When do you put cheese on an omelet?

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “when do you put cheese on an omelet?” and provide you with insights on how you can enhance your omelet-making abilities and be aware of the do’s and don’ts of cheese and omelets.

When do you put cheese on an omelet?

Essentially in a cheese omelet, you put cheese on top of the omelet while it is in the pan and the base of it is cooked but it is still a minute before done from the surface.

Recipe for a 3-egg cheese omelette

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs with a fork until fully combined and no streaks remain.
  2. In a round 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add the eggs to the skillet and cook, without stirring, until the edges just begin to set.
  4. With a silicone spatula, gently push the edges toward the center of the pan and tilt the pan so the uncooked eggs move to the edge.
  5. Repeat until the eggs are somewhat set but still a little soft in the center, about 5 minutes, making sure the underside isn’t browning too much.
  6. Place the cheese and herbs in a line down the center of the omelette and cook for about 1 minute longer, or until the eggs are mostly set but still a little soft in the center.
  7. Slide the spatula around one side of the omelette at the edge to loosen it. Slip it under the eggs, and use it to carefully fold the omelette in half.
  8. Slip the spatula under the folded omelette to loosen it from the pan. Tilt the pan over a plate and use the spatula to nudge it onto the plate.

More often than not I just add cheese, but there is really no limit to the fillings you can use in a basic omelette recipe. Here are some ideas for different eggs every time!

You can use a huge different variety of cheese in a cheese omelette, it does not just have to be cheddar or only mozzarella.

In making a cheese omelette, Monterey Jack, goat cheese, and feta cheese are all wonderful if you do not want to use the generic cheddar or mozzarella.

What type of cheese would be great for a cheese omelette?

This is also a widely asked question. There is a world of thousands of great cheeses for omelettes waiting for you!

Your taste should decide what cheese you choose for any given omelette. 

Sweet, piquant Emmental, sharp, sweet and nutty Roquefort, the mild creaminess of Muenster, or a buttery, rich Manchego, you can wrap your eggs around just about any cheese.

Pick one you like or pick one you’ve never had before. Then, break some eggs.

You can add much more to a cheese omelette by adding some sort of meat content. For example, you can add chopped beef, sausages and even chunks of grilled chicken.

You can also use cottage cheese chunks in the omelette if you wish to add a little chewy texture without having to add the actual meat.

You have to cook the meat before adding it to the cheese if you want to add meat. This includes caramelizing beef and if you’re using chicken it can be seared or grilled or even air-fried. 

Nutritional value of cheese omelettes

Putting all the flavor packets and amazing things aside, if we consider the nutritional value of a cheese omelette, it is not very widely recommended to weight watchers.

A cheese omelette is very high in carbohydrates and contains a very high concentration of dairy components (obviously being eggs and cheese).

This could be very troublesome for people who are even slightly lactose intolerant since it could take a toll on their stomach.

If you are trying to watch your weight and not eat many calories at once, this is not for you. Eggs and cheese can cause stubborn fat to form.

This makes it very hard to lose weight since it takes up the dietary content of two to three meals and does not contain good carbs.

On the other hand, it is very beneficial if you are trying to gain fat.

Other FAQs about Cheese that you may be interested in.

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How long does camembert take to cook?

How long does cheese last in the fridge once opened?


In this brief article, we answered the question, “when do you put cheese on an omelet?” and provided you with insights on how you can enhance your omelet-making abilities and be aware of the do’s and don’ts of cheese and omelets.


Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.