Omelets are a delicious and easy way to make your weekend brunch stand out. Eggs are a wonderful source of protein, and most omelets are easy to make, no matter which fillings you choose. Whether you’re cooking for friends or want to make a special breakfast for the family to enjoy, these creative and tasty omelet recipes will make you look forward to Saturday morning.
1. Ham and Feta Omelet
This omelet is packed with flavor, and since it’s filled with cured ham, you can enjoy the taste of bacon and eggs each time you take a bite. Feta cheese adds mild flavor and creamy consistency, and you can top the omelet with chopped fresh tomatoes for presentation and to get a serving of veggies in during brunch. You can also prepare a fresh fruit salad as a side dish for a lighter brunch. Or, set up a waffle bar and let your loved one choose from ingredients that will complement the ham and feta, such as pecans, chopped apples, or candied pears.
2. Fresh Corn Omelet
If you and your family love Mexican food, start your day with this tasty fresh corn omelet. The omelet is filled with onion, mushrooms, and peppers, and the eggs are cooked in butter to keep them soft and flavorful. Top the omelet with a healthy serving of fresh salsa or pico de gallo for a tasty omelet that will become a brunch staple. You can also serve this omelet with warm tortillas to make small breakfast tacos.
3. Traditional Spanish Omelet
This tasty Spanish omelet, also known as a tortilla, is a wonderful addition to brunch. The presentation is impressive, so it’s great for a meal with friends, and the base of the omelet is made from thinly sliced potatoes, which makes this egg dish especially filling. The sauteed onions in the omelet add more flavor to the tortilla, and you can serve this entree with grilled veggies, fresh herbs, stewed tomatoes, and sour cream for a delicious brunch that is easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of time in the kitchen.
4. Fresh Salmon Omelet
If you enjoy lox, you’ll love this fresh salmon omelet. The green onion and bell pepper bring out the flavor of the fish, and you can add cheddar cheese to add melty goodness to this brunch dish. If you want the omelet to be the main dish at your brunch, you can prepare a large omelet in a skillet and cut it into pieces for everyone to share. If you’re preparing this entree for a small group, pour a little of the egg mixture into a skillet, sprinkle in the salmon and vegetable mixture, and fold the egg over to keep the filling inside. Keep the heat low or medium so the eggs will stay fluffy. You can serve this omelet with sour cream or capers to add more savory flavor.
5. Gorgonzola Veggie Omelet
A vegetable omelet filled with gorgonzola cheese is a delicious and healthy way to start the day. Onions, peppers, and kale add color and flavor to this egg dish, and the gorgonzola cheese has a pronounced taste that compliments the vegetables well. You can make these omelets individually, or mix the ingredients and bake the omelet for a veggie-filled frittata that is perfect for feeding a large family. You can serve the omelet with grilled tofu and toasted artisan bread for a tasty meat-free lunch that is perfect for your vegetarian loved ones.