Looking for an egg recipe that your dog can enjoy? These easy omelettes for dogs are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals (plus, they’ll LOVE the flavor). Bonus: they’re human-friendly too!
Ready to start your AND your dog’s morning with more protein, more veggies, and more deliciousness? You need this cottage cheese omelette in your life. We’re talking 20 grams of protein AND a full serving of veggies in each omelette.
Cottage cheese is lower in lactose, making it a healthy treat for dogs. They also enjoy eggs and spinach so this is perfect to make to share!
Here’s what you’ll need
All about the protein here! Eggs have healthy fats in the yolks and I go with a low fat cottage cheese to balance things out.
- Eggs: Eggs are one of the cheapest complete proteins there are, making them economical and tasty. Dogs can eat eggs AND egg shells!
- Baby Spinach: Dog-friendly spinach is such an easy way to get iron into their diet.
- Cottage Cheese: Low in fat as well as lactose, cottage cheese is easy to digest and high in protein.
How to make omelettes for dogs
Omelettes are so easy to make, they’re the perfect treat for your pup! The key really is having a great nonstick skillet. If you’ve ever been frustrated by your eggs sticking to the pan, look into getting a new one (I love my GreenPans!). A good pan will make this recipe will be the easiest part of your day.
Step 1: Beat Eggs
Crack your eggs into a small bowl and add milk. Whisk it good! The egg yolks and whites should be completely mixed together to make the best, most fluffy omelette.
Step 2: Wilt Spinach
Add olive oil to the skillet and then handfuls of spinach. Cook until spinach wilts down. It’ll only take about a minute! Once wilted, distribute spinach evenly around the bottom of the pan.
Step 3: Add Egg
Allow the bottom of the eggs to slightly set, 2 to 3 minutes. With a spatula, gently push an edge of the egg up while tilting the pan to allow the liquidy egg on top to flow underneath. Repeat this around the edge of the pan until no liquid is left.
Step 4: Fold
Spoon cottage cheese onto one side of the omelette, allowing it to warm up slightly. Fold the omelette in half or into thirds. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.
Keep It Dog-Safe
- Skip the salt if you’re making this to share with your pooch (add salt to your serving right before eating)
- Add other dog-safe ingredients, like shredded mozzarella cheese, broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, or avocado.
- Keep out foods that are toxic to dogs, like onion, garlic, asparagus, avocado, and (some) mushrooms.
- Keep portion sizes appropriate to your dog’s daily caloric needs (here’s our guide to figuring out how many calories your dog needs).
Your Pup Will Also Like
While your pup may not be able to eat waffles, there are a bunch of other delicious treats you can give them to complete this breakfast!
- Egg Shell POWDER: Don’t waste those egg shells! Bake then grind them into a calcium-packed supplement for your pup!
- Dog Friendly Banana Splits, which are packed with protein and fresh fruit (and shareable with you)!
- Egg Muffin Cups, another breakfast that can be shared with the whole family (pup included).
- Barkuterie Boards, perfect for dog birthdays or holidays.
- Dog Popsicles, another frozen treat fit for warm weather days.
- Frozen Dog Treats, which have just 2 ingredients (and come in 5 flavor options)!
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- Beat: Whisk together the eggs and dairy until smooth (the egg yolks and whites should be completely mixed together).
- Spinach: Add oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Add spinach, cooking until it wilts down completely, about 1 minutes. Once wilted, distribute spinach evenly around the bottom of the pan.
- Egg: Reduce heat to medium/low, then pour eggs over the spinach. Allow bottom of eggs to slightly set, 2 to 3 minutes. With a spatula, gently push an edge of the egg up while tilting the pan to allow the liquidy egg on top to flow underneath. Repeat this around the edge of the pan until no liquid is left.
- Fold: Spoon cottage cheese onto one side of the omelette. Fold the omelette in half or into thirds (Pro-tip: Slide half of the omelette out of the pan and halfway onto a plate, then fold the remaining half over itself). Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.