Tired of eating omelettes the same old way? If you’re looking for some new and exciting sides to go with your omelette, then look no further! We’ve got 15 delicious and unique ideas that are sure to take your morning meal from boring to brilliant.
Whether you’re a fan of sweet or savory flavors, there’s something here for everyone. So get ready for an omelette-eating experience like never before – it’s time to discover what other tasty treats can make this classic breakfast dish even better!
What to Serve with an Omelette?
An omelette is a dish made from beaten eggs cooked with butter or oil in a frying pan. Popular side dishes for an omelette include toast, hash browns, fried potatoes, roasted vegetables, salads, fruit slices and yogurt. Other accompaniments include bacon strips and sausages. A variety of sauces such as salsa and hollandaise can also be served with an omelette for extra flavor.
1. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
If you’re in the mood for a tasty omelette, then you may want to consider serving it with some delicious rosemary roasted potatoes. Rosemary can add a wonderfully aromatic and savory flavor that pairs well with omelettes. It’s easy to make, too!
All you need is some potatoes and fresh rosemary for maximum flavor. Cut the potatoes into cubes and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan on medium heat and add your cubed potatoes.
Make sure they’re evenly spread in the pan, then throw a few sprigs of rosemary into the mix. Cook until they’re slightly crispy on the edges, then season with salt and pepper – don’t be afraid to get creative here.
Place these delightful little morsels beside your omelette on the plate, garnish with some extra rosemary leaves and dig right in!
2. Fresh Fruit Salad
What better way to complete your perfect omelette than with a freshly made fruit salad? It’s packed with delicious nutrition and adds a light, playful touch to the plate. This classic combo is sure to raise some eyebrows and have you looking like a pro in the kitchen.
To make it, start by chopping up your favorite fruits into good-sized chunks – nothing too tiny! If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some extra flavor with dried cranberries, bananas, or kiwi.
Once the fruits are prepped, lightly toss them together with a dressing of lemon juice and honey for sweetness. Then serve alongside your beautifully made omelette and enjoy! For added elegance, sprinkle over some freshly grated coconut and pair it with tea or fresh mango juice.
3. Fried Rice with Vegetables
Take your omelette game to the next level by pairing it with a side of fried rice and vegetables. This delicious combination is perfect for those who enjoy Asian cuisine. It’s a wonderful way to add some extra crunch, nutrition and flavor to your breakfast.
It’s easy to make and can be spruced up with whatever veggies you have lying around in your fridge. For example, if you have some sautéed peppers or mushrooms left over from the night before, you can toss them into your omelette fried rice for a delicious twist.
Additionally, adding diced carrots or green beans is a great way to get your daily servings of veggies while still having a hearty meal. To make it special, top it all off with roasted sesame seeds or chopped scallions for extra crunch!
4. Sauteed Mushrooms
Sauteed mushrooms provide a savory counterpart to the richness of an omelette that is hard to beat. Whether made in butter or oil, beginning with fresh and sliced mushrooms ensures that the texture and flavor will be at their peak.
An easy way to cut preparation time down is to use pre-sliced mushrooms from the grocery store – be sure to quickly sauté them with a bit of garlic for a bit of zest. For those who want a shortcut without sacrificing taste, there are some delicious canned varieties available as well.
And don’t forget the finishing touches: a sprinkle of fresh herbs and chives really brings this dish together for a sumptuous breakfast for two – or more!
5. Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad
For an omelette that’s out of this world, why not pair it with a classic Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato salad? It’s the ideal side to your delicious omelette – it adds a fresh taste to complement the richness of the omelette.
To get the best results, start by layering some crunchy romaine lettuce in a bowl, and top it off with a handful of cooked bacon pieces (you can just look at how much you’d want; here at Omelette Bar, I like as much bacon as possible) and finish off with tomatoes sliced into halves or quarters.
Before serving, drizzle on some real mayonnaise for extra flavour. And there you have it – a delicious BLT salad that’s tailor-made for an omelette.
6. Hash Browns
Hash browns are an all-time favorite side with omelettes as they bring a delightful crisp to the plate that can’t be overlooked. To get that delicious hash brown quality, it is best to boil shredded potatoes, fully draining them and then frying them in butter until they have a deep golden color.
Adding some garlic salt to the oil before you throw in your potatoes will add an extra zing. If you’re feeling daring, you could even mix boiled and mashed potatoes for a unique take on hash browns!
A few more tips for the perfect has brown: be sure to flip them halfway through cooking time, use real butter instead of margarine, and don’t rush – make sure those potatoes have had their time in the pan.
Once you have mastered this classic breakfast fare, it’ll be a no-brainer every time you pull out eggs for an omelette – just add some sizzling hash browns on the side.
7. Crispy Breakfast Sausage
Crispy breakfast sausage is an absolutely scrumptious way to add some savory deliciousness to your omelette. To cook up a batch, simply brown the sausage in a skillet until it reaches a golden-brown, mouth-watering crispiness and then you can throw it right into your omelette.
For extra flavor, try adding some onion or bell pepper to the mix while the sausage is cooking. Be sure not to overfill your omelette with goodies though – you want the fold of that beautifully cooked egg masterpiece to be smooth and structurally sound.
