This egg sandwich board is the perfect addition to your next brunch! Let your guests assemble their own savory egg sandwiches with a variety of toppings.

Egg sandwich board with a variety of bread choices and toppings.

Charcuterie, fruit, and cheese boards have gone from being a trend to reaching here-to-stay status. But what about when you’re hosting a brunch? Artfully arranged fruit is a feast for the eyes, but not exactly a filling breakfast, and an array of meats or cheeses isn’t exactly brunch-y either. 

Enter: the epic egg sandwich board.

This is a brunch idea that has it all. You’ve got the visual appeal! The satisfying breakfast! And the fun of being able to assemble your own sandwich with your own favorite toppings.

Brunch your way

We have a lot of board and bar recipes here on Pancake Recipes (see: pancake board, bloody Mary bar on a board, lox bagel board, yogurt parfait board, and mimosa bar & brunch board) because we know that when you’re hosting a brunch, it’s hard to please everybody.

Some people don’t eat meat. Others want sausage and bacon.

Some people want a light, healthy breakfast. Others want their egg sandwiches with fried eggs, mayo, and alllll the cheese.

This egg sandwich board will please everyone because all of your guests can make their own sandwiches. (Picky eaters, rejoice!) You can supply some ready-made sandwich inspo for those who need some pointers, and let everyone else go to town.

Close up of items on an egg sandwich board.

What you need

You can switch things up with your own topping ideas (more on that below!), but here’s how we made our egg sandwich board.

Bread:

  • Biscuits – Use store-bought or homemade biscuits with our Homemade Bisquick Mix.
  • English muffins
  • Sourdough bread – Or another nice, sturdy bakery bread.

Breakfast meat:

  • Bacon slices – Cut them in half so they fit on the sandwiches! We love baking our bacon.
  • Sausage patties – patties work better than links for sandwiches!
  • Canadian bacon

For the eggs:

Everything else:

  • Cheddar cheese slices – Other varieties that work well with egg sandwiches are gouda, havarti, and pepper jack.
  • Hash brown patties – Or make some Hash Brown Waffles!
  • Tomato slices – If it’s summertime, pick up heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market to add some color and visual interest to your board.
  • Smashed avocado – You can also set out slices, a la our Avocado Toast With Egg.
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Mayonnaise – If you’re feeling ambitious, make a few varieties of mayo—add sriracha, pesto, or roasted garlic.
Not yet compiled breakfast board to make sandwiches.

Breakfast Sandwich Ideas

Of course, this board allows you to make any type of sandwich you want! If you’re stuck or need some inspiration, here are three sandwiches we made using ingredients featured on the board:

  1. The classic bacon egg and cheese biscuit. 
  2. Sourdough with a hash brown patty, Canadian bacon, and cheese omelet. 
  3. English muffin with avocado, tomato, egg and cheese. 
Three varieties of egg sandwiches.

How to make the sandwich components

  1. Warm the bread. Bake the biscuits according to the package directions and toast the English muffins and bread, if desired.
  2. Cook the breakfast meats. Begin cooking the breakfast meats over medium-low high heat on the stove top. I cooked the bacon in one skillet and the sausage and Canadian bacon in another. 
  3. Bake the hash brown patties. While you cook the meat, place the hash brown patties on a baking sheet and cook them at 425ºF for 20 minutes, flipping them after 10 minutes. 
  4. Keep everything warm. Once the meat and hash browns are done, pile them onto a baking sheet and place them in a 200ºF oven to keep them warm while you cook the eggs. 
  5. Make the sunny-side-up eggs. Crack 5 eggs into a skillet or onto a griddle (or as many eggs as you can fit onto your cooking surface at a time) and cover with a lid to cook the whites on top. Season with salt and pepper. 
  6. Make the cheese omelet. In a small bowl, scramble 3 eggs with a dash of milk. Pour this into the skillet to make an omelet. Sprinkle half with cheese, then fold the omelet and cook until firm. Cut it into 4 slices. 

How to make it look good

Line up the breads across the top of your egg sandwich board and arrange the eggs in a diagonal line along the middle.

Eggs added to board.

Place the breakfast meats on the sides of the board. For variety, try arranging the bacon in a small mason jar and put the sausage and Canadian bacon in a small skillet.  

Meat added to egg sandwich board.

