Baby Spinach Omelet
Enjoy this spinach omelet with tender baby greens, Parmesan cheese, and a little nutmeg cooked together for the perfect start to the day.
Enjoy this spinach omelet with tender baby greens, Parmesan cheese, and a little nutmeg cooked together for the perfect start to the day.
What a lovely breakfast. I cut the fat by a huge amount and used four egg whites instead of two whole eggs (1 egg has approximately 5g of fat, vs 1 egg white which has only about 0.2g fat). I used frozen spinach which I cooked before adding to the egg mixture. I used fresh chopped onions instead of onion powder, because I had them on hand so why not? This is a very good basis for a spinach omelet, and you can easily tweak it to your own liking. A great way to incorporate veggies into your diet.Read More
Spinach omelets are one of my favorites and something I make for myself often, slightly varying what I put in them each time. On this occasion I sauteed chopped onion in butter, added the spinach and cooked just till wilted, added the eggs, cooked them until almost set, then topped with the Parmesan (just a sprinkle), some shredded Provolone and chopped tomatoes before folding the omelet over. Mushrooms also would be a great addition. I'm familiar with the combination of nutmeg and spinach which is used often in Italian cooking, but I don't care for it so chose not to use it. (Even so, the amount called for seems like nutmeg overkill - it's flavor should be VERY subtle) I omitted the onion powder as well. I would suggest not using the full amount of Parmesan, at least to start, as 1-1/2 T. seems like an awful lot for just two eggs. Similarly for the onion powder, which I wouldn't use at all, let alone 1/4 teaspoon. Good start to a great spinach omelet with some modifications.Read More
What a lovely breakfast. I cut the fat by a huge amount and used four egg whites instead of two whole eggs (1 egg has approximately 5g of fat, vs 1 egg white which has only about 0.2g fat). I used frozen spinach which I cooked before adding to the egg mixture. I used fresh chopped onions instead of onion powder, because I had them on hand so why not? This is a very good basis for a spinach omelet, and you can easily tweak it to your own liking. A great way to incorporate veggies into your diet.
Very good omelet that's god for you too! Instead of using onion powder I sauteed some onion and then added the spinach. I cooked that until it was wilted. I added a little milk to the eggs before adding them to the veggies and threw in a couple cherry tomatoes cut in half for a little color and flavor. I left out the nutmeg altogether. When it was all done I seasoned it with salt, pepper, and shredded Parmesan cheese. Great with whole grain toast!
Beautifuly delicious! I added a bit of milk and onion to the egg mixture, and actually used shredded mozarella cheese because I didn't have anythng else. WOW! My hubby loved them! For presentation, I sprinkled a bit of spinach and shredded cheese on top . I will be making these often!
Spinach omelets are one of my favorites and something I make for myself often, slightly varying what I put in them each time. On this occasion I sauteed chopped onion in butter, added the spinach and cooked just till wilted, added the eggs, cooked them until almost set, then topped with the Parmesan (just a sprinkle), some shredded Provolone and chopped tomatoes before folding the omelet over. Mushrooms also would be a great addition. I'm familiar with the combination of nutmeg and spinach which is used often in Italian cooking, but I don't care for it so chose not to use it. (Even so, the amount called for seems like nutmeg overkill - it's flavor should be VERY subtle) I omitted the onion powder as well. I would suggest not using the full amount of Parmesan, at least to start, as 1-1/2 T. seems like an awful lot for just two eggs. Similarly for the onion powder, which I wouldn't use at all, let alone 1/4 teaspoon. Good start to a great spinach omelet with some modifications.
This IS awesome....I was a little skeptical about the nutmeg, but it turned out great! I used egg beaters and also added a chopped roma tomato. Ate it with a 1/2 whole wheat bagle.....Great way to start the day, thanks Holly!
I really enjoyed this recipe. Four weeks into the south beach diet and the last thing I want is another egg, but this made breakfast very enjoyable. I especially liked the touch of nutmeg!
Not bad! I added chopped green onions, a tbs or so of milk, half a roma tomato and some garlic powder to the mix, and subbed mozzarella for parmesan, then topped it with a little cheddar at the end of cooking, and folded over omelet style. It was quite good, and filling!
Excllent recipe. I also was skeptical about the nutmeg but it was perfect. I used parmesan and provolone cheese and it was delicious. My whole family gobbled it up.
