How to Make a Pretty Omelet

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Omelets are all about technique – the ingredients are quite simple. 


What you’ll need to make this Goat Cheese and Mushroom Omelet, ingredient-wise:


  • 2 eggs
  • Dash of milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded spinach
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • Sliced portabella mushrooms


What you’ll need, tool-wise (TWSS):


  • Non-stick pan with a small, circular base.
  • Non-stick spray.
  • Plastic spatula.


I know there are concerns about whether non-stick pans are safe.  I’m in the camp that it’s find to use them as long as you don’t overheat them and don’t scratch them up with a metal fork or spatula.   This article in Good Housekeeping sums up the pros and cons.  The key for omelets is to pick out a pan that as a small circular center because it will form the omelet shape.


If you’re going to put veggies in your omelet, you’ll probably want to pre-cook them.  Just throw the veggies in the wok for a few minutes.  You don’t really need to pre-cook spinach, though.


Then, mix two eggs with a fork. Don’t beat them too much!  Add in some milk (or soy milk) and stir once more.


Heat the wok to medium heat and spray thoroughly with cooking spray.  Pour the egg mix into the center of the wok and tilt the pan so the eggs form a little circle.


Once the eggs cook for a minute or two, add the veggies on one side and the cheese on the other.  Salt and pepper it, too!


Let the omelet cook for another 3 – 4 minutes.  Using a non-stick spatula, carefully lift the edge to see if it’s cook thoroughly.  The cheese side is only going to get one shot to cook in direct contact to the pan, so you want to make sure it’s beginning to brown.


Once it’s browned, flip the cheese side over the veggie side like so:


Let cook for a few more minutes and then slide onto a plate.


Tada!  You have a pretty omelet, just waiting to be eaten.  🙂


In other news…


Yesterday, I bought the new Adele CD and am now obsessed.  She is amazing – have you read any of her interviews? She’s so badass and inspirational.  I really love this song in particular.




  • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 28, 2011, 8:36 am

    Ohhh, your omelet looks amaze! That flip is the scary part, I kind of put my whole body into it, lol.

    And it’s official, I must get that cd. You are like the millionth person I’ve heard rave about it!

  • Laura @ LauraLikesDesign April 28, 2011, 8:40 am

    My sister just introduced me to Adele not too long ago and everything that I’ve heard of hers so far I love!

  • Lindsey April 28, 2011, 8:41 am

    Ahh I love Adele! She is incredible! Enjoy the CD!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) April 28, 2011, 8:43 am

    I love omelets- I have almost an exact same version from a week or so ago on my blog. Spinach, mushrooms and goat cheese make an unbelievable combo!

    Mmm…. time for breakfast!!

  • Khushboo April 28, 2011, 8:43 am

    Man that has spurred a hankering for eggs! I never bother pre-cooking my veggies and it works fine! I cant tell you the number of times that my planned omelet inevitably turned into scrambled eggs- gah! Like you, I’m very careful with not scratching my non-stick pans!

  • VeggieGirl April 28, 2011, 8:44 am

    I made my very first omelette on Monday, and it turned out just like yours! Thank you for the reminder tips 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 28, 2011, 8:44 am

    Love the omelette tutorial. My omelettes always come out looking like a big mess on a plate : /

  • allison @ thesundayflog April 28, 2011, 8:45 am

    yum that makes me wish i went grocery shopping this week. that looks so good! i love omelets where the egg kind of holds the ingredients together (like this one) and isn’t necessarily center stage. im also obsessed with adele. ive been listening to #21 on repeat for a week!

  • Lara @ six times the yum April 28, 2011, 8:47 am

    Add grilled onions to that omelet and you have the makings of my all favorite omelet!! Thanks for the recipe and tips; I’ll make it soon for sure! I adore that song by Adele. It’s so beautiful and speaks to me. 🙂

  • Dee April 28, 2011, 8:48 am

    Your omelette looks SO good!

    And YES! I love, love, LOVE Adele. Her album is just so WOW. I mean. I can’t even describe.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 28, 2011, 8:51 am

    Haha, I bought that CD yesterday too! She has such an amazing voice and I love her music! I can’t stop listening to it either! Your omelet looks delicious! Love the flavor combination!

