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Air Fryer Omelette

Fluffy Air Fryer Omelette is the easiest way to make your morning eggs! Soft, Cheesy and super customizable with any vegetables, protein or cheese you have on hand.

egg omelette topped with tomato and avocado on a brown plate

Disclosure: We received samples from Nest Fresh in order to share our recipe using their products, but this isn’t a sponsored post.

Adding another winner to our huge collection of air fryer recipes – A fluffy cheesy omelette!

This August, let’s focus on bringing the family back together by celebrating Family Fun Month! Before the kids go back to school, give them a memorable end of summer… Whether you’re swimming, camping, or making blanket forts, you’ll need fuel that can get you through any
adventure. My ideal source of clean protein? NestFresh Eggs. Head to your local grocery to pick up these 100% cage-free, ethical and sustainable eggs and put a better-for-you and better-for-the-planet twist on your favorite summer recipes. Visit NestFresh-Recipes for some foodie inspiration even your pickiest of eaters can get on board with!

Eggs are delicious any time of the day! They are easy to prepare, filling and use ingredients usually stocked at all times. Some of our favorite egg dishes are 5 minute egg fried rice, Avocado toast, 20 minute egg curry, Spicy Thai noodles and Instant pot egg fried rice.

Pancakes, Waffles, Oatmeals, Smoothies, Muffins, Quick breads are some of our go to family favorites for breakfast on weekends. Few of our go to ones include Oatmeal waffles, Doughnuts, Almond butter bars, Sheet pan pancakes, Eggless pancakes, Belgian waffles or Apple Oatmeal. However my husband enjoys egg omelettes on weekday mornings after his daily run.

There are two favorite ways to make an omelette – The French and American. Both made very similar to each other, but the French omelette is rolled into an oval when compared the American counterpart which is presented in a folded fashion.

Why this recipe works?

There are three techniques that are adopted in making a restaurant quality omelette at home that is soft and fluffy instead of drying out from the hot air blown around it.

  1. Low temperature – We borrowed the same technique from cooking silky smooth soft scrambled eggs. Eggs are cooked low and slow instead of high heat, which can result in a rubbery or overcooked omelette.
  2. Dairy – Let me quote Americas test kitchen “The fat in the dairy coats the protein and slows down the coagulation process. The water in the diary provides additional moisture which helps in keeping the eggs tender. The added liquid also provides more steam, which translates into fluffier, lighter eggs”.
  3. Cheese – Melted cheese adds an additional insurance for a creamier omelette.

Air Fryer Omelette is

  • Easy
  • Great for breakfast or dinner
  • Great recipe for kids to make by themselves
  • Customizable with your favorite additions/toppings
  • Perfect for dorms

Main ingredients:

Eggs – Room temperature or straight out of the fridge

Dairy – Heavy cream or whole milk

Seasonings – Salt and pepper

Method

This couldn’t be any more easier –

Step-1 : Whisk eggs, milk / heavy cream, salt and pepper, until smooth and stir in shredded cheese. Pour into a greased 6-inch baking pan.

Step-2: Cook in a pre heated 325° F air fryer for about 6 minutes or until just cooked (optionally – sprinkle additional cheese on top about 30 seconds before finishing time).

Enjoy with your favorite toppings!

What to put in an omelette?

This is a basic omelette recipe that is totally customizable with any ingredient that you have around.

Favorite add-ins

  • Red onions (finely chopped)
  • Bell peppers (chopped)
  • Chopped ham
  • Cooked crumble bacon
  • Chopped leftover cooked chicken
  • Finely chopped asparagus
  • Chopped spinach
  • Leftover roasted potatoes (chopped)
  • Roma tomatoes (deseeded and chopped)
  • Sliced or chopped jalapeños

Seasoning options

  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Taco seasoning
  • Cayenne
  • Basil or sun dried tomato pesto
  • Chili powder

Topping options

  • Avocado
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • More cheese
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Salsa
  • Sautéed spinach

This is just a basic canvas, use your imagination and do what appeals to you for the filling.

Omelette Variations

Make Denver omelette – Add green bell pepper, onion, pork sausage, ham, bacon and cheddar cheese. Serve with salsa.

Thai omelette – Add fish sauce and serve with sriracha and chopped cilantro

Garden omelette – Add chopped spinach, onion, bell peppers and mushrooms.

Mexican omelette – Add chili powder, cumin powder, paprika, garlic powder, chopped onion, green bell pepper, jalapeños and Mexican blend cheese. Serve with avocado and pico de gallo.

