Freezer Breakfast Burritos

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
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These make ahead freezer breakfast burritos are the perfect option for rushed mornings when getting breakfast on the table is a challenge! 

open breakfast tacos filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes, bell peppers, shredded cheese, and crumbed breakfast sausage laying on a marble surface

I am so FREAKING excited about this recipe! While these burritos are absolutely ideal for every day busy mornings, they’re also really great for stocking the freezer up ahead of a busy season of life (think: a surgery, the arrival of a new baby, etc.) In fact, one of our biggest efforts in preparing for our daughter, Graysen’s, arrival was to stock up on homemade freezer meals. 

After writing the Fed & Fit Book, I learned the important value of a freezer meal. While recipe testing for the book, I wound up freezing a LOT of the food …which came in so, so handy when my work transitioned to the hermit-like editing phase. Healthy freezer meals helped to keep me away from the (easy button) takeout menu because I had an even easier, even tastier option right in my own home. We applied the same principle when preparing for baby!

Today, we're zeroing in on my favorite freezer meal of them all: the Homemade Freezer Breakfast Burrito. Meal-prepped breakfasts can be tough, especially when you want to freeze them in advance. This recipe went through several rounds of development before we finally cracked the code on the BEST way to make and then defrost the ideal frozen breakfast burrito, but by golly, we nailed it.

Difference Between a Taco and a Burrito

Believe it or not, this is a HIGHLY debated topic (even amongst those in the same household – looking at you, Cassy and Austin!) Here's what we've decided…

  • Burritos – typically, burritos are larger than tacos, and 1 burrito is *usually* enough to fill you up! Burritos also tend to be rolled (like we did here!) rather than folded over like a taco.
  • Tacos – tacos are typically folded over (rather than rolled) and tend to be on the smaller size (1 serving = 2-3 tacos).

We consider this recipe a breakfast burrito because we rolled it up, but call it whatever makes the most sense to you – we don't mind!

red potatoes, bell peppers, eggs, shredded cheese, uncooked breakfast sausage, bacon, and tortillas laying out on a marble surface

Breakfast Burrito Ingredients

Though you can add *so* many different things to your breakfast burritos (see our ideas below!), we settled on a few basic, really delicious ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make the burritos as pictured:

  • Potatoes – for this recipe, you’ll need 1 pound of potatoes, chopped up into 1-inch cubes. We recommend red-skinned potatoes (no need to peel them!), but Yukon gold, sweet potatoes, or russet potatoes would all work well here.
  • Breakfast Sausage or Bacon – you’re either a breakfast sausage person or a bacon person – whichever you choose, you’ll need a pound here!
  • Bell Peppers – 2 thinly sliced red bell peppers will add a nice veggie-touch here!
  • Olive Oil – you’ll use about a tablespoon of olive oil to coat the potatoes and bell peppers before putting them into the oven to roast.
  • Salt + Pepper – a sprinkle each of salt and pepper will help to season the potatoes and red bell peppers.  
  • Butter – 1-2 tablespoons of butter will help the eggs to not stick to the pan.
  • Eggs – an obvious ingredient on the list! You’ll need about 18 eggs here, but you could totally get away with a couple more or a couple less if you need to. 
  • Shredded Cheese – if you include cheese in your diet (we do!), feel free to add some to your breakfast burritos! You’ll need about a ½ cup (give or take a little bit).
  • Tortillas – you’ll also want to grab a few packs of your favorite tortillas. If you’re using larger, burrito-size tortillas, you’ll need about 18, but if you’re using smaller tortillas (think: corn tortillas), you’ll want to grab closer to 36 tortillas.

What else can I add to breakfast burritos?

  • Vegetables – leafy greens, mushrooms, zucchini or summer squash, really whatever your heart desires here!
  • Beans – any variety will work.
  • Alternative Proteins – turkey bacon, ham, or chorizo would all be great in place of the bacon or breakfast sausage.
  • Sweet potatoes – use these in place of white potatoes for a fun twist.
  • After reheating – avocado, cilantro, salsa, and pico de gallo would all make great fresh toppers for your burritos.

Tortilla Sizes and Options

There are *so* many tortillas out there, y'all! Below, you'll find several options for your burritos – pick whichever you love + makes you feel best, and enjoy! Do note that the size of tortillas you choose will determine how many burritos you end up with.

