Who knew asparagus and eggs tasted so good together? Fantastic for lazy Sunday mornings (that turn into afternoons) or a quick dinner. The Master Omelettier's secret to a gorgeous and fluffy omelette is to cook covered on medium-low until the final step - adding cheese and broiling in the oven for 2 minutes, or until brown. For the fearless cook and the adventurous eater, consider adding some smoked salmon flavored cream cheese. Enjoy with toast or fresh croissants. Bon appetite!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble bacon pieces.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook until tender yet firm to the bite, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute onion, tomato, and mushrooms until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk eggs and cream together in a bowl; add bacon, sauteed vegetables, asparagus, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

  • Pour egg mixture into an oven-proof nonstick skillet and cover skillet. Cook over medium-low until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over omelette.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Broil omelette in the preheated oven until a golden crust starts to form on the top, about 2 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To keep bottom of omelette from burning, add 2 to 3 tablespoons water as omelette cooks. The steam will help to cook.

Nutrition Facts

538 calories; protein 36.6g 73% DV; carbohydrates 10.2g 3% DV; fat 39.6g 61% DV; cholesterol 544.4mg 182% DV; sodium 1088.3mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
Asparagus Omelette Haiku: "Prep needs some short-cuts so it's easier to make. But SHAZAM it rocks!" (1st I have to say that I love the recipe submitter's user name!) Made this for lunch for just myself so I halved the recipe for 2 large eggs and I condensed what would've been alot of dirty dishes when preparing this by using my frittata pan to cook the bacon retaining some of the grease for then sauteeing all of the veggies (including the asparagus - saw no need to boil it 1st) and cooking it on med-lo finishing it off on the stovetop w/ the cheese rather than broiling as my pan wasn't ovenproof. (If I was making the full recipe for more than myself which I totally plan on doing b/c I loved this THAT much I'll use my larger oven-safe pan and not skip that final broil step.) These ingredients are just magical together. Yes I can see myself tossing in kale spinach zucchini bell pepper or whatever vegg is floating around the fridge but this particular combo w/ the nutmeg and mozzarella was scrumpdiddlidoodliumptious. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2017
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
Asparagus Omelette Haiku: "Prep needs some short-cuts so it's easier to make. But SHAZAM it rocks!" (1st I have to say that I love the recipe submitter's user name!) Made this for lunch for just myself so I halved the recipe for 2 large eggs and I condensed what would've been alot of dirty dishes when preparing this by using my frittata pan to cook the bacon retaining some of the grease for then sauteeing all of the veggies (including the asparagus - saw no need to boil it 1st) and cooking it on med-lo finishing it off on the stovetop w/ the cheese rather than broiling as my pan wasn't ovenproof. (If I was making the full recipe for more than myself which I totally plan on doing b/c I loved this THAT much I'll use my larger oven-safe pan and not skip that final broil step.) These ingredients are just magical together. Yes I can see myself tossing in kale spinach zucchini bell pepper or whatever vegg is floating around the fridge but this particular combo w/ the nutmeg and mozzarella was scrumpdiddlidoodliumptious. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2017
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2015
This recipe is a lot of work for an omelette but worth it in the end. I'm not used to cooking my veggies before adding them to the recipe because I like the fresher crisper taste but in this recipe it works. Also this is a very heavy omelette. This is thick enough that you could bake it as is and get yourself a nice quiche. I did not pick up on the flavor of the nutmeg but I'm sure it helped. The broiling was a new take on an omelette for me and it worked good for this recipe but I don't think I will do it on my normal omelettes. This is a lot of food for two omelettes and will satisfy most hungry men. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2015
My husband LOVED IT!!! I used feta cheese instead of mozzarella. I also added a couple dashes of garlic powder. Excellent flavor combination! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2015
This came out really well. I didn't have bacon on hand so I used some crumbled sausage. I've never used asparagus in eggs before but it was delicious - will definitely try it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2016
Didn't have bacon so diced up some deli ham. Sauted ham onions asparagus Roma tomatoes white mushrooms. Added them to the egg/cheddar cheese mixture in 9" skillet on stove top. While cooking grilled a slice of garlic toast. Placed some spinach leaves and a little more shredded cheddar on toast put finished omlet on toast for an open faced om-which. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2016
Turned out great. Even my 9 year old loved it and asked me to make it again. Menu: asparagus omelette home fries fresh fruit. Read More