Easy Cheesy Omelet for Kids: FREE printable recipe guide

September 6, 2012

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After one heck of a crazy summer, it’s back to school and back to our morning routine. After completing their morning jobs, the children cook breakfast. MacGyver, age 9, is in love with eggs. He especially loves his Easy Cheesy Egg Omelet. I’ve already told you that I don’t particularly like eggs cooked in the microwave. But this isn’t about me! It’s about raising independent children who can whip up their own breakfast!  FREE printable recipe guide at the end of this post.

MacGyver follows the recipe below with one exception. Since he’s a growing boy, he now cooks a TWO egg omelet.

  • Egg Cracking Tip: I’ve taught my children to gently tap the side of the egg on the counter-top. It still gets a bit messy, but it is easier than trying to break the egg on the side of the bowl. We also put down a paper towel making clean-up a little easier.

Easy Cheesy Egg Omelet


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp. water
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup grated cheese
  • (*optional toppings: diced ham, cooked sausage, onions, peppers, mushrooms.)


  • bowl
  • fork
  • teaspoon
  • ¼ measuring cup

Step 1: Use the back of the teaspoon to spread the butter inside the bowl.

  • We have found that a soup bowl works best for microwave cooking.

Step 2: Gently whisk together the egg, salt and water.

Step 3: Microwave egg for 1 minute.

Top with cheese and toppings. Microwave 30 more seconds.

  • Adjust cooking time to cook egg through.

Easy Cheesy Omelet:FREE printable recipe guide

4. Fold egg mixture in half to create cheesy omelet.

Print This Recipe Guide FREE: Easy Cheesy Omelet

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Tara H September 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I really never knew that you could do this in the microwave. My boys love eggs too! They cook their own scrambled eggs sometimes (the three oldest, 7, 8, and 10) but they aren’t too good at flipping an omelet over. Thanks for sharing. I see some omelets in our near future.

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