Omelettes are my current breakfast obsession: super easy to make, take just 5 minutes to prepare, and they’re a legit superfood. With just two eggs, I can make a cheap and filling breakfast meal with 17 grams of protein, healthy fat, and leafy green veggies. The perfect way to start the day! We’ve already talked about how to make the perfect omelet (and the perfect scrambled eggs). Now let’s change up the filling with an easy spinach feta omelette recipe.

Spinach feta omelette cut in half on a pink plate with strawberries.
Make the most perfect omelette with a spinach and feta filling.

I know making an omelette at home can feel intimidating. After today, you’re going to be an omelette pro! I’ll share how to easily make the most perfect omelette every time. It’s all about the technique!

An omelette is just one of 16 different ways to prepare eggs. Add this recipe to your regular breakfast rotation to keep breakfast meals fresh and exciting.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (the whole egg: egg whites and egg yolks)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

This recipe makes enough for 1 serving. If you want to increase the serving sizes, I suggest making multiple omelettes, one at a time. Adding too many eggs to an omelette results in a mess that’s hard to work with.

Feta cheese, 2 eggs in a bowl, and spinach laid out on a counter.
Ingredients you’ll need: crumbled feta cheese, 2 eggs, spinach, oil, butter, salt and pepper.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Along with step-by-step instructions, I’ve included an omelette video tutorial (below in the printable recipe section) for a visual of how to cook and fold the eggs.

Sautéing spinach for the omelette in a cast iron skillet.
Step 1: Cook the spinach in oil to wilt. The spinach will wilt and reduce down very quickly.

Step 1: Cook Spinach

Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a 9 or 10 inch skillet over medium heat on the stove top. Alternatively, use a cooking spray.

Once hot, add the fresh spinach leaves to the skillet. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Stir the spinach as it wilts. Once wilted (will take about 60 seconds to cook down and wilt), remove to a serving plate.

Whisking eggs in a medium bowl on the counter.
Step 2: Crack and whisk the eggs in a medium bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Step 2: Crack and Whisk Eggs

Crack 2 eggs in a medium bowl. Add a pinch or two of salt and a couple turns of the pepper grinder (a pinch or two of ground pepper). Vigorously whisk eggs until air bubbles form (about 30 seconds).

Adding whisked eggs from bowl to a skillet with melted butter.
Step 3: Melt butter and add eggs to a 9 or 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat.

Step 3: Melt Butter and Add Eggs

Add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet. Melt the butter over medium-high heat.

Once melted, reduce to medium-low heat and pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Allow the eggs to set at the bottom and on the edges of the skillet for a few seconds (about 10 seconds). Don’t touch the eggs at this time. This creates the base for the omelette on the bottom of the pan.

Tilting the skillet while the egg mixture sets and forms the base of the omelette.
Step 4: Tilt the skillet and move the eggs around, allowing the runny eggs to slide to the bottom of the pan and cook.

Step 4: Tilt the Skillet, Moving the Eggs Around

Use a rubber or silicone spatula to push the edges of the omelet toward the center, just a bit, while tilting the skillet. This creates a little pocket for the runny eggs to slide into and cook. See the video below (in the printable recipe section) for this technique.

Repeat until the eggs are set, but still appear soft (and glossy/wet) on top. The eggs will continue to cook in the next step.

Wilted spinach and crumbled feta cheese on top of an omelette in a skillet.
Step 5: Add wilted spinach and feta cheese to the top of the omelette. Then fold the sides over and continue to cook.

Step 5: Add Spinach and Feta Cheese

Add filling to the center of the omelette: cooked spinach and crumbled feta cheese. Allow the eggs and filling to cook for about 30 more seconds.

Carefully use a rubber spatula to fold the two sides of the omelette up and over the filling. Place a lid on the skillet and cook for another 30-60 seconds. Feta cheese doesn’t melt like cheddar cheese, so the goal is not to fully melt the cheese; rather, the cheese should soften.

Cooked omelette on a pink plate with eggs in a carton next to the plate.
Step 6: Plate and serve!

Step 6: Serve

Slide the spatula under the omelette to ensure it’s loose (not sticking to the pan). Remove the skillet from the heat and slide the omelette from the skillet onto a plate, with the fold line underneath the omelette (for a pretty presentation) Garnish the top of the omelette with green onions, your favorite hot sauce, or enjoy as-is.

