Breakfast Burritos are a great way to fuel the entire family first thing in the morning! Especially when you can easily make ahead and assemble before everyone ‘scrambles’ out the door. Even better, make a big batch and store in the freezer!
What’s in a Breakfast Burrito?
Besides the standard breakfast ingredients like eggs, sausage (or ham), and cheese, remember that nearly anything can be added to a breakfast burrito! Jalapeños, mushrooms, even diced tomatoes are great mix-ins!
Create your own breakfast masterpiece with last night’s leftovers and scrambled eggs, cheese & hash browns!
How To Make Breakfast Burritos
For the breakfast burritos with an extra kick, use spicy sausage! For a milder flavor use a regular ground sausage!
- Cook sausage & hash browns (per recipe below). Cook eggs just until set.
- Warm tortillas and fill each with hash browns, cheese, eggs and a little scoop of salsa.
- Wrap burrito style and serve warm (or freeze per directions below).
Breakfast Burrito Additions
Follow the recipe as written or adapt it to your tastes (or what you have on hand). Use freshly scrambled eggs or even egg whites for a lighter meal. The possibilities are endless.
- Meat: Bacon, ham (cubed or sliced), steak,
- Hash browns: Shredded or cubed. Use leftover roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes.
- Veggies: Peppers, green onions, mushrooms, spinach/kale
- Cheese: Sliced or shredded works. Use whatever you have on hand!
To Freeze Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast burritos are definitely freezer friendly and will keep for a few months!
- Once they are made allow them to cool completely.
- Wrapped each burrito in foil and label with dates.
- Place them in a labeled zippered bag, remove excess air and pop them in the freezer!
How To Reheat a Breakfast Burrito
The best way to defrost and reheat a breakfast burrito is to take it out of the freezer the night before and let it defrost in the fridge overnight.
Take it out of the foil wrapper if you plan to microwave it and microwave 2-3 minutes or just until heated through. Microwaves can vary so you may need to test the first one to see how long you’ll need.
Breakfast burritos can be reheated in their foil in the oven. Once completely defrosted, place foil wrapped burritos on a pan and bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas
- Make Ahead Egg Muffins – great for on the go!
- Morning Glory Muffins – made with carrots & apples
- Favorite Breakfast Cookies – packed with fruit, fiber, and nuts
- Easy Banana Bread Recipe – moist and delicious
- 1 pound breakfast sausage spicy or mild
- 3 cups frozen diced hash brown potatoes
- 2 tablespoons chopped bell peppers optional
- 10 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- salt & black pepper to taste
- 1 cup fresh salsa Pico de Gallo is best
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 8 12" flour tortillas
Heat a 12" skillet over medium-high heat and add breakfast sausage, crumbling while cooking. Once browned, spoon onto a paper towel-lined plate leaving about 2 tablespoons of fat in the pan.
Add frozen hash browns (and bell peppers if using) to the pan and cook for about 10 minutes or until fully cooked and lightly browned.
In a small bowl combine eggs, milk and salt & black to taste. Whisk until fully combined.
Remove hash browns from the pan and set aside. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan if needed and reduce heat to medium low.
Add eggs and cook until just about set, they will continue cooking as they cool.
Arrange 8 pieces of foil with a flour tortilla in the center of each. Divide hash brown mixture, eggs, cheese and salsa over tortillas.
Enjoy immediately or wrap the burritos in the foil and store it in a plastic zip-top bag in the freezer.
Defrost burritos in the fridge overnight for best results. To reheat add to a plate, cover with a paper towel and reheat for about 3 minutes if defrosted or 4 minutes from frozen. Be sure to flip the burrito half way through.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)