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French Omelet

This cheesy, full-of-flavor omelet is modeled after one I tasted and loved in a local restaurant. Mine is so hearty and rich-tasting that no one will guess it's lower in fat. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  • Whisk together first 5 ingredients.
  • Place a 10-in. skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture. Mixture should set immediately at edges. As eggs set, push cooked portions toward the center, letting uncooked eggs flow underneath. When eggs are thickened and no liquid egg remains, top 1 half with remaining ingredients. Fold omelet in half. Cut in half to serve.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 omelet: 186 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 207mg cholesterol, 648mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • gram-9
    Sep 27, 2019

    LovedOne1 - What picture are you looking at - the one I see has both as pictured and ingredients

  • LovedOne1
    May 12, 2019

    The omelet is pictured with cheese and peppers but these are not listed as ingredients.

  • Peapod0114
    Jan 6, 2019

    This was super good I had never made an omelette before. I used all the same ingredients but I cooked them prior to adding them in the omelette because I don't like my veggies raw in omelettes. I served this to my Dad and Daughter they both liked it. My daughter isn't much for onions but she gave it a thumbs up!

  • meliss.beyer
    Mar 11, 2015

    This omelet was delicious and smelled just as good! Instead of using ham, I used Canadian Bacon. I'm not usually a fan of green peppers but stuck with them. They complimented the onions well. The cheese really tied everything together. I also used all eggs since I don't usually have the egg substitute on hand.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 16, 2015

    I prepared this omelet for breakfast the other morning and both my husband and I loved it. HIs one word review was "Yummo". We are both trying to take a few pounds off from the holidays and this breakfast hit the spot. Not only healthy but delicious. I highly recommend this recipe as a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home.

  • Michele.Hester
    Apr 3, 2013

    one word - mmmmmmmmmmmmm! i used all real eggs though, as we have our own hens. I think they would be offended if I used a substitute.

  • Michele.Hester
    Apr 3, 2013

    one word - mmmmmmmmmmmmm!