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Your morning routine will get easier when you make these Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos. They’re freezer-friendly, so you can simply reheat them in the morning for a filling breakfast on the go.
The recipe makes eight servings for about $1.50 per serving. The entire recipe costs approximately $12.06 to make.
You will love this Breakfast Burrito Recipe
If you have busy mornings without time to make breakfast, this breakfast burrito recipe is for you. Spend a little time over the weekend prepping them for the freezer and then pull them out of the freezer throughout the week to reheat and enjoy.
We have made these for camping trips, family reunions, busy school mornings, and even Christmas morning. They’re a hit every single time, and everyone agrees they are better than what you get a McDonald’s.
The added bonus is that it costs less to make one of these breakfast burritos than it does to buy one at McDonald’s. Plus, you can customize the recipe to fill it exactly how everyone in your family likes it, so even the pickiest eater is happy.
Breakfast Burritos Recipe ingredients
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil – $0.24
- 1 pound ground breakfast sausage – $2.88
- 1 ½ cups frozen hash browns – $1.71
- ¼ cup yellow onions – $0.11
- ¼ cup bell pepper – $0.24
- 8 large eggs – $1.84
- 1 cup cheddar cheese – $1.25
- 1 cup Mexican or Monterey Jack cheese – $8 (10-inch) flour tortillas – $2.55
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Breakfast Burrito variations and substitutions
- Instead of breakfast sausage, you can use sausage patties, bacon, chorizo, pinto beans, or black beans.
- Anything goes in these burritos. Instead of the cubed potatoes, you can use tater tots, shredded potatoes, and even french fries!
- Sometimes, we add diced green chiles to the burritos for an extra flavor kick.
How To Make Breakfast Burritos
- First, cook the burrito fillings, then remove them from the heat.
- Next, heat each tortilla in the microwave.
- Spoon the filling onto the bottom 1/3 of each tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.
- Fold the burrito and serve or freeze.
***For complete recipe instructions and a video, see the recipe card below.
Get kids involved in making Breakfast Burritos
Ages 2-3: Have your little one help spoon the burrito filling onto the tortillas.
Ages 4-5: Show your child how to fold the tortillas. You can also help them wrap the finished breakfast burritos in foil for freezing.
Ages 6-8: Teaching proper stove-top safety, your child can help cook the burrito filling.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Storing Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos
Serve: You can keep these breakfast burritos out for about two hours before they need to be refrigerated to frozen.
Store: Cover and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Freeze: Wrap the burritos in foil or parchment paper. Add to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag or container. Freeze for up to 2 months.
To Reheat: Place one burrito on a microwave-safe plate or dish and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Let rest for 30 seconds before eating.
Breakfast Burrito Meal Prep FAQs
When you stuff a burrito full of breakfast ingredients and veggies and fold it up, it is officially a breakfast burrito. A traditional burrito is typically filled with various combinations of meats, rice, and beans. So, while it is the same concept, the ingredients differ, creating a different menu option.
The number of calories in one breakfast burrito may vary depending on if you order it at a restaurant or make it yourself. It can even vary when you make it yourself, as you can alter the ingredients and amount in each burrito. According to our recipe, there are 499 in each burrito as it is written.
One tip is to make sure you do not overcook the eggs. When eggs are overcooked, they become watery, adding moisture to your burrito and making it soggy. Vegetables can also release water, so be sure to saute them first to help avoid this.
A breakfast burrito is typically a flour tortilla filled with breakfast foods such as eggs, bacon, sausage, peppers, and salsa. Whereas a wrap uses a thinner tortilla, like a spinach tortilla, and is more commonly filled with non-breakfast items such as chicken, (or other proteins) lettuce and other vegetables and sauces.
Breakfast Burrito budget tips
Meal prepping and putting ready-made food in your freezer is a great budgeting tip. It will save you from eating out when you don’t feel like cooking or have enough time.
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Breakfast Burritos Recipe
- large skillet
- Wooden mixing spoon
- cutting board
- chef's knife
- Measuring spoons
- small mixing bowl
- measuring cups
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
- 1 ½ cup frozen cubed hash browns
- ¼ cup yellow onion finely diced
- ¼ cup green or red bell pepper or a combination, finely diced
- 8 large eggs lightly beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Mexican or Monterey jack cheese
- 8 10-inch flour tortillas
FOR SERVING: (all optional)
- sour cream
- chopped cilantro
- chopped green onions
COOK BURRITO FILLINGS:
- Heat oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until simmering.
- Cook hash browns until golden brown, then remove them from the pan onto a paper towel-lined plate.
- Add sausage, onion, and peppers to the skillet and cook until no pink remains. Drain off the grease.
- Add the hash browns back to the pan.
- Pour the lightly beaten eggs into the skillet and cook until they are set, stirring frequently.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove the burrito filling from the heat.
- Heat each tortilla in the microwave for 8-10 seconds to make it easier to roll.
- Spoon the filling onto the bottom ⅓ of each tortilla.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Fold the sides and then the ends over and roll up the burrito as tightly as possible.
- Serve immediately or freeze the burritos. (See freezing and reheating instructions in the notes below).
Wrap the burritos in foil or parchment paper. Add to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag or container. Freeze for up to 2 months.
Place 1 burrito on a microwave-safe plate or dish and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Let rest for 30 seconds before eating.