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How to Make a Cheese Omelet (with photos)

How to Make a Cheese Omelet

Good morning y’all! Today I have a super easy breakfast recipe to share with you. I want to show you how to make a cheese omelet or at least the way I like to make mine. I know some people make theirs differently. Omelets are so simple to make and oh so yummy. They can be stuffed with many different ingredients but my favorite is cheese because cheese makes everything better right?

I know you may be thinking “who needs to be shown how to make an omelet they’re so easy?” Well years ago I used to always burn mine or it would always fall apart when trying to close it so I want to share some tips and show how simple it truly is.

a cheese omelet on a white plate

Omelets remind me of when I was a little kid at daycare. I had the best best daycare in the world and my sister and I would get there super early and they would already have breakfast ready for the kids. One thing they would make us a lot were omelets. It was just a plain omelet with nothing inside but I thought they were so good.

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Omelet Recipe Steps

Crack two eggs in a bow. Add a tablespoon of milk. Season with a little salt and pepper and beat with a fork. Beat with a fork until it is well blended.

two eggs whisked in a bowl

After beating the eggs heat one tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium high heat. Make sure the butter coats the entire surface of the pan.

one tablespoon of butter in a pan melting

Once butter is totally melted and is sizzling add the eggs to the pan.

eggs cooking in a skillet

Tilt the pan slightly all around so that the runny eggs in the middle run toward the edge of the pan. If you look at the photo below you can see how the eggs have coated the pan. This is going to help the omelet cook faster. Add your choice of shredded cheese to one side of the omelet. I used cheddar jack. I didn’t measure it I just added a very small handful. How much you add depends on how cheesy you want it.

cheese omelet cooking in pan

After adding the cheese close the omelet. Do this by using a spatula to gently lift up the side of the omelet without cheese and flipping it closed. It’s ok if there is still a tiny bit of wet eggs left on top just before folding it. After folding and removing from heat the residual heat will continue to cook the eggs until done.

omelet in a skillet

Transfer omelet to a plate. I like to season with a little more salt and pepper. Green onions taste amazing on an omelet but I didn’t have any this time.

cooked omelet on a white plate

How to Make an Omelet Tips

  • Stick to using one or two eggs for your omelet if you’re a beginner.
  • After the eggs hit the pan the whole cooking process should take about a minute.
  • Don’t wait until the top of the omelet is completely dry before folding. This will dry the omelet out and possibly burn it. It’s ok for the omelet to be a little wet before folding. The residual heat will continue to cook it.
  • Garnish your omelet with green onions if you have them. The green onions add flavor and look pretty.

how to make a cheese omelet.

Well that’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed this post on how to make a cheese omelet. What is your favorite omelet filling? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you for visiting. See you next time!

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How to Make a Cheese Omelet

A cheese omelet is the perfect quick breakfast. It takes just minutes to make!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 357 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • cheese shredded
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Beat the eggs and milk well. Season with salt and pepper and beat again.

  2. Melt the butter in a pan over medium high heat. Make sure the butter coats the entire pan. Once it sizzle add the eggs.

  3. Tilt the pan around so that the runny eggs run toward the edge of the pan and coat it. 

  4. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on one side of the omelet.

  5. The omelet should be just a little wet on top now. Fold the omelet and transfer to a plate.

  6. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make a Cheese Omelet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 390mg130%
Sodium 419mg18%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1130IU23%
Calcium 283mg28%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Thank you! I have been trying so hard to make the perfect omelet, but all I have been getting is scrambled eggs with cheese melted some where in the middle! ha! I love sauteing mushrooms and spinach for mine with the cheese. Thank you for the step by step instructions. Maybe mine will look AND taste great now!

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