Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mac & Cheese Omelette

Talk about a quick & easy weeknight meal?  And it's kid friendly, WAHOO!!!  Well, we had some leftover mac & cheese, a few slices of bacon and about 20 minutes before I had to be out the door on my way to teach dance, and so this was born.    Never before had either my hubby nor I, had a mac & cheese omelette.  And it was fantastic!!  Recently, I took a trip to Paris, France via the Food Network (they have the cheapest rates) & discovered that there is a restaurant in Paris, where they make their omelette's, open faced.  So, I decided to create a southern version with french technique.  I hope you will make this for your family, tonight, I know they will love it as much as we did.   

1 tablespoon butter, melted
3 jumbo eggs (or 4 large)
3 tablespoons half & half (or whole milk)
1 tsp dijon
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup mac & cheese
2 strips bacon, crumbled
Garnish with chives

Preheat oven to broil.  Whisk together the eggs, milk, dijon, salt & pepper, set aside.  Meanwhile, in a 9 inch cast iron skillet, over medium high heat, melt the butter.  Pour in egg mixture and allow it to begin to set, 2-3 minutes.  It will still be a bit running in the center.  Then add the mac & cheese and the bacon.  Transfer the skillet to the oven, on the top rack, it should firm up within 1-2 minutes.  But watch it carefully so that it doesn't burn.  Remove it from the oven, allowing it to cool for about 5 minutes. Then cut it in half & serve along side a salad.  

Makes 2 servings


  1. Mmmm... Looking good girl!! Loving it! You were selected to do the 7 Link Challenge! ;-) http://www.the-farmers-wife.net/2011/08/farmers-wifes-7-links.html

  2. What kid wouldn't LOVE this!! Yummmm!!! Ally xoxo :)

  3. I love those Food Network vacations too :)

    I'm all over this omelette! It has to be the yummiest thing I've seen all day...I'm looking forward to trying it soon :)

  4. First time hearing of mac and cheese in an omelet... that does look scrumptious.

  5. Macaroni in an omelet...I love it! My son would too :)

  6. Wow - that is creative use of leftovers! Love Food Network!

  7. This is a great recipe to use leftovers.....
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  8. My mom always made this for us as kids. We loved it!


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