Ham and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I mess this up on a fairly regular basis (re: every day). I’m just not a morning person and usually don’t feel like eating, plus on school days I spend so much time getting the kids fed and lunches packed, I don’t want to head back into the kitchen once they are out the door. I do make up for it at lunch though and my go-to favourite lunch…brunch? is EGGS! 

On busy days a quick scrambled eggs, with some salsa and cottage cheese hits the spot and when I’m looking for a little more this amazing breakfast burrito gets me my favourite eggs all wrapped up with some ham and cheese!

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Burrito

I’m one of those people who like to toss stuff together and call it a meal, so I seldom measure for a meal like this. Feel free to take this basic idea and run with it, adding in ingredients you have on hand or prefer more. Think mushrooms, sausage, hot sauce, green onions….go ahead and build your breakfast burrito to suite your tastes!

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Burrito

2 Eggs
Diced red onion
Diced red pepper
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup Nordica Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup diced cooked ham
Cheddar Cheese

ham and cheese breakfast burritos

Whisk your eggs in a medium sized bowl and then add in the salsa, cottage cheese, ham and vegetables. Mix thoroughly. In the bowl below, I’m using 6 eggs which made 3 burritos.


Scramble your egg mixture in a frying pan on medium heat until egg is cooked and everything is heated though. You may find that the pan is a little ‘wet’ and you can drain some excess fluid if need be.

Spoon cooked eggs onto your soft tortilla shell, grate some cheddar cheese on top and roll. I fold the top and the bottom up and then roll and tuck the tortilla from right to left. 

ham and cheese breakfast burrito

Nordica Cottage Cheese is high in protein and low in fat, a great source of calcium, certified kosher, gluten and nut free and available in 5 different varieties such as Fat Free, 1%, 2%, 4% and Lactose Free. You can also pick it up in On-the-Go contatiners in Plain, 1%, Summer Berry and Peach. 


Visit the Gay Lea Website for other healthy recipes using Nordica Cottage Cheese! 

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Laurie P says:

    I haven’t done breakfast burritos in a long time….thanks for the reminder 🙂

    Might save them for the weekend and surprise the guys!

  2. loucheryl says:

    This looks really good. My husband loves breakfast burritos!

  3. Doris Calvert says:

    Yum, they look really tasty! Never had a breakfast burrito, I will have to try this one!

  4. Florence C says:

    Looks delicious. Nordica is my favorite cottage cheese. I love the cute contest.

  5. sarah sar says:

    That looks so good! And very easy to make. Will try this on the weekend.

  6. Yum! We make something like this and they’re really good! Breakfast burritos are always good though!

  7. kathy downey says:

    Never had a breakfast burrito but this one sure looks delicious

  8. Looks amazing! I’m going to try this in the morning 😀

  9. looks good

  10. Is there nothing that can be done with the humble burrito?

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d leave out the Salsa but otherwise I’d love this. A simple quick and easy breakfast 🙂

  12. Victoria Ess says:

    Ooo these look so tasty! I’ve never made breakfast burritos before!

  13. I love having a good breakfast and this looks fantastic!I just never think of making a burrito.That’s awesome!

  14. Alexa Nernberg says:

    Yummy idea for brunch or lunch. Heck, you could even make this for supper sometimes. Recipe sounds really good. Thanks.

  15. thanks for a great recipe that I would like to try.

  16. Amy Lovell says:

    These soun d super yummy for a great morn ing breakfast thanks!

  17. I want to have one of these right now. 🙂

  18. Erika Belanger says:

    Now this looks so yummy, I need to try this! Thanks for yet another great recipe!!

  19. Looks easy enough, even for me.

  20. I know my family would enjoy this, thanks for the recipe!

  21. Amy Lovell says:

    This looks great! I will def have to try this for a busy day at work when Ill need the energy!

  22. Chandra O"Connor says:

    cant pass up a burrito

  23. I would love to give this a try!

  24. Great recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  25. Great recipe , love trying new things!

  26. Rosanne Robinson says:

    these burritos sound yummy, looking forward to trying them, thx!

  27. Even a great dinner option to mix things up a little 🙂

  28. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I have to say these look really good and I love how easy they are !

  29. kathy downey says:

    Never thought i would care much for a breakfast burrito,but this was delicious

  30. I’m going to have to try putting cottage cheese in my eggs. Looks great!

  31. I hadn’t thought of using cottage cheese in with the eggs. I haven’t done a breakfast burrito in a long time. Need to get it back in the list of possibilities.

  32. loucheryl says:

    I made this for breakfast today! 🙂

  33. kathy downey says:

    Had this in the am the kids realy enjoy it!

  34. Krista M says:

    What’s great about these is they can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I love breakfast dishes for supper & I’d eat these anytime!

  35. kathy downey says:

    We had these for dinner last evening for dinner,it was a hot lazy evening

  36. DARLENE W says:

    quick and easy meal to prepare, yum

  37. Sherry moffitt says:

    These look delicious, great recipe.

  38. I like burritos but never think of making them for breakfast.

  39. kathy downey says:

    These are actually a favorite with he grandkids

  40. Treen Goodwin says:

    These look and sound scrumptious , thanks for sharing a must try 🙂

  41. Linda Bragg says:

    This looks tasty and really good!! I’ve pinned it to keep for a nice lunch or brunch for hubby and I on the weekends when he’s home from work. must try! thanks for sharing. yummmmo!

  42. jay nelson says:

    This looks like an easy anytime meal. Well balanced with the fruit and enough protein to give lasting energy.

  43. Chandra O'Connor says:

    My granddaughter is a picky eater but she has taken to breakfast burritos

  44. I love burritos but we usually have them at supper.

  45. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I like cottage cheese but never thought to add it to eggs! I will have to try this.

  46. Elaine Buonsante says:

    This breakfast burrito is a great variation on my old regular scrambled eggs every morning.

  47. Not a fan of eggs but I think Hubby would love this!

  48. I’ve never tried cottage cheese in eggs, i’m intrigued! Totally trying it out!

  49. I’m going to try these in a muffin tin (so without the burrito) I might have to change the cheese around depending on how liquidy it is. Thanks!

  50. Elva Roberts says:

    I have never made a Burrito but, after seeing and reading your recipe, I think I could make one good enough to eat! //thank you for this recipe.

  51. Janine a says:

    Never tried these before but they look good, I’ll have to try out the recipie! 🙂

  52. These look so good, I’m going to make them this weekend!

  53. These look delicious! I bet they would keep me full until lunchtime which is super!

  54. Calvin F. says:

    Makes a great breakfast indeed.

  55. Linda Bragg says:

    Wow this sounds yummy and I have never made breakfast burritos before. I am definitely going to make this! Hope hubby likes it too because this will be another breakfast I can make for him on weekends….. I like to change up now and then with menu items.. thanks for sharing.

  56. These would be a great breakfast for busy mornings.

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