How to Make an Omelette – Ready in 20 Minutes!

An omelette seems fancy but really it’s an easy way to cook your morning eggs!
In just a few easy steps, you can have a light fluffy omelette filled with your favorites from cheese and ham to spinach or even leftover taco meat!

Any Time of Day
If you love fluffy omelets from a diner I have great news… it’s easy to recreate this breakfast at home! Don’t stop at breakfast, they make a great lunch or quick dinner too!
What’s in an Omelet?
EGGS Naturally, eggs are the key ingredient in an omelet.
A bit of milk/water is optional but I find it helps the eggs whisk nicely and keeps the omelette a little bit softer. Many people make (and prefer) omelettes with just eggs.
Be sure to use real butter for frying!
ADD-INS Omelettes are perfect for add-ins like meats, veggies, and cheeses. Precook meats or steam or panfry veggies before starting with the eggs.
Tips for Perfect Omelets
Whisk lots. Whisk very well, the egg mixture should be a consistent color with no visible bits of egg yolk or whites.
Use the right pan. Use a small pan for an individual omelette, if it’s too large it will be too thin. The pan is what gives the omelet its signature shape.
Not too much heat. Cook over medium heat (with real butter). You want the omelette to cook but not brown.
Add extra eggs. You can follow the recipe below with up to 3 eggs (no other changes needed).
If cooking for a crowd, you might like to consider a frittata (which is similar to an omelette).
Pre-cook add ins. Ensure meats and veggies are pre-cooked when adding to the omelette, they will basically heat but not cook in the eggs.
How to Make an Omelet
Making a restaurant-worthy omelette is super easy. It’s all about the timing.
Beat the eggs, milk (if using), salt, and pepper until it is a consistent soft yellow color. You shouldn’t be able to see any bits of whites or yolks.
Melt butter in a 6” skillet, cook on medium heat. Add the egg mixture.

Let it cook about 1 minute. Run a spatula around the rim of the skillet to loosen the edge and tilt the pan all around so the uncooked eggs run under the cooked eggs.

Once eggs are barely set, add cheese (& other add-ins). Cover omelet with a lid and continue to cook until set and cheese is melted.

Gently fold one half of the omelet over the other with the spatula & serve immediately.
Add-Ins!
Nearly anything can go into an omelet but here is a list of the most popular ones!
VEGGIES Tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, onion, bell peppers, and asparagus are favorites!
MEAT Ham, bacon, breakfast sausage, or even leftover taco meat.
CHEESE Any shredded or crumbled cheese (cheddar is my favorite).
Basic Egg Favorites
Egg Recipes

How to Make an Omelette

This recipe is quick, easy, & makes the perfect light & fluffy omelette!

Beat eggs, milk, and salt & pepper with a fork until the yolks are completely incorporated. Set aside.

Melt butter in a 6” skillet over medium medium-low and add egg mixture. Allow to cook about 1-2 minutes.

Gently run a spatula along the edges moving the cooked egg away from the edges while tilting the pan and letting the raw egg run underneath the cooked egg. Repeat as needed until the eggs are almost set.

Once the eggs are almost set, add cheese (and other toppings as desired) and cover.

Cook until the top is set and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.

Fold in half and serve.

Calories: 477, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 462mg, Sodium: 599mg, Potassium: 219mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1485IU, Calcium: 485mg, Iron: 2mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese – Ready in 10 Minutes!

If you have an air fryer, grilled cheese sandwiches are the perfect easy lunch!! Crisp on the outside with melty cheese inside.
I love all of the awesome things I can cook in my air fryer from chicken breasts to Brussels sprouts. This air fryer grilled cheese tops the list for me for sure.

Why I Love It So Much
Making a grilled cheese sandwich isn’t difficult but it’s even easier in the air fryer.
It’s easy to make 4 sandwiches at once (I have a Cosori XL 5.8qt).
They brown perfectly on both sides (and are not greasy).
I find them to be the perfect amount of crisp with melty cheese.
Super easy cleanup with just a wipe to the basket.
Make the classic pairing of grilled cheese and our delicious homemade fresh tomato soup, and a side of colorful fruit kabobs.

Ingredients
BREAD Any bread will do from sandwich bread to leftover French bread. Use what you have on hand.
BUTTER Lightly butter the bread with real butter. I love to add a tiny pinch of garlic powder to the outside of the bread but it’s optional.
CHEESE Sharp cheddar has great flavor but don’t stop there, add whatever is in your fridge. Brie, cream cheese, pepper jack, anything goes!
I often add a couple of slices of thick real cheddar and a single slice of processed cheese for great texture.

How to Make a Grilled Cheese in the Air Fryer
Butter each slice of bread. Place the bread butter side down in the air fryer basket.
Add cheese to each piece of bread and top with another piece of buttered bread (butter side out). Sprinkle with garlic powder if desired.
Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until the sandwiches are crisp & golden brown.

Leftovers
Keep the leftover sandwiches in a covered container in the refrigerator for about 2 days. The best way to reheat grilled cheese sandwiches is to re-toast them in the air fryer for a couple of minutes.
Cube leftover sandwiches, toast in the oven, and make them into cheesy croutons for tomato soup!
Grilled Cheese Variations
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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Cheesy and golden brown, these air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches are so easy to make for lunch, dinner, or a snack!

Preheat air fryer to 350°F.

Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place cheese in the middle, keeping the butter on the outside of the bread.

Sprinkle the bread with garlic powder if using and place in the air fryer.

Cook 4-6 minutes or until golden on the outside and melted inside.

Air fryers can vary, you may need to cook your sandwiches a minute more or less.

Swap out the cheddar for any cheese you have on hand.

Add in your favorites. Bacon, tomato slices, jalapenos, the possibilities are endless.

Calories: 481, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 743mg, Potassium: 165mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 919IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 490mg, Iron: 2mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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