These Breakfast Burrito Bowls are packed with scrambled eggs, seasoned ground turkey, roasted sweet potatoes, and more for a filling and nutritious breakfast. Great for meal prep!
If you are for a new healthy breakfast to keep you full and energized all morning, these healthy Breakfast Burrito Bowls are the answer. Packed with over 40 grams of protein and lots of veggies, these meal-prep-friendly burrito bowls are the perfect way to start the day.
The thing I love most about this egg burrito bowl recipe is its versatility and simplicity. This recipe can be easily customized to suit your dietary needs and is ready in just 30 minutes. Swap eggs for scrambled tofu to make it vegan, or replace potatoes with cauliflower rice for a low-carb option. Change up the toppings to fit any preferences.
Moreover, this burrito bowl is perfect for meal prepping. You can prepare it in advance, store it in the fridge, and simply reheat it for a quick and nutritious breakfast or even lunch. This makes it an excellent solution for busy mornings.
Say goodbye to rushed, unhealthy breakfasts and hello to a tasty, nourishing start to your day.
Why You’ll Love Breakfast Burrito Bowls
These bowls are one of our all-time favorite filling breakfast options. Here’s why!
- Meal prep friendly: If you are looking for a new meal prep breakfast (or lunch!)This is the perfect option. Prep a whole week of meals in 30 minutes that reheat really well.
- Packed with protein: With lean ground turkey and eggs, this breakfast burrito bowl has 42 grams of protein per serving.
- Easy to customize: Make this bowl work for any diet or preferences including vegan, vegetarian, low carb/keto, Whole30, paleo, and more. This bowl can work for anyone!
Ingredients and Easy Swaps
Here is everything you need to make these delicious breakfast burrito bowls.
- Sweet potatoes: Roasted sweet potatoes serve as the base of these bowls. Feel free to swap in hash brown potatoes, regular potatoes, butternut squash, or veggies. Or switch things up with a base of rice, quinoa, beans, or greens.
- Ground turkey: Lean ground turkey adds tons of protein to this dish. Swap in ground chicken or ground beef. It’s also delicious with turkey sausage, chicken sausage, bacon, or lean breakfast ham.
- Peppers and onions: Sauteed bell peppers and onions add flavor to the ground turkey. Add even more veggies if you like including spinach, diced zucchini, carrots, celery, and more.
- Taco seasoning: Homemade taco seasoning made with chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper is used to flavor the sweet potatoes and ground turkey.
- Eggs: If you are using this recipe for meal prep, scrambled eggs are the best option for reheating. Swap in fried eggs, egg whites, or soft-boiled eggs if you prefer. Or leave out the eggs or use scrambled tofu.
- Toppings: Like any delicious bowl or taco, toppings are encouraged. Add cilantro, pico de gallo, salsa, cheese, avocado, guacamole, lime juice, sour cream, Greek yogurt, pickled onions, jalapenos, and more.
How to Make Breakfast Burrito Bowls
These bowls come together in right around 30 minutes!
1. Roast the potatoes
The sweet potatoes take the longest to cook, so get those in the oven first. Start by chopping them into small cubes that will cook quickly. Toss the potatoes with olive oil and taco seasoning. Then place in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Roast in the oven for 18-25 minutes until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender with crispy, browned edges. Shake the pan a few times while the potatoes cook.
2. Cook the turkey, peppers, and onions
While the potatoes are roasting, saute the peppers, onions, and ground turkey with taco seasoning. Break the turkey up as it cooks using a wooden spoon. Cook until it is no longer pink. Taste and season as needed.
Set the turkey on the side and wipe the pan clean with a paper towel.
3. Scramble the eggs
Whisk the eggs, seasoning with salt and pepper. Turn the heat down to medium. Once the pan is hot, add the eggs. Let the eggs cook for about a minute and then gently scramble. If your skillet tends to stick, add cooking spray.
If you are meal-prepping these eggs, undercook them slightly so that they won’t become rubbery once reheated.
4. Assemble and add toppings
Layer the sweet potatoes, ground turkey, peppers, onions, and eggs into a bowl. Add pico de gallo, cilantro, and any other toppings you like.
If making these for meal prep, let everything cool before assembling and storing the bowls. Pack salsa and toppings on the side.
3 Shortcuts for Faster Prep
Here are three ways to speed up the prep for these burrito bowls.
- Use hash browns or Irish potatoes: Speed things up with packaged fresh or frozen hashbrowns or O’Brien potatoes (diced potatoes with peppers and onions. Quickly cook them in a skillet until browned and crispy. Some people skip this step for super speedy meal prep and just use the cold, packed potatoes since they are already cooked.
- Precooked turkey sausage: Instead of cooking turkey, swap in precooked turkey or chicken sausage. Slice it up and brown it in a skillet. Or simply heat it in the microwave.
- Boiled eggs: Use homemade or store-bought boiled eggs instead of using scrambled eggs.
Best Burrito Bowl Toppings
Toppings are the easiest way to customize these bowls. Here are some favorites:
- Avocado or guacamole
- Pickled red onions
- Green salsa or creamy chipotle sauce
- Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Crushed tortilla chips or baked tortilla chips
- Shredded cheese or queso fresco
- Fresh cilantro
- Hot sauce
Recipe Ideas and Variations
There are lots of ways to customize these bowls and make them your own.
- Vegan option: To make a vegan breakfast burrito bowl, swap in soy chorizo or beans for the ground turkey and scrambled tofu for the eggs. Or use a vegan egg substitute.
- Low carb or keto: Instead of sweet potatoes, use roasted butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini, or another vegetable. You can also use cauliflower rice in place of the potatoes.
- Add beans: Add extra fiber with canned black beans or pinto beans. Or add a dollop of refried beans on top before serving.
- Change up the veggies: Try this recipe with different vegetables. It’s delicious with spinach, zucchini, butternut squash, mushrooms, or any other roasted veggies.
- Make it with rice: Swap in cooked white rice, brown rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice instead of sweet potatoes.
Meal Prep and Storage
This dish is great for meal prep. It will keep well in the fridge for 4-5 days in an airtight container.
Here’s what to do:
- Prep each element and let cool completely before combining.
- Undercook the eggs so they don’t get rubbery when reheated
- Pack pico de gallo, salsa, and other toppings separately
- Reheat in the microwave or cook in a hot skillet
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most common questions about making these breakfast burrito bowls.
Scrambled eggs can become dry or overcooked easily. The key is to cook them on low heat and remove them from the heat just before they're fully set. Eggs continue to cook after being removed from the pan.
If you are making these for meal prep, undercook the eggs slightly so they don't overcook when reheated.
These bowls are freezer-friendly. Start by letting everything cool completely and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge and then reheat gently in a skillet or the microwave.
Breakfast Burrito Bowl
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- 1 lb sweet potatoes, cubed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp taco seasoning (divided)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
- 8 eggs, whisked (or fried eggs)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup pico de gallo
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
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Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground turkey, onions, bell pepper, and taco seasoning. Cook for 7-10 minutes, breaking up the turkey as it cooks until it is cooked through. Note, the onions and peppers will be tender crisp. If you prefer softer peppers and onions, cook them for 5 minutes before adding the turkey. Remove and set aside. Wipe the skillet clean.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
Make this bowl even more filling by adding canned black beans or pinto beans.
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