Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches for a crowd

english muffins with egg and cheese on a baking sheet

Speed up breakfast with this make ahead Egg and Cheese Sandwich. Great for crazy, busy mornings, before practice, or breakfast for dinner nights. 

Full disclosure: This recipe won’t help you find that one striped sock that mysteriously disappeared in the dryer, but it will help you make a quick and healthy breakfast your family and friends will love.❤️

Speed up breakfast with this make ahead Egg and Cheese Sandwich

Yes, you could pour another bowl of cereal.

You could drop something in the toaster.

You could have made overnight French toast. Yesterday. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Or you could eat something that tastes good and won’t find you scrounging for a snack in an hour. Something that takes the crazy out of morning. Or in my case, something that satisfies hungry friends.

I needed to feed buddies after a bike ride (here’s my recap of a Canada bike trip). I didn’t want hangry cyclists nor did I want to be stuck in the kitchen chopping and stirring while they were chatting in the other room.

How to make Green Onion, Egg and Cheese breakfast sandwiches for 12

The ingredients

  • Butter, oil or cooking spray
  • sliced green onions for flavor
  • eggs
  • Cheddar cheese slices
  • English muffins, I use whole wheat

Bake a thin green onion omelet on a jelly roll pan, cut in squares and layer with Cheddar cheese on whole-wheat English muffins. Within 30 minutes, you’ll have 12 sandwiches ready to eat or stash in the fridge. Not just any ole’ breakfast sandwich, THESE are high protein, whole-grain breakfast sammies.

chopped green onions on sheet pan

scatter onions over sheet pan

egg omelet in oven

bake 10 minutes, 350*F, rotate pan, bake a couple minutes more

egg omelet cut into squares

cut into 24 squares

english muffins with egg and cheese on a baking sheet

layer egg and cheese on English muffins

Cut to Day of Ride —while they were drinking coffee, I heated the sammies for 10 minutes at 350°F. I delivered them with a big bowl of strawberries. Then I put them on the spot. I told ’em I was testing this recipe and needed their feedback.

They said things like:

  • “these are delicious!”
  • “I like that they’re not messy.”
  • “oooo, like the green onion.”
  • “neat and easy to eat.”

I liked a stress-free morning and that I could sit and enjoy my friends at the table. And so can you.

English muffin egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches on a board.

Make it your way

  • Green onion added a spicy freshness. You could stir cooked spinach or mushrooms into the egg mixture.
  • I used Cheddar cheese but Swiss or Pepper Jack, feta or goat cheese would be good.
  • Consider adding a slice of tomato or avocado or handful of spinach or arugula after heating the sandwich.

These egg muffins are great for crazy, busy mornings, before practice, or breakfast for dinner nights. When made ahead, I like them warmed in the oven for 10 minutes to give the English muffin a bit of crunch.

ready for freezer.

How to store them

From freezer to plate in less time than you can pour coffee and toast a pastry

If you’re a meal prepper, these egg muffins are also a freezer breakfast sandwich. Freeze in an airtight container. No need to wrap them in plastic or foil, that just wastes plastic and foil. Just grab one from the freezer, wrap in a paper towel to keep it from getting soggy and microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Quicker than you can pour a cup of coffee and toast a pastry, you’re eating a handheld, protein-rich breakfast.

What are some of your healthy breakfast ideas? I’d love to hear in the comments.

Here are a few of my healthy breakfast recipes:

Soul Food Connection: People love to join for a meal but often don’t want to plan it. How about you be the one that brings them together? Maybe it’s meet for dinner on Tuesday, a bike ride on Saturday or a potluck on Sunday.

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hand held breakfast sandwich with green onion, egg and cheese


Egg and Cheese Sandwich

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Speed up breakfast with this make ahead Egg and Cheese Sandwich. Great for crazy, busy mornings, before practice, or breakfast for dinner nights. 

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup sliced green onions, about 12 onions
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 6 Cheddar cheese slices, cut in half
  • 12 whole-wheat English muffins


  • Spray a jellyroll pan (15x10x1) lightly with cooking spray, drop butter in pan, scatter onions over pan in a single layer. Place pan in oven, set oven to 350°F.
  • Lay English muffin halves on a baking sheet to toast while the eggs are cooking.
  • Stir eggs, water, salt and pepper In a large bowl with a fork until well mixed.
  • When oven reaches 350°F, stir onions and carefully pour eggs into pan. Bake 10 minutes, rotate pan and if necessary bake 3-5 minutes more until eggs are set. The eggs will continue to cook after you take them from the oven.
  • Cut eggs into 4 rows by 5 rows, so you have 20 squares.
  • Layer one egg square, cheese, one more egg square on English muffin half.


  • Egg and cheese sandwiches can be made ahead and when refrigerated, will keep for up to 4 days. Or freeze in airtight container for up to 2 months.
  • To reheat, bake for 10 minutes at 350°F or if frozen, wrap in paper towel, microwave at 50% power for 1 minute.
handheld breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and green onion on toasted English muffin


  1. I can’t rate because I haven’t tried them yet. Though they look delicious. I am wondering, if I freeze these, I don’t have a microwave. How would you recommend heating them?

    1. Author

      Hi Jolene,
      Thankful the note.
      If you can think ahead and put in the fridge the night before, reheat for 10-15 minutes at 350ºF in the oven or toaster oven. I actually prefer them this way because the English muffin gets crunchy.

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