Omelet in a Bag

Omelet in a Bag is the easiest way to make an omelet. Learn how to make an omelet recipe that is quick, simple, and delicious!

omelets on plates with garnish

Omelet in a Bag Recipe

The quickest new way to make omelets is with this Ziploc omelet recipe! If you’ve ever wondered how to cook omelets with just about the easiest, most hassle-free process ever…this is it!

Generally, I am not a fan of breakfast … or breakfast for dinner. I know that’s crazy to hear, especially with all the amazing breakfast recipes I share with you all! But it’s just not my thing (unless it’s biscuits and gravy – then I’ll take a plate or two). There simply aren’t many breakfast foods I like … and I’d rather eat toast or an English Muffin on most days. On a very rare occasion, though, I don’t mind the idea of breakfast and will entertain eating breakfast for dinner.

However, my family acts like breakfast food is the best thing since sliced bread. If they know we’re having breakfast food for dinner – they act like they won the dinner lottery! On weekends, when I actually “make” breakfast … they’re right there like a pack of ravenous wolves waiting to be fed. And that’s why this recipe comes in so handy.

One of the best things about this omelet recipe is that I don’t have to spend an hour making 7 omelets for our family. I can make ALL of them at the same time – and everyone can personalize their “bag” with the veggies and meats they like. 😊 Serve this omelet up with some hash browns and fresh fruit … and it’s a pretty painless breakfast that I’ll even eat!

table spread with plates with omelets, orange juice , and a bowl of berries

Recipe for Omelet in a Bag:

Here is everything I used to make this Omelet in a Bag Recipe:

** Ingredients are at a glance. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full amounts and printable recipe. **

  • large eggs
  • Desired mix-ins (see below!)
  • Additional toppings (optional)

This recipe is more about the method, rather than any specific ingredients. Personalize this recipe and feel free to mix in things you know your family will enjoy! Here are some suggestions …

NOTE: Make sure all meats are pre-cooked – you can also pre-cook some of the veggies if you prefer

  • Denver Omelet: ​Ham, onion, green pepper, cheese
  • Farmer Omelet: ​Bacon, ham, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, cheese
  • Chicken Fajita Omelet (my husband’s favorite!): ​Chopped chicken, salsa, onion, green pepper, cheese. Top with more salsa and sour cream!
  • Garden Omelet: ​Green pepper, onion, mushroom, tomatoes, cheese
  • Meat Lover’s Omelet: ​Bacon, pork sausage, ham, green pepper, onion, cheese
  • Philly Cheese Steak Omelet: ​Thinly sliced beef, onion, green pepper, cheese whiz, provolone
  • Mushroom and Sausage Omelet: ​Pork sausage, mushrooms, cheese
  • Pizza Omelet: ​Italian sausage, pepperoni, pizza sauce, cheese
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana: I’m just kidding … I put that to see if you were paying attention and to make you say “ewwww” 😂 – However if you try it, my kids want to know if it was good?! Never mind – I would not endorse anyone trying it!
  • My personal favorite: ​Spinach, tomato
  • Alfredo omelet: ​Spinach, tomatoes, Alfredo sauce, cheese

step by step how to make omelts in a bag

How to make an Omelet:

  1. Bring a large pan of water to a boil.
  2. Crack eggs into the bag. Add desired mix-ins.
  3. Seal bag and squeeze the mixture to mix the ingredients well. Open the bag slightly and reseal the bag to remove as much air as you can. Using your fingers, squeeze the mixture back to the bottom of the bag.
  4. When the water boils, place bags in the water for exactly 13 minutes. (In my soup pot, I can easily boil omelets for my family of 7!)
  5. Carefully remove the bags from the water (they will be hot) and open the top of the bag.
  6. Jiggle the omelet onto a serving plate. It will roll right out! Serve with additional toppings of choice, if desired.

Omelet in a Bag: Questions & Answers

If you have questions about making an easy omelet, I have answers! Take a look at this section before leaving a comment if you run into trouble or just want some suggestions.

  • What do I do if my omelet comes out runny?

Go ahead and boil it for a little longer! But 13 minutes should work.

  • And what do I do if the omelet sticks to the side of the bag?

If it won’t slide right out … again, boil it a little longer!

  • What is the safest brand of zip-top bags to use?

Use a known BPA-free brand like Ziploc to boil these omelets! This isn’t a sponsored post or anything … Ziploc just makes the most well known BPA-free resealable bag. No toxins in your omelets, please!!

ziploc omelet on plate with garnish

How did you like this omelet recipe?

Totally no-fuss, right? Sometimes you just want something super easy for breakfast! Let me know what you think about these Ziploc Omelets down below in the comments, or ask me any questions you have. I’d love to hear from you!

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Omelet in a Bag

omelet in a bag on plate with garnish

Omelet in a Bag is the easiest way to make an omelet. Learn how to make an omelet recipe that is quick, simple, and delicious! Great recipe for camping!!

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Zip-top sandwich bags – 1 bag for each omelet
  • 2 large eggs for each omelet
  • Desired mix-ins
  • Additional topping of choice, optional

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pan of water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, if necessary, write names on the bags to identify the omelets.
  3. Crack eggs into the bag. Add desired mix-ins. Seal bag and squeeze the mixture to mix the ingredients well. Open the bag slightly and reseal bag removing as much air as you can. Using your fingers, squeeze the mixture back to the bottom of the bag.
  4. When the water boils, place bags in the water for exactly 13 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove the bags from the water (they will be hot) and open the top of the bag – jiggle the omelet onto a serving plate. It will roll right out!
  6. Serve with additional toppings of choice, if desired.

Notes

This recipe is more about the method, rather than any specific ingredients. Personalize this recipe and feel free to mix in things you know your family will enjoy! Here are some suggestions …

NOTE: Make sure all meats are pre-cooked – you can also pre-cook some of the veggies if you prefer

  • Denver Omelet: ​Ham, onion, green pepper, cheese
  • Farmer Omelet: ​Bacon, ham, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, cheese
  • Chicken Fajita Omelet (my husband’s favorite!): ​Chopped chicken, salsa, onion, green pepper, cheese. Top with more salsa and sour cream!
  • Garden Omelet: ​Green pepper, onion, mushroom, tomatoes, cheese
  • Meat Lover’s Omelet: ​Bacon, pork sausage, ham, green pepper, onion, cheese
  • Philly Cheese Steak Omelet: ​Thinly sliced beef, onion, green pepper, cheese whiz, provolone
  • Mushroom and Sausage Omelet: ​Pork sausage, mushrooms, cheese
  • Pizza Omelet: ​Italian sausage, pepperoni, pizza sauce, cheese
  • My personal favorite: ​Spinach, tomato
  • Alfredo Omelet: ​Spinach, tomatoes, Alfredo sauce, cheese

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

NOTE: Nutritional information is not shown for this recipe since this is more of a method and results and recipes may vary.

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Originally published on September 14, 2012. Updated on June 7, 2020.

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