Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are an easy meal to prep and freeze for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I like to make these assembly-line style to save time. Use your favorite fillings to customize them to your taste and follow the same process to make burritos for lunch or dinner.

A person holding a cooked breakfast burritos with the filling showing.

Breakfast burrito basics

You can use almost any vegetable or protein in your breakfast burritos. You will absolutely need:

  • large flour tortillas
  • eggs
  • seasonings
  • protein and veggies
  • cheese

How much do I need of each ingredient?

The guideline I typically use is 2 eggs for each large tortilla. The rest of the ingredients, you can adjust according to how big you want your burritos to be. This recipe is extremely flexible. If you don’t have quite enough eggs, add more protein and veggies to compensate for that.

Seasoning the eggs

Seasoning the eggs is an important step to adding flavor to your breakfast burritos. I like to use Epicure dip mixes, like French Onion, CCB or Garden Vegetable to add flavor. Onion powder or flakes and garlic powder are also great additions to use. If you’re using dip mixes, you’ll want to scramble the eggs and let the seasoning rehydrate in the eggs before cooking.

Prepping the toppings

You want to cook the toppings, before adding the eggs. This allows the vegetables to release their water, preventing a soggy breakfast burrito. Here are some combinations I like:

  • Broccoli and cheese
  • Sausage & peppers
  • Mushroom, peppers and real bacon bits

I also like to add pickled banana peppers to all of these combinations for an extra kick. Basically, any topping you would put in an omelet would work well in a breakfast burrito.

Assembling the breakfast burritos

Using an assembly line to prep these breakfast burritos is quick and helps ensure all your burritos are the same size. Spread out all the tortillas on the counter. You don’t need to warm them, unless your tortillas are really dry. The heat from the filling will warm them slightly, making them easier to roll.

Start by sprinkling a small layer of shredded cheese on the tortilla. You will do this again on top of the filling. Adding the cheese on the top and bottom helps seal the tortillas while they bake and holds everything in.

Then add a large scoop of filling to each tortilla. You are aiming for about one cup of filling/burrito.

Once you have distributed the filling to all of the tortillas, ensure they are approximately all the same size and make any adjustments if necessary.

Next, add the pickled banana peppers if using, then top with another layer of cheese.

Tortillas spread out on a table with piles of filling on each one.

Folding the breakfast burritos

When you are folding, move the filling to the middle third of the tortilla. Fold in the sides first, then, fold up the bottom and roll the rest.

A hand folding in both sides of a tortilla over the filling.
A person rolling up a tortilla from the bottom, with the sides folded in.

Freezing the burritos

Once you have rolled all of the burritos, line them up on a parchment covered baking sheet, seam side down, and freeze them before storing in a freezer bag. Alternatively, you can wrap them individually in plastic wrap or foil, then place them in a freezer bag, if you don’t have the freezer space to freeze them on a baking sheet first. Use this same process to roll up leftover burrito bowl fillings to have for a quick lunch or dinner.

Rolled burritos on a baking sheet.

Reheating the burritos

You can reheat these burritos a few ways, depending on how much time you have. I like to defrost them slightly in the microwave for about four minutes, before either broiling on each side until browned, or baking for approximately 20 minutes. If you don’t defrost them in the microwave, you can simply bake them for about an hour. You can also place foil wrapped burritos on a campfire or BBQ if you are taking them camping. Check out my tips for packing for camping here.

Serving your breakfast burritos

The burritos will be hot when you take them out of the oven, so let them rest for 5-10 minutes before digging in. Add your favorite hot sauce, guacamole or salsa while you eat or try my favorite, chili crisp as a spicy topping.

If you still have some toppings left after making your burritos, try this breakfast pizza for another easy breakfast option.

two breakfast pizzas side by side

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are an easy meal to prep and freeze for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make these assembly-line style to save time and use your favorite fillings to customize them to your liking.

Course Breakfast
Keyword breakfast, burrito, double-batch, eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 burritos

Ingredients

  • 10 large flour tortillas
  • 20 eggs
  • 2 tbsp seasonings of your choice Epicure dip mixes, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, onion flakes
  • 5 cups filling peppers, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, bacon bits, ham, sausage
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese Use 1/4 cup per burrito. 2 Tbsp. on the bottom, 2 Tbsp. on top of the filling.
  • pickled banana peppers (optional)
  • salsa, hot sauce, guacamole, chili crisp (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop vegetables and protein you will use for the filling. If using sausage, remove from casing before cooking.

