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25 Best Egg Sandwich Toppings

Egg sandwiches are a delicious and easy way to start the day.

Whether you are using scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, or fried eggs, there are so many ways that you can take your sandwich to the next level.

If you’re looking for ideas on egg sandwich toppings, then you are in the right place.

I’m sharing 25 of my favorite egg sandwich toppings including cheeses, vegetables, sauces, and more.

So go ahead and try one (or all!) of these egg sandwich toppings to make your breakfast even more delicious!

Egg Sandwich

25 Best Egg Sandwich Toppings

Egg sandwiches are a delicious and easy meal, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with new topping ideas.

Here are twenty-five great toppings for your next egg sandwich that will make it even more delicious:

1. Romaine Lettuce

egg salad sandwich with Romaine Lettuce

Crispy, crunchy romaine lettuce adds a refreshing texture and some healthy nutrition to your sandwich.

This green leafy vegetable is packed with vitamins as well as fiber, potassium, and magnesium. For an extra layer of flavor try adding other greens like baby kale or spring mix lettuce.

2. Turkey Bacon

Turkey Bacon Egg Sandwich

Always a breakfast favorite but healthier than traditional bacon due to its much lower fat content – you can achieve the smoky meat taste you crave while still maintaining most of the nutritional benefits found in leaner meats like turkey breast.

And if you’re feeling really brave why not cook it up on the stovetop for some delicious crispiness?

3. Pepper Jack Cheese

Grilled Pepper Jack Cheese Sandwich with Egg and Ham

Spicy yet creamy pepper jack cheese provides that yummy cheesy goodness we all know and love without leaving you stuffed with too much dairy fat – perfect if you’re looking for something more subtle yet flavorful to go along with those eggs!

It melts easily so be sure to slice it pretty thin when preparing your morning meal.

4. Avocado Slices

Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

Avocados pair perfectly with eggs and have become a popular egg sandwich topping for good reason. It adds an extra level of flavor and creaminess to the sandwich that is simply irresistible.

To add avocado slices, it’s best to begin by removing the pit and slicing the flesh into thin pieces.

Place these on top of your sandwich before adding any other toppings; they will provide moisture and ensure your sandwich doesn’t dry out too quickly.

5. Tomato Slices

Egg-and-Tomato Breakfast Sandwich

Tomatoes are a classic choice when it comes to egg sandwiches because they help cut through the richness of the eggs, providing balance in flavor and texture. Slice up some juicy tomatoes, making sure not to over-slice their delicate skin, then layer them onto your eggs before serving or tucking away for later!

6. Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions and Egg Sandwich

Sweet caramelized onions make a great addition to breakfast sandwiches as they bring out all sorts of delicious flavors from any ingredients you pair them with!

The trick here is to cook them low and slow so that sugar can break down in time giving you those beautiful golden brown colors plus rich umami flavor at its best.

Simply sauté onions until tender (takes about 20 minutes), season with salt + pepper + herbs for more taste if desired, and let cool slightly before adding them to your egg sandwiches!

7. Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon and Egg Sandwich

Add salty, delicate smokiness to your egg sandwich with smoked salmon. Paired with a runny egg yolk and some cream cheese this flavor combination is sure to leave you satisfied in the morning.

8. Spinach Leaves

egg sandwich with Spinach Leaves

Balance out the richness of creamy scrambled eggs by adding fresh spinach leaves. They add texture and flavor to brighten up any breakfast sandwich!

9. Sriracha Sauce

Give your morning meal an extra kick of heat with a few dashes of Sriracha sauce. This will make for a delicious spicy egg sandwich experience like no other!

10. Roasted Red Peppers

Roasting red peppers brings out their sweet, smoky flavor and gives them an irresistibly soft texture. Adding these to your egg sandwich will add a burst of color, along with a hint of sweetness and some extra crunch.

11. Sliced Ham

ham and egg sandwich

For some added protein to your morning meal, try adding slices of ham to the eggs. Not only will the salty flavor complement the rich taste of the eggs, but it’ll also fill you up for longer so that you don’t get hungry before lunchtime.

12. Sliced Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Yet another great topping for your egg sandwich is sliced mushrooms! Rich in vitamins and minerals, mushrooms provide a delicious earthy flavor that pairs well with savory breakfast foods like eggs. They also cook really quickly which makes them ideal as a last-minute topping option if you need something quick!

13. Chopped Fresh Herbs (such as parsley, chives, or basil)

fresh herbs chopped

A sprinkle of freshly chopped herbs can give your egg sandwich an unexpected and delightful burst of flavor. These herbs also add a lovely splash of color to the plate. Try adding them on top just before serving so they don’t wilt in the heat.

14. Guacamole

Who says you can’t enjoy guacamole for breakfast? For a nutrient-packed topping that is delicious and creamy, try dolloping some guacamole atop your egg sandwich. Avocados are high in healthy fats and provide a generous helping of vitamins and minerals.

15. Sliced Jalapenos

Jalapeños slices

If you’re looking to give your morning meal an extra kick, look no further than sliced jalapeno peppers! Just one pepper adds enough heat without being overbearing—perfect for those who want just enough spice with their breakfast sandwiches. Plus, these green guys are surprisingly full of vitamin C too!

16. Feta Cheese

Feta Cheese

Feta cheese adds a salty and slightly tangy flavor to an egg sandwich. It also provides an interesting texture, as the feta crumbles when it melts on top of the egg. Feta is a great alternative for those who don’t like the taste of more traditional breakfast cheeses like cheddar or Swiss.

