Morningstar Farms Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches Review

Morningstar Farms Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

Morningstar Farms makes some killer vegetarian breakfast sausages (as well as some of our favorite faux chicken nuggets). We’re pretty familiar with their line of frozen meat substitutes, so we were quite surprised to discover the Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches. We didn’t know Morningstar Farms had breakfast sandwiches in their lineup!

So of course we were quick to toss a box of these into our shopping cart at the grocery store, then head home to gobble these up as soon as we could.

These breakfast sandwiches come four in a box, and each is individually wrapped so it’s easy to eat just one at a time. And the box has a nice tab like a cereal box top, so you can keep the remaining sandwiches in the freezer without tossing out the box.

Morningstar Farms Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

These are designed to be heated in the microwave, and the cooking process is pretty simple. Just unwrap a sandwich, stick it on top a folded paper towel, then pop it into the microwave for a minute and a half. When it’s early in the morning and we haven’t had our coffee yet, we definitely appreciate simple cooking instructions.

Morningstar Farms is a company that definitely knows how to make killer vegetarian-friendly sausage (as evidenced by their sausage links), and that is no less true here. The sausage patty is the star of this breakfast sandwich show. It has an authentic flavor and texture, with a little bit of kick to it. If they don’t prod and poke at it too much, you could probably convince your non-vegetarian friends that they’re eating real meat.

The flatbread is pretty good too. It doesn’t get soggy, like you might expect it to — it holds its consistency quite well. It also has a pretty decent wheaty flavor that’s just right for this sandwich.

The egg patty is a little thinner than we’d have liked, but it tastes just fine. We are a bit disappointed by the cheese, however. After a minute and a half in the microwave,┬áit kind of looks like it was simply painted onto the bun. There’s not enough of it to really lend that cheesy flavor to the sandwich, and it also lacks that gooey quality of a thick slice of melted cheese.

One sandwich contains 210 calories (70 from fat), and these are designed to be eaten one at a time. However, we do think that two sandwiches is the ideal portion size, which sends that to 420 calories (and 140 from fat). This makes them a little above the ideal calorie count for a light breakfast, but it still isn’t all that bad. There is 620 mg of sodium per sandwich, and that’s the part that really makes the difference here. Two sandwiches will be worth 1,240 mg of sodium, which is quite a lot.

Morningstar Farms Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches are a lovely breakfast treat. They do have some flaws — our biggest complaint is that the cheese is a bit lackluster — but the sandwich as a whole is actually pretty darn tasty. We don’t think a box of these will last long in the freezer before your family eats up every last one.

And if you like these, you should also check out Sweet Earth’s Farmstand line of breakfast sandwiches, which are very good.

If you want to learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in these frozen breakfast sandwiches, check out our package scan below.

Morningstar Farms Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches