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25 Sauces for Breakfast Sandwiches That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

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Sauces for Breakfast Sandwiches

Elevate your breakfast game with the perfect sauce for your sandwich. The right sauce can transform a simple sandwich into a delicious meal that leaves you craving more. From creamy spreads to spicy kicks, sauces bring new flavors and textures to each bite.

Consider trying hummus, pesto, or cheese sauce for a creamy, rich addition. Chipotle mayo and hot sauce can give your sandwich a spicy twist, while ranch and mustard offer zesty flavors.

With so many options, you can mix and match according to your taste preferences. Let’s dive into some simple recipes that will make your breakfast sandwiches unforgettable.

Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together in a heatproof bowl until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, but make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
  4. Slowly add the melted butter to the egg mixture, whisking constantly until the sauce thickens.
  5. Season with cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Serve warm over your breakfast sandwiches.

Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions


  1. Place the basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic cloves in a food processor.



  2. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped.



  3. With the processor running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream.



  4. Keep blending until the mixture is smooth.



  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



  6. Spread the prepared pesto on your breakfast sandwich for a fresh and savory flavor.


Sriracha Mayo

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine Ingredients: Add the mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, lemon juice, and salt into a small bowl.
  2. Mix Well: Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Adjust Flavor: Taste and add more sriracha, lemon juice, or salt as needed.
  4. Use or Store: Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Enjoy your spicy sriracha mayo on your favorite breakfast sandwich!

Tomato Chutney

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chili, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Add a dash of olive oil to a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, chili, and minced garlic to the pan.
  3. Gently fry until the onion mixture begins to soften.
  4. Stir in chopped tomatoes, sugar, red wine vinegar, and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Stir well and let simmer until thickened, about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Enjoy your homemade Tomato Chutney on your breakfast sandwich!

Garlic Butter

Ingredients:

  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • White pepper

Instructions:

  1. Grab a small saucepan and place it over medium heat.
  2. Sauté grated garlic cloves in a small amount of butter until the garlic softens and becomes fragrant.
  3. Add the remaining butter to the saucepan.
  4. Stir in garlic powder, salt, and a pinch of white pepper.
  5. Mix everything until the butter is melted and well combined.
  6. Use the garlic butter as a spread for your breakfast sandwiches.

Classic Mustard

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard, honey, and mayonnaise.
  2. Add the lemon juice to the mixture and stir well.
  3. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix everything thoroughly until smooth and creamy.
  5. Spread the mustard sauce on your breakfast sandwich and enjoy!

Honey Mustard

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, and honey.
  2. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
  3. Add lemon juice and mix in.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. If desired, stir in paprika.
  6. Continue whisking until the sauce is smooth and all ingredients are fully mixed.

Maple Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add mayonnaise, yellow mustard, maple syrup, and garlic powder to a bowl.
  2. Mix until the ingredients are combined evenly.
  3. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  4. Spread the sauce on your breakfast sandwich or store it in the refrigerator.

Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavor that maple syrup brings to your breakfast sandwich!

Salsa

A zesty salsa can give your breakfast sandwich a fantastic kick. It’s fresh, tangy, and pairs well with many ingredients. Here’s a simple salsa recipe to elevate your sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix well until evenly combined.
  3. Taste and adjust salt or lime juice as needed.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Adding this fresh salsa will bring a refreshing burst of flavor to your breakfast sandwich. Enjoy!

Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 Tbsp finely diced onion
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp TABASCO® Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, coarsely mash the avocado with a fork.
  2. Stir in the finely diced onion.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and TABASCO® Sauce.
  4. Add the mayo mixture to the mashed avocado.
  5. Season with salt, adjusting to your taste.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.

Aioli

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions


  1. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest, and pressed garlic.



  2. Whisk the mixture until it’s well blended and forms a pale yellow paste.



  3. Slowly pour the olive oil into the yolk mixture while continuing to whisk continuously.



  4. Keep whisking until the aioli thickens to your desired consistency.



  5. Add salt to taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.



  6. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate if not using immediately.


Chimichurri

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Chop the parsley, cilantro, and garlic in a food processor.
  2. Add the red wine vinegar and red pepper flakes.
  3. Gradually pour in the olive oil while the processor is running.
  4. Blend until it reaches a slightly chunky consistency.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Combine the chimichurri with mayonnaise if desired, spreading on your breakfast sandwich for extra flavor.

Harissa

Harissa is a spicy and flavorful paste that brings a kick to your breakfast sandwiches. It has a smoky and earthy taste which comes mainly from its ingredients like dried chilies and roasted red bell peppers. This versatile sauce is a fantastic way to enhance your morning meal.

Ingredients

  • Roasted red pepper
  • Dried chilies
  • Caraway seeds
  • Coriander seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice (optional)

Instructions


  1. Roast the red peppers: Turn your broiler on high. Place the red peppers under the heat source until their skin is blackened and they are soft, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the broiler, place them in a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let them cool, then peel and remove the seeds.



  2. Toast the spices: In a dry skillet, toast the caraway, coriander, and cumin seeds until fragrant. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes.



  3. Blend everything together: In a small food processor, add the roasted red peppers, toasted spices, dried chilies, garlic, and olive oil. Blend until smooth. If desired, add a bit of lemon juice for tanginess.



  4. Adjust consistency: If the paste is too thick, you can thin it out by adding more olive oil.


Use harissa as a spread on your breakfast sandwiches, or mix it with other sauces for an extra layer of flavor.

