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Welcome to the holy grail of breakfast meal prep! These Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches just happen to be super delicious, easy to prep, and they will save you so much time on busy mornings when your kid is asking you where everything is and you’ve lost your keys 15 times. You’re going to love having these ready to go in the fridge and/or freezer.
I’ve been making these freezer friendly breakfast sandwiches for quite a few years now, I love having them as a super easy and healthy (if you play your cards right) breakfast option. The best thing about these sandwiches is that they are completely customizable, I’ve done center cut bacon, turkey bacon, deli smoked ham, Canadian bacon, turkey, pork, or chicken sausage patties, or just egg & cheese! Just remember, depending on the sandwich filings you use the WW points and calories could be more or less!
Back when I shared this recipe for make ahead freezer friendly breakfast sandwiches originally about 5 years ago. Eric and I had been so busy that we had gotten into the habit of grabbing breakfast sandwiches in the drive thru. I was known for an Egg White Delight or a Subway Egg & Ham Flat Bread and Eric usually got sausage, egg and cheese anywhere that had it. These days a much more budget friendly and healthy option is my top priority!
I decided to do the math and see how much money we saved by not grabbing breakfast at Mcdonalds, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Etc. to make 12 sandwiches It’s about $20.00! How many sandwiches can I get for 20 bucks? I think 4ish. Maybe 5, Depending on where you go. I’m calling that a serious win in the budgeting department. Two birds, one stone. Healthy and cheap!
Now I’ll stop talking your ears off and I’ll show you how to make these guys.
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How to make Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches:
Start off by pouring about 3 cups of egg beaters into a 9×13 sheet pan or casserole dish. Make sure the pan is sprayed super well all over and on the edges with cooking spray. anI’ve done that multiple times Pop the pan into a 350 degree preheated oven for 20-22 minutes. Oven times can vary a bit with this step especially if you use a glass casserole dish. If the middle of the eggs are still jiggly and/or look uncooked. They need more time.
Note: You can totally use whole eggs if you want to, but for some reason. The cartons of either Egg Beaters or Egg Whites work much better and taste much better with this method of baking the eggs. So that’s what I recommend here for this particular recipe.
Fry up some bacon and set it aside and let it cool. I just love bacon. Don’t you?
After the eggs come out of the oven they will look a little something like this. See how the edges kind of release from the side of the pan? That’s exactly what you want. Cut the eggs into 12 squares.
Next, after I’ve let all the individual items cool completely. I create an “assembly line” and I start building sandwiches. This recipe makes 12 sandwiches.
IMPORTANT: These items need to completely cool before you make the sandwiches up. You can let them set on the counter for a bit or pop them in the fridge and come back for them later.
Layer your eggs, followed by bacon, and cheese (or whatever toppings you choose). Deli ham is also a very popular choice for these sandwiches and the prep time is even less. Freezes well, reheats well, and is still a lean and healthy protein to add!
There we go, all done! How delicious do these all look?
Last, use a small sheet of aluminum foil and wrap up the sandwiches one by one.
Now, Wrap’m all up and then stuff them back into the English muffin bags to keep them organized and compact.
These will stay good for 3 months in the freezer.
HOW TO REHEAT MAKE AHEAD BREAKFAST SANDWICHES (FROM FROZEN):
Take however many sandwiches you plan to eat over the next 4-5 days out of the freezer. Let them thaw at least 8 hours before making a sandwich. Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for about 50 seconds.
You can also pop’m in the oven, still wrapped in foil, at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. This will make the english muffin a bit more crispy too!
note: I don’t like them heated straight from the freezer into the microwave. They just don’t heat thoroughly and I find myself having to disable the entire sandwich and heat some parts separately.
I hope these sandwiches make those busy mornings a little more bearable and a lot more delicious for y’all cause they sure help us out over here!
MORE BREAKFAST RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE:
- Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Bake
- Sausage Pancake Muffins
- Denver Omelet Bake (low carb)
- Biscuits and Gravy Bake
- Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit
This post was originally posted on the skinnyish dish on 08/08/2016, but I’ve updated the photos and post a bit to make a better reader experience on 05/21/2022.
Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches
Holy grail of busy mornings! Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches are the perfect on-the-go breakfast sandwich that's totally customizable.
Prep Time:1 hr
- 12 english muffins i use Thomas light English muffins or lewis bake shop
- 6 slices American Cheese made with 2% milk cut in half
- 12 Slices Center Cut Bacon ham, canadian bacon, or turkey bacon works well too!
- 3 cups Liquid Egg Substitute or Liquid Egg Whites
- Cooking Spray coconut oil or avocado oil spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 cooking sheet (with sides) or a casserole dish well with cooking spray. Be sure to get the sides and corners real good!
Pour 3 cups of the egg substitute or egg whites into the pan (or dish).
Place in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes, uncovered. Time can vary just a bit with different ovens/using a pan or a glass dish. Be sure the eggs are cooked, not "jiggly" on top or in the middle.
While the eggs are cooking, if using, prepare bacon and set aside to cool.
*you can use deli ham, Canadian bacon, and turkey bacon here too. I do find that kind of "crisping these up" in a skillet is more flavorful then just adding to the sandwich straight out of the package. Either way, let them cool.
Separate your english muffins. Don't toss the english muffin bags.
Some people like to toast the English muffins before making sandwiches, but make sure they are cool. I find it much faster to lay out the English muffins on a sheet pan and let them toast pat about 400 for 6-8 minutes. I don't find it to make that much of a difference, but some do!
When your eggs are done, cut into 12 squares and transfer to a plate to cool faster.(Video) Freezer Meal - Breakfast Sandwiches
The eggs & bacon need to be completely cool or at least room temperature before assembling the sandwiches. Let sit for about 20-25 minutes or pop into refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.
Form an assembly line and build sandwiches. First the egg, then the bacon, followed by the 1/2 slice of cheese, and top with the other half of the english muffin.
Lay out twelve squares of foil and start wrapping the sandwiches up.
Place 6 sandwiches each back into the english muffin bag and tie and repeat with other bag if using.
Freeze for up 3 months. Before heating, Let the sandwiches thaw over night.
REHEAT INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave for about 50 seconds or pop them in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
WeightWatchers Points: 4 Points
210 Calories. 6g fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 27g carbohydrates, 8g fiber, 16g protein, 2g sugar, 18g protein
If using different ingredients before to double check nutritional info and points if you need to.
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches? ›
Wrap each sandwich individually in tinfoil, wax paper, or parchment paper and place them in a freezer safe resealable bag. Freeze for up to 1 month.How long will homemade breakfast sandwiches last in the freezer? ›
Wrap each sandwich individually in tinfoil, wax paper, or parchment paper and place them in a freezer safe resealable bag. Freeze for up to 1 month.How do you keep frozen breakfast sandwiches from getting soggy? ›
Reheat on a paper towel: When you're heating a frozen Freezer Breakfast Sandwich in the microwave, ice crystals will melt and can be absorbed by the bread making it soggy. To avoid this, wrap it in a paper towel first before microwaving it.How long do pre made breakfast sandwiches last in the fridge? ›
Leftover Storage: Store leftover breakfast sandwiches in the fridge for up to 4 days, or wrapped in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to re-warm heat in the microwave on the defrost setting for 3-5 minutes if frozen, or 30-60 seconds if out of of the fridge.Can you make egg sandwiches ahead of time? ›
How long do make-ahead breakfast sandwiches last in the fridge? If you don't want to freeze your breakfast sandwiches (maybe because you are making these for a crowd) but still want to make the components in advance, you could bake the eggs and cook the breakfast meat up to 5 days in advance.What sandwiches can be made ahead and frozen? ›
- nut butter and jam/jelly – be sure to have nut butter on both sides of the bread.
- cheese sandwiches – to eat cold or as a grilled cheese that you cook later.
- meat sandwiches with or without cheese – to serve cold or as a hot sandwich.
