Eating breakfast together as a family is a great way to start the day. It’s also important to eat food that will keep everyone full throughout until lunch. Eating proteins like bacon or sausage at breakfast are a great way to do just that. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Sliders are an easy recipe that will help everyone start the day off right.
I am a big believer in eating breakfast. Breakfast wakes your body up and gets you going for the day. I am also a big fan of protein for breakfast. So even if we’re having scones or breakfast cookies, we’ll also have some kind of meat on the side.
We’re also fortunate that breakfast is not usually rushed for us because, as homeschoolers, we generally don’t have anywhere we have to be. So I do have the time to cook breakfast on most mornings. My husband, however, leaves the house for work around 6 AM and for years he was skipping breakfast. I finally decided that we needed to come up with some portable breakfast options that also included protein.
Bacon has gotten a bad rap recently, but I believe that protein in the morning is a good thing. I’m not saying to eat an entire pound of bacon yourself! In fact, just a few pieces goes a long way. If you are concerned about fat count, turkey bacon is a great alternative. In fact, Jennie-O, maker of turkey breakfast meats, has an entire program called Champions for Kids that is designed to help and encourage parents help their kids get a protein filled breakfast so that they can stay focused and alert during the school day. It helps parents, too!
Breakfast sandwiches are easy to make and this recipe can be made entirely in your oven. Did you know that you can bake bacon? It’s my favorite way to prepare it! I just throw it in the oven on 400 degrees for about 20 minutes while I prepare the rest of our breakfast. For the breakfast sandwiches, I put the bacon in the oven first and let it cook up while I sliced open the rolls and added the cheese to them.
I also whipped together my eggs and put them in a muffin tin to bake. You could just use scrambled eggs, but with the kids, I could see the scrambled eggs falling out everywhere. I wanted something more compact that wouldn’t fall apart and this was perfect.
I layered the baked bacon and eggs on the rolls over the cheese slices. I put the rolls back on the baking sheet that the bacon had been on, put the tops back on and threw it in the oven until the cheese was melted.
I knew my son would really like these because he adores sandwiches.
Don’t let that face fool you! He just hates having his picture taken. He ate three sandwiches himself.
I wasn’t sure about my daughter. I left the cheese off of her sandwich … and she still didn’t like it. But she’s super picky so I kind of expected that. I always offer them the food and leave it up to them to decide if they want to eat it.
Can you see her sandwich off to the side? She got away with having a toy at the table, which is a house no-no. Breakfast doesn’t have to be fancy to be filling so don’t be afraid to throw a few pieces of bacon and egg between some toast for a quick morning meal full of protein.
- 1 package sweet dinner rolls
- ½ package (6 ounces) Jennie-O Turkey Bacon
- 4-6 slices cheese
- 6 eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place strips of turkey bacon on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake until bacon has reached desired tenderness, about 20 minutes. Set aside.
- Crack eggs in to a medium size bowl and whisk to blend together.
- Grease a 12 cup regular sized muffin tin thoroughly.
- Place about 2-3 Tablepsoons of egg mixture in to each muffin cup.
- Bake until eggs are done, about 20 minutes.
- While eggs are baking, slice open dinner rolls and place cheese on the bottom half of the rolls.
- Layer the bacon across the buns, on top of the cheese.
- Place one egg on each dinner roll.
- Replace tops on to dinner rolls and move them to a baking sheet (you can use the same one you used for the bacon).
- Brush butter on to the top of the dinner rolls.
- Put sliders into the oven just until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.
- Cut sliders apart with a bread knife.
- Wrap sliders individually or as a whole in aluminum foil and freeze.
- To reheat simply place frozen sliders in the oven or toaster oven at 400 degrees until warm throughout.
Jennie-O is encouraging community members to get involved and help children in their through SIMPLE Service projects. Each project involves just 4 simple steps and can be shared on Jennie-O’s website. Making up a batch of breakfast sliders for your child’s classmates or teammates would be a perfect SIMPLE Service project! View this Google+ photo album to see more photos of my shopping trip to purchase the ingredients for the sliders.
What’s your favorite breakfast? And raise your hand high if it includes yummy bacon!
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