Crispy Bacon and Sweet Onion Omelet Recipe -
Crispy Bacon and Sweet Onion Omelet Recipe
  • READY IN 37 mins

Crispy Bacon and Sweet Onion Omelet

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"Sauteed onions, crispy bacon, and a blend of cheddar and American cheeses provide the filling for this fluffy omelet."

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Original recipe makes 1 omelet Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    37 mins


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain and cool; crumble the bacon and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onions in the butter until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare a 10-inch non-stick skillet with cooking spray and place over a cold burner. Whisk together the eggs and water; pour the egg mixture into the cold skillet. Cover and turn the burner on for medium-low heat. Cook until steam begins to vent from the skillet. Remove the lid. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon, Cheddar cheese, American cheese, salt, and red pepper over the eggs. Spread the onions over the eggs. Gently swirl the skillet in a circular motion to release the omelet and slide it onto a plate. Fold the omelet in half. Allow the cheese to melt, about 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 22, 2012

Nice take on an omelet and great technique for cooking! Since my husband is a huge fan of bacon I just had to give this a try and I'm glad I did. This was very filling - perfect for a weekend breakfast for two! I omitted the American cheese and just stuck with the sharp cheddar. The addition of the red pepper flakes gave it a nice kick. This was delicious served with whole grain toast and fresh fruit!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 14, 2013

No steam arose from pot so egg got a little overcooked. Cheese and bacon was a little overbearing.

May 06, 2008

Wonderful technique. Yielded a nice puffy omelet like one gets in a restaurant. Using what I had on hand, I substituted Parmesan and Sharp Cheddar, sauteed frozen pre-chopped onion and bell pepper blend, real bacon bits and pimiento for more color. I'll use this recipe again soon.

Feb 16, 2010

Thank you for sharing this super easy technique! I have never had luck with making omelets, but when I saw that other readers were having luck with this method, I decided to give it a try I followed the directions exactly, and added bell pepper and banana peppers with my onion. Thanks again!

Feb 18, 2009

Wow!! Awesome Techique! Every time I attempted to make omelets, it was a disaster!! This was super simple, and made GREAT omelets!!!

Sep 28, 2009

Delicious and easy! The first time I ever made a beautiful omelet without it falling apart!!! I spayed my pan, cover and steamed it, put my bacon on it(I always microwave it on paper towels, removes so much of the grease) and simply used salsa then cheddar a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes, melted the cheese with the lid on flipped it over. Just sooo good and easy, breakfast was done in like 5 min!

Nov 09, 2009

I used my own ingredients, but used this recipe for the technique - very good technique. I have been unsuccessful with omelettes in the past, but this one turned out perfect. I did not see any steam venting, so I just added the ingredients when the egg looked cooked through and started to 'bubble'. Produced a nice golden brown omelette.

Apr 09, 2009

This was great. I used onion powder and sprinkled chives over the top since i don't care for regular onion. I was skeptical of the cooking method, but it worked great and was easier too. Thanks for the great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 417 mg
  • 139%
  • Fat
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 1030 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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