Breakfast Burritos – From the Freezer

posted by Andrea | 06/8/2011

Remember a couple weeks ago when I shared my recipe for really simple burritos… straight from the freezer? If you haven’t tried them yet, you should. They offer the convenience factor of store-bought frozen burritos, but taste a million times better and are WAY cheaper!

Anyway, if you liked those burritos, then you’ll love the recipe I’m sharing today. It’s a very similar concept… just in the form of breakfast.

Yup, we’re making Breakfast Burritos today!

As with nearly all of my recipes, there is not an exact science so feel free to mix and match ingredients based on what you have in the house or what your family likes.

And if you want to save time, I often make the breakfast burritos right before, or right after, I make the regular burritos. That way, I only get one pan dirty and I only have to clean my kitchen once.

The other day, I made about 40 different burritos so we are set for a while!


{print recipe}

  • 1 lb. ground sausage
  • 2 small onions
  • extra veggies – like peppers – {optional}
  • 9 eggs
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12-15  8″ soft tortillas {I’ve tried many different varieties and the white flour tortillas taste the best}
  • 1 c. shredded cheese
  • 1 c. salsa {optional}



  • Brown sausage, onions, and any other veggies until meat is no longer pink — drain and transfer to a bowl
  • Wisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper — cook eggs in the same pan that you cooked the sausage
  • Continue cooking and “scrambling” eggs until no longer runny
  • Assemble according to directions below


  • Scoop a spoonful of meat onto the tortilla
  • Scoop another spoonful of egg on top of the meat
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese
  • You can also put 1 T. of salsa in each tortilla or just dip them in salsa when you’re ready to eat

See, I told you these were easy!

  • Wrap them in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and place in the freezer
  • To reheat, simply remove wrapping and microwave in high for 1-2 minutes


These burritos are so simple and delicious — perfect for a busy morning or a quick snack.

My recipe makes enough filling for 12-15  8″ tortillas, but if you have a larger family, you can easily double or triple my recipe because they’ll keep in the freezer for a few months.

Whip up some breakfast burritos this week, and let your kids “make their own breakfast” this summer!

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  1. Carrie


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


    Andrea Reply:

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


  2. Saran


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


  3. Susan


    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!


  4. Kerri


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


    Andrea Reply:

    yes, bacon or even ham would work well 🙂


  5. Sara


    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!


    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!


  6. Jane


    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!!!!


  7. Nancy


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


    Andrea Reply:

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


  8. Shante


    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.


  9. Beth


    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!


    Andrea Reply:

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


  10. Lindsey


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


    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!


  11. brenda


    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.


  12. Faith


    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.


  13. Cassie


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


  14. Tammy aka @Tammy_Skipper


    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!