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Canadian Bacon & Swiss Omelet Recipe

Learn how to make an omelet with just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of instruction. Oh, and complete in a quick 10 minutes from start to finish!

Canadian Bacon & Swiss Omelet Recipe


"Order up!"

Is there anything better than hearing your hearty and fluffy Canadian bacon and Swiss omelet is ready at a diner?

Actually, yes!

Make an omelet right in the comfort of home, all without the wait time and bill that often comes with the dining experience. Besides, eggs are one of the most inexpensive high-quality proteins money can buy!

Without the right technique when cooking the eggs, though, you may just end up with scrambled eggs. We are egg-cited to tell you mastering a fluffy omelet is not a major feat and can be made without all the melted butter, oils, and other unwanted ingredients.

Learn how to make an omelet with just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of instruction. Oh, and complete in a quick 10 minutes from start to finish!

Canadian Bacon and Swiss Omelet Recipe

Yield: 1 serving

Nutrition per serving: 180 calories, 8 g fat, 24 g protein, 2 g total carb, 0 g fiber

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

• 1 egg
• 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
• 2 slices Canadian bacon, diced
• 2 Tbsp reduced-fat Swiss cheese, grated

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork until fully combined.

2. In an 8 or 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, spritz with non-stick spray.

3. Add the eggs to the skillet and cook without stirring until the edges begin to set. With a silicone spatula, push and lift the edges toward the center of the pan. Also, tilt the pan so the uncooked eggs move to the edge and under the cooked portion.

4. Repeat this method until the eggs are somewhat set but still a little soft in the center, about 6 minutes.

5. Add the Swiss cheese and Canadian bacon in a line down the center of the omelet and cook for about 1 more minute.

6. Slide the spatula around one side of the omelet at the edge to loosen it. Slip it under the eggs, and use it to carefully fold the omelet in half. Slide the spatula under the folded omelet to loosen it from the pan. Tilt the pan over a plate and use the spatula to nudge it onto the plate.

7. Serve immediately with cinnamon apples or another delicious suggestion listed below.

Prep & Serving Tips

Looking to add a nutritional boost to the omelet? Use these prep and serving tips to round out the dish for one balanced breakfast!

Healthy Prepping

The omelet packs serious protein, healthy fat, and other valuable nutrients. However, adding and sneaking in veggies in omelets packs a nutritional boost.

Throw in favorite veggies to the egg mixture, including:

• Bell peppers
• Jalapenos
• Mushrooms
• Onions
• Spinach

Likewise feel free to use other cheese blends and swap out Canadian bacon with chicken sausage, turkey bacon, etc. Or, omit the meat entirely for one veggie-packed omelet.

Really, omelets are versatile in how they can be prepared and harness so many diverse flavors and ingredients!

How to Serve

The omelet can be enjoyed as is, but it pairs egg-cellently with so many other delicious items! Give these classic and innovative serving suggestions a try:

• A slice of whole-grain toast or English muffin to mimic a traditional dining experience.
• Top with a green salad mix
• Perfectly spiced cinnamon apples for a warm, salty and sweet combo
Roasted brussels sprouts or other favorite veggies

"Order up!" Breakfast is served!

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Written By Sarah Asay, RDN. Published on November 18, 2020. Updated on January 18, 2021.

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