Italian Spinach Omelet

I’ve been eating a lot of egg dishes for breakfast lately. Mainly, this is due to the fact that I discovered that my energy levels stay much more consistent through the days if I avoid grains for breakfast and lunch. Maybe I’ll write more about that some other time but, for now, I’m just relying on lots of eggs for breakfast and big salads for lunch. No real sacrificing going on here.


This little beauty had me starting the day with a smile last week!


Italian Spinach Omelet


(per omelet)

  • 1 teaspoon butter (or bacon grease, if you have it on hand!)
  • 1/4 medium onion, very thinly sliced
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach leaves
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • dash black pepper*
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons red sauce (marinara, pizza, whatever you have or prefer)


Heat butter (or grease) over low-medium heat until melted. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and caramelized. Increase heat to medium and add spinach. Turn or toss continually until spinach is wilted. (You may have to add it in two batches, depending on the size of your skillet.)


Pour eggs over veggies and cook until first side is set, typically just a minute or two. Flip and cook other side.


Sprinkle cheese over the top, cover, and remove from heat. The cheese should melt within a minute.

To serve, fold into omelet on plate. Top with red sauce and an additional sprinkle of mozzarella, if desired.


So delicious and a healthy dose of protein, fats, and veggies to start your day!


*With all these delicious flavors, I do not add salt– I just don’t need it. Feel free to toss some in if that’s how you like it, though!

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2 comments to Italian Spinach Omelet

  • Susan

    looks great!! Can you get your kids to eat the spinach? My son is a big egg eater and I am trying to come up with more ways to eat eggs. He’s under weight and does tons of sports so he needs the energy. Maybe I can try with just a few leafs of spinach first to see if he’ll eat it.

    • My kids don’t even taste the spinach! You can definitely SEE it, so, if a child has a real green-aversion, I’m not sure it would work, but, for most, I think it’s a painless way to get some good greens in there! :)

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