  • Baking 'n' Books April 28, 2011, 8:53 am

    I sing to her song in the car. I say “song” because I don’t have her CD 😉

    Confession: I only ever made omelets in a “special” little (cheap!) omelet “tub” type thing that did all the work. Meh – it worked. Haven’t had them in a while though.

  • Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! April 28, 2011, 8:56 am

    They did this song on Glee last week (Gwyneth Paltrow sang it) and I had never heard it before. The way Gwyneth sang it I thought it was a country song! But I really love Adele, so now I love the song now that I’ve heard the orig. 😀

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 28, 2011, 8:57 am

    I love omelets but I never make them at home much — mine end up too brown and rubbery ;(

  • Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) April 28, 2011, 8:58 am

    Mmmmm omelets 😀

    Can you give me the link to the post where you discussed if/when you should workout when you’re sick? I want to workout but I feel like shiza. 🙁

  • Michelle April 28, 2011, 8:58 am

    I <3 Adele! She alway cracks me up in interviews!

  • Michelle April 28, 2011, 9:03 am

    Also, random question – Did you ever do a post about how you fundraised for your marathon? I’m at the verge of signing up to run NY with one of my favorite charities but wanted to spend the day reading about fundraising ideas. 🙂 I want to so bad but the 3,000 is intimidating! (I stalked your Top Posts page and couldn’t find anything…) 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP April 28, 2011, 4:27 pm

      Hi there! 3,000 is super intimidating, I can agree. But there are great ways to do it. I haven’t written a post on it but Tina at Carrots N Cake has. Here it is:

      GOOD LUCK!

      • Michelle April 28, 2011, 8:12 pm

        Thanks! I totally signed up during the day! I’m so excited!!!!!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 28, 2011, 9:08 am

    Nice flip!! I always get such a sense of self satisfaction when I make a pretty omelette – I usually tend to over-stuff them with veggies and they fall apart. Yours sounds delicious and I’m LOVING portabello mushrooms right now so it’s making me hungry for breakfast all over again!

  • Jenny April 28, 2011, 9:10 am

    Love 21…….not a single song on it is filler.
    I love howling along to it in the car by myself 🙂

  • Michelle from The Cooking Life April 28, 2011, 9:21 am

    My mouth is watering just looking at the omelet pictures. I’ll have to try your method because every time I try and cook an omelet, it ends up being scrambled eggs, hehe.

  • Karien April 28, 2011, 9:27 am


  • Brittany April 28, 2011, 9:27 am

    That omelet looks so yummy but I can’t seem to force myself to like omelets. I make them and I try to eat them and the texture really turns me off. I feel like I try to shove it down just to eat it and then I stop because I want to enjoy the food I put into my body. 🙁 I’ll keep trying though!
    Ps. Obsessed with turning tables. Obsessed.

  • Laura @ Starting Out Fit April 28, 2011, 9:33 am

    That omlette is making my want to drool right here on my keyboard!!! There’s just something about goat’s cheese — mmmmm!!! Hubby hates it, so I unfortunately don’t get to eat it very often.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 28, 2011, 9:35 am

    My husband is the king of omelets, but I never can seem to get mine right…so I just let him make them! 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 28, 2011, 9:37 am

    My husband is the king of omelets, but mine never turn out right…so I just let him make them! 🙂

  • rebecca lustig April 28, 2011, 9:43 am

    Adele makes me cry, smile, laugh, get mad, and all sorts of things. She’s brilliant!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 28, 2011, 9:45 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the article about non-stick pans. I had NO idea about overheating the pan. I love non-stick pans because they’re so easy to clean etc but I will definitely be more careful about over-heating my pans!

  • Emily April 28, 2011, 9:51 am

    I love that Adele has that amazing singing voice.. and then she starts talking with a seriously grotty London accent.

  • Steph @321delish April 28, 2011, 9:53 am

    Goat cheese on an omelet is THE BEST. You certainly made a pretty omelet, and I’m sure it is delicious too!

  • Aimee April 28, 2011, 9:54 am

    I love Adele! I actually just wrote a post about her (
    I was reading some of the comments about below her You Tube video for “Rolling in the Deep” and I was so disgusted by many of the comments about her appearance. She is beautiful, talented and breathes new life into music. Love her!!

