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A stack of three sausage egg mcmuffin breakfast sandwiches on a plate.

Homemade Sausage Egg McMuffin

  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Breakfast Sandwiches 1x


This homemade Sausage and egg McMuffin recipe is incredibly satisfying! Enjoy the savory flavors and textures of McDonald’s iconic breakfast sandwich!




  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar OR 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Also needed: Vegetable oil for greasing the pan


  • 6 English muffins, sliced in half
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter
  • Water – for steaming eggs


RECIPE PREP: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a plate with paper towels.


  1. Add meat and spices to a medium bowl. Mix with clean hands or a fork. Form the meat into 6 sausage patties that are slightly larger than an English muffin. The sausage patties will shrink during cooking.
  2. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil to the center and swish the pan around to distribute it. Add 3-4 sausage patties. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip the patties over. Continue cooking until both sides are brown and the pork is cooked through. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.


  1. While the sausage patties are cooking, slice 6 English muffins in half. Transfer the bread halves to a baking tray. Toast English muffins in the oven as desired. Add slices of cheese on the bottom half of the muffins.
  2. Return the tray to the oven briefly, just until the cheese has melted.


  1. Crack the eggs into small ramekins. It’s important to have the eggs ready to go so that they can enter the rings about the same time!
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil or butter in a large frying pan. Spray egg rings with oil. Place greased rings flat against the bottom of the pan. Work quickly. Add a cracked egg into each ring. With a fork, burst the yolks so the eggs can cook evenly.
  3. Drizzle a few tablespoons of water around each egg ring. Immediately cover the pan with a lid. Allow eggs to steam for about 2 minutes, or until desired doneness.


  1. Remove English muffins with melted cheese from the oven.
  2. Place a sausage patty over each slice of cheese. Add a round fried egg over each piece of meat. Top each sandwich with a muffin lid.



  • HOW MANY SAUSAGE PATTIES FOR ONE POUND OF MEAT? This recipe calls for thinner patties similar to the McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin. One pound of meat is enough for 6 of these sausage patties. If you prefer thicker portions, this recipe will make 4-5 servings.
  • SUBSTITUTES FOR GROUND PORK: Mix things up! Try ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey.
  • SUBSTITUTES FOR BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PATTIES: Canadian bacon, or thick-sliced bacon cooked until crisp.
  • BEST CHEESE FOR THIS RECIPE: McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin has processed cheese which contains a lot of fillers. For a healthier recipe, use slices of 100% cheddar cheese.
  • HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGE EGG MCMUFFINS HEALTHIER: Use lean ground meat for the sausage patties. Use whole-wheat English muffins. If desired, skip the bread and make this breakfast sandwich a lettuce wrap!
  • WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF EGG RINGS? Repurpose a mason jar ring from a quart-sized container, or use an extra-large biscuit cutter. You can also recycle a tuna can by cutting off both ends and using the body of the can as an egg ring.
  • CAN BREAKFAST SANDWICHES BE FROZEN? Although the sausage patties can be prepared in advance and frozen, the eggs will develop a rubbery texture in the freezer. This make-ahead recipe is best when stored in the refrigerator. Use within 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
  • WHAT TO SERVE WITH A SAUAGE AND EGG MCMUFFIN? Serve breakfast sandwiches with hash browns and fruit. Good beverages include juice, milk, or coffee.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sausage Egg McMuffin, Breakfast Sandwich, McDonald's Sausage and Egg McMuffin recipe