Tried and tested: McDonald’s Sausage & Egg McMuffin recipe

You can eat it aaaaany time you like, even after 11am

1y ago

If you’ve been mourning the fact that McDonald’s has been closed for nearly two weeks now, with no sign of those golden arches lighting up again for the foreseeable future, turn that frown upside down.

McDonald’s has revealed the recipe for its infamous certified hangover cure and weekend treat, the Sausage and Egg McMuffin.

In the name of serious and important journalism, I thought I’d best not write about this without giving it a go myself (And when I say myself, my lovely housemate decided to treat me with one this weekend...). Spoiler alert: Ours didn't quite look like the one above.

We even ate it after 11am, and our eggs were shaped like a heart and a T-Rex.

Despite using a GIANT BAGEL instead of your classic English muffin (we're in lockdown life here right now so having to make do with what we've got!), which slightly threw out the proportions – more bread than sausage and egg – the recipe really worked. Neither of us were sure about the egg cooking method, but it was perfect, resulting in the slightly odd puffy egg you find in Maccy's! If you're missing the McDonald's life, give this a go.

McDonald's Sausage and Egg McMuffin

It's the real deal, but you can make it yourself at home...

Total time15min
CuisineFast food


  • English muffin (we didn’t have one in the house, so went for a bagel instead. Not very ‘Maccy’s’, still delicious) x2
  • Sausage x 3 or 4 (we only had two left and after shrinkage it was a little smaller than we’d have liked...)
  • Eggs x2
  • American cheese slice (we only had Red Leicester. Right colour, bit fancier and less melty)
  • Hash browns: Potato x2
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil


Sausage and Egg McMuffin

  1. As we had a sausage rather than just the sausage meat, take it out the casing, season it and shape into a ball. Flatten it into a patty shape and grill or fry for six/seven minutes on each side.
  2. For the eggs, brush the inside of a metal ring (we only had a heart and T-Rex mould. It's Maccy’s, but cuter) with a small amount of oil, and place the ring in a frying pan. Pour in a small amount of water – just enough to cover the base, then bring the water to the boil.
  3. Crack the eggs into the rings, cover the pan with a lid and cook for two to three minutes.
  4. Toast your muffins (or bagels in my case!)
  5. Assembly: Layer the cheese on your muffin, then the sausage patty, then the egg on top. Pop in a squirt of tomato ketchup if you so desire.

Hash browns

  1. Grate your potatoes into a bowl, mix in an egg, season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add oil to a pan over a medium heat, and add a spoonful of your potato mix, cooking it on both sides until it’s golden brown.
  3. Serve on the side (or pop one in your McMuffin, we're not judging)

Recipe Notes

Top tip: If, like me, you love McDonald’s Curry Sauce, the Tesco ‘curry sauce’ tastes very, very similar, and only costs £1...

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Comments (30)

  • Ideas for my cramped kitchen;

    M̶c̶M̶u̶f̶f̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶

      1 year ago
  • I used to make something like this for years. I preferred my eggs over medium so they weren’t very tidy.

      1 year ago
    • That's how I like mine too. It turned into more of an open-faced McMuffin, eaten with a fork and knife *pinky up* lol

        1 year ago
    • Hah!

        1 year ago
  • Meal: hangover 😂 I would be able to try it even without hangover

      1 year ago
  • Where’s the hash brown. TBH the sandwich is the consolation prize. McDonald’s hash brown for the win. I always buy an extra one.

      1 year ago
  • I'm going to give this a go.

      1 year ago