5 Ingredient Breakfast Sandwiches

You can have a super delicious breakfast but not spend a lot of time making it with these super easy and delicious 5 ingredient breakfast sandwiches that only take a total of 10 minutes to make!

5 ingredient-10 minute-breakfast sandwiches from @sweetphi

Weekends are meant for lounging around and being lazy, right? But that’s not usually what happens (at least in my house). Weekends are packed with a million to-do’s, and breakfast can be the furthest thing from ones’ mind, or, I should say, taking time out to make breakfast can be the last thing one wants to do.

But starting the day without breakfast? That’s not an option for me. I need something to eat before starting the day and I really don’t know how some people (ahem my husband) can go without that meal without being hungry or in a bad mood.

Now that we’ve established that I’m a breakfast person, the question becomes…what’s for breakfast?!

During the week I’ll do something super quick like make a smoothie or grab a granola bar or vanilla overnight oats that I’ve made the night before. But the weekends? Those are meant for dishes like breakfast hash for two, tres leches pancakes, french toast sticks, all accompanied by a glass of cinnamon vanilla dolce iced coffee of course! What happens when one doesn’t have time though? For those Saturday mornings you’re up and have half an hour before you need to leave the house?

10 minute breakfast sandwiches from @sweetphi

I was faced with that dilemma last weekend and decided to make breakfast sandwiches because we had a few slices of bacon and leftover buns (any bread or buns  or bread – think english muffins or bagels- will work for these sandwiches, I used what I had on hand)

What makes these breakfast sandwiches only take 10 minutes to put together is that I microwave the bacon (a trick my husband taught me). All you need is a plate, some paper towels, bacon, and you’re set. You layer about 3 sheets of paper towel on a plate, place the bacon on top, then layer another 2 sheets of paper towel on top and then microwave it for a few minutes, depending on how much bacon you have or how thick it is. For standard bacon 4 strips usually take 2 and a half minutes. I like to start at 2 minutes, then check it to see how much more time it needs, then go up from there in 30 second intervals.

5 ingredient breakfast sandwiches

While the bacon is cooking away, you make the eggs, toast the bread, and get out some plates. The whole thing – making all the components, plating, etc. only takes 10 minutes and can be customized with what you have on hand. I’ve made these breakfast sandwiches with multi grain bread, with English muffins, with cheddar cheese, with monterey jack cheese, even with Parmesan cheese. The concept is always the same – bacon cooked in the microwave, toasted bread, an egg cooked in a little butter and cheese. Only five ingredients and you have yourself delicious breakfast sandwiches! I love these 5 ingredient breakfast sandwiches so much, there’s even a ‘freezer breakfast sandwich’ recipe in my cookbook that’s based on this recipe!

5 ingredient breakfast sandwiches

10 Minute Breakfast Sandwiches
 
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Serves: 2 sandwiches
Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices cheese (I use cheddar, Monterrey jack or gouda)
  • 2 buns or 4 pieces of toast
  • pinch of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Line a plate with 3 paper towels, place bacon slices on paper towel and then place 2 pieces of paper towel on top of the bacon. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then check for doneness. Microwave in 30 second intervals checking in between each 30 second interval to see if it's done.
  2. In a frying pan melt the butter and crack the eggs in, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes (or until doneness level you like.)
  3. Toast the bread.
  4. To assemble the sandwich place slice of cheese on bottom bun (or bread), then place the egg on top of the cheese, then break bacon slice in half and place 4 halves on top of the egg and then place top bun other slice of toast on top, enjoy!
 

 

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Showing 24 comments
  • Suné Moolman
    Reply

    This is my idea for fun! I will definitely be making this a breakfast for dinner feast. 🙂

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Breakfast for dinner (brinner) is one of my favorite things, these sandwiches would be perfect, and they only take 10 minutes 🙂

  • Reply

    Great post, it’s true weekend are always so busy with things to do, some fun, some less so (cleaning for example). Ten minutes to have that breakfast is definitely worth the investment. Thanks for sharing…Weekend here we come!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Funny you said cleaning, this morning I made these breakfast sandwiches…and then I had to do just that…clean lol! But these sandwiches definitely started the day off right 🙂

  • wearenotmartha
    Reply

    These look super quick and totally worth it! And it’s so true- I always think I’ll have so much time on weekends, but they go by so fast and sometimes I just want to sleep in!

    Sues

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I’m with you – on the weekends sometimes all I want to do is sleep a few extra minutes…good thing these sandwiches only take 10 minutes, right ? 🙂

  • cheri
    Reply

    Hi Phi, these are perfect for breakfast…. my husband is the same way, he can go without breakfast. I on the other hand cannot. It’s my favorite meal of the day.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Isn’t it crazy how they can go hours without eating? it’s my favorite meal of the day too 🙂

  • Lynn Lovejoy
    Reply

    Fantastic Phi! I just love these! They look phenomenal and I love that they only take 10 min!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      10 minutes is about all the time I have on the weekends before things get crazy busy! Thank you for your lovely comment girl!

  • Anne
    Reply

    I can definitely relate to your relaxing + having a bunch of stuff to do… I mean, it’s summer vacation for me but my to do list is still about a mile long!
    These breakfast sandwiches look absolutely amazing!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Isn’t it crazy how quickly to-do lists can get outta control in the summer? These breakfast sandwiches definitely make me stay sane 🙂

  • Cookitgirl
    Reply

    i LOVE that bacon can be cooked quick & easy in the microwave, talk about quick cooking! This sandwich looks simple yet amazing.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much girl, making bacon in the microwave is one of my favorite things ever 🙂

  • Reply

    phi, these are perfect for my hubby! i usually am fine with oats or a smoothie (totally a grab-&-go kind of breakfast gal), but he wants something more substantial & i’m pretty sure bacon is the primary way to the center of his heart. plus, these look exaaaactly like those addictive starbucks breakfast sandwiches…=)

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think your hubby would love these, the bacon cooking method definitely saves SO much time in the mornings – and you’re totally right, these are based off my Starbucks breakfast sandwich obsession!

  • Pamela @BrooklynFarmGirl
    Reply

    This is a really simple yet perfect breakfast

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much – I’m all about simplicity in the mornings!

  • Agness of Run Agness Run
    Reply

    Yummy! I love this sandwich recipe, Phi! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think you’ll love it, thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Jessica
    Reply

    I think these are a great idea, for breakfast or anytime really! Not sure if it’s the exact same recipe, but I did make the ones who featured in your book and they were a hit !

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love having a quick breakfast sandwich on hand, so helpful for busy mornings. Good eye, these are similar, but not the same as the ones in the cookbook (so glad you liked those!!)

  • Little Cooking Tips
    Reply

    Simple, quick, easy and yummy. Meets all the criteria:):) It’s funny how you two are reminding of us; I (Mirella) can’t go anywhere without grabbing a bite for breakfast, while Panos is ready for Saturday’s chores without even a sip of coffee, much less eating something!:):)
    Wonderful post sweetie! xoxo

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      That’s so nice to hear I’m not the only one that needs breakfast lol. Breakfast sandwiches are definitely the way to go for fast breakfasts 🙂

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