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Homemade Breakfast Burritos (for Meal Prep)

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These homemade meal-prep breakfast burritos are made with eggs, sausage, and cheese for a tasty, quick breakfast. They're also freezer-friendly!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
£1.52
Makes: 6
Breakfast
Mexican
Freezable

These delicious meal-prep breakfast burritos are packed with breakfast favorites like eggs, sausage, and cheese to create a quick breakfast you’ll be excited to eat. These homemade frozen breakfast burritos are freezer-friendly, so you can prep as many as you’d like for the next few months!

4 sliced through burritos with egg, peppers and sausage on a wooden board with a blue background.

Why you’ll love this recipe

This make-ahead recipe is healthy, as it’s full of protein and veg to help keep you full until lunch. Simply heat these easy breakfast burritos in the air fryer or pan to melt the cheese and crisp the tortilla, then enjoy!

Make ahead – This is one of the best breakfast meal prep recipes, as you can freeze the prepped breakfast burritos for 3-4 months.

Budget-friendly – One of the best things about these make-ahead breakfast burritos is that they’re created with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or pantry. That means you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg on groceries for the meal prep burritos.

Full of protein – The cheese, eggs, and sausage all boost the protein in these freezer-friendly breakfast burritos.

Customizable – To create these freezable breakfast wraps, you can use your favourite wrap ingredients, such as bacon, veggies of your choosing, and shredded cheese.

Quick breakfast – Once you have these meal-prep breakfast burritos prepared, they’re quick to heat up (less than 20 minutes). 

Try these other yummy burrito bowl recipes this week; Vegetarian Burrito Bowl and Fish Burrito Bowl

Ingredients

Ingredients to make the brurritos laid out on a pale blue background and labelled.

 Eggs – I love adding eggs to meal-prep breakfast burritos, as they increase the protein and freeze well. You can also use vegan eggs or tofu scramble to replace eggs if you wish.

Chicken Sausages – I also increased the protein in each meal prep breakfast burrito by adding chicken sausages. If you prefer other types of breakfast meats, feel free to add those instead. Bacon or turkey bacon is a great swap in these delicious breakfast burritos.

Mixed Peppers – To increase the nutrients in these breakfast burritos, add pan-fried peppers. Other veggies, like mushrooms, will also work for this recipe. 

I love using wraps and here are some tasty and filling ideas for you to try; Crispy Chicken Wrap, Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap or Easy Tortilla Pizza

Variations/ Adaptations

Try these variations when making meal prep breakfast burritos to fit them to your preferences! Instead of chicken sausage, you can use pork sausage, turkey sausage, or another type of meat like bacon. Boost the protein in this recipe even more by adding beans to this breakfast burritos meal prep.

For a bolder flavour, add salsa to each breakfast burrito. Don’t be afraid to customize the veggies with your favourite options. Wilted spinach and mushrooms are a delicious option. You can also customize the flavour by using your favourite spices. For example, you can add some cayenne pepper to the recipe for a spicy taste. 

For a more filling meal, try serving these yummy sides to go with this breakfast burrito ; Air fryer Halloumi, The Crispiest Halloumi Fries or Airfryer Frozen Fries

How to meal prep breakfast burritos

  1. To a large frying pan, add the oil and the mixed peppers (Image 1).
  2. Then add the chicken sausages, season with salt, pepper and optional chilli flakes and fry for around 8 minutes over a medium heat (Image 2). 
2 step by step photos, the first with sliced peppers and spring onions in a pan and the second with sausage pieces and the peppers in the pan.

3. Remove the peppers/sausages from the pan and set aside (Image 3). 

4. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs, garlic powder and dried coriander together. Season with pepper before adding the egg mix to the pan (Image 4).

2 step by step photos, the first with cooked peppers, spring onions and sausage rounds and the second with egg mix in the pan.

5. Reduce the heat to low. Add the egg into the pan and slowly cook for around 7 minutes, or until you achieve a fairly dry scrambled egg (an overly soggy scramble will cause our wraps to get soggy!) (Image 5).

