20 Easy Omelette Recipes and Frittata Recipes

Best ever omelette and frittata recipes

  • serves 1
  • Easy

Use up those last few eggs in the fridge with our protein-rich omelette ideas, from quick vegetarian omelettes to our elaborate Tex-mex frittata

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Check out our quick and easy omelette recipes for easy lunch and dinner ideas to use up leftover eggs. We’ve come up with a simple base omelette recipe, and then see below for easy filling ideas. Or make one of our more elaborate frittata recipes including crab and chilli, ginger and spring onion, and even kedgeree.


Base omelette recipe

Ingredients

  • eggs 3
  • butter for frying

Method

  • Step 1

    Whisk the eggs and season

  • Step 2

    Heat a large knob of butter in a small frying pan until foaming and pour in the eggs.

  • Step 3

    Cook over a medium heat, drawing in the edges with a spatula so the raw egg runs into the gaps and cooks.

  • Step 4

    Keep cooking until the omelette is set but still a little oozy on top. Fill, fold and serve.

Omelette fillings ideas

Gruyère, avocado, spring onion and chive omelette recipe

  • Mix ¼ diced avocado with 2 chopped spring onions and 1 tbsp chopped chives.
  • Scatter the omelette with a handful of finely grated gruyère as it cooks.
  • Spoon the avo mix over the top and fold over.
  • Leave for 1 minute before serving.
Gruyère, avocado, spring onion and chive recipe
Gruyère, avocado, spring onion and chive recipe

Garlic mushroom, chilli and spinach omelette recipe

  • Heat a large knob of butter in a pan and add 75g sliced chestnut mushrooms.
  • Cook until softened and browned, then stir in ½ a crushed garlic clove and some dried chilli flakes.
  • Cook for 1 minute, stir in 2 handfuls of baby spinach until wilted, then season.
  • Cook the omelette as described above then spoon over the mushroom/spinach mix, fold over and leave for 1 minute before serving.
Garlic mushroom, chilli and spinach recipe
Garlic mushroom, chilli and spinach recipe

Hot smoked salmon, lemon crème fraîche and dill omelette recipe

  • Cook the omelette as above, scatter over a handful of flaked hot smoked salmon, 1-2 tbsp of crème fraîche mixed with a little lemon zest and a little chopped dill.
  • Fold over the top and leave for 1 minute to warm everything through.
Hot smoked salmon, lemon crème fraîche and dill recipe
Hot smoked salmon, lemon crème fraîche and dill recipe

Asian spicy prawn omelette recipe

  • Heat 1 tsp of sesame oil in a small pan.
  • Add 50g chopped raw prawns, ½ chopped red chilli, 1 tsp finely chopped ginger and a handful of edamame beans (defrosted if frozen).
  • Cook until the prawns are pink, then add a splash of soy sauce.
  • Cook the omelette as described, opposite, whisking 1 tsp sesame oil into the eggs before cooking.
  • Spoon the prawn mix on top and fold over. Leave for 1 minute before serving.
Asian spicy prawn recipe
Asian spicy prawn recipe

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Masala omelette

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Tex-Mex baked veggie frittata

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Crab, chilli and herb omelette

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Classic tortilla recipe

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Ginger, spring onion and mushroom omelette

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Soft-baked asparagus frittata

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Mini picnic frittatas

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Oven baked frittata

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Chilli, cheese and garlic mushroom omelette

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Smoked trout frittata recipe with peas

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Spanish omelette recipe with potatoes and red peppers

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Smoked salmon and dill frittata

This filling Italian-style egg recipe with smoked salmon is perfect for quick midweek cooking and any leftovers can be eaten cold for lunch the next day. More easy lunch recipes here.

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Kale and feta tortilla

Tortilla is our go-to easy meal. Eggs are cheap and convenient, we always have some at home, and paired with leafy green kale and feta this is a fast, effortless recipe for two. Serve with salad or bread. Plenty more egg recipes here.

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Mini chorizo and tomato frittatas

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Kedgeree omelette

Kedgeree is a classic dish of curried rice, flaked, smoked fish and hard-boiled eggs. In this version, we've updated the classic by substituting the boiled eggs for an omelette to wrap the Kedgeree in. Try the recipe for a quick brunch recipe ready in 20 minutes. Many more brunch recipes here.

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Spring onion and roasted red pepper frittata

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Spring onion and red pepper frittata recipe

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