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Sausage Muffins For The Holidays

Updated on December 7, 2012

Moist and delicious, cheesy sausage muffins.

Delicious Make Ahead Breakfast For Christmas Morning

Never miss another exciting morning of gift sharing and play. These muffins are a hearty start to the day and a perfect accompaniment to hot chocolate or your favorite coffee.

While I wouldn't make these an every weekend breakfast item, they are an excellent breakfast treat for the holidays. I make them the day before so we can just warm them in the oven, wrapped in foil, or in the microwave for about 25 seconds.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 48 min
Yields: 12 Muffins
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 258
Calories from Fat162
% Daily Value *
Fat 18 g28%
Saturated fat 10 g50%
Unsaturated fat 8 g
Carbohydrates 13 g4%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 83 mg28%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour, I use unbleached for a better flavor
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese, If you want a sharp cheese flavor use sharp cheddar. I used medium white.
  • 1/4 cup Thinly sliced green onions, white and green parts
  • 1/2 pound Any Bulk Sausage, I used a mile Italian
  • 14 ounce package sliced Finely Chopped Sauteed Mushrooms, I like baby portabella, more flavor packed
  • 2/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 large Eggs, Lightly beaten
  • 1 cube Melted Butter
  • To Taste Freshly Ground Pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Butter the muffin cups well.
  2. Cook sausage until done, crumbling as you cook it. When sausage is done remove to a paper plate with a slotted spoon and add finely diced mushrooms to sausage fat and cook until done and aromatic, about 5 minutes. Add to sausage and let cool.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. Mix well with a fork or spoon. Add grated cheese a little at a time coating with flour.
  4. Melt butter, on low heat, in the sausage/mushroom pan, add milk to cool then whisk in eggs.
  5. Mix cooled sausage and mushrooms to flour/cheese mixture.
  6. Add butter, egg, milk mixture to bowl and stir until just mixed.
  7. Spoon 1/2 cup into each of 12 well buttered muffin cups. I use a non stick muffin pan that holds 12 muffins. I never use paper cups.
  8. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown.

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      tigerbaby777 5 years ago from Nampa

      Thank you so much Rebecca! My family really enjoys the treat and I hope yours will too. It's become a traditional breakfast at Christmas for us, but they would be great any day!

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These sausage muffins sound delightful. We always make sausage cheese balls, but I am more than willing to try something new, like these!

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      tigerbaby777 5 years ago from Nampa

      Thank you frogyfish, I love them! It makes a lovely warm treat to go with the joy of the holidays.

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Umm-m these sound delicious, as I love mushrooms and sausage. I like the fact you can make them ahead of time too. Thank you so much for sharing this; I'll want to try these.

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      tigerbaby777 5 years ago from Nampa

      Thank you Heather, I hope you enjoy them! I'm making them tomorrow night to take to my son's house Christmas morning. I can't wait!!!

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      Heather Adams 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      tigerbaby - this recipe sounds so good! We always want a quick-prep breakfast on Christmas, and this would give us all the energy we need to open presents! Thanks for sharing.

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      tigerbaby777 5 years ago from Nampa

      Thank you! Me too, but only once or twice a year! Very rich and full of calories.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Looks yummy! i love sausage muffins.