Breakfast Burritos – An Easy Freezer-Friendly Meal

posted by Andrea | 02/6/2020

homemade breakfast burritos

Breakfast burritos are one of our kid’s favorite breakfasts AND dinners… and since they are such a simple meal, we enjoy them fairly regularly! 

Breakfast burritos are easy (and fun!) for little hands to hold, they can be prepped and assembled in advance, and they include all components of a meal (meat, dairy, grain, veggies… yes, veggies!)

breakfast burritos and fruit

kids eating breakfast burritos

Breakfast burritos are an easy way to eat veggies for breakfast.

Last year, I shared 5 ways to eat veggies for breakfast (seriously, it’s not as difficult as you might think) and these breakfast burritos are a super simple way to “hide” a few veggies in your family’s breakfast. 

We put peppers, onions, and often potatoes in our breakfast burritos… and thanks to the delicious sausage, egg, cheese, and tortilla, the veggie component almost goes unnoticed! 

chopped veggies for breakfast burritos

ingredients for breakfast burritos

 

Yes, Breakfast Burritos are freezer-friendly!

One of my favorite things about breakfast burritos is that they are freezer-friendly — meaning, I can make a BUNCH of them at one time and pop them in the freezer for quick breakfasts, last-minute dinners, or even a hearty snack. 

Either wrap them individually in aluminum foil or place several in a large bag or storage container. They should last for several months in normal freezer conditions (assuming you don’t eat them faster than that!)

yummy breakfast burritos

breakfast burritos in the freezer

When it’s time to eat, these burritos only take a few minutes to reheat straight from the freezer (either in the microwave or a pan on the stove).

If you choose the microwave option, the tortillas will be slightly “softer” but  NOT “soggy”. 

If you reheat them in a pan (preferably a cast iron pan) your breakfast burritos will taste just as crispy and fresh as the day you made them!

reheating breakfast burritos in a cast iron skillet

crispy breakfast burritos

 

My recipe for Breakfast Burritos is SO simple!

I’ve included a detailed ingredient list in the recipe card below, but as with nearly all of my recipes, please feel free to mix and match ingredients based on what YOU have in the house and what YOUR family prefers. 

This recipe is NOT an exact science.

I’m confident your breakfast burritos will taste delicious even if you deviate from my recipe a bit! In fact, you might just find a new flavor combo your family loves even more! 

Experiment with this delicious recipe and then fill your freezer with yummy breakfast burritos!! 

homemade breakfast burritos

Yield: 12

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are a family favorite -- both for breakfast AND for dinner! They are so quick and easy to make, they work any time of year, and they are freezer-friendly!

Mix it up with YOUR favorite ingredients (or whatever you have in the fridge) and create a simple, delicious, hearty meal your whole family will devour!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 tortillas (8" or 10" sizes work best)
  • 1 medium yellow onion; diced
  • 1 bell pepper; diced
  • additional veggies (like potatoes or jalepeños) diced (optional)
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 9 eggs
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheese (we like cheddar)
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt (optional)
  • salsa (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fry tortillas (optional -- if you make your own). Set aside.
  2. Cook onions, peppers, and any other veggies over medium heat until they are softened. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain any grease and return to pan.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour egg mixture into pan with sausage and cook until eggs are done.


TO ASSEMBLE BURRITOS:

  1. Spread 1 Tbsp. of sour cream (or yogurt) down the center of each tortilla
  2. Add 2 Tbsp. veggie mixture
  3. Add 2 Tbsp. sausage/egg mixture
  4. Add 1 Tbsp. shredded cheese
  5. Add 1 Tbsp. salsa (optional)
  6. Roll up burritos and cook immediately or set aside for later.

Notes

We love the Fresca brand of uncooked tortillas from Costco -- they are absolutely amazing!

These burritos are freezer-friendly and should last for several months in the freezer.

To reheat, simply pop in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or cook in a pan until cheese is melted.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 burrito

Amount Per Serving Calories 362Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 167mgSodium 423mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 16g
Nutritional information is approximate and does not account for additional ingredients or added toppings.

cooking tortillas in cast iron pans

 

ingredients for breakfast burritos

NOTE: I can make a huge batch of breakfast burritos in less than 30 minutes and only get ONE pan dirty! 

cooking peppers and onions

cooking sausage in a cast iron pan

farm fresh eggs

 

cooking eggs and sausge

You could cook the veggies with the eggs and sausage but I prefer to cook them separately just in case people request different fillings for their burritos.

Also, when I’m making a really big batch, it’s hard to fit that many ingredients into one pan at the same time!

ingredients for breakfast burritos

how to assemble breakfast burritos

plate full of breakfast burritos

cooking breakfast burritos in a cast iron pan

Once the cheese melts, it becomes the “glue” that holds the rest of the filling together. 

Seriously SO good!

yummy breakfast burrito

delicious breakfast burritos

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31 comments

  1. Ana

    02/10/2020

    Hi Andrea,
    I love this idea and have been doing it on and off since you first introduced it many years ago, its the best time saver!

    Could you please tell me how you keep your cast iron seasoned…not sure if already shared it.
    Thank you for always sharing your tips and tricks!
    Ana

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    Andrea Reply:

    Hi Ana — so glad you have been enjoying the burritos for so many years!
    As for the cast iron — I usually rinse them out with very hot water and then immediately put them back on the burner to “dry off” with the heat. Once they are nice and hot, I smear coconut oil on them and let it melt in. Then I wipe it with a paper towel to soak up the puddles.
    Also, I cook with LOTS of butter — so that helps!

