Meal Prepping Breakfast: Cajun Mini Frittatas and Breakfast Burritos

* This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods #JimmyDeanSausage, but all opinions stated here are my own. 

Friends, if you’ve followed me for long, you know that I love to meal prep on the weekends. With a family of six going in six different directions every weekday, it’s important to be prepared if we’re going to eat real food at home…together-ish.

I’ve been on a slow cooker freezer meal kick for dinners for the past month or so and have discovered so many wonderful, new slow cooker recipes. I shop, chop and bag on the weekends, then just throw in the slow cooker before I leave in the morning and BOOM — dinner is ready when we all get home in the evening. The hardest part is just remembering to thaw a freezer meal in advance.

Meal Prepping Breakfast

This past weekend, I decided to add breakfast to my meal prep plan. Since Madison and I both watch our carbs, the first recipe I made was Mini Cajun Frittatas. They were super easy using Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties that I found at Walmart. These heat and serve sausage patties can be found in the refrigerator section (near the bacon and sausage) and are made with premium ingredients – a filling and savory, keto-friendly, protein-packed solution to breakfast. (Plus I found a coupon on Ibotta!)

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Jimmy Dean sausage

Jimmy Dean sausage

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Mini Cajun Frittatas

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 red pepper (may not use all of it)
  • 4 Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties, chopped
  • 1 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 scallions sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and coat a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Slice red pepper, coat with grapeseed oil and roast under broiler for a few minutes. (Roasting is optional, but I like how it brings out the flavor.)
  3. Divide the Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties and red pepper slices between the cups in the muffin tin. Top each with a slightly heaping tablespoon of cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of feta cheese. (I’m in the the-more-cheese-the-better camp.)
  4. Crack the eggs into a large bowl, add the Cajun seasoning and sliced scallions, and lightly beat.
  5. Divide the egg mixture evenly between the muffin cups. Let it soak down into the cups.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until eggs are set and top is lightly golden brown.
  7. Cool in muffin tin for five minutes, then run knife around edges to remove and cool completely on wire rack. Store in air-tight container in refrigerator and eat for breakfast the next several mornings (if you can wait that long).

These frittatas would also be perfect for a holiday brunch. And feel free to change out the veggies – broccoli, mushrooms, and/or spinach would all work. But DO NOT leave out the Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties. Trust me.

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Sausage Breakfast Burritos

My next recipe was sausage breakfast burritos – full of cheesy, eggy, sausagey goodness. I just layered shredded cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, and two Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Links on a flour tortilla. Then I tucked the ends in, rolled them up, and wrapped in aluminum foil. They keep in the refrigerator for several days – just warm up in the oven or microwave. (They freeze well too.) These sausage breakfast burritos were a huge hit with the kiddos.

Jimmy Dean sausage

Jimmy Dean sausage

Jimmy Dean sausage

Jimmy Dean sausage burrito

Jimmy Dean sausage

Jimmy Dean sausage

Jimmy Dean sausage

It’s reassuring to know that with Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Sausage Patties and Links, I don’t have to sacrifice taste and quality for convenience. Plus my family can have a warm, protein-packed breakfast in just minutes. I highly recommend you add these Jimmy Dean® products to your weekly Walmart shopping list!

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4 Replies to “Meal Prepping Breakfast: Cajun Mini Frittatas and Breakfast Burritos”

    1. Thank you, Janell. Sometimes, like this morning, I just heat up a couple of Jimmy Dean sausage patties in the microwave for 45 seconds and eat them in the car on the way to work. Now that’s easy!

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