Make this delicious, flavorsome and pillowy-soft cheese omelette for a delicious breakfast treat. Serve it as a meal with some grilled veggies or wrap it in a roti or tortilla for a cheesy omelet roll. The options are endless! It also goes well in a sandwich or as a side with rice in your meal. While omelet-making techniques and ingredients vary across the globe, all omelets have two things in common: they cook up relatively quickly and they’re healthy, nutritious dishes that can be eaten in so many ways.
So what do you need to know to make a cheese omelette? You’ll need to know about and gather all the different ingredients to make it, to start, and then you need to learn how to prepare the omelet.
It’s surprisingly easy!
Once you’ve made the omelet, there’s endless ways to serve it and even different techniques to change it up for next time. After you have this cheese omelette there will be a next time.
Ingredients for cheese omelette
Before you cook up your omelet, you have to find and prepare a few ingredients. Here’s what you need:
Eggs: You’ll want large chicken eggs of any kind, but organic is the best. Certified organic eggs come from hens that lived in cage-free areas with access to the outdoors, ate organic feed, naturally molted their feathers, and were only administered antibiotics when ill. While there’s some debate about flavor differences between organic and regular eggs, organic eggs are undoubtedly better for the chickens.
Cheese: Almost any cheese you love will work, but be aware some cheeses melt better than others. Cheddars, mozzarella, and alpine cheeses like Gruyère all melt perfectly for an omelet, but other cheeses like feta, parmesan, or manchego will work too. Some cheeses, like paneer or halloumi, won’t melt but can be cubed or sliced and added as a chewy filling.
Onions: Onions are full of natural sugars that taste delicious when browned and really shine when caramelized low and slow. Adding cooked onions to an omelet is a great way to add sweetness without using refined sugar.
Bell peppers: Bell peppers contribute beautiful color, flavor, and important nutrition to an omelet. They are full of vitamins A, B, and C, plus minerals like potassium, though amounts can vary depending on the color of the pepper.
Green chili peppers: A variety of chili peppers fall under the “green chili pepper” category, from jalapeños to Anaheim peppers to cayenne peppers. You can use any of them, but keep in mind that each type of pepper has a different heat level.
Herbs: Get creative with this one! Herbs provide freshness and can really round out an omelet. Cilantro adds a citrusy punch, while Italian herbs like peppery parsley and sweet basil can enhance any flavor. Woodier Italian or Mediterranean herbs, such as thyme, oregano, rosemary, and sage are delicious earthy additions but need to be finely chopped. If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, dried will also work.
Paprika or red chili powder: Don’t have fresh green chili peppers or want to add even more heat? Try adding some red chili powder or paprika. For extra depth, try using smoked paprika for added smoky flavor.
Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice that comes from the root of a flowering plant. It can be used fresh or in powdered form, and is believed to have several health benefits—the most notable being its anti-inflammatory properties.
This comes from a compound in turmeric called curcumin, which only makes up 3% of turmeric by weight and is not easily absorbed by the body. To help your body make the most of what little curcumin it ingests, pair turmeric with a compound called piperine (found in black pepper).
While the health benefits of turmeric are debatable, it’s certainly a tasty addition to this cheese omelette.
Spice powder: While optional, a pinch of powdered spice or spice mix, such as allspice or Indian garam masala, will add some extra warmth and complexity to your omelet. Experiment and see what combination of spices you like!
Butter or oil: While butter may be more traditional for European omelets, oil makes a viable alternative for sauteing vegetables and keeping the scrambled eggs from sticking to the pan. For more control over saltiness, remember to use unsalted butter. Consider using oils with known health benefits such as olive oil or sunflower oil too.
Salt: Salt is the mineral that brings it all together! Make sure you season your omelet enough so it isn’t bland, but keep in mind that some cheeses—such as cheddar—are also quite salty.
How to make cheese omelette
Making an omelet seems intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Here’s how you do it.
1. Chop the veggies. I used onions and bell peppers. Other commonly used veggies are tomatoes, carrots and mushrooms. We will need 2 eggs for this recipe.
2. Beat the eggs until frothy.
3. Add oil to a hot pan. Saute the veggies with salt until done to your liking.
4. Add spice powders – chili powder & garam masala.
5. Spread the mixture, then pour the eggs.
6. Allow to cook until the base is set, then flip it.
7. When it is cooked on both the sides, spread grated cheese as desired. You can also skip garam masala, red chili powder & add Italian herbs if you like.
8. Fold the omelette and cook on a low heat until the cheese melts.
9. Serve cheese omelette hot or warm.
How to serve a cheese omelette
There are so many ways to serve an omelet. You can eat it on its own, or with some vegetables and potatoes or rice on the side. Stuff your omelet between sliced bread, biscuits, or croissants to make flavorful sandwiches. You can roll the omelet in a tortilla or roti with some spreads and pickles to make a healthy vegetarian wrap.
If you’re serving a particularly large meal or a meal with lots of small dishes, like tapas, you can even cut up the omelet and serve it as a side.
The possibilities are endless.
The best cheese to use is the one you like the best. For optimal melting, try something like mozzarella or jack cheese. Cheddar or parmesan add sharpness. Feel free to use what you prefer.
A cheese omelet can be part of a balanced diet, especially when filled with vegetables. Eggs are a source of protein, vitamins, and healthy fats like Omega-3s, while cheese provides protein, vitamins, and minerals like calcium. Use the best and freshest ingredients you can afford.
One way is to separate egg yolks and whites and whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold the beaten egg yolks into the egg whites. Alternatively, try blending your eggs in a blender for a few minutes to incorporate air with less fuss.
Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup onions & bell peppers heaped, (use whatever you like)
- Salt little ( cheese is salted so use little)
- coriander leaves few, chopped
- 1 ¼ tsp oil
- Cheese as desired (cheddar or mozzarella) (¼ cup goes well)
- 2 pinches red chilli powder
- 1 pinch turmeric
- 2 pinches garam masala or any spice powder or Italian herbs
- Whisk eggs well in a bowl.
- Heat a pan with oil, when it is just hot enough add the onions, other veggies & salt. Saute on a high flame for 1 minute.
- Add garam masala, turmeric and red chili powder. Mix well. Spread the mixture.
- Reduce the flame to medium and pour the eggs.
- Allow to cook until the base is set. Flip it and cook.
- Fry it to and fro on both the sides until fully cooked. Then add the grated cheese as desired.
- Fold it half way and cook on a low heat until the cheese melts.
- Serve cheese omelette warm.
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.
NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)
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