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Simple and Easy Ham Egg & Cheese Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Skipping breakfast will be a thing of the past with these simple and easy ham, egg & cheese freezer breakfast burritos… Make ahead frozen breakfast burritos are the perfect way to meal prep breakfasts for the week!

freezer breakfast burritos made with ham egg and cheese wrapped in aluminum foil
This post is sponsored by The Hillshire Brands Company. All comments and opinions are my own.

Easy Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Of course I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I mean, it’s been drummed into my brain for as long as I can remember. But in reality? Yeah, not happenin’…

There are FAR too many days when breakfast looks like a cup of butter coffee that I’m slurping while trying to shoo all of my kids out the door for school. And inevitably, what seems like merely an hour later, I glance at the clock and realize it’s nearly 1:30pm (almost time for them to get home!) — and I’m absolutely ravenous.

You too? Well, I’m aiming to solve this problem over my next few posts with some simple meal prep breakfasts, starting with these freezer breakfast burritos. Together, let’s make breakfast skipping a thing of the past!

My criteria for these easy meal prep breakfast recipes:

  • Minimal ingredients that I typically already have in my kitchen or are easy to source locally
  • Simple recipes that don’t take a lot of time to prep
  • Recipes that refrigerate or freeze well and reheat easily
  • And they have to taste good!

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make ahead breakfast burritos made with ham eggs and cheese

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

These make ahead breakfast burritos check off every box on my list. The ingredient list is super short (just 4 ingredients plus a bit of milk and butter), the prep time is fairly minimal, and they’re delicious when reheated!

I attribute the amazing flavor to the Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham that I used in these freezer breakfast burritos. This new premium deli meat is truly like buying from a butcher or carving from a baked rotisserie item — except you can just grab it from the packaged lunch meat section in Walmart and be on your way!

Or in my case, I used Walmart Online Grocery Pickup to place the order for the ingredients for these easy breakfast burritos, which saves me a TON of time and headaches… My husband truly HATES shopping with me, because I almost always end up backtracking 2-3 times to pick up items I forgot. OOPS!!! So yeah, OGP is a total sanity saver for me.

how to make a breakfast burrito with just 4 ingredients

How To Make Breakfast Burritos

As I mentioned, I kept this easy breakfast burrito recipe super simple — just scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and the Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham, all wrapped in a flour tortilla. But even with the minimal ingredient list, these freezer breakfast burritos pack a ton of flavor.

Making them is as simple as preparing a batch of scrambled eggs on the stovetop, pan-frying the ham to give it a bit of caramelization, and then assembling the breakfast burritos. How’s that for easy prep?!

A few tips for best results:

1| Tortillas vary widely in size. I recommend using flour tortillas in the 10-12″ range to prevent the burritos from falling apart while you’re eating them.

2| Don’t overcook the eggs. Just scramble the eggs until they’re mostly set but not completely cooked through. No one likes rubbery reheated eggs!

3| Don’t skip pan-frying the ham. It adds such a tasty boost of yumminess! Is that even a word, LOL?

4| Allow both the eggs and the ham to cool before assembling the breakfast burritos. This prevents the tortillas from becoming soggy.

5| Wrap the breakfast burritos in aluminum foil and freeze in one layer on a baking sheet. When they’re completely frozen, you can transfer them to a zip-top freezer bag.

frozen breakfast burritos wrapped in aluminum foil in a plastic zip top bag

How To Reheat Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Reheating freezer breakfast burritos can be done one of two ways: in the microwave or in the oven. Obviously, reheating them in the microwave is the quickest and easiest way. Just remove the aluminum foil, place them on a plate, and microwave for 4-6 minutes or until heated through, turning once.

I haven’t owned a working microwave in years, so I place a still-wrapped frozen breakfast burrito on a quarter-sheet pan in my countertop oven and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes. If I remember to pop it in as soon as I wake up, the timing is just right for me to sit down to a hot and fresh breakfast burrito after getting my four oldest kids out the door!

easy breakfast burrito recipe made with ham eggs and cheese

Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe

That’s it! One 30-minute meal prep session to make this easy breakfast burrito recipe should yield 12 frozen breakfast burritos, which lasts me quite a while since I’m rotating them with some of the other breakfast meal prep ideas I’ll be sharing soon.