Squish out as much air as possible before sealing them. Lay the sandwiches in a single layer in the freezer on a cookie sheet or other flat surface and freeze them for about an hour until they hold their shape. Then place the sandwich bags in a larger freezer-quality bag, such as a gallon freezer bag.Should frozen breakfast sandwiches be in aluminum foil or a plastic bag? ›
Sandwiches will need to be wrapped in aluminum foil (no freezer paper or plastic wrap). Place frozen wrapped sandwiches on a baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 20 minutes, then remove the foil, place sandwiches carefully back on the baking sheet, and bake for 10 more minutes unwrapped.How to make breakfast sandwiches for the week? ›
Assemble the breakfast sandwiches with the bottom bun first, then the egg, followed by a slice of cheese, 2 slices of ham and finally the top bun. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap (or in aluminum foil if using for camping) then place in a large freezer-safe ziploc bag and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze up to 2 months.How do you freeze pre made sandwiches? ›
Make the sandwiches and wrap them in plastic wrap or a sandwich bag, put them in a larger freezer-weight plastic bag (being sure to mark the bag with the contents), then pop in the freezer. For more on freezing sandwiches, Nebraska Extension has a great tip sheet.
How early can you pre make sandwiches? ›
Ideally, you should aim to make your sandwiches as close to the day of your party as possible for the best flavor and freshness. I recommend making your sandwiches no more than 48hrs in advance for the best flavor come party time.Can breakfast sandwiches be refrozen? ›
It is perfectly safe to refreeze any food that was packaged well and safely thawed, especially if it was thawed in the refrigerator. Repack it airtight and get it back into the freezer within a day.How long should pre made sandwiches be stored? ›
A sandwich will last 3-5 days when refrigerated. In open space or a room such as a pantry, it will stay fresh for 2 hours at room temperature. If the room is below 90°, you should consume the sandwich within 4 hours. You can freeze the sandwich for up to 2-3 months maximum.How do you reheat frozen breakfast sandwiches? ›
From Frozen: Place foil-wrapped breakfast sandwich(es) in a preheated 350℉ oven or toaster oven for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. To reheat in the microwave: Remove foil from the frozen sandwich(es). Wrap sandwich lightly in a paper towel and microwave for 3 minutes or until heated through.How do you make sandwiches ahead and keep them fresh? ›
Wrap it up:
To seal in all the flavor and keep the sandwich together, wrap the sandwich tightly in plastic wrap before refrigerating. The bread will soften slightly overnight, but the crusty exterior will keep everything contained when you're ready to unwrap and eat.
To freeze, your best option is to place the egg salad in a sealed container or a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. I recommend putting it in the freezer as soon as possible, rather than waiting a couple of days with it in the fridge.What sandwich ingredients should not be frozen? ›
Some ingredients do not freeze well. Hard-cooked egg whites become tough upon freezing. Jelly, jam and honey soak into bread making it soggy. Tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions and similar vegetables become limp and watery.Why can't you freeze sandwiches with mayo? ›
Mayonnaise is an emulsion typically made of oil, egg yolks, vinegar or lemon, and seasonings. As mayonnaise thaws, that emulsion will break, leaving you with the liquid, acidic ingredients, and oil floating on top of the yolk base.What do you wrap sandwiches in to freeze? ›
To freeze, wrap each sandwich tightly with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place it in a gallon-size freezer bag. Write the date on the bag along with what each sandwich is. You might remember, but your family won't know.Can I freeze egg mayonnaise? ›
The short answer is yes. Mayonnaise can be frozen, but don't expect the texture to be the same after it thaws.
