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Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Start your day right with our Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich. It’s easy to make, full of flavor, and so hearty it’ll keep you going long past lunch!

Finished sandwich on a white plate.

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Looking for a hearty breakfast idea? Try my scrumptious Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich! With layers of savory ham, a creamy mayo-mustard spread, fried eggs, and more, this sandwich is a keeper!

If you’re tired of the same old cereal or oatmeal, just imagine warm, savory slices of dinner ham slathered with a creamy mayo-mustard spread, perfectly fried eggs, and the unmistakable taste of marbled rye bread. This hearty ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich will keep you fueled for whatever your day brings.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe


  • Busy mornings are no problem! This recipe comes together in a snap.
  • The ham, sharp cheddar cheese, fried eggs, and zesty mayo-mustard spread make every bite delicious.
  • Take it as a grab-and-go breakfast, or enjoy it for a leisurely brunch. 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING …

“This is my kind of breakfast! I especially love the rye bread – great flavor pairing with the ham, eggs and cheese!”
— Martha

🛒 Ingredient Notes


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  • Sliced dinner ham – Use your favorite sliced, fully-cooked ham for this recipe. I typically choose Hormel brand spiral sliced ham. You can also substitute sliced deli ham if you like.
  • Mayonnaise and whole grain mustard: What’s a sandwich without a creamy spread? These traditional, familiar flavors are just the right combination.
  • Olive Oil and butter: For frying the eggs. I like the combination of the two, but you do whatever you like.
  • Marbled rye bread: I think the choice of bread matters as much, or even more, than the fillings in most sandwiches. Marbled rye adds a unique, earthy taste and is very visually appealing. My second choice would be pumpernickel – yum!
  • Sharp cheddar cheese: What’s a ham sandwich without cheese? Sharp cheddar’s robust flavor goes really well with the ham and eggs.
  • Tomato slices and lettuce: These typical sandwich garnishes add a bit of freshness and crunch.

You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.

 🔪How to Make Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches


  1. Warm the dinner ham according to the package directions. 
Mixing mayo and mustard in a small bowl.
STEP 2.
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and mustard. Set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and butter to a non-stick skillet set over medium heat. Carefully crack each egg into the pan and cook until the yolk reaches your desired level of doneness. Transfer the fried eggs to a plate.
Sandwiches on a baking sheet.
STEPS 5-6.
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay out 4 slices of bread on a baking sheet. Spread a generous amount of the mayo-mustard mixture on each slice.
  3. Place one slice of cheese on top of the spread, followed by two slices of ham. Bake until the cheese begins to melt.
Assembling the sandwiches.
STEPS 7-8.
  1. Remove the sandwiches from the oven and add a fried egg on top of each. Season with salt and pepper. Top with sliced ripe tomatoes and lettuce.
  2. Top each with a second slice of bread generously spread with the mayo-mustard mixture.
Finished sandwich sliced in half sitting on a plate.

⚠️ Troubleshooting Tips


  • If you have any problems with eggs sticking to the pan, make sure the skillet is properly heated and greased with olive oil and butter.
  • Adjust the cooking time of the eggs to achieve your preferred level of doneness. We like ours over easy!

🔀 Recipe Variations


  • For a spicy kick, add some jalapeno slices.
  • Substitute Canadian bacon for the ham.
  • Add avocado slices, bacon, or hot sauce.
  • Swap out the cheddar cheese for Swiss cheese, provolone, or American cheese.
  • Experiment with different bread types like pumpernickel, whole wheat, sourdough, English muffins, or even a croissant.
Finished sandwich on a white plate.

🍽️ How to Serve


Serve with a side of hash browns or a fresh fruit salad along with coffee, tea, or fruit juice for a well-rounded breakfast. 

🍚 How to Store  


If you happen to have leftovers, wrap them in aluminum foil or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.

❓ Questions About Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich


Can you suggest an alternative to the mayo-mustard spread?

Sure. You can explore alternatives like cream cheese, avocado spread, or a homemade aioli.

Can I make this sandwich ahead of time for meal prep?

You can assemble the sandwiches the night before, wrap them in foil, and refrigerate them. In the morning, pop them in the oven to warm up.

Can I use regular mustard instead of spicy whole grain mustard?

Yes, of course, you can. Regular mustard will create a different flavor but will still complement the sandwich nicely.

What’s the best way to fry eggs without breaking the yolks?

