This delicious spinach and feta cheese omelette is so versatile. The combination of soft, creamy feta cheese and tender, earthy spinach is unmatched. The cheese provides a salty contrast to the mild leafy greens, while the egg serves as a rich and filling protein.
This recipe is great for beginner cooks who are looking to up their breakfast game. It’s healthy, speedy, and leaves you feeling satisfied for hours.
You’ll want to start by cooking the spinach first, separately. This will help to remove any excess moisture. That way, your omelette will have the desired firm texture. There’s nothing worse than a soggy omelette!
Feta is a crumbly cheese to handle. Beating it with the egg would break it apart too finely. You want to crumble it over the spinach in the omelette evenly to get those nice little chunks.
What You Need To Make a Spinach & Feta Cheese Omelette
You can find all of these ingredients in your local grocery store. Even so, you may already have a few leaves left in that tub of baby spinach you bought a few days ago just begging to be used. You know the one, hidden in the back of your fridge.
- Olive oil
- Baby spinach
- Unsalted butter
- Crumbled feta
- Fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper
How To Make a Spinach & Feta Omelette
Cook the spinach: In a small skillet, add one tsp of oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the fresh spinach leaves to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper and stir until the spinach wilts. Set the lightly wilted spinach aside on a plate.
Beat the eggs: Crack 2-3 eggs in a small bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and whisk eggs until well blended and air bubbles form.
Cook the eggs: Add one tbsp of butter to the skillet over medium heat and let it melt, coating the bottom evenly. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and allow the eggs to set at the bottom and on the edges of the skillet for a few seconds.
Add the filling: Add the wilted spinach and crumbled feta cheese to one side of the eggs. Allow the eggs and filling to cook for another minute, or until the cheese has softened.
Flip the omelette: Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold the untopped half of the omelette over the filling.
Garnish and serve: Slide the omelette onto a plate and garnish with chives. Have it on its own or with some fresh greens.
What other cheese can I use?
If you’re not the biggest fan of feta cheese, there are a ton of other options you can use. Ricotta cheese has a similar texture to feta cheese, but with a milder taste. You’ll still get the same creamy result, without the strong salty taste. Goat cheese is also a good alternative that would add a nice flavor to your omelette.
Should I add milk to my omelette?
No. You want to leave out any liquids while cooking your omelette and keep it simple with just eggs. Adding liquid can make your omelette tough and slimy. We’re not trying to make a frittata!
Can you reheat an omelette?
Yes! Though it is best to eat it freshly made, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Once you’re ready to eat it, heat up your omelette using one of our recommended methods.
Spinach & Feta Cheese Omelette
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 2 to 3 large eggs
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- ¼ cup crumbled feta
- 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley to garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a small skillet or omelette pan over medium-high heat and add the spinach
- Season the spinach lightly with salt and pepper.
- Saute until the spinach is wilted; set aside.
- Beat the eggs with a whisk or a fork in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- Using the same small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat and coat the bottom evenly.
- Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and let it sit for a minute until the bottom starts to firm.
- Add the sauteed spinach and the feta over one-half of the eggs and let it cook until the edges are set and the top is no longer runny.
- Using a rubber spatula, lift the edges of the omelette and slide the spatula under the untopped half of the omelette, gently flipping it over the filling.
- Carefully slide the omelette onto a plate and garnish with fresh chives.
- Serve and enjoy!
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