Omelets are certainly a favorite for many of us when it comes to breakfast food.
Not only are they easy to whip together simply requiring a handful of ingredients, they are also an incredibly healthy morning option being rich in protein and loaded with all types of vitamins including Vitamin A, B, C and D.
You don’t have to wake up to just any regular omelet however, there are a wide variety of unique and exotic recipes to make an omelet even more tasty and filling in the morning, so with that being said here are 26 of the very best omelet recipes that are perfect for a hearty breakfast.
1. Mexican Omelet
This light breakfast and lunch omelet recipe uses capsicum, onion and parsley which are sprinkled over the omelet while being cooked for 3 to 4 minutes to create a sweet and filling breakfast recipe that contains a slight kick of that signature Mexican taste (see also ‘Top 10 Popular Mexican Breakfast Foods‘) to get you going in the morning.
2. Cheese And Porchetta Omelets
If you have some leftover pork or any including beef or turkey, consider mixing them into this omelet recipe which takes the meat and a smooth and thick cheese sauce to create an omelet which wraps around the delicious insides and is a treat to snack on, easily being made in no more than 15 minutes making for a quick meat based breakfast.
3. 40 Second Omelet
As the name suggests, this omelet can be made in less than a minute by cooking it in certain areas and adding 1/2 cup of your desired mixture as it cooks.
The beauty of this recipe is alongside being quick to prepare, the seasonings and extra additions are entirely up to you, ensuring you won’t be grumbling in bed at the thought of getting up and taking more time than is needed to make an omelet.
4. Fluffy Cheese Omelet
Soft, sweet and incredibly delicious, this omelet is made by beating the eggs and some heavy cream with an electric mixer to create a soft base before adding butter and finishing off with some soft cheddar cheese coating for a soft and light omelet that you can be excited to wake up to every morning.
5. French Omelet
While they are known for being difficult to make, preparing a French omelet is easy once you realize there are only four ingredients being 3 large eggs, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and 1 tbsp of butter.
Using a nonstick skillet to prepare the butter and make the omelet nice and thick and folding the omelet over very carefully are the most crucial parts of this recipe, however once you get the hang of it these thick delicious omelets are some of the most filling types you can find.
6. Omelet Waffles
If you want something a little thicker than the regular flat surfaced omelets and that can be prepared in 5 minutes, these omelet waffles are perfect simply requiring a mixture of salt, pepper, eggs, ham and some cheese which are whisked together and then added to a waffle iron so they can take shape.
Cook the ingredients on a low heat for 4 to 5 minutes and you will have yourself some meat filled thick omelet waffles which work great for breakfast and even lunch.
7. Pesto And Roasted Tomato Omelet
It’s hard to go wrong with the sweet mixture of tomato and pesto, and this is certainly the case with omelets which are infused with a handful of grape or cherry tomatoes during the cooking process along with some salt to create a delicious base.
Then once the eggs have been added and the omelet rises to a point where it’s nearly done, finish the recipe off with 3-4 tablespoons of pesto and you will have yourself a tomato based omelet that is a deliciously sweet light snack to look forward to when you wake up.
8. The Big Steak Omelet
You guessed it, this omelet uses thinly cut steak pieces to give it a tremendous amount of flavor and a great source of protein (see also ‘28 Easy High-Protein Breakfast Recipes‘) in the morning.
The tasty ingredients don’t end there however, hash browns, paprika and mushrooms are all involved in this recipe.
While it may sound like a lot of food to prepare at first, by quickly simmering the thinly cut steak and then the hash browns and butter in a pan along with your egg mixture, it actually only takes about 30 minutes to prepare on average making it an incredibly tasty delicacy for when you want to take some time to prepare a fantastic meal in the morning.
9. Mushroom And Goat’s Cheese Omelet
This simple recipe features one half of the omelet being layered by sautéed mushrooms, spinach, goat’s cheese and avocado to give it a sweet and creamy taste which can often be exactly what we’re looking for when we are tired of eating the same dry omelets every day.
You can even opt to mix in some veggies and fresh parsley to really finish this recipe off and make it as healthy as possible.
10. Classic Denver Omelet
Bringing together onions, smoked ham and sweet bell peppers into a gooey melted cheddar cheese mixture, this omelet almost replicates a taco in how the outside can be fairly soft but the inside has a real crunch to it, making it extremely tasty and unique.
While the cheese is one of the main ingredients to allow this mixture to gel together and give the omelet it’s soft exterior, the choice of cheese is actually up to you, feel free to experiment with cheddar, provel, provolone and even Monterey Jack to see which you like the taste of the most.
11. Loaded Grill Hash Brown Omelet
It’s hard to think of our dream breakfast without a hash brown or two being on our plate.
This recipe satisfies this craving, having a crispy hash brown layer with some eggs mixed in along with mushrooms, eggs, peppers, onions and cheese being cooked on a camping grill and then added to make for a hearty breakfast all rolled all into one.
12. Potato Chip Omelet
This recipe may seem weird at first glance, after all a lot of us are used to snacking on potato chips mush later in the day, however when they are mixed into an omelet it makes a crunchy sensation which is not too overpowering and so that you can still taste the soft and fluffy texture from the eggs and other ingredients.
This recipe is also incredibly easy to make as long as you have some potato chips at the ready, simply mix 3 cups of them in with the rest of the omelet mixture including the eggs, fresh parsley and salt, and this crunchy omelet will be yours in no time.
13. Omelet-Stuffed Peppers
If you really want to try out a unique breakfast that takes an entirely different shape to a regular omelet, try baking some peppers on a medium to high heat and pouring the omelet egg mixture inside them before placing back in the oven for 40 minutes.
