This turkey omelette recipe is loaded with lean protein, rich in vitamins and minerals, and is a filling and delicious start to your day.
This recipe contains vibrant and colorful ingredients like bell peppers and green onions. The secret ingredient is the Swiss cheese, which gives it a richer and more complex taste. I served it with toasted sourdough bread. Some other ideas include a fresh salad, warm biscuits, or a side of fruit.
If you’re in a hurry, looking to spice up your morning routine, or just trying to find a way to use up leftover turkey, this is a great omelette recipe to try.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
High in protein and nutrients: This recipe is packed with lean protein from the turkey, essential nutrients from the bell peppers and green onions, and healthy fats from the eggs and butter. This turkey omelette not only tastes great, but it’s also healthy.
Versatile and adaptable: You can easily substitute or add ingredients based on your personal preferences or what you have on hand. Whether it’s switching the type of cheese or adding different vegetables, this recipe is highly customizable.
Great for using leftovers: If you have leftover turkey from dinner, this recipe is the best way to put it to good use. It’s a delicious and satisfying breakfast or brunch option that reduces food waste.
You’ll need the following ingredients to make these omelettes with leftover turkey:
Eggs: We’re using large eggs for this recipe. The whole egg is used – both the egg yolk and egg whites provide structure and flavor. However, if you’re conscious about your fat intake, you can adjust the ratio of egg whites to yolks.
Turkey: This recipe is ideal for using up leftover turkey. If you don’t have any leftovers, you can cook up some turkey breast in a medium skillet over medium heat with a tablespoon of olive oil until it’s fully cooked.
Bell Peppers: We’re using red bell peppers in this recipe, but you could also use green peppers for a slightly more bitter flavor. You could even use a combination of both for more color and variety.
Cheese: This recipe calls for Swiss cheese, but if you can’t find it, you can use cheddar cheese. It has a nice sharp flavor that pairs well with the turkey and bell peppers.
How To Make a Turkey Omelette
Whisk the eggs: In a large bowl, add eggs and heavy cream, whisk until well combined, and set aside.
Cook the filling: Heat a large nonstick frying pan and add 2 tbsp butter followed by bell peppers. Cook until soft.
Add the leftover turkey and cook until heated, about 5 minutes. If you notice the turkey is getting dry, add butter to bring moisture back into the turkey pieces. Once ready, remove from the pan and set aside.
Cook the egg: In the same pan, add the remaining butter followed by the eggs. Using a spatula, break the eggs gently until a skin forms, about 10 minutes.
Add the filling: Layer the Swiss cheese on one side of the omelette, followed by the turkey filling and green onions.
Cook for 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Flip and plate.
Garnish and serve: Add any remaining Swiss cheese on top, followed by green onions, and serve. Enjoy!
- After you pour egg mixture into your omelette size saute pan, let it sit on medium heat for a couple of minutes without stirring. This allows the eggs to set at the bottom. When the edge of the pan starts to set, gently pull it towards the center and let the uncooked eggs flow to the edges.
- Ensure the turkey mixture and vegetable mixture are evenly distributed over the eggs before you fold the omelette. This ensures every bite is packed with flavor.
- The best way to flip your omelette is to tilt the pan, allowing the omelette to fold onto itself. If this seems too tricky, you can use a large, flat spatula to help flip it.
Storage & Reheating
Wrap leftover omelette in aluminum foil or store in an airtight container. It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. To reheat, warm in a medium skillet over medium-low heat, covered, for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Additions & Substitutions
Feel free to add more vegetables to the mix. Mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, or zucchini would all be great additions.
You can replace the turkey with other lean meats such as chicken or ham. If you prefer a different kind of cheese, feel free to substitute. Feta, gouda, or mozzarella can all be excellent choices.
What should I serve with this omelette with leftover turkey recipe?
This turkey omelette pairs well with a variety of sides. A fresh green salad or a portion of fruit can help to balance out the richness of the omelette. Toasted sourdough bread or warm biscuits also make great accompaniments. For a complete brunch experience, you can serve this omelette with a cup of fresh coffee or your favorite morning beverage.
Can I use ground turkey instead?
Yes, you can! Ground turkey is also a great substitution and will have a lot of the same benefits as shredded turkey here.
Here are a few other omelette recipes you might enjoy!
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup leftover turkey shredded
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- ¼ cup green onions sliced thinly
- 1 red bell peppers diced
- 4 tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, add eggs and heavy cream, whisk until well combined, and set aside.
- Heat a large nonstick frying pan and add 2 tbsp butter followed by your bell peppers and cook until soft.
- Add the leftover turkey and cook until heated, about 5 minutes. Once ready, remove from the pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add the remaining butter followed by the eggs, and using a spatula, break the eggs gently until a skin forms, about 10 minutes.
- Layer your Swiss cheese on one side of the omelette, followed by the turkey filling and green onions.
- Cook for 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Once ready, flip the omelette and plate it.
- Add any remaining Swiss cheese on top, followed by green onions.
- Serve and enjoy!