The Best Breakfast Burrito Recipe

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This Breakfast Burrito Recipe is a great way to start the day! Loaded with all the best breakfast foods, they are a favorite for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

A breakfast burrito cut in half and stacked next to a glass of orange juice
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  1. Breakfast Burritos Ingredients
  2. How To Fold a Breakfast Burrito
  3. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
  4. Make Them for a Crowd
  5. Great for on the Go
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Breakfast Ideas
  8. How to Make a Breakfast Burrito
  9. Breakfast Burritos Recipe

I was introduced to my first Breakfast Burrito at The Chile Pepper in Yuma, Arizona over 25 years ago. Since then, breakfast burritos have been on the monthly menu at our house, and not just for breakfast. We regularly have breakfast burritos for dinner. They are quick and easy to make on a busy night. Everyone loves them and customizes them to their tastes.

Breakfast Burritos Ingredients

The best breakfast burrito recipe is the one that you create! The possibilities are limitless! This recipe is for a very basic burrito: scrambled eggs, chopped ham, and cheese. Kids love them! Here are some more ideas for filling your breakfast burritos.

Ingredients to make breakfast burritos

Fill it with protein

The cooked eggs in the breakfast burrito make it a high protein meal. But, you can give it more of a protein boost with the following additions:

  • Bacon
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Black beans
  • Refried beans
  • Cheddar cheese

Add some carbs

For more carbs in your breakfast burrito, try adding one or more of the following:

A tortilla with fixings to make a breakfast burrito

Bring on the veggies!

For extra flavor and nutrition, add vegetables. Try one or all of the following:

  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Green onions
  • Zucchini
  • Green or Red Bell Pepper
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Spinach

Spice it up!

Add some kick to your burrito by sprinkling on one or more of the following spices when cooking the scrambled eggs.

  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


The toppings on the outside of a breakfast burrito can be just as good as the filling on the inside.

  • Guacamole
  • Fresh homemade salsa
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Hot sauce
  • More shredded cheese: Cheddar, Colby Jack, Mexican blend, or Monterey Jack cheese.
A breakfast burrito filled with eggs, bacon, and sausage

How To Fold a Breakfast Burrito

Folding or rolling a burrito takes a little practice but once your get it down, it’s easy! Choose a nice big, pliable burrito-sized tortilla to make things easier on yourself.

Step by step photos on how to fold a breakfast burrito
  1. Place toppings in a line along the center of a large tortilla.
  2. Fold one end over the line of toppings and fold up the sides so all the toppings are covered
  3. Tightly pull the folded edge of the burrito toward you while tucking the tortilla under the toppings, careful not to trip the tortilla.
  4. Roll the filled part of the burrito over the rest of the tortilla while keeping the edges tucked under. Now you should have a perfectly rolled burrito.

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Add breakfast burritos to your meal prep day! With only a couple of extra steps, these easy breakfast burritos can be made ahead and frozen for later. Prepare the burritos according to the recipe. Wrap each burrito in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped burritos in a resealable plastic freezer bag or a plastic container with a lid.

No need to thaw before reheating! To reheat the frozen burrito in the microwave, remove the plastic wrap and wrap the burrito in a paper towel. Microwave for 4 to 6 minutes, turning once halfway through the cooking time. To reheat in the oven, remove the plastic wrap and place burrito on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Make Them for a Crowd

If you are hosting a brunch, shower, or you have a house full of company, breakfast burritos are the way to go. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Prepare the burritos according to the recipe. Wrap each burrito in foil and place in the oven until you are ready to serve.

A hand holding a breakfast burrito to show filling

Great for on the Go

This is another reason The Best Breakfast Burrito Recipe is so great. They are portable! Individual burritos can be wrapped in foil (make sure all ingredients are hot) and placed in an insulated cooler. They will stay warm for up to an hour. Make sure you choose the right size of cooler. The cooler will work best to keep the burritos warm if it is completely full. Think early morning soccer games, picnics at the park, teacher breakfasts at school, etc.

Fully cooked bacon in an air fryer

Tip: Try cooking your bacon in the air fryer! You will get perfectly cooked, crispy bacon every time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a breakfast burrito contain?

