Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito Review

Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito

We have a weakness for microwavable burritos here at Freezer Meal Frenzy. In fact, we like them so much that we almost created a whole website dedicated to them. This idea eventually became Freezer Meal Frenzy, but by the time the site was coded, it no longer focused on burritos alone.

When we see a microwavable burrito that we like, we want to give it a try whether it’s frozen or not. So today, if you can forgive us for stepping outside the freezer aisle, we’re going to check out the Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito (you’ll find this in the refrigerated section at Trader Joe’s rather than in the freezer).

Heating this burrito is a cinch: just stick it in the microwave for 90 seconds. One of the benefits of this being refrigerated rather than frozen is that the cook time is nice and short. Of course, you could heat this in the oven, as oven instructions are provided on the package, but the convenience of a minute-and-a-half cook time is really hard to say no to. (If you want to see the full cooking instructions, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito

When you crack this burrito open, you might be surprised at how generous the sausage portion is. Seriously, check out the photo above! That’s a ton of sausage!

Now, one common problem we have with sausage made from poultry is that it can be kind of rubbery — we often find this is true of turkey sausage, anyway. This is a chicken sausage rather than a turkey sausage, but it’s not completely innocent of the crime of being rubbery. It’s not as bad as some of the worst turkey sausage we’ve had, but it’s still noticeably rubbery.

The real problem is the flavor, though. This doesn’t have that satisfying spiciness of regular sausage. In fact, it hardly has any flavor initially, and it leaves a “dirty” aftertaste once it’s been chewed a bit. It’s just not very good.

There are tiny cubes of potato, along with some scrambled egg, but the vast majority of the filling is sausage, which exacerbates all of the problems of the sausage.

Thankfully, there’s a cream sauce here, and it’s wonderful. It’s a white cheddar with a smooth flavor and just a bit of sharpness. It’s definitely the best part of the burrito, though there’s not really a ton of it here. More sauce could have probably mitigated some of the problems of the sausage.

This burrito is no slouch in the calorie department. Just one burrito contains 570 calories, which is quite a lot for a breakfast burrito. The sodium is also a bit high, at 820 mg, though that’s only slightly above average for a frozen food.

The Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito is a bit of a letdown. It’s loaded with chicken sausage, which we were initially excited about, but that excitement turned into disappointment when we actually tasted the stuff. With a better sausage, this could be an incredible burrito. As is, it’s simply not worth the calorie count.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Trader Joe’s breakfast burrito, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito