Do you ever just crave a classic breakfast sandwich? This quick and easy turkey breakfast sandwich is made with turkey patties, fried egg, drizzled with flavorful spicy mayo, and topped with tomato and lettuce. All of this sits on a well-toasted English muffin. Yum!
This simple, classic, and quick breakfast sandwich boasts flavor, heat, and makes for a perfect quick bite before work or school. Make it ahead of time and place it in a lunch box, meal prep, or take it with you to the beach.
The recipe for this turkey breakfast sandwich is straightforward, simple, and adaptive. There are very few ingredients which work together perfectly to bring a healthy, delicious, and filling breakfast to start the day with.
There is no special equipment needed to make this delicious breakfast sandwich. Just a few minutes of your time. I promise you everyone will love them and ask for more! Bonus: it stores well, which means it can be made ahead of time and served later.
What You Need to Make a Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
There are not a lot of ingredients for this recipe. You can absolutely make the turkey patties from scratch or buy them frozen. Make sure to follow the cooking instructions on the package if you opt for frozen turkey patties. However, making them from scratch is easy and quick. It is also much healthier because there are no added sugars or preservatives.
For this sandwich, I fried the egg over medium so the yolk is runny and mixes with the flavors of the turkey patties. Feel free to cook the eggs according to your preference.
For the sandwich
- Turkey patties
- English Muffin
- Cheddar Cheese
- Fried Egg
- Spicy mayo
If you’re going to make your turkey patties from scratch, you’ll need:
- Ground Turkey
- Fresh Parsley
- Sweet Paprika
- Black Pepper
How To Make a Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
Start by making the turkey patties first if you are making them from scratch. If using frozen patties, just follow the instructions on the box to cook them.
To make the turkey from scratch, in a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, parsley, sweet paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands so the ingredients are well incorporated.
Form small balls with your hands and then press down with your palms to form the patties.
Heat a frying pan, add olive oil, and cook the patties. Cook on both sides for several minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Next, cook the eggs. Heat a pan to medium heat and drizzle with olive oil. Crack the eggs and cook until the whites are almost settled but the yolks still runny.
Using a spatula, flip the eggs and cook for an additional one minute for over easy eggs. Cook longer if you want the yolk to be firmer. Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
In the same pan and grease, toast the English muffins. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Make the spicy mayo before assembling the sandwich. In a mixing bowl, combine mayo and hot sauce. Whisk until creamy and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
To assemble the sandwich, spread the mayo on the English muffins. Place the turkey patties on the bottom half of the English muffin. Top with the cheese, tomato, lettuce, and a fried egg.
Close the sandwich with the other half of the English muffin. Serve immediately.
What condiments go best on these breakfast sandwiches?
A lot of condiments match the flavors of freshly grilled turkey breakfast patties, but I mostly like mayo and mustards. You can play around with flavors and drizzle with ketchup, hot sauce, or buy a unique spread from the store. Chipotle mayo is a good option as well.
Bread and butter pickles or other pickled vegetables are also a great option. If I do say so myself, avocado and microgreens create magic on that little breakfast sandwich!
Can you make turkey breakfast sandwiches ahead of time?
You absolutely can make these ahead of time! They store well in the fridge and in the freezer. I often make them for breakfast meal prep. Simply wrap the assembled sandwiches in paper towels and place in a zip lock bag or airtight container. Keep them in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to three months.
When you are ready to enjoy them, dampen the paper towel and heat in the microwave. For frozen sandwiches, you might have to microwave them just a little bit longer.
Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
- 4 English muffins divided
- 4 turkey breakfast patties
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties
- ⅓ lb ground turkey
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp seasoning salt
- ¼ cup parsley chopped
Homemade Turkey Breakfast Patties
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, parsley, sweet paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Mix well with your hands and form small balls. Press on top with the palm of your hand.
Turkey Breakfast Sandwich
- Preheat a non-stick pan to medium heat and drizzle with olive oil. Cook the turkey patties on both sides until fully cooked through. If using frozen turkey patties, follow the instructions on the package.
- When the patties are done, remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. In the same pan and fat, toast the English muffins on one side.
- Heat a pan to medium heat and drizzle with olive oil. Crack the eggs and cook until the whites are almost settled but the yolks still runny. Using a spatula, flip the eggs and cook for an additional one minute for over easy eggs. Cook longer if you want the yolk to be firmer. Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
- To arrange the sandwich, place the patties on top of the bottom part of the English muffin. Top that with the cheese slice, fried egg, and avocado. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place the top of the muffin on top and serve.
Here are a few other recipes you might enjoy!
- Turkey & Avocado Sandwich
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich
- Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
- Breakfast Potato Burrito
Hristina Polk focuses on Mediterranean fusion meals inspired by her Eastern European culture and the places she has traveled.