Ham 'n' Egg Sandwich Recipe
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Ham 'n' Egg Sandwich Recipe

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Whenever the whole family gets together for a holiday or long weekend, they request this all-in-one breakfast sandwich. I can feed everyone by stacking ham, tomato, scrambled eggs, onion and cheese inside a loaf of French bread. Then I simply pop it in the oven to warm up. —DeeDee Newton, Toronto, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 unsliced loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 8 thin slices deli ham
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 543 calories, 31 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 298 mg cholesterol, 1644 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut bread in half lengthwise; carefully hollow out top and bottom, leaving 1/2-in. shells (discard removed bread or save for another use). Spread 3 tablespoons butter and all of the mayonnaise inside bread shells. Line bottom bread shell with ham; top with tomato and onion.
  2. In a large skillet, melt remaining butter; add eggs. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until edges are almost set.
  3. Spoon into bottom bread shell; top with cheese. Cover with bread top. Wrap in greased foil. Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Cut into serving-size pieces. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Egg Sandwich in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p27

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Really enjoyed this recipe. I was short on time, so I put the ham and cheese on top of the eggs in the skillet and put it all on a hamburger bun with the tomato and onion. Would really be good made as directed with the french bread. Great for a crowd. Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"there is way too much sodium,carbs,fat grams, cholesterol & anything else that you could think of. I am a diabetic & I can't eat that many carbs or even have that much sodium in one meal. I would be in the hospital with an overdose of carbs & high blood pressure in a New York minute. This sandwich is not for me. Why don't they have some low carb & low fat,sodium & low cholesterol recipes on this website for a change?"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"Oh my, How this brings back memories?.. I first had this breakfast sandwich when my parents and I lived in Verdun, France. My father was military so I was born an army brat. Back in the early 60?s my mother would make this with ?true? French bread. This has been a family and personal favorite for fifty years."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"Awesome recipe....BTW OHIO46, did you ever hear of a Fluffernutter?"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"I would like to know how to cut the unhealthy cholesterol and sodium from this because I have trouble with both. Maybe some low sodium ham? Could egg substitute be cooked in place of reg. eggs? Just pondering these possibilities to make it more healthy for me and my family."

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