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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

Scone Recipe

Yield: 20-24 mini scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

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 Crayonsposted February 24, 2014 at 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!


  2. alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted February 24, 2014 at 6:56 am

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


  3. Jenny Flakeposted February 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Love the flavor combinations here! Great little scones!!


  4. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted February 24, 2014 at 7:24 am

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


  5. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted February 24, 2014 at 7:33 am

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


  6. Heather Christoposted February 24, 2014 at 8:38 am

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


  7. Mariaposted February 24, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Love that they are savory~!


  8. Nancy Longposted February 24, 2014 at 9:49 am

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


  9. Tina Bposted February 24, 2014 at 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.


  10. Julie @ Table for Twoposted February 24, 2014 at 9:08 am

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


  11. marlaposted February 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

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


  12. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted February 24, 2014 at 10:33 am

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


  13. Carolynposted February 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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


  14. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted February 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm

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


  15. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted February 24, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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


  16. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavorposted February 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    These are so perfect! I love savory scones.


  17. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted February 24, 2014 at 7:38 pm

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


  18. Tieghanposted February 24, 2014 at 7:45 pm

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


  19. ashley-bakerbynatureposted February 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

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


  20. Gabyposted February 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    This is the ideal breakfast!


  21. Meredithposted February 25, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Perfect to munch on for breakfast!


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  23. Patposted March 4, 2014 at 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. :)


  24. Nutmeg Nannyposted March 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm

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


  25. Liz@Virtually Homemadeposted March 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    My family would devour these!


  26. leslieposted August 24, 2014 at 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


  27. nancyposted December 11, 2014 at 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.


  28. lorraine hamiltonposted February 22, 2015 at 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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