5 Minute Egg & Cheese Sandwich {with bacon, spinach & avocado}

The idea of cooking a hot breakfast on busy mornings sounds daunting. Who has that kind of time? Because let’s just get real, mornings are plain busy. But, given the choice, would you choose a real, hot breakfast {think bacon and eggs} or a bowl of cold cereal in the morning? I know what I’d rather have!

5 minute egg and cheese sandwich with bacon, spinach and avocado - in not too much longer than it takes to pour a bowl of cereal, make yourself a real breakfast instead!I’ve got just the recipe that will help you enjoy that hot breakfast! You can even make it on busy mornings: the 5 minute breakfast sandwich – loaded with healthy ingredients like eggs, cheese, bacon, spinach & avocado. Seriously folks, in just about FIVE minutes, you, too, can have a healthy, nutritious breakfast on your plate!

Why opt for a homemade breakfast? Well, despite the fact that breakfast cereal is expensive and not very healthy, it also doesn’t fill me up for very long. I like to start my mornings out right – and a nutritious meal is a great way to start the day. Quick recipes rule in my world – so this recipe for a quick egg sandwich has recently become one of my favorite breakfasts! Give it a try! You won’t be disappointed.

5 Minute Egg & Cheese Sandwich {with bacon, spinach & avocado}

5 minute breakfast sandwich Start with a hearty homemade bread, if you can. {Just make sure you don’t have to bake it first or this recipe will take much longer than 5 minutes.} I love this Whole Wheat Potato Bread and Homemade 9 Grain Bread is also one of my favorite bread recipes. I bake my bread 5 loaves at a time and then freeze it to facilitate quick meals like this.

Bacon is definitely the bottle neck of this recipe. I recommend that you start with pre-cooked bacon. Did you know you can fry it up ahead of time and freeze it? {If you don’t have pre-cooked bacon, add 5-8 more minutes to the total recipe time.} If you have precooked bacon, pop it a frying pan and heat it up.

Then toast the bread. Once the bacon is warm, drain some of the bacon grease into a container to save for another day and fry the eggs right in that yummy bacon grease! I like my fried eggs over medium/hardish and cooking them in bacon grease means you can eat less bacon if you want to save on some calories.

Butter the toast and put a few pieces of organic spinach on it. Slice a nice chunk of cheese – my fave is Tillamook Vintage White Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese {which I usually buy at Costco}.

Stack the bacon on the spinach, the cheese on the bacon, and put the egg on top. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and enjoy with a few slices of fresh avocado.

5 minute egg and cheese sandwich eggland's bestThis recipe {if you can call it that} is super easy and you will love it! So put it on your menu and start enjoying a hot breakfast on busy mornings.

Yields 4 main dish servings

5 Minute Egg & Cheese Sandwich {with bacon, spinach & avocado}

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  • 4 thick slices of bread
  • 4 eggs
  • Handful organic spinach
  • 4 slices cheese - whatever kind you like
  • 4 slices precooked nitrate-free bacon
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Toast and butter bread.
  2. Warm up the precooked bacon on medium high heat , drain off some of the bacon grease and then cook eggs right in the leftover bacon grease.
  3. Layer spinach, bacon, cheese, eggs and enjoy with salt and pepper to taste and avocado slices.

What’s your favorite breakfast to eat on busy mornings? 

5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich. An quick and easy way to make a filling breakfast on busy mornings.


  1. This is a terrific post. I certainly can identify the need to make changes at times when 'life takes over' so to speak. Thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes and for including my deep dish stuffed veggie pizza for #meatlessmonday. Have a great week! Joanne
  2. What a great recipe collection! Thank you for adding my Breaded Tilapia Parmesan to your Seafood Sunday List. A monthly meal plan is such a fantastic idea! These recipes all look very interesting. Have a great day!
  3. Planning meals like this can just be such a lifesaver when life gets busy! I love your "tasks" for filling the freezer, too - seriously well-organized and brilliantly compiled! And hey - thanks a million for including our Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta! We're honored to be a part of such a cool post! :D Have a wonderful week!
    • I'm also excited about that tilapia. I included a different tilapia recipes on my Feb menu plan and is was really, really good! Enjoy the German Pancakes. They have been a long time favorite at my house. :-)
    • Thanks, Jenny. This is the third month for this this new menu format and it really is helping me out a lot. Can't wait to try your unstuffed peppers. Love that idea since I don't have fresh peppers in my garden right now. :-)

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