Perfect Omelette Recipe (VIDEO)
Learn how to make the perfect, fluffy Omelette. Follow these simple tricks to avoid overcooking and ensure they are soft and tender. Once you learn how to make a basic Omelette, there are so many ways to customize it. Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is to master homemade Omelettes.
We appreciate simple egg breakfasts like Breakfast Quesadillas, Frittatas, and of course Omelettes. They are filling and so easy to make.
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Omelette Video Tutorial
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The Best 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.
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.
- 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 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 Omelettes
There’s nothing worse than an overcooked omelette. It should be cooked until it’s just set and not browned. Once it’s browned, the egg deteriorates in flavor and texture. Follow these steps for moist and fluffy omelettes every time.
- Beat eggs – in a small bowl, combine 2 eggs and a pinch of salt then beat with a fork until frothy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fold – add cheese and your favorite toppings, fold the omlette and slide it onto a plate to serve.
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.
Yes, you can use cheddar, Mexican cheese blend, or your favorite cheese for omelettes.
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.
More Breakfast Recipes to try
I love having some go-to favorite breakfast recipes like this Omelette Recipe that I can count on. These are some of our family’s favorite breakfast ideas:
Perfect Omelette Recipe
Learn how to make the perfect, tender and fluffy Omelette. The key to the perfect omelette is making sure you don’t overcook it. It should remain light yellow in color and never brown. You can customize a basic recipe in so many ways.
- 2 large eggs
- Pinch fine sea salt
- 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella, low moisture, part-skim
- Fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Crispy Air Fryer Bacon, chopped
- Sautéed diced bell pepper and onions
- Ham, diced
- Chives or parsley, chopped, to garnish
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Baby tomatoes, halved
- Avocado, diced
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.
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Can you please give me a link to the spatula you use? I can’t find one that’s flexible like that one.
Hi Sylvie, you can find our favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.
How do you like the Hexclad cookware? It looks tempting.
Hi Carol! We absolutely love it! You can find it & our favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.
Looks wonderful. You have good instructions. In reference to the fluffiness , I have seen restaurants put the egg mixture in a blender before cooking. That really makes it fluffy. Thanks 😃
Thanks a lot for appreciating that, Jean. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!
My Omelette came out amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Sherene!
Made these for dinner tonight. Super easy, and super delicious! I will now be making the omlettes in the family, instead of my wife; unless she follows your recipe. Thanks for another WINNER! WINNER! WINNER! of a recipe!
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Steven!
Do you Have recette for omelette végétale
I will like in the oven
About 12 eggs
I need put milk ????
Merci si much xxx
Hi Nicole, I don’t have a specific recipe like that, but you can find my omelet recipes HERE.
Natasha…This is not a review. I am interested in the small saucer / bowls I am always seeing in the pictures used for premeasured spices to be added to whatever it is that is being cooked. I would appreciate any information on where to acquire something like them. Thnk you!
Hello David, you can find the kitchen tools that I use here on my Amazon affiliate shop.
Perfect. I am 80 years old and have never made an omelette in my life, I just mix extras into scrambled eggs. .My wife wanted a real omelette for lunch. I found your recipe and went for it. Ten minutes later I had a great omelette. I can improve on it but my wife was very happy. (That’s what counts).
Yes, that’s wonderful! Totally agree – as long as your wife was happy that’s an achievement.
Was wondering how long do you let the egg pan heat up for? I heated mine for 1 min. Think that was too long cause mine was kinda sticking to the pan even tho I put butter in the pan, also it was setting very quickly & kinda rush in making the omelette. I think need new egg pan, had it for long time. Omelette recipe & the toppings you put in it look delicious by the way!!
Hi Angela! It warms up fairly quickly. I add 1/2 Tbsp butter to the pan. Once the butter is melted and bubbling that is when I know my pan is ready. When my eggs are in the pan, I reduce the heat to low to give your eggs a chance to cook through without browning. Hopefully, that helps.
You’re right, this really is “The Best Omelette Recipe.” It’s so light, fluffy and delicious. I didn’t realize that I’d been making them wrong all these years. Thanks for sharing with us. My family always enjoys my “Natasha Suppers.” 🙂 I’m looking forward to your cookbook! Praying for Ukraine!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Renee! THank you for your prayers! Blessings to you Renee!
Delicious 😋 the mozzarella cheese makes all the difference!
So glad you liked it, Lindsey!
Hi !! This recipe is awesome thank you! I wanted to ask is there a way to modify this recipe for a larger crowd as a two egg omelet is for one person?
Thanks for your good feedback, Anna. Yes you can click on “Serving” and adjust the number of servings and the ingredients will adjust too.
Poproszę przepis na OMLET CESARSKI.
Polska wspiera Ukrainę i przybywających do nas uchodźców > takie smutne mają oczy dzieciaczki 🙁
“Polska wspiera Ukrainę i przybywających do nas uchodźców > takie smutne mają oczy dzieciaczki” 🙁
Thank you so much for your support and for the suggestion Katarzyn! Blessings to you!
