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Freezer friendly bean and cheese burritos

By 10 Ingredients or Less, Freezer-Friendly, Lunch, Main Dish, Microwave, Recipes17 Comments

You are going to love this recipe for “freezer-friendly” bean and cheese burritos.  They don’t require any cooking before freezing so prep work is a breeze with very little clean-up.   And you end up with a freezer stocked with individually-wrapped bean and cheese burritos that you can grab anytime you need a quick lunch or dinner!

Freezer Friendly Bean and Cheese Burritos

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Freezer-to-microwave breakfast burritos

By Breakfast, Freezer-Friendly, Microwave, Recipes91 Comments

This is it!  Your solution to busy mornings when you don’t have time for breakfast: Freezer-to-Microwave Breakfast Burritos.

Use this recipe to quickly and easily make 16 burritos for your freezer.  Then individually heat one at a time in your microwave when you’re hungry.  Genius!

My inspiration to create freezer-to-microwave breakfast burritos came from my husband, Andy, who goes to the gym before the crack of dawn and has to grab something quick to eat before heading off to work.

Freezer to Microwave Breakfast Burritos

Since this breakfast is wrapped up all neat in a tortilla shell, it’s easy to eat in the car, on the way to the bus stop, or when you’re already at work.  The tortillas re-heat perfectly.  Not mushy at all.

These homemade breakfast burritos also end up costing less than $1/burrito to make – that’s cheaper than McDonald’s. (And a million times more healthy.)

Freezer-to-Microwave Sausage, Egg, Spinach, & Cheese Breakfast Burritos


  • 1lb ground spicy Italian sausage (You can sub ground sweet or breakfast sausage)
  • 2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 16 eggs, beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded (About 2 cups shredded)
  • 16 “burrito size” flour tortillas (The ones I bought were 8.5-9″ in diameter – I bought 2 packs of 8)

Note: I’ve also made these burritos with peppers, onions, turkey sausage and more.  Feel free to experiment.

Freezer Supplies

  • Foil
  • Waxed paper
  • 3 gallon-sized plastic freezer bags


Brown the sausage in a large pan over medium-high heat.

freezer-to-microwave breakfast burritos cooked sausage

Add the spinach and stir until it wilts.

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos sausage and spinach

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos sausage and spinach cooked

Add the eggs and a pinch of salt and pepper.

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos eggs

Stir every minute or two until cooked through.

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos eggs cooked

(At this point, everything will be cooked, so taste test to make sure you don’t need to add more salt or pepper.)

Set a timer for 20-25 minutes to let the sausage-spinach-egg mixture cool.

(This is important if you’re going to freeze the burritos.  You can use this time to clean up the kitchen, shred the cheese, and prep the foil and wax paper for the next step.  If you’re planning to eat the burritos right away instead of freezing, there’s no need to cool.)

Arrange 16 pieces of wax paper in an assembly line.  Place one tortilla on each piece.  Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup sausage-spinach-egg mixture and about 2 tablespoons of cheddar cheese.

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos assembly line

Wrap your first burrito by folding over one side length-wise, tight against the filling.

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos first fold

Fold in both of the small ends. (It’s easier to do this when you’re not trying to take a photo at the same time.)

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos fold bottom

Fold over the last side.

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos rolled

Wrap the remaining 15 burritos the same way.

Place each burrito, seam-side down on wax paper and wrap.

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos in wax paper

Wrap each wax paper burrito in a piece of foil.

(You can see in this photo how I wrap from the corners.)

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos wrap in foil

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos foil 16

Place wrapped burritos in gallon-sized plastic freezer bags, remove as much air as possible, seal, and place in freezer.  (Can store in a standard freezer up to 3 months.)

freezer to microwave breakfast burritos freezer bags

To Eat

Heat one burrito at a time in the microwave.  Simply unwrap the foil and waxed paper, wrap in a paper towel, and microwave on high for 90 seconds – 2 minutes (depending on the strength of your microwave).

Come to mama!

Freezer to Microwave Breakfast Burritos

These breakfast burritos are so convenient and yummy that I think I need to make some for my next freezer meal swap with friends.  They would also be a great gift for a pregnant friend to enjoy after her baby arrives.

Question: What’s your favorite quick and easy breakfast food?  


PS Looking for more recipes that will make your life easier?  Check out my freezer and crockpot cookbooks.

PPS Stay up to date on what I’m eating by following me on Pinterest (@kellymcnelis).