Tuna and Cheese Omelet

tuna and cheese omelet

A high protein tuna and cheese omelet recipe made with fresh eggs, tuna salad, and medium cheddar cheese. This is a good recipe if you want something fairly low carb. Serve for a hearty breakfast or brunch. You might also enjoy these other egg recipes like this omelet recipe here.

This is one of my favorite egg recipes that my husband created. I finally decided to try it, as I didn’t think tuna belonged in an omelet,but it is surprisingly good. It is also a nice change from a traditional western omelet.

The flavor of the tuna mellows when cooked and the cheddar cheese complements the tuna quite nicely.

You might think this is an odd combination of ingredients, but give it a try at least once to see what you think for yourself.

This egg recipe is very high in protein with the eggs, tuna, and cheese. There are also almost no carbohydrates, so it can work well for a low carb-high protein diet.

Tuna and Cheese Omelet Recipe

Tuna and Cheese Omelet
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A high protein tuna and cheese omelet recipe made with fresh eggs, tuna salad, and medium cheddar cheese.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small can tuna
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of Pepper
  1. In a small mixing bowl, break eggs and mix with a whisk. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the tuna salad in a separate mixing bowl by mixing the small can of tuna with the mayonnaise. Set aside.
  3. Shred the cheddar cheese and set aside.
  4. Spray a cold 10" stainless steel frying pan with non-stick vegetable cooking spray and then preheat for 4 minutes on medium heat. Test how hot the pan is by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. You should have a good sizzle, but not too hot.
  5. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk two of the eggs together.
  6. Pour the whisked eggs into the pan and let them cook until they are almost set up. The eggs should slide easily within the pan.
  7. Sprinkle the eggs with 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Add in a spoon or two of the tuna and half of the shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Slide the cooked egg out onto a plate. Place in microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheese, then fold over in half with a pancake turner.
  9. Repeat the process for the second omelet.
Makes 1 large omelet

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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