  2. Scramble and season the eggs.

  3. Cook the protein and vegetables until the water has evaporated.

  4. Add the eggs and continue stirring until cooked through and the filling is dry.

  5. Lay out the tortillas and add 2 Tbsp. shredded cheese to each one.

  6. Top each tortilla with approximately 1 cup of filling. Once you have topped all the tortillas, adjust to ensure they are roughly all the same size.

  7. Top with pickled banana peppers if using.

  8. Add 2 Tbsp shredded cheese to the top.

  9. Place the filling on the bottom third of the tortilla. Fold in the sides, then roll from the bottom.

  10. Place seam-side down on a parchment covered baking sheet and freeze.

  11. Store frozen burritos in a freezer bag.

Reheating burritos from frozen (long and lazy method)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the burritos in the oven while it is preheating and continue baking for approximately one hour, or until burritos are browned.

Reheating burritos from frozen (standard method)

  1. Place burritos in the microwave for 4 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the burritos in the oven while it is preheating and continue baking for approximately twently minutes, or until burritos are browned.

Reheating burritos from frozen (quick method)

  1. Place burritos in the microwave for 4 minutes.

  2. Broil burritos for about 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.

Recipe Notes

The filling recipe is flexible! If you don’t have 20 eggs, add more protein and veggies to compensate for that and vice versa. 

Pantry Sandwich

One of my goals in the summer when we head out for the weekend, is to try to pack as minimally as possible. This means, strategically planning and prepping every meal and trying to use the ingredients to the fullest, so that we come home with an empty cooler. This pantry sandwich does just that. Pantry ingredients that work well together in the sandwich, and are great in other meals too if there are leftovers.

Jarred pantry ingredients don’t take up cooler or fridge space. Refrigerate only the leftovers (if you have any!)

Pantry Sandwich Components

When I was developing this sandwich recipe, my criteria was:

  • Limited refrigeration required
  • Low squish factor
  • Easy on-site assembly and prep

I like using ciabatta buns for this sandwich because they are sturdy and don’t squish and flatten as much as hamburger buns do. You could also substitute with naan or tortillas for another low-squish option.

As a spread, I like olive tapenade. It’s briny, salty and full of flavor. Other options could be pesto, sundried tomato pesto or jarred antipasto.

I absolutely love sundried tomatoes. They are bursts of concentrated flavor and you can use them in so many other meals if you have some leftover. You can use sliced or whole sundried tomatoes for this. Oil-packed is best, so you don’t have to rehydrate the dried ones.

Roasted red peppers are an underrated pantry item. They are so sweet and perfectly roasted. Drain the liquid and pat them dry before adding them to your sandwich. I also love them in this Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup for a quick and easy slow-cooker meal.

Feta cheese is the last ingredient and the only ingredient you will need to pack in your cooler for your road trip. If you’re from Winnipeg, local Chaeban feta has a unique, creamy texture that you’re going to want to try! You can definitely substitute with a different cheese, like fresh mozzarella.

This pantry sandwich is quick to assemble, but you can also set out the ingredients so everyone can make their own sandwich.

Making your pantry sandwich

The first step is to toast your buns. You can do this in a toaster, in the oven, on the BBQ, on a campfire or by drizzling with a bit of olive oil and grilling face-down in a skillet. Since all cottages and campsites have different amenities, you have a lot of options here. As I mentioned previously, you can also use naan or tortillas if you’d like a flatter option that would pack well in a backpack.

Next, spread some tapenade on the bottom half. You can definitely spread it on both halves if you want!

Follow up with a layer or sundried tomatoes, then roasted red peppers and finally crumbled feta.

Top it off with the other half of the bun and you’re done. Serve with a side salad or some crispy potato chips!

Using Up Leftovers

If you happen to have any leftover ingredients after making this sandwich, here’s how you can use them up.

  • Toss them into some hot pasta with some garlic-infused olive oil. Check out page 82 of the Ultimate Guide for some other pasta toss ideas.
  • Use them as pizza toppings
  • Make a snack board and serve them with crackers
  • Add them to prepared hummus

Pantry Sandwich

This pantry sandwich uses mostly non-perishable pantry ingredients so you can easily pack it up for your weekend getaways, or throw it together when you have nothing left in the fridge.

