Busy Mornings? Try Freezer Breakfast Burrito Pouches for the Win!

Bacon Egg & Potato Breakfast Burrito Pouches

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (from the jar)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, Mexican blend
  • 10 inch flour tortillas (for serving)

Directions

1

Cook the bacon on a skillet or in the oven. Let cool, chop into smaller pieces, and set aside.

2

On the stove, boil or steam chopped potatoes until tender. I use a pot with steam basket. Drain liquid and heat up a large skillet on the stove with olive oil.

3

To the skillet, add onion, bell pepper, and potatoes. Mix and add all seasonings (paprika through minced garlic) and brown the mixture until the potatoes are crisp on the outside, and onions and bell peppers are tender. Let cool.

4

Whisk eggs in a bowl and scramble them in a skillet on the stove. Season with a pinch of salt & pepper. Undercook them slightly, so they won't be overcooked when re-heating later.

5

Once all breakfast filling ingredients are cool, divide evenly into 6 freezer sandwich bags, including the potatoes, bacon, eggs, and cheese. Seal bags and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

6

To Make a Burrito: Take filling out of the bag and heat it on a plate in the microwave for 2 minutes. Wrap up the filling in a large fresh tortilla, and enjoy!

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Here’s how to turn these freezer breakfast burrito pouches into a delicious and easy hot breakfast!

Woman holding Breakfast Burrito pouch with egg, cheese and potatoes

Breakfast burritos are one of my family’s favorite meals! They also happen to be such a great option if you are looking for meals that you can prepare in advance to enjoy at a later time. These burritos can be made ahead of time, placed in the freezer, and then reheated at your convenience.

I’m a fan of anything that makes busy weekday mornings easier and more delicious!

ingredients for make-ahead breakfast burritos

The biggest downside to freezing burritos is the tortilla’s texture. It’s never quite the same as a fresh tortilla once it has been re-heated. However, I recently discovered an interesting way to easily re-heat these frozen breakfast burritos that prevent the tortilla from becoming soggy.

It’s called the pouch method.

I tried it with success, and you should, too! 

breakfast burrito pouches going into the freezer

With the pouch method, you freeze just the filling in individual freezer sandwich bags.

Then when you’re ready for a burrito, place the frozen filling on a plate (minus the bag) and warm it up in the microwave for a few minutes. Then you can just roll up the filling inside a fresh tortilla, and enjoy!

warming up a breakfast burrito pouch in a tortilla

The best part about this idea is that ALL the ingredients can be catered to your family’s taste and dietary needs. We love the bacon, potato, cheese, and egg combo in our burritos, so that’s the type of breakfast burritos I’ll be making today!

Hip Tip: If you find the microwave makes the burrito soggy, you could also throw it in the air fryer to avoid sogginess.

breakfast burrito ingredients ready to compile pouches

Tips for making the best freezer breakfast burrito pouches:

  • Breakfast Meat: Feel free to use bacon, sausage, chorizo, or skip the meat altogether and add beans & veggies.
  • Potatoes: You can make delicious seasoned potatoes by first steaming chopped potatoes, and then pan-frying them with onion and bell peppers. You can take a shortcut by preparing frozen tater tots or frozen hash browns too.
  • Eggs: We’ll be scrambling eggs for these burritos. Consider slightly undercooking them as they’ll cook again during the re-heating process.
  • Cheese: You can use any shredded-style cheese you’d like. I’m using a cheddar and Monterrey Mexican blend, but I think using some pepper jack cheese would also add lots of flavor if you like spicy.

adding potatoes to skillet to make for breakfast burrito pouches

seasoned breakfast potatoes for burritos in a skillet

cooking eggs in skillet

filling plastic bags with eggs and potatoes

making pouches of breakfast burrito pouches

tray of breakfast burrito pouches

adding eggs and potatoes to tortillas

plated breakfast burrito


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Bacon Egg & Potato Breakfast Burrito Pouches

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Here's how to make ahead a delicious bacon, egg, and potato burrito filling to reheat later for quick and easy breakfast burritos!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (from the jar)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, Mexican blend
  • 10 inch flour tortillas (for serving)

Directions

1

Cook the bacon on a skillet or in the oven. Let cool, chop into smaller pieces, and set aside.

