Goat Cheese & Fresh Herb Omelet


The secret to this easy omelet recipe is choosing a really great goat cheese. Luckily most supermarkets have great chevre--Vermont Creamery and Laura Chenel are straightforward varieties you're likely to find. If you've got access to funky local options, bust them out for this quick breakfast recipe. Aside from the goat cheese, eggs and herbs, you need just a few pantry ingredients and 20 minutes for one of the best omelets you can make.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 omelet


  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat milk or water

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup crumbled goat cheese

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Whisk eggs, milk (or water), pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Combine goat cheese, parsley and chives in a small bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the eggs and let the mixture cook, undisturbed, until set around the edges, about 3 minutes. With a rubber spatula, gently loosen an edge of the cooked egg, tipping the pan to allow uncooked egg to run underneath. Repeat at various spots until almost no runny egg remains. Sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over the omelet. Cover and continue cooking until the eggs are set, 2 to 4 minutes more. Slip a spatula under one side, fold the omelet in half and slide onto a plate.

  3. To serve, cut the omelet in half. Garnish with more herbs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
17g Fat
3g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 17g 33%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 397mg 132%
Vitamin A 873IU 17%
Vitamin C 5mg 5%
Folate 54mcg 13%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 183mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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