Breakfast Egg Muffins

These sausage-and-cheese egg muffins are perfect for a prep-ahead breakfast.

Southern Living Sausage and Cheddar Egg Muffins

Caitlin Bensel, Food Stylist: Torie Cox

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

These fluffy breakfast egg muffins are light, vibrant, and easy to make. They are individually-sized breakfast bites that you can prepare for family or group meals, make for a simple grab-and-go snack for the week, or keep on hand in the fridge as a fun way to switch things up your everyday skillet egg dishes.

Savory sausage, fluffy eggs, and sharp Cheddar cheese come together for these egg muffins, and every bite is a little bit of the perfect breakfast. With the addition of bread, warming spices, crisp scallions, and creamy milk, these muffins resemble the taste and texture of a lovely brunch frittata. 

Egg muffins store well for up to a week in the refrigerator, making them perfect as a make-ahead breakfast or snack. Coating a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray will lessen the possibility of having your muffins stick to the pan, but preparing them in parchment cups is a closer guarantee for a no-muss, no-fuss cooking process—and a lot less soaking of your pan later.


  • 1 (1-lb.) package ground pork sausage

  • 12 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 1 slice white sandwich bread, cut or torn into ¼-inch pieces

  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions

  • 3/4 tsp. dry ground mustard

  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Gather ingredients:

    Southern Living Egg Muffins Ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven, and prep pan:

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tray with cooking spray or line with parchment muffin liners.

  3. Cook sausage:

    Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium-high, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or until sausage crumbles. Remove from skillet and drain well.

    Southern Living Egg Muffins browning breakfast sausage in a skillet

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  4. Make egg mixture:

    In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, bread, scallions, ground mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until well-combined.

    Southern Living Egg Muffins mixing the eggs in a mixing bowl

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    Stir in cheese and sausage.

    Southern Living Egg Muffins stir in cheese and sausage to egg mixture

    Caitlin Bensel, Food Stylist: Torie Cox

  5. Fill muffin cups, and bake:

    Divide egg mixture evenly into each prepared muffin well.

    Southern Living Egg Muffins in pan before baking

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    Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and set.

    Southern Living Egg Muffins after baking

    Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Torie Cox

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
18g Fat
3g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 226mg 5%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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