Looking for a filling, healthy breakfast or snack? An open faced breakfast sandwich is your answer! Full of protein, carbs, fat, and flavor, this is a breakfast sandwich that will keep you full and satisfied.
I haven’t always been a breakfast person myself, but that has changed over the years since being married to Michael. He is a breakfast man through and through. I love cooking breakfasts with him in mind, and then I end up liking them too! Because this breakfast is more savory than sweet, it is right up both of our alleys.
Everything serves a purpose here. The bread is thick enough to stand up to the cheese and runny egg. The buttered sides of the bread give it a nice crust. The tomatoes under the cheese add flavor and color. Arugula brightens up what could be a heavier dish. The ham adds salt and protein.
This is just one ways to put together this breakfast though. Down below I share different variations you can do for the bread, meat, toppings, etc. to make it your own with your favorite ingredients!
For the egg on top, I like sunny side up. I love the runny yolk with this because it creates somewhat of a sauce for every bite to dip into. If you’re not a fan of that type of egg, over easy or even scrambled would work too. You can do multiple eggs as well for more protein.
- ham slice
- shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- sourdough bread
- fresh arugula
- freshly ground black pepper
How to make an open faced breakfast sandwich
Lightly toast bread in the toaster or oven.
Take bread and slather with butter.
Add sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle cheese on top.
Fry up your egg in a bit of butter over medium heat.
Top warm toast with a handful of arugula.
Place fried egg on top, and finish with a slice of ham. Serve with fresh cracked black pepper.
If you want to help the cheese melt a little more, pop it into the oven, toaster oven, or air fryer for a few minutes after you have sprinkled on the cheese.
Different ways to make a breakfast sandwich
As I mentioned above, this is just one way to put together an open faced breakfast sandwich. Here are some suggestions to get creative!
- english muffin
- wheat bread
- gluten free bread
- ham slice
- canadian bacon
- sausage patty or links
- no meat (make it vegetarian!)
- different cheeses (goat cheese, swiss, gouda)
- bell pepper
- hot sauce
more breakfast recipes with eggs
Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 Egg
- 1 ham slice
- 2 tbsp. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- ½ tablespoon butter
- 1 thick slice of sourdough bread
- ¼ cup arugula lightly packed
- 2 slices Roma tomato
- pepper to taste
- Lightly toast bread in the toaster or oven.
- Take bread and slather with a little butter.
- Add sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle cheese on top.
- Fry up your egg in a bit of butter over medium heat.
- Top warm toast with a handful of arugula.
- Place fried egg on top, and finish with a slice of ham. Serve with fresh cracked black pepper.