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Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 27, 2022
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
Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 6 large egg, room temperature
  • 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, until crisp-tender, 4-6 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked broccoli, grated cheese and olives. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, uncovered, until eggs are nearly set, 4-6 minutes.
  3. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until eggs are completely set, 2-4 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Sprinkle with shaved cheese and parsley.

Nutrition 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.

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