Family-sized omelet! This easy and delicious omelet roll makes a great low carb holiday breakfast. It’s simple enough to whip up on weekday mornings too. This post is sponsored by al fresco®.
Some recipes are just really fun to make. On the whole, I find cooking and baking fun but some recipes are more fun than others. At times, one is cooking simply to get food on the table as quickly as possible. That’s usually not all that much fun. And some more intricate recipes where timing needs to be perfect can be a little stressful. There’s not a lot of fun when one is feeling stressed out, of course. But then there are those recipes that are plain old fun to put together from start to finish. I do declare that this is one of those recipes.
Really, I had much more ambitious plans for a recipe to highlight al fresco® chicken breakfast sausages. And then they reached out and asked if I would do a recipe that could be made in 5 basic steps. Well, there goes my complicated breakfast plans! Which is probably a good thing, because mornings are hectic as it is and I myself need more simple healthy breakfasts that feed a family of five. Chances are you do too (give or take a family member or two).
Omelets are easy and healthy, but whipping up individual omelets for each family member requires a good chunk of time that neither you nor I have in the mornings. Why not do one really large, rectangular omelet all at once in the oven? And why not fill it with cheese and sausage and roll it all up while your at it? This may look fancy but trust me, it takes very little time and effort. I daresay I could get this all cooked and assembled before my kids were even awake! Oh and did I mention that it’s fun to make too?
Five Simple Steps to a hearty, healthy hot breakfast:
- Brown and slice the sausage (since al fresco® is fully cooked, you don’t even need to brown it if you don’t want to!)
- Blend omelet ingredients together
- Spread in pan and bake
- Sprinkle with cheese and sausage
- Roll up and bake 5 more minutes
There you have it! But because it looks like it took a ton of work, you could easily serve this as a holiday brunch item too. You don’t need to tell your guests you didn’t slave over it all morning. I won’t give away your secret.
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Sausage & Cheese Omelet Roll
- 1 tablespoon butter or avocado oil
- 1 7- oz package al fresco® Country Style chicken breakfast sausage
- 8 large eggs
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ cups cheddar divided
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter or oil. Once hot, add the sausages and cook until browned. Remove and slice thinly.
- Preheat oven to 350F and line an 11x17 inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal. Grease the parchment.
- In a blender, combine the eggs, cream cheese, whipping cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and spread to the edges.
- Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until omelet is just cooked through. Remove and immediately sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with sliced sausage.
- Working from one of the shorter ends, roll omelet up tightly. Use the parchment paper to help lift the omelet to roll it. Sprinkle with the remaining cheddar and bake another 5 minutes, until cheese is melted. Slice and serve!
Total fat: 30.92g
Calories from fat: 278
Total dietary fiber: 0.07g
Many thanks to al fresco® for partnering with me to bring you this recipe.
Can this recipe be used for meal prep? How long can left overs be stored in the fridge? Sounds amazing!!
The leftovers are good for probably about 4 days.
Brilliant! I’m making this for lunch today! I love this idea!
Made this Christmas morning with ham and cheese. Really delicious! My 12 year old daughter, who grows really weary of the low carb stuff even when it’s good, asked if I could make one of these every Saturday morning from now on. So that’s quite an endorsement. Also made a Mexican version with chorizo and pepper jack, topped with avocado and sour cream, for dinner the other night. Another big hit. Thank you so much, Carolyn. Your site has really changed the way we cook and eat for the better. Happy New Year!
The chorizo one sounds fabulous!
I made two of these for tonight’s dinner. I used bacon (didn’t have sausage). Everyone enjoyed it! Super easy, and super tasty too. Yum! ? Thanks for this post. ?
Sabrina | The Tomato Tart says
This omelet sounds delicious and love the eggs , sausage and cheese in one meal. This is perfect breakfast.
Gina @Running to the Kitchen says
This is such a great idea! Love it!
I just went full on Hobbit up in here and am going back to my kitchen for second breakfast. (Wish I was even joking at all – but its true) this looks outstanding.
Jenny Flake says
Love this breakfast idea! Delicious!!
Mama Owl says
MMMMMM! I used to make this in my “other life”, but it had flour in it. 🙁 I always thought that was a necessary ingredient and we would never be able to have it again. Sometimes my brain doesn’t work right. LOL! I am so happy to come across this today! This is going on the menu for breakfast this weekend! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!
A lot of the recipes I saw had flour in them too. I used cream cheese to help hold the omelet roll together a bit more and to make it more flexible.
Mama Owl says
Ohhhh… I am eating this as I type. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THAAAANK YOU! I used my own homemade sausage (shhh!), added mushrooms. I also poured it onto a silpat lined pan. I have one that is just slightly smaller than my pan so it curls on the edges just enough to make a lip. It baked for the regular time. It has been over 3 years since I have had this! Again… THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!!
Shawn @ I Wash You Dry says
How clever is this?! What a great way to serve a fun breakfast or brunch!
Jackie Butts says
How fun! I love Al fresco chicken sausage but my eating program calls for high fat, your method allows me to beef up the fat in the filling (buttery sautéed onions and mushrooms) added to the al fresco chicken sausage, with plenty of full fat cheese . I am looking forward to trying this soon (tomorrow??)
I love their products too, so full of flavour. It’s easy to work them into LCHF meals!
Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons says
Oh my gosh, yes, this is so much fun! What a cool thing to bring to the table, and WAY easier than making a separate omelet for each person!
Brilliant, and sounds delicious too.
Peabody (SweetReciPEAs) says
The roll is such a fun idea! And I love me some Al Fresco sausage!
YASSS. Love this. So fancy and yet … not really. Our secret. =))
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
An omelet ROLL?! That is seriously SO genius! I could eat these every day foreverrrrr!
Donna Wolf says
I have a similar recipe that I have used for years. You can use ham, bacon, peppers and onions, spinach, just think omlet. The best part is watching the expression on faces when you roll it up. People are always amazed. A fun recipe.
I know, this was way fun to do! I have more plans for this idea…