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Make Ahead Keto Breakfast Burritos with Ham, Peppers and Cheese

Breakfast on-the-go couldn’t be easier, or more delicious, than with these Keto Breakfast Burritos! Packed with scrambled eggs, ham, peppers and cheese, they are easy to make and totally delicious. Make a batch and freeze them all for quick breakfasts or when you just aren’t up for making anything grand.

A wooden cutting board with a Keto Breakfast Burrito cut in half.

This post was originally published on May 31, 2019, and has been updated with fresh content and images, plus we’ve added a video!

I’m one of the lucky ones who could never, ever be sick of eggs. I could eat nothing but hard boiled eggs for days and be completely satisfied with life! However, I also love a lot of other foods, like these Keto Breakfast Burritos. It’s just an extra bonus that they make a great grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings, or a late morning snack!

They do take a bit of prep work, but it’s totally worth it. For an hour of your time, you’re going to get 16 Keto Breakfast Burritos, totally ready to go! What does that mean for you? More sleep-in time! Yay!

Why it works

  1. Loaded with healthy fats and protein, all wrapped into a low carb tortilla, these low carb breakfast burritos not only taste delicious, but will help to keep you full for hours.
  2. With multiple ways to heat these up, breakfast to-go doesn’t get much easier.. or tastier!
  3. Make them your own by swapping out ingredients for your favourite meats, cheeses or veggies.

Ingredients

All ingredients used in this Keto Breakfast Burrito recipe.

Tortillas – I like Mama Lupe’s low carb tortillas because they are super thin, pliable and only 3 g net carbs. Plus they don’t tend to burst open like a lot of tortillas I have used; trust me, I have wrapped A LOT of tortillas in my day. Quest makes great low carb tortillas as well, or you could make your own! Try these Almond Flour Tortillas.

Ham – Use unprocessed ham like a classic or house baked. You should find something in a deli department; ask for them to slice it about ¼ inch thick.

Cheese – I like to use cheddar in my Keto Breakfast Burritos, but any cheese would work great! Try mozzarella, monterey jack or havarti!

How to make Keto Breakfast Burritos

Heat a skillet on medium high heat then add the butter. While it’s melting, dice up the onion, pepper and ham into small cubes. Add all three to the melted butter and fry until the edges of the ham have crisped and the onion is translucent. Reduce the heat to low.

Cast iron skillet with cooked peppers, ham and onion next to a bowl with a dozen cracked eggs.

Scramble the eggs with heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper. Add to the fried ham and continue stirring until the eggs are fully cooked. Remove from the heat.

Cast iron skillet with scrambled eggs.

Shred the cheese then lay out 16 tortillas. Place 1/3 cup egg mixture onto the center of each tortilla in a log shape and top with 2 tbsp grated cheese.

16 tortillas with scrambled eggs and shredded cheese on top.

Roll up the Keto Breakfast Burritos. The best way to do this is to fold the edge closest to your body over the eggs and hold it in place while you fold the side edges over the log. Holding the three edges in place, tightly roll the log over until you’ve reached the other end of the tortilla.

Stack the burritos as you go to keep them folded.

5 wrapped Keto Breakfast Burritos in a line next to some unwrapped burritos.

Wrap each Keto Breakfast Burrito in tin foil. Place into freezer safe ziploc bags and store in the freezer.

All of the Keto Breakfast Burritos wrapped in tin foil and stacked together.

Watch the whole thing go down:

Expert Tips

  1. Buy ham fresh from a deli department so that you can get it sliced thick and also, choose a ham that is fresh and free from added preservatives. Dice it nice and small so that these burritos are easier to eat and so that there is more ham to go around.
  2. Be sure to wait until the skillet is nice and hot before adding the ham, pepper and onion. This will ensure your veggies and ham get a nice crisp layer without becoming dry in the middle.
  3. Don’t have tin foil? You can also wrap the breakfast burritos in wax paper before freezing.
A wooden cutting board with a Keto Breakfast Burrito.

FAQ

How to wrap a burrito

They can be frustrating, right? Well let me tell you, I’ve wrapped hundreds of wraps, possibly thousands of wraps, when I worked in a deli department for 8 years before I had my littlest, Addie. So yes, I know how to wrap a burrito pretty damn well. Let me show you how!

  1. First step is to make sure your guts are in the center of the tortilla in a log shape. Make sure there is room on either side of the log, especially in front.
  2. Fold the edge closest to your body over the eggs and hold it in place while you fold the side edges over the log.
  3. Holding the three edges in place, tightly roll the log over until you’ve reached the other end of the tortilla.

How long do these Low Carb Breakfast Burritos last?

Well you get around 16 burritos, so…. 16 days?

Haha, just kidding… Stored in the refrigerator, these Low Carb Breakfast Burritos will be just fine for 3-4 days. But stored in the freezer? They will last around 3 months! Just make sure they are wrapped in tin foil and stored in an air tight container or freezer safe ziploc bag.

How do you reheat Keto Breakfast Burritos?

There are a couple ways you can heat up these Low Carb Breakfast Burritos for hot cheesy goodness!

Oven

The oven is great way if you have a little bit of time. You’ll want to have one thawed in the refrigerator overnight and then heat your oven to 350°. Once ready, toss toss the burrito in, still wrapped in it’s tin foil blanket, until the internal temperature reaches 165°. This should take around 30 minutes.

Microwave

Fast and simple. This is the quickest way to heat up a Low Carb Breakfast Burrito and there is no need to thaw first. Take one from the freezer and remove the tin foil. Place on a plate in the microwave and defrost for a couple of minutes, then heat for a couple of minutes until the burrito is nice and hot.