  • Taco-size tortillas – this is what we used! Regular, taco-sized tortillas are typically around 7.5 inches in diameter. If you choose this size, you'll end up with about 18 breakfast burritos. Our favorite tortillas in this category are Mission GF tortillas (this is what we used), Siete chickpea or cassava flour tortillas (this is your best bet for grain-free tortillas), or (if you can tolerate them) regular ole flour tortillas.
  • Smaller-sized corn tortillas – these tortillas are closer to 6 inches in diameter, and would make more of a street taco-sized breakfast burrito. Corn tortillas do tend to get crumbly when frozen + reheated, so if you go this route, know that this is likely to happen. If you choose to use smaller-sized tortillas, you'll end up with about 36 finished breakfast burritos.
  • Large, burrito-style tortillas – the last option here is a large, burrito-style tortilla. These are typically around 10 inches in diameter. If you go this route, we recommend Siete's burrito tortillas or your other favorite large, burrito-style tortilla.

*Note: grain-free tortillas can be tricky to work with! Siete does an amazing job of helping troubleshoot crumbly/cracked tortillas, so be sure to read the package instructions for all of the best tips if you're using their tortillas!

tortillas laying on a marble surface
open breakfast tacos filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes, and crumbed breakfast sausage laying on a marble surface
tortillas laying on a marble surface, each filled with scrambled eggs
open breakfast tacos filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes, bell peppers, shredded cheese, and crumbed breakfast sausage laying on a marble surface

How to Make Breakfast Burritos

First, pick exactly what ingredients you’re going to use, and then read through the steps for each of those below! It’s important to read through it all first, because you may be able to combine some ingredients together (ex. potatoes, peppers, and sausage) depending on what you choose!

*If you plan on baking potatoes, bell peppers, sausage, or bacon (our preferred cooking method here), you’ll need to preheat your oven to 375°F. 

For the Bell Peppers + Potatoes

  • Toss your chopped potatoes and sliced bell peppers with olive oil, then spread them out on a rimmed sheet pan and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.

For the Sausage

  • If you choose to use sausage, simply use your fingers to pull apart the sausage and add clumps of it onto the sheet pan with the potatoes and sausage. Then, bake all 3 together for 40 minutes.

For the Bacon

  • While the potatoes and peppers are baking, lay the strips of bacon out on a separate, large sheet pan, making sure that the bacon does not overlap.
  • When the timer for the potatoes and peppers has 20 minutes left, put the bacon in the oven to continue baking with the potatoes and veggies for 20 more minutes.

For the Eggs

  • Crack eggs into a large bowl and whisk with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, pour in eggs and scramble until desired texture is achieved. I prefer to use a spatula to lightly stir my eggs until they just slightly firm up.

How to Assemble Freezer Burritos

  • Let the filling ingredients cool for about 10 minutes before assembling your burritos.
  • Place a tortilla on a piece of cut parchment paper. Add whatever combination of eggs, potatoes, bacon or sausage, peppers, potatoes, and cheese that you’d like in the middle of the tortilla, taking care not to over-fill them.
  • Fold the two opposite sides of the tortilla over the filling, then fold the other side and roll as tightly as you can, making sure to use your fingers to keep in all of the filling while rolling.
  • Wrap in the paper, then put into a freezer-safe bag.
  • Repeat until all burritos are assembled!

*Note: if you want to do this in a more eco-friendly way, feel free to reuse your parchment paper with each new batch of burritos (just lay it out on the counter to dry out after enjoying a burrito), OR to scrap the paper altogether, use cut pieces of clean kitchen cloth the same way.

a woman rolling breakfast burritos in parchment paper on a marble surface

How to Freeze 

Once you’ve got a freezer-safe bag full of individually parchment paper-wrapped breakfast burritos, you’ll want to label the bag with the date and exactly what’s inside of it, and then pop the whole bag into the freezer!

How do you reheat frozen breakfast burritos?

To reheat a burrito from frozen, simply microwave on high for 60-90 seconds. Alternatively, you can place the burrito on a sheet pan, and bake it at 350°F until warmed through (about 25 minutes). We recommend keeping the parchment paper on your burrito to reheat if you like a softer taco and unwrapping your taco completely before reheating for a slightly crispier taco.

a large gallon ziplock bag labeled "breakfast tacos 2-26-21" sitting on a marble surface

How do you keep frozen breakfast burritos from getting soggy?

This is a great question! Nobody likes a soggy breakfast burrito, that’s for sure. Here are a couple of ways that you can ensure a yummy (read: not soggy) end product:

  • Hold off on sealing + freezing – wait for ingredients to be room temperature before sealing and freezing your burritos. Hot ingredients will cause condensation and lead the tortilla to be soggy.
  • Bake instead of microwave – if you’ve done the above tip and you’re still experiencing soggy burritos, try baking the burritos to reheat instead of microwaving. To do this, unwrap the burrito and place it on a sheet pan, and bake it at 350°F until warmed through (about 25 minutes).
  • Toast it in a skillet – if you really want a crispy burrito, you can defrost the burrito in the fridge overnight or in the microwave, then toast for 2-3 minutes per side in a skillet over medium heat, until browned.