Hi Natasha, thank you very much for all your help for the 5 steps to. be a better cook. I really love all your recipes and how I wish to be a better chef like you. One of this days I will try to cook some of your recipes and let my family taste it. I’m a retired nurse and started baking when I was in Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare but until now still learning. Practice makes perfect as they said and it’s really true. Thank you very much again and God bless. Please if you don’t mind, if you have any new recipe pls don’t forget to send me. 5 stars for all your recipes.
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Natasha, is it possible for you to make taco shells.. it would be highly appreciated. Thank you!
Thank you so much for that suggestion, SS! I have not made any yet, but that’s a great idea!
You, my dear, have a gift for teaching! Though a fairly decent cook, the omelette has always eluded me. A browned omelette makes me gag. Right now though am thoroughly enjoying a delicious pepper and onion creation thanks to you!
Aww, Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Erin!
Love your blog….excellent recipes. I have not tasted a bad one yet. Thank you so much for such great tasting food.
That’s fantastic feedback, Dottie. I’m happy that you’re enjoying my recipes!
Hi,Natasha, First, allow me to express my sadness on what’s happening in Ukraine. In your omelet recipe, you state to beat the eggs ‘til they’re fluffy. To really get fluffy eggs, separate the yolks from the whites. Set yolks aside. Beat the whites are fluffy. Then, slowly add the yolks and continue beating. They will turn out really fluffy.
Hi Jovan, thank you for your kind message and suggestion about the eggs. We appreciate it!
Natasha, I’ve tried many of your recipes and loved them all! Definitely going to try this one! I’m part Ukrainian myself and I’m praying for any relatives and all of Ukraine.
Thank you for your prayers. Hopeing for everything to be better soon. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try, Linda.
Thx for the video Natasha. I like my omelette with a little milk to make it fluffier. Put in a frying pan with butter over med. heat. Cover with lid. Let cook without turning over but checking to see no browning on the bottom. When it is basically cooked and able to slide, add onions, bologna or ham and shredded cheese of your choice to HALF the omelette and fold other half over top. cover for 1 minute and serve. OMG. SO SO GOOD. Let me know if you give it a try.
Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Garry!
What is the size of the small skillet that you used for the omelette?
Hi Nay, I used the small (8-inch) pan from this set HERE.
To be honest, I was sure your next post will be a message to your million subscribers to stand and pray for Ukraine, your homeland… but instead we can see literally crazy happy video about omelet… very sad
Hi KM, I posted resources and a message to my followers on Social media! Thank you for your thoughts!
looking for the resources you mentioned but can’t find it. Can you post a link?
Hi Jennifer, you will be able to find all the kitchen tools that I am using if you go to my Amazon Affiliate Shop. I hope that’s what you’re looking for.
I also felt that you might mention the travesty that is occurring in the Ukraine. I would love to help out but do not see anywhere on your social media sites where you mention resources??? Weird
Hi Mary, thank you for your interest in helping out. I am still doing research on what organizations I can recommend, I want to make sure that everything is legit before I post about it or make any recommendations.
Why the need to criticize Natasha? It’s not what’s needed right now. What’s taking place in Ukraine is hard for all of us. I’m praying for all those involved.
Very poor comment and uncalled for. Natasha has expressed her concern and support for the Ukrainian people.
Thank you for sharing this! We almost had omlets tonight, we will definitely make these. Love to you and your family!
Хай живе Україна
Thank you Steven! I hope this becomes your new favorite method. My kids have requested these for dinner as well.
I have always made omelets your way except I use pan spray instead of butter. I use a Ballarini 10 inch pan that I got from Amazon. One of best skillet I have used & love it.
Thank you so much for sharing that with me, David!
Thank you Natasha! All my life, I’ve been doing this wrong.
I’m so glad you found the video helpful. I used to overcook omelettes all the time but this method works so well and my kids just want omelettes for breakfast now.
I saw Sharkey about 3//4 of the way through or so. You used him as a pot holder to pick up the pan.
Yes!! You spotted Sharkey! good eye!
I love omelette. This one looks cheesy, and delicious. definitely trying!
It’s so good! I can’t wait for you to try it, Donia!
Wow, I love all of your recipes and I’m sure this one will be great too! I love baking and your recipe’s really help me a lot! Just a suggestion, is it possible for you to create a recipe that involves feta cheese? I saw your feta cheese baked pasta recipe but I was wondering if you can share another recipe involving that cheese? Thank you!!
THank you so much for that suggestion, SS! You can find my other recipes that include Feta HERE.
Can I book you to make one for my wife? It looks like a heavily cloud of yumeeee – Thanks Natasha. Blessings to you and your family. I hope any family you have in Ukraine are safe.
I hope you try this recipe soon, Bill! It really is a cloud of yummy!
ooops, heavenly not heavily. Spell changer is at it again.
And, after making one, it is a cloud of yummy !! Thank you and your husband again.