Copycat McDonalds Sausage Egg McMuffin

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This copycat McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin tastes just like the restaurant, but better! Skip the drive-thru and make them with just a few ingredients at home. Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

English muffin with sausage and cheese sandwich.


Homemade Egg McMuffin

Everyone is sure to enjoy these simple McDonald’s sausage McMuffin sandwiches. McDonald’s is known for their fast food breakfast options from hot pancakes, biscuits, McGriddles, breakfast burrito and their steak and and cheese bagel.

Ingredients needed

Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make these breakfast sandwiches.

  • English Muffin – 2 English muffins that have been split in half.
  • Egg – 2 large eggs
  • Cheese – American cheese works best but feel free to use your favorite sliced cheese.
  • Sausage – Breakfast sausage is used for this recipe. You could also use your own homemade sausage.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter
  • Breakfast sauce – This is optional, try this copycat McDonald’s breakfast sauce on the sandwich for added flavor.
Sausage patties, english muffins, eggs, cheese.

How to make a homemade McDonald’s sausage McMuffin

Step one: Preheat the oven to broil. Spread butter on each half of the English muffins. Toast under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Top with slices of American cheese.

English muffin with a slice of cheese.

Step two: Spray metal biscuit cutters, canning lid, or egg rings with non-stick cooking spray. Place in the skillet. Pour a teaspoon of water in the center of each ring and then crack an egg on top of the water in the center of the ring. You can break the yolks with a fork or spoon.

Place a lid on the skillet and cook until the eggs are set, about 3-4 minutes.

Egg in a biscuit cutter in a skillet.

Step three: Cook the sausage patties in the same skillet over medium heat. Make sure to cook through, about 5 minutes.

Sausage in a skillet.

Step four: Assemble the McMuffins starting with the bottom of the English muffins, cheese, sausage and then egg.

Recipe tips

  • Place the sausage roll in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to make it easier to slice. You can also use pre-sliced sausage patties or even frozen sausage patties.
  • You could substitute the sausage with chicken sausage, Italian sausage, or other.
  • If you don’t want to toast the English muffins in the oven, you can toast them in a toaster.
  • This is a great recipe for meal prep. Make a larger batch to eat throughout the week.

Recipe variations

Eggs – If you don’t have an egg ring, you can cook your egg in a smaller pan, or make scrambled eggs. You could also add chopped vegetables like onion and pepper to the eggs.

Cheese – McDonald’s uses American cheese but you can substitute with cheddar, provolone, Swiss cheese, and others.

English muffin – Try substituting with a toasted bagel, croissant, or toast.

What to serve with a McMuffin

You can serve these on their own or with a breakfast side dish like:

How to store and freeze

Store: Store these sandwiches in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. They can be reheated in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Freeze: These sandwiches freeze great! Simple toast the English muffin, cook the sausage, and eggs. Let them all cool and then assemble the sandwiches, adding a slice of cheese. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and then foil. Place them in a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight or in the microwave. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute or until heated through.

McDonald’s sausage McMuffin with egg FAQ’s

What kind of sausage in Egg McMuffin?

McDonald’s uses a lightly seasoned pork sausage patty.

Are sausage egg McMuffins served all day?

You can only get egg McMuffins in the morning, thats why making them at home is great because you can have them anytime of day.

A hand holding a sausage English muffin.

If you tried this recipe be sure to let me know in the comments.

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English muffin with sausage and cheese sandwich.
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McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin

By Heather
An easy and delicious copycat McDonald's sausage egg McMuffin. This McMuffin is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 English muffins split in half
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sausage patties
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven broiler. Spread butter on each English muffin. Place the muffins on a baking sheet, butter side up. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until toasted.


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Spray metal biscuit cutters, canning lid, or egg rings with non-stick cooking spray. Place in the skillet. Pour a teaspoon of water in the center of each ring and then crack an egg on top of the water in the center of the ring. You can break the yolks with a fork or spoon.
  • Place a lid over the skillet and cook the eggs until set for about 3 minutes.


  • Carefully remove the eggs from the skillet. Cook the sausage patties in the same skillet.


  • Start with the bottom of the toasted English muffin. Add on cheese, sausage, then egg, and finally the top of the English muffin.



Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 949mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 643IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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