These easy, healthy breakfast burritos are the best make ahead breakfast recipe and will definitely get you up out of bed in the morning! I mean, what’s not to love… eggs, chicken sausage, red potatoes, spinach, onion, red bell pepper, and all of your favorite toppings. Absolutely the tastiest (and most nutritious) ingredients all wrapped in soft, warm tortillas. The perfect grab-n-go option for busy mornings or anytime, and my kind of meal!

healthy breakfast burritos filled with sausage and potatoes

make ahead breakfast

I’m always looking for recipes to give my family a delicious and healthy start to their day, and these make-ahead breakfast burritos are one of our favorite options! You can prepare them ahead of time and freeze them for whenever you need a quick, ready-to-go breakfast. Just reheat the sausage burritos on busy mornings, and you have a tasty meal to grab as you head out the door!

why we love these easy breakfast burritos

There are all kinds of different breakfast burrito recipes out there, but there are so many reasons why this one is my favorite.

  • Freezer-friendly. These breakfast burritos are great to prep at the beginning of the week and store in the freezer. When I wake up to busy, chaotic mornings, having these on hand is amazing! You can heat up your burrito in the microwave or oven while you’re getting ready for school or work. It’s ready for you to enjoy before you leave or bring it along for breakfast on-the-go.
  • Customizable. You can easily customize breakfast burritos to everyone’s tastes. My kids enjoy their burritos with just eggs, sausage and cheese, but my husband and I like to experiment and add different veggies every time we make them. Sometimes we do bacon instead of sausage or sweet potato instead of red potato. No matter what, these always turn out delicious.
  • Nutritious. This breakfast burrito is a balanced meal that’s protein packed with plenty of healthy fats and carbs to fuel your morning. These babies will keep you satisfied right up until lunchtime. You’ll also be feeding your body essential vitamins and minerals by way of the veggies, eggs and chicken sausage.
  • Budget-friendly. Not only is this breakfast easy, versatile and healthy, it’s also really inexpensive to make. All of the ingredients are simple and easy to find. You can also switch things up to use foods you already have in your refrigerator.
sautéing spinach and potatoes for breakfast burritos

ingredients for healthy freezer breakfast burritos

This breakfast burrito recipe is really versatile and the ingredients are totally up to you. I am sharing with you what I like to use to create my favorite breakfast burritos, but the components of this recipe really depend on what you’re craving.

  • Red potatoes. Breakfast potatoes are SO good in breakfast burritos, but if you want to keep the carbs down, feel free to leave them out. I typically use red potatoes, but sweet potatoes are awesome too!
  • Chicken sausage. My favorite varieties of chicken sausage are Sugarhouse Maple Breakfast Chicken Sausages or Applegate Sausage Links. You could also use ground breakfast sausage.
  • Vegetables. The veggies that you cook for your breakfast burrito filling is entirely up to you. Anything goes! My go-to combination is spinach, bell pepper and onion.
  • Eggs + egg whites. For this recipe, I used 4 full eggs and 1 cup of liquid egg whites. You can really use any combination of eggs and egg whites or all full eggs or all egg whites for your burritos.
  • Seasoning. We’re using garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper to season the burrito filling. Feel free to add any other favorite seasoning and some cayenne pepper for some heat.
  • Tortillas. I recommend a large 10-inch flour or whole wheat tortilla for these burritos. I’m a big fan of the brands Ole Tortillas or La Tortillas.
  • Optional toppings. I always add avocados to my breakfast burritos because I’m obsessed, plus healthy fats are essential to brain health and fuel for the body. I freeze the burritos with the avocado in them because I actually like it warmed up with the rest of the filling. However, you can just serve the avocado on the side, if you prefer. Other toppings we love with breakfast burritos: cheese, salsa, cilantro, Greek yogurt or sour cream.

breakfast burrito variations and substitutions

Here are some options for making these healthy breakfast burritos your own and utilizing ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.

  • Eggs. Use any combination of eggs/egg whites that you’d like.
  • Meat. Bored with sausage? Bacon, ham, or Canadian bacon are all delicious in burritos.
  • Beans. Try spreading refried beans over your tortilla before adding the filling. Or you can add black or pinto beans to the filling.
  • Spices. Any favorite seasoning works. For more of a Mexican flavor, add 1 teaspoon cumin and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder.
cooking eggs with potatoes and spinach in a large skillet

how to make breakfast burritos

Making breakfast burritos is so easy! Just a few simple steps and you’re on your way to some major deliciousness! You’ll find the full, printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but here’s a quick rundown of what’s involved in making breakfast burritos.

  1. Cook the filling. Start by sautéing the potatoes until soft and then adding in the other filling ingredients to cook.
  2. Fill the tortillas. Once the veggies are tender, sausage is browned and eggs are cooked, fill each tortilla with about 1/4 of the filling mixture and any other toppings you prefer.
  3. Fold the tortillas. Fold one half of the burrito over the filling, then tuck in both sides as you roll. Be sure not to stuff them too full or you’ll have difficulty rolling them up.
  4. Sear the burritos. This step is optional, but highly recommended. Once the burrito is assembled, I like to sear it on a pan for about 3 minutes on each side. It makes everything stay together better and it gets nice and toasty. So good! You could also pop it in an air fryer for about 5-8 minutes for the same results.
cooking eggs with sausage and spinach for breakfast burritos

make ahead option

If you’re meal prepping these for later, let the burritos cool completely and then wrap each one in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil and store in the freezer or refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy a burrito, reheat in the microwave, oven or air fryer. These could not be more convenient for busy mornings or even those nights when you don’t want to make dinner. That happens to me a lot. Especially, if I’m working out in the evenings.

