Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet Recipe

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Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet Recipe
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Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet Recipe

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My Italian mother-in-law taught me to make this omelet years ago—she would make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and eat it on Italian bread. This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover broccoli. —Mary Licata, Pembroke Pines, Florida
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced pitted Greek olives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Shaved Romano cheese and minced fresh parsley

Directions

Preheat broiler. In a large saucepan, place steamer basket over 1 in. of water. Place broccoli in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; steam, covered, 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked broccoli, grated cheese and olives. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until nearly set.
Broil 3-4 in. from heat 2-4 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Sprinkle with shaved cheese and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet in Breakfast & Brunch Bookazine 2014, p68

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge (calculated without shaved Romano cheese): 229 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 290mg cholesterol, 775mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

  • 2-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced pitted Greek olives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Shaved Romano cheese and minced fresh parsley
  1. Preheat broiler. In a large saucepan, place steamer basket over 1 in. of water. Place broccoli in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; steam, covered, 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked broccoli, grated cheese and olives. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until nearly set.
  3. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 2-4 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Sprinkle with shaved cheese and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet in Breakfast & Brunch Bookazine 2014, p68

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mrscrazyed1 User ID: 6143812 268996
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2017

"This was a great omelet and easy to prepare. I often have broccoli in the fridge that needs to be used, and this recipe is a great way of taking care of that. I only gave it four stars as I did not care for the leftovers. There's only me and this makes quite a large omelet. Will play with the recipe to see if it can be tweaked for single servings."

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wizardmickey User ID: 8315090 223904
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"I'm only going to try this because of your last name. lol. I just know it'll be yummy!

Michelle Licata, San Mateo, CA"

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SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 223544
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"This was delicious and so easy to make. I substituted cheddar cheese for the Romano because that's what I had on hand. I calculated 6 points for WW, so for me, it's light. I served it with salad and fruit, so it made a nice meal. A keeper for sure."

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Woodford User ID: 7665097 222989
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"My dad used to make it with peas and any other veggie--usually broccoli--we love it!"

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[email protected] User ID: 2025425 222975
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"When is Taste of Home going to add printing options of 3x5 & 4x6 recipe card size?"

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tsuop User ID: 6274346 222964
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Love this .........It's a good way to serve broccoli to my husband, who really doesn't like it but will eat anything with cheese in it : )) I eliminate the olives because I don't like them."

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cathybuxy User ID: 449274 222961
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"This looks so good. My Italian mother makes it with asparagus and no olives."

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