Indian masala omelette – Add chopped onion, jalapeños, tomatoes, cilantro, turmeric powder, cayenne, coriander powder and salt.

air fryer basket with freshly made omelette

Expert tips:

Cheese not only adds deliciousness but also adds creaminess. So, we highly recommend not not skipping.

Types of cheese – Shredded cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey jack, Mexican blend are all great options.

Heavy cream or whole milk – It adds a velvety texture to the omelette and makes it more luxurious.

Number of eggs – This recipe is developed for 3 eggs to be made in a 6-inch cake pan. You can modify the cooking time to make 2 or 4 eggs.

For 2 eggs in a 6-inch pan – Cooking time is about 5 minutes

For 4 eggs in a 6-inch pan – Cooking time is about 7 minutes

Why did it not turn out fluffy?

There are few reasons for this –

Using fewer eggs or a larger pan, cooking at a higher temperature, skipping cheese or overcooking the eggs.

FAQs

Do you add milk to omelette?

Yes! The fat in the milk coats the protein and slows down the coagulation process and the water provides additional moisture which helps in keeping the eggs tender.

What ingredients go well in an omelette?

Chopped onion, bell peppers, jalapeños, ham, bacon, leftover chicken, salmon, shrimp, asparagus, spinach potatoes and tomatoes are all delicious additions.

What cheese is best in omelettes?

Cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey jack, Goat cheese and Mexican blend are all great options.

More air fryer recipesApple crisp with oats, Tandoori Roasted Cauliflower, Air Fryer Chicken Burger, Crispy shrimp, Garlic bread, Air fryer wings, Easy air fryer lemon pepper wings, Chicken parmesan, Crispy Tilapia, Air fryer mushrooms, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chicken nuggets and Air fryer shrimp.

round plate with air fryer omelette

Make Egg Omelette sandwich

Spread mayo between two slices of whole grain/whole wheat/white bread. Place a piece of omelette (cut to the size of bread slice), sliced avocado and tomato slices in between. Serve immediately or pack for school lunch box.

egg omelette sandwich with avocado in lunch box

More Air Fryer Breakfasts:

Creamy Oatmeal

Apple fritters without Breadcrumbs

Bread Pudding

French Toast

Banana Bread

Baked Apples

Yield: 1 to 2 Servings

Air Fryer Omelette

brown plate with cheesy egg omelette

Fluffy Air Fryer Omelette is the easiest way to make your morning eggs! Soft, Cheesy and super customizable with any vegetables, protein or cheese you have on hand

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons whole milk or cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese (cheddar / mozzarella / Monterey jack), divided

Items used

Instructions

  1. Add eggs, milk (or cream), salt and pepper into a medium bowl and give a good whisk. Stir in about 1/4 cup of the grated cheese (save remaining for later use).
  2. Spray a 6-inch round cake pan with non-stick spray (or brush with room temperature butter) and pour the prepared egg mixture into it.
  3. Pre heat air fryer to 325°F for 6 minutes. When hot, place the pan into the air fryer basket and cook until set (no longer liquidy). After about 5 1/2 minutes, open air fryer basket and sprinkle remaining cheese on top of the omelette and continue cooking until cheese is melted and omelette is cooked. (Please make sure that the omelette is set before topping with cheese).
  4. Place pan on a wire rack to cool for a minute.
  5. To remove omelette from pan - Run a rubber spatula or butter knife around the edges of the omelette to loosen from the pan and carefully slide onto a serving plate.
  6. Enjoy with you favorite toppings!

Notes

This is a basic omelette recipe that is totally customizable with any ingredient that you have around:

Favorite add-ins - Red onions, Bell peppers, ham, bacon, leftover cooked chicken, asparagus, spinach leftover roasted potatoes, jalapeños and roma tomatoes.

Seasoning options - Red pepper flakes, taco seasoning, cayenne, basil or sun dried tomato pesto and chili powder.

Topping options - Avocado, chopped tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, sals, sautéed spinach or pico de gallo.

Number of eggs – This recipe is developed for 3 eggs to be made in a 6-inch cake pan. You can modify the cooking time to make 2 or 4 eggs.

For 2 eggs in a 6-inch pan – Cooking time is about 5 minutes

For 4 eggs in a 6-inch pan – Cooking time is about 7 minutes

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    2

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 315mgSodium: 382mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

    I am not a certified dietician or nutritionist. The information is a product of online calculator such as Nutrifox.com, although Kitchen at Hoskins attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates and not be construed as a guarantee. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the nutritional information in any recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their fact algorithms. Under no circumstances will Kitchen at Hoskins be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on the nutritional information. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator. You are solely responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health and ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate.

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