

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Copycat Starbucks bacon gouda breakfast sandwich on a plate.

Starbucks Bacon & Gouda Artisan Sandwich

Make this amazing Starbucks Breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, and gouda cheese at home. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 782kcal


  • 2 ciabatta rolls
  • 6 eggs large
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 ounces Gouda cheese


  • Crack six eggs into a medium sized bowl. Add half and half to both and whisk eggs until they are creamy. Season eggs with salt and pepper.
  • Place butter into skillet over low heat when the butter has melted place beaten eggs into the skillet. Cook eggs stirring occasionally so that eggs are cooked thoroughly. Re
  • Remove skillet from stove.
  • Prepare sandwiches by cutting the rolls, adding 1/2 of the eggs to the bottom roll, then add 3 slices of cooked bacon, add cheese slide, and top with the top of the roll. You can wrap these in plastic wrap, they will take about a minute to reheat in the microwave.



Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 593mg | Sodium: 1484mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 2.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Kelsey

    5 stars
    I tried your recommendation on this sandwich and it totally worked, perfectly! I brought home the thawed/refrigerated sandwich last night. Thank you

  2. Susan

    Um… I think I have had that sandwich in Starbucks, corner of Kingsway and Boundary in Vancouver Canada… What I do notice is they only make so many & when they run out will say they’ve run out and offer you another type of breakfast sandwich (They have a few kinds). What I would like is the recipe for their California? Chicken Wrap. It has artichokes and peppers in it. I am also looking for a recipe for a sandwich we got at Cheesecake Factory in Waikiki, HI, USA while on vacation. It was a shrimp or prawn club with tomato and avocado. We ordered it a few times when we were there, but now they have taken it off their menu. They also have a really good California avocado sandwich and a good Cuban sandwich. We also liked the cheese stuffed wontons. My husband REALLY likes they mojitos. I think they are a bit sweet, but if we could recreate theirs he would be very happy. We like all the food at Roy’s too…tried a bunch of different dishes, never been disappointed. I’m not giving you work… it’s your site after all! LOL. It’ll be nice when we can go out again and actually relax and have a nice meal. Oh… I like IHOP’s Chicken Florentine Crepes too. Great site… I’ve only just found it and am gleefully adding recipes to my folder to try. YUM! Some of them aren’t the copycat ones… some are yours!

  3. Baltisraul

    Normally I would be all over this recipe. On that low carb thingy and have lost 32 ibs. My wife has last 33 lbs. But really wanted to say, stay safe and stay home! We want back to normal asap. God Bless America and all of us as well! Your our fav!

  4. Mary Martinez

    4 stars
    Question, do you microwave after it’s assembled? Can you make in advance and freeze and then pop out, thaw and nuke?

    • Stephanie

      You could enjoy the sandwich at the temperature it was prepared at. Or you could heat it up if that is how you enjoy your sandwiches. Yes, you could make these in advance and thaw, and nuke if desired.

  5. Maximama

    5 stars
    My son has autism and now needs 3 of these everyday! I’m happy he’s finally eating eggs, can’t wait to try this at home. Thank you for the recipe!!

  6. Hillary

    This recipe is missing a few ingredients. The Starbucks sandwich has Monterey Jack and parmesan in/on (?) the egg patty in addition to the gouda.

  7. Angel G Zavala

    This is the false advertisement they do not have that sandwich I was this morning at the corner of Washington and Wabash 815 am to buy a sandwich and they sold me other sandwich because they do not have that one that were advertising this is a false advertising from Starbucks to fool people to come into the places to buy

    • Bj sennett

      I get them all the time too just a few weeks ago I got one and my autistic son ate all of it such a goal because he’s a picky eater that’s for letting us know how to do it at home

  8. angel g zavala

    This is a false advertisement, I went to a Starbucks this morning 815 to get The sandwich They do not not have and they sold me another one this is false advertisement of the Starbuck is doing to fool people . I was on the corner of Washington and Wabash, talk to a young lady by the name Cindy she only give me excuses,

    • Stephanie

      Thank you for leaving me a note, but I think you want to contact Starbucks. I am simply giving you a recipe for an item they have served. I am so sorry you had difficulty at the store.

    • Melissa Delea

      You’re an idiot, I just ordered two of these sandwiches today for me and my daughter. They’re right there in the front.

  9. Tim S

    Can I substitute Gouda cheese, or a different type of cheese. My supermarkets around here do not carry Gouda cheese.on cheese something to Gordon cheese substitute.

    • Angel G Zavala

      This is the false advertisement they do not have that sandwich I was this morning at the corner of Washington and Wabash 815 am to buy a sandwich and they sold me other sandwich because they do not have that one that were advertising this is a false advertising from Starbucks to fool people to come into the places to buy

      • Megan

        What is your problem? It may be that YOUR Starbucks doesn’t sell this sandwich, but why bog down this post with your ignorance? You’ve been corrected multiple times. Drop it.

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