Savory Sausage Cheese English Muffins Recipe

Picture this: it’s the weekend and you’ve just woken up. The sun is shining and your stomach is rumbling. You want something satisfying, indulgent, but without too much fuss. That’s where my Sausage Cheese English Muffins recipe comes in.

Why settle for a boring breakfast when you can have one that’s easy to make and packed with flavor? This recipe combines the goodness of English muffins with the savory goodness of breakfast sausage and sharp, tangy Old English cheese. It’s the ultimate comfort food that will help you start your day on a high note.

But why English muffins, you might ask? My answer: why not? They’re perfectly round, compact and sturdy enough to hold all the toppings you like. Fresh Start Bakeries’ English muffins are freshly baked and have a deliciously crispy texture, perfect for making a hearty breakfast sandwich.

This recipe is also great for busy weeknights or meal prepping. Spend less time in the kitchen, but still enjoy a warm, toasty breakfast sandwich every morning. Trust me, once you try these Sausage Cheese English Muffins, there’ll be no turning back.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sausage Cheese English Muffins
Sausage Cheese English Muffins

Picture this: a warm, toasty English muffin split in half, topped with a savory sausage patty and oozing with melted cheese. Is there anything better for breakfast? I think not. And that’s why you’re going to love this Sausage Cheese English Muffin recipe.

First, let’s talk about English muffins. They’re no ordinary bread. Why settle for boring toast when you could have a toasted, craggy muffin with all those delightful little pockets for the cheese and sausage to nestle into? That’s what makes this sandwich extra special – it’s built on a foundation of crispy, yet soft English muffins.

Now let’s move on to the star of the show – the sausage. The recipe calls for delicious breakfast sausage that’s browned to perfection in a skillet. Trust me, that sizzle and aroma will get your taste buds buzzing before you even take a bite. The combination of savory pork sausage and melted cheese is enough to make anyone swoon.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe doesn’t just stop at sausage and cheese. Oh no, we’re also throwing in the unbeatable addition of scrambled eggs for extra breakfast-y goodness. It’s like a whole breakfast sandwich packed onto one English muffin (which means fewer dishes to wash – score!).

In short, there are so many reasons to love this Sausage Cheese English Muffin recipe – from the toasted English muffins, to the savory pork sausage, gooey melted cheese and fluffy scrambled eggs; And if you’re like me and believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then this sandwich is just what you need for a Fresh Start. Why settle for an average breakfast when you can kick off your day with something truly indulgent?

Ingredient List

 Oozing melted cheese and savory sausage patty on an English muffin - this is the ultimate breakfast sandwich!
Oozing melted cheese and savory sausage patty on an English muffin – this is the ultimate breakfast sandwich!

The Building Blocks of Flavor

A fantastic sausage cheese English muffin recipe requires good quality ingredients that work in harmony to create a delectable breakfast sandwich.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 package English muffins
  • 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup diced old English cheese
  • 8 oz sliced cheese (Cheddar, American, or Pepper Jack)
  • 1 jar Old English cheese spread

These ingredients come together to create a balance of flavors and textures that make this dish stand out. Here are some important notes on each ingredient that will help you achieve perfect results.

The Recipe How-To

 Who says comfort food can't be classy? These sausage cheese English muffins are a treat for your taste buds.
Who says comfort food can’t be classy? These sausage cheese English muffins are a treat for your taste buds.

Now, let’s dive into the exciting part – making the Sausage Cheese English Muffins! Follow this step-by-step guide, and you’ll be on your way to creating a delicious breakfast sandwich that will start your day on a high note.


  • 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1 package English muffins
  • 1 cup diced cheese (cheddar, Colby jack or your favorite cheese)
  • 1 egg
  • Cheese spread – you can use a jar of Old English Cheese spread or make your own


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat for approximately 8-10 minutes until it is no longer pink. Use a spatula to crumble the sausage into small pieces while cooking.
  3. Add 1 cup of diced cheese to the cooked sausage in the skillet and mix everything together until the cheese has melted and is fully incorporated. Remove from heat.
  4. Grab your English muffins and slice them in half using a serrated knife.
  5. Take each half of an English muffin, and spread some cheese spread on it.
  6. Place approximately ¼ cup of the sausage mixture on each bottom half of an English muffin; spread evenly.
  7. Crack an egg into a separate bowl or container, whisk it with a fork or whisk, and pour it into a greased or sprayed muffin tin – one egg per tin.
  8. Cook the egg for about 12 minutes if you like them runny, and about 15 minutes if you prefer them well done.
  9. Once cooked to your liking, layer the eggs and top with a slice of cheese on each muffin top.
  10. Place the muffins on a baking sheet, and put them in the oven for just a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully made Sausage Cheese English Muffins – sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy it hot.

