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20 Omelet Recipes to Kickstart Your Day

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20 Omelet Recipes to Kickstart Your Day

If you love eggs for their nutrition but are getting sick of eating them every day, then you need to check out these unique and delicious omelets recipes!

You probably know that eggs are a fantastic source protein and various micronutrients, including riboflavin, phosphorous, and selenium.

You probably also know that, contrary to popular belief, scientific research shows that eating eggs doesn’t increase your risk of heart disease.

The problem, though, is sitting down to a plate of sunny-side ups every day gets boring.

And that’s why you need some omelet in your life.

Omelets allow you to reap all the benefits of eggs as well as the deliciousness and nutritioness of everything else you include, like spinach, tomatoes, kale, sweet potato, bacon, goat cheese, and salmon.

So, whether you’re looking to impress friends with a home-cooked brunch or recover after a tough workout, these omelet recipes will be sure to keep things interesting!

Enjoy!

Goat Cheese Omelet

Goat Cheese Omelet recipePicture courtesy of Green Healthy Cooking

Even if you aren’t a fan of eating eggs, this omelette has so much going on that they become more of a nutritional element than a part of the flavor profile.

Goat cheese is known for its distinctively tangy notes, which come from the goat milk itself rather than the cheese-making style. And it pairs perfectly with springtime produce, like the extra-earthy chives cut from spring onions.

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

Salt to taste

1 small zucchini

2 spring onions, green parts only

1 handful garden cress (or herbs of choice)

1 1/2 oz. (about 1/4 cup) goat cheese

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 312

Protein: 23 grams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fat: 21 grams

 

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Bacon-Wrapped Mini Omelets

bacon wrapped omelet recipePicture courtesy of My Fridge Food

These are fun to serve for brunch or a weekend breakfast, and any extras can be frozen. But of course anything with bacon is going to get gobbled up fast, so you’ll want to double this recipe for a big crowd.

These can also be made without bacon – and even without the muffin tin. For a low-fat alternative, single-serving omelets can be baked inside a bell pepper.

You’ll need two eggs for each one, and they’ll bake for about five minutes more than these egg muffins.

Serves 12

Ingredients

12 strips bacon

8 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan (or other cheese)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 159

Protein: 12 grams

Carbs: 1 gram

Fat: 12 grams

 

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Chinese Vegetable Omelet

Vegetable Omelet recipePicture courtesy of Pickled Plum

In America, we think of egg foo young as a style of Chinese omelettes, but the adaptation with brown gravy was made and popularized in the U.S. In Hong Kong, omelettes are simple with veggies and often enjoyed as a main dish with rice.

Serve them any time of day with oyster sauce, Sriracha, or a chili paste like sambal oelek. They’re also good with pan-fried baby oysters, which is a traditional Chinese way to enjoy an omelette.

Serves 4

Ingredients

6 large eggs, beaten

1/2 tsp. Maggi seasoning (or Bragg’s liquid aminos)

3 green onions, sliced on the bias

1/4 cup grated carrots

1/2 cup bean sprouts

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Salt and ground white pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 150

Protein: 11 grams

Carbs: 3 grams

Fat: 11 grams

 

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Ham & Cheese Omelet Roll

Ham Cheese Omelet recipePicture courtesy of Butter with a Side of Bread

Don’t feel like making several plates of omelets to feed a whole family? This big omelet roll allows you to focus on cooking one thing, and you can even prepare it in the oven.

To make this baked omelet, whisk together everything but the cheese, adding the eggs and ham last. That mixture gets poured into a large baking sheet.

Once the eggs are cooked through, sprinkle on the cheese. When it’s melted, roll the omelette, bake for another few minutes, and serve.

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 Tbsp. flour

6 Tbsp. milk

1 Tbsp. ranch dressing

1/2 tsp. onion powder

7 large eggs

1/2 cup diced ham

1 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded cheddar jack cheese

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 234

Protein: 17 grams

Carbs: 3 grams

Fat: 17 grams

 

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Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omelets

Egg White Spinach Omelet-recipePicture courtesy of SkinnyTaste

This dish doesn’t look like an omelet at first glance, but that’s because the eggs have been used to replace tortillas for these breakfast enchiladas.

You’ll want to make them on the weekend when you have some prep time to make omelets, cook the filling, and then finish the egg enchiladas in the oven.

