Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Copycat Egg McMuffin

Calories: 258
Copycat Egg McMuffin

Nothing revolutionary here. But it beats the drive-through version. I keep this in my breakfast line up because it's a tasty, quick option for busy work-day mornings. Not much of a recipe... just an idea. 


I got light English muffins for 2 SmartPoints at Shoprite. If you have trouble locating them at your local grocery store, you may need to adjust the Points value for this recipe based on the English muffin you use. The Velveeta cheese slices are 1 SmartPoint each (all plans). Canadian bacon is 1 SmartPoints for 3 slices (all plans), but only 1 slice is used here.


To reduce Points or calories for the plan you are following, perhaps you can use egg whites instead of a whole egg, or omit the Canadian bacon or cheese.


Recipe makes 1 sandwich. 


Yield/Servings: 1 Serving Size: 1 sandwich Total Cook/Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 1 Light English Muffin (2 SmartPoints)
  • 1 slice Canadian Bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice Velveeta cheese (individual wrapped slices)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Other items needed:
  • 3" round cookie cutter
  • cooking spray


See video for quick assembly demonstration using a 3" cookie cutter to keep the egg in a round shape.

Toast a light English muffin and set aside.

Preheat a pan on the stovetop for about 2 minutes (medium heat)

Spray the pan and the cookie cutter with cooking spray

Place the cookie cutter on the hot pan, then crack the egg inside the cooking cutter .

Cover the pan with a lid.

Cook for about 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside.

Heat the Canadian bacon - about 1 minute per side.

Assemble the English muffin with the cheese, egg and Canadian bacon.


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