To prevent yolks from breaking, crack eggs into a small bowl first, then gently slide them into the hot pan. Cook on medium heat and avoid flipping for over-easy or sunny-side-up eggs.

Lana Stuart.

More Questions? I’m happy to help!

If you have more questions about the recipe, or if you’ve made it and would like to leave a comment, scroll down to leave your thoughts, questions, and/or rating!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

📖 Recipe

Finished sandwich on a white plate.

Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Start your day right with our Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich. Easy to make, full of flavor, and so very hearty!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 735kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 8 slices purchased dinner ham
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup spicy whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 slices marbled rye bread
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Tomato slices
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  • Warm the dinner ham according to the package directions.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and mustard. Set aside.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to a non-stick skillet set over medium heat. Carefully crack each egg into the pan and cook until the yolk reaches your desired level of doneness. Transfer the fried eggs to a plate.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lay out 4 slices of bread on a baking sheet. Spread a generous amount of the mayo-mustard mixture on each slice.
  • Place one slice of cheese on top of the spread, followed by two slices of ham. Bake until the cheese begins to melt.
  • Remove the sandwiches from the oven and add a fried egg on top of each. Season with salt and pepper. Top with sliced ripe tomatoes and lettuce.
  • Top each with a second slice of bread generously spread with the mayo-mustard mixture.

Notes

  • To store leftovers, wrap them in aluminum foil or place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.
  • To prevent yolks from breaking, crack the eggs into a small bowl first, then gently slide them into the hot pan. Cook on medium heat and avoid flipping for over-easy or sunny-side-up eggs.

Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 735kcal | Carbohydrates 33g | Protein 31g | Fat 53g | Saturated Fat 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat 16g | Monounsaturated Fat 17g | Trans Fat 0.2g | Cholesterol 246mg | Sodium 1668mg | Potassium 379mg | Fiber 4g | Sugar 3g | Vitamin A 639IU | Vitamin C 0.3mg | Calcium 286mg | Iron 3mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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— This post was originally sponsored by Hormel. It was first published on August 13, 2015 and has been updated with additional information.

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20 Comments

  1. Would this be good with fried bologna instead of ham?Thanks. 😊

  2. Melissa from Hungry Food Love says:

    I know it may look pretty simple but putting together the mayo and the mustard like that gives this sandwich a special touch… a lovely combination with that ham!

  3. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says:

    I think it is great there is a month that is focused on bringing the family back around the dinner table! We eat together 5 nights a week and I believe it is the best thing for our family! Love this sandwich!

  4. Kim Beaulieu says:

    I love rye bread. It’s so good. Piled high with this amazing ham it’s even better. I’d love to sink my teeth into this gorgeous sandwich.

  5. We always ate as a family growing up, I really can’t remember many nights that we didn’t and I think it’s important that families continue to do so. These sandwiches look like the perfect breakfast for dinner and that yolk! Perfection!

  6. You just can’t beat that Hormel Cure 81 ham. I don’t know the significance of “81” but I know that it’s fabulous. Great new idea.

    Miss P

  7. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says:

    Tis the season for all eating meals together again as a family! This breakfast sandwich is making my mouth water!

  8. Martha @ A Family Feast says:

    This is my kind of breakfast! I especially love the rye bread – great flavor pairing with the ham, eggs and cheese!

  9. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    I would happily eat this sandwich for breakfast, lunch AND dinner…seven days a week. No. Really!

  10. Jessica (Savory Experiments) says:

    That is a beautiful sandwich! The sharp cheddar oozing down the side really makes it.

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Oozy sharp cheddar really makes almost anything better, doesn’t it :-)

  11. This looks great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I will definitely try this!!!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      It really is good for any time of day. Hope you like it!

  12. claire @the realistic nutritionist says:

    I just want to eat this for all of my meals forever and always.

  13. The Food Hunter says:

    We always eat as a family. It is truly something I think is important. great sandwich

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      I think it’s very important, too. We always ate as a family when I was a child and we still do it now.

  14. Barbara | Creative Culinary says:

    It’s afternoon and I’ve had neither breakfast or lunch yet. Those days when you want to devour the screen? Yes, that’s me now. Funny how I used to hate rye bread as a kid and love it now. Lucky for me I have some and I have some of this ham…seems I must make this sandwich right (yes I need your permission.)? :)

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      It was meant to be, Barb. Permission granted!