This is one of my favorite breakfasts. I leave out the nutmeg (not a favorite of mine in savory dishes). If I have leftover veggies from the night before (mushrooms, onion, etc) I add them sometimes. I will try the Provolone cheese, as suggested by another reviewer soon too!
Awesome, the nutmet really does add an interesting hint of flavor and keeps it interesting. I do prefer the more frittata approach to the folded omelet...it tastes more fully cooked. I made this with probably twice as much spinach, give or take, because I love the green stuff. I also added a splash of half and half to the egg mixture for a little additional fluffiness. I thought I'd rather have a gooey cheese, but the parmesan was actually just right, as it turned out!
Baby Spinach Omelet Haiku: "Blissful eggy dish. Almost perfect as written. I'll make this again!" Only small changes that I made were to lightly-saute a little diced onion (instead of onion powder) in the skillet and tossing in the spinach to barely wilt before mixing all the eggs and seasoning together. Also, 1/8 tsp of nutmeg, while seemingly scant, really would over-power a 2 egg omelet, so I opted for a pinch. I might use 1/8 tsp. if I were making a 6+ egg quiche, but not for a small single portion omelet. My omelet didn't make an attractive "flip and fold", as much as it just wiggled into a crepe-like snake, but oh wow, appearances aside, this was insanely good. I typically over-stuff my omelets w/ every veggie that I can unearth, but this simple combination of spinach/parm/onion (and that whisper of nutmeg) is beyond heavenly.
Wow....who knew nutmeg could be incorporated into an omelet? and it is freaking fantastic! I used egg whites only as I had 4 leftover from a bread baking session, and added mushrooms because to me, when you have onions and spinach, mushrooms just HAVE to be invited to the party :) I too used chopped onion and sauted the veggies and then poured the eggs (whisked with S&P, nutmeg and a tich of milk) overtop. Cooked on the stove until the bottom was set, then finished it under the broiler (no flipping required) - awesome breakfast and extremely low-carb using the egg whites. Thanks for the recipe! really is awesome with the nutmeg...:D
Made this recipe just as it has been presented and found it to be a little bland. I believe that omletes are made on a whim, at least mines are, using whatever ingredients are on hand but with all egg dishes, assuring myself, that I never omit the nutmeg, so I may offer a tip to budding chefs, unless you are absolutely sure that the ground nutmeg you are using is very fresh, then grind your own (invest in a nutmeg grinder). Nutmeg, starts to lose flavour within days of grinding, so for omlettes and certain other recipes I always use whole nuts and grate directly into the dish. For cakes and some sauces where ground nutmeg is called for, I grind it very fine in my nutmeg grinder. Note; there is a remarked difference between grated and ground. Same goes for Parmesan, grind it from the fresh block.
Don't fear the nutmeg! It is a classic in steakhouse style creamed spinach and a natural here. Be like Alton Brown and buy it whole and grate it with a microplane just when you use it. Thank you HollyJune, I would not think of rewriting your recipe, it is perfect as is. If I want to do something else, I'll submit a new recipe.
Mixed in chopped green onions and grated fresh Parmesan cheese. Yummy! Ladies, a great way to increase your Iron intake too. Make sure you eat with some Vit. C (e.g., OJ) for maximum iron absorption.
Yum! I added some sautéed mushrooms and onions and paired it with a fruit salad. I didn’t notice until later that I sort of misread the directions because I beat the eggs, added seasonings (and some milk), then made the omelet traditionally with the filling in the center. I’ll try it your way next time! Thanks, HollyJune, for a great recipe!
I always chuckle when I read reviews where people totally change the recipe....lots of yummy omelets here :) I was short on veggies so I made it just as written. Perfectly easy and yummy.
Loved it!! No changes, except switched feta for parmesan cheese, and left out the salt. The pinch of nutmeg was an interesting addition!! Great breakfast!
1 cup of is spinach is an awful lot for only 2 eggs and makes it difficult to cook.
I have never eaten such a delicious spinach omelet as this......Wonderful and very tasty...Bravo!
Simple and good.
I love spinach omelets but I never thought to add nutmeg can't wait to try it! I always add a bit of water to my omelets, it fluffs them up.
A great recipe, everything went together so perfectly. I would try it the original way first, then make any changes you might find necessary (I won't make any). Even my boyfriend, who doesn't care for spinach, gobbled his up.
