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Atkins Southwestern Omelet

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“A recipe for the beginning stage of the Atkins Diet. I am going to try to bake this or make it as one huge omelet & then just cut it into quarters so I am not cooking one omelet at a time. Nutritional Information from Atkins is as follows: Per Serving: Net Carbs: 2 grams Total Carbs: 2 grams Fiber: 0 grams Protein: 20 grams Fat: 23 grams Calories: 290 Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes”
4 omelets

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper and 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion; cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in 3/4 cup diced ham; cook until all ingredients turn light golden, about 3 minutes.
  4. Use 1/4 of this filling for each omelet, preparing recipe according to instructions.
  5. Whisk eggs, water, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  6. Melt 1 teaspoon of the butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add scant 1/2 cup of the egg mixture and cook 1 minute until slightly set. Lift edges of omelet with a heatproof spatula; tilt pan to let uncooked egg flow underneath. Cook just until eggs are set, about 2 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese over half of the omelet. Fold the omelet to enclose the cheese; transfer to serving plate. Repeat with remaining egg mixture, butter and cheese.
  9. Pour entire contents into pan after mixed. Once cooked, divide into four equal pieces. Seems less time consuming this way.

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