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 with easy filling ideas. Or make one of our more elaborate frittata recipes including crab and chilli, ginger and spring onion, and even kedgeree.
How to make an omelette – base omelette recipe (serves one)
Whisk 3 eggs and season.
Heat a large knob of butter in a small frying pan until foaming and pour in the eggs.
Cook over a medium heat, drawing in the edges with a spatula so the raw egg runs into the gaps and cooks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A well-made tortilla is the best addition to a tapas menu. This easy recipe with just four ingredients is typically Spanish. Serve with a selection of other dishes for a Spanish feast. Here are our other Spanish ideas.
Asparagus is generally in season and plentiful in spring and what better way to use them than in this soft-baked frittata with ricotta and parmesan. An ideal dish for breakfast or brunch. More asparagus ideas here.
These mini picnic frittatas are really quick to whip up as a last minute picnic treat. To make them even easier to make, we have used Two Chicks liquid whole eggs. Make a large batch and then enjoy throughout the week for a snack or with a salad for a speedy meal.
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.
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.
Frittata is an Italian-style omelette. This one, with its peppers, spring onions and new potatoes is a quick and easy meal for two. All it needs is salad on the side. This is good served cold for lunch the next day if there are any leftovers.