Freezer Meal: Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burritos


Make-ahead Freezer Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burrito

Having breakfast ready to grab and go is a must in our household. Especially for my kids. If they can not easily grab something to eat then it’s a guarantee we will be going to the drive-thru which is not good for our budget or waistline.

Over the summer I discovered we could freeze the breakfast sandwiches that we eat pretty much everyday. Since then our freezer has been stocked with bags of them. However, in the last couple weeks I have been feeling the need for a bit more variety at breakfast time. Last week I made the slow cooker steel cut oats that were scrumptious and this past weekend I put together a batch of  these breakfast burritos.


The recipe is adapted from my favorite freezer cooking cookbook 30 Day Gourmet’s BIG Book of Freezer Cooking. You can see my review of the cookbook here.

When I was first putting the burritos together I was a little worried that they would not freeze well because the mixture seemed pretty wet, but they did freeze beautifully. Thank goodness!

These breakfast burritos are very tasty, satisfying, and are perfect for on the go. In the future I am going to play around with different flavor combinations.

Make-ahead Freezer Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burrito

One thing I want to mention is I did use regular pork sausage for this recipe  because I could not find turkey breakfast sausage anywhere.  If you can find turkey breakfast sausage then I recommend using it to help further reduce the calories.

In the last year I learned a fantastic reheating tip with these breakfast burritos. Place a coffee mud full of water in with burrito when you are warming up in the microwave. This will prevent the edges from getting hard. It word great!

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Freezer Meal: Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burritos
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 15
  • 1lb ground breakfast sausage
  • 12 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded taco cheese
  • 15 medium flour tortillas
  1. Using a large skillet brown the sausage and cook till done (about 8 minutes). Break into small pieces.
  2. Combine eggs and milk and whisk together until blended. Add to skillet with sausage. Cook until the eggs are set (about 5-7 minutes)
  3. Add in salsa and cheese to the sausage and egg mixture. Cook for another 5-7minutes or until cheese is melted and eggs are completely cooked.
  4. After it is finished cooking let the mixture cool slightly.
  5. Lay tortilla flat then in the center add ⅓ cup of the mixture and roll up.
Freezing Instructions Wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and then place all into a freezer bag(s). Reheating Instructions These burritos reheat better if you take them out and put in the refrigerator the night before. Don't worry if you forget. Take burrito out of the freezer bag and plastic wrap. Place in the microwave for 2½ minutes. When you warm up in the microwave place a coffee mug full of water in as well. The steam from the water as it cooks keeps the edges from getting hard.
These can also be warmed up in the toaster oven or a panini press. Be careful of some of the juices that might come out when biting into it.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 burrito Calories: 332 Fat: 17 Carbohydrates: 28 Fiber: 2 Protein: 15


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  1. I just found your blog. It seems awesome.

    We make lots of breakfast burritos around here. Well, the hubby makes them and I obediently have one before work each morning. In addition to a rotation of eggs & sausage, he often includes cheese grits (my fave–instant is fine), hashbrowns, bacon, and breakfast chops.

    Keep the good & healthy recipes coming!

  2. Weight Watchers Points Plus: 9 per burrito. Could reduce with what Tammy said –adding turkey sausage instead.

    • I have found as much as I love cheese it wasn’t worth the points if I really wasn’t tasting it much. Also an idea to reduce points. Or use a very strong flavorful cheese to make it worth it!!! Thanks Tammy for all the great ideas!

  3. Yum! Just made these for breakfast…found breakfast chicken sausage and they were great. The recipie made a lot…had enough for three burritos for breakfast right now, plus and extra 13 to freeze. Thanks for the great recipes, they are a HUGE help in keeping our family fed with good, real food!

  4. I also love the idea of making these and freezing. I will use Turkey sausage and maybe 6 egg whites and 6 eggs. This will save a bit of calories for me.
    Thanks for the recipe and great idea!

  5. Hi! I love your website. Can you make a suggestion for tortillas? Size wise and calorie wise they really vary.
    Thanks for all you do!