Garnish with some chives and you will have yourself a unique looking and tasting omelet that is great for the mornings with the juicy pepper exterior shell included in this recipe.
14. Spanish Omelet
Inspired by the famous Catalonian style recipe, this omelet uses 500g of skinned or regular potatoes mixed in with the mushrooms and eggs to make a thick and chewy base which is bursting with a soft textured flavor when you bite in.
A Spanish delicacy, if you’re a lover of potatoes or just want a little hint of their flavor mixed into your breakfast, the Spanish Omelet is the perfect way to go.
15. Loaded Mediterranean Omelet
Bursting with a wide variety of exotic Mediterranean flavors, this omelet is sure to get you awake and ready in the morning so you can enjoy a few bites of this supreme delicacy.
This recipe fuses together some diced roasted red peppers, fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, sliced kalamata olives and a small handful of baby spinach coarsely to give the egg mixture an incredibly tasteful flavor that you can be sure you won’t forget.
16. Simple Cheese Omelet
Sometimes we don’t want all the hassle of getting up and gathering all the ingredients to make an omelet tasty, and this recipe is the perfect remedy to that placing cheese and herbs down the center of the omelet while it cooks and then folding it over to make a thick and cheesy flavor that can be whipped up in as little as 5 minutes.
17. Spinach, Mushroom And Sun-Dried Tomato Omelet
A blast of Omega-3 flavors, with this recipe you get a large thick and tasty omelet sprinkled with some feta cheese and with a dash of salsa along with a 1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes and some baby spinach on the side to create a filing breakfast meal that comes with a variety of unique tastes and flavors to get you ready for the day ahead.
18. Cheese And Broccoli Omelet
A classic omelet but for good reason, the inclusion of a cup of fresh broccoli makes this healthy breakfast snack packed full of nutrients including fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and iron making you feel instantly prepped for the big day ahead.
Add any other veggies of your choosing if you want to make this omelet as healthy as possible, or just leave in the broccoli so you can still get a good amount of the thick feta cheese taste.
19. Philly Cheese Steak Omelet
A 1/2 lb thinly cut sirloin steak is used in this omelet recipe to give it an extremely premium taste which is not only a delicious treat to wake up to, but is also sure to keep you filled up at least until the late afternoon.
Being prepared in only 35 minutes, if you’re a lover of a good steak, this is a perfect and fairly quick way to get that familiar taste before you even start the day properly.
20. Bacon And Brie Omelet
This soft and fluffy omelet is stuffed full of crispy sizzling bacon and thin layers of brie to make for an meal that is full of that familiar breakfast taste that we all love and requires barely any ingredients, all you need is 2 slices of bacon, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp of milk and 2 ounces of thinly cut brie.
Whether you want the bacon and brie to rest on the soft top or you want to wrap the omelet around the bacon and enjoy it like a taco, the choice is yours.
21. Easy Tomato Omelet
This vegetarian friendly recipe actually uses gram or chickpea flour to make it’s base rather than eggs, and with the added variety of spices including turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala and of course, the finely chopped tomatoes, this omelet can not only be on the table for you and the family in as little as 10 minutes, but even without the eggs the spices add their own unique delicate flavors which is a must try.
22. Smoked Salmon Omelet
This one is for those seafood lovers who love the idea of some tasty smoked salmon in the morning.
All you need to make this delicious omelet is 1-2 ounces of smoked salmon, a few red onions, some cream cheese and eggs and you will be ready to create this flavourful dish which is extremely high in protein and will satisfy your seafood appetite for the day.
23. Glazed Lobster Omelet
Sometimes you’ve got to switch your breakfast meals up as much as possible to keep it fresh and enticing, and this recipe does just that mixing in lobster stock with some creamy butter, basil and other smooth ingredients to make an omelet that has that distinct lobster taste that is a perfect cross between a crab and a shrimp.
Even if you have never tried lobster, this is a perfect excuse to get one ready for a breakfast meal, and not to mention, it’s also very nutritional.
24. Chicken Omelet
Easy, tasty and a great way to use up some leftover chicken, this chicken omelet may seem fairly standard, however the mixture of chicken along with light cheese and veggies of your choosing makes this a protein rich breakfast which is also packed full of fiber, vitamins and minerals for an easy way to get going in the morning.
25. Best Vegetarian Omelet
Avocado, salsa, guacamole, carrots, turnips, whichever healthy additions you choose can be packed into this vegetarian omelet making it one of the most customisable omelet options out there in case you or someone in the family is a bit of a picky eater.
This recipe is extremely easy to make and just requires mixing in the toppings of your choice with the shredded cheddar cheese with the omelet then being folded over and topped off with some salsa, sour cream, hollandaise sauce or any extra toppings of your choosing that you feel would suit this yummy vegetarian omelet off so you can mix it up each morning.
26. Greek Omelet
Certainly a fan favorite that adds an exotic kick to an omelet, this recipe infuses minced onions with chopped tomatoes, pitted kalamata olives and dried oregano to add a unique yet delicious Greek taste to an otherwise ordinary omelet, not to mention, it can be made in under 10 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Omelets Healthy For Breakfast?
While this does depend on what you mix into the omelete, most omelets are extremely healthy as a breakfast snack and while they can be a bit higher in calories, especially when adding cheese or bacon, they are packed full of vitamins to get you energised for the day.
Omelets can be customized in a huge variety of ways to make for the perfect breakfast snack to get you ready for the day, try some of these recipes out and see which gets you out of bed the quickest.
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