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Cheesy Low-Carb Omelette

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Cheesy Low-Carb Omelette

Loaded with cheesy goodness, this omelette is guaranteed to please. You really can’t go wrong with eggs for a satisfying and hearty meal.

Simple to prepare and easy to customize, this low-carb omelette is a real classic. Modify to your liking and change up the veggies and cheese and make it your own. 

Why You’ll Love This Low-Carb Omelette

Cheesy, hearty and super filling, this low-carb omelette makes the ideal keto breakfast. With just a few simple ingredients this omelette comes together quickly and easily and is guaranteed to keep you full for hours. 

There are no rules when it comes to omelettes so feel free to add whatever ingredients you fancy. Not keen on salami? Use ham. Not a basil lover? Use oregano.

Hate tomatoes? Try mushrooms instead. You can also change up the cheese to whatever you have in your fridge. Any kind of cheese is great in omelettes in my humble opinion. 

I often double this low-carb omelette recipe so I have an easy go-to meal ready in the fridge. It’s great for those mornings when I can’t seem to fathom cooking something, or when I just need a quick lunch or dinner. 

Helpful Equipment To Make This Egg and Cheese Omelette

Ingredients To Make This Recipe For Omelette With Cheese 

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 thin slices salami
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 5 thin slices, fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 1 ounce shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ounce shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper as needed

How To Cook An Omelette With Cheese

In a small bowl whisk together eggs and water. 

Add butter and let it melt in a non-stick saute pan over medium heat. Be careful not to let it burn.

Pour in egg/water mixture and cook for 30 seconds. 

Sprinkle the salami slices on half of the egg/water mixture and top with cheese, tomatoes, and basil leaves.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Allow the eggs to cook for two minutes and then fold the empty egg portion over the filled egg portion. 

Cover the pan and let the eggs cook on low for about one minute or until cooked through. The eggs are ready when they are firm and hold their shape.

Serve warm right from the pan and enjoy!

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All About Low Carb 

A low-carb diet restricts the amount of carbohydrates a person eats within any given day relative to the average daily recommendation. By eating a low-carb diet one, by default, consumes higher amounts of fat and protein relative to the daily recommended intake.  

Low-carb foods would be meat, eggs, fish, non-starchy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower and lower-carb fruits like oranges, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. 

High-carb foods, on the other hand, would include bread, pasta, rice and baked goods. 

Most people follow a low-carb diet to help with weight loss. There may be other health benefits to following a low-carb diet but it is best to discuss your intentions with a healthcare practitioner before making any changes to your diet. Low-carb diets may not be right for everyone. 

Variations of Cheesy Low-Carb Omelette

  • Omelette variations are limitless. Consider adding mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini or any leafy green to keep it low carb. 
  • Change up the cheese and try goat cheese, gouda, or swiss. Cheeses are high fat so they are acceptable on a low-carb diet. 
  • Throw in different herbs like oregano, parsley or rosemary. 
  • Make the omelette vegetarian and use a mock salami. Check the carbohydrate content as some meat alternatives may not be suitable for a low-carb diet. 

Tips and Tricks/Notes

  • Buy pre-shredded cheese at the grocery store to eliminate one step in the preparation process. 
  • Make sure to pick up the tomato a few days before you want to prepare the omelette so it can fully ripen. 
  • Coat the saute pan really well so the omelette does not stick. 

How To Store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. I don’t recommend freezing leftovers. 

FAQs

Are omelettes good for those following a keto diet?

Yes, omelettes are great for someone who is following a ketogenic diet. Eggs are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. 

Can I eat omelettes on a keto diet?

Yes, if you are following a ketogenic diet omelettes are a good option. Omelettes are an ideal source of protein as long as you choose lower-carbohydrate vegetables and don’t eat the omelette with white bread toast. 

What are some side dish ideas to serve with omelettes?

Omelettes go well with many things but here are a few of my faves: Serve the omelette alongside this Roasted Stuffed Eggplant Salad, pair it with this Cinnamon Smoothie (INSERT LINK), or serve with this Cream of Mushroom Soup

Don’t have much time to prepare something to go with your omelette? You can serve cut-up vegetables on the side or sautee them in the frying pan once you remove the omelette. Leafy greens make great low-carb side dishes sauteed in some olive oil and garlic. 

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Conclusion

This cheesy low-carb omelette is a hearty and satisfying dish that can be eaten any time of day. Perfect for a breakfast to kick start your day, satisfying for quick lunch and ideal for a light dinner. 

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Omelet with cheese and tomatoes. Healthy homemade omelette for breakfast. Dark background.

Cheesy Low-Carb Omelette


  • Author: Sam
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Loaded with cheesy goodness, this omelette is guaranteed to please. You really can’t go wrong with eggs for a satisfying and hearty meal.

Simple to prepare and easy to customize, this low-carb omelette is a real classic. Modify to your liking and change up the veggies and cheese and make it your own. 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 thin slices salami
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 5 thin slices, fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 1 ounces shredded mozarella cheese
  • 1 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper as needed

Instructions

  1. Take a small bowl and whisk in eggs and water
  2. Take a non-stick Saute pan and place it over medium heat, add butter and let it melt
  3. Pour egg mix and cook for 30 seconds
  4. Spread salami slices on half of egg mix and top with cheese, tomatoes, basil slices
  5. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste
  6. Cook for 2 minutes and fold the egg with the empty half
  7. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 minute
  8. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: International

Keywords: Omelette recipes

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