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!

Breakfast burrito on a plate cut in half with strawberries on the side

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!

Breakfast burrito mixture in a pan

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!

  1. Cook sausage & hash browns (per recipe below). Cook eggs just until set.
  2. Warm tortillas and fill each with hash browns, cheese, eggs, and a little scoop of salsa.
  3. Wrap burrito style and serve warm (or freeze per directions below).

Breakfast burritos on a tortilla shell

Breakfast Burrito Additions

Follow the recipe as written or adapt it to your tastes (or what you have on hand). Use freshly scrambled eggs, sheet pan eggs, or even egg whites for a lighter meal. The possibilities are endless.

MEAT Bacon, ham (cubed or sliced), steak.

HASHBROWNS 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 in a labeled zippered bag, remove excess air, and pop them in the freezer!

Breakfast burritos with some wrapped in tinfoil

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.

To Reheat:

In the Microwave – Take it out of the foil wrapper 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.

In the Oven – 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

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Breakfast Burritos (Freezer Friendly)

A great way to fuel the entire family first thing in the morning!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 burritos
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  • 1 pound breakfast sausage spicy or mild
  • 3 cups hash brown potatoes frozen, diced
  • 2 tablespoons bell peppers chopped, optional
  • 10 large eggs
  • ¼ 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.

To Reheat

  • 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.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 448 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
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  1. Bunch of prep involved in stages. But worth it. I used bacon fat instead of oil. Used bell pepper green and red with onion. Added Lil more milk to the eggs cause that’s the way I like them. Great starter recipe with lots of possibilities. Thanks.5 stars