Change these up to suit your tastes by using other Mexican flavors for filling inspiration, like refried beans and rice, roasted chilies with shredded pork, or mushrooms and crumbled cotija cheese.

Serves 6

Ingredients

3 cups egg whites

2 Tbsp. water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking spray

1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup scallion, chopped

1 medium ripe tomato, diced

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

1 package (10 oz.) frozen spinach

1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chilies

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups (about 6 oz.) grated reduced-fat Colby-Jack cheese

1 cup green enchilada sauce

1 medium avocado, diced

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 239

Protein: 24 grams

Carbs: 10 grams

Fat: 12 grams

 

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Sweet Potato Spanish Omelet

sweet potato omelet recipePicture courtesy of Thrive Market

France and Spain might share a border, but the two countries make completely different cuisine.

The Spanish version is an omelet is called a tortilla, but unlike the kind we enjoy with tacos and burritos, this is a simple egg dish that starts on the stove and gets transferred to the oven.

In this recipe, the egg mixture is poured over sweet potatoes. The Spanish omelet is flipped over when finished, so whatever veggies you choose will look eye-catching on top.

Serves 8

Ingredients

3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds

8 large eggs

3/4 tsp. sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

3/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

2 tsp. thyme leaves (or more to taste)

Flaked sea salt to garnish

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 215

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 23 grams

Fat: 11 grams

 

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Sausage, Spinach & Pepper Omelet in a Jar

spinach pepper omelet recipePicture courtesy of My Life Cookbook

It’s hard to make omelettes for a crowd of people since you can only make one per frying pan.

When you prepare them in small jars instead, you can bake them all together so they’re ready at the same time. As a bonus, serving them this way makes spinach omelettes fun for kids.

The recipe uses half-pint jars, just big enough to hold one cup. Small ramekins, like the kind used for crème brûlée, would work as well.

Serves 5

Ingredients

1 cup chopped sweet peppers

1 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded cheddar

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 cup spinach, chopped

7 large eggs

1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt

2 turkey sausage patties, chopped

1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 215

Protein: 21 grams

Carbs: 5 grams

Fat: 13 grams

 

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Omelet with Roasted Radish & Herbed Ricotta

ricotta omelet recipePicture courtesy of The Kitchn

Nailing a perfect omelet has to do with the technique. Let the eggs cook until the top is almost done – but not quite – and allow the inside of the omelet to finish cooking after you fold in the fillings.

That’ll keep your eggs from drying out and getting rubbery. Even if you don’t have the method down yet, you can upgrade any homemade omelet by making an incredible filling.

Worst-case scenario, you end up with delicious scrambled eggs topped with cheese and roasted veggies.

Serves 2

Ingredients

Radishes:

1 cup thinly sliced radishes, such as French Breakfast variety

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp. sea salt

Ricotta:

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. ricotta

2 tsp. minced fresh chives

1 tsp. minced fresh thyme

1 tsp. minced flat-leaf parsley

Omelet:

4 large eggs

2 Tbsp. milk

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbsp. butter

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 331

Protein: 19 grams

Carbs: 5 grams

Fat: 26 grams

 

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Herb & Tomato Omelet

tomato omelette recipePicture courtesy of Healthy Food Guide

Even though you need just a few extra ingredients to make this simple omelette, it’ll taste like you ordered it at a posh bistro. The filling is what makes it special, and this is a recipe to remember at the height of tomato season.

Any kind of fresh herbs can be used for this recipe – most of them will taste great with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Parsley is recommended, or use basil, rosemary, sage, or a mix of whatever needed to be used up.

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 tomatoes, sliced

Small handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 large eggs

1 tsp. finely grated Parmesan

1 spring onion, finely sliced

Cooking spray

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 248

Protein: 17 grams

Carbs: 13 grams

Fat: 16 grams

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Chickpea Omelet

chickpea omelet recipePicture courtesy of Forks Over Knives

Believe it or not, there are no eggs in this low-fat omelet. Instead chickpea flour is used to create the fluffy and savory breakfast.

Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook includes over 300 delicious recipes like this to boost the plant-based nutrition in your diet. You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy dishes like Easy Thai Vegetable Stew and Summer Vegetable Pesto Bake.

