Bacon & Goat Cheese Omelet with Salad

Goat cheese, with its distinctive tart flavor, makes a delicious statement in this classic omelet recipe. Serve these individual omelets for brunch, lunch, or a light dinner.

Bacon & Goat Cheese Omelet with Salad
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 8 mins


  • 4 eggs
  • 8 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives plus more whole chives for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 5 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/4 cup prepared vinaigrette

Make It

1. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, egg whites, chives, heavy cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Set aside.

2. Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon for about 5 minutes, or until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Remove drippings from pan and set aside. Wipe out pan with a paper towel.

3. Place skillet back over medium heat and add about 1 teaspoon of bacon drippings. When pan is hot, pour in a generous 2/3 cup of egg mixture. Sprinkle a quarter of the bacon pieces and 1 tablespoon goat cheese down the left side of the egg mixture. Cook for 1 minute. Using a rubber spatula, fold right side of omelet over bacon and cheese filling. Cook for 30 more seconds. Carefully slide onto plate (keep warm while cooking others). Repeat procedure for 4 omelets total.

4. In a medium-size bowl, toss salad greens with vinaigrette until evenly coated. Serve alongside omelets.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 282, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): 237, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 6, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 17, sodium (mg): 630, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.