Substitutions and Variations

 Make your mornings better with these hearty and satisfying sausage cheese English muffins.
Make your mornings better with these hearty and satisfying sausage cheese English muffins.

One of the joys of cooking is being able to experiment with different ingredients and flavors. In this recipe for Sausage Cheese English Muffins, there are several substitutions and variations that you can try to make the dish your own.

For those who prefer a healthier option, turkey sausage can be used in place of traditional pork sausage. Additionally, egg whites can replace whole eggs to reduce the cholesterol content of the dish.

If you want to add vegetables to your breakfast sandwich, consider mixing diced bell peppers or onions into the sausage mix. You could also add sliced tomatoes or avocado on top of the cheese.

For some added spice, try using a spicier variety of bulk sausage or adding a dash of hot sauce. Alternatively, you could switch out the old English cheese spread with pepper jack or cheddar cheese.

Finally, if you do not have English muffins on hand, you could use other types of bread such as bagels or croissants. The key is to find a bread that can hold up to the weight of the sausage patty and toppings.

These substitutions and variations offer an opportunity for you to get creative and tailor this recipe to your specific taste preferences. Whatever substitution or variation you choose, make sure to enjoy each bite and savor the delicious flavor combinations.

Serving and Pairing

 Give yourself a reason to get up in the morning with this mouth-watering sausage cheese English muffin breakfast sandwich.
Give yourself a reason to get up in the morning with this mouth-watering sausage cheese English muffin breakfast sandwich.

Serving and pairing the Sausage Cheese English Muffins is a breeze, making them a delightful breakfast choice for any day of the week. The beauty of these muffins lies in their versatility – they can be enjoyed on their own, paired with some fresh orange juice, or combined with other breakfast favorites like scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and hash browns.

One of my favorite ways to serve these muffins is with a side of sautéed mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Simply add a drizzle of balsamic glaze along with some chopped thyme to enhance the flavors further. If you’re feeling fancy, try serving these muffins on a mini-skewer along with some grapefruit segments or wedges.

When it comes to pairing beverages with these delectable muffins, coffee would be an obvious choice for many. However, don’t limit yourself there! Instead, consider adding some milk or creamer to your cup to balance out the richness of the sausage and cheese.

If you’re more of a tea person, go for something subtle like Earl Grey or Darjeeling. Alternatively, if you want to keep things refreshing and light, consider enjoying the sausage cheese English muffins alongside a cold glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice or even a mimosa for a perfect start to your day!

In conclusion, serving and pairing these Sausage Cheese English Muffins is easy-peasy, so don’t hesitate to mix and match them as you please until you find your favorite combination that suits your taste buds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The combination of cheese and sausage on an English muffin creates a delicious meal that's perfect any time of day.
The combination of cheese and sausage on an English muffin creates a delicious meal that’s perfect any time of day.

Are you the kind of person who doesn’t have much time in the morning? Do you want to ensure a hearty breakfast in a matter of minutes? Then these Sausage Cheese English Muffins may be just what you need! One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, so you can simply reheat them for breakfast as needed.

After making the muffins, let them cool down to room temperature before placing them into an airtight container or a plastic bag. You can store them in the fridge for up to three days. If you plan on freezing them, make sure they have completely cooled down before wrapping each muffin individually with plastic wrap and then placing them in a freezer bag. You can freeze them for up to a month.

When it’s time to cook your ready-made muffins, preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350°F (175°C) and place them on a baking sheet. Reheat for 10-15 minutes if they’re just refrigerated, or for 15-20 minutes if they’re frozen. Alternatively, pop them into a microwave oven for 30 seconds on high power.

Keep in mind that reheated English muffins are never going to be quite as good as the freshly made ones straight out of the skillet. However, with this simple make-ahead method, you can still enjoy these savory muffins without spending too much time preparing breakfast when you’re short on time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These sausage cheese English muffins are here to make your mornings a little bit
These sausage cheese English muffins are here to make your mornings a little bit

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients and are ready to cook up some delicious Sausage Cheese English Muffins, here are some tips and tricks that will take your recipe to the next level.

