A Really Easy Omelette with Cheese and Ham

Omelettes are such a great cooked breakfast or lunch, really filling and healthy too. There are lots of variations like a soufflé omelette or frittata but today I am looking at a really easy omelette you can whip up quickly.

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Omelette with cheese, ham and mushrooms

The mail ingredients you always need for an omelette is eggs and after that its really up to you what else you include. My favourite at the moment is ham, cheese and mushrooms.

Omelette with cheese and ham ingredients

Cooking a really easy Omelette

I like to use 3 small eggs for an omelette, no milk, cream or other additions just whole eggs beaten. I then season the eggs after beating them.

You want to have a frying pan on a high heat with some butter or frylight. Then you add the eggs, making sure they cover the whole of the pan base. At this point I turn the heat down to medium.

Cooking eggs
in the pan

Once the edges start to set (see above photo) you are ready to add your fillings.

Omelette fillings

Omelette fillings so versatile some of my favourites:

  • Just herbs
  • Cheese & onion
  • Tomato & basil
  • Mushroom, ham & cheese
  • Bacon & cheese
  • Salmon, cream cheese & chives

You need to have your fillings prepared and ready waiting to be added before you cook the eggs. So once the eggs are ready you can add he ham and mushrooms. Then top with the cheese.

I tend to use a handful of grated cheddar cheese for my omelettes.

Grated cheese
a handful of cheese

Once you have added the fillings after around 30 seconds you can flip one half over to top the fillings. I like to cook for another 30 seconds to give the cheese time to melt before serving.

A really easy omelette

Or try a skinny herby omelette?

Another favourite of mine at the moment is the skinny herby omelette, this one is really healthy. Just eggs, parsley, chives and basil. With herbs I mix them into the beaten eggs.

Herb omelette
herb omelette

If you want super healthy omelettes you can just use the egg whites but I prefer using the whole egg.

skinny herb omelette
skinny herb omelette
Print Recipe

Omelette with Cheese, Ham & Mushrooms

A really easy breakfast or lunch dish.
Course Breakfast, brunch, lunch
Keyword Eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 1


  • 3 Eggs beaten
  • 1 handful Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 250 g Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 handful ham shredded


  • Prepare your fillings, slice the mushrooms and grate the cheese
  • Fry the mushrooms until cooked, adding the ham for the last 30 seconds then set aside
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl or jug and season
  • Put a clean frying pan on a high heat
  • When the pan is hot add some Frylight or butter
  • Add the eggs to the pan, swirling the pan so the eggs cover the base, turn the heat down to medium
  • Once the egg starts to set on the edges add the fillings to one half of the egg base and cook for another 30 seconds
  • Flip the side without fillings on top of the fillings and cook for another 30 seconds
  • Serve straight away

You may also like my classic pancakes and my scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and chives.

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  1. Monika
    October 12, 2020 / 11:42 pm

    cooking eggs on HIGH?

    that’s a huge no-no. Barely cooked egg has the best flavour.

    Very surprised by your take.

    • Jade
      October 13, 2020 / 2:37 pm

      I think I got in the habit of making sure they are cooked through after cooking when I was pregnant and now for young kids

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