6. Assemble your burrito by adding a spoonful of egg, then a slice of American cheese, then a serving of the pepper/chicken mix (Image 6).

2 step by step photos, the first with scrambled eggs in a pan with a wooden spoon and the second with a large wrap with some egg and pepper mix added.

7. Fold and roll the wrap to form the burrito (Image 7).

8. Then seal it in a non-stick pan for 2 minutes over a medium heat (Image 8).

Individually wrap the burritos in foil, then place them into a ziplock bag. This prevents water from getting in which will stop any freezer burn! 

2 step by step photos, the first with scrambled eggs, pepeprs added to a wrap being folded with 2 hands and the second with a the 2 burrito wraps in the frying pan.

For some other meal prep recipe ideas, try my ; Healthy Noodle Bowls (10 Minute Meal Prep)! and The Best Chicken Meal Prep and Spicy Chicken Pasta

How to wrap a breakfast burrito so they don’t come open

If you’re worried your meal-prep breakfast burritos won’t stay closed, there are a few steps you can take to help prevent this. Start with a warm tortilla, which is easier to bend. Add the filling, but be sure you don’t overfill the tortilla. Fold the sides of the burrito in first, then roll it.

This step is important, as folding in the sides will help keep the ingredients from spilling out. Be sure to roll the burritos tightly to help keep them closed. 

2 sliced through burritos with egg, peppers and sausage held with 2  hands over a wooden board and a plate of peppers and sausage pieces faded view.

Tips for the best result

Things to avoid adding to the burrito if freezing.
Avocado, salsa, watery vegetables (lettuce, tomato), and sour cream. These ingredients do not freeze well when making meal prep breakfast burritos. If you want to include them in your breakfast burrito meal prep, add them fresh to each burrito after heating them in the air fryer.

Assemble when ingredients are at room temperature
Adding the ingredients to the burritos when they’re at room temperature is essential for the best results. Adding hot ingredients will likely create steam in the tortilla, resulting in a soggy breakfast burrito.

Thaw the frozen burrito in the fridge overnight before heating it
If you let the burritos defrost first, it cuts down on the heating time quite a bit. That way, you won’t have to worry about waiting for the burritos to warm up while you’re trying to run out of the house.

Undercook the eggs slightly so they don’t get overdone during the reheat
This is an important step when learning how to meal-prep breakfast burritos. If you fully cook the eggs and then reheat them, they can become rubbery and tough to eat. The best option is to slightly undercook the eggs.

Best way to freeze breakfast burritos

After some trial and error, I’ve found how to freeze breakfast burritos, so they last a few months in the freezer. Here are more details on freezing these meal-prep breakfast burritos.

What do you wrap them in?
To make this breakfast burrito recipe freezer-friendly, be sure to wrap each burrito in foil once assembled. Then, place the assembled breakfast burritos in airtight baggies.

Should they be in a container?
I find it’s easier to pack these burritos in a baggie, as it helps save space in the freezer. Just be sure to get out as much air as possible before placing them in the freezer.

Label them with the date
It’s essential to label each baggie with the date it was made before popping it in the freezer. This will help ensure you use them before they go bad.

How long can you freeze breakfast burritos?
Technically, you can freeze them for up to six months. However, they’re best before three months, so they don’t get freezer burn. 

How to reheat frozen breakfast burritos

Here are a few tips for reheating frozen breakfast burritos!

How do I keep the outside of my burrito from getting hard when I reheat it?
One easy way to prevent the outside of the burritos from getting hard is by heating them in foil. This ensures the moisture stays within the foil, preventing a crunchy/hard burrito outside. If you’re heating refrigerated or frozen burritos in the microwave, you can wrap them in a damp paper towel so they don’t get hard.

How do you keep breakfast burritos from getting soggy?
The best way to prevent meal-prep breakfast burritos from getting soggy is to use room-temp ingredients when adding the filling to the tortillas. This step ensures the ingredients don’t steam inside the burritos. 