Spinach feta omelette cut in half on a pink plate with strawberries.
5 from 4 votes

Easy Spinach Feta Omelette

A super easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner that's low-carb and keto-friendly. Made with fresh spinach and feta cheese for a protein-rich meal (17 grams of protein).
Kristin Marr
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
Servings 1 serving
Calories 359 kcal
Cost: $3

Equipment

  • 1 medium bowl for whisking eggs
  • 1 skillet 9 or 10 inch skillet: stainless steel, cast iron, your favorite

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil, or use a cooking spray
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee

Instructions

Cook Spinach:

  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a 9 or 10 inch skillet over medium heat on the stove top. Alternatively, use a cooking spray like Chosen Foods (I love their avocado oil spray). The oil should coat the bottom of the skillet.
  • Once hot, add the fresh spinach leaves. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. And stir the spinach as it wilts. Once wilted (about 60 seconds), remove to a plate.

Make the Omelette:

  • Crack 2 eggs in a medium-size bowl. Add a pinch or two of salt and a couple turns of the pepper grinder (a pinch or two of ground pepper).
  • Vigorously whisk the eggs until air bubbles form (about 30 seconds).
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet (same skillet used to cook the spinach). Melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  • Once melted, reduce to medium-low heat and pour in the beaten eggs.
  • Allow the eggs to set at the bottom and on the edges of the skillet for a few seconds (about 10 seconds). Don't touch the eggs at this time. This forms the omelette base.
  • Use a rubber or silicone spatula to push the sides of the eggs toward the center, just a bit, while tilting the skillet. This creates a little pocket for the runny eggs to slide into and cook. See the video below for this technique.
  • Repeat until the eggs are set but still appear soft (and glossy/wet) on top. The eggs will continue to cook in the next step.
  • Add the filling to the center of the omelette: cooked spinach and crumbled feta cheese. Allow the eggs and filling to cook for about 30 more seconds.
  • Carefully use a rubber or silicone spatula to fold the two sides of the omelette up and over the filling. Then place a lid on the skillet and cook for another 30-60 seconds.
  • Slide the spatula under the omelette to ensure it's loose (not sticking to the pan).
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and slide the omelette from the skillet onto a plate, with the fold line underneath the omelette. Top with chopped green onions, fresh herbs (basil or parsley are lovely), or hot sauce.

Video

Notes

Feta Cheese: It’s best to buy a block of feta cheese and crumble the cheese yourself. Pre-crumbled cheese contains anti-caking agents which prevent the cheese from softening and melting well. Alternatively, use shredded cheddar cheese or goat cheese.
Serving Size: This recipe makes enough for 1 serving (1 person). It’s best to make one omelette at a time when serving multiple people. Working with too many eggs will cause the omelette to easily break and become a mess.

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 17gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 388mgSodium: 626mgPotassium: 313mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3782IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 3mg
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Cooking Tip: What’s the best way to cook a spinach and feta omelette?

Making the perfect omelette, or other egg dishes like scrambled eggs, is all about the right technique: low heat and cooking the beaten eggs in a good amount of healthy fat (either butter or ghee work best). This is the very best way to make an omelet that doesn’t taste too eggy and isn’t dry or scrambled.

There’s no need for a special omelet pan or nonstick skillet; instead, use a 9 or 10 inch skillet. I prefer to use a cast iron or stainless steel skillet as I avoid nonstick pans for health reasons.

Variations

There are a few ways to change up this omelette recipe based on your taste preferences or what you have stocked in your fridge. (See what I stock in my fridge.) Here are a few ways to change up this recipe.

Feta Cheese: It’s best to buy a block of feta cheese and crumble the cheese yourself. Pre-crumbled cheese contains anti-caking agents which prevent the cheese from softening and melting well. Alternatively, use shredded cheddar cheese or goat cheese.

Add Ham: Add a slice of ham for extra protein. To do this, add the ham to the omelette at the same time as the feta and spinach. Add the ham first, then spinach and feta on top.

Change Up the Vegetables: Saute up a couple of mushrooms (chopped), cherry tomatoes (chopped), or 1 tablespoon of chopped onions with the baby spinach. You’ll want to first start with sautéing the other veggie for a couple of minutes, then add the spinach during the last few seconds.

Add Garlic: Saute the spinach with 1 clove garlic (minced) for extra flavor.

Cut omelette with spinach and feta cheese coming out with strawberries on side.
Serve the omelette on its own or alongside fruit, yogurt, bacon, toast, or your favorite side.

What goes well with omelettes?

An omelette makes for a great protein-rich breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I aim for 100 grams of protein each day, so this is a great way to increase my daily protein intake.

You can enjoy an omelet on its own or serve it with a side. Here are a few of my favorite side dishes to serve with this omelette recipe:

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