This unique artichoke omelette is packed with strong flavors and textures. Eggs form the base for artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, and goat cheese. While simple to make, it’s impressive to look at and full of delicious tastes.
Great for breakfast or brunch, this is the omelette recipe to make for yourself when you’re staying home and want something sophisticated to get you through the morning but with minimal fuss—it only requires a few dishes, has a lot of staying power, and is very satisfying to eat.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Healthy eating satisfaction: This artichoke omelette is not just delicious, but also a great recipe for those who are passionate about healthy eating. It’s packed with nutrients from fresh ingredients such as eggs, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers, making it the perfect breakfast recipe for a healthy start to the day.
Quick and easy: Despite its sophisticated appearance, this recipe is surprisingly simple to prepare. It only requires a few dishes and takes minimal time, so it’s perfect for those busy mornings or laid-back brunches.
Customizable: The best part about this recipe is its versatility. Don’t like goat cheese? Substitute with parmesan cheese. Want to add more greens? Throw in some spinach for a spinach artichoke omelette. You can modify it according to your preferences, making it different and exciting each time you make it.
You’ll need the following ingredients to make these omelettes with artichoke:
Artichoke Hearts: This recipe uses artichoke hearts, which can be sourced from a can or a jar. Just remember to strain them properly before using.
Egg Mixture: Whisk your eggs with a bit of water for a fluffier texture. You could also use a small amount of heavy cream for a richer flavor.
Goat Cheese: Goat cheese provides a distinctive tangy flavor. However, if you prefer a milder cheese, try substiting it with parmesan cheese or feta.
Spices: Salt and pepper are essentials. A pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper can greatly enhance the overall taste. Garlic powder can also be used for an extra flavor kick.
How To Make an Artichoke Omelette
Prepare the topping: Slice the roasted red pepper into thin strips. Crumble the goat cheese. Drain and pat dry the artichokes.
Prepare the eggs: Whisk your eggs and 1 teaspoon of water together in a large bowl with a large balloon whisk. Whisk until very light and frothy.
Make the omelette: Heat a small frying pan on medium heat. Pour the eggs into the prepared pan. Then, working quickly, arrange the red pepper, artichokes, and goat cheese on the omelette and cover it with a lid.
Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes or until the eggs have set. The omelette will puff up while it is cooking but will recede a little after you remove it from the heat.
Enjoy: Remove the omelette from the pan and enjoy!
- Use a nonstick skillet or a non-stick pan and keep the heat to medium low to ensure the omelette does not burn. The goal is to get a nice golden brown color on the omelette.
- Try using a rubber spatula to fold the omelette over for a neat finish. It’s easier to manage and less likely to break the omelette.
- Slide the omelette onto a serving plate and serve hot. Add a slice of bread and some fresh tomatoes on the side for a complete meal.
Storage & Reheating
Omelettes are best enjoyed fresh off the pan. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. To reheat, warm it gently in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Avoid using a microwave as it can alter the texture and taste.
Additions & Substitutions
The spinach artichoke omelette can be customized based on your taste. You can add other ingredients like red onions, mushrooms, or a bit of spinach artichoke dip for extra flavor. You could also try adding some dried oregano on top of the dish or even kalamata olives to make it more of an artichoke omelette reminiscent of a Greek salad.
If you prefer your eggs runny, you can reduce the cooking time. For a vegan option, use tofu instead of eggs and vegan cheese in place of goat cheese.
What should I serve with this omelette with artichokes recipe?
You can serve this main dish with a side of lemon water to cleanse the palate, or a warm cup of coffee for a comforting breakfast. A slice of bread smeared with a dollop of sour cream can complement the flavors nicely. Next time, try serving it with a fresh salad, tossed with lemon juice and olive oil dressing for a complete, satisfying meal.
Can I make this in advance?
Omelettes are best eaten while they are hot. I do not recommend trying to reheat an already-cooked omelette.
Can I fold the omelette?
You can fold the omelette. If you do this, you will want to only put your fillings on one side of the omelette when you are cooking the eggs.
Why add the water?
I find that for this recipe the little bit of water helps open up the eggs and gives them a nice fluffy structure and texture. If you forget this step, don’t worry, it will still taste great!
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- 3 large eggs
- 2 oz goat cheese
- ½ of a roasted red pepper
- 8-10 small artichoke hearts
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- Slice the roasted red pepper into thin strips.
- Crumble the goat cheese.
- Drain and pat dry the artichokes.
- Whisk 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon of water, salt, and pepper in a large bowl with a large balloon whisk until very light and frothy.
- Heat a small frying pan on medium heat.
- Pour the eggs into a prepared pan.
- Arrange the roasted red pepper, artichokes, and goat cheese on the omelette and cover it with a lid. Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes or until the eggs have set.
- Remove the omelette from the pan and enjoy!