Spinach, Red Pepper, and Cheese Omelet


To reduce cholesterol and fat from this omelet recipe, prepare it with refrigerated or frozen egg product and use reduced-fat cheese.

Spinach-Cheese Omelet
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins


  • cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 eggs or 1 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed

  • Dash salt

  • Dash ground red pepper

  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (1 ounce)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives, Italian flat-leaf parsley, or chervil

  • 1 cup spinach leaves


  1. For the red pepper relish, in a small bowl combine red sweet pepper, onion, cider vinegar, and black pepper. Set aside.

  2. Coat an unheated 8-inch nonstick skillet with flared sides or a crepe pan with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat.

  3. In a large bowl combine eggs, salt, and ground red pepper. Using a rotary beater or wire whisk, beat the egg mixture until frothy. Pour into the prepared skillet; cook over medium heat. As eggs set, run a spatula around edge of skillet, lifting eggs so uncooked portion flows underneath.

  4. When eggs are set but still shiny, sprinkle with cheese and chives. Top with 3/4 cup of the spinach and 2 tablespoons of the relish. Fold one side of omelet partially over filling. Top with the remaining spinach and 1 tablespoon of the relish. (Reserve the remaining relish for another use.) Cut the omelet in half. Transfer to two dinner plates. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
15g Fat
3g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 440mg 147%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Protein 17g
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 2.7mg 15%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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