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Kale and Cheese Omelette for Two

Eating vegetables for breakfast is a great diet trick, and this Kale and Cheese Omelette can help you start the day with a healthy dose of veggies!

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Kale and Cheese Omelette for Two

This Kale and Cheese Omelette for Two is something I made in August when my garden was bursting with Red Russian Kale, but this idea of using greens in an omelette is such a good one, even if you have to buy the kale. And you can use any variety of kale you like for this tasty omelette.

This is really a simpler, quicker breakfast with similar flavors to the Kale and Red Onion Savory Breakfast Squares I posted earlier, but if you’re cooking for one or two you might like this recipe even better. Everyone needs to eat more greens, and this is a tasty way to get some into your diet.


Kale and Cheese Omelette for Two

How to Make Kale and Cheese Omelette for Two:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Wash and coarsely chop kale until you have about 2 cups chopped kale. If you don’t have red kale, you can use other kale varieties in this, but they may need to be sauteed a bit longer.
  2. Heat olive oil in non-stick 10″ frying pan, then cook the chopped onion 2-3 minutes. Add kale and let it start to wilt.
  3. Keep turning kale over as it wilts for 2-3 minutes, until it has reduced in size below the top of the pan.
  4. Check the bottom of the pan to see if you need a bit more oil, the pour in beaten egg and top with grated cheese.
  5. Reduce heat and cook about 10 minutes, lifting the edges of the omelette with a plastic spatula and letting the uncooked portion run under.
  6. When the omelette is almost completely cooked but still a bit wet-looking, flip one side over the other. (Photographer error – I’m not sure why I didn’t take a photo of that!)
  7. Serves two happy breakfast eaters.

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Baby Kale, Mozzarella, and Egg Bake from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Potato and Kale Spanish Tortilla from Love and Olive Oil
Kale, Mushroom, Feta, and Mozzarella Breakfast Casserole from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Kale and Cheese Omelette for Two

Kale and Cheese Omelette for Two

Yield 2 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Eating vegetables for breakfast is a great diet trick, and this Kale and Cheese Omelette can help!

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs, beaten well
  • 1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (see notes)
  • 2 T chopped onion or red onion
  • 1-2 tsp. olive oil (or more, depending on your pan)
  • 3 oz. chopped kale (2 cups chopped kale. You could use other greens like chard, collards, spinach, or broccoli rabe.)
  • 1/3 cup grated white cheese of your choice

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) in small bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil medium high in non-stick 10″ frying pan.
  3. Add onions and saute about 2 minutes, until soft but not browned.
  4. Add kale all at once (it will be above the top of the pan.) Let kale wilt for a minute or two, then use a large turner to turn it over so it wilts evenly and reduces in size by at least half. This will take 2-3 minutes.
  5. Check pan to see if you need more oil before you add the eggs, and add more if needed.
  6. Add eggs all at once, then immediately lower heat to low.
  7. Let omelette start to cook, and when you see firm edges, gently lift them with the turner and let the uncooked egg run under.
  8. Cook about 10 minutes, until eggs are mostly set but still wet looking.
  9. Then use turner and gently flip one half of  the omelet over onto the other half.
  10. Cook 1-2 minutes more if needed, then slide omelet out on to serving plate.
  11. Serve topped with fresh parsley if you have parsley in your garden that’s begging to be used. This is great served with sour cream on top.

Notes

Spike seasoning is really good in eggs, but use other seasonings as desired if you don’t have Spike. Recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6.9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10.4gCholesterol: 479mgSodium: 706mgCarbohydrates: 5.4gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.1gProtein: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Kale and Cheese Omelette is a great breakfast for low-carb eating plans. If you use low-fat dairy products it would be good for the original South Beach Diet, any phase.

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    38 Comments on “Kale and Cheese Omelette for Two”

  1. wow, that does look good! I ahve yet to experiment with Kale, this might be a safe start:)

  2. I haven’t even liked eggs lately, but I saw this and immediately thought “I want this!!” Sounds delicious!

  3. Kale is firmly on my shopping list!
    Excellent thanks.

  4. Patricia, wish I could come there and see how you cook kale!

    Italian Dish, loving Boston. Lydia is a great foodie tour guide.

  5. The omelet looks so healthy! I have never heard of Spike. I checked out your earlier post about it – I can’t believe all the spices it contains! I’m going to have to try it. Hope you’re having fun in Boston.

  6. Kalyn, cooked kale is one of the side dishes for feijoada, so we all love it here. I have yet to try it in an omelette – great idea!

  7. Lisa and Dani, I love greens in omelets, really bumps up the nutrition and I think the flavor combo is great.

    Not Martha, thanks so much for the feedback. I’m having a great time in Boston. Spike Seasoning is usually sold by the health foods if you want to look for it.

    astrorainfall, give it a try.

    TW, this is super easy. With other types of kale, saute a bit longer. When my garden kale is gone, I’m looking forward to experimenting with some other types.

    Peter, we are having a great time here, thanks!

  8. Fab looking omelet and kale’s a good sub for spinach.

    Also, great reading your updates from Beantown…enjoy!

  9. I’ve been somewhat “kale-challenged” not really knowing how to use it, but this recipe is something even I could manage and sounds really nice.

  10. I kind of got sick of omelettes when I started the South Beach Diet but looking at this recipe makes me want to have this for breakfast tomorrow!

  11. I love kale and I love omelets, so I’ll definitely have to try this. I’ve never had Spike’s Seasoning, but might have to check that out!

    Saw you at BlogHer and was very impressed with your talk! I’m not a South Beach dieter, but could definitely stand to lose a few carbs in my diet and am already excited to make some egg muffins for quick breakfasts.

    Hope you’re enjoying the rest of your stay in Boston!

    Sues

  12. Sounds delicious. I made a not dissimilar scrambled egg, cheese and silverbeet concoction on the weekend and it was fabulous. I love starting the day with a bog shot of greens

  13. I’m always impressed with your egg dishes Kalyn. I don’t know why I don’t use greens in my omelettes more often.

  14. Thanks everyone. I’m still in Boston and have been running around (buying things!) all day, so sorry I’m slow to post the comments.

  15. I just found your site and love it. I was looking for more South Beach recipes. Thank you for putting so many together! We are starting next week and this will help us stay on track!!!!

  16. I have some red russian kale growing in the garden right now. Along with my pastured eggs from a local farm and homemade cheese – sounds delightfully local and healthy to me.

  17. I think I will make omelettes for dinner this week! These look super tasty! I hope you had fun on your trip! Can’t wait to hear about it!

  18. I’m just starting the South Beach Diet, today, and am following you on my blog. So when I saw this recipe I was thrilled…I can have it in phase I – yay!

    Thanks!
    Cheryl

  19. I have so much kale I’m eating it every day. It’s nice to have your collection of kale recipes! Thanks, I do appreciate it. Your blog is always so well organized. I love that! And this omelet looks like a great dinner option. I love breakfasts for dinner.
    Take care,
    Melissa

  20. A great reminder to eat more leafy greens — one of my resolutions for this year! I love cheese omelets and almost anything you put in them.