Breakfast Sandwiches with Leeks, Brie, and Avocado

If you could only eat five different food items the rest of your life, what would they be? I used to mull this over regularly with one of my friends growing up – it just seemed like the worst situation ever and I was even a pretty picky eater then! I can’t remember all the items on my list, but I know pizza made the cut. It still does actually, I can definitely imagine eating it almost every day, just like sushi, which would also now be in my top five. For breakfast, I’d have to go with eggs and more specifically my very favorite morning item – breakfast sandwiches! They are so satisfying that I have them every weekend and some nights for dinner too.

You don’t really need a recipe for breakfast sandwiches, but I made a version I really enjoyed the other weekend and wanted to share. The title says it all in this case. I scrambled my eggs with turkey bacon, leeks, avocado, and brie, and piled the mixture high atop a few English muffins. Mmm, so good!

Breakfast Sandwiches with Leeks, Brie, and Avocado
Printable Recipe

1 teaspoon canola oil
2 slices turkey bacon, chopped
1/3 cup chopped leeks, white and light green parts only
4 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
1 1/2 ounces brie, chopped
2 whole wheat English muffins, split and toasted

Heat canola oil over medium heat in a medium nonstick skillet. Add turkey bacon to the skillet and sauté for 5 minutes or until crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and add leeks; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, and salt together in a small bowl. Place eggs in a small greased nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook until eggs are set, stirring frequently, about 4 minutes. Mix in cooked turkey bacon and leeks, avocado, and brie. Pile egg mixture evenly on bottom half of the muffins. Cover with top halves of muffins. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition: 453 calories, 25.7g fat, 6.2g fiber, 25.8g protein per serving
Cost: $1.68 per serving

29 Responses to Breakfast Sandwiches with Leeks, Brie, and Avocado

  1. I love making breakfast sandwiches on the weekend. In fact, I made one this Saturday with scrambled egg whites, cheddar cheese and smoked salmon with slices of bacon on an everything bagel. Yum!

  2. I love the combo you came up with. Mmm… brie. This weekend I made buttermilk biscuits intending to make breakfast sandwiches but left them on the side and plated poached eggs over a pile of yellow tomatoes and steamed spinach.

  3. Kerstin, your breakfast sandwich looks delicious, scramble eggs with all the yummie ingredients…I think I could have one right now. Have a good one :-)

  4. Oooo this sounds fantastic! Brie is definitely on my “five things” bucket list…I can’t imagine life without it.

    You definitely took regular old breakfast sandwiches up a notch with these babies!

  5. Well slap brie on anything and I can eat it for the rest of my life!! But I love that you included leeks in this…something I’ve never really tried before.

  6. eggs are definitely on my list too :) although i can’t say i’ve tried it with brie… must do that soon! i can be boring with my egg sandwiches, i’m easily pleased, but i should branch out :)

  7. I guess mine would have to be bacon cheeseburgers, chicken fried steak/ fried chicken/ fried fish, breakfast tacos, fish tacos and meatballs.

    Although this sandwich is a serious contender.

  8. Fantastic dear, and very ‘on trend’ as elevated breakfast sandwiches are so in right now and this flavor combo sounds fantastic. I must admit I’m not sure I would have thought to put avocado and brie together, but the marriage sounds inspired.

  9. eggs are definitely in contention for one of my top five foods–after all, they’re incredible and edible! :) LOVE the avocado-brie pairing here. tasty work!

  10. Thanks everyone! I wish I was enjoying one of these right now :)

    Michelle – Yum, that sounds fantastic! I love how many variations are possible.

    Megan – Mmm, now I’m craving biscuits! They are actually my very favorite bread to use for breakfast sammies!

    Blond Duck – Yay, I’m glad someone played along :)

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