Simple Homemade Omelet
Breakfast Recipe for Beginners

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  • 8 Minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy
  • Medium-High Heat
Simple Homemade Omelet

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
4 Eggs
2 teaspoons Margarine
To Taste Salt
To Taste Pepper
Instead of Margarine, use Butter
For Cheesy Omelet add one:
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
1/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
For Denver Omelet add:
2 Tablespoons Ham cooked and chopped
1 Tablespoon Red Pepper finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Onion finely chopped

Nutritional information for Simple Homemade Omelet

Saturated Fat

This omelet recipe requires 0 skill and almost no effort. It is simple, tasty, and great for breakfasts. It gives you the energy needed to have a great day. Variations were also included.

Did you Know?

A local innkeeper served Napoleon Bonaparte his first omelet. He loved it so much that he had all of the eggs in the town gathered in order to serve omelets to his entire army the next day.


  • Variation

  • For Cheesy Omelet add one:

  • For Denver Omelet add:

Steps for Simple Homemade Omelet

2 Minutes

Beat the eggs in a small bowl

Beat the eggs in a small bowl with a fork or wire whisk until yolks and whites are well mixed.

1 Minute

Heat the margarine

Heat the margarine in the skillet over medium-high heat until margarine is hot and sizzling. As margarine melts, tilt skillet to coat bottom with margarine.

3 Minutes

Pour the Eggs into the Skillet

Quickly pour the eggs into the skillet. While sliding the skillet back and forth rapidly over the heat, quickly stir the eggs with a fork to spread them continuously over the bottom of the skillet as they thicken. When they are thickened, let stand over the heat a few seconds to lightly brown the bottom. Do not overcook — the omelet will continue to cook after being folded.

1 Minute

Fold it

Tilt the skillet and run a spatula or fork under the edge of the omelet, then jerk the skillet sharply to loosen omelet from the bottom of it. Fold the portion of the omelet from your position to the center.

1 Minute

The Omelet is almost ready

Allow for a portion of the omelet to slide up the side of the skillet. Turn the omelet onto a warm plate, flipping folded portion of omelet over so the far side is on the bottom. Tuck sides of omelet under if necessary. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Variations Denver or Cheesy Omelet

For the variations, please see below how to proceed. ↓

Additional Info for Simple Homemade Omelet


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This simple omelet recipe is an old homemade dish, known by all of us. Not only the omelet we know as breakfast changed in past years, but that simple one made by our mothers, 30 years ago was simple and fast to make… It also was very tasty!

Content on this recipe…



About this simple and tasty Omelet recipe

I remember my mother’s omelet. She made it without any cookbook in her hands, only by her mother’s recipe, and so on. Simple, tasty, and well-remembered, I’ve decided to write it on my cookbook, to remain here as long as will be online. It’s not much to say about it, it is the omelet you know as you were a kid, and that’s it. Only eggs, margarine or butter, salt, and pepper. The simplicity of this recipe is its success and can be prepared at breakfast by anyone, regardless of his/shes cooking skill. A lot of people search for more complex omelet recipes, and I included below some variations.




Because I cannot make this recipe without variations, I’ll note two of them I also liked as a kid: Cheese or Denver Omelet.


1. Cheese Omelet

Before folding the omelet, sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Swiss cheese or 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese. You can also combine the cheese above for a mixed taste. Mozzarella can also be used but will have a more nullifying taste.


2. Denver Omelet

Cook 2 tablespoons chopped fully cooked ham, 1 tablespoon finely chopped bell pepper, and 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion in the margarine for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, before adding eggs.


3. Denver Cheesy Omelet

For this type of omelet, you only need to combine the two variations above. The cheese must be the last ingredient to be added.



Why eat an omelet for breakfast?

Omelets are one of the healthiest morning foods you can consume for breakfast. As eggs are full of protein and fat— slow-metabolizing energy sources, the energy you get from them will be released from morning till lunch, or even more. It is best to have a moderate omelet meal plan, and I do recommend this prep 3 out of 7 days, not more, not less. 


As per article (for omelet & weight-loss), a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition in June 2013 found that eating eggs on toast for breakfast was more filling and resulted in a lower calorie intake the rest of the day than a breakfast of cornflakes with milk and toast or one containing a croissant and orange juice. These results occurred even though all three meals have the same number of calories.

Eating eggs leads to elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as the “good” cholesterol. If you have higher HDL levels, a lower risk of heart disease is very possible, and also diminished stroke and other health issues. There is a study that sustains this, saying that if you eat two eggs a day for six weeks, the HDL levels will increase by 10%.



Notes and Tips:

  1. Essential Equipment: 8-inch skillet.
  2. To warm a plate for serving the omelet, run hot water over the serving plate, then dry it thoroughly just before cooking the omelet.
  3. Using a nonstick skillet makes preparing an omelet easier. But our mothers didn’t use such skillets, right? :p.


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