Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

Egg and cheese burrito

The Spruce 

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
762 Calories
39g Fat
66g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 762
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 270mg 90%
Sodium 1494mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 214mg 16%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 508mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Breakfast burritos are the perfect all-in-one meal that's portable for people on the go. They are full of hearty breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, spicy pepper jack cheese, and hot sauce all wrapped up in a convenient flour tortilla (or corn if you wish) that's easy to eat on the fly.

Make a large batch and then freeze them. They reheat beautifully and make your mornings super quick and easy. Just wrap them up in foil if you are going to reheat them in the oven or with plastic wrap if you are going to microwave them. Then slip them into freezer bags and they will be at your disposal whenever you need them. 

You can use any kind of good-quality breakfast sausage and try whisking up the eggs and then bake them in a casserole dish or cook them as one omelet and then cut them into strips to fill the burritos. This helps you make sure that there is enough egg in each burrito and it's easier than scrambled eggs for filling and portion control.  

Choose whatever cheese appeals to you, but a nice pepper jack or Mexican cheese blend tastes delicious and melts really nicely, and whatever hot sauce or salsa is your favorite to put on top of the burritos. 


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend, or cheddar, or pepper jack, shredded

  • Taco sauce, hot sauce, or salsa, optional, for serving

  • 6 (7- to 8-inch) flour tortillas, or corn tortillas

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook the breakfast sausage according to package directions. Make sure it is completely cooked and that there is no pink, about 170 F is appropriate. 

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Cook in a nonstick skillet as for an omelet or scramble them. 

  3. Spread out the tortillas onto a baking sheet. Place an equal portion of the sausage and egg on each tortilla.  

  4. Sprinkle an equal amount of shredded cheese on top of each tortilla. Place under the broiler of your oven to melt the cheese. Drizzle each burrito with hot sauce, taco sauce, or salsa. 

  5. Roll up the burrito and serve.


  • If you are going to freeze the burritos skip the broiler step, drizzle the burritos with the sauce of your choice and roll them up. Wrap each burrito tightly in foil. Place ​in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. When you are ready to eat the burrito, pop it in a 350 F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or unwrap and microwave for 1 minute.