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A Toasted English muffin filled with a perfectly cooked egg, a sizzling sausage patty, and a slice of melty cheese. This Homemade McMuffin is the best breakfast or any-time treat!

Homemade mcmuffin on a wooden tray

Today, I want to share a super fun recipe with you – Homemade McMuffin!

And you didn’t even have to go to some fast-food chain to get it! It’s the best way to bring your favorite fast-food breakfast right into your own kitchen.

These homemade egg mcmuffins are perfect for busy mornings or when you crave a delicious breakfast that feels like a treat.

There is a good reason these little breakfast sandwiches are a fast-food favorite. To me, they’re probably the best thing on the menu!

I remember growing up, we used to hit McDonalds all the time. The egg and cheese McMuffin was always my first pick when my parents asked what I wanted.

These days, I’d rather not have to go a buy them when I can make them at home. That stuff is getting more and more expensive!

So let’s get into our melty American cheese filled homemade McMuffin! You’re going to love this recipe.

Some of our other favorite breakfast recipes we have on our site include: Christmas Breakfast Casserole (Overnight Recipe), Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders Recipe, and Air Fryer Home Fries (Crispy Breakfast Potatoes).

homemade mcmuffin on a serving platter

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Healthier Option: By making them at home, you control the ingredients, making it a healthier option than fast food.
  2. Great for Meal Prep: Perfect for making ahead and reheating throughout the week.
  3. Deliciously Satisfying: These homemade McMuffins taste even better than the real thing.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Breakfast sausage
  • Whole eggs
  • English muffins
  • Butter
  • Slices of American cheese
ingredients needed to make homemade mcmuffin

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MCMUFFIN:

  1. Preheat the broiler on high.
  2. Form the sausage into 6 even, thin patties and use your thumb to make a little indention in the center; this will help keep them even and not plump up while cooking, and place them on a plate.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the sausage, not touching, to the pan; you may need to cook in batches, do not overcrowd the skillet.
  4. Cook until browned on both sides, and an internal temperature reaches 165°F, 8-10 minutes. Place on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  5. Wipe out the skillet, and place over medium-low heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Using a 3-inch heat-safe mold (I used a 3-inch metal biscuit cutter), spray the mold lightly with cooking spray and place it into the skillet.
  6. Add 1 egg into the center of the mold and immediately break the yolk. Pour in 2 tablespoons of water around the mold and cover the pan. Cook for 4 minutes or until the egg is set and cooked through. Place on a plate and repeat with the remaining eggs.
  7. While you are cooking the egg, butter the English muffins, cut side up on a sheet tray. Place under the broiler until toasted to your liking; keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  8. Add 1 slice of cheese to the bottom of each muffin and allow it to melt.
  9. Place the sausage on top of the cheese, and add the egg. Add the top of the muffin and serve immediately.
collage of images showing how to make homemade mcmuffin

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

A 3-inch heat-safe mold like a metal biscuit cutter or a mason jar lid works great for getting that perfect round egg shape.

If you’ve got an actual silicone mold, that’s a great idea, too!

These homemade versions are very close to McDonald’s Egg McMuffins. They have the same look and taste, but with the bonus of knowing exactly what’s in them.

A homemade breakfast is the best breakfast, in my humble opinion.

up close image homemade mcmuffin

That’s the beauty of making your own copycat recipe! You can add whatever you want.

  • Add a slice of tomato on top of the egg for a fresh twist.
  • Swap American cheese with cheddar or Swiss for a different flavor.
  • Use Canadian bacon slices instead of sausage for a classic Egg McMuffin feel.
  • Add a few spinach leaves for a touch of greens.
  • Sprinkle some hash browns inside for extra crunch.
  • Top with avocado slices for a creamy addition.
  • Try with bacon strips for a bacon McMuffin version.
  • Add a dash of hot sauce on top of the egg for a spicy kick.
  • Place a fried egg with a runny yolk for a different egg style.
  • Layer with sautéed mushrooms for an earthy flavor.

For sure! Here are some great ideas to swap things out in this quick breakfast recipe.

  • For a lighter version, use turkey sausage instead of regular breakfast sausage.
  • Substitute English muffins with homemade English muffins or whole wheat muffins.
  • Use egg whites only for a lower-calorie option.
  • Try gluten-free English muffins for a gluten-free version.
  • If you’re dairy-free, skip the cheese or use a dairy-free cheese alternative.
  • For vegetarians, omit the sausage and add more veggies or a vegetarian sausage patty.
a hand holding up a homemade mcmuffin in air

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezer: Wrap each McMuffin in aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Pre-toast the Muffins: This gives them that signature crispness.
  • Don’t Overcook the Eggs: Keep them a bit soft for the best texture.
  • Cook Sausage Patties Evenly: Flatten them a bit for even cooking.
  • Add Water When Cooking Eggs: A little water in the skillet helps cook the eggs evenly.
  • Reheat Properly: For leftovers, reheat in a toaster oven or regular oven for the best results.
a homemade mcmuffin cut in half and stacked

A Homemade McMuffin is a fantastic way to enjoy a beloved breakfast item in the comfort of your own kitchen. They’re simple to make, utterly delicious, and can be customized to fit your taste or dietary needs.

Plus, they’re a fun recipe for the whole family to get involved in making.

So next time you’re craving that classic egg mcmuffin, why not try making it at home? You might find it’s even better than the drive-thru!

If you’ve tried this HOMEMADE MCMUFFIN, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Homemade McMuffin with Sausage, Egg, and Cheese

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
A Toasted English muffin filled with a perfectly cooked egg, a sizzling sausage patty, and a slice of melty cheese. This Homemade McMuffin is the best breakfast or any time treat!
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler on high.
  • Form the sausage into 6 even, thin patties and use your thumb to make a little indention in the center; this will help keep them even and not plump up while cooking, and place them on a plate.
    1 pound breakfast sausage
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the sausage, not touching, to the pan; you may need to cook in batches, do not overcrowd the skillet.
  • Cook until browned on both sides, and an internal temperature reaches 165°F, 8-10 minutes. Place on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  • Wipe out the skillet, and place over medium-low heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Using a 3-inch heat-safe mold (I used a 3-inch metal biscuit cutter), spray the mold lightly with cooking spray and place it into the skillet.
  • Add 1 egg into the center of the mold and immediately break the yolk. Pour in 2 tablespoons of water around the mold and cover the pan. Cook for 4 minutes or until the egg is set and cooked through. Place on a plate and repeat with the remaining eggs.
    6 large eggs, water
  • While you are cooking the egg, butter the English muffins, cut side up on a sheet tray. Place under the broiler until toasted to your liking; keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
    6 English muffins, 3 tablespoons butter
  • Add 1 slice of cheese to the bottom of each muffin and allow it to melt.
    6 slices American cheese
  • Place the sausage on top of the cheese, and add the egg. Add the top of the muffin and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Pre-toast the Muffins: This gives them that signature crispness.
  • Don’t Overcook the Eggs: Keep them a bit soft for the best texture.
  • Cook Sausage Patties Evenly: Flatten them a bit for even cooking.
  • Add Water When Cooking Eggs: A little water in the skillet helps cook the eggs evenly.
  • Reheat Properly: For leftovers, reheat in a toaster oven or regular oven for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 1204mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 668IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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