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Crouton and Cheese Omelet

Photo: Annabelle Breakey

Total time 20 mins

Serves 2 (serving size: 1 omelet)

Rye-bread croutons and nutty gruyère work well together for this dinner-worthy omelet, but you can use any combo of bread, cheese, and herbs you like.


  • 3 thick slices rustic rye bread cut from a loaf, crusts trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped chives, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyère cheese, divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 531
  • caloriesfromfat 63 %
  • protein 30 g
  • fat 38 g
  • satfat 15 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • sodium 768 mg
  • cholesterol 679 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut bread slices into 1/2-in. cubes. In a bowl, toss cubes with oil. Spread on a baking sheet, season with a pinch each of salt and pepper, and bake until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. In a bowl, whisk eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Heat 1/2 tbsp. butter in an 8-in. nonstick frying pan over medium heat until foam subsides. Pour half of eggs into pan and swirl to spread to edges of pan. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp. parsley and 1/2 tbsp. chives.

  3. Lift edge of eggs with a heatproof flexible spatula and tilt pan to let uncooked egg flow underneath. Continue lifting edge and tilting pan, working your way around all sides, until eggs are just set and top is still a little moist, about 2 minutes total.

  4. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese and 1/2 cup croutons over half of omelet. Loosen omelet with spatula. Tip pan to slide omelet, filled side first, onto a warmed plate; flip bare half over cheese as omelet leaves pan.

  5. Make a second omelet the same way. Sprinkle remaining herbs over omelets just before serving.