Vegetable Omelet – Delicious Brunch or Dinner

A good vegetable omelet is one of the comfort foods my husband and I both enjoy. Of course, you don’t have to limit it to vegetables. Some folks don’t consider this a meal without meat. So if you have bits of meat left over from last night’s dinner, toss it into the mix.

Omelet with salsa and toast on the side
Omelet and toast

I enjoy an omelet for a weekend brunch. Although this is typically when we have it, there are times when we decide to serve breakfast food for dinner. In order to get our daily servings of veggies, we opt for a vegetable omelet that we serve with toast—made with wheat bread for him and gluten-free for me.

Regardless of what time of day it is, a vegetable omelet is the ideal meal. Equally important, you can serve as many or as few people as you need to.

Best Vegetables for Your Omelet

As I started thinking about what vegetables to put in the omelet, I realized that almost any veggie works. Most of the time, I go the traditional route and use peppers, onions, and tomatoes. However, there are so many others you can use.

Here are some vegetables you can add to your omelet:
Green beans—French cut will be delicious and add a delicate touch.
Carrots—Diced or julienned are best if you steam them first.
Spinach—Chop and sauté the spinach first for the best results.
Olives—Sliced olives straight from the can add a delicious touch to any omelet.
Mushrooms—Slice a handful and toss into the omelet to add an earthy flavor.

If you’re in a hurry to get the printable recipe, please feel free to scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Prepare the Ingredients for Your Vegetable Omelet

Most of the time, I like to use the smallest pan that suits my needs. For this omelet, I used my 8” pan.

Small 8" nonstick frying pan
Small frying pan

I measured out the frozen diced onions and peppers. Saute the frozen vegetables.

Diced frozen onions and peppers in small bowls
Diced onions and peppers

Then I diced some tomatoes and measured some shredded cheese.

Diced tomatoes and shredded cheese in small bowls
Diced tomatoes and shredded cheese

Next I cracked the eggs and whisked them. If you like your eggs fluffier and lighter, add a tablespoon of milk or cream.

Cracked eggs in a bowl
Eggs

Now It’s Time to Cook Your Vegetable Omelet

Pour the eggs into a hot skillet. Since mine is nonstick I didn’t add butter. However, if you’re concerned about the eggs sticking, use butter or nonstick cooking spray.

Eggs poured into the pan and starting to cook
Pour eggs into the pan.

After the eggs cook for a few seconds, I put a lid on the pan to help things along and make the process go more quickly.

Egg pan with a lid to hold in the heat.
Put lid on egg pan.

Once the eggs are almost done on top, I take the lid off and add the veggies on one side. After all, it wouldn’t be a vegetable omelet without the goodies. I put about a third of the cheese on the other side to help everything stick together.

Omelet with vegetables and cheese added
Add veggies and cheese

With attention to keeping the eggs intact, use a small spatula and carefully fold the omelet over on itself.

Omelet folded over on itself
Fold the omelet

Add the rest of the cheese and let it melt. You can put the lid back on to keep the heat in the skillet.

Vegetable omelet topped with more shredded cheese
Top the vegetable omelet with more cheese

Finishing Touches

Once the cheese is melted, carefully transfer the omelet from the skillet to a plate. Add whatever topping you like. My husband and I like various types of salsa.

Omelet on a plate and topped with salsa
Omelet on the plate

Finally, add some buttered toast, and you have a delicious, nutritious meal.

Vegetable omelet topped with salsa and a side of buttered toast
Add a side of toast to your vegetable omelet

Enjoy a Vegetable Omelet with Friends

If you decide to have a few friends over for brunch, why not serve vegetable omelets? You can have a variety of fillings for each person to choose from and make them to order. Whether your guests want onions and peppers or tomatoes and mushrooms you can make them all happy.

One of the beautiful things about a vegetable omelet is that it is so quick and easy to prepare. You can generally cook one in less than ten minutes start to finish. Not only will you have a meal on the table quickly, but also your guests will be satisfied with a delicious brunch or dinner.

All things considered, you’re serving a well-balanced meal that is delicious and beautiful. As long as you have eggs, cheese, and a few vegetables on hand, you can serve this dish.

Some of my favorite food blogs featuring southern cuisine:
Back to My Southern Roots
Southern Plate
A Southern Soul

More comfort food from my blog:
Mac-and-Cheese with Ham Casserole
Sausage and Peppers Over Rice
Homemade Bean Soup

Yield: 1 omelet

Vegetable Omelet

This quick and easy vegetable omelet will satisfy even the biggest appetite.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 1/4 cup frozen diced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup frozen diced onions
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 tablespoon milk (optional)
  • Dash of salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute the onions and peppers on medium-high.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes and cook for about a minute.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the pan.
  4. Crack the eggs into a small mixing bowl and whisk until frothy. For a fluffier omelet, add a tablespoon of milk.
  5. Pour the eggs into the pan and cook on medium heat. Cover the pan to speed the process.
  6. Remove the lid and pour the cooked vegetables onto one side of the omelet and approximately 1/3 of the cheese onto the other side.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Carefully fold the omelet over itself.
  9. Top with cheese and let it melt a little bit. You may put the lid back on to help things along.
  10. Transfer the omelet to a plate and top with salsa.

Notes

Serve this delicious omelet with hot buttered toast, biscuits, or fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1 omelet

Amount Per Serving Calories 458 Total Fat 31g Saturated Fat 15g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 12g Cholesterol 434mg Sodium 1016mg Carbohydrates 17g Fiber 4g Sugar 7g Protein 29g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
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