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What better to start a day than with this Mozzarella & Basil Omelette. A creamy omelette filled with lots of fresh mozzarella and chopped basil. A great way to great any day.

Table setting of the Mozzarella & Basil Omelette with a knife and fork
Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

Who loves Breakfast? I’m a huge fan, but not such a fan of cooking breakfast regularly. Morning’s are generally rushed and there’s not a whole lot of time to putter around the kitchen slow cooking eggs. Am I right or am I right?

But come Sunday morning, I’m all about Breakfast & Brunch. I’ll happily make Pancakes, Crepes, Hashbrowns, sausages & eggs or whatever else the family would like on a weekend. After all, it’s the weekend and time for indulging.

And of of my personal favourite breakfasts has to be Omelettes. Much like my Zucchini & Parmesan Frittata and the Red Pepper Leek and Mozzarella Omelette, this is delish! I love them all and this Mozzarella & Basil Omelette sure hit the spot.

Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

What We Need To Make The Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

The great thing about Omelettes, is that they are quick and usually use just minimal ingredients. Here’s all we need for this omelette.

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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Ingredients to make the mozzarella and basil omelette

Mozzarella and Basil Omlette in a skillet
Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

Sometimes, if the mood strikes me, I might make waffles on those mornings before anyone makes their way in the the kitchen.  I do it as quickly as I can then run out of there before the clouds of doom hit.  Not and exaggeration, I swear.  Drop by my place at say 7:00 am on a Monday and we’ll talk! And if I feel extra organized, sometimes I’ll stock the fridge with Bell Pepper & Egg Breakfast Muffins.

Mozzarella and basil omelette on a serving plate with fresh arugula in the background
Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

With all that being said, breakfast is usually low on my priority list of things to cook.  However, at weekends when there is less eye rolling and communications becomes verbal, I’m know to fire up the stove and crack some eggs.

close up of the mozzarella & basil omelette
Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

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Table setting of the Mozzarella & Basil Omelette
Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

Notes about the omelette

The great thing about omelettes is that they are quick.  And I think there’s something a little decadent about them despite minimal effort in putting them together and cooking them.  This one for example, only took 5 minutes to put together and was cooked in just under 10 minutes on the stove.  Fancy can be quick!

I used a non stick pan for this omelette because I find that works best.  And to lift the edges of the omeletts as it cooked I use a Pampered Chef spatula.  It is the one kitchen tool I don’t think I can live without.  I have had it for years and years, use it pretty much every day and it’s still going strongThis is not an ad, I just love that product.

I like my omelettes cooked well, so you might want to lessen the cooking time according to how well done you like your eggs.

I’ve added arugula to this omelette just because I love it.  That’s optional.  If you like it toss it in, if not, just leave it off.  I also topped it with a sprinkle of extra grated fresh mozzarella, a sprinkle of black pepper and more basil.  Just because it looked good…ha!

A great way to start a lazy Sunday.

Happy cooking friends and enjoy those mornings!

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Mozzarella and basil omelette on a serving plate
Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

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Mozzarella & Basil Omelette

What better to start a day than with this creamy omelette filled with lots of fresh mozzarella and chopped basil. A great way to great any day.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword: basil, eggs, mozzarella cheese
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • Small bunch fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 Cup mozzarella grated
  • Arugula leaves (optional
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and milk. Whisk until light and foamy, about 1 – 2 minutes. Add the chopped basil and season with salt and pepper.
  • In an 8 inch non skillet set over medium heat, melt the butter and tilt to coat the pan. Pour in the egg mixture. Using a rubber spatula, start lifting the sides and tilting the pan little by little to let the egg cook evenly. Do this for about 5 – 8 minutes. When the eggs have almost set, evenly spread over the cheese. Allow the cheese to melt, 1 – 2 minutes. Fold over in thirds and remove from pan. Serve immediately.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella & Basil Omelette
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 383mg128%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1064IU21%
Calcium 225mg23%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on January 24th, 2019
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