Italian-Style Breakfast Sandwiches

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When I worked at my parents’ deli years ago, we toyed with the idea of serving breakfast to expand our menu. It never came to be, but we experimented with different recipes and menu items, and this was one of them. Egg, pesto mayo, provolone cheese and egg. Of coarse, I added savory pork sausage patties and fresh arugula, but these sandwiches are pretty much what we were going to serve.

Italian Style Breakfast Sandwiches | simplywhisked.com

And, they’re delicious.

Italian Style Breakfast Sandwiches | simplywhisked.com

But, guess what. The eggs are cooked in the microwave. Yes. The microwave. While the sausage patties are cooking, I put one egg into a cooking-spray coated soufflé cup with a splash of milk and a slice of cheese (you can cut the cheese to size using the cup before you add the egg) and pop it into the microwave for 1 minute. When it’s done, I let it rest for a minute before popping it right out. It makes a perfectly-sized egg patty for a sandwich, and the cheese is already melted.

Italian Style Breakfast Sandwiches | simplywhisked.com

Then it’s all about assembling the sandwiches. Bread, pesto mayo, tomato, egg, sausage, arugula, and more bread. Then you win at breakfast. I mean, just look at that sandwich. It doesn’t get much better.

Italian Style Breakfast Sandwiches | simplywhisked.com

You can also make these sandwiches with a fried egg. I tried it, and it’s just as delicious, especially if you like a runny yolk.


Italian-Style Breakfast Sandwiches

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


For the pesto sauce:

For the sandwiches:


  • Soufflé dish or small bowl


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the pesto and mayonnaise until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage patties for 8 – 10 minutes, or until patties reach 165˚F, turning once. Remove from heat.
  3. While sausage patties are cooking, prepare eggs. In a soufflé dish or small bowl, whisk one egg with 1 tablespoon milk and salt & pepper. Microwave 1 minute. Let cool before removing from dish. Repeat for remaining eggs.
  4. To assemble sandwiches, layer each bun with pesto sauce, tomato slice, egg patty, sausage patty, and arugula.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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  • Reply
    Rachel @ Bakerita
    April 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Oh heck yes, this is definitely a great way to make morning MUCH better! Those patties look delicious – I’ve got to try these! Love that you added pesto. Yum!

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