Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

With Christmas being next week, I wanted to offer up at least one “make ahead” breakfast idea that would save you a little time on the big day, while being super delicious in the process. These fun Breakfast Sandwiches are fabulous, gang. Truly, my family was dying over them and asked me repeatedly why I hadn’t ever made them in the past and when would I be willing to make them in the future. 🙂

They only take about 30 minutes to prepare and can be made 1-2 days in advance. Weather you are having guests over for a holiday brunch, or are just planning on hanging out around tree on Christmas Morning with your immediate family, these Breakfast Sandwiches would be perfect.

Let me show you how to make it happen!

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches from Jamie Cooks It Up!!

Serve This With

Classic Orange Julius
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
Simple Skillet Breakfast Potatoes
Waffle Cone Fruit Cup with Vanilla Cream 

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Time: 30 minutes prep + 15 minutes baking
Yield: 12 sandwiches
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

14 eggs
2 Tb milk
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
salt and pepper
12 small croissant rolls
1 (6 ounce) package sharp cheddar cheese slices
1 (9 ounce) package deli ham


1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Into a large bowl crack 14 eggs. Add 2 Tb milk, 1/4 tsp seasoned salt and some salt and pepper.


3. Whisk it vigorously with a fork. You want it to be kind of frothy.


4. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and pour the eggs into it.


5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the eggs puff up and are cooked through.


6. Allow them to cool for about 5 minutes, then cut them into 12 rectangles the same size as your croissants.


7. Grab some pre-made croissant rolls. I opted for the mini version.


8. Add a slice of egg to each one.


Top it with some ham and cheese.


I split each cheese slice in half, placing one part under the ham and one part over it so the melted cheese would help to secure the ham in place.


It helps speed up the process if you cut them all, then add all the egg, then all the cheese ham cheese.


9. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and place the sandwiches inside.


10. Cover tightly with tin foil. Pop it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.


11. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Pop the covered pan into the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the sandwiches have heated through and the cheese is melted and wonderful.



Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches from Jamie Cooks It Up!

and enjoy!

Looking for more Make Ahead Breakfast ideas? Here are a few of my favorites…

Breakfast Casserole


Breakfast Casserole with Potatoes Ham and Eggs

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Strawberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Easy Overnight Sticky Buns
Easy Overnight Sticky Buns

the second

Cinnamon Roll Cake



Post a comment!


  1. 1
    December 17, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I tried the overnight sticky buns at my parents a few years back – the gooey stuff overflowed and I set my mom’s oven on fire -my dad had to put it out with the extinguisher, so needless to say we opted for something else to eat!!! LOL! Haven’t tried them again…

  2. 2
    Glenda Johnson
    December 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I have started making Freezer Almond Cranberry Buns. You can make them and freeze them before baking. Just put them in the fridge overnight for baking the next day. Pretty popular around here. They can be frozen for up to one month.

    • 3
      Lynn Bailey
      May 2, 2015 at 7:14 am

      Would you please send me the recipe for the freezer almond cranberry buns? Sounds really good!

      • 4
        May 5, 2015 at 7:21 am

        Hi Lynn,
        So sorry, Lynn. I’m not sure which recipe you are referring to. I haven’t ever posted a recipe for freezer almond cranberry buns (but they do sound pretty darn tasty!). I should give them a try.
        All the best,

    • 5
      Evelyn Buset
      October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Could you please send me the recipe for your Freezer Almond cranberry buns.

  3. 6
    Marilyn Gregg
    December 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Can you freeze these?

  4. 7
    December 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I took these to a work breakfast and WOW were they a hit! Gonna make them again for sure!

  5. 8
    January 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Made these for Christmas breakfast and loved them! My family and extended family couldn’t get enough of them. I made half the sandwiches with ham, like the recipe states, and the other half I used precooked sausage patties. Both ways were great! Thanks for a fantastic recipe.

  6. 9
    Jane Babcock-Anstett
    June 10, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I made both the Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches and the Breakfast Potatoes last night for a “Take Them A Meal” drop off this morning and dinner for my family tonight. These sandwiches and potatoes are beautiful and tasty. I plan to warm the potatoes along with the sandwiches in the oven this evening. Just a couple of notes. In order to get the eggs frothy, I used a mixer. To protect the buns from moisture in the fridge I put a piece of cheese on both top and bottom. For the top I used American and for the bottom I used thinly sliced sharp cheddar. I have shared your recipe on facebook and via email. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    • 10
      June 13, 2015 at 10:44 am

      So happy to hear they worked out well for you! Thanks for letting me know, and for passing them along to your friends.
      All the best,

  7. 11
    October 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I made these for my B & B guests, froze them before heating up. They are delicious and simple making them simply delicious ! Will make this a keeper

    • 12
      October 21, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      Did you cook from frozen or thaw first? What temp and how long if you baked from frozen? Thanks!

  8. 13
    July 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful idea. I love these and they work perfectly for me (I need to eat salt).

  9. 14
    July 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    How long will these stay good in the fridge? Will they keep for 4 days? Or can I freeze them to make them last that long? I am planning a baptism breakfast, but we are going to be at a family reunion for the three days immediately before that, so I am trying to plan ahead!!!

    • 15
      July 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

      I haven’t ever tried freezing these, but my thoughts are that it would work out well. I would suggest wrapping them individually in foil. My friend Cindi actually made a bunch of these for the Girls Camp we attended last week. She didn’t freeze them, but made them 2 days in advance, wrapped them all in foil and then we reheated them (in the foil) in a dutch oven. You could easily reheat them in an oven. I think it would work out well. They really freshen up when they are reheated.
      Hope this helps! Best of luck!

  10. 16
    December 22, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I have made these two years running, and will again this Christmas. I use Hawaiian rolls though. They are so easy and so good. I might make extra just to keep at home this year and freeze for daily breakfast!

  11. 17
    Judy McMichael
    September 12, 2018 at 7:09 am

    I’m wondering if you could make croissant sandwiches ahead up to the cover with foil point and then just microwave individual sandwiches as needed?

    • 18
      September 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Judy,
      Thanks for your question. I think your idea would work out fine.
      Best of luck,

  12. 19
    September 28, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    These look amazing, but I just can’t get past all the video ads on your blog. The videos for “Hell Fest” that cover up your images are so obnoxious! Is that really what you want your readers to see?

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