March 24, 2012

Pioneer Woman's Make-Ahead Muffin Melts

Have you guys all picked yourself up a copy of Pioneer Woman's New Cookbook?  I loved her first cookbook and I have almost made every recipe in it!  I couldn't wait for hew new book to come out.  I tried to talk my local Costco lady into giving me one early.  I even told her I would pay her double - ha ha, but she didn't think that was very funny.  So, I was first in line the day it came out.  

I have made these muffin melts before, but I had forgotten about them, so I was glad to see them in her new book.  It reminded me I needed to make them again.  
You can make the spread the night before, keep it in the fridge, then just spread it on the English Muffins and broil them when you are ready to eat!

These are the perfect thing to make with all those EASTER eggs you will have! 
Make-Ahead Muffin Melts
12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and roughly chopped
2 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1 c. (real) Mayonnaise (I use light)
1 heaping Tbl. Dijon mustard, or to taste
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
6 English muffins, split and toasted

Combine the crumbled bacon, chopped eggs, cheese and the Mayonnaise in a bowl.  Next, add the Dijon, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce.  Fold all the ingredients together and give it a taste.  Add more of whatever you think it needs, if needed.  Preheat your oven's broiler to low.  Spread a good amount of the spread on the halved toasted English muffins.  Place them on a baking sheet and broil until the topping is hot and the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.  Be careful not to burn them.  Serve.  Makes 12 melts.   

-Add some finely diced onion and/or bell pepper
-Use Pepper Jack cheese instead of Cheddar
-Toast on a bagel half instead of an English muffin
-Spread on sandwich bread and add lettuce and tomato for a twist on egg salad  

Jenn's Notes: I have used both full-fat and light Mayo and I think the light tastes just as good. They are good topped with salsa or green salsa.


  1. What a great idea! I will make some of this filling up to have on hand for "breakfast for one". I will reduce the amount of filling I make, since I cook for one. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Jenn, these sound delicious. I love to visit here.I always leave with something I can take back to my own kitchen. I hope you have a great day.Blessings...Mary

  3. This looks sooo yummy! New linky follower here!

  4. Isn't The Pioneer Woman amazing?! I still need to pick up her new cookbook... I know, I know, I'm crazy! These sound amazing!

  5. Anyway you could make these before the baking part and freeze them? I'm making meals for the freezer for upcoming baby. i know bagels or muffins would freeze well... just not sure about the eggs/mayo.... maybe just best to cook the bacon and freeze it so the mixture can be made quick?