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This Clever Breakfast Hack Went Viral For All The Right Reasons

This genius-level breakfast hack will save you tons of time and effort in the mornings!

Whether you’ve read about it in the news or were curious enough to set up an account for yourself, almost everyone has probably heard of TikTok at this point! This popular app allows users to create and share 60-second videos, which may feature anything from viral dance routines to quick and easy hacks.

The reason I bring it up is because a TikTok video provided the inspiration for today’s blog post! The video in question showed a super simple method for making a quick and easy breakfast sandwich, and the idea was so brilliant that I just had to share it with all of you!

The technique is as easy as corralling your ingredients, pan-frying, stacking, and chowing down. And while the sandwich in the video I saw was limited to eggs, meat, and cheese, there’s no reason you couldn’t add some veggies, a dash of hot sauce, or anything else you typically like on a breakfast sandwich to yours!

I’ve provided all of the simple instructions for you below so you can give it a try for yourself—no TikTok account or dance moves required! 😉

How To Make A One-Pan Breakfast Sandwich (à la TikTok)


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1-2 slices of cheese (optional)
  • Cooked breakfast meat of your choice* (optional)

*Note: You could cook your breakfast meat before making your sandwich, or you could use pre-cooked meat to make it even easier! Pre-cooked bacon is a good option, or you could quickly heat up your favorite frozen breakfast sausage in the microwave.


Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-low heat and spray with cooking spray. Beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper, then pour the eggs evenly across the surface of your pan.

Right away, place a slice of bread in the egg mixture to moisten it, then flip the slice of bread. Repeat with the second slice of bread.

Once the egg is just barely set (it will only take a minute or so), flip the whole thing over—the eggs and both slices of bread. You may need to use a spatula to loosen the eggs from the surface of the pan before flipping them.

After flipping, it’s time to layer on your other ingredients! Place a slice of cheese, your cooked meat, and any other toppings onto one of the slices of bread. Fold in the bits of egg hanging off the outer edges of the bread as well so that everything is piled on the bread.

Finally, assemble the sandwich by flipping the uncovered piece of bread onto the one with the piece with the meat, cheese and other toppings. Let the sandwich cook this way until both sides are browned and delicious, then dig in!

This breakfast sandwich couldn’t be easier to make, and I only wish I’d known about it back when I had a house full of hungry kids! The sandwiches are tasty, customizable, and there’s very little mess to clean up afterward, so it’s a great time-saver too! Thanks TikTok! 🙂

Looking for more creative breakfast shortcuts? Try making breakfast quesadillas in your waffle maker, or check out these unexpected things you can do with eggs!

What’s your favorite quick and easy breakfast?

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