Hello! This year for Father’s Day I gifted Nate the gift that keeps on giving: Premade breakfast sandwiches!! I stored them in the freezer and made enough for him to enjoy all week (and then some!) For the record, Nate’s love language is acts of service. He’s not super into getting gifts. He also loves egg sandwiches. I am sharing this with you all in case this could help anyone with a hard to shop for husband (Father’s Day or birthday, or a simple way to make them feel loved). Or if you’re in need of some freezer friendly meals to get you through busy seasons!
So many of you loved this idea and did it yourself. Whether it was also for Father’s Day, a simple breakfast option for the family to enjoy throughout the week, or for vacation meal prep, I was so glad to see so many of you try out this idea.
This idea was sparked by seeing the large croissant pack at Costco and deciding I could make breakfast sammies for 2 weeks with them. This particular recipe I am showing you is bacon, egg, and cheese croissants but you can change any of the ingredients you want. You could make burritos instead, english muffin sandwiches, whatever you desire.
I scrambled a bunch of eggs (one for each sammie is an easy way to calculate how many to make) with salt, pepper. When they were done but still super hot on the stove, I stirred in sharp cheddar cheese and let it melt into the eggs. This not only added amazing flavor, it also helped to make the eggs stay together when being put on the sammies. I piled the eggs onto heavenly, buttery croissants and added the cooked bacon. Let me tell you, the combo is divine.
The best part of this gift is that Nate got to enjoy them for almost 2 weeks. You all know my love for freezing things and this recipe (and more importantly the method) felt very on brand for NTK. If you like this, you will likely love my Freezer Guide. This guide is meant to teach you how to successfully freeze many of the meals and ingredients you already use and love. In a sense, rather than give you a fish (a few freezer recipes), it is meant to teach you HOW to fish (learn how to freeze all the recipes you already cook and enjoy). Check it out if you have not already!
Without further ado…
Last thing to note, If I planned on them being frozen long term rather than just 2 weeks, I would likely wrap them tighter to prevent freezer burn. I expected these to be eaten quickly, and they were! You could do a layer of parchment paper followed by a layer of foil to double protect. For a more in depth review on how to freeze and reheat breakfast sandwiches, this article has some good tips.
If you are more of a visual learner, I created a video on the entire process that you can watch here.
I hope this was helpful. Please let me know if you make these!
[lt_recipe name=”Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches” print=”yes” ingredients=”12 croissants (or whatever wrap/english muffin/bread you choose);1/2 stick butter at room temperature;1 dozen eggs, scrambled;1 block of sharp cheddar cheese (approx 7-8 oz shredded). You could also buy pre-shredded cheese;1 pack of bacon (12 oz);1 tsp salt;1 tsp pepper” ]Preheat oven to 415 degrees (this will be for the bacon. If frying on stovetop skip this step);Cut the croissants in half lengthwise and lightly butter both sides of the bread.;Scramble the eggs. Add salt, pepper, and sharp cheddar cheese, in whatever quantities you prefer. I added an entire block of grated sharp cheddar which I think helps with adhering the egg to the croissant. ;Fill the croissants with the egg and cheese mixture.;Cook the bacon. I do this in the oven at 415 degrees for approximately 15 minutes on parchment paper. I usually flip midway through to make sure both sides are done well but you don’t have to.;Put the bacon on the sandwiches.;Allow them to COOL COMPLETELY. This matters so they don’t steam and leave condensation when frozen. ;Once completely cooled, I wrapped each individual sandwich in parchment paper to keep them together. Then I put all 12 back in the plastic container the croissants came in from Costco. You could also wrap them in foil, or put them in a freezer ziploc bag. ;TO REHEAT: You can reheat in the microwave, oven, or air fryer. For the microwave: On a paper towel, heat for 1 minute, flip over, heat for 30 seconds. Hot and ready! [/lt_recipe]