Egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches are one of my favorite meals in the whole world. Luckily, they also freeze quite well, so I can meal prep my favorite breakfast for busy days. With these Freezer Ready Breakfast Sandwiches, I baked some spinach and roasted red peppers right into the eggs to pack in as many good-for-me vegetables as possible.
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What Vegetables Can I Use?
I used frozen spinach and jarred roasted red peppers for the vegetable element of my Freezer Ready Breakfast Sandwiches, but you could several vegetable combos like spinach mushroom, onion broccoli, or even corn and zucchini. Just remember, if you’re using fresh vegetables you’ll want to sauté them down a bit to remove some of the moisture before stirring them into the eggs. Soggy breakfast sandwiches are not good breakfast sandwiches.
How to Reheat Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches
These Freezer Ready Breakfast Sandwiches are meant for quick reheating in the microwave. Every microwave is different, so I can’t give exact microwave times, but I suggest doing a minute or so on the defrost setting first, then adding 30 second intervals at high power until the sandwich is heated through. If you transfer your sandwich from the freezer to the fridge the night before, you can skip the defrost setting and just microwave on high until hot. That’s makes it even faster!
How to Keep Breakfast Sandwiches from Getting Soggy
Defrosting your sandwich overnight will make a big difference in how soggy your reheated sandwich is because they will require less microwave time to heat. The longer you heat your sandwich, the more the eggs proteins will contract and squeeze out water.
Removing the English muffin and toasting that separately in a toaster while the egg and cheese reheat in the microwave is another great option.
And lastly, if you have a toaster oven, reheating the sandwich in the toaster oven will probably yield the best, least soggy results.
Veggie Packed Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
- 6 large eggs ($1.50)
- 1/2 cup milk ($0.19)
- 1/2 tsp salt ($0.02)
- 1/8 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper ($0.05)
- 1/2 lb. frozen cut leaf spinach ($0.80)
- 1/2 12oz. jar roasted red peppers ($1.25)
- 6 English Muffins ($1.99)
- 6 slices cheese ($1.72)
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
- Thaw the spinach (I used the microwave), then squeeze out the excess moisture. Take the peppers out of the liquid in the jar, then slice into thin strips. Cut the pepper strips crosswise into smaller pieces. Stir the spinach and peppers into the egg mixture.
- Coat an 8x9 or 8x12 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray. Pour the egg and vegetable mixture into the dish. Bake the eggs for about 30 minutes, or until the center is set and the outer edges are slightly browned. Allow the eggs to cool, then slice into six pieces.
- Build the sandwiches by adding one piece of the baked eggs and one slice of cheese to each English muffin. Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap or a fold top sandwich bag, then place all the sandwiches in a gallon sized freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.
- To reheat, unwrap the sandwich, place on a microwave safe plate, then microwave on the defrost setting for one minute. Following the defrost, heat on high for 30 seconds at a time until heated through. Or, thaw in the refrigerator over night and simply microwave on high until heated through.
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Want to try making your own English Muffins, too? Check out my recipe for Homemade English Muffins.
How to Make Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches – Step by Step Photos
Begin by preheating the oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, whisk together 6 large eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 tsp salt, and some freshly cracked pepper. (one of my yolks broke, which is why it looks like 5 eggs).
I chose to pack my Freezer Ready Breakfast Sandwiches with chopped spinach and roasted red peppers. I used half of this 12oz. jar of roasted red peppers and 1/2 lb. frozen cut spinach (make sure to get “cut” or “chopped” spinach so that you don’t have long stringy pieces of spinach). Thaw the spinach then squeeze out as much moisture as you can. Slice the peppers into thin strips, then cut them crosswise into smaller pieces.
Stir the spinach and peppers into the egg mixture.
Coat an 8×9 or 8×12 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray, then pour the egg and vegetable mixture into the dish. I meant to use my 8×12 inch dish so that I would have six 4×4 squares of baked egg, but accidentally used my 8×9 dish. Ooops.
Bake the egg mixture for 30 minutes, or until the center is set and the outer edges are just slightly brown. Let the eggs cool, then cut into six pieces.
Lay out six English muffins (opened), then top each one with a piece of baked eggs and vegetables.
Add a slice of cheese to each one…
Then close ’em up. :)
Look at all those veggies! :D :D :D
Wrap each sandwich individually first, to keep them held together, separated from the other sandwiches, and to offer an extra layer of protection from the freezer. I used little fold-top sandwich bags, but you can also use plastic wrap.
Then pop all the sandwiches in a gallon-size freezer bag. Make sure to label it. They’ll probably stay good for a couple of months or so, but I know mine will be gone within a couple of weeks. :P
To reheat, unwrap the sandwich, place it on a microwave-safe plate, then microwave on the defrost setting for one minute. After defrosting, microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time until heated through. Or, you can take the sandwich out of the freezer and place it in the refrigerator the night before to allow it to defrost.