    • Hi Cindy! Thanks! I always try to buy tortillas no more than 150 calories each. The ones I purchase are Mission medium flour tortillas. I get these in bulk (36 per pack) for only $4 from BJ’s which is a local warehouse store near my house. I prefer wheat ones but at that price I decided to settle for the white ones for now. Hope that helps.

    • Courtney says:

      I just found 100 calories shells at Save A Lot. LaTortilla Factory. They had 2 different “flavors” but I wanted to try the Whole Grain White made with Extra Virgin Olilve Oil. A little pricey for 6 at $3.79, but 100 calorie wraps are hard to come by. These ones have 13g of fiber.

  6. Karol Westbrook says:

    I finally found bulk turkey breakfast sausage at Walmart near the ground turkey. I didn’t find it anywhere by looking with the regular breakfast sausage. Hope this helps!

    • Thank you so much for sharing this!! I am going to head to walmart this weekend to get some.

    • Barbara Stone says:

      You can buy ground turkey and just mix in sausage seasonings. Way cheaper than buying the sausage. and very tasty.

      • And when you take plain ground meat and season it, you aren’t getting all the nitrates and nitrites found in sausage…which are BAD! I use reduced fat pork and season it up Italian style to add to my spaghetti sauce! Good tip!

      • ellenk says:

        What would you suggest for sausage seasonings for bulk turkey or chicken. I love the idea!

  7. Michele Crane says:

    I just found your blog today and I love it. I was looking for something I could cook ahead of time since my husband and I hunt every evening from 5pm to 8pm. This means that when we come in we have to eat quickly and have a quick clean up. I have been using the crockpot but today I found your Grilled Cheeseburger Wrap and got so excited since I had Hamburger thawing in the sink! I got all of the basics completed and when we get home at 8 all that will be left will be to put it all in the wrap and grill!

    I have been looking for a breakfast burrito for my husband to eat while on his way to work. He walks and we live on the property next to his employer so your freezer breakfast burrito will ensure that he is having something that is good for him instead of something that he shouldn’t be eating!

    Thank you. I am going to pour over your site now to find what I will be making tomorrow!

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Do you microwave these on high for 2 1/2 minutes or on defrost?

    • I microwave on high. But I try to take out the night before and let hem thaw a bit in the fridge.

      • Hi Tammy! Can’t wait to try this burrito tomorrow. If they have thawed in the fridge overnight, do you put in microwave for less than 2 1/2 min? Thanks!

  9. i will be making these…my husband will be surprised…thankyou for tis great idea!!!!

  10. Would it still work to freeze and reheat if I added veggies? I’m thinking peppers, onions and mushrooms would be delicious!! Or would this add too much moisture? I’m definitely making these over the weekend with some turkey bacon…YUM!!

  11. How long will they last in the freezer?

  12. Courtney says:

    I found some turkey sausage, fully cooked, in the freezer section, Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Crumbles, Turkey. Saves some time on cooking and possibly a little healthier.

  13. Just got done whipping up a batch, and in the process of rolling. I never really did master the art of rolling a burrito, and have already ripped one, so gosh darn it! I had to eat it! All I can say is, YUM! These are really good! I did adjust the recipe just a smidge, though. I added a handful of frozen Southern style hashbrowns while I was cooking the eggs. I guess you could probably use the shredded kind, but I much prefer the Southern kind, since the cubes work great for stuff like this! =)

  14. Does anyone know how to figure out the calorie count if you use the jimmy dean turkey sausage and no milk? I tried them and everyone loved them now I’m thinking about also using the carb smart tortillas

    • Jacqueline says:

      SparkRecipes h a free calorie calculator that I often use. These have become a breakfast staple for me on my way to work every morning!

    • I just calculated these using 2% sharp cheddar, shady brook breakfast turkey sausage and la tortilla factory wraps and it brings the calorie count down to 235 🙂

  15. Thank you for the perfect timing of this! I love making breakfast burritos, but they do take time and I just started classes this week that start at 7:30am (and I am NOT a morning person). Could you perhaps post post some more ideas such as this for breakfast and lunch? Thank you so much!

