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  • Total 35 min
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  • Servings 8
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These Easy Breakfast Burritos are just what you need for busy mornings! They're loaded with all the classic breakfast flavors your family loves in one convenient handheld meal. Flour tortillas are stuffed with fully cooked breakfast sausages, hash browns and cheesy scrambled eggs with chilies for a satisfying breakfast that will keep you fueled until lunch.
These breakfast sandwiches are quick to prep (all of the filling ingredients are made using just one skillet). You can make these for a delicious weekend breakfast or follow the freezing directions to prep them ahead for super-fast weekday breakfasts to grab as you’re flying out the door! Our microwave reheat directions give them a quick zap, so they are all warm and delicious to enjoy on your commute. Better yet, make a double batch, enjoying some of the burritos now and freezing the others for later, for two meals with the work of only one!
By Shawn Syphus
Updated Mar 7, 2024
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How To Make Breakfast Burritos

Our best burrito recipe is a cinch to make! We’ll show you how to make a breakfast burrito all in one skillet for easy clean up! Follow the directions for the specifics, but here’s the scoop on just how easy it is to make freezer breakfast burritos:

Sizzling Hash Browns: Cook frozen shredded hash browns until they are golden brown and crispy.

Sausage and Eggs: Brown fully cooked breakfast sausages and then scramble the eggs with Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, with the sausage.

Fill ‘Em Up: Layer the hash browns, sausage, and eggs on tortillas and top with cheese. Roll up the tortillas, buttoning up all the filling inside.

Enjoy or Freeze: Enjoy the easy breakfast burritos while they are hot or wrap them up and freeze to devour later. Reheat in the Microwave: A quick zap, and you’ve got a hot, hearty meal.

What to Serve with Breakfast Burritos

All these delicious breakfast burrito ingredients--crispy hash browns, breakfast sausage links, scrambled eggs with green chiles and cheese--all rolled into one easy to eat, hand-held meal, is like getting a plate of the breakfast special at your favorite restaurant, only you can enjoy it in your own kitchen or conveniently in your car, on the go!
All the tasty fillings mean these sandwiches are hearty enough to enjoy on their own…well, ok, maybe just a little salsa, hot sauce, guacamole, or sour cream on the side to dunk them in, if you really want it. Or you can add fresh fruit or a glass of juice to wash it down. How about a cluster of juicy grapes or a banana, if you are headed out the door?

Or really do make it a platter by heat up a can of Old El Paso™ refried beans, sprinkled with melty shredded cheese, for a restaurant-worthy plate you can serve to overnight guests or for your family, as a leisurely weekend brunch. Or check out these other tempting breakfast or brunch recipes to go with the burritos.

What Are the Breakfast Burrito Ingredients Used?

The ingredients used to stuff these make-ahead breakfast burritos are easy to have on hand, when you can’t wait until dinner to enjoy a Mexican-inspired meal:

Frozen Hash Browns: No shredded needed here! They cook up crispy and delicious in minutes.

Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage: This genius shortcut slashes a lot of time from making burritos with uncooked sausage. They only need to be heated and browned--which happens in a flash!

Eggs: Scrambled eggs are the perfect choice for this simple breakfast burrito recipe—they hold up nicely tucked inside a tortilla wrapper.

Chopped Green Chiles: Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles can be on your pantry shelf, just waiting to make this dish. Without any prep, stir them into the eggs for a little flavor without the heat of using jalapeño chiles.

Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend: Several types of cheeses come together into one perfect product that delivers melty cheesy goodness to these tasty breakfast sandwiches.


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cups (12 oz) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (from 30-oz bag)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 fully cooked breakfast sausage links, cut in 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Burritos (8 Count)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)


  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add frozen hash brown potatoes in even layer; press down lightly. Cook potatoes 7 minutes without moving. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; turn. Cook 6 to 8 minutes longer or until browned on both sides and hot throughout. Transfer to medium bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out skillet.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat eggs, green chiles, salt and pepper until well blended. In same skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Stir in egg mixture; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until scrambled.
  • 3
    To assemble burritos, spoon line of hash browns down center of each tortilla. Top with cheese and egg mixture.
  • 4
    Roll up each tortilla tightly to secure filling. Serve immediately, or freeze as directed below.
  • 5
    To freeze, wrap each burrito in foil. Label 1-gallon resealable freezer plastic bag. Transfer burritos in single layer to bag; remove as much air as possible, and freeze up to 1 month. To heat: Remove 1 burrito from foil, and wrap in lightly dampened paper towel. Place on microwavable plate; microwave on High 2 minutes 30 seconds to 4 minutes 30 seconds, turning once, until heated through (at least 165°F).

