Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Vegetarian Recipe: Cheesy Omelet Sandwich

Eggs and cheese are two usual hits with kids. Combine them in this yummy sandwich recipe for a meat-free, protein-rich meal!
 

Learning Benefits

Serves 4 | Total time: 15 min

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ½ red pepper, cut in ¼" dice
  • ½ green pepper, cut in ¼" dice
  • ¼ cup scallions
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread
  • 4 oz reduced-fat Cheddar, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp butter

Directions:

1. Combine the eggs, thyme, and salt in a bowl and beat lightly.

2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the peppers and scallions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until somewhat softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the egg mixture and cook. Transfer to a plate when fully cooked.

3. Build the sandwiches: Top four slices of bread with half the cheese. Top with the eggs; add the remaining cheese and close the sandwiches with the remaining bread.

4. Melt the butter in the microwave; brush over both sides of the sandwiches. Heat the skillet over medium high; add two sandwiches and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining sandwiches.

More vegetarian meal ideas:

Find Just-Right Books

The Reading Toolkit

Sponsor Spotlight