An omelette is a fast, easy and healthy meal that can be as simple or gourmet as you want to make it. This recipe is a simple two-egg cheese omelette that anyone can master, even those who claim they can’t cook.

Perfect Omelette Recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen

The Best Cheese Omelette Recipe

Omelettes are the most requested breakfast in our house and 99% of the time we always have the ingredients in the refrigerator. They are:

  • Quick – they take about 2-3 minutes on the stove
  • Easy – It’s literally 4 ingredients including the butter and the cheese to make a basic omelette (my daughter’s favorite).
  • No special tools are needed – you’ll just need a bowl, fork, small non-stick pan, and a flexible spatula for flipping.
  • Kid-friendly – who can resist that cheese pull? We’ll sit around the table and see who can get the biggest cheese pull.
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Ingredients for a Cheese Omelette

This is everything you’ll need for a simple cheese omelette (see more variations below).

  • Eggs – we use large eggs, right out of the refrigerator
  • Salt – just a pinch is plenty. We use fine sea salt which dissolves quickly.
  • Butter – you want to keep a well-buttered skillet for each omelette. Butter adds flavor and keeps the omelette from sticking.
  • Cheese – we love shredded mozzarella cheese (low moisture, part-skim), but you can use cheddar or your favorite cheese.
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Variations

  • Florentine Omelette – Sauteed mushrooms with chopped baby spinach leaves.
  • Bacon and Cheese – Crispy air fryer bacon and melted cheese are a perfect match and so satisfying.
  • Veggie Omelette -Try diced and sauteed bell pepper and onions, seasoned with a little salt and pepper.
  • Garnishes – add a little freshness with chopped chives or parsley, halved cherry tomatoes, and diced avocado with a sprinkling of salt and black pepper.

Tips for Fluffy Cheese Omelettes

  • Prep fillings ahead – since omelettes take just a few minutes to cook, make sure all of your filings and toppings are prepped before you turn on the stove.
  • Foamy eggs – beat the eggs and salt with a fork until the eggs are foamy. The bubbles will give your egg more rise and become puffy as it cooks. My kids also love to use this hand-cranked egg beater for the fluffiest omelettes.
  • Avoid pepper – since the black pepper doesn’t dissolve into the egg, it will pool at the bottom and give your omelet an ugly appearance. Save the pepper for sprinkling over the finished omelette if desired.
  • Non-stick pan makes it easier to flip your (I love my 8-inch Hexclad pan because it’s not Teflon). You don’t need a fancy omelette pan.
  • Reduce the heat – Once the eggs are in the pan, reduce the heat to low to give your eggs a chance to cook through without browning.
  • Be patient – it’s tempting to crank up the heat for the omelette to cook faster but doing so will brown and ruin the eggs.

How to Make Cheese Omelettes

There’s nothing worse than an overcooked omelette. Follow these steps for moist and fluffy omelettes every time.

  1. Beat eggs – in a small bowl, combine 2 eggs and a pinch of salt then beat with a fork until frothy.
  2. Heat skillet – place a small non-stick pan over medium heat and melt in 1/2 Tbsp of butter. Once butter is melted and bubbly, add beaten eggs and reduce heat to low.
  3. Pull cooked eggs with a spatula into the center, allowing the liquid eggs to fill in the space. Watch the video tutorial above to see this process in action.
  4. Flip – once eggs are nearly set, the omelette slides easily on the skillet and you can get a spatula underneath, flip it over. Turn off the heat.
  5. Fold – add cheese and your favorite toppings, fold the omlette and slide it onto a plate to serve.
ready-to-eat-omelette

Common Questions About Cheese Omelette

What is an omelette?

Omelettes are an egg breakfast consisting of eggs that have been beaten, then cooked until set and folded over. American omelets are filled with cheese, veggies, and/or protein. French omelettes are just eggs and butter without a filling.

Can I Substitute the cheese?

Yes, you can use cheddar, Mexican cheese blend, or your favorite cheese for omelettes.

What is the correct spelling: Omelette or Omelet?

Omelette is the French and British English spelling and Omelet is the American English spelling. Both spellings are correct.

There’s a reason why these are the most requested breakfast in our home. Omelets are delicious and so satisfying, especially when made properly.

Other recipes you might like to try: Low Carb Skillet Pepper Steak, Mushroom Soup Cream, Keto Cauliflower Tortillas

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Cheese Omelette Recipe

Learn how to make the perfect, fluffy Cheese Omelette. Once you learn how to make a basic Omelette, there are so many ways to customize it
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

Omelette Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • ½ tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella, low moisture, part-skim

Optional Fillings:

  • Fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Crispy Air Fryer Bacon, chopped
  • Sautéed diced bell pepper and onions

    Ham, diced

Optional Toppings:

  • Chives or parsley, chopped, to garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Baby tomatoes, halved
  • Avocado, diced

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, beat together eggs and a pinch of salt until foamy.
  • Place a small nonstick skillet over medium heat and swirl in 1/2 Tbsp butter. Once butter is melted and bubbling, add frothy eggs to the skillet and immediately reduce the heat to low.
  • Use a spatula to pull the cooked eggs into the center, letting the liquid egg fill the space behind it. Continue going around the pan, pulling the eggs towards the center until the eggs are nearly set.
  • Once the omelette is sliding around the pan easily and you can get a spatula underneath, flip the omelette over and turn off the heat.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the egg and add your favorite toppings. Fold the omelette in half and slide it onto your plate then garnish as desired.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Calories 260 | Fat 20g | Cholesterol 365mg | Sodium 301mg | Potassium 144mg | Carbohydrates 1g | Sugar 1g | Protein 17g | Vitamin A 839IU | Calcium 192mg | Iron 2mg
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