Make a batch of these healthy Freezer Breakfast Burritos for a quick and easy on-the-go breakfast. Whole wheat tortillas are filled with chicken, sausage, eggs, vegetables and cheese, then frozen until ready to eat.
Freezer breakfast burritos are my secret to easy, hassle free mornings. They are filling enough to keep you going all morning, and are made with protein-packed, flavorful ingredients.
You can make an entire batch of 12 freezer burritos in less than an hour, and they will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer. There's nothing better than having a hot and filling breakfast without all the extra work.
These breakfast burritos are filled with healthy ingredients like ground turkey sausage, ground chicken, onions, bell pepper, and eggs. Plus, you can easily customize your freezer burritos with your favorite ingredients.
Ingredients and substitutions
Any ground meat can be used in this recipe. I used a combination of ground chicken breast and ground turkey sausage for a high protein breakfast burrito.
These meats can be substituted with pork sausage, bacon, ground beef, or cooked and cubed chicken.
Want to add a kick of extra flavor? Dice up a jalapeno and cook with your other veggies.
Storing breakfast burritos
Your burritos should be okay wrapped in foil and stored in the freezer, but I like to be extra cautious.
Once I've wrapped my burritos in foil, I then place them in a large, gallon sized freezer bag. I can usually fit 11 burritos in a gallon sized bag, with one burrito going straight in the refrigerator for tomorrow's breakfast.
How to reheat a breakfast burrito
Stovetop - Thaw your frozen burrito in the refrigerator the night beforehand. Then, in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm for 3-4 minutes per side. The tortilla gets nice and toasty on the outside, and warm on the inside.
Microwave - If you're in a hurry, you can pull your burrito straight from the freezer, wrap in a damp paper towel, and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until your burrito is thawed and warmed through.
If there's ever an option, I highly recommend not microwaving your burrito. This method tends to overheat and dry out the edges while you're trying to thaw the middle.
Oven - You can also reheat your breakfast burrito in the oven (or a toaster oven) for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. The time will depend on whether your burrito is thawed (ten minutes) or frozen (fifteen minutes).
Since every appliance is different, I recommend that you watch your first burrito carefully until you figure out the best cooking time for you.
High Protein Freezer Breakfast Burritos
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 1 bell pepper sliced
- 16 ounces ground chicken
- 16 ounces ground hot breakfast sausage
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 6 large eggs
- 12 slices of cheddar cheese
- 12 8" tortillas
- In a sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once hot, add sliced onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are lightly browned and onions turn translucent - about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add ground chicken and sausage to skillet. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Cook for 3-4 minutes before stirring, to get a nice brown crust on the bottom side. Stir and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until meat is cooked through.
- In a bowl, whisk eggs together until combined. In a fresh nonstick pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Pour in eggs. As eggs begin to set on the bottom, pull the eggs across the pan with a spatula. This will form egg curds in the pan. Continue pulling and folding the eggs until no liquid remains. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Lay out 12 tortillas on top of 12 squares of foil. Lay one slice of cheese in the middle of each tortilla. Then, evenly distribute vegetables, meat, and eggs between the tortillas. Tightly wrap each burrito, and wrap in foil.
- Store burritos in a gallon size freezer bag until ready to thaw and reheat.
- Stovetop - Thaw burrito in refrigerator the night before. Over medium heat, add a drop of olive oil to pan. Once heated, add burrito and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned and crispy.
- Microwave - Thawed or frozen, wrap burrito in a damp paper towel and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.
- Toaster oven/oven - Preheat to 350 degrees and bake for about 10 minutes for a thawed burrito, or 15 minutes for a frozen burrito. Check and add more time as needed to warm through.