11 Essential Breakfast Sandwiches

The breakfast sandwich (egg of some kind, meat, and cheese, on toast, a sandwich roll, or an English muffin) is popular for one major reason: portability. Here are 11 eye-openers we’d gladly wolf down two-handed, en route to the office.

1. Seared Arugula, Egg, and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich

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Everything you’d expect from a breakfast sandwich but with a little seared arugula, for texture, a shot of peppery flavor, and a bit of roughage. Get our Seared Arugula, Egg, and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich recipe.

2. Fried Salami Breakfast Sandwich

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Salami’s an unconventional choice for breakfast, but once you taste this sandwich, with it’s crunchy-soft onions, fried egg, and melty Provolone cheese, you’ll love it. Get our Fried Salami Breakfast Sandwich recipe.

3. Porchetta and Fried Egg Sandwich

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Think of this as the ultimate Italian breakfast sandwich. Good porchetta is essential—use thick slices still warm from the oven, or gently warm leftover porchetta in a dry skillet over low heat. Get our Porchetta and Fried Egg Sandwich recipe.

4. Smoked Egg Sandwich

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Simple and delicious, with a New Scandinavian vibe: highly texture whole-grain rye, smoked eggs, a little butter, Dijon mustard, and greens. Get our Smoked Egg Sandwich recipe.

5. Mollete con Chorizo y Salsa Tricolor

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For this Mexican breakfast sandwich, scrambled eggs and chorizo are piled onto toasted rolls with sliced avocado, refried beans, sour cream, and green and red salsas. Get our Mollete con Chorizo y Salsa Tricolor recipe.

6. Breakfast Sandwich with Pesto Scrambled Eggs and Crispy Pancetta

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Tossing some tasty basil pesto into scrambled eggs is a delicious breakfast on its own, but here we use the combination as a filling for a simple breakfast sandwich. Get our Breakfast Sandwich with Pesto Scrambled Eggs and Crispy Pancetta recipe.

7. Egg-in-a-Nest Benedict Sandwiches

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To give this sandwich the true flavor of classic eggs Benedict, we’ve added fried Canadian bacon and covered it in an easy blender version of hollandaise sauce. Get our Egg-in-a-Nest Benedict Sandwiches recipe.

8. Mexican Fried Egg Breakfast Torta

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A fried egg with a gloriously runny yolk mingles with refried beans, red chile gravy, avocado, tomato, and Monterey Jack cheese for one of the most indulgently stimulating starts to the day we know. Get our Mexican Fried Egg Breakfast Torta recipe.

9. Egg and Smoked Salmon Open Face

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Who says a sandwich needs a top to qualify? This knife-and-fork English muffin breakfast sandwich is rich, smoky, and satisfying. Get our Egg and Smoked Salmon Open Face recipe.

10. Eggslut’s Fairfax Sandwich

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In this classically simple breakfast sandwich recipe from Eggslut in Los Angeles, soft scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, and chives are piled in a toasted brioche bun smeared with Sriracha mayo. Get Eggslut’s Fairfax Sandwich recipe.

11. Breakfast Turkey Burgers

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Ground turkey combines with onion, fresh sage, fennel seed, brown sugar, and a bit of garlic powder—all the things we love about pork breakfast sausages—to mingle with fried eggs on toasted English muffins. Get our Breakfast Turkey Burgers recipe.

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