17. Hummus

Adding hummus to your egg sandwich is a great way to add some extra protein and veggies to your meal. Not only does it provide flavor, but it can serve as a delicious spread instead of butter or mayonnaise and brings added crunch with each bite thanks to its toppings such as tomatoes, red onion slices, or cucumber slices.

18. Red Onion Slices

Egg Sandwiches with Onion

Tart yet sweet red onions make for the perfect topping on an egg sandwich! Red onions are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which makes them extremely nutritious when combined with other ingredients in an egg sandwich such s feta cheese and hummus.

They also provide unexpected crunch which enhances both the texture and flavor profile of this delicious breakfast option!

19. Sliced Cucumbers

Egg, Cucumber and Chip Sandwiches

Sliced cucumbers are the perfect topping for an egg sandwich, as they add the right amount of crunchy texture without overwhelming the other flavors. When sliced thin, they also bring a subtly sweet and salty flavor that pairs deliciously with eggs and bread.

20. Pesto

Spice up your egg sandwich by adding some pesto! Pesto offers up a punch of flavor that can easily enliven any dish it touches. Spread generously over warm scrambled eggs to give them extra depth and top off your sandwich for an added kick!

21. Arugula Leaves

Open Faced Egg Sandwiches with Arugula Salad

Arugula leaves are full of peppery taste and nutritive value – making them ideal toppings for your egg sandwiches. Toss in a handful atop the finished product for color contrast, a unique mix of textures, plus its rich superfoods nutrients like calcium, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, folic acid, and more!

22. Sliced Prosciutto

Open-Faced Prosciutto and Egg Sandwich

For a protein-packed, salty topping, look no further than Italian prosciutto. This cured ham adds an incredible flavor and texture to any egg sandwich. Best served at room temperature or slightly warmed up by pan frying it.

23. Goat Cheese

Egg, Greens and Goat Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Adding goat cheese for its soft texture and mild taste is the perfect way to balance out your egg sandwich. Spread this creamy cheese on warm toast for the best results!

24. Dijon Mustard

This French condiment is just what you need to put some life back into your morning breakfast routine! We love adding a touch of dijon mustard to our egg sandwiches as it livens up the overall flavor profile without being too overpowering.

25. Sliced Green Bell Pepper

For an added crunch in each bite, green bell peppers are a great option! Slice off thin pieces of this colorful vegetable and layer them onto your eggs before folding over the top half – you won’t regret it!

FAQ

What goes well with an egg sandwich?

Light side dishes pair wonderfully with a classic egg sandwich.

If you are looking for something simple and quick, try adding some lightly dressed greens like shredded lettuce or spinach to your sandwich. Adding an acidic element, like diced tomatoes, further enhances the flavors of the sandwich without weighing it down too much.

For an even lighter accompaniment that packs a punch of flavor, include sliced cucumbers and pickles in your recipe. They’re crunchy enough to give your sandwich texture while providing a subtle tartness alongside all the savory notes from the eggs and cheese.

If you want something heartier on the side but still don’t want to go overboard with additional calories, enjoy roasted potatoes or freshly cooked fries as your side dish. Roasted sweet potatoes are also particularly delicious when paired with eggs!

How to spice up an egg sandwich?

Goat cheese adds a unique and tangy complexity to the otherwise classic egg sandwich. This type of cheese is creamy, crumbly, and soft in texture, making it perfect for spreading on bread and soaking up the flavor of eggs. In addition, its strong flavor stands out against other ingredients such as mayonnaise or bacon.

When building an egg sandwich with goat cheese, make sure you use a high-quality product so that its taste doesn’t overpower the rest of your sandwich components. Choose one made from 100% pure goat’s milk for the best results.

To put together an egg sandwich with goat cheese:

Start by buttering both sides of two slices of your favorite bread then add a layer of pesto or spreadable herb cream cheese onto one side plus thinly sliced tomato onto both sides if desired (for extra moisture).

Meanwhile, scramble some eggs in a pan over medium-low heat until almost done- add salt & pepper plus herbs like chives on top if desired- then stir in a little crumbled goat cheese off the heat before transferring to a plate. Place eggs on the bottom slice then top with the remaining piece of bread & enjoy!

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, egg sandwiches are a delicious and nutritious way to start your day.

The best egg sandwich toppings are romaine lettuce, turkey bacon, pepper jack cheese, avocado slices, tomato slices, caramelized onions, smoked salmon, spinach leaves, Sriracha sauce, roasted red peppers, sliced ham, sliced mushrooms, and chopped fresh herbs.

These toppings provide the perfect balance of flavor, texture, and nutrition to make your egg sandwich one to remember. With these topping options, you’ll never run out of ideas for making an egg sandwich that’s both delicious and satisfying.

Egg Sandwich

25 Best Egg Sandwich Toppings

I'm always looking for new and creative ways to make my breakfast sandwiches more delicious. That's why I'm excited to share my top 25 egg sandwich toppings. From classic ingredients like lettuce and cheese to more unique options like roasted red peppers and hummus, this roundup is full of tasty topping ideas to make your egg sandwich truly stand out.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sandwich, Toppings
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 311 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Turkey Bacon
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Avocado Slices
  • Tomato Slices
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Spinach Leaves
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Sliced Ham
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Chopped Fresh Herbs (such as parsley, chives, or basil)
  • Guacamole
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Feta Cheese
  • Hummus
  • Red Onion Slices
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Pesto
  • Arugula Leaves
  • Sliced Prosciutto
  • Goat Cheese
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Sliced Green Bell Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Select your favorite egg sandwich toppings from this article.
  • Prepare the toppings according to your preference.
  • Prep a delicious egg sandwich in 30 minutes or less.
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