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How To Make An Omelet | A step by step guide that will teach you How To Make An Omelet | A Sweet Pea Chef

How To Make An Omelet

Omelets are delicious and perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Learn how to make the best omelets that are fluffy, healthy, and oh so yummy. Step-by-step images included to walk you through the process!

Categories 30 Minute Meal, Breakfast, Budget, Clean Eating, Easy Dinner, Paleo
Difficulty Easy
Keyword how to make an omelet, how to make omelet, omelet
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 omelet
Calories 262 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach, raw
  • 2 tbsp thick-cut ham, diced
  • 1/2 mushroom, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
  • plain greek yogurt, avocado, sliced green onions, salsa, optional toppings

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a small omelet pan.

  2. Add the eggs, spinach, ham, mushroom, sea salt, and black pepper to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.

  3. Once the oil is hot, pour the egg mixture into the pan and allow to cook, without stirring, for 2-3 minutes. Mixing at this point would cause them to scramble - we want them to set.
  4. Using a silicone or flexible spatula, gently release the edges of the egg mixture from the side of the pan, allowing any excess, uncooked egg to fill in that area by tilting the pan. Repeat this until there is hardly any loose, uncooked egg on the top. This usually takes about a minute or two.
  5. Carefully, and without breaking the omelet, release as much of the bottom of the egg mixture from the pan (using the spatula).
  6. Swiftly flip the omelet over onto the uncooked side and cook for 1 minute. You can do this either with a large spatula or by flipping in the air by jerking the fry pan. Alternately, you can flip using a plate or a flexible cutting board.

  7. Sprinkle the cheese over half of the omelet and the fold the other half over the cheese. Cook 1 more minute.
  8. Serve hot, topped with plain greek yogurt, avocado, sliced green onions, and salsa, if desired.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
How To Make An Omelet
Amount Per Serving (1 omelet)
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 377mg126%
Sodium 654mg27%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1480IU30%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 266mg27%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.