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Freezer Breakfast Burritos

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 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!
breakfast burritos stacked freezer cooking
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
breakfast burrito freezer food
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.
breakfast burrito freezer food fold ends
Holding that in place, you fold one of the sides over. Make sure to keep everything nice and tight.
breakfast burrito freezer food folding
Fold the other side over to completely enclose your filling and you have yourself a burrito!
breakfast burritos stacked freezer cooking
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!

Tixa DeTigero

Friday 26th of August 2016

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!


Friday 26th of August 2016

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!


Tuesday 9th of August 2016

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


Wednesday 10th of August 2016

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.


Thursday 11th of October 2012

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


Monday 23rd of April 2012

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.

Kate @ craftwhatever

Sunday 15th of April 2012

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.