Freezer Breakfast Burritos make mornings super easy! Just a few seconds in the microwave and you have a hearty, delicious breakfast on the go!
Breakfast is so easily skipped on busy mornings, we don’t always have time to make our favorites like Corned Beef Hash with drippy fried eggs. Recipes like these breakfast burritos and make ahead casseroles like this Sausage Breakfast Casserole are the best ways to make mornings easy and delicious!
Crispy, Stuffed Breakfast Burritos
Burritos of any kind are really one of my boys most favorite foods. Whether they get them out or make them at home, they could honestly eat them every day. They love these Freezer Breakfast Burritos on busy school mornings, for after school snacks or for dinner.
I’m telling you, they’ll eat them any time of the day. And what can be better than a meal for any time of the day that you kids can heat up themselves? Oh my friends, I guarantee you, these burritos are going to be in your freezer ASAP.
How Do You Make Freezer Burritos?
As you might imagine, the ingredients for these Freezer Breakfast Burritos can be easily customized to your liking. We’ll get to more of that a little further down in the post but for these breakfast burritos, we chose potatoes, sausage, scrambled eggs and cheese.
Grab a bag of frozen or fresh diced potatoes at the store and cook them according to the package directions until they are super crispy and brown. You can definitely use a fresh potato, too. Just dice into small pieces like you see here add them to a skillet with a little oil and butter and you’ll get the same result.
Now we’re moving on to the sausage! For these burritos we used pork sausage, but you can swap out Italian sausage with the casings removed, too. Just add to the same skillet that you cooked the potatoes in (or vice versa, it really doesn’t matter which you cook first) and cook until the sausage is browned through.
Can I Keep These Breakfast Burritos Vegetarian?
Sure! If you’re looking to keep these breakfast burritos meat-free just leave out the sausage all together. Try adding more vegetables like peppers and onions, spinach or chopped broccoli.
If you’re a fan of the “Impossible” meat-free type products, they do have a ground beef substitute that would also work great in these breakfast burritos!
Now that the potatoes and sausage are cooked, grab 6 burrito sized flour tortillas, scrambled eggs and shredded cheese. Heat the tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave (or on the stove top if you have a gas range) to make them easier to fold.
To the center of a tortilla, add a portion of the eggs, cheese, potatoes and sausage. Fold the sides of the tortillas in towards the center, then fold the tortillas in half, tucking the sides in again as you roll to from a burrito.
Set aside and repeat with the remaining tortillas so that you have six breakfast burritos. Now, we like to take our Freezer Breakfast Burritos another step and crisp them up in a skillet. Doing this adds flavor and texture to the finished burrito, especially when you go to heat them back up again.
This step can be skipped if you like, but we do recommend trying these burritos made this way…
Just look at that crispy layer on top of that burrito. It’s really the perfect meal, you have your carbs, protein and vegetables all in one meal!
What Other Ingredients Can I Use To Make Breakfast Burritos?
So like I said, we stuck with the basics here but there’s SO many different vegetables and proteins that you can add to breakfast burritos. Many more than we can list here so I’ll say to just check out the list below and beyond that, add what you like!
Instead Of Sausage Try:
- Shredded chicken
- Ground Beef
- Ground Pork
- Impossible Beef
Other Vegetable Options:
- Bell peppers
- Diced tomatoes
Another good idea is to try using a low carb tortilla and skipping the potatoes is you’re looking to make these Freezer Breakfast Burritos a little more low carb!
Looking For More Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas?
- Crustless Ham & Broccoli Quiche
- Western Hash Brown Casserole
- Taylor Ham Egg & Cheese Casserole
- Southwestern Breakfast Burritos
- Maple Sausage Crescent Rolls
These Freezer Breakfast Burritos make mornings a breeze! Filled with cheese, sausage, potatoes and eggs, it’s a delicious, hearty, portable breakfast on the go!
- 20 ounce package of diced potatoes, fresh or frozen (see note)
- 1 pound pork sausage (can also swap out Italian sausage removed from casings)
- 8 ounce block of cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 eggs, beaten with salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste
- 6 large, burrito size flour tortillas
- Cook the potatoes in a large skillet, according to the package directions. Once brown and crispy, remove to a bowl and set aside.
- Add the sausage to the same skillet and cook while breaking up into crumbles until browned and cooked through. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
- Add the tablespoon of butter to the same skillet (or use non-stick cooking spray if needed) and scramble the eggs to your liking, then set aside in a bowl. Wipe out the skillet and remove from the heat.
- Place the tortillas on a board or work surface. Add a portion of the eggs, potatoes and sausage to each tortilla, and then top with the shredded cheese.
- Fold the tortillas up burrito style, ending with the seam down. Heat the skillet up over medium heat and add non-stick cooking spray or a little oil to the pan. Once hot, add a few of the burritos to the skillet, seam side down and let the burritos crips until brown on each side. This should only take about 2-3 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining burritos.
To Freeze And Reheat The Burritos:
- Let the burritos cool completely, then wrap in plastic wrap and store in a resealable freezer bag. Slicing the burritos in half before freezing helps to reheat the burritos faster. When ready to reheat, remove a burrito from the plastic wrap and wrap in a paper towel.
- Place the burrito on a microwave safe plate and cook on the defrost setting for 2 minutes. Now cook the burrito on full power for 45 seconds to 1 minute depending on the size of your burrito. Just give it a few more seconds if the filling isn’t warmed through.
You can grab either fresh or frozen diced potatoes, the fresh are usually found in the butcher department. Cook according to the package directions. This is also a great way to use up leftover baked potatoes!
- Category: Breakfast / Brunch
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
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