Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette – Get your day started right with a healthy and simple breakfast omelette cooked in the crock pot! This omelette is a pure, simple, savory goodness. Simple is the key word. Everything gets thrown into the Slow Cooker and you come back 2 hours later to eat it.
Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette
You’ll love this Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette recipe because it’s both delicious and hassle free. The Slow Cooker is like a dream; it makes amazing meals with minimal clean up.
If you’re a busy mom with kids, the Slow Cooker is perfect for you. Just load it up with the needed ingredients and walk away to handle other exciting adventures going on in the house. No need to slave over a hot stove early in the morning. Have a coffee and let that crock pot do all the work.
One of my favorite breakfast meals to make in my Slow Cooker is this Veggie Omelette. It’s loaded with vegetables and protein, making it the perfect way to start the day. Also, when I couldn’t care less about carbs, I make this Crock Pot Creamy Banana French Toast. 😍
Ingredients for Omelette
The ingredients for this recipe are so simple. You can have this thrown together in no time at all.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- dried herbs
- small broccoli florets
- Red bell pepper
- Yellow Onion
How To Make an Omelette in the Slow Cooker
Are you ready to make the best veggie omelet without all the work? Let’s do it!
- First, lightly grease the inside of the slow cooker/crock pot with cooking spray; set aside.
- Then, in a large mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder; using a whisk, beat the mixture until mixed and thoroughly combined.
- Next, add the broccoli florets, peppers, onions and garlic to the slow cooker; stir in the egg-mixture. By the way, you can also fry the broccoli, peppers, onions, and garlic for few minutes, or until just softened, before adding them to the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Start checking at 1 hour 30 minutes. Omelette is done when eggs are set.
- Next, sprinkle with cheese and cover; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Cut the omelette and serve.
How to Store Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette
As with all food that gets stored in the refrigerator or freezer, leftovers from your slow cooker need to be cooled on the countertop to about room temperature before placing into the fridge or freezer for storage.
- Fridge: Your leftover veggie omelette can be stored the in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 days.
- Freezer: You can also freeze it. Just, let it cool down completely before putting it in an airtight container. You can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Reheat: Reheating the veggie omelette is super easy. Simply bring it to room temperature on your counter, and then heat on your stove top on low. It should only take about 10 minutes to heat through. Do not reheat the veggie omelette in the slow cooker.
NOTE: Also, do not put a refrigerated slow cooker insert into the heating base while it’s still cold; the ceramic could crack and food is at risk of not reaching proper food safety temperature.
Omelette or Omelet?
- Both spellings can be used. An omelet or omelette is a type of egg dish, often served at breakfast or brunch. Neither spelling is wrong, but there are some guidelines for when to use which. Omelet is the standard spelling in American English. The British spelling, omelette, is actually the modern French spelling.
What Can You put in an Omelette?
Some classic omelette fillings include:
- Diced ham
- Crisp bacon
- Bell peppers
- Caramelized onions
- Fresh herbs or dried herbs
- Leftovers from last night’s dinner. 😊
What is a French Omelette?
- A true French omelette, or omelet as we Americans call it, is just eggs and butter, no filling. The egg is folded for a soft, tender texture.
What is an American Omelet?
- An American omelet has a speckled golden crust from the pan, and the surface is uneven with craters. The round omelet is then folded in half and served. Often, the fillings like meat and vegetables are cooked into the eggs rather than added afterward.
What is the difference between an Omelette and a Frittata?
- A frittata is cooked in an oven while an omelet is usually cooked quickly over higher heat on the stove. Whereas omelets are served hot straight from the stove, frittatas are often served at room temperature, making them perfect to make ahead for brunches or larger groups.
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Tools Used in this Recipe
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk or Half & Half
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon dried Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 small red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- cooked diced red peppers or diced tomatoes, optional
- finely diced onions, optional
- chopped fresh parsley, optional
- Lightly grease the inside of the slow cooker/crock pot with cooking spray; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, parmesan, salt, black pepper, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder and chili powder; using a whisk, beat the egg mixture until thoroughly combined.
Add broccoli florets, diced peppers, chopped onions, and garlic to the insert of your slow cooker; stir in the prepared egg-mixture.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Start checking at 1 hour 30 minutes for doneness. Omelette is done when eggs are set. You can also cook it on LOW for 3 to 3.5 hours.
- Sprinkle with cheese and cover; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Turn off the slow cooker.
Optional: Garnish with chopped peppers, tomatoes, chopped onions and fresh parsley.
Cut the omelette into 8 pieces and serve.
NET CARBS: 4 g