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Low Carb Breakfast Burritos with Ham, Peppers and Cheese

Switch up breakfast with these easy and delicious Low Carb Breakfast Burritos!

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

All items are tools or ingredients I have used myself or I wouldn’t recommend them to you!

Yummmmm I loooove breakfast burritos!

I’ve been making breakfast burritos for years. It’s pretty great having breakfast all ready to go for busy mornings or to eat on the way to work.

These Low Carb Breakfast Burritos are such a great choice for a healthy breakfast. I have a serious love on for eggs, but sometimes I like to switch it up. There are only so many days in a row that I truly enjoy hardboiled eggs and bacon, and I’m the kinda person who loves to truly enjoy every bite of food I put into my body. So let’s switch it up!

The idea for a low carb version of my breakfast burritos popped into my head because I was planning an up coming day of specialist appointments we had for Zoey and Addie. We had to be up and out of the house, with a 4 and 1.5 yr old, at 5:30 am…

😳 Yay for small town living…

We would normally eat while we travel but I didn’t want to risk eating unhealthy if there weren’t any good choices. So, instead, I had a couple of these thawed in the fridge so that I could toss them onto the grill while we were pouring coffee, wrangling miserable children into warm clothes and frantically packing last minute items into diaper bags.

These beauties have made my life easier and, most importantly, tastier! I hope you love these as much as we do!

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.
A cutting board with a grilled breakfast burrito, cut in half. Next to the burrito is a cup of hot coffee.

Ingredients

For starters you’ll need the tortillas! I like Mama Lupe’s low carb tortillas, that weigh in at a low 3 g net carbs! Whoop whoop! Quest makes great low carb tortillas as well. Want to make your own? Try these Almond Flour Tortillas! You will also need:

  • eggs
  • heavy whipping cream
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • butter
  • onion
  • green pepper
  • thick sliced ham – use an unprocessed ham like a classic or house baked ham
  • cheese – I like cheddar, but mozzarella or gouda would also be great

How to make Low Carb Breakfast Burritos with Ham, Peppers and Cheese

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.

Skillet with fried onions, peppers and ham.

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.

Skillet with scrambled eggs, all ready to be cooled for the tortillas.

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.

Tortillas all laid out with the scrambled eggs and cheese. Ready to be rolled up.

Roll up the tortillas then wrap each in tin foil. Place into freezer safe ziploc bags and store in the freezer.

16 Low Carb Breakfast Burritos, beautifully rolled and ready to be wrapped in tin foil.

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.
  4. Learn how to wrap a burrito properly with these easy steps:

How to wrap a burrito

They can be frustrating, can’t they?

Well let me tell you, I’ve wrapped hundreds of wraps, possibly thousands of wraps, where 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 guts 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.
Process collage of how to wrap a burrito.

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.

16 low carb breakfast burritos all wrapped in tin foil, ready to be frozen.

How to heat up these Low Carb 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.

Next heat a panini grill on medium high and once ready, grill the burrito, with or without the tin foil, for a couple of minutes until nice and hot. I take off the tin foil if I’m eating it at home, but if I am taking it with me, I’ll leave the tin foil on. Enjoy!

Heated breakfast burrito next to a mug of coffee, car keys and a little snack pack of bbq roasted almonds.
Low Carb Breakfast Burrito, BBQ Roasted Low Carb Almonds and an extra large black coffee. Perfect for a busy mom morning on the go!

Low Carb Tortillas

I really like Mama Lupes low carb tortillas. They are small, but are really easy to work with because they are thin and super pliable. There isn’t much worse than folding up a wrap only to have it bursting open. I’ve wrapped a lot of burritos so I know a good tortilla when I see one!

Quest and Mission are brands that also make low carb tortillas. Want to make your own? Try these Almond Flour Tortillas! Do you have a low carb tortilla you love? Go ahead and use it for these Low Carb Breakfast Burritos!

Try these other low carb breakfast recipes next:

Everything Bagels – toast them up and add cream cheese or make a sandwich with bacon, egg and cheese.

Scrambled Eggs with Leftover Smokies

Biscuits – Load them with jam and butter or fried eggs and bacon.

Mexican Scrambled Eggs – perfect to use up leftover tacos.

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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.

Low Carb Breakfast Burritos with Ham, Peppers and Cheese

In a hurry? Have these Low Carb Breakfast Burritos ready and stored in your freezer for a delicious and filling breakfast on the go.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Wrap Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 breakfast burritos
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 16 low carb tortillas see post above for options
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red or green pepper
  • ¾ lb cooked ham look for instore cooked ham if available
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded aged 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. 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. Place into freezer safe ziploc bags and store in the freezer.

Notes

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.
  4. Learn how to wrap a burrito properly but follow the steps in the post.

Reheating options:

  1. Remove tin foil 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

21 Comments

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 5 stars
    Not just for breakfast, I can have this any time of the day and maybe every day.. Looks absolutely delicious and easy

  9. 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!

  10. 5 stars
    I love the idea of making a bunch of these ahead of time, and they sound absolutely delicious!

  11. 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!

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