Panini Grill

This is my favourite way to heat up a Low Carb Breakfast Burrito! You’ll need to either thaw it in the refrigerator over night or remove the tin foil and defrost for a couple of minutes in the microwave.

Heat a panini grill on medium high. Remove the tin foil and then grill the burrito for a couple of minutes until nice and hot. Rewrap with the tin foil if taking your Keto Breakfast Burrito on the go. Enjoy!

What to eat for breakfast on the Keto Diet?

There are SO many delicious breakfast recipes you can enjoy. I love having these Keto Breakfast Burritos in my freezer for the days when I’m low on time, and then enjoy some other favourite like Breakfast Sandwiches or Eggs Benedict when I have a bit more time.

You could also make some Blueberry Muffins or Biscuits & Gravy! Keep it simple with boiled eggs and crispy bacon, or a yummy ham and cheese omelette.

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In a hurry? Have these Low Carb Breakfast Burritos ready and stored in your freezer for a delicious and filling breakfast on the go.

Keto Breakfast Burritos with Ham, Peppers and Cheese

In a hurry? Have these Keto Breakfast Burritos ready and stored in your freezer for a delicious and filling breakfast on the go.
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Wrap Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 burritos
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 16 low carb tortillas *see note 1
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red or green pepper
  • ¾ lb cooked ham *see note 2
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

Directions

  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat then add the butter. While it's melting dice up the onion, pepper and ham into small cubes. Add all three to the melted butter and fry until the edges of the ham have crisped and the onion is translucent *see note 4. Reduce the heat to low.
  • Scramble the eggs with heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper. Add to the fried ham and continue stirring until the eggs are fully cooked. Remove from the heat.
  • Shred the cheese then lay out 16 low carb tortillas. Place 1/3 cup egg mixture onto the center of each tortilla in a log shape and top with 2 tbsp grated cheese.
  • Roll up the tortillas then wrap them in tin foil *see note 5. Place into freezer safe ziploc bags and store in the freezer.

Notes

  1. I like Mama Lupe’s low carb tortillas because they are super thin, pliable and only 3 g net carbs. Plus they don’t tend to burst open like a lot of tortillas I have used; trust me, I have wrapped A LOT of tortillas in my day. Quest makes great low carb tortillas as well, or you could make your own! Try these Almond Flour Tortillas.
  2. Buy ham fresh from a deli department so that you can get it sliced thick and also, choose a ham that is fresh and free from added preservatives. Dice it nice and small so that these burritos are easier to eat and so that there is more ham to go around.
  3. I like to use cheddar in my Keto Breakfast Burritos, but any cheese would be great! Try mozzarella, monterey jack or havarti!
  4. Be sure to wait until the skillet is nice and hot before adding the ham, pepper and onion. This will ensure your veggies and ham get a nice crisp layer without becoming dry in the middle.
  5. Don’t have tin foil? You can also wrap the breakfast burritos in wax paper before freezing.

Reheating options:

  1. Remove tin foil and then microwave until fully heated.
  2. Thaw overnight, leave the tin foil on and bake at 350° for about 30 minutes until fully heated.
  3. Thaw overnight or microwave to thaw then grill on a panini grill for a couple of minutes until fully heated.
 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from total carbs to get 4.1 g net carbs per breakfast burrito.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burrito | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.2g | Protein: 16.8g | Fat: 13.6g | Sodium: 627mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Net Carbs: 4.1g
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23 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were AWESOME!! I wanted something quick and easy for the 2 of us!! Thanks for the recipe, they tasted soooo good!

  2. 5 stars
    I love how these low-carb burritos make the perfect make-ahead breakfast. It’s so nice to have a delicious and convenient breakfast ready to go. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I love the idea of making a bunch of these ahead of time, and they sound absolutely delicious!

  4. Breakfast burritos are TRULY my favorite way to enjoy breakfast. My fiance is currently trying to be super low-carb, so this is ideal for the upcoming week! We’ve been having tons of eggs and veggies for breakfast, but I’m ready to change it up. Can’t wait to make these – especially to have for leftovers!

  5. 5 stars
    Not just for breakfast, I can have this any time of the day and maybe every day.. Looks absolutely delicious and easy

  6. 5 stars
    Breakfast burritos are one of my personal favorite brunch options. We love them for a leisurely weekend and I also make them when we go camping. The fella follows a Keto diet so he would really appreciate it I made this recipe!

  7. Breakfast is always a struggle for me – I am running around taking care of everyone else, that I forget that I also need to eat! This is a great idea just for me

  8. 5 stars
    I’m all for a low-carb burrito! I’ve been a long time fan of Tumaro’s wraps now and always have a package on hand, so this is right up my alley!

  9. Wow this is absolutely amazing!! I’d love to wake up to these burritos! (:

  10. 5 stars
    I am all about meal prepping and making sure it spans not only lunch but dinner too. Breakfast burritos are so easy and yours look delicious! And hey I like your logic – 16 burritos for 16 days 🙂 In my house, in the fridge they would last like 2 days. LOL

  11. I have such a hard time eating breakfast, it’s just coffee, for a couple of hours at least. Then I’m game for these burritos! The fact that they can be frozen and eaten while going to daily appointments is such a plus for me!

  12. Every now and then I get my but in gear and make a whole bunch of breakfast burritos because they are so fantastic to have on hand. But, I’ve never done a low carb version and am super anxious to try it. My family thanks you in advance for the breakfast burritos they are about to have. 🙂

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