Primal+Keto Cooking Made Easy: Mark’s Big-Ass Omelette

Omelettes are a regular go-to for me. There’s no faster or easier way to whip up a healthy and filling meal than this. If I’m not eating a big-ass salad for lunch, you can bet it’s an omelette instead. Eggs offer a good dose of protein as well as plenty of essential minerals. Veggies, meat and a little cheese add their own nutrients and make for constant variety. It’s one of those Primal-keto staples I never get tired of. Let’s dig in.

Mark’s Big-Ass Omelette

Servings: 1

Time In the Kitchen: 15 minutes


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped ham
  • 3 Tbsp. feta cheese


Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Crack three eggs in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Set aside.

Add veggies to the skillet and saute for a few minutes until cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste, if you’d like, and stir the veggies well. Add any pre-cooked protein you’d like to use (we used diced ham in this version) and warm for 20-30 seconds.

Add whisked eggs to skillet. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes, scraping down the sides of the skillet with your spatula every now and then. Swirl the eggs around a bit with your spatula as the eggs start to cook on the bottom of the pan.

When the eggs are mostly set, sprinkle some cheese, if desired, on the eggs before folding the omelette over. Using your spatula, lift up one side of the eggs and very carefully flip that side over top of the other side.

Carefully slide the omelette out of the pan and onto a plate. Serve immediately with a side of bacon or sliced avocado if desired.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 406
  • Carbs: 10.8 grams (9.8 net carbs)
  • Fat: 24.6 grams
  • Protein: 33.7 grams
TAGS:  Keto Recipes

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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  1. Yes! Literally, 90 percent of my meals (with variations, as I’m mostly veggie lately). I consider other things…but really just want this, most always.

  2. Even better when made with homemade rendered bacon fat. I usually make red cabbage, onion and hot pepper on the side. Partly because spicy goes well with egg, and partly because red cabbage turns eggs blue, which is fun. Hash browns are so yesterday.

  3. Hi mark just a quick question not related to omelettes!
    Is there a set amount of grams of fat / kg of lean body mass as there is for protein, or do you just have to go on % of daily calorie intake?

  4. My equivalent to the “Big-Ass Omelette” is a frittata. Frittata is an Italian word, but it means about the same thing as a crustless quiche, or a stir-fry with eggs (and cheese, if you ask me!) added.
    Pretty much anything that tastes good as a stir-fry, from home-fries with peppers and onions and bacon, to broccoli, sausage, and mushrooms, or snow peas, burger, and spinach, or…. is going to be great with eggs and cheese added to it!!
    Make your stir-fry first, then pour in enough beaten eggs to almost cover it, add some cheese, mix it a bit, and cover the pan to cook for a few minutes.
    It’s less fussy than an omelette, and has a very trendy name!!

  5. I’m just starting on the Keto diet. I don’t like to prep a lot of stuff, I just want a simple standard meal I can do everyday and be done with it. I not much of a cook. What would you suggest. I could do your omelette, could I do that every meal and just change it up alittle