Firstly, I recommend using quality sausage meat for this recipe. Look for sausage meat made from pork or turkey that is free of fillers and preservatives. A high-quality sausage can make all the difference in both texture and flavor.

When it comes to cooking the sausage, use a skillet over medium-high heat and break up the meat into small pieces as it cooks. Make sure to brown the sausage evenly while stirring frequently.

To add extra flavor, try mixing different types of cheese together instead of just using one. A combination of cheddar and parmesan or gouda and mozzarella can add depth to the sandwich.

To avoid a soggy muffin bottom, place a slice of cheese on the bottom half of each muffin before adding the sausage mixture. The cheese acts as a barrier between the sausage and muffin, preventing it from becoming too moist.

Lastly, if you want to make these muffins ahead of time or have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave for 30 seconds or pop them in a toaster oven until heated through.

Follow these tips and you will have perfectly delicious Sausage Cheese English Muffins every time. Enjoy!


As a chef who specializes in British cuisine, I understand that preparing a new recipe can raise some questions. That’s why I’ve included this FAQ section to help answer any doubts you might have about making my Sausage Cheese English Muffins. Trust me, this recipe is worth the effort, and with these tips and some practice, you’ll become an expert in no time! So, let’s go through some of the most common questions regarding this recipe.

How to cook Jimmy Dean sausage egg and cheese English muffin?

To start off, we need to get our tasty treat out of its wrapper and wrap it up in a paper towel. Pop it into the microwave and set it to HIGH for 65 seconds or until it’s sizzling hot. If you’re using a compact microwave that’s lower than 850 watts, add an extra 5-10 seconds if needed. After the timer beeps, let it sit in the microwave for 1 minute, letting all that mouthwatering goodness settle in. Now it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Why are English muffins not cut in half?

The essence of English Muffins lies in the formation of intricate pockets and crevices for toppings to seep into, rendering a distinctive taste and consistency unachievable through slicing or tearing.

What kind of English muffins does Mcdonalds use?

Fresh Start Bakeries, located in Brea, California, is the sole provider of all bread products made for McDonald’s, including the beloved English muffins since 1964. With 17 facilities worldwide, they have expanded their reach to supply bread for Costco as well.

Why do English muffins get soggy?

Over time, muffins tend to lose their moisture as it moves towards the outer layer. When stored improperly, such as being wrapped in plastic or kept in an empty air-sealed bag or container, the moisture returns to the surface of the muffins again.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Sausage Cheese English Muffins Recipe is a fantastic option for breakfast that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied. Whether you’re looking for a fresh start to the morning or seeking a delicious meal any time of the day, this recipe is a perfect choice. With its hearty sausage, savory cheese, and soft English muffin top, this dish provides a well-rounded meal that you’ll absolutely love.

So why not give it a try? Don’t be afraid to make substitutions or variations that suit your preferences. And with proper storage and reheating methods, you can always enjoy these muffins as part of any meal. Plus, using high-quality ingredients like Old English cheese or fresh pork sausage can turn this already-great recipe into something truly exceptional.

So let’s toast to the virtues of the humble English muffin – the perfect vessel for our sausage egg and cheese masterpiece. Give this recipe a shot and experience its unparalleled flavors for yourself – I promise you won’t regret it!

Sausage Cheese English Muffins

Sausage Cheese English Muffins Recipe

These are great to keep in the freezer for those rushed weekday mornings.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Breakfast, Easy, For Large Groups, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Calories 245.9kcal


  • 2 lbs bulk sausage, good quality (I use Jimmy Dean)
  • 3 (5 ounce) jars Kraft old English cheese
  • 18 English muffins


  • Brown sausage in large skillet or saucepan and drain.
  • Combine sausage and cheese and stir until cheese is completely melted.
  • Split english muffins.
  • Divide mixture equally by placing even amounts onto bottoms of english muffins.
  • Replace tops and wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Store in freezer bag and freeze until needed.
  • To use: Microwave for 1 minute.


Serving: 190g | Calories: 245.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.2g | Protein: 12.6g | Fat: 10.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 36.8mg | Sodium: 498mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

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