No excuse for not eating breakfast with this easy recipe. I fried it in one of those 11" flat griddle pans which is perfect. Roll it up in a low carb tortila and you are off and running. Actually netmeg in spincach is very Italian and wonderful. I don't know why you couldn't make up a few of these and stack them on waxed paper for a few days in your frig. New definition to grab and run.
Wow! I'm glad to find this. I would't have ever thought to season with nutmeg, but sure glad I followed this exactly!
This is DELICIOUS. I used fresh chopped red onion instead of onion powder. I think it would have been good with tomato, so maybe next time. I'll make this again!
Followed the recipe to a "T". My 4 year old son, with his mouth full, said, "YOU ARE AN EXCELLENT COOK, MOM!" My 3 year old daughter waited till her plate was cleaned and said, "That was a Yummy dinner. You are a great cook, Mom!" Hubby loved it too. Not a bite left over anywhere. So, thanks a million for making me a star in my home! ?
Surprised at all the rave reviews for this recipe as presented. WAY too much spinach. Next time(and there will be a next time, as this does have potential) I will use half the spinach and saute it quickly to wilt before adding to eggs. Also substituted about a tsp. of fresh chopped scallion for the onion powder.
Very easy and tastes so good. I'm not a fan of nutmeg so I left it out. You can sub feta cheese for the parmesan. I've even added tomatoes and red pepper. Great recipe to add in your favorites.
Glad I tried this as I was hesitant at first adding nutmeg. I was really happy I did because it was DELILCIOUS! I didn't have any spinach on hand so I used cucumber slices and it was also very tasty and had a bit of a crunch to it which I like! Thanks for sharing this recipe with All Recipes!
I never thought of putting baby spinach in eggs. I just whipped up some eggs with mozzarella cheese and a little milk for breakfast today. It was delicious!
Very tasty and easy to make. A great healthy breakfast. Wasnt too sure about the nutmeg but its a good unique flavor.
Yummy, healthy, tasty :)
Excellent omelette. I used 1/2c egg whites for each omelette and followed the directions otherwise. I did sprinkle a bit of cheddar cheese for a bit of gooey cheese in the center. Nice brunch with a salad.
this was really good! And so easy. It is a good jumping off place for add-ins. I put chopped tomatoes on top after I cooked the omelet.
Made this today for breakfast. I made one exactly as written and another with chopped fresh jalapenos for some extra kick. both were great. Thanks!
I thought this tasted pretty good. I used a well packed cup of spinach and sauteed it lightly in the pan with a tsp of vegetable oil and a minced garlic clove and then poured the ingredients over it. I added a good pinch of salt but no pepper. Mine definitely was not thick looking like the picture. It was more like a French omelet. I will more likely make this again with some fresh spinach. TY
So good! I wilted the spinach first, and sprinkled Monterey Jack cheese on top when the omelet was done, and it was wonderful!
Very nice as written. For serving, I added some salsa. I will keep this and make it again. Thanks for sharing!
YuM! I love spinach! I didn't use the Parmesan cheese or the nutmeg because I forgot the recipe at work. I did remember everything else though. I added a little garlic powder in with the onion powder. Beforehand, in the omelet pan I sauteed a few slices of baby Portobello mushrooms in a bit of margarine. I removed them from the pan, sprayed on a little cooking spray and began cooking the egg spinach mixture. Before folding the omelet, I added the mushrooms and a little cheddar jack cheese to the center and then folded.
My husband loved it!
didn't care for this
This was excellent. I used three egg whites, I sauteed onions, fresh baby spinach and some cut up roma tomatoes, and then added the egg whites and some salt and pepper. It was extremely tasty and kept me full most of the day. A new healthy start to the day.
So yummy! Only change I made was to use 1 egg and 3 egg whites. Will definitely make again!
I had never tried spinach with nutmeg so when I found baby spinach at my grocery store (I live in a country where it is rarely available) I was excited to try this--very yummy. I must say that I skimped on the spinach because a cup seemed like too much but then wished I'd put more. I did wilt the spinach with some onion before mixing it in (no onion powder and I was afraid the spinach would not soften enough) and I did a 1 egg, 3 whites combination to cut the fat. Yummy!
I love this recipe. I've had it for a low-carb lunch several times now! Very nutritious and tasty.
Perfect dish for the South Beach Diet. Thanks!
