This sausage and cheese omelette is the perfect combination of savory with every bite of delicious protein. Serve it with a fresh salad and these fresh ingredients will quickly become the best part of your day.
Making this omelette recipe is simple, easy, and carries a lot of protein. It has the right balance of filling with the lightness of spinach and tomatoes to offset the heaviness of the cheese. I chose Colby Jack for its super2 cheesy, delightful taste.
This is a great recipe for when you want something quick in the morning but can also be a great recipe for when you are entertaining guests. Try doubling the recipe to make an even larger omelette to share.
When cooking down spinach, it can often be a quick change from leaf to a bitter clump of nothing. Keep an eye out for when the spinach is being cooked down as you want to keep the nutrients and flavor. If you’re concerned with the spinach, it’s best to err on the side of under than overcooked.
Some breakfast sausages can be very salty, and when combined with marbled cheese, it can be overpowering. Be sure to taste the sausages when they’re cooked beforehand and adjust the saltiness by adding more vegetables or eggs. You can also substitute regular breakfast sausages for a sweeter maple sausage flavor instead.
What You Need To Make a Sausage & Cheese Omelette
This is a recipe where you can find all the ingredients from your local grocery store. If you can’t find Colby Jack cheese, you can also use any marble cheese. If you would like to use any ingredients from your fridge, feel free to include that as well.
- Breakfast sausages
- Salt and pepper
- Colby Jack cheese
How To Make Sausage and Cheese Omelette
Cook the sausage: In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tbsp butter followed by breakfast sausages. Cook for 8-10 minutes and break them into bite-sized pieces. Cook until golden brown on the edges. Once ready, remove from the pan.
Add the vegetables: In the same pan, add the tomatoes followed by the spinach. Cook for 5 minutes until the spinach has wilted and the tomato has broken down. This will absorb all the remaining drippings from the sausages and allow for an even more complex flavor. Once ready, remove from the pan and set aside.
Whisk the Eggs: In a large bowl, add the eggs, salt, and pepper and whisk until combined.
Cook the eggs: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add butter, followed by eggs. Using a spatula, break the eggs gradually until a skin forms, about 5 minutes.
Add the filling: Add the sausage filling on one side followed by Colby Jack cheese. Let cook for 2 minutes until the cheese has melted. Flip and plate.
Garnish and serve: Garnish your omelette with any remaining filling, and serve with your choice of side. I went with a fresh garden salad. Enjoy!
Do you cook omelettes on high or low heat?
Whenever you’re cooking omelettes, it’s best to cook them low and go slow. Omelettes are easy to overcook, break, and can overall be tricky. By giving yourself time to react to any challenge that arises, you’re going to make a delicious omelette.
What is the best breakfast sausage to have in an omelette?
The best breakfast sausage depends on your preference. If you want that meaty, savory flavor, I find that a classic breakfast sausage is great. If you want a little sweeter taste, try having a maple breakfast sausage. Looking for leaner meat? Try it with a turkey breakfast sausage.
What other cheese can I use?
If you’re looking to try an alternative to Colby Jack cheese and want to impress your guests, try using gruyere or pecorino. It has a sharper flavor and cooks a little differently than Colby Jack, which will lead to an overall different texture.
Sausage and Cheese Omelette
- 3 eggs
- ½ lb of breakfast sausages
- 1 cup baby spinach chopped
- 1 cup Colby Jack cheese
- ½ cup tomato diced
- 4 tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp butter followed by breakfast sausages.
- Cook for 8-10 minutes and break them into bite-sized pieces. Once ready, remove from the pan.
- In the same pan, add the tomatoes followed by the spinach.
- Cook for 5 minutes until the spinach has wilted and the tomato has broken down. Once ready, remove from the pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the eggs, salt, and pepper and whisk until combined.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
- Add butter, followed by eggs, and using a spatula, break the eggs gradually until a skin forms, about 5 minutes.
- Add the sausage filling on one side followed by Colby Jack cheese.
- Let cook for 2 minutes until the cheese has melted. Flip and plate.
- Top with more cheese and serve with your choice of sides.
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