5 Delicious Ways to Fill an Omelet

Having eggs for breakfast is a great way to start the day. Scrambled, fried, frittata-ed, and of course, omelets, making for a quick and easy breakfast. We love omelets because they are such a great way to use up leftovers, to play around with different flavor combinations, and to turn a few eggs into something that feels like a real meal. They are also a great vehicle for hot sauce.

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    Find Your Favorite Omelet Filling

    Person cooking omelette
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    Fillings can range from vegetables to cooked or smoked meats, cheeses, even jam. A single two to three egg omelet should have about 3 to 6 tablespoons of filling, placed on one side of the eggs in the pan, and the filling should be crumbled or chopped into very small pieces so that the eggs will easily fold over it. When the eggs have set on the bottom, sprinkle half of the eggs with whatever filling you choose. Then fold the other half over the filling, and let the middle finish cooking.

    Learn how to make an omelet step-by-step, keep in mind it might take one or two tries before you are comfortable, but after that, it’s like riding a bike. And look below for five favorite recipes to try.

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    Broccoli Rabe + Onion

    Broccoli Rabe and Onion Omelet
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    Fill your omelet with...

    • caramelized onions (thinly sliced onions that have been cooked in a bit of butter or oil over low heat for about 30 minutes until they are very soft and nicely browned)
    • sautéed broccoli rabe (roughly chop some broccoli rabe and sauté it in a bit of butter or oil for 10 minutes until it is almost tender)
    • grated Emmenthaler cheese (or any cheese you or your kids like!)
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    Spinach + Mushroom + Mozzarella

    Spinach, Mushroom and Mozzarella Omelet
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    Try a combination of...

    • sautéed mushrooms (sauté some sliced mushrooms – any kind - in a bit of butter or oil in a skillet over medium-high heat)
    • spinach (once the mushrooms have started to brown, and a handful or two of fresh baby spinach leaves)
    • shredded mozzarella (you can use fresh or packaged mozzarella, your choice)
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    Cheddar + Black Bean + Salsa

    Cheddar, Black Bean and Salsa Omelet
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    If you have these on hand, add...

    • cooked black beans (perfect when you have leftovers)
    • grated cheddar cheese
    • salsa (or instead of the filling, use it to top the omelet)
    • add a dollop of sour cream on the side
    Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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    Greek Style

    Greek Omelet
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    Give your omelet a Greek twist by combining...

    • crumbled feta
    • chopped or sliced olives (preferably Greek)
    • chopped tomatoes
    • some fresh oregano (sprinkle on top or add to the filling)
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    Spinach + Bacon + Cheese

    Spinach, Bacon and Cheese Omelet
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    Make a classic breakfast combination of...

    • sautéed spinach (sauté some fresh baby spinach leaves, or roughly chopped fresh mature spinach in a pan with a bit of butter or oil)
    • crumbled cooked bacon (you can use crumbled cooked sausage instead of the bacon)
    • grated Fontina cheese (try other cheeses as well)