Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Burritos (Make Ahead for Meal Prep)

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These Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Burritos are an easy, and homemade make-ahead breakfast idea to add to your meal prep menu! Stuffed with eggs, bacon, and cheese, they are delicious and freezer friendly!

Four stacked burritos with eggs, bacon and cheese.

Healthy Make-Ahead Low Carb Breakfast Burritos for Meal Prep

These make-ahead burritos are the best for busy mornings when you need something filling but don’t have the time to make a lavish breakfast. If you like effortless meal prep as I do, chances are you’re looking for something pre-made and easy to reheat the next morning. These homemade cheesy, bacon, and egg burritos are it!

Are Burritos Keto?

Regular burritos are not keto or low carb friendly; however, low carb burritos are an excellent alternative for those following a low carb lifestyle. They do contain wheat, so they would not be considered strict keto, but I eat them occasionally and stay in ketosis.

What Is In A Breakfast Burrito

There is no right or wrong way to make a breakfast burrito. As long as there are eggs and low carb tortillas, the rest is up to you. Here are ingredients you can add in your burrito:

  • scrambled eggs
  • cheese
  • bacon, ham, sausage
  • peppers
  • onions
  • spinach
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • mushrooms
  • chives

I love being creative with my burritos, but with four kids, I prefer a simple, hearty breakfast, which is why I chose to make this burrito recipe with just a few staple ingredients; Eggs, bacon, and cheese.

How To Make Low Carb Breakfast Burritos

As I mentioned, these burrito wraps are not 100% keto-friendly because many who follow a strict keto diet avoid wheat; however, they ARE low carb! If you avoid grains on keto, this would be the perfect recipe to try for a “cheat day” without having carb-overload.

I used a brand that has just 16 grams of carbs with 11 grams of fiber, making them only 5 grams of net carbs. (Check out the brand in my recipe below.) Some tortillas can contain up to 26 grams of carbs, so compare labels at the grocery store if you can’t find the brand I used.

An overheat shot of the ingredients needed to make a breakfast burrito.

To make this easy burrito, get your ingredients prepared first. You will need to pre-cook your eggs and bacon. Also, have your tortillas ready to go.

You can choose any tortilla you like but look for the low carb variety if you’re sticking to a semi-keto friendly diet. They have so many tortilla options in the store, so find one you like best that suits your dietary needs.

An overhead shot of how to assemble low carb breakfast burritos with cheese, eggs, and bacon.

Next, take your scrambled egg mixture, shredded cheese, and crumbled bacon and add to the center of each tortilla. You want to be generous with your filling but not too generous, so you can’t roll your burritos.

Tip: In this recipe, I used sharp cheddar cheese and white cheddar cheese, but feel free to use any other cheese that you prefer.

A side angle shot of a casserole dish filled with healthy low carb breakfast burritos.

Roll each burrito and place seam side down in a casserole dish. Sprinkle more bacon and cheese over top of the burritos and bake. (See directions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the temperature and time.)

A casserole dish with 6 burritos topped with cheese and bacon.

Enjoy them while they’re hot! They are so easy to make, and I love that they are a healthy breakfast that my kids love. It’s a great way to start the day. If you want to change it up a little and pack an extra punch of flavor try adding this homemade keto enchilada sauce on them!

Meal prepping? Keep reading to see how to reheat your burritos from the fridge or freezer for this easy low carb breakfast recipe.

Two healthy low carb burritos on a plate with cheese and bacon on top.

How To Roll (or wrap) A Breakfast Burrito

Rolling a burrito is not hard to do; it just needs to be tight enough, so the filling does not fall out when you eat it. In this egg and bacon burrito casserole, I did not tuck the ends in, but you will want to do this if you plan on eating the burrito with your hands.

Step 1: Place the filling (eggs, meat, cheese, veggies) in the center of your burrito.

Step 2: If making a hand-held burrito, fold the left and right sides of the burrito inward, slightly overlapping the filling. If making a burrito casserole as I did in this recipe, you do not need to fold the sides in since you will be eating these with a fork and knife.

Step 3: Then start to roll by tucking the bottom of the tortilla underneath the filling and, while keeping the sides folded inward, roll until nice and tight.

One egg, bacon and cheese burrito wrapped in plastic wrap.

How To Make Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Burritos Ahead of Time

You have a few options here for low carb breakfast meal prep.

If you are planning on eating them the next day, assemble the burritos fully and simply cover them with foil and place the entire casserole dish in the fridge. Then follow the instructions below on time and temp.

Or you can bake them right away for meal prep.

For individual storage, wait until the tortillas are cool enough to handle and wrap each tightly in a plastic wrap. (See image above.) Then store individually wrapped burritos in the fridge for 4-5 days or up to 3 months in the freezer.

For bulk storage, add 4-5 burritos to a large freezer bag and store in the fridge or freezer.

Four cheese, bacon and egg stuffed healthy low carb burritos in a clear freezer bag.

How To Reheat Individual (Pre-Baked) Low Carb Burritos

These baked burritos are both fridge AND freezer-friendly. Depending on how you store them will determine how you reheat them.