  16. Can use the “Light Flatout flatbread” made by Several types available. 9protein, 9 fiber, low sodium, 6 net carbs, no sugar. Six to a package. Use for tacos, burritos, pizza, and sandwiches–quite versatile.

  17. Made these today for my 17year old son. He is on the go with school and a night class. He even helped wrap them up. Now he is set with some good food, grab and go. These were simple to make. The only salsa I had is a sweet one and he is not a fan so I didn’t use it. Thanks for a great recipe.

  18. Sue Powell says:

    I would use ground turkey, adding some salt, pellet, and a couple of tablespoons of taco seasoning. Walmart sells ground turkey in the meat section that is hormone and antibiotic free, 93% far free.

  19. Katherine says:

    Do these nutrition facts include the burrito wrap part? Its not listed in the ingredients.

  20. I am doing my best to stay away from carbs. I whip up 8 eggs, pour liquid into muffin pan (12 muffins), and add stuff, like: sausage, cheese, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, bacon, feta, etc. Whatever is in my fridge that I can chop up/sauté and throw in the egg mixture. Bake for 30 minutes/cool/put in Tupperware container and freeze. Just pop one out in the AM and microwave 1 minute and off I go! Satisfying and delish!!

  21. Sharyn Mulqueen says:

    I had trouble finding turkey sausage (truthfully I didn’t look very hard) so decided to make some. I used ground turkey breast and “sausage seasoning” – sage, fennel seed, nutmeg, etc. Mushed it all together and let it sit to meld the flavors. Then just browned, crumbled and proceeded. It was SUPER easy and tasty and obviously saved A LOT of calories/fat. Needed a wee bit of butter (seriously, wee – like 1 T for the whole batch) since the ground turkey breast had virtually 0 fat. What a great recipe.

  22. Love these… I found Jennie-o turkey breakfast sausage and then used half egg-white only from Egg Beaters. I used 1/2 cup cheese and 3/4 cup picante. After all was complete, I put all of it in a strainer covered with paper towel to drain off some of the juice. Super yummy. Happy Family!

  23. Kim Rollman says:

    I love all your great ideas. I have been using Weight Watchers so thank you for including all the nutrition info. So I can track. We are allergic to eggs and my son is a potato lover so we do diced potatoes, refried beans, and cheese. I use whole grain tortillas to add nutrition and go light on the potatoes and cheese in mine. They freeze well.

  24. We make these for when we go camping and either put them on a grill or campfire. Of course when doing this we wrap them in foil.

  25. Natalie says:

    I just made this recipe and followed it to the letter. It was delicious and my husband loved it too. I stumbled across your website and am so grateful to have found it!

  26. How long do these stay good in the freezer for?

    Can’t wait to look at more of your recipes!

  27. Heather Considine says:

    Maybe I missed it but what size Tortillas do you use?

  28. Hi! I’ve been looking for a ‘one pot’ burritos that I can prepare and freeze ahead of time .. I will be making these for 200 each morning (3 mornings) to go with many other things set out. (husbands and wives Pastor’s School) Curioius if you have ever warmed them up in the oven? Im thinking 325-350 for ummm say 10 minutes ? I would lay them out on baking sheets I guess loosely wrapped in foil? Think that sounds anywhere close to reasonable? I need them to be wrapped so they are able to grab and go with their coffee/juice? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

  29. I made these this morning after at least a month of procrastination. Really good! They are for my husband to take in his 18 wheeler (he has a small freezer) I am hoping they come out of the freezer as tasty as they went in 🙂 I added about a cup of shredded southwest style hashbrowns, that I just browned in a dry pan (at his request) ended up with 15 burritos. If he likes them, and why wouldnt he, I’ll be making them again. I didnt want to add salsa, because I dont like it, but these would have been dry without it. Having added extra potatoes, I added about a half cup more salsa. I used a really thick kind. Thanks for the recipe!

  30. Heather says:

    About how long do these burritos keep for in the freezer before they go bad?


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