Really yummy .... and healthy too! I added mushrooms and used diced onion instead of onion powder. I have made it (and enjoyed it) several times already! I used grated fresh nutmeg for the first time ever due to a reviewers comment.
These were so healthy and easy. I do prefer them without the nutmeg though. Next time I might try using cheddar cheese and salsa. Mushrooms would be good in there, too.
Really tasty and so easy to prepare!
I omitted the nutmeg bc I didn't have any. I used a microwave omelet maker dish and it came out perfect. My 8 year old LOVED it and requested it for breakfast again tomorrow!
I really enjoyed this recipe. I wanted to make the dish healthier so I used 4 egg whites instead of 2 whole egg. I also used feta cheese instead of parmesan.
Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. THANKS! I did modify the recipe just a bit though. I added a little mozzarella, diced about a third of a roma tomato and about an eighth of a red onion (but still used just a pinch of onion powder), and left out the nutmeg. To keep the omelet from being too runny, I sauteed the tomatoes and onions separately and added them to the omelet just before I was ready to fold and flip it. Also, I highly recommend using a griddle. Not only is it easier to flip the omelet, but also I have also found it easier to control the heat (but it might just be that the degree settings makes more sense to me than my stove settings, 1-9). Set the griddle to 300 degrees, toss the onion and tomatoes on one side of the griddle first then prep and add your egg to the griddle. The tomatoes and onions will be ready to add to the omelet by the time you're ready to flip it. Once plated, I sprinkle dried parsley for presentation.
I love this recipe and of course, made a few mods anyway. How is the sodium content so high? Thank you!
Though simple, this recipe changed my breakfasts forever! I have always flipped my omelets and the trick of leaving it on to cook 3 minutes a side has not only made my omelets tastier but more attractive too. Thanks!
I love spinach! I used 3 eggs (2 eggs plus one whites only) added a tab of butter cooked little minced leeks I had as leftover, threw in the bag of organic baby spinach, two small thinly sliced mushrooms. I added a roma tomato, cut up, then put eggs in. I did not add the nutmeg and onion powder, just salt and black pepper. I sprinkled just a little cheese on top and folded over to let everything set. A good way to start off my morning with a Spinach veggie omelet!
I made it this morning for my husband and teenage boy. They loved it! Great way to get your veggies in. I added tomatoes inside the omelet at the end. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
This omelet was so good, and low calorie. I wasn't sure how it would come out with the spinach, but it had great flavor. I will definately be making this again! I added a small amount of sharp cheddar inside and it was perfect!
I love this, made it with 1/3 of the cheese as cream cheese which really complimented the mmmmmm nutmeg mmmmm.
I made this for breakfast this morning and it was delicious and filling. I used Monterey Jack cheese in lieu of parmesan and kept everything else the same. My 2-year old even ate it and kept asking for more!
I wanted to sneak some veggies in my morning and this was suprisingly good. I made mine with one whole egg and one egg white to make it slightly healthier. Although i can't speak for the nutmeg because i skipped that part. Will def make again!
This was a very delicious breakfast! It was so easy to make. This is something I will make often.
Very good! I cut the recipe in half and added a little garlic powder and some pepper.
Just a note, normal parmesan cheese is NOT suitable for vegetarians.
This was . . . okay. Hardly tasted the spinach (though that might not be a bad thing to some). Easy on the pepper and the nutmeg. This is a good idea, but not 5-star-worthy.
Tasty and easy! The only think I did differently was add a chopped green onion - about a tbsp. worth.
This was yummy! I followed the recipe exactly and it had tons of flavor. Both my husband and I loved this. Thanks!
If you're looking for something new this should be it! Only one word will do, yum!!!
So yummy! Even my 2 & 5 year olds liked it, which is quite a feat. I made this almost exactly according to the recipe, just added in some roma tomato. This is one of those great recipes that you can customize and play around with and make your own. The nutmeg added a really nice flavor, I really suggest at least trying it once before foregoing it.
YUMMM! Hubby made for me after long day and this is delicious! Typically use goat cheese but the Parmesan is very tasty.
Yum! Thanks so much for this one. Next time I'll use fresh onion and maybe add some diced tomato. Great healthy recipe. :)
Easy to make and very tasty.
Delish! I was wary to try because of the nutmget, but it tastes great. Used egg whites in place of one of the eggs and added a little bit of feta. Very yummy!!!
