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How to Make a Keto Omelette (the Easy Way!)

Learn how to make a keto omelette for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is an excellent way to use up leftover vegetables, precooked meat, and fresh herbs.

Omelettes and other easy keto recipes make starting the day with a low-carb, high-fat breakfast a simple and quick process. From start to finish, the meal only takes a few minutes to make and is perfect for a keto diet.

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Originally posted August 24, 2017. Updated with new images and directions April 2020.

Is it omelette or omelet or omlet?

Have you seen these words around and ever wondered which way this breakfast egg dish is truly spelled?

An omelet (or omelette) is a type of egg dish, often served at breakfast or brunch. Neither spelling is wrong, but there are some guidelines for when to use which.

grammerly
  • Omelet is American Enlish spelling
  • Omelette is Brittish English spelling
  • Omlet is a misspelling and common typo

Apparently omelette is the modern French spelling of the word, which makes a lot of sense knowing omelets are originally from French cuisine.

Like many words, Americans took their own spelling while the rest of the English-speaking world keeps close to the original source.

There’s not a hard rule anywhere that says the word must be spelled one way over the other. Both spellings are widely understood and appear in varying degrees in English-speaking media.

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Are omelettes keto?

Unless you put sweet potatoes in an omelette or sprinkle it with sugar, this bunch favorite has a good chance of being keto approved.

A keto diet is a low-carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet. In essence, meals are made around healthy sources of protein and fat with low carb vegetables and fruit on the side.

om·​e·​let noun | beaten eggs cooked without stirring until set and served folded in half

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We are already off to a good start with a base of eggs. Add in your favorite keto foods and you will have a healthy and filling meal in no time!

This is a safe keto friendly dish to order in restaurants as just about all traditional omelette combinations are naturally low-carb.

We make omelettes in many of our day of eating keto videos.

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How many carbs in an omelette?

Total carb load will vary from omelette to omelette depending on the ingredients.

A typical 3 egg and cheese omelette only has 2 grams net carb. Something with a little more vegetables like a Keto Western Omelette may have up to 6 grams net carb.

There may be a sliding scale but it is unlikely that you’ll consume a high number to net carbs if you stick to fatty proteins, herbs, and low carb plants.

How many calories are in a 3 egg omelette?

You can save yourself a lot of trouble if you learn to count macros on a keto diet and forget about calories.

Why? Simply because calories don’t matter.

This is hard for a lot of people to wrap their heads around, especially when much of our dietary training has revolved around a magical caloric number.

According to Fat Secret an omelette made from 3 large eggs and cooked in 1 tablespoon of butter will have 303 calories.

That will give you a feel for the numbers related to your meal but do look into if you really need to count calories or not.

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How to make a Keto Omelette Recipe

The perfect ketogenic omelette is made on the stovetop in 4 easy steps.

HEAT a generous amount of fat in a skillet

Many people would recommend a non-stick skillet but I avoid Teflon surfaces and use an extra bit of fat in a stainless steal pan instead. A well seasoned cast-irion pan will work for this too.

Using a liberal portion of fat will prevent the eggs from sticking and allow you to easily fold the omelette.

Choose one of the following:

BEAT the eggs

While the pan heats up, beat the eggs well in a bowl.

Choose whatever type of egg you like:

  • chicken eggs
  • duck eggs
  • goose eggs
  • guinea fowl eggs

Some recipes add water or milk to the eggs. If you want to do that, go ahead, but it isn’t necessary.

Season with salt, pepper, or dry herbs and spices if using.

Once the fat is melted, tilt to coat the entire pan. Pour the egg mixture in. The pan should be hot enough to set the edges immediately.

COOK the omelette 1-2 minutes

Use a spatula to gently move the cooked eggs from the edges toward the center of the pan. This allows the uncooked eggs to fill the open spaces. Make gentle waves, but do not scramble the eggs.

Listen up because this is important: cook the omelette until it looks just underdone.

The Kitchn recommends you look for the bottom to be firm and set but the top is still a little wet. If the top is dry while the eggs are still in the pan, you’ve cooked it too much!

Because the eggs will continue to cook with the residual heat that is trapped after folding, this tip about a wet top is essential to avoiding a dry omelette.

Arrange the optional filling down the center for a tri-fold or just on one half of the eggs if you want to fold down the middle.

FOLD the omelette

Slip the spatula under one side of the eggs and fold the bottom third up and the top third down or fold one half on top of the second half.

Hold the pan over your serving plate at an angle and slide the omelette onto the plate.

Serve immediately.

How many eggs do you put in an omelette?

