Great ideas for the breakfast staple.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017

A toasted English muffin, with its butter-caressing nooks and crannies, is a perfect simple breakfast. But if you happen to find yourself tiring of it, don’t let the rest of the plastic sleeve go to waste. Here, five great ideas for how to use English muffins that go way beyond toast.

1. English Muffin Caesar Salad

Toasted and garlic-rubbed cubes of English muffins make delicious croutons for a classic Caesar salad.

2. Golden Onion Cheeseburgers with Caper Mayonnaise

English muffins make fantastic cheeseburger buns.

3. Borough Market Grilled Cheese

Those nooks and crannies aren’t just good for catching butter or jam. They’re also great for collecting gooey pockets of cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich.

4. Nook and Cranny Breakfast Sandwich Bread Pudding


This savory bread budding combines all the classic breakfast sandwich ingredients—English muffins, bacon, egg and cheese—into a hearty brunch dish.

5. Pasta with English Muffin Crumbs

Toss spaghetti with a lemony sauce, almonds, garlic, anchovy past and English muffin crumbs for crunch.