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Homemade Sausage and Egg McMuffin on a black plate with orange juice in the background.
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Homemade Sausage and Egg McMuffin

Make your own sausage and egg mcmuffin from the comfort of your home! This McDonald's copycat recipe tastes so much better than the one they sell and takes only 15 minutes to make.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings



  • 1 lb ground pork - I use Jimmy Dean regular pork sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried ground sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil - divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 English muffins - cut in half
  • 4 slices cheese - I used American cheese to copy what McDonald's uses


English Muffins

  • Toast the muffins in a toaster or place in a 300°F preheated oven, cut side up, on a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden and crisp. 


  • To a medium bowl add the ground pork, sage, thyme, onion powder, pepper, and salt. Use a fork or your hands to mix everything until combined. 
  • Shape into 4 patties. Make the patties slightly larger than the muffins because they will shrink when cooking. 
  • In a large nonstick skillet set over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Place the patties in the skillet and cook for 3 minutes until browned, flip place a slice of cheese overtop and cook the other side until cheese is melted, the other side of the patty is browned and the internal temperature reaches 160°F. 

Cook the Eggs

  • While the patties are cooking preheat another pan over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Spray egg rings with nonstick cooking spray then place the rings in the pan while it’s preheating. Crack one egg into each egg ring, gently break the yolk of the egg with a fork if desired. Add 2 tablespoon of water to the skillet (do not add the water into the egg ring), cover the skillet with a lid and cook until the egg is cooked to your liking. I like a semi-soft egg yolk. 


  • Grab 1 whole English muffin (2 halves) and top 1 half with a sausage patty, then egg, then the other half of the English muffin. Enjoy!


Eggs: if you don’t have egg rings you can use a tuna can, remove both sides of the tuna can and use that to cook your egg.
Cheese: Use whatever cheese you prefer, I used American to copy what McDonald’s uses!
You can make these ahead of time. Wrap each mcmuffin in foil and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven.
Meat: McDonalds uses pork in the US, but in Australia McD’s uses beef. You can use beef or pork as the spices will really help bring out the flavor. Pork is juicier and my preferred meat choice.


Calories: 677kcal (34%), Carbohydrates: 27g (9%), Protein: 37g (74%), Fat: 46g (71%), Saturated Fat: 22g (110%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 297mg (99%), Sodium: 718mg (30%), Potassium: 499mg (14%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Vitamin A: 562IU (11%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 277mg (28%), Iron: 3mg (17%)