    • CaitlinHTP April 28, 2011, 4:29 pm

      I agree. Who cares what she does or does not look like? Her voice and attitude is incredible. People are so stupid.

  • Michelle@crazyrunninglegs April 28, 2011, 9:56 am

    OMG, even though I’ve already eaten breakfast, I want this now! *stomach rumbling*

  • MegaNerd April 28, 2011, 9:58 am

    Confession: When Adele comes on the radio, I turn the music up very loud and sing… and may or may not pretend that I’m actually Adele. 60s hair and all.


  • Angela (Oh She Glows) April 28, 2011, 10:00 am

    I LOVE Adele!!

  • Sarah for Real April 28, 2011, 10:08 am

    I had a spinach and shroom omelet for dinner last night. Yum!

    I don’t use a spatula though. For my flip, I just wait until it’s all done then slide half off onto my plate and use the pan to fold it over. One less dish to wash!

  • Sam April 28, 2011, 10:13 am

    Thanks for the omelet tips, i usually just make myself an egg scramble type thing because i don’t have omelet skills! Now i’ll try it out next time 🙂 I love adele too…shes the best!

  • Kelly April 28, 2011, 10:14 am

    I gotta admit that I tried goat cheese the other day for the first time and HATED it. The taste was so strong that I couldn’t take it.

  • Linz April 28, 2011, 10:15 am

    That looks delicious!
    I’m going to have to try this, I’m beyond horrible at making ommelettes!

  • Little Bookworm April 28, 2011, 10:17 am

    Love the look of that omelette. Spinach and mushroom is one of my favourite combinations, especially with pesto. 🙂

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 28, 2011, 10:20 am

    I actually planned to have this exact omelet for breakfast today. Then promptly realized we were out of ANYTHING to coat the pan with so the egg wouldn’t stick. Sad face. Now I’m craving it even more!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 28, 2011, 10:22 am

    Looks great!! And I LOVE Adele’s album!! Someone Like You is my favorite song on it. Such a beautiful song.

  • Ashley (The Vegetable Life) April 28, 2011, 10:38 am

    Hahaha I always make a total mess when trying to make an omlette. I think I pay with it too much in the pan, Ill have to try your technique!!!

  • Amber K April 28, 2011, 10:38 am

    I’ve never heard Adele before, I’ll have to check her out!

    I love omelets! I usually put the veggies in the pan first, let them cook, pour the eggs over them and then fold. Then I flip so both sides get fully browned. Yum. 🙂

  • Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine April 28, 2011, 10:46 am

    That IS a pretty omelet! Good job girl!

    I LOVE Adele!! Her last CD was amazing as well. Did you happen to get yours at Target? It came with a bonus acoustic CD…to DIE for!

  • Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine April 28, 2011, 10:48 am

    That IS a pretty omelet! Good job buddy!

    I LOVE Adele! Her last CD was just as amazing, if not more so. Did you happen to get yours at Target? It came with a bonus Acoustic CD. She covers Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now. Amazing!

    • CaitlinHTP April 28, 2011, 4:24 pm

      I got it on iTunes. Sad!! I want to hear that cover!

  • Caitlin @ TPL April 28, 2011, 10:54 am

    I’m addicted to omelets so in all of my practice I have learned how to make them very pretty, yours looks amazing!

  • Mindy Knows April 28, 2011, 11:04 am

    Ahh you’re so inspiring pairing your omelette with a banana — I always eat mine tots! :X

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 28, 2011, 11:20 am

    Thanks for the tips- food seems to taste even better when it is pretty!

  • chelsea April 28, 2011, 11:23 am

    I can NEVER…..and I repeat, NEVER make a pretty omelet! I am horrible at it. As a matter a fact I also have to have my hubby make me fried eggs!

  • April @ Grits and Granola Bars April 28, 2011, 11:30 am

    I have no idea who this Adele person is but I’ve been hearing her name so much lately!

    PS. My 2 year old is smitten with the picture if you holding Maggie. She keeps squealing and saying, “Puppy so cuuuuuuute!!”

    • CaitlinHTP April 28, 2011, 4:23 pm

      heheheh i love it. I posted new maggie pictures today just for your daughter!

  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) April 28, 2011, 11:47 am

    Loved the omelet tutorial! Yours is definitely very pretty.

    I love Adele–I also love “Set Fire to the Rain.”

