Savory Breakfast Scones

A soft buttery scone recipe filled with sausage, cheese and veggies. These savory breakfast scones are the perfect way to celebrate morning.

Savory Breakfast Scones with #sausage #cheese and #redpeppers! #scones

I start off each day with two bright-eyed faces, looking down at me.

“Come on Mommy, it’s time to get ready for school.”

I hop out of bed, brush my teeth, and head downstairs to fix breakfast and pack lunches.

As I shuffle around the kitchen, the kids chatter about their plans for the day, and tell me funny stories from the day before. I always marvel at their excitement for the hours ahead, and think I just might feel the same way, after a nice cup of coffee.

Savory Breakfast Scone Recipe with #sausage #cheese and #redpeppers! #scones

Lt. Dan drives the kids to school. Then we both have a little breakfast in our quiet house and chat about our to-do lists. I cherish these morning hours, both the noisy moments and the quiet ones.

Even though we often eat in shifts, I find that breakfast is much more enjoyable for everyone, if I’ve done a little planning ahead.

Some days I make pancakes (or muffins) and save the leftovers for a quick breakfast the next morning. I also try to freeze all my over-ripe fruit to make easy smoothies.

Yet one of my favorite breakfast items is savory scones.

Making: Savory Breakfast Scones with #sausage #cheese and #redpeppers! #scones

Even though scones are pretty quick to make, I like to prepare them a day ahead and keep them in the fridge, so I can pop the cold dough into the oven for warm freshly-baked scones… even on mornings when we’re in a hurry.

The crispy tops and buttery layers are a wonderful platform for all sorts of additions, sweet and savory.

How To: Savory Breakfast Scones with #sausage #cheese and #redpeppers! #scones

Today I’m sharing a savory scone recipe that is loaded with breakfast favorites. Sausage, muenster cheese, sweet red pepper, garlic and scallions make these tender little biscuits explode with flavor.

Easy Savory Breakfast Scone Recipe with #sausage #cheese and #redpeppers! #scones

Enjoying breakfast scones always makes me feel like I’m starting off the day with a little bit of luxury.

It just goes to show, a quick and convenient breakfast can still be something worth savoring!

Awesome Savory Breakfast Scone Recipe with #sausage #cheese and #redpeppers! #scones


Yield: 20-24 mini scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Scone Recipe

Savory Breakfast Scones with Sausage, Cheese and Red Pepper.


  • 8 oz. pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup green onion (scallions)
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tb. baking powder
  • 1 Tb. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick cold butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cold eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded muenster cheese
  • 1 egg white + 2 tsp water for egg wash


  1. Cook the sausage in a skillet over medium heat, breaking into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Once the sausage is cooked through, drain in a paper towel lined bowl and add the red pepper and garlic to the skillet. Saute for 2-3 minutes until softened and remove from heat to cool. Prep all other chopped veggies and herbs while the sausage and peppers are cooling.
  2. Now mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in the bowl of your electric mixer. Chop the cold butter into cubes and place it into the bowl. Mix on low until the butter is the size of peas, then add the eggs and cream. Mix until just combined and add the completely cooled sausage, peppers and garlic, cheese, green onions, and thyme. Gently stir.
  3. Dump the dough onto a well floured work surface. Press it flat until it's 1 1/4 inch thick, then use a 1 1/2 - 2 inch cookie cutter to cut out the scones. Cut them as close together as possible. Flour the cutter between cuts and place the scones on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Gather the leftover dough, then press flat and cut again.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the scones in the fridge while the oven is heating to keep them cold. Then once the oven is ready, whisk the egg white and water together for egg wash. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the scones. Bake for 12-16 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.

Tip: Scone dough needs to be VERY COLD when it goes in the oven to create soft buttery layers. Use cold butter, eggs and cream. Work fast. And chill before baking if necessary.

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31 Responses to “Savory Breakfast Scones”

  1. #
    Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons — February 24, 2014 @ 6:39 am

    Bah-rilliant! I’m pinning these studmuffins for later! I get so tired of assembling breakfast sandwiches to freeze and these are just so freaking cute and easy! Thanks love!