In general, a breakfast burrito contains scrambled eggs, a breakfast meat (like bacon, sausage or ham), hash browns, and shredded cheese. Additionally, vegetables like onions, tomatoes, peppers, are popular fillings in breakfast burritos.

How do you keep breakfast burritos from getting soggy?

If you eat your breakfast burrito right away it shouldn’t get soggy. However, if you are wanting to wrap and save to re-heat later, make sure your ingredients are room-temp before rolling them into the burrito. It’s ok if your cheese isn’t melted when you add it. It will melt when it is re-heated.

What goes good with breakfast burritos?

Great sides with breakfast burritos include orange slices, cut up melon, grapes, fruit juice, a smoothie, and/or muffins.

How long do breakfast burritos last in fridge?

3-4 days if wrapped tightly in foil or plastic wrap. They will also last 1-2 months if frozen (see instructions on freezing above)

How do you reheat breakfast burritos?

You can reheat them in the microwave wrapped in a damp paper towel for 4-6 minutes (turning once) or you can make in the oven for 30 minutes at 400-degrees.

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How to Make a Breakfast Burrito

A breakfast burrito filled with eggs, bacon, and sausage

Breakfast Burritos

5 from 9 votes
Breakfast Burritos are a great way to start the day!  Customize it by adding your favorite breakfast meats, cheeses, beans, and vegetables.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Servings 6



Breakfast Burrito

  • 6 flour tortillas cooked or warmed
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 pound ham, sausage, or bacon, chopped
  • 1 ⅓ cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or Mexican blend)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

More Fillings

  • 2 cups hash browns can also use hash brown patties or tater tots, cooked
  • 2 cups beans, heated (refried, pinto, or black)
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sautéed
  • 1 cup zucchini, sautéed
  • 1 onion, finely diced and sautéed
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced



  • Warm flour tortillas in the oven or microwave. If using raw tortillas, prepare them according to package directions. Set aside.
    Flour tortillas stacked on a counter top
  • Whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Set aside.
    Beaten eggs in a bowl
  • In a large skillet, cook the preferred breakfast meat. If using diced ham, use a little oil or cooking spray in the pan before heating.
    Remove meat from the skillet and set aside. If using sausage or bacon, drain grease from the pan leaving a little in the pan for cooking the vegetables (optional) and the eggs.
    Breakfast sausage in a frying pan
  • (Optional) Sautée vegetables or hash browns in 1 tablespoon of cooking oil or remaining bacon or sausage grease. Remove everything from the skillet and set aside.
    Hash browns in a frying pan
  • In the same skillet, add the egg mixture and stir until the eggs are scrambled and cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    Scrambled eggs in a frying pan
  • Prepare your burritos by adding eggs, cheese, meat, and any other ingredients onto each tortilla.
    A tortilla with breakfast burrito filling line over the top
  • Roll each tortilla into a burrito and serve with toppings.
    A breakfast burrito filled with eggs, bacon, and sausage


If you are going to add hash browns or vegetables, you can cook them in the same skillet as you cook the meat, before you cook the eggs. You can even retain a bit of the grease from cooking your sausage or bacon to cook your vegetables, hash browns, and eggs in. Otherwise, use cooking oil. 

Freezing and Reheating 

  • To freeze, wrap each burrito in plastic wrap or foil. Place in a resealable plastic freezer bag or plastic container with a lid. Freeze for up to 2 months.
    • To reheat in the microwave: Remove plastic wrap or foil and wrap the burrito in a damp paper towel. Cook for 2-4 minutes on high, turning once. 
    • To reheat in an air fryer: Wrap the burrito in foil only. Reheat at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes. 
    • To reheat in the oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook the burritos for 30 minutes or until warmed through. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 775kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 33gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 295mgSodium: 1259mgPotassium: 1197mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1920IUVitamin C: 44.3mgCalcium: 265mgIron: 4.9mg

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  1. 5 stars
    These are perfect for on the go. We like to make them and freeze them. The kids grab them when heading to school.

  2. 5 stars
    These were the perfect breakfast when we had company visiting, everyone loved them and I was able to have everything ready to go before anyone actually woke up. Will make again.

  3. 5 stars
    We always spend a little more time on weekends making a family breakfast and this one will be just perfect! So simple and easy and something everyone will enjoy! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try it out 🙂