The Ultimate Cheap Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

The 80 Cent breakfast sandwich that tastes GREAT! With baked egg patties. Repin to save.

I tend to get a little too excited about recipes from time to time.

The kind of excited that makes me want to stop what I’m doing – no matter how important it might be – and start cooking right away.

What Makes This Breakfast Sandwich Special? Baked Egg.

This happened to me the other day when I stumbled upon a brilliant idea from Finding Joy in My Kitchen. 

An English muffin breakfast sandwich that features egg patties that are made in a muffin tin. If these eggs were made in a skillet, this would be just another breakfast sandwich. But these egg patties are clean, compact, and perfectly portioned.

This sandwich has the look and practicality of a fast-food breakfast sandwich – but without the preservatives and artificial flavors.

Low-carb eater? Try these cauliflower-based English muffins.

Another option: Use homemade buttermilk baking powder biscuits as the base.

Individual baked egg patties for The Ultimate Cheap Breakfast Sandwich, which costs just 80 cents! Click through for recipe.

You can also eat these without the English muffin. The egg cups can be made-ahead and reheated in the microwave or toaster oven.

Serve with some homemade hot sauce!

The Cost: 80 Cents

The other great thing about this sandwich is its cost. Each breakfast sandwich costs about 80 cents.

When it comes to cheap recipes, it doesn’t get any better than this!

The Ultimate Cheap Breakfast Sandwich, open-face style. Just 80 cents per sandwich. Repin to save to your board.

Fried Egg Sandwiches

Looking for a quicker, easier version of this breakfast sandwich? Just fry the egg instead of baking it.

There are so many different variations and add-ons, that no two sandwiches have to be alike.

Get the recipe: Fried egg sandwiches.

Fried egg sandwich recipe


The Ultimate Cheap Breakfast Sandwich
Yield: 4 sandwiches

The Ultimate Cheap Breakfast Sandwich

These breakfast sandwiches can be made ahead and frozen. Simply wrap cooled sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap. To reheat, unwrap sandwiches and microwave for about a minute.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


For egg patties

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk or half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped bacon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped chives
  • 4 English muffins
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Fresh spinach leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease four individual muffin cups. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and milk together. Add onion, red pepper, bacon, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly into muffin cups. Top with chives. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until eggs are set. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Increase oven temperature to 425F. Cut English muffins in half and place on a flat baking sheet. Top each half with shredded cheese. Bake in oven for about five minutes, or until English muffins are toasted and cheese is melted.
  3. Remove from oven and place one egg patty on each sandwich. Top with spinach leaves. Serve with hot sauce, mayonnaise, or your choice of sauce.

6 Responses to “The Ultimate Cheap Breakfast Sandwich Recipe”

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    Kristin — November 12, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    What a great idea! We are big fans of breakfast sandwiches at our house (I made some this weekend in fact)! Can’t wait to try these.

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    George K - eggs enthousiast — December 9, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Amazing option for a breakfast.. eggs can give you much protein, bread is full of carbohydrates and bacon will definitely make it even more tasty. And the styling of the sandwich is great! Thumbs up

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    Ramona — February 21, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    What a great idea to make little patties in a muffin cup! I’m going to try this (just in a veggie-way) for sure! Thanks 🙂

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    Courtney — April 15, 2014 @ 9:17 pm


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