Air Fryer Omelette with Cheese (Easy Omelet Recipe)

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Make an Air Fryer Omelette at home with no mess, no stress, and no accidental scrambling! Even better, cleanup is a breeze with just one tiny cake pan. Choose your favorite fillings — mine are bell peppers and plenty of cheese — then pop the egg mixture in the air fryer, set it, and forget it. Breakfast is served in under 15 minutes!

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Air Fryer Omelette

Simplify your breakfast prep with an easy, no flip air fryer omelette! Loaded with colorful bell peppers and plenty of cheese, it’s the best way to start your day.

While it isn’t technically an omelette in the classical sense of the word — the egg isn’t folded over top of the filling — it ends up tasting just the same and it’s so much easier to make.

Seriously, this foolproof method makes breakfast a snap to make. And if your air fryer is big enough, you may be able to cook two or three at the same time!

Try a few more ways to spice up your morning eggs, like a breakfast burger or Italian baked eggs with sausage

Need something portable? You can’t go wrong with my famous bacon, egg, and cheese bombs!

ingredients for air fryer omelette

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Eggs – This air fryer omelet recipe is designed for two large eggs. You may need to make some adjustments if yours are larger or smaller.

    And you can always use egg whites or a carton of liquid eggs instead!
  • Seasonings – A simple blend of onion powder, dried basil, and freshly ground black pepper adds loads of flavor and complements the other ingredients.

    Go ahead and toss a little garlic powder in there too if you’d like! Or, switch up the herbs for another favorite.
  • Veggies – Since I always seem to have bell peppers on hand, I love to dice up one of each color to toss in my air fryer omelet.

    Other delicious options include mushrooms, onions, and spinach, though it would be best to saute those separately first.
  • Cheese – I used a blend of Colby Jack and Mozzarella. Both melt down so smooth in a flash, plus the flavor is mild and won’t overpower the eggs.

    Use whatever kind of cheese you’d like, as long as it’s grated fresh off the block for maximum melt! Some goes in the egg mixture, then the rest gets melted on top.
eggs and seasonings in a bowl

Tips and Tricks to Make the Perfect Omelette in Air Fryer

  • Preheat your air fryer, and with the pan inside if possible!

This only takes a few minutes, and you can do it while you’re whisking the ingredients together. Preheating ensures that your egg mixture gets cooking immediately. 

I like to grease my pan and let it heat up in the basket too so the edges of the omelette get a little crispy.

  • Whisk the eggs thoroughly.

You want to get plenty of air mixed in to create that fluffy texture and ensure there aren’t separate bits of white and yolk.

If desired, you can also add a splash of milk or cream to the egg mixture to really get it nice and smooth.

  • Get creative with fillings and seasonings!

This is such an easy recipe to truly make your own — and a great way to use up any veggies or meat before they go bad.

Kids love an air fryer omelette with bacon and cheddar, and it’s easy to make a deluxe version with onions, mushrooms, and fresh Parmesan cheese on top!

Prefer some heat? Include a pinch of cayenne pepper to the egg mixture or add a few dashes of hot sauce before serving.

Prep Ahead

  • Shred the cheese
  • Dice bell peppers
  • Preheat air fryer

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Air Fryer – Different brands and sizes may require different cooking times, so be familiar with your model and make adjustments as needed.
  • 6-inch Cake Pan – I use a Wilton aluminum cake pan and coat it with olive oil. If you prefer, you can line yours with parchment paper
  • Mixing Bowls – I like to have a variety of sizes on hand, and this set has them all.
  • Whisk – These have held up for over 10 years and are still as good as the day I bought them.
adding cheese and bell peppers to eggs

Serving Suggestions

Pair this omelette air fryer recipe with more breakfast favorites! Add a side of crispy hashbrowns or red potatoes — both can be made in the same appliance!

Sliced avocado or a dollop of sour cream add a creamy component, and chopped green onion or chives are a simple, flavorful addition.

Looking for a more indulgent spread? My bacon cinnamon rolls and oven baked French toast are perfect for lazy weekend brunches.

Or, stick with something simple like toast, breakfast sausage, and a scoop of fresh fruit salad.

omelette in a pan in the air fryer

Storing and Reheating an Air Fryer Omelet

Leftovers will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.

But this omelette air fryer recipe is so easy to make, you might as well cook it up fresh every time!

Maybe you made a batch of these for a breakfast spread and need to save the stragglers.

Simply pop one in the microwave or back in the air fryer and heat until warmed through.

Omelette Air Fryer FAQ

How long does it take to cook an omelette in the air fryer?

It typically takes 8-10 minutes to air fry an omelette, though the time can vary based on the overall thickness and other ingredients used.

Because I make my air fryer omelette in a deep 6-inch round pan and stop to add cheese at the end, it tends to need an extra minute or two — meaning 11-12 minutes total.

Do I need to flip it?

No, you do not need to flip your omelette when you make it in an air fryer. 

Everything cooks evenly and at the same time in whatever pan or container you make it in. Hooray for no mess!

Can I add meat to an omelette in the air fryer?

You bet! Bacon bits (especially freshly crumbled strips) or diced ham are great options, though I have been known to toss some leftover breakfast sausage in there from time to time.

Whichever you choose, be sure that it’s fully cooked first!

air fryer omelet on a plate

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Air Fryer Omelette with Cheese (Easy Omelet Recipe)

Donna Elick
This Air Fryer Omelette recipe takes the stress out of breakfast prep. Whisk together the ingredients, then let the air fryer do the rest!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Method Air Fryer
Servings 2

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons diced yellow bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons diced orange bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese, I used a mix of Colby Jack and Mozzarella, divided

Instructions
 

  • Coat a 6-inch pan with olive oil or a cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F for 3 minutes.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and the dried basil, onion powder, ground black pepper, and salt until combined.
  • Add in the bell peppers (yellow, orange, and red) and half of the cheese mixture.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Place the filled pan in the preheated air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 350 degrees F.
  • Cook for 6 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top of the omelet.
  • Continue cooking for an additional 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

You can add onions, mushrooms, spinach, bacon bits, or diced ham.
Storage: This is better enjoyed made fresh, you can keep leftovers in the fridge for 2 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 247cal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 160mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published January 2024

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