Is freezing sandwiches a good idea? ›
Keep sandwiches in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw & pack – Place sandwiches in the fridge the night before to thaw. Pack in a lunch box with a freezer brick to keep the sandwich at the right temperature.How long and at what temperature should pre made sandwiches be stored? ›
Sandwiches should be stored at 5oC or cooler, as this will stop or slow down the growth of bacteria.Can I wrap breakfast sandwiches in parchment paper? ›
All you'll need is parchment or waxed paper and, if you're working with a hot sandwich or planning to slice the sandwich in half, a sheet of aluminum foil.Do you wrap sandwiches in parchment paper or wax paper? ›
Sandwiches, though, just like any other present, can (and should!) be mindfully wrapped, with neatly creased corners and tucked-in edges. And, as a bonus, no tape is required. Our preferred method uses wax paper, but parchment paper works just as well.Is it better to wrap sandwiches in foil or cling film? ›
Aluminium mining is energy-intensive and polluting: per square metre, aluminium foil contributes three times as much water pollution and six times as many greenhouse gas emissions. So unless you reuse the same foil six times, cling film is better.How to make sandwiches in advance for party? ›
To make sandwiches ahead of time, assemble sandwiches the night before and loosely cover them with wax paper then a damp paper towel in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will keep the sandwiches fresh overnight without drying out the bread.Can you prep sandwiches for the week? ›
Meal prepped sandwich ingredients are good in the fridge for up to four days, just like any other meal prep! We freeze our bread and let it thaw on the counter or just toast it as needed, but you can use fresh bread too - any kind you like! (We make our own). When it comes to fillings, the ideas are endless.What are the best sandwiches to freeze? ›
- Bacon and avocado.
- Turkey, cranberry and brie cheese.
- Meatloaf and caramelised onion jam.
- Peanut butter and banana (spread the peanut butter on both pieces of bread)
- Tuna, sweetcorn and cream cheese (butter the bread!!)
- Chicken schnitzel, pesto and cheese (perfect for toasting)
TIP: You'll want to avoid using raw veggies, such as lettuce, avocado, and tomato, in these sandwiches you plan to freeze, as they won't freeze and thaw and keep their same texture after being frozen and thawed.Why are my ice cream sandwiches melting in the freezer? ›
So, why is the freezer not keeping the ice cream frozen? Well, ice cream is less dense than other frozen foods, so melted ice cream usually means your freezer either has a minor cooling issue or it is an indication that a freezer component is failing and needs to be repaired or replaced.
Can I make my kids sandwich the night before? ›
You will want to keep pre-made sandwiches in the refrigerator until your child leaves for school. For peanut butter and jelly, the best way to keep a sandwich made the night before from getting soggy is to keep it in the freezer.What sandwiches don t go soggy? ›
Use crusty bread, a roll, or tortillas instead of sliced sandwich bread. If you want some extra insurance that your sandwich won't be soggy when lunch rolls around, start with something super sturdy. Instead of sliced sandwich bread, go for a heartier option like a crusty baguette, ciabatta, or a roll.Should you toast English muffins before making freezer sandwiches? ›
One tip. I toast the English Muffins ahead for two reasons. First, it dehydrates the bread so it freezes better. Second, you can easily reheat the whole sandwich and be on your way.What foods Cannot be refrozen after thawing? ›
These principles apply to meat, poultry, shellfish, some vegetables and cooked foods. Do not refreeze ice cream and similar frozen desserts. You can cook and eat thawed but still cold food mixtures like casseroles, pot pies, frozen dinners or pizzas but do not refreeze them.What are the correct storage conditions for pre made cold sandwiches? ›
Frozen items should be stored at - 18oC or below; Chilled items should be stored at 4 oC or below.How should pre sandwiches be stored? ›
It is risky practice to keep a sandwich or roll filled with meat, fish, eggs, cheese, mayonnaise or dairy products at room temperature when germs capable of causing food poisoning multiply rapidly. You should therefore store sandwiches and filled rolls below 80 c and display them in a chilled cabinet.How long do premade sandwiches last out of the fridge? ›
To stay safe, sandwiches, salads, and other meals with perishable ingredients shouldn't be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours—max. Leftovers should also go back in the refrigerator within 2 hours.How long are homemade frozen breakfast sandwiches good for? ›
Store in freezer up to 2 months, or in the fridge up to 1 week. To reheat, remove from plastic wrap, and cover with paper towel.How do you keep frozen sandwiches from getting soggy? ›
Frozen sandwiches will not get soggy if you layer the sandwich fillings correctly and avoid using ingredients like tomato, pickles, and sauces. Spreading condiments on meat or cheese prevents the bread from soaking up excess moisture.Why do you wrap a frozen breakfast sandwich in a paper towel? ›
Wrapping Frozen Sandwiches in a Damp Paper Towel
The purpose of the damp paper towel is to prevent the sandwiches from becoming tough when microwaved and helps for more even heating. If you don't use the paper towel, I would recommend reheating on 50% power, covered.
