Parmesan Herb Omelet

I absolute love summer for so many reasons.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (19)

Besides the obvious; suntans, warm weather and the whole not packing lunches thing… my herb garden is growing strong and my girls are sleeping in until noon. Yesterday morning I (while my girls were still sleeping) I did a couple loads of laundry, sipped my coffee and eventually moseyed out my front door to my herb garden. I snipped some fresh basil, chives and thyme and went back in to make a quick omelet– all the while still wearing my pj’s.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (18)

And yes, that speck of chive on the top left and bottom right of the plate is totally messing with my ocd right about now.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (2)

As you can imagine, you’ll need two eggs, some fresh chives, basil and thyme. The usual: salt and pepper, then a tablespoon of grated Parmesan and a tablespoon of butter.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (3)

Give the herbs a quick rinse under the tap.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (4)

Then give them a pat with paper towel to dry them off.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (5)

Beat the eggs until blended.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (6)

Season with a pinch of kosher salt…

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (7)

…black pepper…

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (8)

…and then add in about a heaping teaspoon of snipped chives, 1 spring fresh thyme leaves and two large basil leaves, both of which have been torn by hand.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (9)

Stir to mix the fresh herbs into the eggs.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (10)

Preheat a 8-inch or smaller non-stick or well seasoned cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (11)

Swirl the pan to coat halfway up the sides and the entire bottom.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (12)

Pour in the egg mixture…

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (14)

With a spatula, push the eggs from the side to the center of the pan while angling the pan so the uncooked eggs fill in the empty space.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (15)

Continue to do this until the eggs are almost set but still just a smidgen wet.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (16)

Sprinkle with a tablespoon of grated Parmesan.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (17)

Carefully fold the omelet in half or thirds. The residual heat will cook the remaining uncooked eggs.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (20)

Sprinkle with more Parmesan and  snipped chives…

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (22)

…and a thick slice of buttered sourdough toast.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (21)

So simple.

So fluffy.

So herb-y.

So Parmesan-y.

It’s omelet perfection.

Parmesan Herb Omelette l  (23)

Print Save

Parmesan Herb Omelet

Fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese wrapped in a fluffy omelet.

Yield: 1 omelet

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 to 2 minutes

Total Time: 6 to 8 minutes


2 large Eggs

Kosher Salt

Black Pepper

2 large Basil Leaves, torn

1 to 2 teaspoons snipped fresh chives, plus more for serving

1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves removed and torn

1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan Cheese, plus more for serving


Crack the eggs into a bowl. With a fork, eat until fluffy. Add in the salt, pepper, basil, chives and thyme. Stir to combine.

Heat an 8-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Once preheated, add the butter and swirl to coat the bottom and halfway up the sides of the pan.

Pour in the egg mixture and use a rubber spatula to push the eggs towards the center of the pan while tilting it so the uncooked eggs can fill in the space. Continue to cook until just about set, sprinkle with Parmesan and then fold in half or thirds.

Transfer the omelet to a plate and sprinkle with more Parmesan and snipped chives.

Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Quesadillas l  (21)

Grilled Vegetable + Spinach Pesto Quesadillas

Grilled vegetables meets spinach pesto and cheese meets crispy, corn and flour tortilla meets my face. It’s official, I am obsessed with this ‘dilla. And I (and you 😉...

Fresh Spinach Pesto l  (5)

Fresh Spinach Pesto

Pesto may be my most favorite condiment of all. Noooo, not because it involves cheese- although that is a perk. But because it’s so versatile; add a little broth...

Toasted Garlic Olive Oil Bread Dip l  (19)

Toasted Garlic Olive Oil Bread Dip

Please tell me  you’ve had this before. Puh-lease tell me you’ve experienced the deliciousness that is bread dipped in olive oil with crispy fried garlic in it. Back in...

Rainbow Crunch Salad l  (14)

Rainbow Crunch Salad

Chopped salads are my favorite kinds of salads. All those perfectly chopped pieces of veg that scoop perfectly onto my fork. Yeah, did I mention it’s totally perfect? I...

Lemon Lime Cake l  (30)

Lemon Lime Bundt Cake

This lemon-lime heaven in Bundt form is one of my all time favorites of cakes. My mom has been making this cake since the beginning of time. It’s been...

Bacon + Chicken Chopped Salad with Smoky Cilantro Avocado Dressing l  (18)

Bacon + Chicken Chopped Salad with Smoky Cilantro Avocado Dressing

This salad is one beautiful, colorful and delicious mess. And it may just blow your mind. There is little-to-no guilt where this salad is concerned. I mean sure, there’s bacon...


15-Minute Chipotle Cumin Grilled Chicken

Everyone needs a go-to, hands down fantastic, grilled chicken recipe. This is mine. I know that this may not look like some super duper fancy grilled chicken (although I...

Homemade Yellow Cake + Whipped Chocolate Frosting l  (25)

Homemade Yellow Cake + Whipped Chocolate Frosting

Yellow cake and chocolate frosting belong together. Do they not? Rarely do I ever bake a cake, let alone one with frosting but today is a special occasion. Since...

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix l  (16)

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

There are so many scrumptious dessert recipes that calls for “yellow cake mix” in the world. Cake mix makes dessert making so much more simple. But the list of...