Need inspiration for some main meal recipes? Try my; Greek Lemon Chicken Soup, Air Fryer Turkey Burgers and Soy Garlic Chicken Breast

Serving Suggestions

These meal-prep breakfast burritos are delicious on their own. If you want to dress up these freezer breakfast burritos, serve them with a sauce or dip. For example, they’re delightful with pico de gallo salsa, sour cream, or guacamole. They’re also great alongside fruit salad, breakfast potatoes, or a yogurt parfait. 

Leftover Instructions

If you have leftover meal prep breakfast burritos, wrap them in foil and an airtight baggie. Then, store them in the fridge for up to four days.

Can you refreeze and reheat a second time?
You can also refreeze and reheat the burritos. Be sure to wrap them in foil before placing them in an airtight baggie. Use the burritos within three months (to avoid freezer burn).

3 sliced through burritos with egg, peppers and sausage on a wooden board with a blue background with some tomato coloured sauce over top.

FAQs

How can I keep these breakfast burritos warm for a crowd?

An easy way to keep meal prep breakfast burritos warm for a crowd is by keeping them in a slow cooker. Be sure they are wrapped in aluminum foil first, then place them in the slow cooker. This step should only be done after each burrito is heated in the air fryer or toaster oven.

What is the difference between a breakfast burrito and a breakfast wrap?

Usually, breakfast burritos will use larger tortillas than breakfast wraps.

 

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Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
£1.52
Breakfast
Mexican
Freezable
Servings: 6
These homemade meal-prep breakfast burritos are made with eggs, sausage, and cheese for a tasty, quick breakfast. They're also freezer-friendly!

Ingredients

  • 3 mixed peppers, thinly sliced (£1.69)
  • 50 g spring onions, thinly sliced (£0.54)
  • 6-12 chicken sausages, sliced into rounds (£3.20)
  • 12 eggs (£1.75)
  • 6 wraps (£1.10)
  • 6 slices of American cheese (£0.89)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • Optional – chilli flakes

Method

  • To a large frying pan, add the oil, mixed peppers, spring onion and chicken sausages. Season with salt, pepper and optional chilli flakes and fry for around 8 minutes over a medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs, garlic powder and dried coriander together. Season with pepper.
  • Remove the peppers/sausages from the pan and set aside. Reduce the heat to low. Add the egg into the pan and slowly cook for around 7 minutes, or until you achieve a fairly dry scrambled egg (an overly soggy scramble will cause our wraps to get soggy!).
  • Assemble your burrito by adding a spoonful of egg, then a slice of American cheese, then a serving of the pepper/chicken mix. Fold and roll the wrap to form the burrito, then seal it in a non-stick pan for 2 minutes over a medium heat.
  • Individually wrap the burritos in foil, then place them into a ziplock bag. This prevents water from getting in which will stop any freezer burn!

To heat:

  • Ideally, let your burrito defrost in the fridge overnight. Then when it’s time to eat, add to your airfryer (within the foil) and cook for 8-10 minutes at 340°F (170°C)
  • To cook in the burrito from frozen, add the burrito to the airfryer and cook for 20 minutes at 270°F (130°C) or at the lowest temp it’ll go. Then remove the foil and cook at 390°F (200°C) for 4-6 minutes.

Notes

 
  • Avoid adding avocado, salsa, watery vegetables (lettuce, tomato), and sour cream to burritos if freezing.
  • Assemble burritos with ingredients at room temperature to prevent sogginess.
  • Thaw frozen burritos in the fridge overnight to reduce heating time.
  • Slightly undercook the eggs to avoid them becoming rubbery during reheating.

Nutrition

Servings: 6 servings
Fat: 21g
Calories: 474kcal
Carbohydrates: 38g
Protein: 33g
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  1. Jim Harris | 4 weeks ago

    Great filling and delicious breakfast! Tried this today and loved the chicken sausages.5 stars

    1. Mimi Harrison | 4 weeks ago

      Thanks Jim! And yes chicken sausages for the win!

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