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 28, 2011, 11:49 am

    I have that cd! My favorite song is rumor has it.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 28, 2011, 11:50 am

    That looks like a perfect omelet!

    I’ve had so many problems making them lately because my pans are all scratched up. I think it’s time for some new pans! 😛

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 28, 2011, 11:54 am

    I definitely use the “low and slow” method for cooking omelettes! If they get heated too fast, they are no good!

  • Ellen April 28, 2011, 11:58 am

    how funny- this is exactly what i had for breakfast! it is tasty.

  • zoe (and the beatles) April 28, 2011, 12:04 pm

    i cannot stop listening to adele. like. seriously. it’s an addiction! i just bought both her CDs and it’s all i’ve been playing! she’s brilliant and a total inspiration, i agree!!!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 28, 2011, 12:05 pm

    Oooh, so pretty! I haven’t had an omelet in ages.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 28, 2011, 12:13 pm

    This is an incredible demo Caitlin!!! Thank you so much for showing this. I’ve never tried making an omelet myself, and this is the perfect step-by-step to show me!

  • Paige April 28, 2011, 12:17 pm

    I love the Adele cd! I listen to it on repeat for hours. I am bummed that I didn’t buy tix to her concert here in Denver:(

  • Jen @ Light Enough to Travel April 28, 2011, 12:17 pm

    Thank you!!! All my omelette attempts inevitably turn into scrambled eggs. I will try this later in the week.

    I’m loving Adele right now too, although I don’t have the CD. If you enjoy female singers with powerful voices, you should also check out Florence + The Machine. Both of these girls are amazing right now.

  • Lisa April 28, 2011, 12:23 pm

    Haha our omelets usually end up being scrambles. LOL

  • E April 28, 2011, 12:36 pm

    I’m in love with that CD, too!

  • Brianna April 28, 2011, 12:41 pm

    1. Maggie is so freakin’ cute! Love your pups!
    2. That omelet looks delicious.
    3. I absolutely love Adele. I just bought both her albums last week and have been playing them non stop!

  • Alexa April 28, 2011, 1:02 pm

    That looks yummy! I think I know what’s for breakfast now.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 28, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • jen @ taste life April 28, 2011, 1:06 pm

    OMG, I LOVE Adele. Her show in Asheville was sold out, but then they moved it to a bigger venue…and it sold out in an hour, before I could get tickets. So, boo, I’m still SOL.

  • susan April 28, 2011, 1:15 pm

    i’m obsessed with the album too!

    i feel like she’s so powerful that her music must be played loud and if you sing along, you have to do it with everything you’ve got!

    she’s incredible!

  • kristin April 28, 2011, 1:25 pm

    adele is my one true love 🙂

  • Summer April 28, 2011, 1:41 pm

    Um, Adele has my heart, for sure. This CD is INcredible, I love the first two tracks and Someone Like You (the last one). Have you listened to 19 much (her 1st CD)? It’s fantastic as well, just a different sound. She’s on the cover of Rolling Stone, too, with a great story. I’m going to see her in Atlanta in June; I cannot wait!

    • CaitlinHTP April 28, 2011, 3:52 pm

      I haven’t listened to 19 yet but I really need to! I am so jealous you get to hear her perform live.

  • Cate April 28, 2011, 1:57 pm

    Adele is AMAZING! I have been listening to her new CD nonstop the past few weeks. You should check out her first CD 19 as well – it is great too.
    I love the running pics of Maggie – too cute 🙂

  • Coco April 28, 2011, 1:57 pm

    Yum! Tomorrow I don’t have to go into the office until 10:30–now I know what I’ll be making for breakfast!!!

  • R @ Learning As I Chop April 28, 2011, 2:23 pm

    I had an omelet with scallions this morning and it was delicious. Feel like it would work well here. And I love Adele too

  • Jen April 28, 2011, 4:07 pm

    I love Adele! I’m loving playing her in my yoga classes too! 🙂

  • Jen April 28, 2011, 4:08 pm

    I love Adele! Love playing her in my yoga classes lately too! 🙂

  • Jessica April 28, 2011, 11:37 pm

    Love her version of “Lovesong” Its going to be our wedding song!

  • Ann April 29, 2011, 5:14 pm

    Two of my new obsessions in one post! Love them both!

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