Simple Omelet for Kids

Simple omelet for kids

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
849 Calories
64g Fat
6g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 849
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 64g 83%
Saturated Fat 31g 155%
Cholesterol 1027mg 342%
Sodium 1723mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 59g
Calcium 1007mg 77%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This omelet recipe for kids is so easy they will be wanting to make their own version in no time. It isn't hard to make an exceptionally good omelet with simple ingredients—the trick lies in making sure you use the right pan (non-stick or cast iron) and heat it to just the right temperature.

Omelet Recipe for Kids: Tips for a Perfect Breakfast

This omelet recipe is not complicated, calling only for cheese, but you can certainly get creative, adding any variety of meats and vegetables your kids like to make the omelet to their tastes.

If your kids are interested in taking part, allow them to break the eggs and whisk with water (or you can substitute the water with 1 tablespoon of milk for a creamier, fluffier texture), salt, and pepper. While they do that, show them how to preheat the skillet over medium heat in order for the omelet to cook evenly.

Always keep your spatula clean while you are flipping, as a messy spatula can mean your omelet may stick to the skillet. Don't be afraid to let the kids try flipping one side of the omelet over the other; trying is the only way they will learn to do it well.


  • Cooking spray (or butter)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ​freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: meat or vegetables (like cut up sausage, onions, bell peppers, spinach, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for omelet for kids
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  2. Spray a 10- or 12-inch non-stick or cast iron skillet with a thin coating of cooking spray and heat over medium heat.

    Frying pan
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  3. Beat eggs, water, salt, and pepper until light and fluffy.

    Egg in dish
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  4. When skillet is hot (but not smoking), pour the egg mixture in.

    Beat the eggs
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  5. As the omelet starts to set, lift an edge of the omelet with a clean spatula and tilt the pan so that the runny, unset portion of the omelet can run underneath and start to set.

    Lift omelet
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  6. Repeat on the opposite side. 

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  7. If adding vegetables or meats, do so now.

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  8. When the omelet is just about completely set, sprinkle the cheese over half of the omelet. 

    Add cheese
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  9. Then fold the other half of the omelet over the cheese half.

    Flipped omelet
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  10. Slide onto a plate and serve immediately. 

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  11. Enjoy!


  • This simple recipe is delicious paired with just ketchup. If your kids are more adventurous, try adding a side of a particular cooked vegetable each time you make this recipe and see how they react. After that, you can try adding that vegetable to the inside of their omelet if they seem to like the pairing.