The BLT Omelet

"My source for this recipe is the California Egg Commission & I amended it slightly. It's a new favourite for me - a great way to solve the question of "What can I cook for dinner using just what I already have in the fridge?" When you also factor in that it's healthy, hearty & tasty - it becomes an easy choice. It has a unique starting point ... you've just finished making 2 basic omelets (plain or cheese work well). This recipe targets a family of 4, but can be adjusted as needed. For a family, you'll cook 1 kid-size omelet to split in a 9 in non-stick skillet & 1 adult-size omelet to split in a full size skillet. Cook them over low to med heat w/a lid on the skillets till well-set. You may turn them if you like, but do not fold them. Slide them out onto a serving platter or dinner plate so the real recipe can begin ..."
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Ready In:
2 Split omelets


  • For 1 Kid-Sized BLT Omelet to Split

  • 1 medium tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 23 cup lettuce (shredded)
  • 3 slices bacon (cooked fairly crisp)
  • For 1 Adult-Sized BLT Omelet to Split

  • 2 medium tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 1 13 cups lettuce (shredded)
  • 6 slices bacon (cooked fairly crisp)
  • cheddar cheese (shredded) (optional)


  • Prepare omelet of choice per description in intro.
  • Assemble BLT omelets per ingredients list in the following manner: Arrange sliced tomato on omelet, cover w/shredded lettuce & top w/bacon slices or bacon torn in pieces as desired.
  • Cut ea omelet in half to serve. Sprinkle w/shredded cheddar cheese if desired.

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  1. Wow, I really liked this. I used the last of the tomatoes from my garden and that made this even more special! I will definitely do this again. Made for football pool 2010.
  2. This omelet made a great easy and tasty breakfast! I love BLT's and this is a great twist on one of my favorite sandwiches. Enjoyed this - thanks for sharing the recipe!
  3. Loved this open-faced omelet.. My boys love eggs and this was a great twist on an old favorite. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I think it would be great for lunch, dinner and Breakfast. Definite keeper. ~V
  4. I really like making omelets this way because you don't have to fold them. That's when I get into trouble! I like this version much better. I didn't know if I'd like the lettuce with this, but I did. This is a nice change from your regular omelet.
  5. This was good.I made the kid version (just me) with leftover ham and swiss, and I cheated - I used a microwave omelet pan. I'm not very good at omelets otherwise. It was like having an omelet with a salad on top. Thanks.


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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