By the way, my favorite way to eat them is topped with lots of restaurant-style fresh salsa from the refrigerated produce section!

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simple & easy freezer breakfast burritos recipe

Simple & Easy Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Yield: 12 breakfast burritos
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Skipping breakfast will be a thing of the past with these simple and easy ham, egg & cheese freezer breakfast burritos... Make ahead frozen breakfast burritos are the perfect way to meal prep breakfasts for the week!

Ingredients

  • 1 (11-oz.) container Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham, roughly chopped
  • 14 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 12 (10- to 12-inch) flour tortillas, at room temperature

Instructions

  1. Pan-fry ham until browned. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the butter to a large skillet set over medium-low heat. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost set. Set aside to cool, then fold in the browned ham.
  4. Tear off 12 squares of aluminum foil. Place a tortilla on top of one piece of foil. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese on top, and then top with 1/2 cup of the ham and scrambled eggs mixture.
  5. Roll the burrito by folding the sides in and then rolling tightly from the bottom up. Wrap the burrito snugly in aluminum foil, and repeat the process of filling, rolling, and wrapping the remaining burritos.
  6. Freeze the burritos in a single layer on a baking sheet. Then transfer them to a gallon sized zip-top freezer bag. 

To reheat frozen breakfast burritos:

Unwrap and place the burrito on a plate. Microwave for 4-6 minutes or until heated through, turning once. Or place a still-wrapped frozen breakfast burrito on a sheet pan, and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes.

Notes

Storage: Frozen burritos can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 1 burrito
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 16.3gSaturated Fat: 7.5gCholesterol: 270.8mgSodium: 907.8mgCarbohydrates: 36.5gFiber: 1.0gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 19.4g

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P.S. Find Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Meats with the packaged lunch meat in the perimeter coolers at Walmart. In addition to the Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham, you can also find Oven Roasted Turkey Breast and Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast. These would also be delicious in this easy breakfast burrito recipe!

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Kari

Sunday 15th of November 2020

Hello - I'm so excited to prep these for the week! Thank you for posting recipe.

Would using an air fryer be an option for heating up?

Tara Kuczykowski

Sunday 15th of November 2020

Hi Kari! I'm not very experienced with air fryers. I just recently got an air fryer lid for my Instant Pot, but I haven't even opened it, LOL. I have to think it would definitely work, but I don't have any suggestions for timing. If you do try it and could report back, I'd love to hear how they turn out!

Sharon

Monday 29th of June 2020

Hi! Heading camping later this month. How would you heat the frozen burritos at camp (no oven, no microwave). Would you warm them on a fire? Frying pan?

Tara Kuczykowski

Monday 29th of June 2020

Hi Sharon! This sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of camping experience. However, it seems like warming them over a fire in either a skillet or maybe even a Dutch oven (or similar pot with a lid) would be a good way to reheat them through, though!

Shanna O

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Oh that is a good point! someone will know but for now, well stick to flour ones! Thank you for the recipe!

Shanna

Friday 3rd of January 2020

This looks so yummy and easy but has anyone ever used corn tortillas instead of flour? Would they freeze okay?

Tara Kuczykowski

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Hi Shanna! I've not tried them with corn tortillas. They're not quite as flexible as flour tortillas, so I'm wondering how well they'd hold up to being frozen and then reheated. Hopefully someone that's tried it will weigh in!

sylvia Vancouver, BC

Saturday 28th of December 2019

I was wondering would it be possible to substitute the cheese. I think you have chedder cheese in the recipe. What happens if people don't like orange cheese a personal choice. Can you use mozzarella cheese or swiss cheese. And can someone put cooked mushrooms in this recipe as well.

Tara Kuczykowski

Saturday 28th of December 2019

Hi Sylvia -- thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, you can absolutely substitute the cheese for an equal amount of another type of cheese. And adding cooked mushroom would be delicious. This is a very loose "recipe" idea, and you can make lots of customizations: add cooked peppers, bacon or sausage instead of ham, add shredded hashbrowns, etc. Customizations may change the total number of burritos you end up with, but they're all sure to be very tasty!

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