Breakfast/Brunch Freezables Meal Prep

Southwest-Style Sausage Breakfast Burritos

Craving an easy and tasty breakfast on-the-go? These Southwest-Style Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burritos are IT! Filled with juicy chicken sausage, bell peppers and onions, spinach, and cheese… The best part is, these are super freezer-friendly!

Two halved Southwest Chicken Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Burritos being held by a hand.

Breakfast burritos are one of my favorite weekday savory breakfast recipes. You can customize them for variety, they can be made meat/dairy-free, and they freeze & reheat so well! Heat these babies in the microwave for 1-3 minutes and serve with some hot sauce for a super satisfying meal that will carry you over to lunch.


You guys should know by now that during the weekdays, I like to have a pre-prepped breakfast ready to go. It’s way more filling to eat a hot, balanced breakfast vs. just a piece of fruit or something; but I usually don’t want to spend 20 minutes prepping & washing dishes before work!

Ingredients

  • Chicken Sausage – I love love love using Delia’s Chicken Sausage brand as a substitute for pork sausage. It’s much leaner than pork, but still has so much flavor! If you can’t find it in your grocery store, try turkey sausage or beef sausage instead.
  • Bell Pepper & Onion Mix – One of my favorite hacks is using the frozen bag of chopped bell peppers and onions. It’s a perfect way to save time and dishes instead of chopping everything yourself!
  • Eggs – Lightly scramble your eggs so that when reheating, they won’t be super dry and overcooked.
  • Cheese – Use your favorite type of cheese for these burritos: I like peperjack, Colby jack, or the Mexican-style.
  • Tortillas – Flour tortillas are the standard, but feel free to substitute them out for the carb counter or veggie style tortillas! I wouldn’t recommend corn tortillas for freezing or wrapping.

How to Make Sausage Breakfast Burritos (and Freeze Them!)

Today we’re going to be making southwest-style sausage breakfast burritos with chicken sausage instead of pork. Using frozen veggies, the prep for these is really minimal. As a matter of fact, I think the most difficult thing for beginners is wrapping the burrito! For more substitution ideas: try these with veggie sausage, bacon, or dairy-free cheese inside.

A model of how to wrap a Southwest Chicken Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Burrito.
  1. Start out by cooking your chicken sausage in a large pan, chopping into small pieces as it cooks fully. Remove, and set aside.
  2. Using that same pan (we want all the good juices!), dump your bag of frozen bell peppers and onions. Season with a bit of taco seasoning while these cook down.
  3. Remove those and set aside, then lightly scramble your eggs – seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. When wrapping, it’s helpful to heat your tortillas up in the microwave for about 16 seconds, flipping halfway through.
  5. Layer the cheese, bell peppers/onions, chicken sausage, and scrambled eggs on the bottom half of the tortilla. Then wrap, and seal the burritos by toasting the bottoms in a hot skillet.
  6. You can eat these straight from the pan, or add them to a Ziploc bag and freeze!

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Variations/Substitutions

  • Try adding frozen hash browns to your breakfast burritos!
  • Pump up the veggies by adding in frozen spinach/kale, or chopped zucchini
  • Prep some pico de Gallo or salsa to serve on the side. I wouldn’t recommend freezing anything with tomatoes!

Other Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas

Peach Cobbler Baked Oats

Brown Butter Banana Bread

Cast-Iron Veggie Frittata

Easy Breakfast Tacos

Roasted Sweet Potato Turnovers

Apple Pie Baked Oats

 
Two halved Southwest Chicken Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Burritos being held by a hand.

Southwest-Style Sausage Breakfast Burritos

Shani W.
Southwest-Style Sausage Breakfast Burritos are my favorite way to meal prep breakfast. Simply assemble, freeze, and reheat in the microwave or air fryer when you’re ready to eat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 6 burritos

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz. ground chicken sausage
  • 12 oz. bell pepper & onion mix
  • ½ tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 6 ct. eggs
  • ¼ cup water or milk
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • Mexican-style cheese for wrapping
  • 6 ct. tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Add the ground chicken sausage to a large skillet.
  • Let the sausage cook for about 8 – 10 minutes, chopping it up into small pieces.
  • Once cooked, set it aside and add the frozen bell pepper/onion mix. Season with the taco seasoning.
  • Set the veggies aside when they are softened.
  • In a small bowl, thoroughly whisk together your eggs with the water/milk, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  • Softly scramble the eggs until they are just no longer runny. Remove the pan from heat.
  • Add your cheese to the bottom of a tortilla. Top with some of the bell pepper/onions, chicken sausage, and scrambled eggs.
  • Wrap securely and repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • Seal your burritos by toasting the bottoms in a hot skillet.
  • Serve alongside your favorite hot sauce, pico, or salsa. Enjoy!

Freezer Instructions

  • To freeze, ensure burritos are completely cooled. Wrap in parchment paper and/or aluminum foil. Store the burritos in a gallon-sized freezer bag and label with the date.
    To reheat, remove wrappers and poke with a fork. Microwave 1-3 minutes or until warm.
    I love to microwave for about 1 ½ minutes, then crisp it up in the air fryer to finish. Enjoy!
Keyword Burritos, Freezables, Meal Prep

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A stack of halved Southwest Chicken Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Burritos on a wooden board.

The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per burrito: $1.24
  • Total Cost (6 burritos): $7.44
  • Those Other Guys: $8.99 per serving

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