Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Yield: about 20 burritos

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 40 minutes

Freezer Breakfast Burritos are loaded with chicken chorizo, scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, and peppers and can be frozen and reheated in the microwave every morning! You know those moments in...

51 Responses to “Freezer Breakfast Burritos”

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    Julia — July 23, 2014 at 5:26 am

    I love the idea of freezing breakfast! This will be a great idea for my children in a few years πŸ™‚ At the moment I have enough time to prepare breakfast for my own every morning (lucky me!). Thanks for the recipe, I am definitely saving it!

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      Tessa — July 23, 2014 at 6:52 am

      Thanks Julia! Isn’t it nice to have time in the morning to not feel rushed?

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — July 23, 2014 at 7:01 am

    This is genius! I totally love the idea of making the burritos specifically to freeze, definitely going to have to try this πŸ™‚ Because lets be real-I need all the help I can get on busy mornings!

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      Tessa — July 23, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Exactly πŸ™‚

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    Amanda — July 23, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Definitely trying this. Would love to have something easy in the mornings some times and the store bought frozen stuff just doesn’t do it for me. Thanks!

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      Tessa — July 23, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Yes having something homemade for breakfast starts the day off right doesn’t it? Thanks Amanda!

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    Connie — July 23, 2014 at 9:06 am

    What a great idea! I’ve purchased frozen burritos before for my husband, but I am sure it is never really a great choice because I do not know what is in them. I shall give this a try. I suppose if turkey or chicken chorizo is hard to find, I can spice up plain ground turkey or chicken! Oh, the possibilities!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — July 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    this is a seriously good breakfast idea and one i definitely will be trying. love how they can be frozen and reheated.. perfect for when im in a rush! thanks tessa for another great recipe.

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      Tessa — July 24, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Thank you!

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    Vedika @ Hot Chocolate Hits — July 23, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Hey Tessa! I found you through Youtube and I absolutely love your videos and blog! This looks especially delicious and I love the addition of chicken chorizo.

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      Tessa — July 24, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Thanks so much! I just checked out your YouTube channel and loved that crazy grilled cheese recipe you just posted.

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    Gaby — July 23, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    So perfect to grab on the go!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 24, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Oh my gosh – so totally genius!! I’m so manic in the mornings, I need to get better at breakfast prep!

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      Tessa — July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Haha! Thanks Megan.

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — July 24, 2014 at 6:54 am

    hey Tessa! love the idea of making your own breakfast burritos and freezing them. . so much better than the frozen ones you can buy at the store. . and love the video!!! great job!

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      Tessa — July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Thanks so much Alice!

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    Rachel Cooks — July 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    My husband would propose all over again if he found a bag of these in the freezer!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — July 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I love making meals ahead and stashing them away in the freezer. Especially handy for breakfast because I rarely bother cooking things in the morning before I have to be somewhere.

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    Monica — August 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Tessa – Love this. On the microwave……1 min – 10 mins? Defrost? Medium Heat or High? Know all microwaves are not created equal….but a guesstimated time/heat factor would be appreciated. Thanks!

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      Tessa — August 5, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Hi! I think I mention in the video but about 2 minutes on high should do the trick for most standard American microwaves. I like to wrap in a paper towel and put on a microwave plate before reheating.

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    Jill — August 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    How long do you think they’ll last in the freezer with regular zip lock bags? How long if I vacuum seal them? And do you defrost them before you cook them for 2 minutes in the microwave? Thanks.

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      Tessa — August 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Hi Jill, they can be stored for up to 3 months as mentioned in the recipe. No need to defrost.

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    nicole — August 11, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Love the chorizo turkey idea! I usually make with a turkey breakfast sausage but I want a little change. I do have a couple of suggestions from my experience with freezing breakfast burrtios. I wrap them individually in parchment paper then put in freezer bag then I take them out and stick in fridge the night before. In morning I leave in parchment paper and microwave for 30 sec turn over and do another 15 sec. I think microwaving in the paper keeps the tortilla more tender and it doesn’t stick like a paper towel. Thanks for the recipe! πŸ˜€

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      Tessa — August 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Great tip, thanks!

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    Mary — August 17, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Has anyone tried this with corn tortillas (family preference) – unsure of how well they would hold up frozen.

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    Greg — August 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    This is a great recipe. I made them yesterday with 8″ flour tortillas, which made 16 burritos. It would have made a few more, but my first few burritos were a little overstuffed than the later ones. I did wrap them in parchment paper before freezing. Trying to decide if it is more efficient to make all of the burritos then wrap them in parchment, or to wrap each burrito as I make it.
    Oh, BTW, they are delicious. I used a turkey chipotle sausage from our local turkey store (part of their farm). Reheating in the parchment worked well. I am very pleased with the outcome. I would have posted a picture, but it would have been two trays of wrapped burritos, which are now in freezer bags. πŸ™‚
    Please keep those great recipes coming!

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      Tessa — August 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks for sharing your recipe notes! Glad you enjoyed the burritos πŸ™‚

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    Danielle Rabb — November 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Excited about freezing breakfast. Thanks for this recipe. Life & time saver!

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    Dalila — November 23, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    This is a great idea! I have a 5 month old baby and this will definitely help me if I cant cook in the morning or I’m just tired from staying up at night due to nursing.

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

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      Tessa — November 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Yes, perfect for sleepy mamas!

