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.
1 servingservings


  • 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. 75 g mature shredded cheese or sliced
  • 2 2 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 2 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ oz. 15 g baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 oz. 30 g deli turkey
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp dried oregano


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!


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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  1. 2 comments removed
  2. Donna
    Love the Crust! The Fried Cheese gives this omelette extra crunch and great flavor - I used Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese and didn't use the Oregano - Very Good! Definitely making this again!! :)
  3. Ernesto
    did this as listed....O M G...... this will be my go to meal. It was delicious. Never again will I just do just eggs.
  4. P
    So so good. It's about to be grocery day so all I had were the spices and some spinach/arugula to use for the filling, but even just like this it's my new favorite breakfast.
    The cheese crust reminds me of saganaki- add a squeeze of lemon juice and a tiny sprinkle of salt on top at the end for an even more amazing flavor boost.
  5. Maria
    This omelette is the BEST. I cannot cook one any other way. Even without a filling it is so, so good. Thank you. :)
  6. Karen
    Just made this for breakfast, it was excellent and so easy to make. My husband said the outer crispy cheese put it over the top! Definitely a keeper!
  7. Sarah
    Well that was totally delicious! Game changer!
  8. I
    Putting the cheese in first is absolutely inspired. I'll never go back.
  9. Sammie
    My first Keto friendly meal and I'm sold!! This was the cheesiest, most moist delicious omelette I have ever had.
    Next time I make it I think I will leave out the cream cheese but otherwise BEAUTIFUL!
  10. Amy
    This is my first meal of Keto, and it was delicious. I can't believe I get to eat like this.
  11. Reg
    Just made this, with some modifications for what I had on hand. So glad I had a bit of cream cheese on hand, loved that! I had a variety of hard cheeses, mushrooms, red and yellow peppers already sliced from another meal, and ham. Awesome, loved the crispy slightly salty crust on the omelet!
  12. Wendy
  13. Loretta
    Love the crust! What a great idea.
  14. Jane W
    This recipe did not work for me. Perhaps it was because I used mozzarella for the cheese. Anyway, by the time the eggs began to set, the cheese had adhered to the bottom of the pan. It turned into delicious scrambled eggs with the filling mixed in. The cheese on the bottom was difficult to remove. I had to soak it for a while before it would let loose.

    What kind of cheese do you recommend?

  15. Jane W
    Ok, I tried this again using Cheddar Cheese, in my cast iron skillet, with more olive oil than I used before, and this time, although difficult to get started, it cam out perfect! I loved the cheesy crust.
  16. Aglae
    Oh, my God! This omelet just turned awesome, delicious, savory and it was rather easy to prepare.

    After watching the video, I followed literally all the instructions and weighted the ingredients so they would be precisely what the recipe called for. The final product turned out so good: an absolutely perfect blend of flavors!

    My husband, who happens to love omelets but is an extremely picky eater, loved it as well.

    Will definitely prepare it again!

  17. Denise
    Absolutely Amazing!! Made several and going to freeze them for husband to take with him to work. He is a truck driver and recently started Keto. It can be challenging for him on the road to make good choices.
  18. JH
    worked perfectly although swapped turkey for crispy bacon. Delicious! Thank you.
  19. Laurie D
    Excellent! The only thing I would do differently next time is use half the butter as you really don’t need much because of the fat in the cheese. The cheddar I used made its own in the skillet.
  20. Kathleen
    OH WOW!!!!
  21. jean-luc Broux
    Done tons of omelette before but this recipe is great ! I substituted green beens for spinach and didn't have cherry tomatoes I had dry bolet wild mushrooms I forgot the oregano but this was delicious .
  22. phara
    how do you get 8 carbs for this??
    Reply: #24
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    how do you get 8 carbs for this??

    Cream, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms. Veggies have carbs.

  24. Kathy
    It’s a winner!
  25. Cynthia
    I used eggs from my chickens and spinach and kale from my garden. It was delicious. My husband will love the cheesy crust!
  26. Margaret
    This omelet is Amazing!! The portion is huge and I could only eat part of it, but my hubby helped with the other half and loved it just as much as I!
  27. Judi
    I just made the pesto/mozarella stuffed version of this, and OMG, it was delicious!! I usually prefer scrambled over omelet, but the crunchy crust just changed that. It was delicious, and the pesto made it so nice and savory/salty, and so very filling. This will be in the rotation of regular recipes, for sure!
  28. Sarah
    Omg! Never ever again will I put cheese in as a filling. The best omelette ever!!
  29. Sam
    I didn't fold it and put in under the grill to cook the top had 1/2 hot and the rest for lunch cold. It's like a quich when it's cold and really tasty
  30. Robin
    This is incredible
  31. PecanTanZeta
    This was outstanding! And so simple to make. Love it!
  32. Amanda
    Just tried a smoked salmon, cream cheese and tomato version. Super yummy. Love that cheesy crust!
  33. ngtranberg
    Soooo good. I never would have thought to put the cheese on the outside of an omelette. Great idea! Followd the recipe to a T, but doubled it for my husband and I to share. I ended up putting all the veggies on top and broiling it because it was too big to fold over. It was delicious. But very filling. Will be having the other half tomorrow for breakfast.
  34. Lisa
    Amazing, will also try as a quiche baked in the oven for a dinner party.
  35. Derya

    The absolutely adorable chef John from Foodwishes has a take on this, went online 3 years before this DietDoctor version. Love his videos, even if only for inspiration, as he is a regular chef, not low carb.

  36. Derya
    And while we are at breakfast and eggs, check this one out too:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpuLqnK8ywg Turkish Eggs

  37. Tori
    I used the wrong skillet and we ended up with scrambled eggs with crunchy bits of cheese through it and it's delicious! Can't wait to make it again and in the right skillet. How delicious!
  38. John Antonelli
    Simply awesome enough said!!
  39. Norma
    Have made this three times now and it is so delicious, satisfying, and lovely to look at! Pretty much followed the directions but have used extra virgin olive oil once when out of butter and that was very good; also used some bacon fat which was good. I would never have put these ingredients together, but they work very nicely! Of course the cheese crust puts it over the top. Be sure to watch the video as it really helps in knowing how long to let the cheese cook and also how to carefully pour in the eggs. This will fill you up! We had it today with cucumber spears and farm fresh raw milk and we were totally satiated! Thanks so much for another great recipe! (have tried three omelet recipes and they were all good, but this one really stands out!)

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