Need an easy meal prep breakfast? These bacon egg and cheese biscuits are simple to prepare and will last you an entire week!
How many of us have hectic mornings? I know I do.
Whether you’re getting the kids ready for school or you’re rushing around so you’re not late for work, sometimes we just need an easy breakfast.
I’m HUGE on meal prep. So if I can pull something quick out of the fridge and heat and eat, my life feels a little more in control!
These breakfast sandwiches are a great breakfast for busy school mornings. A fluffy biscuit, plenty of protein from the egg and cheese, and even savory bacon to top it all off. Spend 30 minutes in the kitchen on a Sunday afternoon and have these ready for the week!
Keep reading to learn how to make this bacon egg and cheese biscuit sandwich and save time on breakfast!
Ingredients and Substitutions
I have to break these down into multiple sections because there are SO many ways you can make these sandwiches.
I gotta say, there’s nothing like a homemade fluffy buttermilk biscuit. I use my favorite biscuit recipe all the time. But sometimes I’m short on time and/or just don’t have the energy to make my own. Sound familiar? Let me tell you: It’s okay to take shortcuts!
Here are some options for you:
- Homemade biscuits
- Canned biscuits (I used the Aldi brand jumbo buttermilk biscuits)
- Frozen biscuits (Just place and bake!)
- Other bread items (English muffins and bagels would work too)
You can prepare your eggs however you like. Scrambled eggs would go great on this, or a fried egg, or even a thinly-baked egg & cheese casserole cut into small squares.
The best way for me is to use a muffin tin and bake my eggs in there (More info down below).
In the pictures here, I used turkey bacon because I like the taste and the lower calorie/fat content. But feel free to use regular bacon instead! Canadian bacon or even breakfast sausage would work as well.
I used Swiss cheese because I bought a big package for something else, too. But other cheese would be just fine:
- American cheese
- Sharp Cheddar cheese
- Pepper jack cheese
Saving Time vs. Saving Money
So listen. On this blog, I teach women how to live a healthier lifestyle. That includes making healthier food choices, BUT also knowing when to have fun and when to use pre-made foods to your advantage.
I’ve had people get mad at me for using things like canned biscuits because they’re not “clean” or frugal. And my advice to you is: You do what you need to do this week.
Do you have a lot of time this week? Make your own biscuits! One of my favorite recipes takes a total of 30 minutes and uses simple ingredients.
Do you need to SAVE time this week? Buy canned biscuits. Or heck, even buy pre-made biscuit sandwiches if you need to.
Sometimes in this overwhelming life, we have to make that decision: Do we want to save time or money this week? Neither answer is wrong, and it may change from week to week. So keep your head up!
How to Make
Bake your biscuit dough according to the package directions. For my canned biscuits, I baked them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
In a greased muffin tin, crack 8 eggs. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, and scramble them lightly with a fork if you prefer. Bake them right along with the biscuits, as these also bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Cook your bacon. I placed mine in a single layer on a baking sheet without parchment paper. And when the biscuits and eggs came out, I baked this at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. I got some nice crispy bacon without getting splattered by bacon grease in the frying pan!
When everything has finished cooking and has cooled, prepare the sandwiches. I found that the slice of cheese fits better if I break it in half and lay them in an X shape. Place one slice of bacon and one egg on top, then place the top of the biscuit on that.
How to Store
I wrapped each biscuit in plastic wrap and put them straight in the fridge. If you prefer, you can stack your sandwiches in an airtight container and keep in the fridge instead. These will stay fresh for 5-6 days.
How to Reheat
The next morning, unwrap the sandwich and heat it in the microwave on a plate, for 20-25 seconds.
Alternatively, you can place this in the toaster oven for a crisper biscuit.
What to Serve With These
One of my favorite side items for breakfasts like these is fruit! A sliced apple, a banana, or a large orange would be perfect.
For more ideas, check out my post on Breakfast Side Ideas!
What will you make for your busy mornings? Whatever you decide, a little meal prep can go a long way!
- 1 can jumbo biscuits (8-count)
- 8 slices of bacon
- 8 eggs
- 8 slices of cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Bake your biscuits according to the directions.
- Crack all 8 eggs into a greased muffin tin, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake alongside the biscuits, typically 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Make the bacon according to the package instructions.
- When the ingredients have cooled slightly, assemble the sandwiches. Place one slice of cheese on the bottom, then bacon, then egg.
- Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap and store in the fridge up to 5-7 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 528mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 17g