Scrambled Egg Breakfast Burrito Recipe Video

There’s no excuse for skipping breakfast when you can make a delicious, grab-and-go, egg-filled burrito in 3 minutes. Just scramble egg in a tortilla and microwave to cook. Genius!


Preparation Time2 MinCooking Time2 Min
Ready In4 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Main IngredientInterest Group, ,

Recipe Story

Getting out the door in the morning with breakfast is always a challenge for me. Cereal gets old and I just don’t have time to make anything of substance like pancakes or an omelet. Today’s recipe, a breakfast burrito, hits all the important marks for me: • Quick (under 3 minutes total time) • Few ingredients (just four: egg, salsa, cheese, tortilla) • Easy (assemble and microwave) • Portable (hand-held to eat on the run) • Tasty (most important) • Healthy (excellent source of protein, good source of Vitamin D, folate, calcium and iron) To get the recipe and shopping list on your smartphone (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android device) or PC, click here.


 6 inch flour tortilla1
 Shredded cheddar cheese1 Tablespoon
 Salsa1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 136 Calories from Fat 88

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.1%

Saturated Fat 4.8 g23.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 227.5 mg

Sodium 244.1 mg10.2%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g0.5%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 10 g19.4%

Vitamin A 10.6% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 14.4% Iron 5.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Line 2-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with microwave-safe paper towel. Press tortilla into the bowl. Crack egg into the center of the tortilla and beat egg gently with a fork to blend. Microwave on high 30 seconds; stir and microwave 15 to 30 seconds more until egg is almost set.

Remove tortilla to a flat surface. Top egg with cheese and salsa; fold bottom of the tortilla over the egg and fold in each side.

Recipe adapted from the American Egg Board.