Cheesy Courgette Omelette

Cheesy Courgette Omelette - Fab Food 4 All
Today I bring you my Cheesy Courgette Omelette, something I often make at the weekend for our lunch but had never thought to post until one of my Facebook followers asked for the recipe! But before I get onto omelette I just want to say sorry for the unscheduled break from posting! After taking a few days off for half term last week I found my break extended following a dreadful bout of sciatica. Anyway I’m over the worst now thanks to some strong painkillers and anti-inflammatories and I’m hoping I get the feeling back in my right foot soon. I am my own worst enemy and need to spend less time behind a keyboard and more time taking exercise!

Anyway back to my Cheesy Courgette Omelette. I always seem to have courgettes in the fridge and a large carton of eggs so this is my go to omelette. It was my hubby who taught me the trick of finishing off an omelette under the grill and I have to say it gives a fabulous golden result with a light fluffy texture as the uncooked egg expands with the heat of the grill.

I have started adding a clove of garlic to this omelette lately but feel free to leave that out if you’re not keen. I do hope you try this lovely omelette which we always have with lashings of tomato ketchup. What are your favourite omelette ingredients? Do let me know in the comments.

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A Cheesy Courgette Omelette with a hint of garlic which is light, fluffy and oh so delicious!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 8 Eggs, large
  • 75 mls milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 Courgettes, sliced (enough to generously fill fry pan in single layer)
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 100g Mature Cheddar cheese, grated (or to taste)
  1. Pre-heat your grill to a high heat.
  2. Whisk the eggs together.
  3. Add the milk and seasoning and whisk again.
  4. In a large frying pan heat up the oil to a medium high heat and fry the courgettes and garlic for about 6 minutes on both sides until cooked through and turning golden.
  5. Turn down the heat to medium and add the whisked egg mixture.
  6. As the omelette starts to set run a spatula around the outside and tipping the pan to allow the raw egg to escape over the sides of the omelette to speed up the cooking.
  7. You can also slide you spatula into the body of the omelette to allow raw egg to reach the bottom of the omelette too.
  8. Once you have repeated this process to the stage where there are only a few millimetres of raw egg left on top, scatter on the grated cheese.
  9. Put under the grill and cook until golden and puffed up! (If you're using a non-stick pan that's not suitable for sticking under the grill then just slide the omelette onto a heatproof platter or baking tray).
  10. Enjoy!

Cheesy Courgette Omelette - Fab Food 4 All

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  1. Maya Russell

    I like the small ones. Never tried adding them to an omelette before.

    1. Camilla

      Great in quiches too:-)

  2. lisa

    I’d never thought of using courgettes in an omlette. My husband loves omlettes and courgettes so will think of this next time! It’s a great ‘fridge-raid’ recipe 🙂 xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, yes very much a fridge raid recipe:-)

  3. Ickle Pickle

    Oh this looks so delicious – I love adding extra veg to dishes. Hope your sciatica is much improved now. Kaz x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kaz, I’m afraid the sciatica is back again so dosing up with Ibuprofen at the moment!

  4. Heather Haigh

    I have some courgettes in the fridge I may have this for lunch tomorrow 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Heather:-)

  5. Jacqueline Meldrum

    It’s ages since I had an omelette and I never add courgette. You’ve inspired me!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Jacqueline:-)

  6. Nicola

    I love omelettes and this looks fabulous Camilla! My favourite is Delia Smith’s cheesy souffle omelette, it’s so delicious and fluffy ☺

    1. Camilla

      Ooh not encountered Delia’s, will have to check it out:-) She is my cooking hero:-)

  7. kellie@foodtoglow

    Oh this looks gloriously cheesy, Camilla! I can see why you were asked on FB to share this. But it’s funny how we all probably have recipes that we often make because the family really enjoy them, but for some reason we don’t think to blog them. Here’s to family favourites!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kellie, yes one can forget that what is common place in one family might not be to another so it was nice to be asked to share the recipe;-)

  8. Mayuri Patel

    Delicious looking omelette. My favourite ingredients are mushrooms, onion, a touch of garlic and little chillis. However, don’t know why I never thought of adding courgettes. Next time.. its going to be a courgette mushroom omelette.

    1. Camilla

      Lovely Mayuri, I also make lots of mushroom omelettes too and like your addition of chillies:-)

  9. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I love a simple omelette like this – cheese and courgette sounds like a fab combination. I’m glad you’re feeling a little better!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca:-)

  10. Nayna Kanabar

    This looks like a tasty lunch. I like adding veg to omelettes, it makes them more substantial. I like the idea of adding garlic too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank Nayna:-)

  11. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    I will often make a dish like this omelette once a week as I am always in need of speedy recipes with the after school chaos. Hpe you are feeling better now x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura – getting there with lots of physio exercises from previous episodes!

  12. kate @veggie desserts

    Such a great quick recipe to use up courgettes. I always seem to have loads as well 🙂 I hope you’re feeling better now.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, on the road to recovery but still rather knocked out!

  13. ManjiriK

    I love any type of omelette and with cheese they taste simply super! Basically I love eggs and cooking with them 🙂 Thanks for linking up my recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Me too, eggs rock:-)

  14. ali

    looks amazing, definitely giving this a try this week as a vegetarian its hard finding things the whole family will eat/

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ali, tell me about it all my family have their different tastes too!

  15. Claire Jessiman

    It all sounded lovely until you got the the bit about Tomato Ketchup! That is one foodstuff I can abide. I’ll stick to eggs, cheese and courgette.

    1. Camilla

      That’s fine Claire, it’s not in the recipe!

  16. Kavey

    Love courgettes in omelettes and frittatas! And cheese!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, me too:-)

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