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Vegetarian Breakfast Sandwiches


  • Author: Becca | Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches (each recipe) 1x

Description

Meal prep breakfast sandwiches two ways! A traditional cheddar with mushrooms and spinach or a feta and Meditteranean flavored sandwich! Either way, one pan and you’ll have breakfast all week long!


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Ingredients

TRADITIONAL:

  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1/4 cup shallot (or yellow onion), finely diced
  • 57 crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tightly packed spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 TBSP half-and-half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 slices from a block of cheddar cheese
  • 4 English muffins

MEDITERRANEAN:

  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1/4 cup shallot (or yellow onion), finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • Optional: dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
  • 2 TBSP kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, tightly packed and roughly chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 TBSP half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup feta crumbles
  • 4 English Muffins

Instructions

TRADITIONAL:

  1. Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the shallot, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
  2. While the mushrooms are cooking, whisk the 5 eggs and 2 TBSP half-and-half together. Set aside.
  3. Add spinach to cooked mushrooms, and stir for 1 minute until wilted; spread the mixture evenly across the pan. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, turning the heat to low, and cover. Let cook for 10-14 minutes until eggs are set through the middle. Remove from heat and let cool slightly; divide into 4 servings (using a biscuit cutter or just divide the eggs).
  4. Assemble the sandwiches: a toasted english muffin (with a smear of butter is best!), egg, cheese, english muffin top. If eating immediately, enjoy! If meal prepping, wrap sandwich in foil, label with name and date, and either place in the fridge or the freezer. You don’t necessarily need to toast if freezing. See notes about cooking from fridge/freezer.

MEDITERRANEAN:

  1. Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the shallot, garlic, and dash of red pepper flakes; cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives, continuing to cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. While the veggies are cooking, whisk the 5 eggs and 2 TBSP half-and-half together. Set aside.
  3. Add spinach to cooked veggies, and stir for 1 minute until wilted; spread the mixture evenly across the pan. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, turning the heat to low, and cover. Let cook for 10-14 minutes until eggs are set through the middle. Remove from heat and let cool slightly; divide into 4 servings (using a biscuit cutter or just divide the eggs).
  4. Assemble the sandwiches: a toasted english muffin (with a smear of butter is best!), egg, cheese, english muffin top. If eating immediately, enjoy! If meal prepping, wrap sandwich in foil, label with name and date, and either place in the fridge or the freezer. You don’t necessarily need to toast if freezing. See notes about cooking from fridge/freezer.

Notes

Eating Immediately: If enjoying right away, I recommend toasting the english muffin and spreading on some butter. If you want the cheese extra melty, stick the muffin with cheese under the broiler for a few minutes before adding the egg.

Reheat from Fridge: Place the foil-wrapped sandwich straight into the oven (if you wrapped with anything else — like plastic — remove before putting in the oven!). Begin heating oven to 425° and let the sandwich heat for approximately 15-20 minutes. I like to open the foil to toast the top and melt the cheese more before removing from the oven.

To Thaw: Place the sandwich in the fridge the night before and heat according to directions above. If heating straight from the freezer: Place the foil-wrapped sandwich straight into the oven (if you wrapped with anything else — like plastic — remove before putting in the oven!). Begin heating oven to 425° and let the sandwich heat for approximately 25-30 minutes. I like to open the foil to toast the top and melt the cheese more before removing from the oven.

Toasting English Muffin: I tested both toasting the English muffin before assembling for meal prep and not, and I honestly couldn’t really notice a difference. I would highly recommend opening up the sandwich a few minutes before removing it from the oven to toast one side and ensure the cheese is melty! But a good butter smear before assembly on the muffins makes it extra tasty.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: meal prep, kid friendly, easy, quick, one pan

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