how to cook an omelet
as a Main meal

This is how to make an omelet into a meal - add generous amounts of filling

This is how to cook an omelet and produce a main meal in under 20 minutes.  This delicious, healthy meal is from our collection of easy recipes.

Rating: Very Easy

Hands-on Time:  15 Mins

Hands-off Time:  5 Mins

Ingredients for a Meal Sized Omelet

This makes 2 omelets

  • 4 eggs ( 2 per serve)
  • a knob of butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded tasty cheese
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 slices of ham, diced
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • Cook up the filling. This takes only a few minutes to wilt the mushrooms, then add the remaining filling ingredients. Leave aside
  • Melt the knob of butter in a skillet or heavy based fry pan
  • Beat two eggs and pour into the pan. Keep the heat fairly high
  • Immediately layer over half the cheese.
  • Allow to set but when it is still slightly runny, add on one side only, a generous amount of filling.
  • Turn the heat down if you think the bottom of the omelet is about to burn
  • Fold half over
  • Serve immediately
  • Repeat for the next omelet

Step By Step Photo Tutorial
How To Cook An Omelet

To view the step by step tutorial, click on each image. This will open out a larger image and include the instructions.

Break Two Eggs In A Bowl and Beat With A Fork
Pour Eggs Into A Hot Non-Stick Pan

Add Shredded Cheese To The Omelet
The Cheese Omelet Cooks In No Time!

Filling for an omelet
Place Filling On One Half Of The Omelet

Fold Over the Omelet

Tips From Easy Recipes

To cook an omelet, like any egg dish, keep the cooking time short - this means use a wide skillet so that the beaten egg results in a wide and thin rather than a smaller thicker omelet.

If you have a thick omelet, it takes longer to set or cook the middle - if you are doing this, turn the heat down so that it does not burn, but it will take longer to cook

When you cook a meal with frozen peas, there's no need to cook them for long. Just stir them in and allow the residual heat from the meal to warm them through. Otherwise they go soft and mushy.

To make a cheese omelet, just omit the filling. It's delicious just as it is.