Omelette with Cheese & Onion
A fast and easy breakfast that full of protein. We’ve made ours with cheese and onion but omelettes are so versatile you could add anything you like.
Meal Plan Recipe
Omelette with Cheese & Onion
By: Debra Carey
Omelettes are so versatile and quick for a nourishing, protein filled breakfast. Cheese always goes well so experiment with your favourite. I particularly like crumbled goats cheese. Ham, sauteed mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and onions are all perfect companions to an omelette. Fresh herbs and my secret spice ingredient … paprika!
- 2 organic or free range eggs
- 1 tsp sunflower oil
- 1 tsp butter
- 1/4 cup cheese, grated
- 1 spring onion, or bunch chives
- salt & pepper to taste
Add calories with:
Cheese is the perfect way to add calories to an omelette. Even adding more than one type such as goats cheese with some cheddar. You could also add some ham but be sure to check the curing ingredients of the ham. For a vegan option, add tomatoes and avocado. Sauteed mushrooms also either in olive oil or butter.
A quick guide to calories, macronutrients and micronutrients for this recipe. Percentages are based on a recommended 2,000 calorie diet. Grams (g), milligrams (mg), microgram (ug/mcg).
- Calories: 293 kcal 12% 12%
- Carbs: 22.78g 33% 33%
- Sugars: 1.05g 1% 1%
- Protein: 18.5g 37% 37%
- Salt (Sodium): 1044.91g 52% 52%
- Total Fat: 22.78g 33% 33%
- Saturated Fat: 9.19g 46% 46%
- Monounsaturated Fat: 6.63g 0% 0%
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.25g 0% 0%
- Trans Fat: 0.02g 0% 0%
- Cholesterol: 350.74 mg 117% 117%
- Fibre: 1.69g 6% 6%
- Calcium: 337.95mg 42% 42%
- Magnesium: 29.02mg 8% 8%
- Potassium: 269.22mg 8% 8%
- Iron: 2.56mg 18% 18%
- Zinc: 2.46mg 25% 25%
- Phosphorus: 354.94mg 51% 51%
- Vitamin A: 710.26iu/mcg 89% 89%
- Vitamin C: 2.85mg 4% 4%
- Thiamin B1: 0.06mg 6% 6%
- Riboflavin B2: 0.55mg 39% 39%
- Niacin B3: 2.2mg 14% 14%
- Vitamin B6: 0.23mg 16% 16%
- Folic Acid B9: 57.87iu/mcg 29% 29%
- Vitamin B12: 1.31iu/mcg 52% 52%
- Vitamin D: 1.86iu/mcg 37% 37%
- Vitamin E: 4mg 33% 33%
- Vitamin K: 41.25iu/mcg 55% 55%
Step by Step Instructions
Prepare your ingredients and have them ready as an omelette really is so quick, you don’t want it to burn. Grate the cheese and slice the spring onion. If you don’t have spring onions, chives or parsley works just as well.
Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add the cheese, onion, and a pinch of paprika. Add a little salt and pepper and whisk thoroughly.
Heat a small omelette pan or frying pan with the sunflower oil and butter. The butter gives the omelette a lovely buttery taste but adding sunflower oil ensures the butter doesn’t burn.
Reduce heat to low and pour in egg mixture. Cook for about 1 minute and then using an egg flip, flip the omelette in half. Cook a further 1 minute if desired. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Sprinkle with a little parsley.
People Who’ve Made This
“One of the quickest and easiest breakfasts ever. Who said fast food wasn’t healthy. Add anything you like to omelettes for a protein packed punch to start your day.”