Jimmy Dean Sausage & Cheddar Omelet Minis Review

Jimmy Dean Sausage & Cheddar Omelet Minis

We first discovered the Jimmy Dean brand via their breakfast sandwiches, which we tend to appreciate (though we don’t think they’re as good as the Sweet Earth Farmstand sandwiches). However, this line has a long history, and, as the brand name implies, connections to Jimmy Dean, the legendary actor/country singer.

But the origins of the brand aren’t super important for the sake of this particular review; we just think they’re kind of interesting!

Today, we’re looking into the Jimmy Dean Sausage & Cheddar Omelet Minis, which we were honestly kind of surprised to discover. This kind of looks like JD took their Casserole Bites concept and put it into a Sausage Bites container, then called it the Omelet Mini. Hmmm.

We definitely had to taste the contents of this cup to see what it’s all about.

First, of course, we must cook these mini omelets. These have the unbelievably short cook time of 30 seconds. Yeah, we didn’t believe it either. But according to the package, you should be able to heat one cup in 30 seconds. As it turns out, this advice is as ridiculous as it sounds. At 30 seconds, our omelet minis were still mostly frozen. We ended up cooking ours for an additional minute, and one of our omelet bites was still cold in the middle, so we gave them 20 more seconds. Yeah, our recommended cook time is closer to two minutes.

Jimmy Dean Sausage & Cheddar Omelet Minis

Now, this isn’t a huge breakfast. In fact, it’s really tiny. Our cup contained two little omelet patties, and even though the cup they come in is pretty small, it’s mostly empty air. You can see in the image above just how much food we ended up with. That’s like maybe four bites in total, unless you nibble like a little chipmunk.

These are basically egg and cheddar patties filled with sausage balls. The egg portion is kind of iffy. It’s soggy, and has a sweet, almost cinnamon-like flavor to it. It also tastes like a lot of sour cream was added to it (there’s a “dairy protein base” here, so we’re guessing that’s the culprit.) So imagine eggs blended with sour cream and topped with cinnamon, and that’s kind of what this tastes like? Though, you’d have to imagine a generic, reheated version of that, because our description is giving these a bit more credit than they actually deserve.

Of course, the real meat and potatoes of this meal is the actual meat (and there are no actual potatoes in this meal). You’ve got tiny balls of Jimmy Dean’s famous sausage. And it’s great. The unfortunate thing is that the meat portion is actually quite small. These omelet minis are mostly the egg portion, with just a little bit of sausage thrown in. These would be way better if the sausage portion were a lot more generous.

This meager amount of breakfast contains 220 calories and 630 mg of sodium. Those numbers wouldn’t be that bad if this were, say, a breakfast burrito or a sandwich, but this is really just something you’ll eat on the side of a broader breakfast. This is barely enough food to even count as a snack. Definitely don’t pack this in a work lunch expecting it to be the entirety of a meal, because you’re going to end up being pretty hungry if you only eat what’s in this cup.

The Jimmy Dean Sausage & Cheddar Omelet Minis aren’t bad, but they’re not amazing either. The eggs taste kind of weird (though not necessarily terrible), and there’s just not enough sausage to make up for that. Plus, these barely even count as food, because the overall portion size is tiny. These baby omelets won’t fill you up and leave you satisfied; they’re more of a side dish or tiny, tiny snack. If you’re just trying to fill your stomach in the morning, a granola bar will probably do more for you than these minis ever could.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen breakfast food, check out our package scans below.

Jimmy Dean Sausage & Cheddar Omelet Minis
Jimmy Dean Sausage & Cheddar Omelet Minis
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