Make Our 17 Best Breakfast Sandwiches for Better Mornings

What better way to start the day?

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.

Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbelized Eggs, and Espresso Aïoli
Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbelized Eggs, and Espresso Aïoli
Alvin Cailan of Los Angeles' cultish Eggslut goes pancetta-crazy in this sandwich, using eight slices on top of his gorgeously marbleized egg and cooking the collard greens in pancetta fat. Get the recipe for Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbelized Eggs, and Espresso Aioli »Joseph De Leo
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Calzone
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Calzone
The classic combination of bacon, egg, and cheese gets folded inside flaky pastry for a breakfast variation on the calzone. Get the recipe for Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Calzone »Yossy Arefi
Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas)
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) »Penny De Los Santos
Burrata and Marinated Cherry Tomato Sandwiches
Burrata and Marinated Cherry Tomato Sandwiches
Crusty bread sops up creamy burrata and juicy marinated tomatoes in this pleasantly messy sandwich. Get the recipe for Burrata and Marinated Cherry Tomato Sandwiches »Michelle Heimerman
Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich
Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich
Make these hangover helpers with the processed meat pride of New Jersey: pork roll (a.k.a. Taylor ham). Get the recipe for Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich »Matt Taylor-Gross
Omani Egg and Cheese
Omani Bread
A crisp, crackly flatbread loaded with creamy cheese and soft egg. The dough for this bread is incredibly sticky. Omani cooks often use paint chipper to spread and work with the dough on the griddle; you can also use a dough scraper. Get the recipe for Omani Egg and Cheese »Farideh Sadeghin
Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Tartine Parisienne)
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. Get the recipe for Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Tartine Parisienne) »James Roper
Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwich
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 »Helen Rosner
Smoked Gouda and Apple Butter Sandwich
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 »Helen Rosner
Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches
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 »Todd Coleman
Chicken and Egg Club Sandwich
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 »Tara O'Brady
Ricotta and Honey Sandwich
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 »Helen Rosner
Sharp Cheddar Sandwich
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 »Helen Rosner
Nutted Cheese Sandwich
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 »Todd Coleman
Ham and Hard-Boiled Egg Sandwich
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 »Helen Rosner
Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwich
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 »Todd Coleman
Pork Patty Breakfast Sandwich
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 »Denise Woodward/Chezus.com