Farmer's Oven-Baked Omelet

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes


12 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
6 small plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
8 ounces farmer cheese, shredded
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
Garnish: fresh basil leaves


Beat first 6 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until well blended.

Melt butter in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet; add egg mixture.

Bake at 350º for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with tomatoes, cheese, and basil. Return to oven, and bake 15 to 20 more minutes or until set. Garnish, if desired; serve immediately.

Note: Farmer cheese is a mild, part-skim, semisoft cheese available in 8-ounce rounds. Havarti or Monterey Jack cheese may be substituted.

Spinach, Cheddar, and Bacon Omelet: Substitute 1 (10-ounce) package frozen, thawed, and well-drained chopped spinach for thyme. Omit farmer cheese and fresh basil. Top with 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup cooked, crumbled bacon.