Today I’m sharing a quick and easy breakfast recipe that I first started making many years ago. This sandwich covers several food groups and will provide a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats in a meal. I’m sharing a recipe for Bacon Egg Cheese Sandwich.
This recipe does include meat but I will also offer some ideas on how to modify the recipe to your liking along with additional optional toppings for the cheesy breakfast sandwich. I’ll include ingredients needed and directions to make the sandwich.
Bacon Egg Cheese Sandwich
About this Recipe
First a little back story. Growing up I hated bacon. I think now it was because I never had thick cut or Canadian bacon. Also due to the way it was cooked. Usually we had the thin bacon and it would be cooked until it formed thin burnt strips.
As a child I didn’t like it and really didn’t like bacon at all until my 20s when I decided to revisit this food and cook it under my own terms. Now I do like and enjoy eating bacon in moderation. I prefer the thick meaty strips of bacon and I try to remove a lot of the fat with draining and paper towel blotting during the cooking process.
Breakfast Sandwich Bacon
Breakfast Sandwich Bread
When I first made this recipe I came up with it entirely on my own. I liked it so much I made the recipes for dinner several nights in a row. While this is a breakfast sandwich you can easily eat this for lunch or dinner depending on your preference.
I made this bacon, egg, cheese, spinach and mayonnaise sandwich for dinner. I had it on Ezekiel Bread which is a great healthy bread option if you want to eat bread. It is made by Food for Life and it is made with live grains, is low glycemic, organic, all natural, contains no flour and has no preservatives. It also offers a complete protein.
Ezekiel Bread can be found and purchased fresh, other times you will find it in the frozen department. Of course this recipe can be made with any type of sandwich bread but I wanted to share exactly what bread I used.
Bacon Egg Cheese Avocado Sandwich
Baking Bacon in the Oven
Above you can see a photo of the sandwich during the cooking process. In this case I used a mini egg pan to really contain the sandwich to a smaller size, but you can absolutely use any type of pan for this recipe. Please note you will want to cook the bacon first or have some pre-cooked bacon ready for the recipe.
My current method of cooking bacon is to bake it in the oven. I line sheet pan with aluminum foil (for easy clean up) then lay the strips of bacon down, trying not to overlap them too much. Cook at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. I like to drain and save the fat off the bacon to use in other recipes. The foil makes for easy clean up.
Easy Bacon Breakfast Sandwich
Here’s what the sandwich looked like when I was done cooking it and sliced it in half. Next I’ll share the steps to make the sandwich. It’s quick and easy and you can also modify however you like.
This is how you make the sandwich. It’s really easy. After you cook your bacon simply heat up an egg in a pan, add a slice of cheese and the bacon. Cook until done. In the meantime toast the bread and have it ready. Add mayonnaise and black pepper to the bread.
Top with fresh spinach next. Slide the egg combination out of the pan, directly on the bread. Then top with the other slice of bread. Gently press down and cut the sandwich into two halves with a knife. Serve and enjoy. This would also go well with some seasonal fresh fruit.
Bacon Egg Sandwich
This is a great well balanced meal idea. For modifications you can go meatless or change out the meat such as to ham. Alternately, try adding avocado slices or tomato slices to the sandwich.
You can skip the mayonnaise or add another dressing if you like. Also you can season your egg when cooking if you prefer. This is a really versatile recipe in both ingredients and what meal you can enjoy it at.
What is your favorite breakfast food?
*This post was originally published in 2012 and has been updated and republished for accuracy and comprehensiveness.