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  2. Chris

    02/08/2020

    I bought my first breakfast burrito at Chick-Fil-A and it was SO good. I’ve made them with sausage before but the chicken one was so good. I am planning to make some at home soon with some breaded chicken patties and the flat type hash browns and break them up. I’ve used them with sausage before and they are really good.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yum — we’ve never tried them with chicken before!

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  3. sue

    02/07/2020

    I sooo wish we liked eggs in our house. Only one kid does, the rest of us. UGH cannot get them down.

    sue in NJ

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    Andrea Reply:

    wow — I’d be lost if my family didn’t eat eggs! Sometimes we go through a full dozen a day, depending on what type of breakfast we eat!

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  4. Jennifer

    02/06/2020

    Mmmmm…. breakfast burritos!! All I wanted to say. AND, you have great suggestions for making them awesome!

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  5. Marcie

    02/06/2020

    Can these be reheated in a toaster oven or oven?

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes! It might take a bit longer to reheat this way — but it would be an excellent way to reheat a bunch at one time. I’d definitely wrap them in foil if reheating in the oven — otherwise, I’d be worried the tortillas would get too brown before the insides were warm enough.

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  6. JJ

    02/06/2020

    I ate a breakfast burrito this morning!!! Yours look amazing. My favorite “extra” that I do is spread a thin layer of cream cheese on the tortilla. I made them for breakfast when we had company, and everyone loved it. I need to be more intentional to add veggies!

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — yummy!
    the cream cheese sounds delicious — I’ll try that next time!

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  7. Carrie

    10/19/2019

    I add cubed roasted potatoes to this to stretch the cost as I have teenagers and they eat a lot!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yup, we often add roasted potatoes (or any roasted veggies) as well!

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  8. Saran

    07/26/2018

    These are perfect for when we’re in a bit of a rush! Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner…anytime.

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  9. Susan

    07/16/2014

    I love that you include vegetables in your burritos. Many other recipes I have found for breakfast burritos are just eggs, sausage, and cheese in a tortilla. One thing I added was tater tots because I had them on hand. This recipe is very simple and you can adapt it however you want. I will definitely be making this recipe again!

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  10. Kerri

    10/04/2013

    Sounds great, but I do not care for sausage. I’m sure they would be just as good with bacon.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, bacon or even ham would work well 🙂

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  11. Sara

    06/20/2013

    Hey Andrea

    Still loving your blog. These breakfast burritos – do you find the scrambled egg tastes ok after freezing and reheating? Also, could you confirm do you defrost and then heat through or just go straight from freezer to microwave? I often make my son a bacon and scrambled egg version fresh in the mornings but it would be so much easier to make a batch and freeze them!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Sara!
    For us, the scrambled eggs taste just fine — we have no issue with them. And yes, I pull the burritos directly from the freezer to the microwave — no defrosting necessary!

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  12. Jane

    06/17/2013

    I remember when I first read this (thanks for that by the way). Now breakfast burritos are a Christmas morning tradition. I make them a week or two ahead of time, wrap them in wax paper and freeze them. I put them in the fridge the night before. Christmas morning, each one gets 45 seconds in the microwave and breakfast on a chaotic morning is served with no hassle and NO CLEAN UP!!!!

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  13. Nancy

    10/13/2012

    These look great! I can’t wait to try them. How long do they stay fresh in the freezer?

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    Andrea Reply:

    These burritos should stay fresh for several months if they are sealed in a bag or storage container. Enjoy!

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  14. Shante

    07/10/2012

    I have my own version of breakfast burritos, but I’ve never attempted to freeze them. Does it matter if you mix the ingredients (meat, eggs, etc.) all together and THEN put them in the burrito? Or does it help to add the ingredients ONE AT A TIME? I also cook jalapeños in my breakfast burritos, but I will just add them on top when freezing the burritos.

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  15. Beth

    04/06/2012

    This is the second recipe I’ve tried from your website and I absolutely LOVE it.

    We used spicy ground pork that was leftover from dinner (another one of your tips) and these are way better than any store-bought breakfast burritos I’ve ever had.

    Thank you for such a great idea, this is going to become a regular in our house for sure!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yay — I’m glad your family liked these burritos (especially since they are SO easy!)

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  16. Lindsey

    03/14/2012

    I just wanted to know if I cooked bell peppers in if they would freeze just as well as the burrito?

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    Andrea Reply:

    I’m not sure I understand your question — I did cook pepers in with my burrito filling and it turned out just fine. Are you wondering if the peppers IN the burrito would taste OK, or do you want to freezer cooked peppers on their own?

    I freeze “fresh” peppers all the time and then use them in soups and stir-frys, but I’ve never frozen plain cooked peppers b/c I think they would be too mushy. However you can always try it!

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  17. brenda

    02/29/2012

    I love these… but, How do you keep the tortilla from getting so soggy during the warm up time? Seems like mine always are WET and falling apart trying to eat them… Ugh.

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  18. Faith

    06/18/2011

    This is such a great idea! Love it! I’m going to make some of these up. I’ve been doing a lot more freezer cooking recently.

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  19. Cassie

    06/08/2011

    I’m going to have make them for my husband. He loves breakfast burritos!

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  20. Tammy aka @Tammy_Skipper

    06/08/2011

    One of my main objectives today (now that I can use my dishwasher again) is to get some food cooked and added to the freezer. Thanks for posting this, I’m going to add these to today’s list!

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