Breakfast Burritos

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Breakfast Burritos
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These Breakfast Burritos are so easy and delicious, they’re destined to become an instant breakfast classic in your home! Filled with potatoes, sausage, cheese, egg and avocado, it won’t take any time at all for you to add them to your weekly breakfast routine.

Filled with potatoes, sausage, cheese, egg, avocado and a few extra goodies these breakfast burritos really are the best.

Which meal do you struggle with most?

For me, hands down it is breakfast. For one, I’m not really awake for a good 30 minutes or so after rolling out of bed. My kids, however, can’t say the same. They wake up loud and ready to eat! 

Thankfully, on the weekends my sweet husband often rises early and gets breakfast started. Over the years he has perfected his breakfast routine. He can make an omelette that’d make a French chef cry, cooks bacon just the way I like it, and always takes time to do the little extras that make the meal special...what a guy, right? But enough about him, because Monday through Friday, it’s just three sets of big, round eyes staring up at ME with their tummies growling loudly. 

So, what’s for breakfast?

My breakfasts usually consist of a couple of fried eggs and some fruit. When I have a little more time, I hit up my tried and true list of go-to’s, which consists mostly of baked eggs and muffin-like treats. 

My Breakfast Go-To’s: 

Jam Dot Oat Scones (My kid’s absolute favorite!) This stunning Quiche (for when I have extra eggs on hand or produce to use up) 6 Minute Egg Breakfast (perfectly soft boiled eggs and avocado toast sticks) Granola with Figs, Almonds and Coconut (Always a big hit in our home) 

But my new favorite recipe? Easily, it’s these breakfast burritos. They’re delicious, but also so easy, can be made in big batches and froze, and are the ultimate crowd pleasers, satisfying even my often picky kids. Win!!!

Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast Burritos

The Easiest Breakfast Burrito Recipe 

Yes, this breakfast burrito recipe is easy!  If you’re anything like me, you aren’t up for an elaborate cooking session first thing in the morning. Fortunately, these guys are simple and fast to make and require just one pan. The hardest thing you’ll have to do is grate and dry the potatoes (but I’ve heard a rumor you can buy them preprepped at the grocery store if you’re feeling especially lazy in the morning, like I almost always am). 

Can I freeze my breakfast burritos? 

In short, heck yes! These breakfast burritos stay fresh for up to three months in the freezer. They are an ideal make ahead breakfast and freeze so well! I make the burrito ingredients and assemble as normal, but stop after adding the cheese, then wrap them up individually and freeze them. When I am ready to eat one for breakfast I simply reheat it, then add the avocado, cilantro and salsa. So simple! 

How do you make the best breakfast burritos?

Our breakfast burritos call for potatoes, sausage, cheese, egg, avocado and a few extra goodies that make these babies really to die for. They’re hearty, flavorful, portable (and everyone who's ever had to take breakfast on the go says “amen!”) and can be made in just one pan in a matter of minutes. 

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos for a Crowd

Have you ever hosted a brunch, family breakfast, baby shower, or sleepover? Then you’re familiar with how challenging doing breakfast for a lot of people can be. I love that with this recipe you can do large quantities of simple ingredients and allow everyone to personalize their burrito. For my kids that means skipping the salsa and adding sour cream, for my husband it means extra hot sauce and cilantro. If you’re serving these to a crowd, you can even prep your hot ingredients ahead of time and then reheat them, and set them out along with a spread of salsas, diced avocados, peppers or whatever else sounds good and allow everyone to personalize their breakfast to their heart’s content. 

Who needs a greasy fast food breakfast when you’re pressed for time when these breakfast burritos are much healthier and just as fast as waiting for your order? 

Trust me when I say, your family will be thrilled when you break out of your breakfast rut (I speak from experience), you’ll be happy to have gotten those few extra minutes of sleep, and everyone will begin their day on the right foot. You can’t win em all...but breakfast? Thanks to this easy one pan breakfast burrito recipe you’ve got breakfast in the bag.

Breakfast Burritos

When you decide to give this breakfast burrito a try, we’d love to hear about it! Be sure to snap a photo, add it to your Instagram feed or stories and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Also feel free to leave a comment on this post and be sure to tell your friends where you discovered the recipe. 

Breakfast Burritos

Serves 6


2 large russet potatoes, peeled and grated
1 lb breakfast sausage (ground not links)
6 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 bunch chopped green onions, with and green parts
6 large flour tortillas
2 cups cheddar cheese grated
2 avocados
salsa of your choice
fresh cilantro


  1. Using a cheesecloth remove as much water from grated potatoes as possible. You may have to twist the cloth very hard. (This step is crucial to achieving extra crispy potatoes.)
  2. In a large skillet brown breakfast sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Remove meat from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet add in the eggs and season with ½ tsp salt and pepper. Using a rubber spatula stir the eggs slowly but frequently until cooked through. Once cooked remove from skillet and set aside along with sausage.
  3. In the same pan add olive oil and bring heat to medium/high. Add in potatoes spreading out evenly on the surface of the skillet. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes before stirring/flipping potatoes. Continue doing this every 2-3 minutes until potatoes are slightly crispy and cooked through. Add in green onions along with sausage and eggs and stir until mixture is combine. Remove from heat.
  4. Preheat oven to a low broil.
  5. Working with one tortilla at a time place ½-¾ cup sausage mixture in the middle of the tortilla. Top with ⅓ cup cheese, avocado slices, salsa and cilantro. Carefully roll up the burritos, tucking in the corners. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Line burritos on a baking sheet and place in oven. Remove once tortillas are just golden and serve hot!