Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet

Category: Breakfast Recipes

My Italian mother-in-law taught me to make this omelet years ago—she would make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and eat it on Italian bread. This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover broccoli.


  • 2-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced pitted Greek olives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Shaved Romano cheese and minced fresh parsley


  1. Preheat broiler. In a large saucepan, place steamer basket over 1 in. water. Place broccoli in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; steam, covered, until crisp-tender, 4-6 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked broccoli, grated cheese and olives. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, uncovered, until eggs are nearly set, 4-6 minutes.
  3. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until eggs are completely set, 2-4 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Sprinkle with shaved cheese and parsley.