Tzatziki

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, grated or finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Optional: Fresh mint, chopped
  • Pinch of black or white pepper

Instructions:


  1. Place the grated cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to drain excess water.



  2. Squeeze out any remaining liquid from the cucumber using a cheesecloth or a towel.



  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and chopped dill.



  4. Add the drained cucumber to the mixture and stir well to combine.



  5. Season with a pinch of black or white pepper. Add fresh mint if you like.



  6. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Jam or Preserves

Jam or preserves can add a burst of sweet flavor to your breakfast sandwiches. They pair well with both sweet and savory ingredients, offering a delightful contrast.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Fresh or frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Pectin (optional)

Instructions:


  1. Prepare the berries: Wash and hull the berries. If you’re using larger fruits like strawberries, cut them into smaller pieces.



  2. Mix with sugar: Combine the berries and sugar in a large pot. Use about 1 cup of sugar for every 2 cups of berries.



  3. Add lemon juice: Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice to taste. This helps balance the sweetness.



  4. Cook the mixture: Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Bring it to a boil.



  5. Simmer and thicken: Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the mixture thickens. If you want it thicker, you can add pectin according to the package instructions.



  6. Store: Once thickened, let it cool. Pour the jam into sterilized jars and store in the refrigerator.


Add a spoonful of jam or preserves to your breakfast sandwich for a touch of sweetness that elevates the whole experience.

Cream Cheese

Ingredients:

  • Cream cheese (softened)
  • Fresh herbs (such as chives, dill, or parsley)
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Lemon zest or juice
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Honey (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Place softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add in fresh herbs, minced garlic, and lemon zest or juice.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. If desired, mix in a little honey for sweetness or hot sauce for a kick.
  5. Mix everything thoroughly until well combined.
  6. Spread the mixture on your breakfast sandwich.

Hummus

Ingredients:

  • Bread slices (sourdough or your favorite type)
  • Vegan butter (optional)
  • Vegan just egg or fried egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hummus
  • Fresh or pickled veggies (avocado, spinach, roasted bell pepper, carrot, pickled onions)

Instructions:


  1. Toast your bread slices using a toaster or oven.



  2. Optionally, spread a thin layer of vegan butter on the toasted bread.



  3. If using, cook the vegan just egg or fry an egg until fully cooked.



  4. Spread a generous amount of hummus on one slice of toasted bread.



  5. Place the vegan just egg or fried egg on top of the hummus-covered slice. Season with salt and pepper.



  6. Add fresh or pickled veggies of your choice, such as avocado, spinach, roasted bell pepper, carrot, and pickled onions.



  7. Top with the other slice of toasted bread. Enjoy your hummus breakfast sandwich!


Avocado Spread

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/8 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados using a potato masher or fork.
  2. Stir in the salt and lemon juice until well combined.
  3. Optionally, lightly toast your sliced bread with a small pat of butter until the edges are golden brown.

Enjoy your creamy, delicious avocado spread!

Bacon Jam

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside, leaving the fat in the skillet.
  2. Add the diced onion to the skillet and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Return the bacon to the skillet. Add apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, coffee, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar. Stir well.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30-40 minutes until thickened.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Let the jam cool slightly before transferring it to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy on your breakfast sandwiches!

Onion Jam

Ingredients:

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable stock or water

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter in a large pan over medium/low heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions and salt.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes until onions start to caramelize and turn amber.
  4. Add sugar and red wine vinegar to the pan.
  5. Stir well and reduce heat to low.
  6. Continue cooking for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens into a jam-like consistency.
  7. Add thyme leaves if using, and vegetable stock or water.
  8. Mix well and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and let it cool before using on your breakfast sandwich.

Enjoy your delicious onion jam!

Fruit Compote

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar (optional, based on sweetness of the fruit)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the fruit. If using strawberries, hull and slice them. Leave the smaller berries whole or halved.
  2. Heat the pan. Place a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and add the berries and lemon juice.
  3. Cook the compote. Let the mixture bubble for about 3-4 minutes. Reduce the heat slightly and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Mash occasionally. Use a spoon to press the berries gently, releasing their juices. Stir occasionally.
  5. Cool down. Remove from heat and let the compote cool. It will thicken as it cools.

Herb Butter

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter and minced garlic.
  2. Add the chopped parsley, thyme, and rosemary to the bowl.
  3. Mix well until all herbs are evenly distributed in the butter.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spread the herb butter on your favorite breakfast sandwich.

Enjoy your flavorful creation!

Spicy Ketchup

Spicy ketchup is a great way to add some heat and flavor to your breakfast sandwiches. It’s easy to make and can be adjusted to suit your taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1-2 tablespoons sriracha or hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for extra heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (optional for tang)

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix well until smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  5. Serve chilled or at room temperature on your breakfast sandwich.

Chipotle Mayo

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 small chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from the can)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Ingredients: Gather all your ingredients. If you prefer a milder flavor, start with fewer chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.
  2. Blend: Place the mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, lime juice, salt, sugar, and apple cider vinegar in a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend Until Smooth: Blend all the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Taste and Adjust: Taste your chipotle mayo. If you want more spice, add additional chipotle peppers or adobo sauce. For more tanginess, add extra lime juice.
  5. Store: Transfer the chipotle mayo to a container with a lid and refrigerate until you’re ready to use it. This will allow the flavors to meld together perfectly.

Enjoy your homemade chipotle mayo on your next breakfast sandwich!

Horseradish Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, horseradish, Dijon mustard, white vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. If you have time, cover the bowl and chill the sauce in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  4. Before serving, garnish with chopped chives if desired. Enjoy your horseradish sauce on your favorite breakfast sandwich!
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