McDonald's reveals recipe for iconic Sausage and Egg McMuffin for you to make in lockdown

Publish Date
Friday, 3 April 2020, 2:51PM

It’s official, we’re missing Maccas.

Due to Covid-19, New Zealand has been in self-isolation lockdown since the 26th of March, which means we have all been deprived of our favourite fast-food staples for well over a week now.

We can no longer just go on an early morning trip to the Drive-Thru to get a delicious McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin.

Luckily for us, McDonald’s have shared a recipe card to allow us all to make the signature breakfast muffin from the comfort of our own homes with ingredients we’re all likely to already have in our cupboards.

You'll just need English muffins, sausage meat, eggs, American cheese slices and potato.

You can then assemble your McMuffin using the following method. There's even a recipe for a hash brown to have on the side, should you feel so inclined.

How to make a sausage and egg McMuffin at home:

English muffin

Toast this until golden brown.

Sausage meat - 75g

Season with a pinch of salt and pepper then shape into balls. Flatten into patty shapes and cook under a pre-heated grill for six to seven minutes on each side (or as per instructions on packaging).


Brush the inside of a metal ring with a little oil and place in a small frying pan. Pour in just enough water to cover the base then bring to the boil. Crack the eggs into the rings, cover the pan and cook for two to three minutes.

American Cheese Slice

Assemble your McMuffin by layering the patty and egg on top of a slice of cheese.


To make a hash brown, grate the potato into a bowl. Mix in an egg then season with salt and pepper. Heat a glug of oil in a pan then add a spoonful of the mix. Flatten and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Always refer to cooking instructions provided on manufacturers' packaging, and check food is piping hot throughout before serving, ensuring no pink meat remains before serving.

And if you’re more of bacon McMuffin kind of person, simply swap out the sausage meat for a thick juice piece of Canadian bacon.

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