2

On the stove, boil or steam chopped potatoes until tender. I use a pot with steam basket. Drain liquid and heat up a large skillet on the stove with olive oil.

3

To the skillet, add onion, bell pepper, and potatoes. Mix and add all seasonings (paprika through minced garlic) and brown the mixture until the potatoes are crisp on the outside, and onions and bell peppers are tender. Let cool.

4

Whisk eggs in a bowl and scramble them in a skillet on the stove. Season with a pinch of salt & pepper. Undercook them slightly, so they won't be overcooked when re-heating later.

5

Once all breakfast filling ingredients are cool, divide evenly into 6 freezer sandwich bags, including the potatoes, bacon, eggs, and cheese. Seal bags and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

6

To Make a Burrito: Take filling out of the bag and heat it on a plate in the microwave for 2 minutes. Wrap up the filling in a large fresh tortilla, and enjoy!

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bacon egg and potato breakfast burrito on a plate with salsa

These are so good.

Even if you’re not wanting to freeze this burrito filling and you’re just craving tasty breakfast burritos – give these a try! The seasoned potatoes are insanely yummy, and they pair so well with the bacon and eggs. Dish it up with your favorite salsa and you’re good to go!

Hip Tip: Even though homemade fresh salsa is BEST, if you’re needing an excellent jarred salsa recommendation, my family is currently loving Mateo’s Gourmet salsa! I get it from Walmart or Costco, and it’s YUM!

bacon and potato freezer breakfast burritos


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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 31

  1. WestbergFive

    What a great idea! I love this! I am making these this week! Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Enjoy 😉 and thanks for stopping by.

  2. Shevon

    Great idea!! Very smart!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes it works out pretty great! Thanks Shevon 👍

  3. Cristine

    I love this idea so much! My husband has been wanting me to prep breakfast burritos for him for a long time.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Yes he’ll love this ❤️

  4. J.H.509

    Such a wonderful idea and time saver.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Yes, it’s so quick and yummy to warm up!

  5. candace

    I’d try this! The recipes where they are already in the tortilla in the freezer did not turn out imo.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ya it can be tricky to reheat properly I agree. I think you’ll like this!

  6. SaraBella

    Such a great idea! Going to make these this week. 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! Enjoy SaraBella!

  7. Tracy

    I always am thinking of easy, freezable dinner ideas, but NEVER breakfast. Thank you so much for this. I am going to make these tonight!!!!!

    • Ap927

      These would also be good for breakfast for dinner!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Yes I could eat these anytime too! So yum 🙌

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome 👏 let us know how it goes!

  8. Pjane

    Really good idea. Yummy.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. momjohn

    What a great idea! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure! Enjoy! ❤️

  10. J

    I make different varieties of breakfast burritos and sandwiches every week – i think the prob lies when using a microwave to reheat. We don’t use/have a microwave so i take the item out of the freezer the night before, have it rest in the fridge overnight and in the morning just toss it on our cuisinart grill panini press (or a george forman would work well too, id imagine) 3-5 ish min later its steaming hot and no soggy-ness!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for the tip! I have used the air fryer too ❤️ 👍

  11. Laura

    Just put my potatoes on the stove to start this! Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay Laura! Thanks for sharing <3

  12. Natali

    I never have luck with frozen eggs. They turn rubbery or gray. Any tips before I try this? Love the idea! ❤️

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I recommend undercooking them a little bit, do they don’t get overcooked in microwave. I didn’t think they were rubbery or gray using that tip. 👍

  13. Faith Swanner

    We do this, but we fill the burrito, then wrap the burrito in a paper towel and then aluminum foil. Then place the burritos in a freezer bag and freeze. When you’re ready for one, take off the foil and microwave for 1 minute with the burrito still wrapped in the paper towel.

    This method works great for us to take on the run in the mornings or to be able to heat up once we get to work.

    Our favorite meat is a jalapeno smoked sausage! Also using a low carb tortilla makes this a great keto friendly breakfast!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow great tips thanks for sharing Faith!

  14. TheQueenBee

    Are there any reusable bags (that are good sized for the filling) that I can use to freeze and microwave without melting cheese onto my plates?

  15. Dee

    You know you can buy frozen Potatoes O’Brian – precooked chopped potatoes with onions and bell peppers. Save all that work!

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