Freezer burritos get hard when you reheat. Make these breakfast burrito packs instead! They’re easy to make and reheat much better!
When I usually make breakfast burritos for the freezer, I run into a problem.
Assembling them is just fine. But once I’m ready to eat one, reheating is horrible.
I’ll defrost the burrito for a short while, then I’ll have to microwave it a few more times to get it hot enough to eat. But then the ends of the tortillas are rock hard, and the very middle is still cold. And a lot of times I end up with a soggy burrito.
I suppose I could get the burrito out the night before, but what if I forget?
These Breakfast Burrito Packs are an easy alternative to wrapping whole burritos and freezing them. They have healthy ingredients and make a great addition to your meal plan! Scroll to the bottom of the post to get to the recipe card, or keep reading for more tips and ingredient ideas!
A great meal prep breakfast
I love spending an hour on a Sunday afternoon preparing breakfasts and snacks for the week. It’s never anything huge; but any little thing I can do will help big time during the week.
These healthy breakfast burritos are full of nutritious ingredients, which will help keep you full during those busy mornings.
And they’re easy to heat! My husband John gets to work at 6:00 AM, so he needs a breakfast he can easily pull out and eat. Thinking that early in the morning is not our strong suit, so taking time the day before will save your sanity!
Are breakfast burritos healthy?
As with anything, this all depends on the ingredients you use! For me, a healthy breakfast includes foods that have plenty of protein and are filling enough to last me a few hours.
- If you want extra fiber (Keeps you full longer!), use a whole wheat tortilla instead of a white flour tortilla.
- If you want less fat, use a low-fat cheese or turkey sausage, or other types of lean proteins.
- If you want extra nutrients, add some veggies!
Whether your goal is weight loss or even just a healthier lifestyle, breakfast burritos can be a great way to add nutrition to your diet.
Ground sausage (Pork sausage or turkey sausage would work)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Eggs: Use egg whites instead if you want less fat, or use an egg substitute
Black beans or pinto beans, for a vegetarian breakfast burrito
Cheese: Any kind of cheese would work great in this!
Fresh vegetables: Green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, roasted sweet potatoes, hash browns
How to make
Whisk together the eggs and milk.
Add the uncooked sausage to a large nonstick skillet and cook fully on medium heat.
Pour the egg mixture into a different pan and scramble.
Combine the cooked eggs and sausage together and let cool for 30 minutes.
Add a half cup scoop of mixture to 10 sandwich bags and add 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese.
Roll up the bags, place on a baking sheet and put in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer the bags to a gallon-size freezer bag to help prevent freezer burn.
How to store
You can store these burrito packs in a few different ways. I’ve done all of them and they all work well!
- Freeze individually in small sandwich-size bags
- Pour individual burrito filling in a small airtight container and freeze or place in the fridge
- Add to the tortillas! Place the mixture in the middle of the tortilla and wrap tightly, closing both ends. Wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and place in a gallon-sized freezer bag in the fridge or freezer.
How to reheat
If the burrito mixture is frozen, let it defrost in the fridge overnight. Then microwave in 30-second increments until hot, and add to your tortilla.
To heat from frozen, use the Defrost setting on the microwave and stop every 30 seconds to stir.
What to serve with it
You can add a ton of different toppings to breakfast burritos!
- Sour cream
- Hot sauce
- Avocado or guacamole
And side items can include:
- Fresh fruit
- Cottage cheese
- A baked good, like muffins
Honestly, I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And why not fill it with something nutritious like a make-ahead breakfast like this?
Print this healthy breakfast burrito recipe now:
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 16-ounce roll breakfast sausage (pork or turkey)
- 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Whisk together the eggs and milk.
- Add the uncooked sausage to a pan and cook fully.
- Pour the egg mixture into a different pan and scramble.
- Combine the cooked eggs and sausage together and let cool for 30 minutes.
- Add a half cup scoop of mixture to 10 sandwich bags and add 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese.
- Roll up the bags, place on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer the bags to a gallon-size freezer bag to help prevent freezer burn.
To reheat, dump the frozen contents of one bag into a container and microwave in one-minute increments until the mixture is hot. Then add to your tortilla for an on-the-go breakfast.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 430mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g
Other Posts in “4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer” Series
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 1- Breakfast
–Whole Wheat Waffles (Day 1)
–Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (Day 2)
–Breakfast Burrito Packs (Day 3)
–Morning Glory Muffins (Day 4)
–Healthy Breakfast Sausage Balls (Day 5)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Challenge Week 2- Lunch
–Freezer Ham and Cheese Pockets (Day 6)
–Slow Cooker Mexican Burritos (Day 7)
–Pepperoni Pizza Pockets (Day 8)
–Santa Fe Chicken Frozen Lunches (Day 9)
–Cream Cheese Chicken Chimichangas (Day 10)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 3- Dinner
–Freezer Friendly Baked Penne (Day 11)
–Turkey Chili (Day 12)
–Freezer Sloppy Joes (Day 13)
–Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas (Day 14)
–Red Chicken Enchiladas (Day 15)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 4- Snacks/Dessert
–Peanut Butter Energy Bites (Day 16)
–Cinnamon Banana Muffins (Day 17)
–Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (Day 18)
–Freezer Chocolate Chip Cookies (Day 19)
–Carrot Cake Cookies (Day 20)
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.