Breakfast Grilled Cheese. A classic grilled cheese sandwich loaded with a gooey fried egg, savory sausage, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup!
Thanks to our friends at Sara Lee Bread® for sponsoring today’s post!
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Breakfast grilled cheese, you guys.
Think classic grilled cheese stuffed with a gooey fried egg and savory breakfast sausage all drizzled in maple syrup, because, um, what’s breakfast without a little drizzle of sweet maple syrup?!
April just so happens to be National Grilled Cheese Month and April 12th is more specifically National Grilled Cheese Day (is that not ah-mazing?!), so what better way to celebrate than with the BEST grilled cheese ever?!
this breakfast grilled cheese.
Anyone totally drooling yet?
Today’s breakfast grilled cheese recipe was inspired, as most of my recipes are, by a serious craving.
I REALLY wanted a grilled cheese sandwich the other day, but it was only 9 AM on a Saturday morning when this craving hit, so I thought: how can I make this more appropriate for breakfast?
Why don’t I just add some sausage, egg, and maple syrup to a classic grilled cheese?
Done. Done. Annnnnd. Done.
So. Um. Yum.
You with me?!
Let’s make some breakfast grilled cheese, shall we?!
Today’s grilled cheese, as all good grilled cheeses do, starts with really awesome bread: Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread.
This is the original artisan-style sliced bread! Artesano Golden Wheat is sliced thick, is sooooo soft, and is made with a touch of honey, olive oil, and sea salt. Plus, there’s no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or colors <– yes!!!
Grilled cheese needs a good base and Sara Lee definitely delivers.
You’ll take one slice of the bread and top it with a slice of American cheese. Place two fully cooked and heated sausage patties on top of that.
Bread –> cheese –> sausage patties. Got it?
Set the bread/cheese/sausage aside while you fry an egg in a little butter.
Pro tip: make sure you season your egg with salt, pepper, and hot sauce for maximum flavor!
Once the egg has cooked, remove from the pan (keep it warm though!) and place it on top of the sausages. *Gently* top with another slice of American cheese, then finish with another piece of bread.
Bread –> cheese –> sausage patties –> fried egg –> cheese –> bread. Got it?
Add a little more butter to the still warm pan, if necessary, then cook the grilled cheese on one side until golden brown.
Gently flip over (careful to not break the yolk) and continue cooking until the second side is golden brown and the cheese is melted to your liking.
Drizzle with maple syrup and serve!
Classic, rich, gooey grilled cheese with savory sausage, a runny egg, and sweet maple syrup? Breakfast grilled cheese really is the best kind of grilled cheese. 🙂
That’s how I decided to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month aka my new favorite holiday. Want to know how YOU can celebrate?
Sara Lee Bread is hosting a “Grilled Cheese Worth Celebrating Photo Sweepstakes” where YOU could win $1,000 or a year supply of Sara Lee Artesano Bread <– whaaaaat, yes please!
Want to enter? Simply post a photo of grilled cheese on Instagram with the hashtags #ArtesanoBread and #Sweepstakes OR enter via the form here: www.artesanogrilledcheesesweepstakes.com
Make some breakfast grilled cheese, enter the sweepstakes, and have the best National Grilled Cheese Month EVER!
What’s your favorite way to eat grilled cheese? The classic way? A fun twist? Show Me the Yummy!
Breakfast Grilled Cheese
- 2 slices Sara Lee Artesano Golden Wheat Bread
- 2 slices American cheese
- 2 sausage patties fully cooked and warm
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large egg
- salt and pepper to taste
- Maple syrup
- Place one slice American cheese onto one slice of bread.
- Top with sausages and set aside.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Once hot, add egg and cook to your liking. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce, if desired. Remove and place on top of sausages.
- Place remaining slice of cheese gently on top of egg and then gently top with remaining slice of bread.
- Melt an additional tablespoon of butter, if necessary, into hot skillet.
- Add sandwich and cook until the bottom is golden brown, don’t press down, or you might break the yolk.
- Once golden, gently flip, and cook until the other side is golden brown and the cheese has melted.
- Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup!
*Note: Nutritional information is estimated and varies based on products used.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sara Lee Bread. The opinions and text are all mine.