Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  253
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  26 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  32 mg
  • Sodium  591 mg
  • Potassium  218 mg
  • Phosphorus  158 mg
  • Calcium  174 mg
  • Fiber  2.0 g

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

For people on a kidney diet you can skip the drive-thru and still get all the flavor by making your breakfast at home. This recipe for Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich by DaVita renal dietitian, Sara from California, lets you enjoy a hearty and tasty breakfast that is lower in sodium, potassium and phosphorus than what you would get at a restaurant.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 1     Serving size: 1 sandwich


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup liquid low-cholesterol egg substitute
  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 turkey sausage patty
  • 1 tablespoon shredded natural sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In a small skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, pour egg product and cook over medium low heat. When egg appears almost cooked through, turn over with a spatula and cook additional 30 seconds.
  2. Toast English muffin.
  3. Place turkey sausage patty on a plate, cover with a paper towel and cook in the microwave for 1 minute or the time recommended on package.
  4. Assemble cooked egg on English muffin (fold to fit muffin). Top with sausage patty, then sharp cheddar cheese and remaining muffin half.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For comparison, a fast food sausage egg sandwich contains 800 to 1,135 mg sodium, 280 mg phosphorus, 30 grams fat and 255 mg cholesterol.
  • Replacing egg with low-cholesterol egg product helps reduce phosphorus, cholesterol and fat.
  • English muffin size: 2 ounces; turkey sausage patty size: 1 ounce. Look for sausage with lowest sodium content.

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Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

stkenewell says:


hello, I am new at this which is better for this sandwich pita or English muffin. Also can you have cheese and a egg, plus turkey sausage? thank you. Dietitian comment: Both are comparable. Compare labels and select the lowest sodium bread. Limit the cheese to 1 tablespoon sharp shredded cheese as recommended in the recipe. If you have the egg instead of egg substitute, omit the cheese as the egg yolk adds to the phosphorus content.

Jun. 27, 2014, 2:35 PM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Linda39 says:


What does the low-cholesterol egg product reduce the phosphorus to? Dietitian comment: Phosphorus ranges from 7 to 45 mg for most brands for a serving equivalent to 1 egg. Some may contain nonfat dry milk solids or phosphate additives so check the ingredient list. One large egg contains 96 mg phosphorus[INVALID]mostly in the yolk. One egg white only has 5 mg phosphorus.

Jun. 03, 2014, 11:29 AM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

chesca41 says:


I make my sausage with 85-93% lean ground chicken or turkey breast and season with poultry seasoning, sage, red and black pepper,nutmeg and garlic powder. Cook on med heat and don't overcook because it will be dry if you do. I make 2 # at a time, weigh portions and make the patties then put them on a sheet and bake @ 300 until done. I like spicy so season to your taste. Cool, package in ziplock snack bags and freeze. 30 seconds in the microwave will heat about right.

Feb. 09, 2014, 6:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

healed2wholeness says:


Not sure if this was already addressed. What is difference between {brewed} coffee or tea and {instant coffee or tea}. Dietitian comment: the sodium, potassium and phosphorus content are similar for the brewed and instant coffee and tea.

Jan. 24, 2014, 2:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

ronpagano says:


Have ever sat down and had one of these dry turkey breakfast sandwiches? They are terriible

Sep. 12, 2013, 6:40 AM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

nfutrell says:


can I have turkey bacon? Dietitian comment: Yes but limit to 1 slice[INVALID]sodium is 190 mg (compare brands), potassium 30 mg and phosphorus 28 mg.

Sep. 11, 2013, 4:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

iwillbeatthis says:


I have tried grounding my turkey breast with Mrs Dash blended seasoning and a little lemon pepper. It came out pretty good as long as you don't over cook it. I cooked it on both sides for 4 min.

Sep. 08, 2013, 8:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

kaliaken says:


egg substitutes are high in phosphorous, so use either egg white or whole egg. Dietitian comment: The sodium, potassium and phosphorus content varies with each brand. You must look at the nutrition facts and the ingredient list. According to the USDA nutrient database 100 grams (weight) liquid egg product contains 72 mg phosphorus. 1/4 cup (1 serving) equals 60 grams (weight), approximately 18 mg phosphorus. Some egg substitutes contain phosphate additives and/or dry milk powder which contributes more phosphorus.

Aug. 30, 2013, 1:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Squeegee says:


How much sodium does the turkey sausage contribute? I'm wondering if I could substitute a small ground-turkey patty seasoned w/ Mrs. Dash, and whether that would significantly affect the sodium amount. Dietitian comment: The turkey sausage patty contributes 205 mg sodium. You could use one of the There are 4 recipes that range from 31 to 70 mg sodium per serving.

Aug. 21, 2013, 12:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

karenmt says:


what about chicken sausage?

Aug. 04, 2013, 7:42 AM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

recipe says:


does coffee contain too much phosphorus? Moderator: Not unless you add milk. 1 cup brewed coffee has 7 mg phosphorus and 115 mg potassium.

Jun. 05, 2012, 1:57 AM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

sblasczyk says:


I had a patient make this last week and raved about it. Definitely a better alternative than a fast food breakfast sandwich

May. 06, 2009, 7:28 AM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

moodymama says:


This egg and sausage breakfast sandwich helps my cravings for biscuits as well as for cheese, which are both high in phosphorous, and also has needed protein to boot.

Mar. 31, 2009, 8:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

utilize says:


This breakfast sounds good but I am allowed only 2000 mg of sodium a day so this is too much for me to have for breakfast! I'd rather skip the sausage and use the sodium in other ways . :)

Oct. 11, 2008, 5:38 AM - Inappropriate review?

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

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Sep. 02, 2008, 10:59 PM - Inappropriate review?

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