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Easy Cheese Omelette

Learn how to make a perfectly cooked egg omelette with these easy tips and tricks in this recipe for one.

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White round plate with an omelette garnished with fresh tomatoes and green onions, recipe for one.

Why you’ll enjoy this omelette recipe for one:

Omelettes are one of our go-to breakfast choices at our favorite local diners, but they are also just easy to make at home. There are so many ways to fill and flavor your omelette. The great thing is that you can easily add whatever veggies and protein you have in your fridge.

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Here are the Ingredients You’ll Need:

For this recipe for one, we will use simple ingredients to teach you the basics of how to make an omelette.

  • Eggs: While most diners and restaurants build large-size omelettes using 3 to 5 eggs per serving, we are sticking to 2 large eggs per serving. That’s enough to fill the omelette and is a good portion size for your weekly meal prep.
  • Filling: We are using cheese, however, you can easily add other meat proteins such as breakfast sausage or turkey crumbles
  • Olive Oil: If you’re not using a non-stick pan, you’ll want to grease your pan with oil or cooking spray so that the eggs don’t stick
White round plate with an omelette garnished with fresh tomatoes and green onions, recipe for one.

How to Make an Omelette for One:

  1. Whisk the egg: Crack the eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk the eggs until you break up the egg yolks so that there is a more smooth mixture with the egg whites. 
  2. Add Seasonings: Since the cheese filling already contains a sufficient amount of sodium, we are seasoning the omelette with just a pinch of salt. However, you can easily add other seasonings such as garlic powder, paprika, or pepper.
  3. Heat the Skillet: Heat oil over medium heat in the non-stick skillet. You’ll want to pour just enough to cover the bottom of the skillet. (Make an additional batch as needed)
  4. Cook the eggs: Allow the eggs to set up for a minute, then take a spatula and gently push the firm portions toward the center of the skillet. Gently lift the skillet and tilt it in a circular motion to allow the runny portion of the eggs to flow into the empty edges of the pan.
  5. Add fillings: When most of the eggs are firmly set, add your fillings and use the spatula to fold the omelette in half.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Meal Prep Tips for Cheese Omelettes:

  • Adding Liquid: When you whisk your eggs, you can also add 1 to 2 teaspoons of milk, half and half, or heavy cream per egg. Adding the milk gives it a slightly richer taste.
  • Adding Vegetables: When adding vegetables, make sure they are chopped into small pieces. Be sure to saute them first, otherwise, they will become watery and make the center of the omelette soggy as it cooks through.
  • Adding oil: You can use olive oil or cooking spray, but if you want to enhance the flavor, frying the omelette with a small teaspoon of butter will give it a nuttier taste and a more golden brown surface that is classic for most diner-style omelettes.
  • To Serve: Enjoy these with fresh fruit. You can also add sliced avocado for healthy fat.
  • Storage: The eggs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.
  • To Reheat: Heat them in the microwave until they warm through.
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Cheese Omelette

Cooking an omelette for yourself at home can be easy with these few quick steps.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • 6 inch omelette pan
  • spatula


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon green onions (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (or to preferred taste)


  • Add olive oil to a pan on medium heat making sure it coats the bottom of the pan.
  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the heated pan. Tilt the pan around to spread it to the edge of the pan. Let the eggs heat through and firm up. Use the spatula to gently push the sides toward the middle, letting the liquid egg flow to the edge of the pan.
  • Let the eggs cook for another 2 to 3 minutes and sprinkle the top of the eggs with the shredded cheese. Gently fold the omelette in half in a moon shape and cook for another 30 seconds to let the cheese melt
  • Garnish with fresh green onions and top it off with freshly sliced cherry tomatoes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best cheese for an omelette?

We like to use shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese. If you want to make a specialty omelette, use gruyere or feta cheese.

What to serve with an omelette?

You can have it with roasted diced potatoes or bell peppers. Serve it up with a side of salsa or pico de gallo.

What can you use for omelette fillings?

We love sauteed mushrooms or spinach. Instead of bacon, we often use chopped turkey deli meat for less fat or prosciutto slices.

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