Pepper Cheese Omelet Recipe

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Packed with red peppers, onion, paprika and cheese, this savory omelet from Susan Rekerdres of Dallas, Texas is as scrumptious for lunch or dinner as it is for brunch. “And so easy to double or triple for guests,“ she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 156 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 221mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, egg whites, milk, paprika, salt and pepper. Coat an 8-in. nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add half of the egg mixture. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath.
  2. When eggs are set, sprinkle half of the onion, red pepper and cheese over one side; fold omelet over filling. Cover and let stand for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pepper Cheese Omelet in Light & Tasty April/May 2006, p7

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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crackerstyles1 User ID: 8421104 229135
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"Wasn't as spicy as I thought it'd be"

cnbatista User ID: 5845245 75305
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"A dash of hot sauce of salsa might be a good addition. But I would definitely make it again."

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