Try dipping them in a little greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream for an extra creamy bite. Hot sauce also does wonders to jazz these up even more. Either way, you’ll fall in love!

reheating breakfast burritos

Now, it’s time to enjoy those delicious freezer burritos! Here’s how I like to reheat them:

  • From frozen. Take them out of the wrapping and place the burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on the defrost setting for about 2 to 3 minutes, flipping every minute. Then, microwave on high for 60-90 seconds or until heated through the middle of the burrito.
  • From thawed. Simply unwrap and place the burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds and until heated through the middle.
  • You can also reheat the burritos in the oven or toaster oven, which in my opinion, yields the best results. See the end of the recipe, below, for instructions on this option.
breakfast burrito filling on a large tortilla with avocado and hot sauce

how to fold breakfast burritos

My video tutorial, below, shows the best technique for folding and rolling up a burrito. Be sure not to overfill your tortilla! You want to get all of the filling ingredients tightly folded inside your tortilla. Simply, add the filling down the middle of the tortilla, leaving about 1/2 inch of space on either end. Fold one half of the burrito over the filling, then tuck in both sides as you roll. Also, you might want to check out the Frozen Breakfast Burritos from A Sweet Pea Chef for step-by-step photos of the rolling process.

hands folding a breakfast burrito

what to serve with healthy breakfast burritos

Breakfast burritos are pretty much a complete meal with plenty of protein, veggies, and carbs. However, depending on the serving situation, you might want to add some sides to the meal. Here are some side ideas that would pair well:

  • Fruit. I like to combine whatever fruits are in season; such as strawberries, melon, pineapple and grapes.
  • Salad. If I’m enjoying this burrito for lunch or dinner, sometimes I’ll have a small salad too. Simply toss mixed greens with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Feel free to add toppings to your salad such as red onion, cherry tomatoes, avocado or croutons.
  • Chips & guac. Again, something I would serve if I were eating a breakfast burrito for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend that you try my best guacamole recipe! It’s SO good!

vegetarian breakfast burritos

You can definitely make these into vegetarian breakfast burritos! You can either leave the sausage out completely or sub with a plant-based sausage alternative.

Watch how to make healthy breakfast burritos

These breakfast burritos could not be more perfect for meal prepping breakfast. You only need to dirty one skillet and you’ll have breakfast for the next 4 days. If you have lots of hungry mouths to feed, you can easily double this recipe.

more favorite make ahead breakfast recipes

Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Healthy Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Healthy Breakfast Casserole

Sweet Potato Quiche

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Healthy Breakfast Burrito Recipe

These easy, healthy breakfast burritos are the best make ahead breakfast recipe and will definitely get you up out of bed in the morning! I mean, what’s not to love… eggs, chicken sausage, red potatoes, spinach, onion, red bell pepper, and all of your favorite toppings. Absolutely the tastiest (and most nutritious) ingredients all wrapped in soft, warm tortillas. The perfect grab-n-go option for busy mornings or anytime, and my kind of meal!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces red potatoes, cubed
  • 4 Sugarhouse Maple Breakfast Chicken Sausages or Applegate Sausage Links (I used 4 links at about 85grams.)*
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 egg whites or 1 cup of liquid egg whites from a carton
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • 4 large tortillas**

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa and/or hot sauce
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Guacamole or avocado slices

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, sauté potatoes for about 3-5 minutes and until they are softening. Chop chicken sausage and add it with onion and bell pepper to the skillet. Continue to cook for a minute or two and then add in spinach. Once veggies are tender and sausage is browned, add eggs, egg whites and seasonings.
  • Fill tortillas evenly with 1/4 of the egg mixture and any other toppings you prefer. Fold in the sides of the tortilla over the filling and roll, tucking in the edges as you go. (See video in this post for a visual.)
  • Spray cleaned skillet with cooking spray and set the heat to medium. When the skillet is hot, add the burritos, seam side down. Cook, covered, until the bottom of the burritos are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip the burritos over and continue cooking, covered, until golden, a few minutes more. Serve warm.
  • Make Ahead: The burritos may be assembled a few hours ahead of time, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerated, before cooking. To reheat leftover burritos, wrap in foil and warm in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes. (They won't be as crisp as they are fresh out of the pan, but they reheat well.)

Notes

*The Sugarhouse Maple is a sausage brand that is a healthier option and can be found at Costco. Applegate brand can be found at most grocery stores. You could also use one very large link, like Aidells Chicken Apple Sausage, which is about 85 grams/link. 
**Use gluten-free tortillas as needed. For healthier tortillas, look for whole grain or sprouted. You can typically find these in the bakery area of your grocery store. Whole Foods and Sprouts have great options.
***This recipe can easily be doubled if you're serving a crowd or meal prepping.
Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.
Serving: 1burrito, Calories: 321kcal, Carbohydrates: 36.9g, Protein: 20.3g, Fat: 11.4g, Saturated Fat: 4.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 230.4mg, Sodium: 955mg, Potassium: 400mg, Fiber: 3.7g, Sugar: 4.8g, Vitamin A: 4113.5IU, Vitamin C: 43.7mg, Calcium: 262.3mg, Iron: 1.3mg

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Recipe was originally published October 2018. It was republished with updated content April 2021.