Freezer Breakfast Burritos

 I’m going to go ahead and just assume that your mornings are somewhat like mine… short on time.  We don’t need to go into any details on why they’re short on time, it’s alright if we just leave it at that.  That’s where these freezer breakfast burritos step in over and over again to save the day. Every single one of us loves them, which is really saying a lot!  They take about 2 minutes to heat up in the morning, there’s zero clean-up and they keep us full all morning long. Complete winner in my book!
Now try to keep in mind before we start, pretty much any of the ingredients in here can be modified to your tastes or what you have on hand. If you prefer ham or or bacon instead of sausage than just add that! Or leave out the meat entirely! Change the type of cheese. You might prefer more egg than potato or vice versa. It’s entirely customizable, so don’t think my measurements have to be followed exactly. They can be used as a guideline, but you know better than me what your family enjoys!


36 scrambled eggs
4 lbs. potatoes, diced and roasted
flour tortillas, I use 24, 10-inch and 10, 6-inch
 1 lb. cheddar cheese, grated
 1.5-2 lbs. ground sausage, cooked
 I had leftover cooked peppers and onions that I put on for my husband
 clean cutting board to assemble
 clean cookie sheet to place rolled up burritos to flash freeze
It’s really just as simple as layering your ingredients! There’s no measuring or magic ratio!
Once you have them filled, you fold each of the short ends down over the filling.
Holding that in place, you fold one of the sides over. Make sure to keep everything nice and tight.
Fold the other side over to completely enclose your filling and you have yourself a burrito!
Place it seam side down on the cookie sheet and get to work on the rest of them! When you’re done, you have yourself a nice little stack! Put the entire cookie sheet, uncovered, into the freezer for about 30-45 minutes or so. You’re just flash freezing it. When you pull it out, you can put them into a freezer bag and they won’t stick together.
When it comes time to eat them, there’s no need to thaw ahead of time. Just remove from freezer and wrap in a paper towel. Place in the microwave for 1.5-2 minutes and it will be heated through and ready to eat!
I paid a little over $24 for my ingredients and got 34 burritos. Let’s just round up and say I paid $25… that still comes out to only 74 cents each!! Not too bad in my book!


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  1. What a fabulous, delicious, time-saving recipe! These look awesome :)

  2. I love breakfast burritos! Can’t believe I never thought of this! :)

  3. Love this idea, Natalie!

  4. These sound wonderful — I’m quite sure my hubby would LOVE them! Pinning this!

  5. These are perfect! My husband eats ones from Sam’s every morning, but they are expensive! I am definitely doing this from now on. How do you recommend reheating them?

  6. I live in England and came across breakfast burritos about a month ago, it could have been your site, I’m not sure. I decided to make some a few weeks ago. Its not something most people here eat but I knew we would like it. I enjoyed it more than I expected, ours had onions, bell peppers, egg, cheese and sausage (English) and wow were they tasty. I froze some but need to make more!

  7. Do you season your potatoes? My fav breakfast burritoes are about $3 a piece and I have to be on the right side of town before 10 am to even think about splurging on them. When I worked across the street I had one or two every morning. Now I make them at home but have left out the potato because I am unsure on how to cook them. tips pointers? Love the freezing idea and the heating instructions.

  8. @ShannonHi Shannon, I couldn’t find an email address for you anywhere, so I’m hoping you come back here and find my reply! For this batch, I diced my potatoes into small cubes and then tossed them with a small amount of olive oil and lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. I roasted at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or until fork tender. Other times, I have used my mandoline to julienne the potatoes and make homemade hashbrowns that I just fry up quick and then use those instead. If I have roasted potatoes left over from the previous night’s dinner, I’ll chop them up and throw them in as well! Hope that helps!

  9. These look yummy!! Thanks for sharing…

  10. @kamieHi Kamie! I couldn’t find an email address for you so hopefully you come back and see this! Here’s the email I tried to send but it got returned.
    That’s too cool that you live in Lebanon! I’m grew up in Palmyra so not too far at all! The longest they’ve ever lasted around here is probably a month or so before we eat them all, so I’m not sure past that.

    I just reheat them the way I mentioned in the post and I’ve never had any issues!
    “When it comes time to eat them, there’s no need to thaw ahead of time. Just remove from freezer and wrap in a paper towel. Place in the microwave for 1.5-2 minutes and it will be heated through and ready to eat!”

    Thanks for the note and have a great weekend! We’re supposed to have gorgeous weather!

  11. Hi Natalie, how do you reheat? Micro for 2 min? Also, do you know how long they usually last? Looks like you have a bunch of them! BTW, we don’t live far from each other. :) I am just up the road in Lebanon.

  12. Natalie this is great! My oldest loves breakfast burritos but I don’t make them often enough. I, too, make and freeze them but I never get the folding right. And I Love the idea of potatoes in them! I will have to make a batch real soon! Thanks for the cost breakdown. I always wondered ’bout that.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Just stumbled on this. Have you tried using bacon AND sausage? Also, When I make breakfast burritos, I like to mix the ingredients together instead of layering them. This way I don’t over fill my burritos.

  14. Do the eggs and sausage need to be room temP prior to assembly for the flash freeze to work properly? Great idea btw.

  15. so how long can you keep these BREAKFAST BURRITOS in the freezer

    • About 2 months is probably the longest they’ve lasted in our house, just because they get eaten quickly. Not because of freezer burn issues at all. I would say 3 months or less would be a good standard, but I haven’t ever tested that. It really just depends a lot on how well they are wrapped.

  16. Tixa DeTigero says:

    Hello Natalie,
    since I don’t own a microwave, and don’t plan on buying it, how can I preheat these in the oven?
    I’d probably wrap them in foil, but for how long and how high should the oven be set on?
    Greetings from Switzerland!

    • I’ve never tried reheating them in the oven, but I would assume you should set them out from the freezer the night before. Wrap in foil and I would start at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. The first time, you should check them to make sure they are heated through to the center and then adjust the time accordingly. Sorry I don’t have a clearer answer for you! I am making some this weekend for my kids’ 1st week of school, and I can test some out and get back to you!

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