Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  199
  • Protein  11 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  341 mg
  • Sodium  276 mg
  • Potassium  228 mg
  • Phosphorus  167 mg
  • Calcium  55 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Mushroom & Red Pepper Omelet

If you're looking for a breakfast that is filling and delicious, look to the kidney-friendly recipe, Mushroom & Red Pepper Omelet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1/2 omelet


  • 1/2 cup raw mushroom pieces
  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • 1/4 cup canned sweet red peppers
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Dice mushrooms, onion and red peppers.
  2. Melt 1 teaspoon butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion; sauté 5 minutes until onion is tender. Stir in diced red pepper. Remove vegetables from skillet and set aside.
  3. Melt 1 teaspoon butter or margarine in the skillet. Beat eggs, add Worcestershire sauce and cook over medium heat.
  4. When eggs are partially cooked, top with vegetable mixture. Place dollops of whipped cream cheese over vegetables. Continue cooking until eggs are set.
  5. Remove from heat and fold omelet in half. Sprinkle with pepper. Divide into two portions and serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 2 fat
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Sautéed onion will appear transparent but not brown when cooked.
  • Compare sodium content on bottled or canned red peppers.
  • Cook the omelet evenly by shaking the pan and gently lifting edges to allow uncooked egg to run underneath cooked egg.
  • Reduce fat and cholesterol by using nonstick cooking spray or a nonstick skillet, trans-fat free margarine instead of butter and liquid low cholesterol egg substitute instead of whole eggs.

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Mushroom & Red Pepper Omelet

AlaskanJackie01 says:


Why can't I use raw red pepper to lower the sodium content? Moderator comment: Yes you can use fresh peppers!

Aug. 22, 2012, 6:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

Mushroom & Red Pepper Omelet

Crystal says:


Used this recipe this morning, but used green peppers, omitted the worcstershire sauce and cream cheese. Don't know the nutrient content, though.

Oct. 16, 2011, 5:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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