Freezer Breakfast Burritos
Updated: May 10
A simple and savory meal-prep breakfast for your busy work week, in under 40 minutes!
I really love delicious, savory breakfasts. Don't get me wrong, a good stuffed French toast topped with syrup gets me every once in awhile, but I am all about the hearty and filling meals to start my day!
This recipe is perfect for you if you enjoy a satisfying, nutrient-packed meal--these burritos are loaded with protein and healthy fats. If you want to enjoy a hot breakfast on busy a morning without having to cook, try these burritos and put down your boring instant oatmeal or dry cereal that leaves you feeling unsatisfied!
These burritos can easily be customized to fit your taste preferences and are ready in a few minutes. Just pop one out of the freezer, heat in the microwave, and you're ready to go. They also last up to a month in the freezer, so you can eat them at your own pace or save them for the most convenient days.
If you are working on incorporating more satisfying foods in your diet and focusing on enjoying your meals, this is a great place to start!
Total time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
2 cups shredded hash brown potatoes (I used about a half bag of frozen hash browns)
1 Tbsp olive oil
8 links sausage (casing removed)* or 1/2lb ground sausage**
1/4 c milk (I used skim)*
Salt and pepper
8 burrito-size (10") flour tortillas*
1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican-style cheese mix
1/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
1-2 Roma tomatoes, diced*
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 c lite sour cream
Hot sauce of choice (optional)
Salsa of choice (optional)
*See ingredient swaps
**See recipe notes
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking dish or baking sheet.
2. Cook your hash browns according to the package directions. Season with salt and pepper. Make sure to brown them enough in the cooking process, so they do not get mushy during the reheat. Set aside.
3. Heat the olive oil in a skilled over medium heat and cook the sausage until browned. Drain the fat from the skillet. Set aside.
4. Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Add the skim milk and beat a few seconds more. I like to beat mine for about 30 seconds to make them fluffier.
5. Spray a new skillet with cooking spray, or use the same skillet you cooked the sausage in. Cook the eggs on medium low, stirring often. When eggs begin to cook, add 1/4 c shredded cheddar cheese to the skillet. Cook until eggs are just set; scrambled with no liquid remaining, but not dry. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Lay out your tortillas. Divide eggs evenly and spread down the center of each tortilla. Next, add the sausage. Then, add the hash browns, diced tomatoes, and cheese. Top with chopped cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.
7. Wrap your tortillas. Fold the tortilla over and tuck the edge under your fillings. Roll the tortilla once, fold over the edges, and then finish rolling. Place tortillas seem-side down in baking dish.
8. Bake burritos in oven for 10 minutes. Let cool for at least 10-15 minutes before freezing.
9. Once burritos are cooled, wrap them in aluminum foil. Place in a gallon size freezer bag. Store up to one month in the freezer.
To reheat burritos:
Remove aluminum foil and heat in the microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Add hot sauce and/or top with salsa.
Serving size: 1 burrito
Calories: 441 kcal ● Fat: 25g ● Protein: 21g ● Carbohydrates: 31g
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can also use beyond meat ground sausage (see below)
I used pork sausage here, but you can use turkey sausage to cut down on the fat if you prefer.
Swap your regular flour tortillas with whole-grain to make these more nutrient-dense!
Use your own milk of choice.
If you don't like tomatoes, skip them!
I prefer to use multiple skillets because it cuts down on the cooking time! You can cook your hash browns, sausage, and eggs at the same time if you have the equipment and space to do so.
If you choose to use a package of ground sausage, you can also cook the whole pack and save in the fridge or freezer for another day. Add it to scrambled eggs to make a cheesy egg and sausage scramble, or save it in the freezer for the next time you make these burritos!
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