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Serves 3

Ingredients

1 cup chickpea flour

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. white pepper

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/3 cup nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3 green onions, white and green parts chopped

4 oz. sautéed mushrooms (optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 322

Protein: 23 grams

Carbs: 52 grams

Fat: 5 grams

 

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Protein-Packed Recovery Omelets

protein omelet recipePicture courtesy of Runner’s World

Eggs are often relegated to the mornings; yet they provide excellent post-workout nutrition. The protein in eggs aids recovery by providing your muscles with what they need to repair and rebuild.

And since it helps to replenish with carbs too, you can serve these omelettes with fruit, Greek yogurt, and even a drizzle of honey. Or for more protein, add shredded chicken and a handful of spinach for the filling.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. butter

4 large eggs

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. pomegranate seeds

2 tsp. honey

Pinch of salt

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 239

Protein: 16 grams

Carbs: 10 grams

Fat: 16 grams

 

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Tofu Omelet

tofu omlette recipePicture courtesy of Oh My Veggies

How do you make an eggless omelet? It’s possible when you use a base of firm silken tofu, blended with non-dairy milk, arrowroot powder (or cornstarch), and seasonings like savory nutritional yeast. Then this vegan omelet is cooked just like the kind with eggs: pour the mixture

Then this vegan omelet is cooked just like the kind with eggs: pour the mixture

Then this vegan omelet is cooked just like the kind with eggs: pour the mixture in a hot skillet, and once it’s firm, fold in the filling.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped

3/4 cup broccoli, finely chopped

3/4 cup mushrooms, sliced

1 cup packed baby spinach

1 package (12.3 oz.) firm silken tofu

1/4 cup soy milk

3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast

3 Tbsp. arrowroot powder

1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. ground turmeric

1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup grated non-dairy cheddar cheese

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 209

Protein: 12 grams

Carbs: 19 grams

Fat: 10 grams

 

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Fluffy Omelets

fluffy omelet recipe
Picture courtesy of Orgasmic Chef

Basic French omelettes can be made with just eggs, butter, and a little seasoning. But if you want them to be insanely fluffy, don’t just beat the eggs and pour them into a hot pan. Take a few minutes to separate them and then whip the whites until you’ve incorporated some air.

Gently fold in the yolks so everything’s mixed yet not deflated, and then you’re ready to cook breakfast. The omelette mixture goes into a skillet – but for less than a minute before finishing in the oven.

Take a few minutes to separate them and then whip the whites until you’ve incorporated some air. Gently fold in the yolks so everything’s mixed yet not deflated, and then you’re ready to cook breakfast. The omelette mixture goes into a skillet – but for less than a minute before finishing in the oven.

Serves 1

Ingredients

3 large eggs

1 Tbsp. water

1 tsp. butter

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 248

Protein: 19 grams

Carbs: 1 grams

Fat: 19 grams

 

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Persian Herb Omelet (Kuku Sabzi)

herb omelet recipePicture courtesy of Persian Mama

This Persian version of the omelette is loaded with fresh herbs, spices, and other ingredients like walnuts that have incredible health benefits. It might seem like a long list of ingredients, but half of what you need are seasonings.

Measure out all of that in one bowl before getting started to ensure the cooking process goes smoothly. This includes a blend called “rice spice,” which usually has rose in it.

But instead, you can add a big pinch of cinnamon, a small pinch of cumin, and a dash of nutmeg and cardamom.

Serves 6

Ingredients

4 cups garlic chives (or green onions), sliced

3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 cup chopped fresh dill

6 large eggs

2 Tbsp. nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. yogurt

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. rice spice

1/2 tsp. turmeric

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of cayenne

3/4 cup walnut halves

2 Tbsp. barberries (optional)

3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 272

Protein: 13 grams

Carbs: 7 grams

Fat: 23 grams

 

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Egg White Masala Omelet

Egg white veggie omelet recipePicture courtesy of Masala Korb

Omelettes may make you think France, but the first place to domesticate chickens was India way back in 3200 BCE. Luckily that’s given man a ton of time to start harvesting eggs and creating easy recipes with the nutritional powerhouse.

Although the crescent-shaped kind do come from France, these Indian omelettes don’t need a filling because all those extra ingredients go right into the egg mixture.

That means these have less flair but even more flavor than French omelettes thanks to chilies and a garam masala spice blend.