A basic keto omelette usually has 3 eggs.

If you are adding in precooked protein like shredded chicken or left over meat you may only want 2 eggs.

If you eat OMAD you will want to add more than just 3 eggs.

Adjust the amount of eggs to best suit your needs.

Keto Omelette Fillings

If you are adding a filling, it may be best to warm or precook it before you put the eggs in the pan.

For example, onions, garlic, and mushrooms are usually best sautéed first. Greens also do well once they are softened a little in the pan before getting stuffed into the eggs.

Ingredients like fresh herbs, tomatoes, and olives can be added directly since they tend to be eaten raw or barely warm. Cheese can also be added as the eggs cook. It will continue to melt once the omelette is folded over.

If this is all new to you, pick a recipe to try first and follow the directions to learn the right order. It might take a few tries before you fully master omelette making but once you do, it will be a great addition to weekly keto meal prep!

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Keto Breakfast Omelette Recipes

Any of these low carb breakfasts would be excellent with duck eggs too. Replace chicken eggs in an equal amount with duck eggs and enjoy.

Omelettes are just one of many keto breakfast ideas, enjoy them as often as you like!

Carnivore Omelette Just the basics here. You’ll love the ease of this morning meal. Have fun trying all the different cheeses!

Sausage and Cheese Omelet Roll This is a family-sized omelet! Simple enough to make on a weekday morning, yet elegant enough for a special low carb holiday breakfast you can decide when to try this epic meal.

Souffle Omelette with Cheese and Spinach Use any of your favorite herbs and nosh in this ketogenic breakfast with goat cheese. I think fresh thyme would be what I add.

5 Easy Low Carb Omelet Options Here’s a choice for each day of the work week! Plus, all recipes are under 5 g net carb. Who doesn’t love that? The herbed omelet recipe with chives would be my first choice.

Keto Cheese Omelet Chances are you have eggs, cheese and butter in your refrigerator and whip this easy breakfast up in now time. Delight your taste buds and feel satiated for hours!

Keto Bacon Omelette Start your day with an utterly delicious keto breakfast of protein and fat. If you’re a bacon lover, this recipe is not to be missed!

Western Omelette This keto spin on a classic diner-style omelet is a great breakfast or bunch meal.

Ham and Cheese Omelette Add 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and 2 ounces diced ham per serving.

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Easy Keto Omelette Recipes

Omelettes are good any time of the day. The are an unbeatable quick prep meal and great for lunch and dinner too.

Let your omelette fillings take you on a culinary tour of the world with different flavor variations. Pack your eggs full of the best combinations each region has to offer. You’ll love this fun adventure without leaving comfort of your own home.

Greek Omelette Stuffed with classic Mediterranean flavor from fresh tomatoes, green bell pepper, Kalamata olives and feta cheese this combination will instantly transport you to the sunny outdoor patios of Greece.

Mexican Omelette Bursting with flavor, this onion, cilantro, queso fresco and jalapeño filled recipe is sure to be a hit!

Taco Omelet Made in an Instant Pot, this recipe is the perfect breakfast for dinner kind of meal. Since it makes many serings, this dish is great for the whole family too.

Ground Beef Omelette Suff the eggs with leftover ground beef and broccoli for an Asian inspired dinner that stretches leftovers to the max.

Denver Omelette Add 1 tablespoon chopped onion, 1/4 seeded and chopped bell pepper, and 1/2 cup shredded cheese per serving

French Omelette Cook in extra butter and add 1 tablespoon chopped onions, 1 small tomato, 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon and 1/2 cup shredded cheese per serving

Indian Omelette Add 1 tablespoon chopped onions, 1 tablespoon green chilies and 1 tablespoon cilantro per serving

Persian Omelette Add 1 small tomato,1 clove minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill

African Omelette: Add 1 cup pre-cooked mutton, 1/4 teaspoon red paprika, 1/4 onion powder and 1/8 teaspoon red chilli paste.


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  1. Tonya Koceja
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  2. Nart | Cooking with Nart
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    Looks delicious! I’m not on a keto diet but will definitely try this!

  3. Priya Shiva
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    wow! The keto omelette looks absolutely delicious and so tempting!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      Delicious yes, but nothing tempting about it really – it’s totally guilt free!

  4. Sharon
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    I love the idea of starting my day out with a healthy breakfast and this keto omelet is the perfect fit!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      It really is Sharon! I love the opportunity to use up veggie scraps too.

  5. Emmeline
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    Wow that’s a very exhaustive and informative guide! Bookmarking for future reference!

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