I never got the eggs to set up in the pan properly.
I thought this was very good!! I made it as the recipe stated with the exception of adding a few diced cherry tomatos to the mix, and I substituted fat free mozzarella for the parmesan cheese. Served with a little hot sauce on the side.
This was really just 3 stars for me but I gave it 4. It just had too much spinach in it for me but I wanted to be fair with my rating since if you are a spinach lover you would probably like it.
Perfect for low carb dieters. Very easy to make and tastes great.
really quick and simple and its a nice light meal
This is truly a delicious and filling omelet! I was a little skeptical about the nutmeg at first since I'm not very fond of it, but it turned out to make the dish quite unique and flavorful. However, instead of parmesan cheese I used mozzarella since it was the only cheese I had on hand, but I feel that it was just as good. Thanks for the great recipe!
Very good! I made it as an egg white omelet and didn't add salt, and it was still wonderful! I can't wait to make it for my husband! Thank you!
This is a great baseline recipe. I didn't have any Parmesan cheese so I used feta instead. Since I used feta I subbed some garlic powder for the nutmeg and added some tomatoes to the mix. It was delicious! Thanks for such a great recipe to work with.
This was good. I would double the spinich (I was afraid it would be too much! but I hardly tasted it.) I followed the recipe and at the ended added some shredded cheddar/jack cheese and it was a great addition. Next time I will add a little bit of sliced jalapeno and if I'm not in a hurry will saute some frest diced onion first too.
I added an egg white to this because the spinach seemed to overpower the egg while I was mixing it. This was my first successful omelet, which earned this recipe an extra star. I'm not a fan of spinach+egg, but this is still pretty good. I can understand why people like it so much.
Nice recipe. I like my eggs a little fluffier, so I think next time I will add some milk. I didn't have onion powder, but did have onion. I sauteed them to a nice golden brown, then added them when I poured the omelet mix into the pan. Will def. make again, but may try some mushroom to give it a little more filling.
I loved this. I'm eating low-carb and really needed something different to do with eggs in the morning. Spinach and nutmeg go so well together, I can't imagine skipping the nutmeg. I just used a medium skillet and filled it with fresh regular spinach, salted & peppered, covered, and let it wilt while I beat the eggs with the onion powder, nutmeg, parmesan and a splash of water for fluffiness, then poured over the wilted spinach. This is super quick, easy and very tasty. It will definitely be in my regular rotation, thanks!
Wow!! This was the best omelet I have ever tasted! This was incredible! The nutmeg makes the dish; DO NOT LEAVE IT OUT! also, I cut the fat by using two egg whites instead of one egg.
I love how you can enter "spinach omelet" into the search bar and get exactly what you're looking for. I really liked this and it was a perfect light lunch.
I just love this. It has become my routine weekend breakfast. Thanks so much for an amazing recipe!
Delicious! I made this as scrambled eggs instead of an omelet. I love the slight nutmeg taste... it is different but very yummy.
Thought this was a good omelet, but called for way too much nutmeg. A pinch would do it imo. I also decreased the amount of spinach, added a little minced garlic and accent seasoning. Minced onion might be good in place of powder too?
Loved this omelet! Great flavor!
Yummy. A great way to use up a little spinach. I added a chopped tomato, too. Loved the nutmeg!
Very good. Didn't change a thing.
This recipe is fantastic, however I made mine with eggbeaters, for a low cholesterol meal.
Very good! May have decreased seasonings a bit and made into a scramble.
Good basic recipe. Fix as is for earlier in the day. Add more spices and vegetables if eating for brunch.
This was a hit in our house! I threw in some leftover chopped-up chicken to add an extra protein boost, and it worked very well with the spinach and Parmesan flavors. This omelet could take many variations and add-ins and still be delicious!
I followed this recipe exactly (only substituting thawed frozen spinach for the fresh since it was all I had). It was my first time successfully making an omelet, so I was pretty proud of myself. It came out nice and fluffy, and not runny in the middle (which I was afraid of). My only complaint was the flavor. The addition of nutmeg seemed a little strange to me, especially so much, but I went along with it. I wasn't overly thrilled with the flavor. The nutmeg is so overpowering in this dish, and didn't really add a nice flavor to this omelet. I will definitely make this again, since it's a great way to get more greens in your diet, but I'll leave out the nutmeg and maybe substitute my own spices next time.
Tasty and filling.