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Smothered Breakfast Burritos

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Serve up a hearty and delicious breakfast with these smothered breakfast burritos. They are filling and delicious and perfect for breakfast or dinner!

square pan of breakfast burritos smothered with sausage gravy and a smattering of melted cheese.

Fluffy eggs and cheese tucked into a soft tortilla and smothered in sausage gravy. What’s not to love about that?

These yummy burritos are the perfect savory start to the day. But they are substantial enough to be welcomed at the dinner table as well.

If you are looking for a nice, hot, fill’em up breakfast, you are definitely in the right place. These burritos are sure to fill your belly and keep you going all morning long.

pan of scrambled eggs with some eggs and cheese on a tortilla ready to be rolled into burrito.

We are not huge breakfast eaters during the week.  Little Dude always has something before he heads off to school, but my husband and I are much more likely to grab a coffee and go.

On the weekends, sometimes we enjoy more of a brunch type meal.  Something filling and delicious in the late morning.

rolled burritos in pan in front of pan of remaining scrambled eggs.

So it kind of counts as a late breakfast or maybe it’s an early lunch.  Either way, it pays for it to be filling so that we can make it to dinner without a ton of snacking.

These burritos are the perfect thing.  There is a great mix of filling ingredients with both protein and carbs to keep us satisfied and energized.

pan of smothered breakfast enchiladas with first one served on a plate with grapes.

That is good because we tend to try to do “all the things” on the weekend!  When gardening, games of tag, cleaning the house, and a million loads of laundry are all on to-do list, we need to be fueled!

Sausage gravy freezes well, so you can make a big batch and freeze it in smaller containers.  Then when you need a couple of cups for things like biscuits and gravy or these burritos, you can just pull some out and warm it up.

I kept these pretty simple for a couple of reasons. The first, because this is what I had on hand. The second, so Little Dude would like them.

plate with smothered breakfast burrito fork and grapes.

However, I think they would be great with some sauteed onions and peppers in them as well.  Or you could add cubes of potato like I did in the breakfast chimichangas!

Really you could put any of your favorite breakfast burrito fillings in there. The smothering of sausage gravy just takes these babies to the next level of goodness.

inside of smothered breakfast burrito with eggs and cheese.

Go ahead and put these ingredients on your shopping list and make plans to make a batch soon.  You will be glad you did!

More Breakfast Recipes

If you like the idea of smothering breakfast burritos in sausage gravy, you are going to love sausage gravy breakfast casserole. It has layers of potatoes, eggs, sausage gravy, and cheese all baked together for an epic meal.

For another hearty breakfast option, try making sausage hashbrown breakfast casserole. It is savory, delicious and easy to make.

Or make stuffed breakfast biscuit for an easy handheld option. They are loaded with eggs, sausage, and cheese.

 What are your favorite hearty savory breakfast dishes? Check out my collection of breakfast recipes for more tasty inspiration.

square pan of breakfast burritos smothered with sausage gravy and a smattering of melted cheese.

Smothered Breakfast Burritos

Servings: 4 Big Burritos
Author: Carlee
Serve up a hearty and delicious breakfast with these smothered breakfast burritos. They are filling and delicious and perfect for breakfast or dinner!
4.91 from 11 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • OXO Good Grips Nylon Square Turner
  • 8-Inch Square Glass Baking Dish with Lid 


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 large tortillas
  • cups sausage gravy


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 8 or 9-inch square pan. 
  • Melt butter in skillet.
    1 Tablespoon butter
  • Beat the eggs and milk together.
    8 eggs, ¼ cup milk
  • Pour eggs into skillet and cook until just barely set. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place 1/4 of the eggs on a tortilla. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the cheese. Roll up into a burrito and place in prepared pan.
    ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, 4 large tortillas
  • Spread gravy over burritos and bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with a bit of additional cheese and bake for 5 more minutes.
    1½ cups sausage gravy
  • Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers. 


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 498kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 24gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 410mgSodium: 978mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Sunday 4th of February 2024

This is delicious! We added bacon to the burritos and my whole family loved it.


Sunday 4th of February 2024

I am so glad you liked them! Bacon would be a perfect addition!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 29th of March 2019

I would have never thought of freezing sausage gravy! I'll have to try these and see what my husband thinks. They will be on the edge of his breakfast comfort zone, but since your husband approves, I think I can pull it off!


Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Why have I never thought of's genius!! I can't wait to try this Miss Carlee. It sure does look AH-MAZING!


Saturday 23rd of March 2019

I never thought about putting gravy on top! My oldest son loves sausage gravy, thank you for the great idea!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Saturday 23rd of March 2019

You had me at sausage gravy!! Yum! What a delicious and hearty breakfast.