Overnight Breakfast Burrito Casserole

Overnight Breakfast Burrito Casserole Recipe – an easy and delicious make-ahead breakfast casserole! Tortillas stuffed with sausage, hash browns, and cheese topped with a mixture of half-and-half, eggs, salt, and pepper. Can add onion, bell pepper, spinach, diced tomatoes and green chiles, or mushrooms to the burrito mixture. Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, baby showers, overnight guests, school mornings, tailgating, and potlucks. This will quickly become a family favorite!

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Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

I love eating breakfast, but I don’t love making breakfast first thing in the morning. This Overnight Breakfast Burrito Casserole is my perfect breakfast! Assemble the casserole the night before and pop it in the oven when you get up in the morning. SO easy and SO delicious! A delicious hot breakfast without any work in the morning.

We LOVED this easy make-ahead breakfast casserole. Tortillas stuffed with sausage, hash browns, and cheese and topped with eggs and more cheese. What’s not to like?!?! While this is a “breakfast casserole”, it is also great for lunch or dinner. It is also great for baby showers, overnight guests, school day mornings, tailgating, and potlucks.

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How to Make Overnight Breakfast Burrito Casserole

This casserole is very easy to make. Start with browning the breakfast sausage in a skillet. Remove the cooked sausage from the skillet, but leave the grease. Add a bag of shredded hash browns and cook the hashbrowns until they start to brown. Place the cooked sausage, hash browns, and some cheese on top of a tortilla and roll up. Place in a baking dish. Whisk together the eggs and cream and pour over the burritos. Top with more cheese and cover and refrigerate. Pull the casserole out in the morning and bake. Easy Peasy!

breakfast burritos topped with salsa

Tips for Making Breakfast Burrito Casserole

  • I used flour tortillas in this burrito casserole. Feel free to swap them for corn tortillas. You will get more breakfast burritos using corn tortillas because they are smaller. 
  • I used Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. You can substitute turkey sausage if you prefer.
  • What Can I Add to the Breakfast Burrito Mixture? Feel free to add onions, spinach, bell peppers, and mushrooms to the burrito mixture. Add the veggies to the skillet when the sausage or hash browns cook to soften them and reduce moisture. You could even add a can of diced tomatoes and green chiles to the mixture if you want to kick these up a notch!
  • Can I Freeze Overnight Breakfast Burrito Casserole? Sure! This casserole will freeze great. Make the casserole up to the point of refrigerating. Cover the casserole dish and freeze it. To bake from frozen, thaw completely in the refrigerator and bake as directed below. 
  • You can also freeze this casserole after it has been baked. Cover the casserole and thaw and reheat when ready to serve. You can reheat the casserole in the oven or microwave. 
  • For leftovers, I wrap the individual breakfast burritos in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag. That way I can pull one breakfast burrito out of the freezer for a quick breakfast. Just pop in the microwave for a few minutes and breakfast is done!
breakfast burritos on a plate topped with salsa and sour cream

What to Serve with Breakfast Casserole

We LOVE this easy Breakfast Burrito Casserole. It has all of our favorite breakfast foods combined into one delicious dish. We like to serve this topped with some salsa and sour cream. YUM! This is a hearty dish.

You don’t need many side dishes to go with this casserole. Sometimes we will have some fresh fruit or a simple fruit salad. Here are a couple of our favorite recipes from the blog that goes great with this breakfast casserole:

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Overnight Breakfast Burrito Casserole

Yield: 5 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Overnight Breakfast Burrito Casserole Recipe – an easy and delicious make-ahead breakfast casserole! Tortillas stuffed with sausage, hash browns, and cheese topped with a mixture of half-and-half, eggs, salt, and pepper. Can add onion, bell pepper, spinach, diced tomatoes and green chiles, or mushrooms to the burrito mixture. Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, baby showers, overnight guests, school mornings, tailgating, and potlucks. This will quickly become a family favorite! #casserole #breakfast #breakfastburrito

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-oz) roll breakfast sausage
  • 1 (20-oz) package refrigerated hash browns
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage until no longer pink. Remove sausage from skillet.
  • Add hash browns to skillet and cook until starting to brown.
  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Mix together sausage, hash browns and 2 cups of cheddar cheese. Divide meat and cheese mixture between tortillas. Roll up each tortilla and place seam side down in baking dish.
  • Whisk together egg and half-and-half. Pour over tortillas.
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake covered for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over enchiladas. Bake for 5 – 10 more minutes, until cheese has melted.

Notes:

  • I used flour tortillas in this burrito casserole. Feel free to swap them for corn tortillas. You will get more breakfast burritos using corn tortillas because they are smaller. 
  • I used Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. You can substitute turkey sausage if you prefer.
  • Feel free to add onions, spinach, bell peppers, and mushrooms to the burrito mixture. Add the veggies to the skillet when the sausage or hash browns cook to soften them and reduce moisture. You could even add a can of diced tomatoes and green chiles to the mixture if you want to kick these up a notch!
  • This casserole will freeze great. Make the casserole up to the point of refrigerating. Cover the casserole dish and freeze it. To bake from frozen, thaw completely in the refrigerator and bake as directed below. 
  • You can also freeze this casserole after it has been baked. Cover the casserole and thaw and reheat when ready to serve. You can reheat the casserole in the oven or microwave. 
  • For leftovers, I wrap the individual breakfast burritos in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag. That way I can pull one breakfast burrito out of the freezer for a quick breakfast. Just pop in the microwave for a few minutes and breakfast is done!

Steph

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  1. Pretty tasty – and easy to prepare. I added chopped onions and chopped chipotles to the sausage as it browned. Gave it a little extra pop of flavor. This recipe is very versatile to a variety of tastes.

  2. "I love eating breakfast, but I don't love making breakfast first thing in the morning" – my sentiments as well. The casserole looks delicious.

  3. Hey Steph, have you ever made it with corn tortillas? I made a similar recipe a few months ago and loved the flavor but the texture of the flour tortillas put me off. Just wondering if corn tortillas would absorb the egg mixture. Thanks!

    1. I haven't made this with corn tortillas, but I think it would be fine. You will need more than 10 corn tortillas as they are smaller than flour tortillas.

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