Learn how to make omelettes with this easy step by step recipe that comes out perfect every time and can be filled with any of your favorite ingredients.

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An omelette with cheddar and mushrooms.
Omelette ingredients.

The Perfect Omelette, Every Time

Looking for a breakfast option that’s as delicious as it is easy to throw together? These French inspired omelettes are perfect for every occasion.

It’s easy to customize for weekend guests with simple ingredients you’re likely to already have in the fridge. Bonus points if you give your guests the choice to pick their fillings!

After you’ve decided on your fillings, it’s as easy as beating some eggs, pouring them in a pan and…

A pan with eggs in it.
An omelette being made.
An omelette in a pan.

Nailing the Technique

Learning how to make omelettes is all about using the right tools. Before starting, make sure you’ve got a good non-stick pan and spatula (I’ve had success using the linked ones above by Cuisinart).

There’s a common misconception that because omelettes are a French classic, they must be complex to make.

It’s not true.

There are a couple different techniques used to fold omelettes depending on how fancy you want to get. For this recipe we’re keeping things simple with a half fold.

As seen in the pictures above, you will place fillings around half of the egg mixture in your pan. Then, fold half of the cooked egg over itself. From here you can leave it as is or fold again into a quarter. That’s it!

A mushroom cheddar omelette.

How to Make Omelettes Customizable

Let’s talk fillings. After all, the filling is what makes this recipe so customizable. If you learn how to make omelettes one way, you can pretty much perfect every different flavor profile.

There are countless filling combinations you could create for a successful omelette. Below I’m sharing a few of my favorites. Feel free to experiment with what you have on hand and get creative.

  • mushrooms and goat cheese
  • ham and cheddar
  • onion, bell pepper, arugula
  • sun dried tomato, spinach, feta
  • broccoli cheddar
A mushroom cheddar omelette.

Happy cooking!


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An omelette with cheddar and mushrooms.

How to Make Omelettes

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 omelette 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Eggs
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: American, French


  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt 

Filling Options: 

  • mushrooms
  • goat cheese
  • sliced bell pepper
  • onions
  • spinach
  • cheddar
  • ham
  • the options are endless!


  1. In a non-stick frying pan, melt the butter with olive oil over medium low heat. 
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs vigorously with salt and pepper. Pour the eggs into the pan and move the pan to spread the eggs into a thin layer by twisting it around. Wait a couple minutes until the eggs begin to solidify at the middle of the pan.
  3. Add desired fillings to the outer edge of half of the omelette. Flip half of the omelette onto itself using a spatula. Let it sit for a minute and serve.

An omelette with cheddar and shiitake mushrooms.