Jill's cheese-crusted keto omelet

Jill’s cheese-crusted keto omelet

Once you've tried this omelet, there's no turning back. With its irresistible crust and sumptuously rich filling, this cheese-crusted miracle puts traditional omelets to shame. Perfect as a hearty breakfast but also an impressive option for a quick keto lunch or dinner.

Jill’s cheese-crusted keto omelet

Once you've tried this omelet, there's no turning back. With its irresistible crust and sumptuously rich filling, this cheese-crusted miracle puts traditional omelets to shame. Perfect as a hearty breakfast but also an impressive option for a quick keto lunch or dinner.
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

Omelet
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 3 oz. (¾ cup) 85 g (180 ml) cheddar cheese, shredded
Filling
  • 2 2 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 (1¼ oz.) 2 (35 g) cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup (½ oz.) 120 ml (15 g) baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 oz. 28 g deli turkey
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried oregano

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Whisk together eggs and cream in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the butter over medium heat in a non-stick frying pan. Spread out the cheese in an even layer in the pan, so it covers the entire bottom. Fry on medium heat until bubbly.
  3. Carefully pour the egg mixture over the cheese and lower the heat. Cook for a few minutes without stirring.
  4. Fill one half with mushrooms, tomatoes, baby spinach, cream cheese, turkey and oregano. Fry for a few minutes more.
  5. When the egg mixture starts to set (it can still be quite loose on top, but not too loose), turn the empty half over the topping side, forming a crescent. Fry for a few more minutes and enjoy!

Tip!

There are an infinite number of ways to vary the filling, here are a few suggestions:

  • mozzarella and pesto
  • taco mince and avocado
  • smoked salmon, cream cheese and baby spinach
  • tuna, mayonnaise and scallions

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71 comments

  1. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    There's no way this is 8 grs net carb. How does this break down;

    Depending on your product choices, there are about 6-7 net carbs in the dairy products. HWC ~2, Shredded Cheese ~2.6, Cream Cheese ~1-2. The vegetables and spice account for the remaining carbs.

  2. Rosalynn
    Had this tonight it is yummy and what a lovely way to make an omelette 🥰
  3. marney
    I really like this one. I have changed it a bit by reducing the butter because the cheese produces it own oil. Also, I have changed the cheese I use because the first one was too salty. It is a favourite with my slight alterations. I am going to try some of the variations listed. Also a cast iron fry plan really helps to create the crust.
    Reply: #54
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I really like this one. I have changed it a bit by reducing the butter because the cheese produces it own oil. Also, I have changed the cheese I use because the first one was too salty. It is a favourite with my slight alterations. I am going to try some of the variations listed. Also a cast iron fry plan really helps to create the crust.

    Great! So glad you love it!

  5. Szid
    Ok, so this needs a bit of trial and error from my part to ensure I don't burn the cheese. I didn't have deli turkey so I used 1 slice of german salami, 1 slice of pepperoni and 1 cooked bacon, 1 mushroom instead of 2 +the stuff from the recipe. I like the crust but cooking the cheese makes it too salty for me so I think I will add the cheese to the egg instead (I like stretchy cheese when melted :)). We had it for dinner so it was a nice change from the chicken.
  6. Ruth
    This is one of my go to omelets I love it. sometimes its just cheese mushrooms and turkey but most of the time its the exact recipe , this again was one of those ,, not so sure about ,, but tried it and love it recipes
  7. jabbsy
    Like this a lot, but can never seem to get the cheese just right for the crisp... and do often find its a bit too rich for me, so only eat half a serving. It is delicious but yeh, rich.
  8. Leanne
    This is my favorite Diet Doctor recipe of all - and that's saying a lot because there are so many great recipes here. The fillings can be varied by whatever you have on hand or whatever you like. (I personally love to fill with fresh crabmeat and cream cheese.) I could eat a variation of this every day and not get tired of it; it's that good!
    Reply: #59
  9. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    This is my favorite Diet Doctor recipe of all - and that's saying a lot because there are so many great recipes here. The fillings can be varied by whatever you have on hand or whatever you like. (I personally love to fill with fresh crabmeat and cream cheese.) I could eat a variation of this every day and not get tired of it; it's that good!

    Yes, it's so versatile! This is one of my personal favorites also! So glad you love it!

  10. Jill
    I recommend watching the video before making the omelette, as I used a smaller pan and thus it was swamped with liquid. The cheese was very tasty but not dry and crunchy as it would have been with a larger pan. I didn't even have mushrooms or turkey and it was still delicious!
  11. Lindsay
    What is “mature cheese” supposed to mean?
    Reply: #63
  12. Cherith
    What can I use instead of Double Cream (UK)? If answer is coconut cream..WHERE can I get unsweetened in UK? Thanks
    Reply: #64
  13. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What is “mature cheese” supposed to mean?

    Aged or mature cheeses are firmer in texture and tend to be aged for 6 months or longer. The longer the aging process, the more concentrated or sharp the flavor. Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, and Gruyère are examples of aged cheeses.

  14. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What can I use instead of Double Cream (UK)? If answer is coconut cream..WHERE can I get unsweetened in UK? Thanks

    You could try unsweetened coconut cream, coconut milk, or almond milk.

  15. Lysa
    This was ok but too much food....But i needed the protein so i tried to eat as much as I could. 😔
    Reply: #66
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    This was ok but too much food....But i needed the protein so i tried to eat as much as I could. 😔

    We recommend eating to hunger, so there's no need to force yourself to eat if you're not hungry.

  17. Hilary
    This fab cheese-crusted omelette is just the thing if you’re craving a cheese toastie. One tip: melt the cheese in the pan, then let it cool and set slightly before pouring in the egg, so that doesn’t push the cheese to the sides of the pan. We sometimes put ham in the middle to make “croque sans monsieur” 😉
    Reply: #68
  18. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    This fab cheese-crusted omelette is just the thing if you’re craving a cheese toastie. One tip: melt the cheese in the pan, then let it cool and set slightly before pouring in the egg, so that doesn’t push the cheese to the sides of the pan. We sometimes put ham in the middle to make “croque sans monsieur” 😉

    Yes! Great tip! :)

  19. Dee
    Loved this! And the other dishes so far. Yeah only my 2nd day but find the portions too much. I cannot believe the quantity of "fats" in recipes..... I have no cravings in between meals nor do I struggle without the carbs!
    Reply: #71
  20. Sergiu B
    You need aged cheeses, not soft cheeses like mozzarella or buratta. That's why it sticked.
    Parmegiano, Pecorino, Cheddar, Gruyere are all hard cheeses that we're matured for months.
  21. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Loved this! And the other dishes so far. Yeah only my 2nd day but find the portions too much. I cannot believe the quantity of "fats" in recipes..... I have no cravings in between meals nor do I struggle without the carbs!

    This one is a large portion, but you don't have to eat it all :) Eat to your hunger and save the rest for later.

  22. Diane
    Was a little confused by this one - the serving was quite large. Doing the 2 week challenge so is this “1 serving” for lunch tomorrow as well.
    Reply: #73
  23. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Was a little confused by this one - the serving was quite large. Doing the 2 week challenge so is this “1 serving” for lunch tomorrow as well.

    This is a very satisfying meal :) I share it with my 17 yo son when I have it as I can't eat the entire thing.

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