Simple Omelet for Kids

Simple Omelet for Kids

The Spruce / Abbey Littlejohn

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 omelet
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
445 Calories
33g Fat
3g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 445
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 614mg 205%
Sodium 897mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 488mg 38%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 257mg 5%
*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

  • Meat, or vegetables (such as sliced sausage, onions, bell peppers, spinach, etc.), optional

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

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.

    greased skillet

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

    Beat eggs, water, salt, and pepper in a bowl

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

    egg mixture in a skillet

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

    lift the omelet edges in the skillet

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  6. Repeat on opposite side. 

    lift the edges of the omelet in the skillet

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

    meat and vegetables on top of the omelet in the skillet

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

    cheese on top of the omelet in the skillet

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

    omelet folded over the filling in the skillet

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  10. Slide onto a plate and serve immediately. 

    Simple Omelet for Kids on a plate

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  • 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.