A delicious and healthy Veggie Omelet recipe with tips on how to make the PERFECT Omelet. Use your favorite vegetables to create your own perfect omelet.
This recipe is for a basic 2-egg omelet. If you want a 3-egg omelet, be sure to use a 10 inch pan rather than the 8 inch an specified in the recipe. If you have a non-stick pan, use it. It is the best thing to make omelets in. I have one non-stick pan and I only use it for omelets. If you don’t have a non-stick pan, that’s ok, just make sure you take the oiling-the-pan step VERY seriously. Another great tool to have is a heat-resistant rubber spatula. It will help you flip like a pro!
The trick to these omelets is to cook it over medium-low heat. You don’t want to overcook the eggs at all. You want to make a nice, fluffy, yellow egg-pancake and then fill it and fold it. I swear its as easy as it sounds! Just follow my simple instructions and you’ll be on your way to a great breakfast.
Omelets in a pan really aren’t that scary! You can do it! However, if you want an alternative to making your omelet in a pan, try our Omelette in a Bag recipe! I love both of these recipes equally and use them interchangeably. Both turn out great. It really just depends on how you feel like preparing them. Make this your own, personal “perfect omelet” by adding your favorite veggies to the filling. Some of my favorite vegetable ingredients are spinach, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. I also love putting pepper jack cheese on my omelets but you can use your own favorite.
How to Make Veggie Omelets
Veggie Omelets (with tips on how to make the perfect omelet)
For the filling:
- 1/2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. chopped onion
- 1/4 c. chopped mushrooms
- 1/2 c. fresh spinach
- 3-4 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- shredded cheddar cheese to taste
For the omelets:
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
- 2 Tbsp. water or milk
- salt and pepper to taste
Additional filling ideas/toppings:
- hollandaise sauce my favorite -- click here
- sour cream
- First, we want to get your filling ready. Heat butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms and saute until onions become clear. Add spinach and tomatoes. When spinach has wilted, remove from heat and cover with lid or foil to keep warm.
- Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until eggs become light yellow in color. Set aside. Pour oil into In an 8" pan (you don't want to do a smaller pan or the eggs won't cook as well) and swirl around until pan in evenly coated with oil. Put pan on the stove over medium-low heat.
- While oil is heating quickly add water, salt, and pepper to the eggs and beat vigorously until the eggs become light and airy. When the oil becomes wavy and hot, slowly pour the eggs into the pan. Once the eggs are in the pan, do not stir! Let them just sit and start to bubble up a little bit.
- When the bottom of the eggs begin to set a little bit, use heat-resistant rubber spatula to gently push one edge of the egg into the center of the pan, while tilting the pan to allow the still liquid egg to flow in underneath. Repeat with the other edges, until there's no liquid left.
- Your eggs should now resemble a bright yellow pancake, which should easily slide around on the nonstick surface. If it sticks at all, loosen it with your spatula.
- Now gently flip the egg pancake over, using your spatula to ease it over if necessary. Cook for another few seconds, or until there is no uncooked egg left. DO NOT OVERCOOK!
- Stir cheese and toppings together and spoon down center of the omelet in a line (adding more cheese to the top if you like it extra cheesy). Quickly fold one side of the omelet over the toppings and then do the same with the other side (as if you were folding a piece of paper into thirds).. you may also just fold the omelet straight over (as if folding a piece of paper in half). You may keep the omelet in the pan until the cheese is melted (flipping over if necessary).. just be sure you don't overcook the eggs-- you don't want them to be crispy and brown!
- Top with additional toppings, hollandaise sauce (click here), salsa, sour cream.. etc...
Recipe adapted from Culinary Arts