Or go all out and top your plate with spicy salsa and diced avocados for an even tastier meal.
8. Baked Beans
For a delicious, hearty side to the omelette, you can’t beat a batch of baked beans; the sweet, smoky flavor pairs perfectly with an eggy masterpiece.
To ensure they come out perfectly every time, choose quality canned beans you can trust and cook on medium heat, stirring frequently. For an added burst of flavor, add fresh herbs like thyme or oregano right at the end — no one likes soggy herbs.
9. Green Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
This is a great way to get some extra veggies in your breakfast and round out the plate with a light, fresh flavor. The crispness of the greens is the perfect contrast to the fluffy texture of an omelette.
But what really takes green salads to the next level when served with an omelette is making it with a vinaigrette dressing! A good vinaigrette will add just enough acidity and flavor to cut through the richness of the egg and make for an unforgettable meal.
To make a good vinaigrette, simply mix good quality olive oil with your favorite kind of vinegar and a pinch of salt. For extra flavor, try adding some freshly minced garlic, fresh herbs like rosemary or tarragon, or citrus juice.
Of course, don’t forget to top your salad off with some croutons or nuts to give it that extra crunch.
10. Oven-Roasted Tomatoes
If you’re looking for a light side dish to accompany your omelette, look no further than oven-roasted tomatoes. They’re simple to cook and can make the dish look positively luxurious.
First, you’ll need to prepare them by slicing them in half and lightly salting each side. Then get a baking tray and lay out your tomato slices on it before drizzling some olive oil generously over them.
Finally, place your tray in the oven and bake at 375°F for about 15 – 20 minutes or until the tomatoes acquire a lovely golden-brown hue.
Serve these delectable tomatoes straight away alongside your yummy omelette – or do something extra fancy by adding some feta cheese on top/
11. Grilled Corn on the Cob
Who says you need to go fancy for brunch? Grilled corn on the cob is a simple yet delicious way to add some crunch and sweetness to your omelette.
It’s easy to make, too; peel back the husk and silky threads from each ear of fresh sweet corn, then remove any stray silk strands. Pop it on the grill over medium-high heat, turning occasionally until slightly charred and cooked through – roughly 10 minutes or so.
Slather with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve alongside your omelette for a savory summery meal that everyone will love. Heck, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not spread a bit of mayo instead of butter – a trick that many south Americans swear by.
12. Sautéed Bell Peppers and Onions
This is a tasty option that takes minimal effort and really amps up the flavor of your omelette. This vegetable duo is both delicious and colorful, and it’s easy to make.
To get the best flavor, you want to start by sautéing the onions until they turn translucent. Then add the bell peppers while they are still crisp – the combination of flavors should be perfect at this stage.
If you would like your vegetables even softer, allow them a few more minutes in the pan before serving them alongside your omelette. Adding a sprinkle of seasoning – such as garlic powder or paprika – can add an extra layer of flavor if desired.
Feel free to experiment with various seasonings until you find the right one that complements your omelette; it’s all part of the fun.
13. Cream of Mushroom Soup
Serving a delectable cream of mushroom soup to complement an omelette is an increasingly popular option for breakfast.
This creamy concoction featuring mushrooms and broth seasoned with herbs and spices adds an extra layer of flavor and texture that perfectly complements the savory nature of the egg dish.
Best of all, preparing this excellent combination is surprisingly simple and straightforward. All you need is some cooking oil, mushrooms, garlic, butter, flour, broth and cream—simply sauté the mushrooms before adding the rest of the ingredients.
The result? A lip-smacking bowlful of steaming goodness perfect for dipping your omelette into—just be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand; it gets messy!
14. Greek Yogurt with Honey and Nuts
Greek yogurt is an incredibly versatile breakfast food, and it’s one of the best accompaniments for an omelette. Not only does the creamy, tangy flavor of the yogurt pair beautifully with the rich egg, but the crunch of the nuts gives a delightful textural contrast.
Of course, you don’t want to overwhelm your omelette – so be sure to go light on portions. As for choosing a nut, I recommend pistachios as they really bring out a sweetness in both the honey and yogurt.
To make this side dish even more special, combine Greek yogurt with berries or banana slices for added flavor and a pop of color. Serve the yogurt on its own so guests can top their omelettes however they please!
15. French Onion Soup
This classic French dish is an ideal accompaniment for omelettes. It is warm, hearty, and comes with plenty of cheese.
The process itself can be challenging depending on how many onions you need to caramelize for a nice, golden brown hue. If possible, use sweet yellow onions for a softer and sweeter soup, though most recipes call for white or red onions.
All you have to do is fry some butter in your pan over medium-high heat then add chopped onions and cook until they turn golden. Throw in flour for some instant richness before adding stock or broth followed by spices including garlic powder, thyme, parsley and pepper.
You can make your omelette meal even more enjoyable by serving it with a selection of tasty sides. From roasted potatoes and bacon strips to salads and fresh fruit, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from. So why not switch it up and try one of these 15 tasty sides the next time you make an omelette? Bon appetit!