Ever prioritize the snooze button in the morning? Healthy Freezer Breakfast Burritos are a great way to start each day off on the right foot!
The most important meal of the day just so happens to be my favorite! Who doesn’t love a fresh, hot breakfast? I also love how easy it is to make most of my favorite breakfast staples, like sausage and eggs.
These Freezer Breakfast Burritos combine the simplicity of breakfast with the convenience of meal prep. You can even prepare some crispy bacon in the oven to add some variety to your freezer burrito stash!
FREEZER BREAKFAST BURRITOS
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If you are anything like me, you might be consistently running late on busy mornings. Without fail when I am short on time the first thing that I sacrifice is breakfast. Then I realized I could make and freeze breakfast burritos and my life changed forever. What a game-changer to my morning routine!
INGREDIENTS IN FREEZER FRIENDLY BREAKFAST BURRITOS
Maple Breakfast Sausage- There are a ton of breakfast protein options out there! I use maple breakfast sausage links because I like the sweet and salty combination in my breakfast burrito. Feel free to substitute in turkey sausage, bacon, or even plant-based breakfast options.
Bell Pepper and Onions- I love the fajita blend of peppers and onions mixed into my breakfast. It helps to add a little healthy balance to the richness of the eggs, sausage, and cheese.
Eggs- Either scrambled whole eggs or egg whites will work when preparing homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos to freeze.
HOW TO MAKE BREAKFAST BURRITOS TO FREEZE
What makes this breakfast burrito recipe freezer-friendly is that everything is fully cooked in advance. In the time it takes you to cook one breakfast burrito, you can actually prepare ten!
- First, fully cook about 14 small breakfast sausage links of your choice according to the package directions. Allow them to cool and then slice or dice them however you prefer. Set aside the sliced sausage or protein.
- Cook the bell peppers and onions in a medium skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of canola oil. Season the veggies with some salt and pepper to taste. Cook the peppers and onions until are soft, but not browned. Once cooked, transfer the veggies to a bowl and wipe out the skillet.
- Beat the large eggs together with 2 tablespoons of water and salt and pepper to taste. In the same skillet you used for the peppers and onions, scramble the eggs until they are soft. Try not to overcook them.
- Next, you can begin to assemble the burritos. The prepared filling ingredients should fill 10 burritos. First, start by laying the eggs on a flour tortilla. Follow with the sausage, then peppers and onions, and finally top with some shredded cheese.
- Lastly, tuck one side over the filling, then fold in both sides and roll the burrito closed. Freeze the burritos on cookie trays, wrap them in foil, and store them in airtight freezer bags until ready to use.
- Reheating in the microwave: Grab one of your frozen burritos, unwrap one from the foil, and loosely wrap it in a paper towel. Microwave it for 2 minutes, turning it halfway through, until fully reheated. Let the burrito stand for 1 minute before serving. The cheese will be melty and hot!
HOW TO FREEZE BREAKFAST BURRITOS
Once the breakfast burritos are prepped and wrapped, you will want to roll them tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Once the burritos are individually wrapped, place them in an airtight bag to store in the freezer. This will make it super easy to go in later and grab what you need.
To reheat healthy Freezer Breakfast Burritos, unwrap one from the foil and then loosely wrap it in a paper towel. Microwave it for 2 minutes, or until fully reheated, stopping to turn it over about halfway through. Once heated, let it stand for at least 1 minute before serving. Remember, the cheese will be melty hot!
HOW LONG DO BREAKFAST BURRITOS LAST IN THE FREEZER?
When you make and freeze breakfast burritos, you can expect them to last for at least a month when properly stored. In my experience, these homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos will not actually stick around that long. More times than not, when I am running late so is the whole family. That is why I love that this recipe can make 10 ready to reheat breakfasts!
TRY THESE OTHER BREAKFAST RECIPES
- Cheese Bacon Jalapeno Hashbrowns
- Sausage and Hashbrown Casserole
- Egg and Sausage Casserole
- Farmer’s Casserole
- Eggs in a Basket
- More BREAKFAST recipes…
TOOLS USED TO MAKE THESE HEALTHY FREEZER BREAKFAST BURRITOS
Non-Stick Skillet: This skillet really is the Jack of all trades, especially for this recipe!
Freezer Bags: When freezing food, you want to make sure that the freezer bags you buy never lose their airtight seal. These bags never fail me!
*This post originally posted on 09/08/2016.
- 14 maple breakfast sausage links
- 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
- 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
- 1 medium yellow onion peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons canola oil divided
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 12 large eggs
- 10 burrito-size flour tortillas
- Cook the sausage according to package directions. Remove the sausage from the skillet and let it cool on a cutting board. Slice the links into small pieces once cool enough to handle.
- Cook peppers and onions in a skillet with 1 tablespoon canola oil over medium heat. The veggies should be soft but not browned, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out the skillet.
- Beat the eggs with 2 tablespoons of water and salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the same skillet and cook the eggs until they're soft scrambled. (Don't overcook them!)
- To build the burrito: Divide the sausage pieces, veggies, eggs, and cheese into 10 portions. First, put some eggs in the center of a tortilla. Then top with sausage, peppers, and onions and sprinkle with cheese. Roll up the tortilla tucking one end up and over the filling, folding in the sides, and then rolling up into a burrito. Repeat with remaining ingredients. (I usually lay out all 10 tortillas and build these burritos in an assembly line.)
- Freeze the burritos on cookie trays and then wrap them in foil and place in freezer bags.
- When ready to cook, unwrap a burrito from the foil and loosely wrap it in a paper towel. Microwave for 2 minutes or until hot. (Everything is already. The microwave heats up the filling and melts the cheese.) Let your burrito sit for 1 minute before serving.