Keep a batch of these Loaded Egg Burritos in your freezer for a quick and easy hot breakfast on busy mornings. Pop a frozen breakfast wrap in the microwave in the morning and be ready to head out the door in minutes.
By now it isn't a secret that I do not like to make breakfast. Well, first thing in the morning that is.
I am all for making a batch of Banana Oatmeal Pancakes or these Green Chile Egg Taquitos in the AFTERNOON and freezing them for the following day or week. My brain just does not wake up early enough to be cooking on a hot stove or cutting things with a sharp knife.
Although, with our kids getting older, I am realizing that I need to start doubling the batches of food that I am freezing. I make these Banana Pancakes and freeze them for the week. Then the kids eat pancakes for breakfast, and in two days those pancakes are gone.
We had some sausage to use up last week, so I added it to scrambled eggs, peppers, hash browns, bacon, and cheese to make a batch of the best breakfast burritos.
Each burrito is a full meal. I stuffed each tortilla with a healthy portion of scrambled eggs. Eggs have a high-quality protein that helps keep you fuller longer. This also means more energy longer into the day. Our kids need this energy and protein to keep them from being hungry while they are in school.
Did you also know that eggs can help form muscle tissue, build muscle strength, and repair muscles after working out? Sounds to me like I should be preparing more eggs for our hungry kiddos to start their mornings with.
Add filling the fridge with more freezer friendly breakfast burritos to my to do list.
What You'll Need
- Eggs - one dozen eggs makes 12 burritos
- Oil - to saute in
- Veggies - onions, peppers, shredded hash browns
- Garlic - for flavor
- Meat - crumbled cooked sausage and crispy bacon
- Cheese - shredded cheddar
- Tortillas - 8 inch flour shells
How to make Loaded Egg Burritos
Let's get started and make some easy breakfast wraps. I love that the breakfast burrito filling comes together just by using one pan. Make a double batch of these egg burritos. One to eat now and one to freeze for later.
- Scramble the eggs, then transfer them to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
- Sauté the onion, peppers, and hash browns in a little bit of oil.
- Stir in cooked sausage, crumbled bacon, scrambled eggs, and shredded cheese.
- Divide the egg mixture evenly onto 12 tortillas.
- Roll up making sure to tuck the ends in as you go.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate or freeze for later.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can breakfast burritos be made the night before?
Yes, you can make these breakfast burritos the night before. Let them cool, then wrap in plastic wrap and place in a container or large plastic bag in the fridge.
Can breakfast burritos be frozen?
- Let the filled burritos cool completely.
- Place on a tray and freeze for 30 minutes.
- Wrap each one in saran wrap and place in a freezer bag.
- Freeze for 1-2 months.
- To serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then microwave in the morning.
How to reheat breakfast burritos:
- Remove any wrappings from a thawed or refrigerated burrito. Wrap it in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil and cook each burrito on each side for one minute.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place thawed burritos on baking sheet and bake 6-8 minute or until heated through.
- For frozen burritos, place in a damp paper towel and heat in microwave for 2 minutes or until heated through.
More Easy Egg Recipes
- Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins
- Bacon Breakfast Taco
- Broccoli Egg Casserole
- Egg Avocado Tomato Sandwich
- Egg Salad
- Broccoli Egg Muffins
*These Loaded Egg Burritos were first published on December 9, 2014. The post and photos have been updated and republished on January 21, 2020.
doing food prep today and this is a great idea! do you let the eggs and other fillings completely cool before wrapping them in the tortilla?
We usually roll them up while everything is warm. Let them cool that way if you are going to freeze them though.
These are really good for camping too! I wrapped each burrito in heavy duty aluminum foil before stuffing them into the plastic bags. Then into the cooler & we just threw them directly into the fire in the morning. Make sure to rotate & turn them so they don't burn. When they start to puff up, they're done. Everyone loved them!
I also added a can of cream of mushroom soup to make them extra creamy inside.
That is awesome to hear that these are great for camping too! Thank you so much for sharing that tip! I am so glad you are enjoying the breakfast burritos!
I made them and froze them for a quick breakfast on the go.. Loved them! Will definitely make these again! Endless possibilities!
I prefer not to use microwaves. Do you know if these would heat up well in the oven or on the stove?
I think they would be fine to heat up in the oven. Maybe thaw them first, then heat until warmed through. I haven't done it this way, so I can't give you an exact time. Keep me posted on how it works for you!
So, I hate my microwave. Could these be frozen, thawed overnight, and heated in the oven?
I don't see why not. You just need to heat them long enough to get hot through the center.
These are very good, but definitely took longer than 20 min to make. They were worth it though.
Thanks so much!
Thanks! I could figure out how to make the burritos as I've had similar before, but knowing how to freeze them is what brought me here. I'm always looking for ways to make ahead and bring breakfast to work. Looking forward to trying this 🙂
These look delicious! I'm a huge lover of breakfast burritos...matter of fact, I tried to bribe my mom just this morning into buying me 2 lol. I look forward to trying these although I may add a few black beans, mm. Thanks so much for sharing!
I will definitely make this over the weekend. I'm going to switch it up a little, because of personal preferences, and use ham instead of the sausage. I think it will still be YUMMY!!!
Carole from Carole's Chatter
Oooh, Jocelyn, I do hope you'll swing by to Food on Friday to add this to the eggy recipe collection! Cheers from Carole from Carole's Chatter
Get in mah belly! Girl, these rock! I love that you can freeze them. Oh yes, I'll be making these.
Haha! Thanks Jennie! 😉
I love that these can be made ahead and frozen! I think I know what's for breakfast 🙂
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
What a great make ahead breakfast! I often make a big batch of pancakes and eat them for a week, but I have never made burritos ahead of time.
Thanks Laura! I love having made ahead pancakes too! 😉
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
Breakfast burritos are a great way to start the day! I love these "loaded" ones and I would love to make a bunch and freeze them to enjoy all winter long. 😀
Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking and More
Amazing how much kids can eat as they get older, hunh? Love the idea of freezing things, so breakfast items don't have to be made every day and the kids aren't just eating cereal.
These burritos look and sound delicious and I know my son would love them!
Love the picture of you and the chicken, too!
Thanks Lynne! Yes, it's crazy how much my kids eat now. Especially most oldest! 😉