Grab your skillet, spatula, and favorite spices, and get ready to fuel your mornings with make ahead breakfast burritos. Say goodbye to morning chaos, and hello to a delicious, comforting breakfasts that you can meal-prep ahead of time.
These easy, healthy, and freezable breakfast burritos will save you time and money throughout the week. Let's dive into how to craft tasty make ahead breakfast burritos, and start your mornings off with a satisfying, hearty breakfast!
This post was originally posted on 9/4/19 and was updated 9/14/20. Recipe and content may have been updated for clarity. And likely, vanity. Who doesn't love a pretty burrito pic?
Why you'll love make-ahead breakfast burritos
Time saving - I love making meals for busy mornings like make ahead breakfast bowls. But when you need a portable breakfast, you can grab and go one of these burritos for the corn field or the baseball field! This is a great breakfast burrito to freeze for later or stash in your fridge for now!
Customizable - there are a million different ways you can make homemade burritos. Whether you add black beans for fiber or mix and match veggie combinations, there's something everyone in the family will like.
Empowering - Yes, making meals ahead of time can do that! Breakfast time, we’ve got you covered….
Eggs: scrambled. Stop cooking them just before you think they’re ready. They’ll cook in the pan a bit even after you pull them off of the heat.
Sausage – Usually I use a pound of pork breakfast sausage but you could also substitute turkey sausage or even sausage links or patties, cut into strips.
Salsa – use whatever your favorite salsa is. I like to use a slightly thicker variety to avoid the dreaded soggy burrito.
Cheese – I use cheddar cheese and I shred it myself. It doesn’t have anything added to it this way which makes it meltier and somehow, better!
Flour tortillas: I buy burrito size so they’re easy to roll. You can also use whole wheat tortillas
See recipe card below for exact measurements and quantities.
How to make Breakfast Burritos
Cook the eggs: Scramble the eggs in a medium sized skillet until cooked and then add cooked sausage and salsa. Allow the egg mixture to cool slightly, to almost room temperature.
Warm tortillas: I like to heat the tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds or so, covered with a damp paper towel. This makes them more pliable for rolling.
Fill the burritos: Line 'em up, assembly line style! Add a spooned portion of the egg and sausage mixture to your flour tortilla. Top with a healthy portion of shredded cheese.
Roll, burrito style. Fold the edges of the tortilla into the center, then bring the bottom of the tortilla up. Roll, burrito style until burrito is a nice, enclosed package.
Hmmm, let’s think of all the sorts of burrito combinations we could make! Here are some filling ideas for you...
- Substitute bacon, chicken sausage or ham for the sausage.
- Add a different cheese like shredded Swiss, Monterey jack or Pepper Jack cheese for a little heat. Drizzle it with siracha. Add some jalapenos.
- Add hash browns or diced potatoes.
- Chock them full of veggies like diced bell pepper, onions….
- Anything is fair game here, with the exception of sour cream. If you want that, add it at serving time. Have at it, friends!
To freeze your burritos for later, cover a sheet pan with waxed paper or parchment. Place in the freezer until the burritos are firm. Then, transfer the frozen burritos to a zip top baggie or other freezer safe container.
Frozen burritos will keep, if wrapped, for about three months.
Yes, these burritos can be reheated! You can thaw breakfast burritos in the refrigerator overnight, or reheat from frozen. To serve, simply microwave breakfast burritos to heat through. Everything is already cooked!
Burritos don't last very long in our household, but they can stay in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
What to Serve with Breakfast Burritos
These breakfast burritos are pretty much a meal in themselves, but I love a little fresh fruit on the side or vegetarian refried beans.
You can also serve salsa, sour cream or jalapeno slices with them. Or guacamole. Now we're getting fancy!
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Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos
- 12 eggs beaten
- 1 pound sausage browned and drained
- ¾ cup salsa
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 12 large flour tortillas
- Scramble the eggs in a skillet until cooked; add your cooked sausage and salsa. Allow to cool slightly.
- Warm tortillas in the microwave, covered with a damp paper towel for 20-30 seconds or until pliable.
- Add a portion of the egg/sausage mixture to flour tortilla, top with a portion of cheese.
- Roll, burrito style. Warm in the microwave until heated through and the cheese is melted.