If a chef hasn’t perfected it, they haven’t got what it takes. It’s one of the first tests in culinary school. Even Julia Child had trouble with it.
We’re talking, of course, about the deceptively difficult omelet. Given the dish's intimidating reputation, it’s no wonder so many of us stick to scrambling or frying our eggs instead.
Don’t let all the talk of flipping, rolling, and tipping to achieve the optimal omelet scare you off. Quick, nutritious, and super adaptable, omelets can and should make appearances at your table even if you don’t use the classic method to make them. Take these 19 make-at-home recipes; they may not be as concerned with technique, but they’ve definitely mastered the dish when it comes to taste.
It may be a simple five-ingredient recipe, but this omelet packs an impressive punch of nutrients. Goat cheese and eggs add protein, while kale adds fiber and garlic lends its anti-inflammatory power to the mix.
Whether you want a healthy pizza for breakfast or an easy omelet for dinner, this recipe has you covered both ways. The open-faced egg base is the perfect low-carb, gluten-free, and high-protein “crust” for the classic pepperoni topping.
Instead of tucking your fajita veggies inside a tortilla, this recipe has you stuffing them inside a thick, fluffy omelet. Pile on your favorite toppings and you’ve got yourself a low-carb, vegetarian way to get your Mexican food fix.
Inspired by avocado toast and lox bagels, this recipe takes both toppings and puts them on an omelet instead. And as if those superfoods weren’t enough, the addition of red peppers, sprouts, and goat cheese add vitamins, color, and protein.
Instead of serving your potatoes alongside your omelet, stuff them in—in the form of spiralized sweet potatoes for a little extra vitamin A. To set this dish further apart, the za'atar spice on the spuds and tahini drizzle over the top give it a tasty Middle Eastern flair.
Think of this as a cross between an omelet and a yogurt parfait. Made with a lightly sweetened egg batter before the toppings are piled on, this unique dish is like nothing you’ll find in a diner.
Using leeks instead of onions gives this omelet a milder flavor that pairs perfectly with sweet potatoes, the nutty Parmesan, and earthy rosemary. The result is layers of cheesy carbs and eggy goodness for an almost frittata-like effect.
A Mediterranean diet is well-known as one of the healthiest ways to eat, so start with breakfast! With popular Greek ingredients like feta cheese, olives, and mint, this omelet powers you up with Herculean strength to tackle the morning ahead.
Think of this as a crepe without flour, where dates and flaxseeds join the egg mixture for a bit of sweetness. Once the omelet is cooked up, fill it with anything from fruit to whipped cream to nut butter.
The typical Spanish omelet often calls for an eye-popping half-cup of oil (at least) for frying the potatoes and cooking the eggs. This nontraditional recipe manages to cut that down to a mere tablespoon without compromising the crispiness of the sliced spuds and throws in a bunch of veggies for extra color and fiber.
Short on time and on ingredients? This recipe makes sure you’re still getting a tasty and healthy meal on the table. With just three ingredients and a ton of protein, it doesn’t get simpler.
An omelet doesn’t have to be weighed down with cheese and meat to be filling. This one opts for the lighter tastes of greens, corn, and avocado for a more refreshing but just as satisfying meal.
A creamy, vanilla-kissed goat cheese and strawberry mixture takes a simple omelet and makes it sweet, savory, and tart. The combo is uncommon but proves just how much of a blank canvas eggs can be.
To give your omelet some gut benefits (and some Caribbean inspo), stuff it with plantains instead of potatoes. The resistant starches are fantastic for feeding the good bacteria in your gut, and when it’s sautéed with peppers, the fruit really doesn’t taste all that different from home fries.
Omelets are pretty low-maintenance, but if you want to make them even more fuss-free, stick all the ingredients in a slow cooker and let the magic happen. It takes longer, but there’s zero skillet, spatula, or flipping work involved.
Julia Child may not have endorsed making omelets in a muffin tin, but these are any meal prepper, brunch host, or busy cook’s dream. The three-ingredient recipe yields 12 mini omelets that make for the perfect on-the-go breakfast or adorable additions to a breakfast table.
Omelets are so easy and quick to whip up that it would be unfair for vegans to have to miss out. With this recipe, they don’t have to. Made from chickpeas and chickpea flour, this “omelet” is just as high-protein as the egg version and can be stuffed with anything you please.
Your breakfast budget might not cover a trip to India, but you can bring this Mumbai street food home instead, thanks to this recipe. Fragrant with cilantro, kicked up with cayenne, and studded with onion and tomatoes, this omelet is an easy way to get a lot of flavor.