Reheating Individual Breakfast Burritos From The Fridge:

You have two options here:

  1. In the microwave: Remove plastic wrap and wrap each individual burrito in a damp paper towel then microwave in 30-second intervals until it reaches the desired temperature. The damp paper towel will keep the tortilla from drying out and becoming rubbery.
  2.  In the oven: Remove plastic wrap and wrap each burrito in aluminum foil. Heat in a 350 degree F oven for 9-13 minutes or until heated through.

Reheating Individual Breakfast Burritos From The Freezer:

  1. In the microwave: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Remove plastic wrap and wrap each individual burrito in a damp paper towel then microwave in 30-second intervals until it reaches the desired temperature. The damp paper towel will keep the tortilla from drying out and becoming rubbery.
  2.  In the oven: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Remove plastic wrap and wrap each burrito in aluminum foil. Heat in a 350 degree F oven for 15– 20 minutes or until heated through. The baking time will vary based on how much the burritos thawed in the fridge overnight.

Reheating Low Carb Breakfast Burrito Casserole From The Freezer:

  •  In the oven: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Keep the baking dish covered with foil. Heat in a 350 degree F oven for 15– 20 minutes or until heated through then remove foil and bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. The baking time will vary based on how much the burritos thawed in the fridge overnight.

Are Breakfast Burritos Healthy?

Yes, if you are smart about making them! You can lower the carbs by choosing the correct tortilla brand and fill your burrito with smart ingredients. Tortillas aren’t considered to be strict keto since they contain wheat, but they make a fantastic low carb breakfast, and the filling is high in fat, so you can be sure you’ll stay full all morning long!

Four burritos stuffed with bacon, cheese and eggs stacked on a plate.

Recipes for Low Carb Breakfast:

 

Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Burritos (Make Ahead for Meal Prep)

breakfast burritos stacked on top of one another with eggs, cheese and bacon
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Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Burritos (Make Ahead for Meal Prep)

These Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Burritos are an easy, homemade make-ahead breakfast idea to add to your meal prep menu! Stuffed with eggs, bacon, and cheese, they are delicious and freezer friendly!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 7
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 7 low carb tortillas (I used La Banderita brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Grease a 9X13 casserole dish and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Fry bacon on the stove or bake in the oven (whichever method you prefer). When done, drain and set aside to cool. When the bacon has cooled, crumble into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a medium-sized skillet ( I used a 10.25 inch cast iron) melt butter.
  • In a bowl, crack eggs and add heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour egg mixture into skillet and scramble eggs. Remove from heat right before they get done and continue stirring as they will continue to cook, but removing from the heat will prevent them from overcooking.
  • In a low carb tortilla, spoon eggs down the middle follow with bacon and freshly shredded cheddar cheese. Roll low carb burritos and place seam side down in a casserole dish. (Reserve 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese and some of the crumbled bacon to use as toppings for the burritos in the casserole dish before baking.)
  • Repeat the above step until the casserole dish is full. (I used seven burritos, but I left one out for meal prep photo). Sprinkle 1/4 cup white cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese on top of the burritos and sprinkle a handful of the crumbled bacon on top.
  • You can cover and put in the fridge and bake the next morning. If so, bake covered for 15 minutes, then remove foil and bake for an additional 5-7 min or until heated all the way through and cheese is melted on top.
    If baking immediately, bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated all the way through.
    Enjoy!

Notes

The nutritional information is provided for one burrito based on making seven low carb breakfast burritos. 
Meal Prep
 
To reheat individual burritos already baked from the fridge:
* microwave - Wrap individual burrito in a damp paper towel microwave in 30-second intervals until it reaches the desired temp.
* oven - Wrap burrito in aluminum foil and heat in the oven 9-13 minutes or until heated through.
 
To reheat individual tortillas from the freezer:
(First, thaw overnight in the fridge.)
* microwave - Wrap in a damp paper towel and rewarm in 30-second intervals until reaches desired temp.
* oven - Rewarm in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil for approx 15-20 min at 350 degrees
 
To bake breakfast tortilla casserole from the freezer:
(First, thaw overnight in the fridge.)
* Cover baking dish with foil then bake in the oven by for approx 15-20 min at 350 degrees. Remove the foil and bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
 
Baking times will vary depending on your oven and how much the burrito or breakfast burrito casserole thawed in the fridge overnight. 
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1burrito | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 34g | Fiber: 11g
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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Added spinach to the egg, peppers, and homemade guacamole to the burritos! They fill us up and taste amazing!

    1. There are no tomatoes used in this recipe. If you’d like to add them it’s totally up to you.

  2. Thanks for the recipe. If I wanted to freeze them individually, do I bake them first, wait for them to cool, then wrap and freeze?

    1. Personally, I wrapped them unbaked individually. I’m a bit of a leftover snob and found that this was the best result.

    1. Hey Leanna, this is directly from the post.

      For individual storage, wait until the tortillas are cool enough to handle and wrap each tightly in a plastic wrap. (See image above.) Then store individually wrapped burritos in the fridge for 4-5 days or up to 3 months in the freezer.

  3. 5 stars
    These are delicious.. I used turkey bacon and I cut half of them in half for myself and left the the other half whole for my husband. Perfect to pack up for work. I make them all the time now. So quick and easy. Thank you.

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