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Freezer Breakfast Burritos

open breakfast tacos filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes, bell peppers, shredded cheese, and crumbed breakfast sausage laying on a marble surface

These freezer burritos are perfect for a grab-and-go weekday breakfast that you'll actually look forward to!

  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 18 tacos 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Freezer

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound potatoes (any variety – we used red-skinned potatoes), chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage or bacon
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 18 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 18 (7.5-inch) tortillas*

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. 
  2. Place the potatoes and bell peppers on a sheet pan, then toss them with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread them over the pan.
    • If you're using sausage: simply use your fingers to pull apart the sausage and add clumps of it onto the sheet pan with the potatoes and peppers. Bake all three together for 40 minutes.
    • If you're using bacon: bake the peppers and potatoes for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, lay the bacon on a separate sheet pan and transfer it to the oven to bake alongside the peppers and potatoes for an additional 20 minutes.
  3. While the peppers and potatoes bake, crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk with salt and pepper. 
  4. Add the butter to a large skillet over medium-low heat. Once melted, pour in the eggs and scramble until the desired texture is achieved, then remove from heat.
  5. To assemble your burritos: let the filling ingredients cool for about 10 minutes, then heat a tortilla in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 15 seconds per side and place it on a piece of cut parchment paper.
  6. Add your fillings to the middle of the tortilla, then top with shredded cheese. Fold the two opposite sides of the tortilla over the filling, then fold the other side over the filling and roll as tightly as you can, making sure to use your fingers to keep in all of the fillings while rolling.
  7. Wrap the parchment paper around the burritos, then secure with tape or a rubber band and place in a freezer-safe bag. Repeat until all burritos are assembled!
  8. To reheat: remove the tape and microwave on high for 60-90 seconds, or bake it at 350 F for 10-15 minutes until warmed through.

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  1. Brittany says:

    I love this idea, and I love the concept of Siete tortillas, but they fall apart on me every time and become useless and frustrating! Any feedback on how to avoid this?? Thank you!!

    1. Cassy says:

      Hi Brittany! They will crack if you’re not strategic in how you heat them up. The instructions I’ve provided here (steaming them with water) helps tremendously.

  2. Love! In our home we meal prep because feeding an always hungry teenage boy is a never ending Mom job. 🙂 Any thoughts or suggestions for reheating when one doesn’t use a microwave? Thanks so much!

    1. Cassy says:

      You can put in a skillet over low heat and cover with a lid! OR – you could also place them in the oven until warm. Hope that helps!

    2. Jennifer says:

      I’ve wrapped them in foil before, then throw the whole thing (including the foil) in the oven for about 15 min. Then I grab it out, wrap it in a dish towel, and throw it in my work bag and eat it when I get to work. Delicious and a great start to the day!

  3. Tina says:

    Hi Cassy! Thank you so much for all of your fabulous recipes. My husband is a UPS driver and this time of year is super crazy. This is going to be a game changer in our house! You’re the best.

    1. Cassy says:

      Awesome!! I hope y’all love them!

  4. Melissa says:

    I am super excited to try these! I have needed something like this for my quick morning routine! I was wondering if you could pass along your favorite breakfast sausage recipe or brand? I have concerns about the packaged sausage ingredient list at the stores and haven’t found a way to make it from scratch that I am too crazy about. Thanks!!

    1. Cassy says:

      My favorite breakfast sausage comes in my monthly ButcherBox (www.butcherbox.com/fedandfit)! I hope that helps!

  5. Shannon w. says:

    Melissa – I have found a brand called “Mulay’s” in the freezer section of my local Natural Foods Grocer by Vitamin Cottage (’round here we just call it Vitamin Cottage). Also Applegate Farms is pretty good. Lastly, I just got my first shipment of Butcher Box breakfast sausage and the ingredients are pretty great (and the meat pastured). I *think* Cassy is in to Butcher Box and if so I’m sure she can pass on a code to you to get some free meat incentives to sign up!

    1. Melissa says:

      Thanks for the tips!

    2. Cassy says:

      Thanks, Shannon! <3

  6. Danielle says:

    Cassy – hat’s the best way to finish the potatoes for this recipe after you boil them? Thanks!

    1. Cassy says:

      In a hot skillet with some fat for a nice crisp!

  7. amanda says:

    Hi Cassy,

    I was super excited about this recipe! However, I must have done something wrong.. when I heated the tortilla with the water all it did was make it super sticky! I stopped after the first too b/c it did not seem right. I tried wax paper (will not do that again!) b/c I did not have enough parchment and I ended up with a wax paper burrito – the paper would not come off when I reheated! I even wrapped it in a damp paper towel in hopes that would release it but it just stuck to it also! Any advice? Thanks!

