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A Breakfast Solution {Recipe: Sausage and Cheese on Homemade English Muffins}

I have a confession to make. I Love, with a capital L, Sausage Cheese McMuffins from McDonald’s.

I blame it on Leah. This love began when I was pregnant with her. I couldn’t stomach meat of any kind, but for some reason craved Sausage Cheese McMuffins like they were going out of style. It was probably a good thing McDonald’s only had a short time window for breakfast, or I’d have a perpetual spot in their drive thru.

Pregnancy came and went but my craving for the Sausage Cheese McMuffins stuck around. Seriously, isn’t it a perfect little breakfast idea? Hand held, with sausage and cheese (a breakfast combo of champions) and super tasty.

I hate giving up money to McDonald’s though, especially when I know I can make something better at home. Enter Homemade English Muffins, made simple in the bread machine. Seriously, friends… I took one bite and wanted to kick myself for not making these at home sooner. You can’t get ANYTHING close to these at the super market. If you can, I sure haven’t found them on any of my store shelves.

So, here you have it…breakfast, lunch or dinner right here, in your own kitchen, with your very own Sausage and Cheese on Homemade English Muffins. Enjoy!

All this talk of sausage makes me think of my favorite Kansas Pork Farmers and the awesome tailgate giveaway the Kansas Pork Association has going on right now! You have until September 26th, 2012 to head over to the KSPA Facebook page for a really great tailgating giveaway they have going on right now! This $800 giveaway includes (4) tickets to the KSU vs KU football game, a Weber Q 300 grill, 4 fold-able lawn chairs, a Coleman cooler, grilling utensil set, digital probe thermometer, digital pocket thermometer, marinade injector, rib rack, 6 different types of rub, 2 types of BBQ sauces, a ton of other stuff and $50 worth of pork coupons.This is one game they won’t want to miss!

Homemade English Muffins for the Bread Machine

Homemade English Muffins for the Bread Machine

Homemade English Muffins for the Bread Machine. Recipe from Food.com

For the Sausage and Cheese "McMuffin", simply toast and butter a sliced English Muffin, top with one pork sausage patty and a slice of Cheddar or American cheese.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast (I recommend Red Star Yeast)
  • cornmeal


  1. Place ingredients except the cornmeal in your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Choose the dough cycle setting and start.
  3. Once dough cycle is complete, dump out the dough onto a surface with a light coating of cornmeal. (Dough will be somewhat wet...that's good!)
  4. Sprinkle a small amount of cornmeal onto each side of the dough.
  5. Using your hands, flatten out the dough into a 1 inch thick rectangle.
  6. Cut into 8 to 10 rounds.
  7. Place rounds onto a cookie sheet, cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  8. Heat a griddle to 350°F. Place dough rounds onto hot griddle and cook for 7 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  9. Note: Once flipped you'll notice they've puffed up some... I used a spatula and slightly flattened them)
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  1. These are gorgeous!!

  2. Darnit I haven’t had one of those in a long while. Yum! Homemade totally wins!

  3. When I saw your IG picture yesterday, I was so hoping that you would post the recipe. Yea! I cannot wait to make them!

  4. Get out of TOWN and into my face.

  5. I know what you mean about making something better at home! Although, I haven’t made English muffins at home… I’m thinking I just might have to try that soon!

  6. I am going to try this…and feel all homemakery and stuff.


  8. Those English muffins look beautiful!!! And the whole sandwich looks just delightful :)

  9. Sausage McMuffins are my very favorite! These look divine.

  10. Can I ask you one favour? Please don’t ever attempt to make a McChicken sandwich, or I will gain 40 pounds in a week. I need that deliciousness to be a safe driving distance away…

  11. My favorite breakfast sandwich is english muffin, ham, egg and cheese. I make them at home all the time, but with store-bought english muffins. Now, I’m super inspired to make my own!

  12. Never tasted them. But it gives the will to do it !

  13. LOVE the idea of making these at home. Those English muffins look amazing. (And I love that you know exactly what went into them at home!)

  14. Have you ever made these without a bread machine? I have yet to invest in one of those… just curious. Thanks!

  15. Yours look absolutely perfect! Remind me to make these over the winter :)

  16. I’ve been wanting to make my own english muffins. Thanks for the reminder!

  17. Those looks so amazing! As soon as we have a weekend at home, I’m making these. I’ve wanted to try homemade english muffins for a long time. Any idea how long they stay fresh? And how to adapt for a non-bread machine user? I’m sure Google has an answer for that. :)

  18. mike williams says:

    Thanks for the Kansas Pork comment. Sorry for those hooked om “veggie Sausage” How could it ever be as tasty. You make us almost ready to invest in another bread machine because of the recipes you have posted.

  19. Carla's Confections says:

    One of my dads favorite homemade breakfasts is egg mcmuffin. But we’ve never made our own English muffins. I am going to have to do this one soon. Your muffins look so perfect! I thought they were store bought!!! Love this Kristen! :)

  20. I *must* dust off my bread machine and give these English Muffins a try! Homemade breads are always so much better than mass produced. And the Sausage-Cheese McMuffins. Yeah, me too :-)


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