Nacho Mama’s Low Carb Omelette

This flavorful low carb Nacho Mama's Omelette can be made to order. Staying in? Try the quick and simple recipe.I recently ordered a Nacho Mama’s Omelette at Denny’s.  What’s so strange about that?  It isn’t on the menu.

I confess to being a Nacho Mama.  I love devouring cheese and nacho fixin’s all warm and melting together. Sans the chips now, of course. 😉

Before I continue, I want you all to know up front that this is not a sponsored post.  I haven’t received anything; money or other consideration from Denny’s for writing this article.  I just wanted to share my experience with you.

My husband and I enjoy going out to breakfast once a week as a treat.  It’s gotten difficult though, as I have become more dedicated to a low carb lifestyle.

When I opened the menu at Denny’s I saw a gorgeous picture of a platter of nachos.  I quickly flipped to the breakfast offerings and found several omelette options that looked possible without their starchy side-dishes; Ham and Cheese, Philly Steak, Loaded Veggie and Ultimate.  They all looked like good candidates.  But I sneaked a peak at the nacho picture again.

This flavorful low carb Nacho Mama's Omelette can be made to order. Staying in? Try the quick and simple recipe.I decided to quit looking at the menu and  asked our server, Sana, if I could have a cheese omelette with nacho meat.  It took her just a minute to check the kitchen and was all smiles when she said they’d do that for me.  She asked me about hash browns and I just simply asked for several tomato slices instead and asked to skip bread or pancakes altogether.

The omelette as you’ve seen above was gorgeous and I’m telling you, absolutely delicious. It was also very satisfying and guilt-free for this low carber.  My husband laughed as I dubbed it the ‘Nacho Mama’s Omelette’.

sana_at_dennysHere is a picture of Sana and I. She was fantastic. I want her to know what great service she gave us and I’m so glad that the folks at my new local Denny’s in South Jordan, Utah near Daybreak were willing to accommodate my needs.  It is possible to go out and stay on track for a low carber without having to always order a salad or a piece of grilled chicken.

If you would like to try making your own ‘Nacho Mama’s Omelette’  See the recipe below. –Laura

Nacho Mama's Low Carb Omlette

You can order a Nacho Mama's Omelette at Denny's, but when you want to make your own, this is pretty close.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 omelette
Author Laura Hickman


  • Omelette:
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 T . cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp . olive oil
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup prepared taco meat
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.


  1. Warm taco meat in microwave and set aside.
  2. Beat eggs till frothy in a small bowl
  3. Heat olive oil in an 8" nonstick skillet
  4. Whisk eggs, cream and salt till frothy in a small bowl and pour into hot skillet.
  5. Scrape egg mixture toward center as it begins to set at bottom of pan, using a nylon spatula, for 30-45 seconds.
  6. Lift to loosen edges of omelette and allowing any remaining liquid to pour into bottom of skillet.
  7. Cook until the top is just set and the bottom should be yellow and set to golden brown in color.
  8. Pour 3-4 T. taco meat and half of cheese onto half of the omelette.
  9. Gently slide Omelette onto plate and flip top half over fillings
  10. Garnish with remaining cheese and meat.
  11. Serve immediately, with salsa on the side, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Too many possible variables to give a meaningful calorie or carbohydrate count. The only carbs in this recipe would come from whatever kind of spice mixture is used to make the taco meat. It's very low carb. I figured mine to be 2-3 carbs at the most, without the salsa.


Never made an omelette?  It’s easy.  Watch this short video.


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