Whataburger Breakfast On A Bun

Whataburger Breakfast On A Bun is one of the most frequently ordered items when I am on the road. In fact, when I moved out of Texas for a few months, I wanted a couple of things, breakfast tacos, and Whataburger.

What makes Whataburger so great? Good quality ingredients and the fact that what should be hot is served hot. I know, its a minor quibble, but I really like hot french fries and a burger that doesn’t have that feeling that parts of it were prepared long before I ordered it.

bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich

I feel like I could be a Whataburger commercial. When in doubt about where to get a lunch, this place often comes in mind. They will customize your order any way you like it.

It doesn’t matter what you request is, they will do it right. I also love the fact that they have some of the best iced tea around. At one point in my life, I think I used to have to carve out a place in my budget for this restaurant.

Their Breakfast On A Bun is a great example of their menu, this has a few ingredients in it, but they go together so well. I prefer mine with bacon, but this could also be served with a nice sausage patty instead of the bacon.

I use a wide mouth canning lid to keep the egg nice and uniform. While I have seen those really nice egg forms in stores, I thought they were a little overpriced for me. The wide mouth canning lid works very well. I have read you could use a tuna can with both ends cut off and use just the ring portion.

If you want to serve your egg sunny side up, you will want to spray your ring with a little bit of non-stick spray. If not, flip the egg, and when the egg is done, run a knife around the rim of the lid, and this will set the egg free.

Now let’s get cooking.

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Whataburger Breakfast On A Bun

Make your own breakfast on a bun sandwich with sausage, egg, and cheese.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast on a Bun, Whataburger Recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 442kcal


  • 1 breakfast sausage patty or 2 slices of bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 hamburger bun


  • Place a skillet over medium heat and cook the sausage or bacon in the skillet.
  • Once the sausage or bacon has started to release some of the grease, place a wide mouth canning ring onto the skillet.
  • Crack one egg and place the egg inside of the canning ring. 
  • Continue to cook the sausage or bacon and remove it from the skillet when done, draining on paper towels.
  • Flip the egg over and allow the other side to cook. The sandwiches are served with solid, not runny yolks. When the egg has finished cooking (it should take about 30 seconds once you have flipped it over), remove it from the pan. 
  • To assemble the sandwich, place the sausage or bacon on the bottom bun. You can break the bacon in half so it will fit the hamburger bun.
  • Add the egg, and then top with cheese. Place the top bun on top of the cheese.



Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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About Stephanie

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 CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Violet Zinke

    5 stars
    Stephanie, I think a hamburger bun for breakfast is a little too much bread. I prefer sourdough bread. Jack in the Box makes a good breakfast sandwich with sourdough bread as an option.

  2. Kelly Sullivan

    I use to eat Whataburger in my home town in California in the 70’s. They changed to name I believe in the 80’s, but the burgers stayed consistent in deliciousness. I would love to know how to replicate their burgers.

    • Chris

      Take a thin frozen patty, season with the special seasoning (salt and pepper), then fry quickly on a griddle or hot skillet with a little oil. (Like a tsp per patty). Pull off just before it gets crispy. Top with fresh cut veggies. Butter and toast the bun.

  3. Melissa Sutton

    Wow~ I thought Whataburgers were only in North Carolina! Ha! We have several in the area I live in and they have been here for 50 years! My oldest Brother used to go to the “Drive-In” when he was a teen and he`ll be 71 in Dec. Glad to know they exist somewhere else 🙂

    • stephaniemanley

      I love the Whataburger restaurants, I know they had been around for awhile. I wasn’t sure for how long. I have seen some of those other ones, I love the way they used to be built.

      • Tiffianna

        As a former Texan and current North Carolinian, I have to say that these are two different Whataburgers. The NC drive-in has no affiliation with the Corpus Christi drive-thrus, though both are delicious!

    • Whataburger lover

      They are in a few more states than Texas. I love Whataburger, their iced tea is always fresh, and the fries are always hot.

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