Four omelettes in pans

Easy omelette fillings

Raise your omelette game with these quick, easy and filling ideas, from garlic mushrooms to hot smoked salmon and spicy prawn

Looking for omelette fillings? Try our ideas below for a quick lunch then check out our omelette recipes for dinner.

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Basic omelette recipe

To cook each omelette (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 filling

  • 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

Garlic mushroom, chilli and spinach omelette filling

  • 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

Hot smoked salmon, lemon crème fraîche and dill omelette filling

  • 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.
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Hot smoked salmon, lemon crème fraîche and dill recipe

Asian spicy prawn omelette filling

  • 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 omelette recipe