This recipe for sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sliders is so simple to make, but the syrup glaze makes them over the top delicious. Anyone who loves the sweet and salty combo will adore this breakfast!
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Every year we try out a new breakfast on Christmas morning. It has become somewhat of a tradition. We started out with the usual cinnamon rolls and have had our fair share of delicious breakfast casseroles, and we love them all, but there is something about coming up with a new and exciting recipe for us to all enjoy together between tearing open packages and trying out each exciting new gift we open.
There are a few requirements for our breakfast I try to abide by:
- First, something that everyone will like
- Second, it must be something filling since Christmas usually ends up to be a pretty long day and eating this falls somewhere after waking up early, opening a round of presents and needs to hold us over until an early holiday dinner.
- Last, it has to be pretty simple to make. I love to cook, but I refuse to spend Christmas morning stuck in the kitchen. I want to soak in every glorious moment of my kids opening their gifts and the joy they get in playing with new toys.
Crazy as it may be, I have already been planning and experimenting for this year’s breakfast. It is one of the traditions I most look forward to for the holiday so once Halloween is over, it is time for the hunt to begin. My family is going to love it because we are going with something new, different, and over the top delicious this year. Sausage egg and cheese breakfast sliders, with…. wait for it…. SYRUP GLAZE!
We all really love breakfast sandwiches and often even make them for a weeknight dinner or lunch after church on Sunday. These aren’t just any breakfast sandwich though, these are the perfect combination of sweet and salty and takes you right to the edge of pure breakfast bliss.
The best part is that as amazing as they taste, they are made with only 6 simple ingredients that you can grab on a trip to Walmart in a snap, and it is really easy to assemble quickly. It always seems that I wait until the last minute or manage to forget something and Walmart is just around the corner and always open when I am in a pinch.
What you need to make a batch of 24 sliders is Hawaiian rolls found in the bakery section, Original Flavor Jimmy Dean Sausage, eggs, butter, and Great Value colby jack cheese slices which are all in the refrigerated section, and some syrup which is usually right next to the pancake mix on the baking aisle.
You can make the sliders a couple of ways, by frying traditional sausage patties, or by baking the Jimmy Dean Sausage and eggs in the oven. The later makes the time you actually have to spend in the kitchen minimal, so that is what I chose!
I gave this Christmas recipe a dry run this weekend because I have never cooked sausage in the oven before, but I had the idea that baking it would make these sliders much easier to make and it worked like a charm! To do this all you need to do is press the sausage evenly in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish and then bake at 350˚F for about 18-22 minutes or until the sausage is evenly cooked to 170˚F.
When you take it out you will have a little bit of shrinkage, and all of the grease that accumulated in the pan. Just pour off the excess grease and pat with paper towels to your preference.
The other trick that makes these super simple is baking the eggs at the same time as the sausage. You could make them in a pan like you would traditionally, but they turn out ever bit as tender and delicious by scrambling them and pouring them into a well greased (well greased is important! Don’t forget it!) 9×13 baking dish. You can pop them in the oven right next to the sausage and they will take just about the same amount of time to cook until done through.
Next you just assemble this little guys and bake all the flavors in the oven. 2 packages of Hawaiian rolls should fit perfectly side by side in a 9×13 dish. Use a long bread knife to cut the whole set of rolls in half to form sandwiches. Put the bottom of each set in the pan.
Layer the sausage and then eggs on top of the bottom half of the rolls. Then layer the cheese slices right over the eggs covering the top completely and place the tops of the rolls back on. Then use a knife to follow the natural lines of the rolls and cut through the sandwiches to separate them into individuals. This will allow all the syrupy goodness to get in between all of the sandwiches and really put this breakfast into the extraordinary category.
Now this is where the magic happens… the syrup glaze. One part syrup for sweetness and one part butter for richness and flavor. Melt your butter in a microwave safe dish, then pour in the syrup and stir until well combined. It might take a minute to incorporate the syrup into the butter but keep stirring and it will turn into a creamy delicious mixture of perfection.
Use a pastry brush to spread the mixture right over the top of the sandwiches letting it drip in between each of the sandwiches. You might have a little bit leftover or you can use every last drop to maximize the sweetness. Once you are done, put the dish in the oven for 10-15 minutes until everything is heated through and the cheese is nice and melty.
The only thing left to do is to devour this sweet and salty breakfast. It won’t take long because between the savory sausage and sweet syrup, this will have your house smelling so good your family will be waiting at the table, at least mine was! A few simple ingredients and a few minutes in the kitchen give you an extraordinary breakfast big enough to feed a crowd. And even though we are making this for our small family Christmas, it would be absolute perfect to bring to any kind of brunch and even elegant enough for a bridal or baby shower. No matter where you bring it, I guarantee people will be waiting in line to dig in.
What will you be having for Christmas breakfast this year? Do you always have the same thing, or do you change it up each year? Make sure to visit Joy to the Meal for more delicious ideas!
- 2 - 12 roll packages of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- 2 - 16 oz Jimmy Dean Sausage, Original flavor
- 12-14 large eggs
- 1- 11 count package Great Value colby jack cheese slices
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup syrup
- Spread sausage evenly in the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish and pat down. Scramble eggs in a bowl, then pour into a second 13x9 well greased baking dish and bake at 350F for 18-22 minutes or until the eggs are set and the sausage is 170F.
- Slice through the Hawaiian rolls horizontally and place the bottoms of the rolls in a 13x9 baking dish.
- Layer the sausage, eggs and cheese slices on top and then place the tops of the rolls on top.
- Use a knife to follow the lines of the rolls and slice through the layers to form individual sandwiches.
- Melt the butter in a microwave safe dish. Stir in the syrup until it is completely combined and appears creamy.
- Brush the syrup mixture over the top of the sandwiches allowing it to drip between the cracks.
- Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is melted.
- Serve hot, and enjoy!