Monday, September 13, 2010

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

I've been on a quest to find some delicious and filling made-ahead breakfast items (maybe you've seen my inquiries on facebook and twitter). My husband leaves for class early in the morning (before baby is awake!), so the less clanking around in the kitchen, the better.

Jess from Vanderbilt Wife said that she makes breakfast burritos and freezes them for a quick breakfast.

So here's what I tried!

To make these yourself, you'll need your favorite scrambled eggs ingredients and some tortillas. I used:

1 dozen eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 lb sausage, cooked and diced
1 tomato, diced
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Scramble the eggs to your liking (pictures of scrambled eggs always do them injustice):

Prior to assembling your burritos, warm your tortillas slightly so that they are easier to shape into burritos. Then add a dollop of eggs on top of your shell:
Sprinkle some extra cheese on!

Then fold the ends over about an inch.

And then the next side.

And the next:

A dozen scrambled eggs gave me 9 breakfast burritos.

To freeze, wrap them individually in clear wrap or aluminum foil and then put in a freezer bag. Reheat by removing wrapping, wrapping in a paper towel, and heating it in the microwave for approximately 2 minutes (depending on your microwave). This is what you'll get:

Yum! My husband enjoyed one this morning for breakfast on his way out the door.

Looking for some other taste-bud and freezer-friendly breakfasts? My readers directed me to these recipes:

Giant Breakfast Cookies from Heavenly Homemakers
Make-Ahead Muffin Melts from The Pioneer Woman
Also, FishMama is a wealth of resources when it comes to breakfast freezer cooking. Check out the comments in this breakfast post of hers for more fun ideas!

Linked to Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays At The Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Mouthwatering Monday, and Delicious Dishes.


  1. That FishMama post really sparked some great conversation and ideas!

    I love making these burritos--they sure go fast in our household. :)

  2. Yum-O! My husband LOVES breakfast tacos and LOVES breakfast {where I could skip breakfast all together}. I will have to make some to have on hand for him!

  3. I love breakfast burritos...these looks super easy!

  4. Thanks! I will definitely try this the next time tortillas are on sale!

  5. I made something similar once for my husband and he said they were "too soggy". He also is the pickiest eater on the planet. These ones don't look like the tortilla got very soggy at all when cooking. I will have to try this.

  6. These look great! Hope to try them sometime. Have bookmarked. ;D

  7. Looks so good. Too bad my husband is allergic to eggs. Maybe I'll make some for me, though.

  8. THIS is exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am not a morning person but I run a daycare and these kiddos need a healthy breakfast, especially those leaving for school.

  9. I pinned you on Pinterest :) Thanks for the fun recipe


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