20+ Best Breakfast Sandwiches

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20+ of the best easy breakfast sandwiches, toasts, and wraps to start your day right! Think eggs, cheese, veggies, sausage, Nutella, fruit, and more!

Omelette and avocado sandwich topped with chili flakes

We all know sandwiches as a simple lunch staple, but did you know there are endless breakfast sandwich recipes, too? You’re a fan of traditional bread, English muffins, breakfast wraps, bagels, or even breakfast toast? Well, on my list, there’s a delicious breakfast sandwich recipe for everyone!

I love hearty breakfasts like sweet potato breakfast hash and shakshuka. But I also love creating on-the-go breakfast options with minimal time and effort. When I want something light and healthy, I enjoy chia pudding and overnight oats. However, when I want something heartier, these 20+ breakfast sandwich ideas save the day!

You can even meal prep many of my favorite breakfast sandwich recipes in advance. Then quickly reheat in a toaster/skillet, bake, or eat cold as you navigate your busy mornings!

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Cheese Toastie cut in two

Is there ever truly a wrong time for a delicious grilled cheese sandwich? Transform this family favorite in a delicious breakfast sandwich recipe.

Add crispy bacon or cooked sausages (regular, turkey, or vegan). Or a fried egg, and/or other breakfast faves (how about brie and blueberries?!). And all in just 10 minutes!

Creamy Mushroom Toast

Toasted bread topped with mushrooms in a round plate

Enjoy this delicious and versatile creamy mushroom toast in under 15 minutes. A filling mushroom breakfast toast, bagel, or breakfast muffin filling (optionally topped with a fried or poached egg). All you need are a few ingredients and one pan. Plus, you can make this recipe with or without dairy!

Middle Eastern Manakish

Manakish Zaatar bread on a wooden board

Manakish (manakeesh) is a Middle Eastern/Arabic breakfast flatbread. In Lebanon, Manakeesh is very popular as a “breakfast to go” option. It’s served for breakfast alone or as part of a large breakfast spread, including fresh vegetables, homemade labneh, etc.

There are three popular types of manakish, the most popular being with Zaatar. I’ve shared a version for cheese manakish and za’atar manakish for flavor variation.

Either way, you can prepare this breakfast with just 20 minutes of hands-on prep. It’s perfect as a make-ahead breakfast option too!

Crispy Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich

Three pieces of fried chicken

Yes, you read that right. Fried chicken for breakfast! Using waffles in place of bread. Then drizzle the entire thing in maple syrup and you’ll have a delicious and super-filling breakfast sandwich for special occasions!

Breakfast Wraps (Quesadillas)

Tortilla topped with omelette cheese spinach and seeds

Ditch regular bread for a flour tortilla to make these 7+ healthy and nutrient-dense breakfast quesadillas in no time. Choose from a cheesy omelet filling, Middle Eastern breakfast za’atar salad, scrambled egg and greens, and fried egg and avocado fillings. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Better yet, these are a great make-ahead breakfast sandwich/wrap option, too!

Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

A croissant sandwich filled with cheese and ham

When rich and buttery croissants replace bread in your easy breakfast sandwich recipe, you’ll fall in love. Sweet fillings work wonderfully.

But croissant breakfast sandwiches truly shine with the addition of savory fillings. Add cheese, ham (I use turkey slices), lettuce, and avocado. Plus, they also work well with mushrooms, scrambled eggs, or any number of your favorite breakfast sandwich fillings. The sky is the limit!

Egg Salad Sandwich Recipes

Egg salad sandwich cut in two on a board

Egg salad sandwiches traditionally top the list of lunch sandwich ideas. But this creamy protein-packed sandwich filling is also perfect for make-ahead breakfast sandwiches. Plus, it will help to keep you full until lunch.

Avocado and Egg Sandwiches

Four avocado toasts with eggs cooked in different ways

Avocado toast is already a breakfast and brunch sandwich special. But if you add an egg (fried, boiled, scrambled, or poached), this meal makes for a delicious breakfast egg sandwich/toast. It’s packed with fiber, protein, and heart-healthy fats.

Plus it’s ready in around 10 minutes. Enjoy on toast (I love whole grain) or in a bagel/ breakfast muffin/ biscuit sandwich.

French Toast

French toast with powdered sugar and fresh berries

French toast is a breakfast classic. It’s slightly crisp outside with a fluffy middle (especially when using Brioche bread!). Its sweet cinnamon flavor is perfect for enjoying with fresh berries and sliced fruit. Better yet, transform it in the best breakfast sandwich with fillings like homemade Nutella and banana or cream cheese and strawberry slices.

