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Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Forget buying those breakfast burritos from the freezer section at the store. It is so easy to make frozen breakfast burritos at home!
Frozen Breakfast Burritos

I recently made a big batch of breakfast burritos for the freezer. We love how quick and easy they have made breakfast!

I have made freezer burritos before, but it has been a few years. I have no clue why I stopped making them because my husband and son love them.

Today’s post and recipe is actually a result of shopping with my son.

Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

I have mentioned many times that I am amazed at the amount that a teenage boy can eat. I grew up with three sisters. Pretty much all teenagers eat a lot, but I am learning that teen boys take it to a whole different level.

My son has always loved his carbs, but he is realizing that a ton of carbs for breakfast only fills him up for a short time. I have known this for awhile, but the fact that he has realized this has changed breakfast at our house.

He wants protein for breakfast. A lot of protein.

He went to Costco recently with me and as we walked by the freezer section he saw the frozen breakfast foods. Normally we just keep on walking because they are not something that I buy. This time though he stopped and looked at what they had.

He saw one thing that he wanted and it was the breakfast burritos. So on an impulse the breakfast burritos went into our cart.

The main reason I said yes was that the majority of the food was pretty junky. Or at least what I would consider more of a treat than an everyday breakfast. The request for breakfast burritos seemed like a small one. I was just glad he did not ask for the highly sugary foods that they were also calling breakfast foods.

The fact that he wanted the burritos goes back to the fact that he is finally realizing that he needs protein for breakfast not sugary carbs.

After I got home I had a little bit of buyers remorse though. Not because he wanted them and I said yes, but because of the amount of money I had spent on them. They came out to over $1.50 each.

Now for some that probably doesn’t seem like a lot, but I knew I could make homemade ones for much less. Not only that I could control what went into them.

So I bought the ingredients we needed and went to work on making my own. It was quick, easy, and much cheaper than the ones I bought.

homemade frozen breakfast burritos

We kept ours simple with just eggs, sausage, and cheese on flour tortillas. You can also add hash brown type potatoes too if you like them in your burritos. Onions and peppers added to the meat would also be good.

My son prefers his with just meat, eggs, and cheese. Lots of cheese. So that is how I make them.

Some people add salsa to theirs, but we find that it gets soggy with salsa. My husband and son prefer to just eat it with the salsa after it is heated.

I love how easy this is making breakfast for my son. All he has to do is take one or two out of the freezer, put them in the microwave, and he has an easy and filling breakfast.

If you love breakfast burritos and have never given homemade frozen ones a try, you need to. It will make breakfast quick and easy on busy mornings.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos


Yield: 12

Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos are a great make ahead breakfast.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 12 burrito sized flour tortillas
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • shredded cheese


  1. Cook meat until browned and crumbled. Drain off any fat from the meat. You can reserve the fat for cooking the eggs.
  2. Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk to mix well.
  3. Heat oil in skillet or use reserved fat from meat.
  4. Pour eggs into skillet and cook over medium heat scrambling them as you cook them until done.
  5. Let meat and eggs cool completely.
  6. Once eggs and meat are cooled place about 1/2 cup of filling on each tortilla.
  7. Place desired amount of cheese on top.
  8. Roll tortilla over the top of the filling. Fold in sides and continue folding to make a burrito.
  9. Place each burrito onto a piece of waxed paper or parchment paper.
  10. Roll burrito in waxed paper and place in a zip top type freezer bag. Freeze.
  11. Remove a burrito from the freezer and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Time will vary depending on the microwave.
  12. Serve with salsa if desired.


Note: I like to wrap them waxed paper to keep them individually wrapped and give them extra protection from freezer burn. My husband says that it works just microwaving in the waxed paper. My son disagrees and says the texture is better when heated not wrapped in waxed paper, so he takes it off. You can experiment with it and do what you like best.

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  1. Have you ever made them with corn tortillas or some other wrap to make them GF?

    • Yes, actually the same day we did these my daughter and I tried using some gf tortilla/wraps we had and they did not roll right. They broke apart. So not really burrito like. But if you have pretty soft corn tortillas or gf tortillas, what works is just to fold them in half. So not really a burrito, but a flat taco/burrito. You can wrap and freeze them that way. You can also do a soft corn tortilla and do it more taquito style like I do in the link below as long as you don’t over fill them. So I guess the answer is yes it works, but it is not quite the same burrito type of thing. And now I realize that I need to do a what works for gluten free breakfast burrito type of post. 🙂

  2. Karin Goodman says

    I was going to ask the same thing that is above. We love breakfast burritos, but to make them ahead is a great idea for busy mornings.

  3. Seriously, people complained about your every day adventures posts? That’s crazy! If you aren’t interested in something, click on! It really is that simple!

    • Thanks! The majority of readers so far have agreed with you and have said keep doing it. We can’t please everyone and sometimes we just need that reminder. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. I love reading your everyday adventures! Keep them coming!

  5. judy saindon says

    I make a a white “country” style gravy mix up and smear a thin coat of it on the tortilla then add the other things, roll and freeze and it adds a tiny bit of moisture (if the layer of gray is thin) and more flavor.. very easy to customize them to your taste preferences..

  6. Okay, may I say that you are a genius?!? I made these yesterday, using the egg & tomato recipe from “Eat Well on $4 a Day”, sausage cooked with onion, shredded extra sharp cheddar, fried shredded hash browns. Unbelievable! The potatoes really made it – don’t skip them!

    My son, he thinks you (and by extension, me) are the best thing since sliced bread!

    • Thank you. I am so glad that you and your son enjoyed them! My husband definitely likes a version with potatoes, onions, and peppers better, but my son likes them simple. What is nice though is that they are easy to change up and use what you like or have. I am so glad I could help make breakfast easier at your house!

  7. Hi Lynn! I made these yesterday and added green peppers and onions (from the freezer). I also added a bit of hot sauce and pepper to the eggs. Big hit here! I will be making them again. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • I am so glad that you liked them. I love sharing recipes like this that can easily be changed up to what you like. Thanks for linking to them! I appreciate it.

  8. Can’t wait to make these.

  9. May try these!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your blog and recipe. My husband loves his breakfast burritos and I too purchase the frozen packaged ones. After thinking about it today I pay $9.88 for a package of 8 burritos. I can make my own (which will not have all the “unhealthy” fillers) the prepackaged ones have and it would be cheaper! Your recipe is what I needed to get my brain working. I’m going to make a dozen sausage; a dozen bacon; and a dozen western burritos. My husband is so excited! I’ll let you know how they all turned out!

    • I hope that he enjoys them! I am so glad that my recipe and post inspired you to make them homemade. You can make them so much cheaper and healthier at home. It is also nice to be able to change up the ingredients to whatever you want. Just take the basic idea and put whatever you husband likes in it. My son loves them for easy breakfasts and lunches. I hope your husband does too! Have a great day!

  11. These sound delicious! But note you should never put wax paper in the microwave Or oven. Always use Parchment paper when cooking in or on it.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  12. Vicki Estes says

    Thanks this idea sounds great for my husband and son!

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