Classic Broccoli & Cheese Omelet

Classic Broccoli & Cheese Omelet


  1. BEAT eggs and water in small bowl until blended.

  2. COAT 6- to 8-inch nonstick omelet pan or skillet with cooking spray. HEAT over medium-high heat until hot. POUR  in egg mixture. Mixture should set immediately at edges.

  3. Gently PUSH cooked portions from edges toward the center with inverted turner so that uncooked eggs can reach the hot pan surface. CONTINUE cooking, tilting pan and gently moving cooked portions as needed.

  4. When top surface of eggs is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, PLACE broccoli and cheese on one side of the omelet. FOLD omelet in half with turner. With a quick flip of the wrist, TURN pan and INVERT or SLIDE omelet onto plate. SEASON with salt and pepper if desired.


  • 2 large EGGS
  • 1/3 cup cooked broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp. finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, OPTIONAL


Serve with fruit salad: blueberries, cut up oranges and strawberries.

Prepare filling first. Omelets cook so quickly, any fillings should be ready to go before starting the eggs. Raw foods should be cooked. Refrigerated foods should be heated.

Invent your own fillings. Try adding some diced ham or crisp bacon; a combination of broccoli, Brie and toasted almonds; or a mix of corn, salsa, chorizo and jalapeño cheese.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin A and choline, and a good source of vitamin D and folate.

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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