Fill in the rest of the board with hash brown patties, cheese slices, mayonnaise and strawberries. 

Hash browns and cheese added to breakfast platter.

Along the sides of the board, arrange the sliced tomatoes, avocado, extra cheese, and grapes. If you have extra room on the board, they can go right on it with everything else!

Full composed egg sandwich board.

FAQs

What goes well with an egg sandwich?

Fresh fruit is the perfect side for an egg sandwich, so we added fruit to this egg sandwich board. Use whatever is in season and looks good at the grocery store or market! You could also make a fruit salad (or Nature’s cereal).

How do you make eggs in a sandwich?

Most egg sandwiches are either made with an omelet or with fried eggs. Scrambled eggs are an option too, but a little unwieldy! These are best suited for a piece of toast and perhaps a fork and knife.

Are brown eggs better than white eggs?

Nope! Brown eggs are pricier than white eggs, and it’s easy to think that this means they must also be higher quality, but this isn’t the case unless the chickens are raised/fed differently. Brown eggs and white eggs have the same taste and nutrition, so use whichever kind you prefer.

How to make it your own

Here are some additional ideas for an epic egg sandwich board:

  • Make scrambled eggs for open-faced toast sandwiches.
  • Include a plant-based egg substitute for vegan guests, along with vegan sausage or bacon.
  • Add croissants or bagels to your board.
  • Pair your savory egg sandwich board with a sweet build-your-own crepe bar.
  • Add bacon jam or chive butter to your board for choices beyond mayo.

Make-ahead, storage, and reheating tips

It’s best to make the meats and eggs just before putting out your egg sandwich board. Keep the meats warm in the oven while you make the eggs. 

While you could make the eggs and meat ahead of time in theory, in practice, warming it all up will take almost the same amount of time as cooking it fresh, and it won’t taste nearly as good.

If you really want to get a head start on this, you could wash the fruit, and place the mayo in a small serving dish. Keep in the fridge until your’e ready to compose your board.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days; you can assemble sandwiches and warm them up wrapped in foil in a 350ºF oven or in the microwave.

Three different egg sandwiches on small white plates.

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Breads, biscuits, eggs, meats, and more arranged on a board.

Get the Recipe: Epic Egg Sandwich Board

This egg sandwich board is the perfect addition to your next brunch! Let your guests assemble their own savory egg sandwiches with a variety of toppings.
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Ingredients

  • 5 prepared biscuits
  • ½ pound bacon slices, sliced in half
  • 1 package (8 count) sausage patties
  • 6 ounces Canadian bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 English muffins, halved
  • 6 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 hash brown patties
  • tomato slices
  • 1 avocado
  • strawberries
  • grapes
  • ½ cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Bake biscuits, according to the package directions. Set aside.
  • Begin cooking breakfast meats over medium-low high heat on the stove top. I cooked bacon in one skillet and the sausage and Canadian bacon in another.
  • While meat is cooking, bake hash brown patties at 425ºF for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Once meat and hash browns are done, they can go in the oven at 200ºF to keep warm while you cook the eggs.
  • Fry 5 eggs, sunny side up. Crack your eggs and then cover with a lid to help cook the whites on top. Season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, scramble 3 eggs with a dash of milk. Pour into your skillet to make an omelet. Sprinkle half with cheese. Fold the omelet and cook till firm. Cut it into 4 slices.

To assemble the board:

  • Line up the variety of breads across the top of the board and place the eggs in a diagonal line across the middle of the board. Place breakfast meats on the sides. For variety, try placing the bacon in a miniature mason jar and the sausage and Canadian bacon in a small skillet.
  • Fill in with hash brown patties, cheese slices, mayonnaise and strawberries.
  • Around the sides, place sliced tomatoes, avocado, extra cheese, and grapes.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Nutrition is very much an estimate, since each individual sandwich will vary. It will also change depending on what brands you use.
  • Have fun making this board your own! Try adding bacon jam, different fruits, different bread choices, or a variety of cheeses.
  • Sandwich inspirations:
    • The classic bacon egg and cheese biscuit.
    • Sourdough with a hash brown patty, Canadian bacon, and cheese omelet.
    • English muffin with avocado, tomato, egg and cheese. 
Calories: 801kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 53g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 20g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 247mg, Sodium: 1467mg, Potassium: 587mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 506IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 207mg, Iron: 4mg