Instead of using a toaster, the bread in this Breakfast Grilled Cheese is buttered and toasted in the pan with the egg, sausage, and cheese all melted together.
Grilled cheese month is in April. Yes. I realize it’s June. Bear with me. In April, I made two breakfast grilled cheese sandwiches. This one and the breakfast pancake grilled cheese. After eating that grilled cheese, and thinking about the pancake tacos I’ve made, I thought about either making a grilled cheese taco or a pancake grilled cheese. Obviously, I opted for the latter. Which is a good thing, I think.
There should be a taco grilled cheese coming at some point. I Googled and have some great ideas of how I can totally make it the most delicious taco ever. Because, y’all know I love tacos, too. I have a ton of THOSE recipes on my blog. And some of them are non-traditional. Like the hot chicken and pancake tacos. Oh so good.
But in April, I made two breakfast grilled cheese sandwiches. This is the second of the two. I knew it would come in handy at some point. Honestly, I signed up to make a deep-dish breakfast pizza. And, not to worry, that will happen at some point, too. Just not right after another weeklong event. It sort of was supposed to happen for the slow cooker event I participated in in January, but didn’t. Obv.
And after making breakfast pizza, it’s something that I’ve been conspiring to make for my blog. Because pizza rocks. And breakfast pizza rocks even more. Just think about it! That deep dish crispy goodness that’s surrounding eggs and cheese and bacon or sausage or both. Oh yeah. I’m drooling, aren’t you? So you can see why I will be making this for the blog.
I am pretty consistent with my breakfast. It’s a ciabatta bun, because they’re cheaper the bagels, and a hard boiled egg. Lately, it’s been some turkey sausage and a slice of American cheese. That’s only because I’m home and it’s easy to add those to my standard breakfast sandwich.
I was getting the patties. But putting that one patty on the ciabatta bun meant a lot of the bun didn’t have sausage on it. That’s no fun. Taking a bite and having no turkey sausage goodness. So, I started slicing those slices in half horizontally. This creating two thin slices of sausage slices. That’s a lot of slice in one paragraph.
But it ensured that there was even coverage of sausage for my sandwich. And helped me to hone my skills in slicing meats in half. I do this quite a bit with chicken breasts to make them easier and quicker to cook. But this isn’t chicken breasts. I know. But if I can slice a piece of sausage in half lengthwise then I can easily slice a chicken breast in half that way. Just saying.
So, when I decided to make a breakfast grilled cheese with sausage on it, I knew I had to slice those suckers in half. I could have used bacon or ham. Both of which are fairly flat and not very visible when you’re making a sandwich. Unless you use a really thick sliced ham or lots and lots of bacon. Which isn’t a bad idea, either. Because, well, bacon rocks.
But for this sandwich I wanted the spice and flavor of the turkey sausage. That combined with the egg and cheese make for one of my fave sandwiches with all the flaves in there. Because, to be honest, my favorite breakfast sandwich is an sausage mcmuffin with egg. Yes. But I get the egg white delight because it’s supposed to be light on the calorie side. But, I love the sausage.
Who doesn’t love sausage?
It has flavor and kick. It’s perfectly delicious and is total comfort food to me. Hello? Sausage gravy? That’s just the sniznit as far as I’m concerned. And my husband has been making KILLER sausage gravy. So much better than my attempts. That’s for sure.
Don’t get me wrong, I would devour a country ham and egg biscuit. In fact, I might have to make that for the blog. Because country ham is total comfort food to me, too. It has such depth of flavor and if you cook it up right, it’s not all that salty. I wonder if I can even find a whole country ham here. Probably not. But that’s something I really want to try to find and share on the blog.
Yes, I know this is about sausage and not ham or bacon. Or any other breakfast meat for that matter. And I can’t believe I’ve chatted so much that now I’m down the to the last photo and should probably talk about this sandwich. This deliciously melted cheese, egg, and sausage breakfast grilled cheese that I’ve made a few times because it’s perfectly simple and delicious.
This idea could easily be converted into a breakfast grilled cheese bar! A selection of cheese and breakfast meats could be available for your brunch guests. You can also have a selection of nice, heart breads for them to chose from, too. Country breads, sourdough, bagels, and even a loaf bread like Italian turned inside out. So, take this idea and just run with it! Or make this sandwich verbatim and call it a brunch!
- 4 slices of bread
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 6 ounces sliced sharp Cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces cooked breakfast sausage patties, sliced in half horizontally
- 2 large eggs
- Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on each of the 4 slices of bread.
- Press the buttered sides together and set aside.
- Place one slice of cheese on top of each stack of bread.
- Top with 2 half slices of breakfast sausage.
- Put half a tablespoons butter on a non-stick skillet. Cook the eggs to your liking. Keep the skillet on the stove heated to medium.
- Place the eggs on top of the sausage.
- Top with the remaining sausage and cheese slices.
- Carefully lift the top piece of bread off the bottom piece of bread and place in the skillet you used to cook the eggs. Top with the bottom piece of bread, buttered side up.
- Cook the grilled cheese 4 to 5 minutes per side or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
- Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 871Total Fat 63gSaturated Fat 31gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 349mgSodium 1476mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 43g
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