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Sausage Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Sausage Breakfast Muffins Recipe

I can never seem to get out of bed with enough time to make breakfast. My solution is to make these muffins ahead of time and pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds just before heading out the door. —Sara Sanders, Fountain City, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/3 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, seasoned salt and pepper. Pour into same pan; cook and stir over medium heat until eggs are thickened and no liquid egg remains. Remove from heat.
  • 3. In a large bowl, prepare muffin mix according to package directions. Fold in sausage, scrambled eggs and 1/2 cup cheese. Fill prepared cups two-thirds full.
  • 4. Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 173 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Sausage Breakfast Muffins

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best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 216880
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"So quick and easy. I had some precooked sausage I thawed out, making this so easy. Was a huge hit in my house. Very moist and flavorful too."

Jarvisfamily User ID: 6054418 139692
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"I used a taco cheese blend instead of cheddar cheese to give it more of a southwestern flavor with the cornbread. I enjoyed the muffins with some salsa. My daughter that doesn't care for cornbread enjoyed theses muffins. I'm sure these will reheat well for breakfast the next few days."

jshb920 User ID: 3383062 139690
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"Hi, I'm the Sara from the recipe and I want to thank you for your reviews! I should point out that I did not mean to put Italian sausage - you can use any kind you want. I absentmindedly wrote it down because that is what I had on hand the last time I made the muffins. I want to try using maple sausage like Evansmom suggested!"

Stefini19 User ID: 6691009 200026
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"This is a great recipe for quick on the go breakfast during the week. I make it with pepperjack and cheddar cheese. Super easy to make ahead and reheat!"

Evansmom User ID: 1784910 190151
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"Awsome! We made this with maple sausage instead of italian. Came out perfect & I made extra & bagged in the fridge so my husband can take them to work for his snack. My 14yr old son loves cornbread & the added sausage & cheese is a plus for him. He takes them for morning snack at school."

GrandTina User ID: 967414 127537
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"Thank you Sara for sharing this great recipe. I had some sausage link in the freezer, so just thawed and peeled the casing off. I had a little more then the 1/3 lb the recipe called for . And didn't quite have enough cheese. My husband said I should make them again, but to use the exact amounts and maybe they won't crumble. He's going to eat some for his mid-morning snack, too. I'm definitely sharing this recipe with my two daughter-in-laws."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 196264
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"Very easy and tasty. I thought it was not going to taste good with the italian sausage but it turned out just fine. I am always looking for these type of muffin recipes for road trips and overnight guests."

popoaggie User ID: 2713833 198503
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"I really thought it was good. The second batch I added red bell pepper, fresh chopped jalapeno and hot pork sausage. I freeze the leftovers for a breakfast on the go. A little honey kicks it up a notch. A easy to go to recipe."

missfraggle User ID: 7385789 119914
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"I made this, subbing cornbread mix for a homemade version. We are a limited grain family and I made it gluten free by using only cornmeal. I will make again with the following substitutions- 6 eggs instead of 3 and for the cornbread, I will use, 1.75 cups cornmeal, 2 cups milk, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp metled butter, 2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt. I make some sort of egg cup every week and this is a great addition to the rotation."

kpitz User ID: 7382869 196263
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"Worked great for kids but used pork sausage rather than Italian."

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