Wisconsin Cheese Oven Omelet – A Recipe Celiac’s Can enjoy
May is celiac awareness month in the U.S. The Celiac Disease Foundation estimates that 1 in 100 people are affected by the disease worldwide. While it can be challenging to deal with the symptoms of Celiac’s, it isn’t impossible. Here is a recipe enjoyed my many guests at Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast, a recipe Celiac’s can enjoy, too!
The increase in Celiac awareness has brought about a change in the way many of us eat, finding we feel much better when we reduce the amount of gluten we eat. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, while most of us can tolerate it with no problem, there are folks whose body reacts to gluten and their immune system attacks the small intestine. Avoiding breads and pastas is an obvious choice for reducing the amount of gluten intake, however, gluten can be found in the most surprising places. The Celiac Disease Foundation has a wonderful website to help you wade through all of these issues if you think you might suffer from this disease. If you are interested in learning a few quick facts about Celiac’s Disease, check out this infographic put out by BeyondCeliac.org.
In the mean time, give this recipe a try, I’m sure you’ll love it!
8 eggs ¼ cup sliced or chopped mushrooms
½ cup sour cream 1¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
6-8 pre-cooked sausage links 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9” square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle the mushrooms and onion in the bottom of the dish. Beat eggs, sour cream, milk and one cup of cheese. Pour into baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes away clean.
Variations and tips:
- Substitute chopped ham for the sausage and Swiss cheese for the cheddar cheese
- Have some folks who don’t like mushrooms? Instead of adding the mushrooms to the omelet, sauteé them in butter and serve on the side to those who enjoy them.
- This recipe is a wonderful basic baked omelet recipe, it’s fun to experiment with any combination of fresh veggies and breakfast meats you enjoy.
- This is an easy recipe to cut in half, just bake in a glass bread pan for two servings.
Once you try this recipe you’ll want to make it again and again! I’d love to hear all about your adventure with the Wisconsin Cheese Oven Omelet – A Recipe Celiac’s Can enjoy, and, most of all, I hope to see you here, as one of my special guests, at Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast!