Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

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These Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast choice for your busy mornings. They are made with scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, and cheese for a filling, delicious breakfast.

I absolutely love making a double batch of these so that I have a freezer full of meals when there’s “nothing to eat.” We often eat these breakfast burritos for dinner they are so good!

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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Make-ahead breakfast burritos are truly our secret weapon for breakfast success. I can not count on 2 hands the number of times I’ve made this recipe we love it so much! I’ve also made these as an easy post-partum meal for many friends and family members.

When you get up in the morning, grab a burrito from the freezer, unwrap it, stick one in the microwave or oven while you’re brushing your teeth, and BOOM. It’s ready for you to devour quickly before you leave or travel with you to work!

What You Need for Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos

These make ahead breakfast burritos are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast choice for your busy mornings.  They are packed with veggies and protein to keep your energy up all day. Make a double batch of these freezer breakfast burritos for an easy, healthy meal-prep breakfast you can enjoy all week long.

Other Tasty Recipe Variations for These Meal-Prep Breakfast Burritos

These easy make ahead breakfast burritos have just all the fixings that we like, but go nuts and make ’em your own style! Here are some family favorites we’ve tried: 

  • Eggs: Swap the eggs with tofu to make a delicious tofu scramble, or use egg whites for a lighter option. 
  • Potatoes: Roasted sweet potatoes would also taste fantastic. It’ll give these burritos a lovely hint of sweetness. You can also use a different type of potato like red potatoes or baby Dutch yellow potatoes. 
  • Sausage: Feel free to switch up the ground breakfast sausage with sliced Italian sausage, or whatever ground meat you have on hand! We particularly love chorizo with the eggs and potatoes!
  • Other additions: Elevate these make-ahead breakfast burritos even further with other great add-ons like bacon bits, bell pepper, cheddar cheese, hot sauce, black beans, pico de gallo, or green onions.

Top Tips for Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

  • We don’t recommend freezing these meal prep breakfast burritos with sour cream or Greek yogurt. Add those ingredients to the burritos right before serving. 
  • If you’re not planning to eat your burritos right away, no fear! You can easily wrap these guys up with aluminum foil and reheat later. These freezer breakfast burritos have been tested and approved by many. 
  • For easy wrapping, microwave the tortilla for about 10-15 seconds to make it more pliable before wrapping. You could also steam the tortilla in a damp paper towel in the microwave.
Wrapping burrito

How to Store & Freeze Your Burritos

If you’re planning on having these delicious breakfast burritos within the week, they can be stored in an airtight container or bag in the fridge for up to 4 days.

If you’re meal prepping for the future, let your burritos cool and then tightly wrap them in tin foil. Transfer these meal prep breakfast burritos into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Once out of the freezer, here are your reheating options:

  • If heating from frozen, unwrap and place on a plate and then into the microwave. Use the defrost setting on your microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, flipping every minute. Then microwave on high for 60-90 seconds or until hot.
  • If heating from thawed, microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds.

More Breakfast Burrito Recipes

These Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast choice for your busy mornings! They are packed with veggies and protein to keep your energy up all day!

4.73 from 18 votes

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Have an easy, savory breakfast ready to go with these delicious make ahead breakfast burritos! Made with fresh scrambled eggs, potatoes, and breakfast sausage, you'll have plenty of protein to make you energized for the day!
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 10
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Ingredients 

Scrambled Eggs

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil or nonstick cooking spray

Roasted Potatoes

Breakfast Sausage

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage, pork or chicken or chorizo

Other

  • 10 8- inch tortillas, plain or whole wheat
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions 

Scrambled Eggs

  • Heat a large skillet to medium/high heat. Then grease with olive oil or cooking spray.
  • Crack 8 eggs into a medium size bowl and then add 2 tablespoons of almond milk, and season with salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
  • Pour eggs onto heated pan and use a spatula to scramble until fully cooked. Set aside.

Roasted Potatoes

  • First, preheat oven to 400ºF and place a piece of tin foil on a baking sheet.
  • Prep potatoes by cubing into small chunks. Then place on baking sheet.
  • Drizzle on 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  • Use hands to toss to make sure everything is evenly coated.
  • Roast for 30 minutes at 400ºF. Toss half way through. Set aside.

Breakfast Sausage

  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat.
  • Then, finely dice 1/2 a white onion and add to skillet along with 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic. Sauté for about a minute before adding breakfast sausage.
  • Use a spatula to sauté until fully cooked. Set aside.

Burritos

  • First, heat tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave (this will help with the folding process).
  • Then, get building! Add scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, breakfast sausage, and a sprinkle of cheese on top of your tortilla. You should make around 10 burritos.
  • Make your burritos by folding two sides in and then rolling.
    Make ahead breakfast burritos with sausage, eggs, and cheese.
  • Tightly wrap each burrito in tin foil, making sure there are no pockets of air. Then, write the name and date on each burrito for later!

To Reheat

  • If heating from frozen, unwrap and place on a plate and then into the microwave. Use the defrost setting on your microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, flipping every minute. Then microwave on high for 60-90 seconds or until hot.
  • If heating from thawed, microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds.

Tips & Notes

  • Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Watch It

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Nutrition

Calories: 299 kcal, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 11 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 4 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Wendi
July 30, 2022 4:56 pm

Will this work if I add some bell peppers and spinach and still freeze them ?

August 1, 2022 1:54 pm
Reply to  Wendi

Definitely!

Cindy
July 20, 2022 11:28 am

So I haven’t tried anything yet. But I am cooking the shredded chicken burritos tonight for dinner. I am the cook in the household, 7 and I’m the only female so basically it’s all boys. But I do all the cooking and always looking for something new to try. Feel free to send some recipes my way and I’ll definitely give it a try. Thanks

Olive
July 24, 2021 4:39 am
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4 stars
To all my lazy vegetarians/vegans: just substitute the sausage for black beans, and if I’m being honest, I’m pretty lazy, but sometimes it’s good because it taught me that instead of seasoning the bland beans just buy packs of taco seasoning and pour that into the beans, it’s so good

Last edited 2 years ago by Olive
Anne
February 17, 2021 9:25 am
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4 stars
Good recipe, but can you explain the bit about “Singing chants?”

Melinda
November 3, 2020 7:52 pm
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5 stars
I’m intimidated by burritos but your photos helped me roll them nice and secure. I tried to use egg whites and that lost a LOT of volume but made up for it in potatoes. Next time I need more cheese and maybe hot sauce inside too.

Kaitlyn
September 27, 2020 4:48 pm
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5 stars
Just made a double batch of these for my husband! He’s super excited to eat them. Would it work to reheat them in the toaster oven instead of microwave? If so, any recommendations on how long?

Tom
May 31, 2020 1:18 pm

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Cammylle
April 18, 2020 5:26 pm

How long are they good for if I refrigerate them? Excited to try this recipe!

Nita
February 17, 2020 10:42 pm
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3 stars
” They are packed with veggies and protein “… What “veggies” are in this recipe? Packed with potatoes,sausage,eggs and cheese…

Brittney
January 13, 2021 10:42 am
Reply to  Nita

A potato is a vegetable.

T.C.
April 22, 2021 5:04 pm
Reply to  Brittney

Actually, it’s a starch

Karlie Stewart
January 6, 2020 3:47 pm
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5 stars
Instructions are easy to follow! I will definitely be making again. Thank you!