DIY Breakfast Sammy Buffet

We are all constantly looking for new ways to make our meals special. Imagine waking up to a homemade breakfast sandwich buffet for your family. It will make weekends feel more special. If you have more people in your home, you can make it extravagant with lots of options. You can also limit your choices. Even a few selections can make the morning meal special and bring everyone down to the table. If you have teens, I cannot offer a money-back guarantee. However, I find that this breakfast is an excellent reason to get out of bed at noon.

How to make a DIY breakfast buffet


You have the option to offer a variety of bread options or stick with a few. You have many options: bagels, country breads, pumpernickel and rye; English muffins and pita breads; rolls like ciabatta. These can be stuffed into a bowl or basket lined with pretty napkins or dishtowels. Bagels are a great option if you offer them. You can place the bagels slicing machine nearby so that everyone can make their own bagel. This area could be placed near the toaster, so that your group can toast their bread. Next, you will want to arrange toppings and fillings in the order that people are most likely use to make their sandwich masterpieces. Then, start with the spreads. Next, lay out a variety of toppings or fillings.


  • Softened butter
  • Cream Cheese (such a plain, scallion or lox spread, chive, etc.)
  • Jelly, jam, and other preserves
  • Non-Dairy Spreads (if you have lactose problems)
  • Boursin and Other Spreadable Cheese
  • Fillings and Toppings:
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Smoked Turkey or Sliced Ham
  • Cooked Bacon
  • American cheese sliced (such as Provolone and muenster, cheddars, Swiss, Emmental, Swiss, Emmental)
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced Onions
  • Hot Sauce

You might find leftover ingredients in a salad later on. Keep your extra tomatoes, onions and bacon. The Chef’s Salad is on the horizon! Make sure you have plates, forks and knives on hand. Use colorful tabletop items if you have the choice to make the buffet stand out. Do not feel pressured to match everything. This type of meal is casual, from beginning to end. You can finish it off by pouring a pitcher of orange juice or any other juice you like. If you’re looking to make this a brunch, you might want to bring out sparkling wine. This is a good idea, especially if brunch has moved to the afternoon. It is a given that a cup of hot coffee should always be available with milk, sugar, mugs, and other essentials.

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