Keto western omelet

Keto western omelet

Fluffy, cheesy, egg goodness – this keto take on the classic omelet is even better than what they serve up at the diner! Bursting with tasty ham, peppers and onion, it’s the ultimate combo – whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Keto western omelet

Fluffy, cheesy, egg goodness – this keto take on the classic omelet is even better than what they serve up at the diner! Bursting with tasty ham, peppers and onion, it’s the ultimate combo – whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 6 6 eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream or sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 oz. 75 g (150 ml) shredded cheese, divided
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • 5 oz. 150 g smoked deli ham, diced
  • ½ ½ yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • ½ ½ green bell pepper, finely choppedgreen bell peppers, finely chopped

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and cream until fluffy. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Add half of the shredded cheese and mix well.
  3. Melt the butter in a large frying pan on medium heat.
  4. Sauté the diced ham, onion and peppers for a few minutes. Add the egg mixture and fry until the omelet is almost firm. Be extra mindful not to burn the edges.
  5. Reduce the heat after a little while. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top and fold the omelet.
  6. Cut the omelet in half, serve immediately... and enjoy!

Tip!

Pair with a fresh, green salad.

If you like to keep it spicy, serve with Tabasco or Sriracha sauce, or jalepenos on the side. Yes!

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24 comments

  1. Sonia Omenogor
    Really helpful, are we meant to get our daily meal from here ? Pls keto sis ? Thanks
  2. Jenny
    Looks great
  3. Fiona
    How is it that when I input the ingredients into my fitness pal it comes up with higher macro values?
  4. Elma
    Can I convert the the high fat ingredients to lower fat and get somewhat the same taste. Need to loose weight and am diabetic.
    Reply: #6
  5. 1 comment removed
  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Elma!

    We believe that you loose weight by eating a high fat diet. Please read here:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

    Can I convert the the high fat ingredients to lower fat and get somewhat the same taste. Need to loose weight and am diabetic.

  7. Ann
    I love this!
  8. Debbie
    I'm on a heart healthy diet and all this cheese and butter and bacon just seems like a lot of cholesterol ? Do you have the nutrition list showing that
    Reply: #9
  9. Ken
    Hi Debbie, I have been LFHC for 3 months now and just had lipids checked, all fine. Read "Big Fat Surprise" Nina Teicholz,vfor a thorough exploration of the whole heart healthy, diet-heart hypothesis, after many millions in funding and no connection between dietary animal sourced saturated fat and serum cholesterol. Its more likely the trans fats, margarines and "vegetable" ie seed oils raising LDL cholesterol, all present in vast quantities in processed food as it is cheap and easy to manufacture with.
  10. Jay
    Ken, do you mean you're on LCHF (low carb high fat)?
    (You typed the acronym for low fat high carb / lfhc.)
  11. Vron
    Hey are there any loosing weight on this diet or just recipe experimentation?
    Reply: #12
  12. Elysummers
    I lost 40 lbs already. Don't forget to add in some daily walks. Good luck.
  13. 2 comments removed
  14. Hazel
    What about acid? I had a kidney transplant. My doctor is okay with low carb but says ketones is high in acid and could affect my kidney.
    Reply: #16
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    We have several articles about keto and kidney health on our website. You may wish to work with your physician as you have had a transplant.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb-bad-kidneys
  16. Kathy
    I am allergic to the cow including milk, butter, and cow cheese. What is the most metabolically efficient substitute?
    Reply: #18
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I am allergic to the cow including milk, butter, and cow cheese. What is the most metabolically efficient substitute?

    For milk or cream, you can use coconut milk or coconut cream. For butter, you can use bacon grease or coconut oil, depending on the recipe and for cow cheese you can try feta (sheep) or goat cheese.

  18. Teresa
    Can this be made ahead of time and eaten cold for a school lunch? I like to meal prep for my college lunches. I have access to a microwave but it is quicker for me to just sit and eat.
    Reply: #20
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can this be made ahead of time and eaten cold for a school lunch? I like to meal prep for my college lunches. I have access to a microwave but it is quicker for me to just sit and eat.

    That would be personal preference. I am not sure I would care for a cold omelet but if it sounds appealing to you, then you can certainly do that.

  20. Jacqueline
    I don't have ham at the moment. Can I use bacon or chorizo instead? And if so how much should I use? Thanks!
    Reply: #22
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don't have ham at the moment. Can I use bacon or chorizo instead? And if so how much should I use? Thanks!

    That should work. You should be able to use the same amount.

  22. Daniel Hewitt
    Can you explain where the 6 carbs are in this recipe?
    Reply: #24
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you explain where the 6 carbs are in this recipe?

    Eggs, heavy cream, cheese, onion and bell pepper all have carbs.

  24. Betty R
    Can you use light sour cream and cheese because I'm not fond of either
    Reply: #26
  25. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you use light sour cream and cheese because I'm not fond of either

    Generally, the "light" versions of products will have more carbs and less fat, which is not a great idea.

  26. Phyllis
    Love, Love, Love this recipe. We are on the Keto diet and I had a taste for a Western Omelet. My husband loves this so much now, he wants me to make it for breakfast or lunch all the time. Thank you for sharing.

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