McDonald’s Breakfast Burritos

These homemade McDonald’s-style breakfast burritos offer a delightful twist to your morning routine. Packed with savory sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs, and a spicy kick from Rotel, they’re a perfect grab-and-go breakfast. I recently made these for a weekend brunch and they were a big hit! The option to freeze them means you can have a delicious and quick breakfast ready on any busy morning. Whether you’re a fan of the classic McDonald’s breakfast burritos or just love a good, hearty start to your day, this recipe is sure to satisfy.


  • 1 lb roll of sausage
  • 7 large eggs
  • Half can of Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
  • Shredded cheese (freshly shredded for better freezing)
  • Flour tortillas
  • Frozen hashbrowns (optional)
  • Sausage gravy (optional)


  1. Cook the Sausage: In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage until fully cooked, breaking it into crumbles. Drain excess fat.
  2. Scramble the Eggs: Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Scramble them in the same skillet, cooking until just set but still moist.
  3. Add Rotel: Stir in half a can of Rotel into the scrambled eggs for added flavor.
  4. Assemble the Burritos: Spoon the sausage and egg mixture onto flour tortillas. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  5. Optional Hashbrowns: Add a layer of frozen hashbrowns for extra crunch and heartiness.
  6. Roll and Wrap: Fold the sides of the tortillas in, then roll up tightly. Repeat with remaining filling.
  7. Freeze for Later: Cool burritos completely, then wrap individually and freeze.
  8. Reheating: Unwrap and microwave for 1-2 minutes or air fry for a crispier texture.
  9. Optional Sausage Gravy: Serve with sausage gravy for dipping or drizzling, especially if omitting Rotel.
  10. Enjoy: Relish your homemade breakfast burritos, with or without sausage gravy.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: Varies based on size of burritos

Calories per Serving: Approximately 300-400 calories (Varies based on the inclusion of hashbrowns, type of sausage, and amount of cheese)

Preparation Time

Total Time: About 30 minutes (10 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes for cooking)

Additional Tips

  1. Cheese Varieties: Experiment with different cheeses like cheddar, Monterey Jack, or pepper jack for varied flavors.
  2. Sausage Options: Feel free to use turkey or vegetarian sausage as a healthier alternative.
  3. Customization: Add sautéed bell peppers or onions for extra flavor and nutrition.
  4. Storage: Properly wrapped, the burritos can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  5. Serving Suggestion: Pair with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for a complete breakfast experience.

FAQ Section

  1. Q: Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour?
    A: Yes, but they might be less flexible and more prone to breaking when rolled.
  2. Q: How can I make this gluten-free?
    A: Use gluten-free tortillas and ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free.
  3. Q: Can I add beans to the burritos?
    A: Absolutely! Refried beans or black beans would be a great addition.
  4. Q: Is there a low-fat version?
    A: Use low-fat cheese, skim milk in the scrambled eggs, and turkey sausage.
  5. Q: Can I cook these in the oven?
    A: Yes, for a crispy outer shell, bake them in the oven at 375°F for about 10 minutes.
  6. Q: Can I substitute the Rotel?
    A: Yes, use diced tomatoes and a small can of green chilies separately.
  7. Q: How do I prevent sogginess when reheating?
    A: Reheat in the oven or air fryer instead of the microwave for a crisper texture.
  8. Q: Can I make these dairy-free?
    A: Yes, use dairy-free cheese and check that the tortillas are dairy-free.
  9. Q: How do I know when the eggs are perfectly cooked?
    A: They should be just set and still slightly moist, as they’ll continue cooking a bit after removed from heat.
  10. Q: Can I add other vegetables?
    A: Definitely! Spinach, mushrooms, or zucchini can be tasty additions.