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Change breakfast sausage out for cooked chorizo pork sausage to give your easy freezer breakfast burritos more of a Southwest kick!
  • tip 2
    This sausage breakfast burrito recipe calls for shredded Mexican cheese, but you can easily substitute other types of shredded cheese—like cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese.
  • tip 3
    To add more flavor, drizzle some hot sauce, to taste, over scrambled eggs when assembling burritos.
  • tip 4
    These Easy Breakfast Burritos already have some Tex-Mex flair—to add even more of this flavor, dip your easy homemade breakfast burrito in your favorite salsa.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store breakfast burritos

This best breakfast burrito recipe not only lets you enjoy these tasty homemade wraps as soon as you have made them, but it is also designed as a make-ahead meal. You can prep them on Sunday to enjoy throughout the week or you can wrap them individually and freeze to enjoy later!
Refrigerator Storage: Wrap the sausage breakfast burritos together on a plate tightly or individually in plastic wrap. (Wrapping them individually helps keep all the filling ingredients inside the tortilla.) They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days. Any longer than that, they start to lose their flavor and can become soggy.

Freezer Storage: Wrap each burrito individually in foil and place them in a resealable freezer storage bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.

How to Reheat Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos?

Whether refrigerated or frozen, it is easy to reheat homemade breakfast burritos any time! These breakfast burrito ingredients are all freezer friendly and with the help of your microwave, they will taste just as delicious as the day you made them! Making them in advance is a wonderful way to avoid stressful mornings, when there is no time to sit down for a filling breakfast.
Reheating Refrigerated Burritos: Unwrap a breakfast burrito and wrap it with a paper towel. Microwave on Medium-High (70%) for about 1 minute or until heated through (at least 165°F).

Reheating Frozen Burritos: Unwrap a breakfast burrito and wrap it with a lightly dampened paper towel. Place it on a microwavable plate. Microwave on Medium-High (100%) 2 minutes 30 seconds to 4 minutes 30 seconds, or until heated through (at least 165°F).

What are variations for this homemade breakfast burrito recipe?

It is easy to customize these burritos each time you make them by swapping an ingredient or two. Try any of these simple swaps:
Tortillas: Swap in whole wheat tortillas or any flavored tortilla wraps for the flour tortillas. Try spinach and herb, sprouted whole grain, or sun-dried tomato basil.

Seasonings: Add a 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, ground cumin, taco seasoning, or dried oregano leaves when mixing the ingredients for the scrambled eggs, for added flavor.

Sausage: Swap in one leftover chopped cooked chicken sausage, bratwurst or about 3/4 cup finely chopped pepperoni for the breakfast sausage. In Step 2, heat until hot before stirring in the egg mixture.

Cheese: Swap in your favorite shredded cheese instead of the Mexican cheese blend or use what you have on hand. Cheddar, Co-Jack, or pepper-Jack would be other delicious choices.

Are you bananas over a burrito breakfast? Give our Chorizo and Egg Burritos or Weekend Breakfast burritos a taste and see which recipe is your family’s favorites. Or try our Breakfast Burrito Casserole, for another way to enjoy burritos in the morning!

What are the Best Tortillas for Breakfast Burritos?

The best choice for these burritos that may be frozen and reheated are flour tortillas or wraps. They have enough flexibility to roll around all the filling ingredients without cracking. Since corn tortillas tend to crack and get dried out, we do not suggest you use them for these make-ahead breakfast burritos.
Flavored tortilla wraps would also work well for this recipe, if they are burrito size (about 8-inches in diameter) to hold all the delicious fillings. They also can be wrapped nicely around the filling without cracking and can stand up to the freeze and reheat steps of this recipe.

How to Fold the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

Folding up breakfast burritos is not at all difficult, with a few tips we’ve figured out when developing recipes in our Test Kitchens:
Filling Amounts: You may be tempted to add more of the ingredients than called for, thinking you can really stuff those tortillas full. We have done the work for you, to find just the right amount of filling ingredients to be held by the tortillas.

The Right Size Tortillas: We have matched the filling amount to the burrito size because there is nothing more frustrating than to have extra filling or barely filled tortillas! Old El Paso™ tortillas for Burritos are exactly the right size to have hearty, stuffed burritos.

Fill When Warm: Fill and roll up the tortillas when the filling ingredients are warm, but not hot or cold. When they are warm, it will help soften the tortillas to mold easily around the fillings. When hot, the tortillas can over soften, making them hard to roll, or if the filling is cold, they will also be harder to roll.

Tuck In the Sides: As you roll, tuck in the side of the tortillas as pictured in the recipe, to catch every morsel of the tasty fillings.

Wrap Individually: If you’re storing your burritos to enjoy at a later time, wrapping them individually can help them hold their shape and not come unrolled.

Nutrition Information

450 Calories, 29g Total Fat, 18g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Burrito
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • It is bound to be a good day when you can start it off eating a Mexican-inspired breakfast! If you love the savory flavors in the morning, try our Baked Breakfast Tacos next! Love to linger over a delicious brunch? Our Overnight Brunch Egg Bake takes the work out of last-minute brunch prep. Or try any of these other amazing choices for your next brunch with family or friends.
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