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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — February 24, 2014 @ 6:56 am

    i’ll have to try these! Love the idea of a savory scone


  3. #
    Jenny Flake — February 24, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    Love the flavor combinations here! Great little scones!!


  4. #
    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — February 24, 2014 @ 7:24 am

    What a fun breakfast treat – love savory foods in the morning!


  5. #
    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — February 24, 2014 @ 7:33 am

    I always enjoy savoury breakfasts and I love the sausage in these scones!


  6. #
    Heather Christo — February 24, 2014 @ 8:38 am

    I have quite a thing for scones in general, and this savory variety is awesome!


  7. #
    Maria — February 24, 2014 @ 8:39 am

    Love that they are savory~!


  8. #
    Nancy Long — February 24, 2014 @ 9:49 am

    hubby will love these – I have trouble w/sausage so will also try them w/bacon for me


  9. #
    Tina B — February 24, 2014 @ 8:58 am

    These would make a nice addition to a brunch. An easier way to make them when it comes to the cutting part would be to just use a long knife and cut the dough into squares and then triangles, rather than use a cookie cutter. I always do my scones that way and it’s faster. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m pinning it for this weekend! I have spicy sausage on hand and thawed out.


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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 24, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    These would be the perfect addition to any brunch potluck or bridal shower or baby shower! How cute :)


  11. #
    marla — February 24, 2014 @ 9:50 am

    I LOVE the idea of a savory breakfast scone instead of sweet :)


  12. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — February 24, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    Now, this is my kind of breakfast! I’ll take 47, pa-lease?


  13. #
    Carolyn — February 24, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

    Scones are the way to my heart, Sommer. Especially when they contain sausage!


  14. #
    Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainer — February 24, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

    Love these, Sommer. Perfect breakfast bites – and fun for company, too!


  15. #
    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — February 24, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    These scones are pretty amaze balls. Perfect alternative for toast to have with eggs


  16. #
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — February 24, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    These are so perfect! I love savory scones.


  17. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 24, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

    Mmmmm…what a great way to start the day!!


  18. #
    Tieghan — February 24, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

    Oh yum! This is such a great idea! My family would devour these!


  19. #
    ashley-bakerbynature — February 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

    I loooooooove savory breakfast scones! We always have a few in the freezer… and now I’m craving one!


  20. #
    Gaby — February 24, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

    This is the ideal breakfast!


  21. #
    Meredith — February 25, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    Perfect to munch on for breakfast!


  22. #
    Pat — March 4, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    I made these for dinner (with homemade vegetable soup). I subbed turkey sausage for the regular and used the extra cream to brush on the scones…they were fantastic! We only needed half of the recipe, so I froze the rest. They tasted even better this morning!!! Thanks for posting this recipe.


    • Sommer — March 6th, 2014 @ 6:59 am

      Awe, thank you Pat! So glad you liked them. :)


  23. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — March 5, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

    I seriously LOVE savory scones! These look incredible, like I need one promptly when I wake tomorrow :)


  24. #
    Liz@Virtually Homemade — March 7, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

    My family would devour these!


  25. #
    leslie — August 24, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

    This recipe is yumtastic (though I’ll substitute vegetarian sausage for the poor little piggy variety – I don’t judge ;) )…but I always wonder why the round shape when cutting them into squares seems more practical – and just as yumtastic! I’ll take all the shortcuts I can get – it’s squares for me! :D


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    nancy — December 11, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    I need these early on sat morning (like 4am early)
    Can i make them thursday night and keep them in the fridge till sat morning? or do i have to freeze them even though its only for 1 night


    • Sommer — December 13th, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

      I would make them Friday evening Nancy. Then just wrap until morning.


  27. #
    lorraine hamilton — February 22, 2015 @ 3:55 am

    I don’t have mixer can you make the dough by hand


    • Sommer — February 23rd, 2015 @ 11:17 am

      Hi Lorraine, Absolutely!



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