Kick your breakfast up a notch with this spicy Southwestern Sausage Omelette! Paleo, gluten free, and Whole30, this omelette recipe is packed with veggies and spices to give it a southwestern flair. Top it with avocado, salsa, cilantro, and paleo tortilla chips and we’ve got a restaurant-quality meal!
Oh, and don’t forget the hashbrowns. I just posted a tutorial on how to make killer hashbrowns at home to pair specifically with this omelette.
I’ve gotten pretty serious about omelettes ever since I finally taught myself how to make this breakfast classic. I mean, how could I follow up that glorious seafood omelette with something simple like a ham and cheese omelette?
Nope. I don’t roll that way. Plus, I’m all about big flavor. Keep my tastebuds dancing, and we’ve got a meal worth talking about.
Enter the southwestern sausage omelette. This is one big ass breakfast packed with protein, veggies, and warm earthiness from spices like cumin and paprika.
This breakfast recipe makes two gigantic servings – or be a little more conservative and split it into three portions. You do you.
I built this omelette entirely around the idea of topping it with crumbled Siete tortilla chips. What can I say? Inspiration comes in the strangest places sometimes!
But in all seriousness, these paleo tortilla chips are the bomb. So when I got my hands on them, I immediately started dreaming up ways I could use them. It just so happened that was around the same time I got the hang of omelettes, so the resulting combination made sense (more or less).
If you haven’t had Siete tortilla chips before, you can find them on Amazon or through Thrive Market (frankly, they’re cheaper on Thrive Market than I’ve ever seen them)! Yes, they’re an optional topping here and you really only need a few chips for the topping. But I bet you’ll fall in love with them just like I did! They aren’t as sturdy as standard tortilla chips, but that doesn’t stop me from having a heyday with chips and salsa.
Okay, okay. Let’s focus on the omelette.
I truly find that the toppings make or break this omelette. The filling is great, but you need the salsa and avocado to really bring everything together. So please don’t skip the avo and salsa! Of course, we’ve already covered how you can make it extra fancy with a few crumbled chips. And a little chopped cilantro? Oof, we’ve got a meal here. A dang good meal.
Southwestern Sausage Omelette Recipe
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- 1 tablespoon diced serrano pepper
- 1/2 green or red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 pound sausage or ground pork
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- For garnish: crumbled Siete tortillas chips, salsa, fresh cilantro, avocado, green onions
- Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage to the pan and cook until browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Add the garlic and onion to the pan, satuéeing for about 5 minutes until translucent.
- Add the tomato, serrano pepper, and bell pepper to the pan, cooking for an additional 3 minutes until soft. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, and paprika. Add the browned sausage back to the pan and stir to mix. Transfer back to the plate and set aside.
- Wipe the skillet clean, reduce heat to medium-low, and add the remaining olive oil.
- Pour half of the beaten eggs into the heated skillet. As soon as the egg starts to set on the bottom (it should happen almost instantly), gently pull the egg towards the center with a spatula, allowing the raw egg on top to flow around the pan and begin to cook. If necessary, use the spatula to help spread the raw egg on top to fill in any gaps.
- Spoon half of the filling mixture onto one side of the cooking eggs. Once the egg is cooked, use a spatula to fold the omelette over.
- Carefully transfer the omelette to the plate. Garnish with salsa, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, sliced green onion, and crumbled Siete tortillas chips, as desired.