Freezer Breakfast Burritos are tortillas filled with our favorite ingredients; breakfast sausage, seasoned scrambled eggs, cheese, and potatoes. Once assembled, the burritos can be enjoyed immediately or frozen for a convenient, premade, and satisfying breakfast option for busy mornings! If you love a delicious start to your day, be sure to also check out my Breakfast Tacos!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Tortillas: I used 10-inch flour tortillas to fill, which gave me 8 burritos. Depending on the size of the tortilla you use, it could change the number of servings.
Ground Pork Sausage: This recipe uses ground pork sausage, which is different than ground pork because it is already seasoned. You can buy the pork sausage from the grocery store, but, for the most flavor, use the recipe I have for my breakfast sausage patties.
Potatoes: Look for frozen cubed potatoes which are called “Diced Hash Potatoes” or “Southern Style Hash Brown Potatoes” in your frozen food section of the grocery store. (I’ve always known them as American Fries or Home Fries.) And yes, you can certainly opt for traditional hash browns.
Cheese: I added both sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to the burritos. You could mix and match your favorite kinds of cheese, or use all of one kind that you prefer.
Prepping Burritos Ahead Of Time
If you want to get a head start on prepping the breakfast burrito, you can get some of it made in advance, before assembly. The potatoes can be cooked ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. The breakfast sausage and scrambled eggs can also be prepared and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will also last up to 2-3 days.
Can I Reheat Breakfast Burritos Directly From Frozen?
Yes! I have given you options to reheat the frozen burritos in three different methods. You can use the microwave, oven, or an air fryer. If you let the frozen burritos thaw overnight in the refrigerator, you will need to adjust the suggested cooking times.
When ready to eat, remove a frozen burrito from the freezer, unwrap it, and reheat it using your preferred method (microwave, oven, or air fryer). If using the microwave, I like the wrap the burrito in a damp paper towel. It’s about 1:30 seconds in my microwave and will be hot, so be careful.
How To Store Breakfast Burritos
You can store the assembled breakfast burritos in the freezer (which is the focus of this recipe). Or, in the refrigerator.
To Freeze: First, allow the ingredients in the burritos to come to room temperature. Then, once assembled, wrap each individually in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Store the burritos in a freezer-safe resealable bag or container. They will last up to 2-3 months.
To Refrigerate: Once the burritos have been assembled, wrap them in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Or, store them in an airtight container. They will last in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
Freezer Breakfast Burritos
- 8 large (10-inch) flour tortillas
- 1 pound ground pork sausage
- 1 bag (28 ounces) frozen diced hash brown potatoes
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon chopped chives
- 1 teaspoon dry ranch seasoning mix
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 cup (113 g) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
- 1 cup (113 g) Monterey jack cheese, shredded, divided
- sour cream, for serving
- salsa, for serving
- To a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add the ground pork sausage. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the sausage is no longer pink. Using a slotted spoon, remove the sausage from the pan and place onto a paper towel-lined plate.
- To the drippings in the pan, add oil. Add the potatoes, seasoned salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are completely cooked through. Remove from the pan and place the potatoes in a bowl or on a plate while you prepare the eggs.
- To the beaten eggs, add chives and dry ranch seasoning mix.
- In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. When the skillet is hot, pour in the seasoned eggs. Gently push them across the pan with a spatula, forming large soft curds. Continue cooking the eggs until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Avoid constant stirring. Remove the pan from heat and set aside.
- On a clean work surface, lay out tortillas. Top each tortilla with the following: 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons Monterey Jack cheese, ¼ cup scrambled eggs, ¼ cup sausage, and ½ cup potatoes.
- Fold in the left and right sides of the tortilla toward the center, covering part of the filling. Starting from the bottom, fold the edge of the tortilla up and over the fillings. With the bottom edge folded up, use your fingers to gently press and secure the fillings. Continue rolling the tortilla upwards, keeping it tight and compact. Roll until you reach the top edge of the tortilla.
- Can be served immediately. If preferred, heat oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat and place the burrito in the pan, seam-side down. Heat for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until browned.
- Fill and roll the burritos as directed. Then, wrap each tightly in aluminum foil.
- Place the burritos into freezer-safe resealable bags or airtight containers. Label and date the packaging; they can be frozen for up to 3 months.
To Reheat In Microwave
- Remove the burrito from its packaging.
- Wrap the burrito in a damp paper towel and place onto a microwave-safe plate.
- Microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through. Remove from the microwave and let it rest for about 30 seconds before eating.
- Serve with sour cream and salsa.
To Reheat In Oven
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the burrito(s) from its packaging and place onto the lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.
To Reheat In Air Fryer
- Unwrap the burrito(s) and place into the basket of your air fryer.
- Air fry at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through, flipping halfway.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
Grab and go! These burritos are a tasty breakfast treat that you can make in advance and just pop in the microwave! I topped mine with sour cream and salsa, so good!
I love a good breakfast, and this is the kind of breakfast I prefer! Plus, I appreciate the information about freezing them as a make-ahead, easy to grab and heat breakfast!
Delicious breakfast! I loved it with sour cream and salsa, and it is a quick way to have breakfast ready. Easy to put together to have a few extra in the freezer too!
With this recipe, you'll be able to conveniently grab a burrito and go! This burrito is tasty as is, or you can dip it in some salsa or sour cream!
Perfect for breakfast and so easy to make! But, what makes these even better is that you can make them in advance and freeze!