Sheet Pan English Breakfast

Total cooking time is about 45 minutes with ingredients added to the sheet pan progressively. Ingredients can be grouped together or mixed; whichever feels easiest to you as you make the dish.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork or chicken sausage (preferably links weighing 6-8 ounces each)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 to 10 ounces baby cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 whole sprigs fresh thyme
  • Toast, to serve

Method

1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Rub sheet pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to prevent the food from sticking.

2 Begin cooking the sausage: Arrange sausage links on the sheet pan and cook for 15 minutes.

3 Flip the sausage and add the tomatoes: Remove sheet pan from the oven and using tongs. Add the grape tomatoes, cut side up and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Return to oven and bake for another 15 minutes.

Full English Breakfast on a Sheet Pan roast the sausages and tomatoes

4 Meanwhile, prep the remaining ingredients. Toss the mushrooms with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper, and set aside. Drain and rinse pinto beans and stir them together with brown sugar, ketchup, and barbecue sauce. Transfer beans to a small oven-safe skillet or dish.

Traditional English Breakfast on a Sheet Pan

5 Pour off liquid and add the mushrooms. Remove the sheet pan from the oven (at this point, the sausages have been cooking for 30 minutes and the tomatoes for 15 minutes). If there is a lot of liquid on the sheet pan, carefully pour off the liquid; do not stir the tomatoes (they tend to fall apart if stirred and are better left alone).

Add prepared mushrooms to the sheet pan and return to the oven.

Sheetpan English Breakfast add the mushrooms

6 Add the beans and the eggs. After 15 more minutes (40-45 total minutes of baking), remove the sheet pan and again drain off any excess liquid. Flip the sausages again, but the other ingredients can be left alone.

Clear a little space on the sheet pan and nestle the dish of beans inside. (Alternatively, if you’re running out of space, you can bake the beans on a separate oven rack.)

Make four little pockets of space on the sheet pan for the eggs. Drizzle a tiny amount of oil in each area and crack in eggs. Place the fresh thyme sprigs here and there over the ingredients.

Traditional English Breakfast on a Sheet Pan

7 Bake the eggs: Bake for a final 5 minutes, just until the whites of the eggs set. (If you want the eggs cooked through with hard yolks, bake them for 8 minutes total.)

While the eggs bake, make the toast.

8 Season and serve: Remove sheet pan from the oven and allow to cool briefly. Sprinkle everything with salt and pepper. Slice sausage and divide between plates. Serve with beans, roasted tomatoes and mushrooms, eggs, and crispy toast.

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Comments

  • Corinne

    Loved it minus baking the eggs. I’ll try my eggs in a pan next time, but otherwise this was easy, filling and fresh. Thanks!

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  • Alexi

    Big fans of the full English over here; I couldn’t believe how well it came out. I didn’t bother chopping the tomatoes and put them in at the same time as the mushrooms. Plus, used a pan liner and imported Heinz baked beans. Will definitely use this method again!

    xxxxxyyyyy

  • Christine

    What a fabulous idea this was!! I used Trade Joe’s bangers and baked beans. I also roasted everything at 500 instead of 400 which sped up the cooking significantly. Lastly, I lined my pan with parchment paper, which I do with all sheet pan meals, because life is too short to scrub pans. I served this with a nice pot of milky tea and toast made from Irish Soda bread from this site. It was a brilliant meal.

    xxxxxyyyyy

  • George Smith

    Chicken sausage!! never in a million years would you have this in Britain, and you forgot the Black Pudding.

    ps Full Scottish and Full Welsh are not much different

  • Sandy S

    This is a great idea! Thanks for the pics and How To’s. Will give it a try in my toaster oven.

  • Dr Martin Huang

    Seems like a pretty good meal for 2-3 pax!
    Will give it a try someday! I might toss in some hams as well and perhaps few slices of luncheon meat.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Peter

    I appreciate the concept. I think I’d have to cook bacon separately, and I would fry the bread in the pan with the bacon fat rather than the toast….but it’s definitely an interesting idea with less clean up.

    I tend to use this https://www.amazon.com/OUNONA-NonStick-Divided-Sectional-Skillet/dp/B078RR4RWH/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1520802250&sr=8-5&keywords=sectional+frying+pan&dpID=41649XsWTZL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    But I will give your method a try.