Breakfast-for-Lunch Recipes You Shouldn’t Sleep On

Early birds can have their worms—the lunchtime birds want breakfast! Students love any chance to have warm, sweet-and-savory breakfast foods, and lunchtime is a great opportunity for many reasons:

Breakfast-for-lunch is popular, and not just in the cafeteria—79% of Americans have had breakfast foods beyond the AM hours in the past year.1

Turkey breakfast products are an affordable, nutritious way to deliver protein to power kids through their school day.

Breakfast turkey is a great alternative for students who enjoy protein but aren’t able to eat pork.

Altogether, breakfast foods are a great way to increase lunch participation. Here are some easy to implement breakfast-for-lunch recipes.

79% of Americans have had breakfast foods beyond the AM hours in the past year.1

Sriracha Maple Sausage Waffle Sandwich

These sandwiches bring a sweet taste with a hint of spicy tang to the menu.

You Will Need:

Sriracha sauce

Maple syrup

JENNIE-O® Turkey Sausage Patty #613203

Whole grain waffles

Egg patty

Sliced American cheese

How to Prep:

  1. Toss sausage patties with sriracha-maple syrup mix and heat in oven.
  2. Heat egg patties and frozen waffle.
  3. Assemble as: bottom-waffle, egg patty, sausage patty, cheese, and top-waffle.
  4. Bake and serve.

“We’ve been serving Breakfast for Lunch twice a month and the students absolutely love it. It’s our top 5 most popular menu days!”
Marie C, Nutrition Services Coordinator, St. Paul, MN

Canadian Bacon Egg Cup & Toast

Try these for breakfast foods in a fun, unique format.

You Will Need:


Shredded cheddar cheese

JENNIE-O® Canadian Turkey Ham #119356

Whole grain bread

How to Prep:

  1. Whisk eggs and shredded cheddar cheese.
  2. Place Canadian turkey ham and egg-cheese mix into muffin cups and bake.
  3. Bake whole grain bread.
  4. Serve.

Sausage Pancake Street Tacos

American breakfast meets Mexican cuisine with these pancake tacos.

You Will Need:

JENNIE-O® Turkey Sausage Links #614003


Whole grain pancakes

Shredded cheddar cheese

Maple syrup

How to Prep:

  1. Heat sausage links in oven, cook eggs and heat pancakes.
  2. Place pancakes in paper boats to create a taco shape.
  3. Add sausage link, scrambled eggs and shredded cheddar cheese into each taco.
  4. Place syrup cup on the side and serve.

“Breakfast, brunch, and “brinner” keep trending among kids as days continue to bring hectic schedules and early starts.”2

Bonus: Breakfast-for-Lunch Bowl

Kids aren’t just crazy for breakfast. Here’s a breakfast meal-in-a-bowl with customizable ingredients that can help satisfy your students’ quick-serve cravings during lunch.

1 Winsight Grocery Business, 2021
2 Chartwells, 2021

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