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    Megan — December 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Made these this morning. Used breakfast sausage and added salsa. They will be awesome to have tucked away in the freezer (minus the one I ate)! πŸ™‚

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    Sherri Nelson — January 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Just made a batch of these up!! Increased eggs to 1 1/2 dozen, used frozen hashbrowns, 3/4 lb chorizo, red sweet peppers, large burrito size tortillas, and a splash of salsa verde. Made 16 big burritos. Hey, have big boys and they eat a TON!! They already tore up a few. Great Great Recipe! Will be making more with other variations…spinach and mushrooms in egg mixture, turkey bacon, swiss cheese…cheddar and turkey sausage with peppers/onions…Thanks for sharing! I’ve posted on my FB page and already it’s a hit!!

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    s pom — January 25, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks! I can’t wait to make them! I’m going to try with sweet potatoes and slip in some mushrooms and zucchini!! Yum!

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    Zest to impress — January 26, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I really like your blog. I’m trying to get into the food prep thang (new years resolution and all) and have been searching for a good breakfast burrito recipe, but hadn’t quite found one. Can’t wait to try yours, sounds delish.

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    Sherry — February 8, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I was looking for rolling tips for my own homemade frozen breakfast burritos and was so excited to see you had a video. But unfortunately, that was a no go. I’m sure you know why.

    But if it helps, I think you’re using too small tortillas for the amount of filling you’re putting in them. If you can’t eat too much, smaller tortillas really isn’t the answer. I think you need about half as much filling if you’re going to be using that size tortilla.

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    Jess Knight — February 15, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Just wanted to let you know I made these burritos and they are so scrumptious! Such a great idea for busy mornings that you can make ahead of time. My hubby devoured them!

    Here’s my blog post about them. Thanks again!
    http://www.pumpkinsandpeonies.com/2015/02/freezer-breakfast-burritos.html

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    Sara — May 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I love this idea. how do you sure they don’t get soggy? hate to make a big batch and have a soggy mess…

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    Meghan — June 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Great idea to give to new moms!

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    Alice Leines — June 24, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Love your website. Couple on hints on wrapping Burritos: Lessen your filling, tuck the tortilla tight after you fold it over, then tuck the sides of the tortilla tightly.

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    Joyce — March 17, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I’ve made this recipe 2 times, and my mother-in-law has also made it. I bring this over for busy moms needing some extra help.. they love how quickly it is to heat it up in the morning. The burrito is very filling and also economical.. about 50 cents a burrito.

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    Bryan Cable — March 20, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Why do you freeze them before wrapping and then pull out and wrap?

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    Katy — March 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Hey! I was wondering if any one has tried these without a microwave? Maybe a conventional oven or a (my favorite) a toaster oven?

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    Scott — April 19, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Made a double batch with pork breakfast sausage from my friend’s farm. Also substituted half poblano half bell peppers.

    They are in the freezer right now and I plan to throw them in my cooler for a river rafting trip next week.

    Going to wrap in tin foil and throw em in the coals in the morning. Quick and easy. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Cole — April 27, 2016 at 6:18 am

    We like to add fresh jalapeΓ±os and spinach to ours. I imagine the spinach (and of course salsa) would need to be added after each burrito is reheated and ready to be eaten?

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    Nicole — July 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Hey! Just made these are they are delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe. Do you have nutrition info on these you could provide?

    Thanks!

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      Tessa — July 19, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      I’m sorry, I’m not a registered dietician so I’m not qualified to provide nutrition info. Feel free to copy and paste the recipe into an online nutrition calculator though πŸ™‚

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    Hana — October 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I made these with ‘soyrizo’ from Trader Joe’s! I’m not even a vegetarian, but I couldn’t find chorizo in the store, and the soyrizo is just as good!!!

    My only thing is… I didn’t manage to make 20 burritos – I only got 15! Maybe I just stuffed them too full?

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    Marcia — February 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Loved this recipe. Makes life easy in the morning and helps with portion control. Gives me more time to help my kids get ready for the day.

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    gina — February 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    they are even better if you use a large thin slice of cheese before you put the rest of the ingedients down and roll–prevents sogginess on reheating. and, for rolling, don’t overstuff and put filling slightly on one side where you start your roll, not the middle. leave enogh tortilla to cover, gently pull tight, tuck with some tortilla under the filling itself, then keep rolling. i find it’s better if you fold the ends in first before the roll. also some cheese (a strip or some shreds) where the burrito seam is with a quick minute in a hot skillet creates “glue” so it diesn’t unwrap or become mess when eating after reheating. literally, a minute seam side down in a hot skillet, let cool, wrap individually, freeze, and when you microwave them wrapped in a paper towel loosely to prevent the tortilla from drying out and getting hard on the end pieces, it’s like breakfast magic. i do the same things for lunch and dinner freezer burritos, too (just make sure the meat and veg isn’t too juicy and use a cheese barrier. #nosoggytortillas)

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    Isa — February 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Hi,I’m from Texas, I so like yr burrito idea… I have seeing so much but yrs just seem so easy and yummy…. I wanted to ask u.. Could u send me by email more burritos ideas? I’m trying to go on a diet but I can’t just go all lame it’s hard.. I’m 39 yr old woman that likes to eat and feel full but healthy.. Yr help or any of this ladies would be a great of help!!!

    Thanks and have ever one a awesome evening!!!

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    Jess — June 7, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Any advice on reheating in oven?

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