McDonald’s Sausage & Egg McMuffin Recipe

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McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin is one of the most recognizable breakfast foods in the world. It’s cheap, it’s easy, it’s fast, it’s convenient, and it’s a satisfying way to start your day.

mcdonalds sausage egg mcmuffin

From the soft egg, to the melty cheese, to the crispy sausage, to the buttery, toasted muffins, Sausage and Egg McMuffins are everything you love about breakfast in one amazing bite.  For some people, grabbing a Sausage and Egg McMuffin on the way to work has become a sacrosanct ritual. But sometimes, you can’t always make it out to McDonald’s to pick up your favorite breakfast treat. Perhaps McDonald’s is too far away, maybe it’s midnight and your nearest McDonald’s is closed, or maybe you just don’t feel like leaving the house. Whatever the reason might be, sometimes you just need to be able to make yourself a delicious Egg McMuffin at home.

Well, I’ve got great news for you then. This is a fast, easy recipe for tasty homemade Egg McMuffins that will provide all of the delight of a McDonald’s breakfast from the safety and comfort of your home.

Not only will making Egg McMuffins at home remind you of everything you love about the McDonald’s breakfast favorite, it will probably be even better. At home, you can use your favorite fresh sausage, you can build your sandwich on fresh baked English Muffins from the local bakery, and you can use high-quality, delicious cheese. Besides just using better ingredients, you can also customize your McMuffin much better at home.

No more fumbling around with flimsy, half-full ketchup packets to adequately apply condiments to your sandwich. You can just grab the bottle of ketchup out of your fridge to squirt onto your breakfast sandwich, add a drizzle of mustard to it, spread some mayo on it, or even douse it in hot sauce. The possibilities are endless! Of course, one of the best things you can add to a homemade Sausage and Egg McMuffin is a couple of strips of bacon, which will take the whole thing to a new level of delicious breakfast supremacy.

Or, if you’re just a fan of the classic McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin just the way it is, there’s nothing wrong with that. Read on to discover the secrets to making this breakfast cult-favorite.

How to Make McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably had a Sausage and Egg McMuffin before. And if you’ve had a Sausage and Egg McMuffin before, you are probably already familiar with everything that goes into them. Obviously, the classic ingredients in a McMuffin are an English Muffin, a sausage patty, a steamed egg, and a slice of American cheese. Making this Egg McMuffin is quite easy but there is one major trick that McDonald’s employs in this sandwich.

In order to keep the egg in a perfect circle so that it fits snugly onto the muffin, it is cooked inside a metal ring mold. If you don’t have a ring mold, you can always use the outer ring from a mason jar lid. Then, to get that fluffy egg, it is steamed rather than fried. Other than that, there are just a few simple steps to making a tasty homemade Sausage and Egg McMuffin, here they are:

1. Patty your ground sausage and sear it on the stove.

2. Remove the sausage from the pan and let it rest.

3. Cook the egg by breaking it into a greased ring mold in the pan and add a little water to let the egg steam for a couple of minutes. The egg whites should be set.

4. Toast the muffin, melt the cheese onto the egg, and assemble the sandwich.

5. Add any condiments you like and enjoy!

McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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The perfect breakfast at home has to be the McDonalds sausage egg mcmuffin. Although not the healthiest, it certainly is one of the tastiest.


  • 1 tablespoon 1 canola oil

  • 2 ounces 2 ground breakfast sausage

  • cooking spray as needed

  • 1 egg, cracked and

  • 1 English Muffin, split in half 

  • 1 tablespoon 1 softened butter, split in two

  • 1 slice 1 American cheese (or any other cheese you prefer)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 water


  • 1. Use your hands to form a thin, even patty out of the breakfast sausage. The patty should be roughly the same diameter as the muffin. Season the patty with salt and pepper.
  • 2. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Sear the sausage for 4-5 minutes on each side until it is crispy and cooked through.
  • Remove the sausage from the pan and let it sit on a paper-towel lined plate. Quickly wipe out the skillet with a paper towel and return to medium-high heat.
  • Spray a metal ring mold with cooking spray. (Or the outer part of a mason jar lid.) Place the mold into the pan and melt half the butter inside the ring. Crack the egg into it and gently poke it with a fork to break the yolk. Season the egg with salt and pepper. Pour the water into the skillet and cover with a lid. Steam the egg for 2-3 minutes or until the whites are set.
  • Meanwhile, toast the English Muffin in the toaster and spread with the remaining butter.
  • Remove the lid from the pan and take the ring out from around the egg. Place the cheese on top of the egg and cook for 30 more seconds to allow the cheese to melt. Remove the egg from the pan and assemble the sandwich with the sausage, egg, and muffin. Enjoy!

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Now that you know the secrets to making McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin, you can go about making them at home for you and your family. Not only can you up the quality of ingredients at home but you can also customize your Sausage and Egg McMuffin to your liking. If you’re on the go, you still might find yourself grabbing a Sausage and Egg McMuffin, but with this recipe, your at-home breakfast will definitely get a whole lot tastier!

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  1. YUM! Love using up my costco croissants with this recipe.

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