    1. Cassy says:

      Hi Amanda! OH that’s a bummer. The stickiness is actually a good sign that the reheating method is working …but it shouldn’t stick so much that it adheres to the wax paper. Parchment may work better …and maybe a little less water?

    2. Coastinganon says:

      This is exactly what happened to me as well! I’m legit wondering if the Siete tortillas are smaller where I live! Also – after 90 seconds in my microwave, the frozen burrito was still frozen. Took another 90 seconds. Not a big deal, but clearly different.

    3. Coastinganon says:

      oops…sorry…replied to the wrong comment

  8. Millason says:

    Yes! When I was pregnant with my daughter, I froze a bunch of soups! Big mistake! It is crazy hard to eat soup with a baby strapped to your chest. Burritos are definitely the way to go. And smoothies… lots and lots of smoothies.

  9. Jenna says:

    Hi Cassy! I love following your blog and instagram; however, I was so disappointed with this recipe, specifically with the amounts of food it called for. It was hard to fit enough of any of the ingredients into the tortillas before rolling them up (without them breaking…yes I used the cassava/coconut and yes I heated in the pan before making), so I was left with about 2 potatoes, at least 6-8 eggs left worth of scrambled eggs, and maybe 1/3 lb of sausage. I’m not sure what I did wrong…:-( On the positive side, it’ll make for a great breakfast hash tomorrow! But I’m bummed that my burritos turned out so small and probably won’t be as filling of a breakfast as I thought they’d be upon making them. I’ll have to call Chipotle and ask them where they get that massive tortilla stretcher thingy so I can use that the next time!

    1. Cassy says:

      Sorry you were disappointed, Jenna. These are the portions that worked for us in our numerous tests.

    2. Coastinganon says:

      This is exactly what happened to me as well! I’m legit wondering if the Siete tortillas are smaller where I live! Also – after 90 seconds in my microwave, the frozen burrito was still frozen. Took another 90 seconds. Not a big deal, but clearly different.

  10. Lauren says:

    I couldn’t seem to get everything into the burrito and warmed up. I thought maybe I bought the wrong tortillas, but I just double checked and they looked correct. Any tips for folding up the burritos???

    The insides tasted wonderful so in the meantime I had a burrito bowl!!

  11. Lauren says:

    **wrapped up

    Typo! Sorry!

  12. Amie says:

    Made these today to prep for baby #4. Technique worked perfectly. Thanks!

  13. Molly says:

    I know this isn’t a new recipe of yours by any means, but i just want to let you know how much I ADORE it. I’ve been making a big batch of these every month or so for the past year (sausage, bacon, and black bean), and they are such a perfect grab and go breakfast to make mornings a little less crazy. Some breakfasts can get boring after a while, and I don’t think my boyfriend and I will ever get sick of these!! THANK YOU for all that you do!

  14. Candy says:

    I can’t wait to do this tomorrow to be ready for the whole week!!

  15. Katie says:

    Would you consider making a video for these? Like another commenter, I had an issue with the tortillas completely sticking to the pan when I tried to steam them. Maybe I should have used a non-stick instead of stainless? I ended up just using them straight out of the package which obviously wasn’t ideal. A lot of the tortillas broke, but I still wrapped and frozen them, and they kind of seemed to stick back together enough to still eat like a taco after being frozen/reheated which was an awesome surprise!! I figured I’d just have taco bowls haha. I also had a ton of leftover filling, but I suspect I filled my tortillas a lot less than you due to the cracking issue. Delicious though, and I am loving having these on hand! I just need to work on my technique 🙂

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      Yes, I’d definitely use a non-stick pan for this, Katie – I bet that’s why your tortillas stuck! I’m so sorry. Thanks for the video suggestion – we’ll definitely keep it in mind!

  16. K says:

    There is a huge google ad right in the middle of your post. Makes it impossible to read your content. I get that ads cover your costs but placement and flashing irritability determine whether I ever come back to your site.

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      Thank you so much for letting us know. We don’t always know what ads are on the site, so this is super helpful for us. We’re looking into it now!

  17. Pearletta says:

    Sounds really good. I will try them thank you very much.

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      Hope you love them, Pearletta!

  18. Jenny says:

    These are delicious. I actually forgot to add the cheese, but it’s definitely not lacking in flavor. I did what was recommended by waiting for the food to cool down before assembling and wrapping. I popped them in the microwave and they came out great. I will definitely use this again for my breakfast meal prep. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      Awesome! So glad to hear that, Jenny!! Thank you for sharing this with us!