Air fryer omelette

Air fryer omelette

15 min
Omelettes are quick, delicious, and require only a few ingredients. When you make them in an air fryer, the process becomes even easier as you can leave the cooking to the machine without worrying about having to flip the omelette. This ease makes an air fryer omelette great for busy mornings, crammed lunch times, or whenever you feel like sinking your teeth into a deliciously fluffy egg dish enriched with cheese.


  • Whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and cheese well in a bowl.
  • Spray an air fryer pan with oil and butter cooking spray, or line the air fryer with baking paper, and add the egg mixture.
  • Fry the omelette for 6-7 minutes at 180°C and serve.

If you have an air fryer pan with high edges, you can whisk the egg mixture directly in it and save yourself some dishwashing.


Use your air fryer to reheat leftovers. Place the omelette in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at about 160°C. To ensure that it keeps its moisture, cover it with aluminium foil or a heat-safe cover to create a steaming effect and trap moisture inside.

Questions about air fryer omelette

A fluffy air fryer omelette makes for a terrific and easy meal at any time of day. If you are keen to learn more, have a look at our answers to some most frequently asked questions.

Can you cook an omelette in an air fryer?
Yes, you can make an omelette in an air fryer and have it ready in just 15 minutes. It is a good option for busy days and makes for a solid breakfast or lunch.
How long to cook omelette in air fryer?
The cooking time of an air fryer omelette varies depending on the thickness of the omelette and the specific air fryer, but as a general rule, you need to cook it for 6-7 minutes at 180°C. Keep an eye on it during cooking and use a toothpick or a knife to check when it is set and tender.
What to put in an air fryer omelette?
In our simple recipe, we recommend seasoning with salt and pepper and adding aged Havarti to ensure a rich flavour and a gooey texture. If you want, you can add more spices such as chilli or paprika or herbs such as basil or thyme, but you can easily do without as well.


Aged havarti cheese, shredded
50 g
Arla Cravendale Semi-skimmed milk
100 ml
Coarse salt
½ tsp
Freshly ground pepper
Oil and butter cooking spray

A simple cheese omelette in air fryer

Just because a meal can be cooked in minutes, it does not mean you have to compromise on taste. This air fryer omelette can be ready in about 15 minutes and offer everything you would expect from this classic egg dish.

You do not need many ingredients to make an excellent omelette. Seasoning the eggs with salt and pepper makes a big difference. These basic seasonings enhance the inherent flavours of the eggs, allowing their natural richness to shine through while adding a subtle savoury element. Shredded Havarti infuses the omelette with a savoury richness, and when melted, it provides the fluffy eggs with a delicious gooeyness and salty, acidic notes.

Omelettes are typically fluffy, moist, and tender on the inside and golden on the outside. While this is also true for air fryer ones, the golden crust might be a bit more crunchy than traditional ones cooked on the stovetop. The circulating heat allows for a more even cooking, resulting in crisper edges. The contrast between these edges and the soft interior is lovely and gives a delightful mouthfeel sure to keep you coming back for just one bite more.

Serve with a light salad or vegetables as a refreshing topping

To complement your air fryer omelette, consider serving it with a refreshing salad or fresh vegetables as crunchy toppings. The contrast between the soft, fluffy eggs and the crispness of a good salad will not disappoint.

A classic Greek salad is an excellent choice, featuring a mix of juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers, crunchy green peppers, tangy red onions, briny olives, and salty salad cheese. The combination of flavours and textures will provide a bright and contrasting accompaniment to the mild air fryer omelette. Alternatively, you can serve a crunchy cabbage salad with a zesty dressing. The crunchiness of the cabbage and the tanginess of the dressing will bring a refreshing element to the cheesy eggs.

If you like the idea of simply serving the air fryer omelette with whichever vegetables you have in your fridge, consider incorporating a dip or dressing to tie it all together. For a creamy and cooling option, tzatziki would be a refreshing choice. But a smooth, flavourful bean dip can also do the trick.

If you want to stay in the air fryer universe, we recommend serving the omelette with air fryer cauliflower or air fryer broccoli. You can also opt for crunchy air fryer beans.