Course Main Course, sandwich, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword ciabatta, feta, pantry, roasted red pepper, sandwich, sundried tomato, tapenade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Author SL

Ingredients

  • 4 ciabatta buns
  • 1 jar olive tapenade
  • 1 jar oil-packed sundried tomatoes (sliced or whole)
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Toast ciabatta buns.

  2. Spread one half of each toasted bun with 2 Tbsp olive tapenade.

  3. Top each half with approximately 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes.

  4. Then, top with one roasted red pepper, patted dry and opened up.

  5. Top with approximately 1/4 cup crumbled feta.

  6. Close up the sandwich and enjoy with a side salad or potato chips.

Recipe Notes

To roast your own peppers: 

Cut two red peppers in half and remove the seeds. 

Drizzle the skin with olive oil and roast for 20-25 minutes at 425.  

As soon as they come out of the oven, place peppers in a bowl and cover with a lid or plastic wrap to hold in the steam. 

Let sit for 10 minutes, then peel off the skin. 

Roasted Cauliflower Farro Bowls

This roasted cauliflower farro bowl recipe makes 2 large or 3 medium bowls that are perfect for lunch.

Cooking farro

Farro is a whole grain that cooks like rice or quinoa. I find that even using the ratios recommended on the package, I always have to drain excess water once it is cooked. For this recipe, you will cook the farro and prepare the bowl, then reheat slightly before serving. If you can’t find farro at your local grocery store, you can use quinoa instead. I usually find farro at Bulk Barn. The texture is a bit chewy, unlike a fluffy rice or quinoa.

Roasting cauliflower

Roasting the cauliflower adds a nice toasty flavor to your bowl. Simply cut it into florets, drizzle with olive oil and seasonings and roast at 425 F. for about 20 minutes. When I make this bowl, I usually alternate the seasonings from week to week. My favorite are lemon pepper and Jay’s Spice.

If you don’t want to use cauliflower, try broccoli or sweet potato.

Dressing the bowl

I like to use simple dressings for lunch bowls, so that I can assemble them quickly. This bowl uses a squeeze of half of a lemon, a drizzle of olive oil and a dollop of tahini. I assemble the bowls with the farro, cauliflower and dressing so that I can warm it up before eating. This allows the tahini to melt in to the bowl and create a creamy sauce. Then I prep some additional toppings to add just before serving.

Additional toppings

There is one topping that requires a little more effort, but is well worth it, and it’s crispy breadcrumbs. I was inspired to try this after having the Roasted Broccoli and Farro salad at Juneberry. The breadcrumbs add a pleasing crisp to the bowl. Simply melt some butter in a skillet, add the breadcrumbs and a pinch of garlic powder, and stir until the breadcrumbs are toasted. As for other toppings, I like fresh parsely, crumbled feta and salted pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

Serving this bowl

As I mentioned previously, I like to serve this bowl warm (not hot), then add in the feta, seeds, breadcrumbs and parsley just before serving. This achieves a combination of textures and fresh and warm flavors.

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Roasted Cauliflower & Farro Bowls

This is a hearty lunch that can be prepped ahead of time and assembled right before eating.

Course Main Course, Salad
Keyword cauliflower, farro, feta, lemon, roasted cauliflower, tahini
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup farro, uncooked
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup salted sunflower or pumpkin seeds, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, divided

Crispy breadcrumbs

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Dressing

  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cups olive oil, divided
  • 4 Tbsp tahihi, divided

Instructions

  1. Cook farro according to package directions. Make sure to drain out excess water.

  2. While the farro is cooking, preheat the oven to 425F.

  3. Chop cauliflower, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with lemon pepper and spread out on a sheet pan.

  4. Roast caulflower for 20 minutes.

  5. Split farro into two lunch-sized containers.

  6. Place cooked cauliflower on top of the farro.

  7. Add fresh parsley.

  8. Squeeze one lemon over each portion and add 1/4 cup oil and 2 Tbsp tahini to each portion as well.

Crispy breadcrumbs

  1. Melt 2 Tbsp butter in skillet and add the breadcrumbs and garlic powder.

  2. Toss until breadcrumbs are toasted and crispy.

  3. Set aside to cool.

  4. Once cooled, divide into to small containers or jars.

Toppings

  1. Fill four small jars or containers with crumbled feta and seeds.

  2. To assemble the salad, warm the farro and cauliflower bowls for 2 minutes in the microwave.

  3. Shake to spread the dressing around, then add feta, seeds and breadcrubms.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be made with quinoa instead of farro.

You can also use roasted sweet potato or broccoli instead of cauliflower.