Easy Freezer Breakfast Burritos
To put it simply, mornings at our house can be chaotic. On an average day, Henry (my one year old) naturally wakes up while I’m getting ready for work, which means that Micah entertains him until I’m done. At that point, I carry Henry, his clothes, my phone, and perhaps my computer and charging cord down the stairs, through the very narrow baby gates to the kitchen. I then wrangle Henry into his high chair and quickly try to find something for him to eat – he’s not exactly patient about the food service at breakfast. I quickly throw a waffle or french toast sticks into the toaster (my kids get fed breakfast at school, so its basically something to hold them over until they get there!) and then try to find all the matching parts to a sippy cup so I can give him some milk. Why do these cups have so many pieces!?!? Then I gather all my things, like my notes, iPad, keys, phone, and sunglasses. And then…I start the search for Henry’s shoes.
The process of getting out the door isn’t easy, which means that breakfast for myself is usually an afterthought. “Oh no, I forgot breakfast again.” These breakfast burritos have been a HUGE help in the morning, because while I’m digging Henry’s Eggo Waffle out of the freezer, I just take out one of these burritos, unwrap it, and put it on a paper towel in the microwave. I then grab it as I’m running out the door. Or on particularly busy mornings, I forget it in the microwave, which means that I Micah’s breakfast is ready when he goes downstairs!
- Tailor these burritos to fit your tastes! Feel free to add other ingredients, like hashbrowns, jalapenos, peppers, or ham.
- Don’t add milk to your eggs. I had a friend tell me her freezer breakfast burritos were always soggy when she made them and the only thing I can guess is its comes from adding milk to her scrambled eggs.
- I under cook my scrambled eggs just slightly, so that they aren’t dry upon thawing.
- I buy my eggs, turkey bacon, and tortillas in bulk at Sam’s Club and my turkey sausage from Walmart. If I scramble all 7.5 dozen eggs, I typically will yield 60 burritos. I typically over estimate the amount of burrito shells I will need, because I can store them in my freezer and use them for other meals.
- I started adding hashbrowns to my burritos. These are my favorite ones from Walmart and I saute them before adding them to the burritos.
- It may not be necessary to wrap the burritos in plastic wrap and foil. I’ve seen other recipes where people just put the burrito right into a resealable freezer bag. I will try this next time!
Easy Freezer Breakfast BurritosPrep Time 30 minutesCook Time 2 minutesTotal Time 32 minutesServings 8 burritos
- 12 eggs
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 12 oz package turkey bacon, sausage, or diced ham
- 8 medium sized tortillas
- 16 oz diced hashbrowns
Scramble the eggs over medium high heat. Add salt or paper to taste.
Cook the bacon or sausage according to package directions.
Cook the hashbrowns according to package instructions. Season as desired. (I like to use a little garlic salt!)
Put down a square of plastic wrap. Lay a burrito shell on top. Add meat, eggs, potatoes, and cheese to the burrito shell. Fold the burrito.
Roll the burrito in plastic wrap and then wrap in foil. Place in a labelled resealable freezer bag. Place the bag in the freezer.
To thaw, remove burrito from wrapper and place on a plate (or paper towel) in the microwave. Cook for 2 minutes. For best results, flip the burrito over after 1 minute in the microwave.