How to Make an Omelet

Don't be intimidated by this breakfast favorite -- you can make your own omelet at home in just a few easy steps. Nothing beats an egg breakfast recipe, and with these pointers you'll know how to make an omelet like a pro. Be sure to add your favorite filling before flipping!

Perfecting the omelet is easier than you think. Watch as we show you how to make a perfect omelet at home. How you fill your omelet is entirely up to you.

Easy Omelet Recipes

Cooking an omelet doesn't have to be complicated. With these French omelet recipes, you can customize your omelet any way you want. Try all of our favorite variations, including cheese, mushroom, and Denver omelets.

French Omelet Recipes

Combine Ingredients

In a small bowl, combine two eggs (or four egg whites) with 2 tablespoons of water. Add salt and pepper to taste. Using a fork, beat until combined but not frothy. Meanwhile, heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Add egg mixture to the skillet, and reduce heat to medium.

Cook Eggs

Immediately begin stirring eggs gently but continuously with a heat-resistant spatula. Stir until mixture resembles small pieces of cooked egg surrounded by liquid egg. Stop stirring and cook 30 to 60 seconds more, or until eggs are set.

Add Filling and Flip

Add desired filling (such as cheese, mushrooms, spinach, ham, or onions). With a spatula, lift and fold an edge of the omelet about a third of the way toward the center. Fold the opposite omelet edge toward the center and transfer to a warm plate.

Cook Eggs Like a Pro

Save time on a busy morning by cooking your omelet in a Mason jar, or discover your new go-to breakfast recipe. With these recipes, you'll be cooking eggs like a pro:

Mason Jar Omelet

Your Egg Ordering Guide

Egg Recipes for Breakfast

Our Best-Ever Egg Casseroles

Greens and Bacon Omelet Wraps


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