Will mayo make bread soggy overnight? ›
When you build a sandwich at home, one of the first things you likely do is to spread mustard, mayonnaise and other spreads directly on the bread. You don't want to do that here. The moisture in those condiments will, inevitably, soak into the bread, leaving you with a mushy mess.Can you freeze scrambled eggs and cheese? ›
Scrambled eggs are easy to freeze, and they taste great when reheated! We like to cook them so they're slightly runny, which helps them retain a soft texture when they're warmed through. Let your scrambled eggs fully cool before packing them into individual portions in freezer-safe bags.Can you freeze cooked eggs for sandwiches? ›
Can you freeze cooked eggs? Not only is it possible to freeze cooked eggs, but they actually taste better when reheated than cooked eggs stored in the refrigerator. On the weekend, you can meal-prep breakfast burritos or egg sandwiches and toss them into the freezer.Can you freeze eggs and cheese? ›
Yes, You Can Freeze Milk, Eggs, And Cheese For Later Use.How long can you freeze egg sandwiches? ›
Allow egg sandwiches to cool for 20 minutes before wrapping each one with foil. Place wrapped sandwiches back on the baking sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer sandwiches to a large plastic zip-top bag or another freezer-safe container for storage. Store up to 3 months in the freezer.How long can you keep homemade ice cream sandwiches in the freezer? ›
Tips for Making Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you want to save some for later, wrap individual sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap, then store the individual sammies in a zip-top bag or airtight container. They'll keep for up to three months in the freezer.
Cover 8 bread slices with ham; spread with mayo. Top with 2% Milk Singles and remaining bread slices. Wrap individually in plastic wrap; place in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 2 weeks.How long does frozen egg sandwich last? ›
Store in freezer up to 2 months, or in the fridge up to 1 week. To reheat, remove from plastic wrap, and cover with paper towel.Can you freeze egg and mayo mix? ›
Even though you will be loosing taste and texture, you still can store egg salad in a freezer safe container for about one month. It is safe to eat, just place the container in the refrigerator to thaw overnight before serving.Can you freeze egg and mayonnaise? ›
The short answer is yes. Mayonnaise can be frozen, but don't expect the texture to be the same after it thaws.
Can I freeze bacon and egg sandwiches? ›
Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwiches are delicious but they are even better if you have it ready for you on your busy mornings. This classic sandwich freezes and reheats really well and is a smart make a head breakfast item to have on hand.Why won't homemade ice cream freeze? ›
If your bowl isn't cold enough, your ice cream may not freeze. A hot or warm ice cream base will also slow or prevent your ice cream from freezing. If you have substituted lower-fat milk in then, your ice cream may not freeze as quickly or at all. Decreasing the fat in your ice cream will also affect the texture.Can you freeze sandwiches with cream cheese? ›
Sandwiches that freeze well include peanut butter and jelly, sunflower seed butter and jam, chia seed jam and cream cheese, hummus, DIY Uncrustables, and any deli meat and sliced cheese.How far in advance can I make sandwiches? ›
Ideally, you should aim to make your sandwiches as close to the day of your party as possible for the best flavor and freshness. I recommend making your sandwiches no more than 48hrs in advance for the best flavor come party time.Can you freeze peanut butter sandwiches? ›
You can totally freeze regular Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, they don't need to be cut out and sealed at all. Simply assemble your sandwich as you would normally, skip the cutting/crimping step and place in a freezer bag. Press out the air and seal the bag shut.How long does a bacon egg and cheese sandwich last? ›
Storage And Reheating
Place them in the refrigerator or freezer until you're ready to eat them. They can be kept in the fridge for 5 – 7 days or about two months in the freezer. Reheating – When you're ready to eat one of the breakfast sandwiches, microwave them until they're warm.