Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Tartine Parisienne)
A fried egg crowns a decadent sandwich of ham enrobed in bechamel and melted cheese from Oklahoma City's Ludivine restaurant. James Roper
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Let’s face it. The best sandwiches are breakfast sandwiches. The world eats breakfast hundreds of different ways but the breakfast sandwich is simple, hearty, and, in our humble opinion, one of the best way to fuel up in the AM. And there are so many ways to enjoy it: gooey, runny eggs , hearty slices of bacon (save the bacon fat!), and roasted tomatoes are all things that motivate us to hop out of bed just a little earlier. But there’s a lot more to breakfast sandwiches than the classic egg and cheese combos: here are our 17 best breakfast sandwich recipes.

"Bacon,

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Calzone

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Calzone
"Puerto

Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas)

Fluffy, eggy, buttery, sweet, coiled like a snail’s shell and generously dusted with powdered sugar, Pan de Mallorca is named for its land of origin, in Spain. Get the recipe for Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas) »
"Burrata

Burrata and Marinated Cherry Tomato Sandwiches

Burrata and Marinated Cherry Tomato Sandwiches
"Pork

Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich

Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich
"Omani

Omani Egg and Cheese

Omani Bread
"Egg-Topped

Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Tartine Parisienne)

A fried egg crowns a decadent sandwich of ham enrobed in bechamel and melted cheese from Oklahoma City’s Ludivine restaurant.
"Peanut

Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwich

Bring out peanut butter’s savory side by topping it with a few strips of smoky bacon—cooked extra-crisp to hold up against sogginess. On hearty whole-wheat bread, it’s the kind of sandwich you may not be able to wait until lunchtime to eat. Get the recipe for Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwich »
"Smoked

Smoked Gouda and Apple Butter Sandwich

It’s autumn on a slice of bread: sourdough spread with rich apple butter, topped with slices of mild smoked gouda and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. Get the recipe for Smoked Gouda and Apple Butter Sandwich »
"Ham,

Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches

Lemon curd and goat cheese lends this breakfast sandwich a pleasing tanginess. Get the recipe for Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches »
"Chicken

Chicken and Egg Club Sandwich

A toasted poppy seed bagel is piled high with crisp greens, oven-dried tomatoes, roasted chicken, bacon, a fried egg, and homemade buttermilk dressing for a decadent spin on the traditional club sandwich. Get the recipe for Chicken and Egg Club Sandwich »
"Ricotta

Ricotta and Honey Sandwich

A dollop of ricotta on earthy-sweet oat bread is delicious; add a drizzle of sourwood honey and it’s elevated to the exquisite. (For a bit of sophisticated heat, top with a sprinkle of freshly-crushed red pepper flakes.) Get the recipe for Ricotta and Honey Sandwich »
"Sharp

Sharp Cheddar Sandwich

Dense rye bread is the perfect base for a generous smear of not-too-spicy whole-grain mustard topped with thin slices of a sharp cheddar. Get the recipe for Sharp Cheddar Sandwich »
"Nutted

Nutted Cheese Sandwich

Chock Full o’Nuts, the storied chain of New York City lunch counters, serves this sweet sandwich of date-nut bread, cream cheese, and walnuts. Get the recipe for Nutted Cheese Sandwich »
"Ham

Ham and Hard-Boiled Egg Sandwich

Ham and eggs may be a breakfast classic, but they’re even better for lunch: try sliced or quartered hard-boiled eggs layered with a salty ham and a bit of mayo on a hearty white bread. Get the recipe for Ham and Hard-Boiled Egg Sandwich »
"Fromage

Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich

This sweet sandwich from Tartine Bakery & Café in San Francisco, is pressed and griddled to melt the creamy banana, cheese, and quince filling and toast the bread. Get the recipe for Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich »
"Pork

Pork Patty Breakfast Sandwich

This decadent creation from reader Denise Woodward, author of the blog Chez Us, combines hollandaise, spinach, and a homemade sausage patty that cleverly encases a runny egg yolk on a toasted English muffin, for an out-of-this-world breakfast sandwich. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with the article Picture-Perfect. Get the recipe for Pork Patty Breakfast Sandwich »

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