Serves 2

Ingredients

3 egg whites

1 egg yolk (optional)

1 Tbsp. chickpea flour

1 medium onion, minced

1–2 green chilies (adjust to desired heat), minced

2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 tsp. red chili powder

1/2 tsp. ginger garlic paste (or 1/4 tsp. each fresh ginger and garlic)

1/4 tsp. garam masala powder

Salt to taste

1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 130

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fat: 5 grams

 

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Salmon & Spring Onion Omelet

salmon omelet recipePicture courtesy of Recipe Tov

Eggs are already a great choice for a protein-rich breakfast, but when you need more in your meal plan, the easy thing to do is add meat.

For a meal that feels gourmet – but doesn’t require extra cooking – go with smoked salmon.

It’s more often eaten for breakfast as a bagel topping or with eggs Benedict, yet smoked salmon is just as delicious stuffed in an omelette. Serve with lemon wedges and a dollop of sour cream.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1/2 tsp. oil

2 large eggs

1 spring onion, sliced

1 oz. smoked salmon (or more if desired)

Pinch of black pepper

3 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 202

Protein: 18 grams

Carbs: 2 grams

Fat: 14 grams

 

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Make-Ahead Omelet

make ahead omelet recipePicture courtesy of Bless This Mess Please

Weekday mornings are hard enough. Make them easier with these prep jars, which will help you throw together a few days of different egg breakfasts that require no extra thinking.

You can add anything you want to these omelet prep jars, like diced ham, veggies, and leafy greens.

Once you’ve got the pan warmed up, cooking an omelet only takes a couple minutes tops. This no-fuss method won’t require any more time than pulling a box of cereal from the cupboard, pouring milk on top, and grabbing a spoon.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Jars:

1 medium bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup diced zucchini

1/2 cup diced onion

Handful of baby spinach

Omelets:

8 large eggs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 Tbsp. oil

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 193

Protein: 14 grams

Carbs: 5 grams

Fat: 14 grams

 

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Griddle Omelet

cheese omelet recipePicture courtesy of Macheesmo

If your favorite part of the omelet is the fillings, the trick to stuffing it super full is to make the eggs on the griddle. That way you have a big enough surface area to make omelets as thin as crepes.

This recipe has zucchini and goat cheese, but you can fill it with anything you’re craving. Simply slice or dice up some cooked chicken breast, for example, and pile it high in the middle along with your favorite cheese.

No matter what you choose, adding fresh herbs will put this big omelet over the top.

Serves 1

Ingredients

3 large eggs, beaten

Pinch of salt

1 Tbsp. butter

1 summer squash, sliced into long strips

2 Tbsp. crumbled goat cheese (or other cheese)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 404

Protein: 25 grams

Carbs: 6 grams

Fat: 32 grams

 

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Omelets in a Bag

omelet in a bag recipe
Picture courtesy of SW Stretford

Not confident you can cook thin, perfectly folded omelettes on the stove? Use this trick to skip the skillet and prepare breakfast in a pot of boiling water instead.

The method might sound crazy, but it really works. It’s especially useful when you need to feed a lot of people – and everyone wants different mix-ins.

Keep in mind it has to be thick enough plastic to hold up to the high heat. Zipper it up, squish the mixture together, and remove the air before boiling the bag for about five minutes.

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 large eggs

1 Tbsp. grated cheddar (or other cheese)

1 Tbsp. diced onion (or other mix-in)

1 small Ziplock freezer bag

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 159

Protein: 14 grams

Carbs: 2 grams

Fat: 10 grams

 

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Andouille Sausage & Kale Omelet

kale omelet recipe
Picture courtesy of Fat Free Vegan

Love to kick-start the morning with a spicy breakfast? Take the flavors of your omelette to the next level by adding andouille sausage and a heaping spoonful of tomatoes with green chilies.

If that’s still not enough of a spicy omelette for you, enjoy each bite with a dash of your favorite hot sauce.

Serves 1

Ingredients

3 large eggs

1/2 link andouille sausage

1/2 cup kale

1/4 cup (about 1 oz.) shredded cheddar

3 Tbsp. diced tomatoes with green chilies

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Olive oil spray

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 371

Protein: 31 grams

Carbs: 7 grams

Fat: 24 grams

 

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What did you think of these omelet recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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