Alternatively, ditch the cinnamon and sugar to make a savory French toast sandwich. It’s perfect for all your favorite breakfast sandwich fillings like egg, sausage patty, bacon, cheese, sauteed mushrooms, etc.

Pan Con Tomate

Pan con tomate - two tomato toasts

This open-faced sandwich is a light, healthy, and nutritious breakfast toast. Prepare it in minutes with crusty bread, fresh tomato, garlic, olive oil, and salt (optionally pepper). Enjoy alone or alongside a fresh fruit plate for a simple and healthy breakfast!

Soft Scrambled Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Scrambled eggs and avocado toast

Swap out regular bread for toasted bread and add a slice of cheese (like cheddar cheese). This a delicious way to transform creamy scrambled eggs into a tasty breakfast egg sandwich. I urge you to try it today.

I love topping the egg mixture with sliced avocado. But you can also top it with guacamole. Also, sprinkle them with some chili flakes for some heat.

Smoked Salmon Bagel or Sandwich

Hand holding a Lox bagel topped with dill capers and onion

There’s no surprise a Lox bagel (also delicious within a sandwich) is a classic healthy breakfast and brunch special. Combine rich cream cheese with refreshing cucumber slices, and salty, smoky smoked salmon. Add optional extras like thinly sliced onion, capers, and fresh herbs. A delicious and nutritious way to start your day, loaded with omega-3s, protein, and fiber.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros with avocado

Huevos rancheros is a hearty Mexican breakfast traditionally served over a corn tortilla with refried beans, fried egg, and salsa. Feel free to swap the tortilla for a breakfast muffin/bun. It’s a wholesome, filling breakfast or brunch, ready in 10 minutes, naturally gluten-free, meat-free, and can be made vegan!

Cinnamon Toast

Three slices of toast on a plate

Make cinnamon toast in the oven or air fryer. This homemade cinnamon sugar toast is sweet and flavorful. It has a crunchy, caramelized topping and soft middle for a tasty breakfast or brunch. Like French Toast, you could also transform this sweet toast into a breakfast sandwich for a heartier meal!

Breakfast Burrito (Freezer Friendly)

These frozen breakfast burritos combine breakfast sausage, creamy scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, and cheese. Optionally, you can add salsa for a hearty and satisfying breakfast wrap. Even better, these freezer-friendly wraps are an excellent make-ahead breakfast. They are perfect for reheating and enjoying as needed with little time or effort!

English Breakfast Muffins (Egg McMuffin)

Swap out regular bread for English breakfast muffins and pile them up with all your favorite fillings. For example, as a vegetarian, you might enjoy scrambled eggs, cheese, hashbrown patties, and ketchup. If you eat meat, add some breakfast sausage or bacon.

The results are simple and quick breakfast sandwiches you can enjoy immediately. Or meal prep them as freezer breakfast sandwiches, and enjoy them as a family-approved crowd-pleaser!

Did you know you could also swap out regular bread for breakfast sandwiches? Use waffles or pancakes to make delicious breakfast sandwiches.

More Breakfast Sandwich Flavor Combinations

Here are some more great combinations for open-face breakfast sandwiches.

  • Frittata sandwich: Vegetable frittata + cheese + optional bacon + English Muffin.
  • Bacon & Egg: Bacon + Fried eggs + cheese + avocado (optional) + condiments.
  • BLT/VLT: Bacon (or marinated tofu/tempeh) + Lettuce + Tomato + Ketchup.
  • Ricotta Fruit: Ricotta (dairy or vegan) + blueberry compote/jelly + walnuts + honey.
  • Nutella: Nutella + banana or strawberry slices + grilled bread.
  • Monte Cristo: Eggy bread + ham + jam + powdered sugar on top.
  • Halloumi Egg: Halloumi + rocket/spinach + tomato + fried egg + hot sauce.
  • PBJ Wafflewich: Peanut butter (or almond butter) + Jelly or fresh fruit + Waffles.
  • Pesto egg: Pesto + jammy eggs or fried egg + parmesan + chili flakes/ green onions.

More Recipe Roundups

If you try any of these easy homemade sandwiches, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

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  1. Mike Neary says:

    Chines chicken curry toastie great breakfast to set you for the day!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Sounds delicious!