Air Fryer Omelette
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Air Fryer Omelette

Make the best version of an air fryer omelette with this easy crispy crown topped version that makes a meal of the simple egg based dish.

ingredients for air fryer omelette

What is a Western Style Omelet Air Fryer Edition?

A Western omelette is a type of omelette that is typically made with beaten eggs mixed with diced ham, green bell peppers, onions, and sometimes tomatoes. The omelette is usually cooked in a pan on a stove until the eggs are set and the filling is cooked through. It’s a popular breakfast dish in North America, particularly in the western United States, and is often served with toast, hash browns, or home fries.

Our version is cooked in the air fryer instead of stove top and moves the hashbrowns from a side dish to a crust for the omelet.

Ingredients for this Air Fryer Omelette

  • Crispy Crowns– these rounded hash brown bites are basically tater tots but make a deliciously crispy coating for your omelette. For this recipe, they will need to be thawed which is as simple as tossing the bag on your kitchen counter for an hour or so. Alternatively, you can place them in a large bowl and microwave them to thaw.
  • Eggs- I used Eggland’s Best
  • Milk– any milk you would use to make a traditional omelette will work just find for this air fryer omelette. Just sub in the same amount of whatever milk you prefer.
  • Seasoned Salt -I used Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • Diced Ham– this recipe works great for leftover ham. I like the flavor of the ham with this dish and it makes it more of a traditional Western Omelette style flavor; however, if you wanted you can easily omit the ham.
  • Cheddar Cheese-shredded sharp cheddar cheese. You can use either pre-shredded or shred your own.
  • Frozen diced pepper and onion blend, thawed and patted dry. You could substitute fresh onions and peppers but to do so, you will need to cook them first by either roasting or sauteeing, otherwise your final omelette would have too much moisture.
air fryer omelette

Can this air fryer omelette be made in advance?

Yes, you can easily assemble this omelette in advance and reheat in a microwave or air fryer which makes leftovers perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch the next day.

Can you Freeze an Omelet?

While it is technically possible to freeze an omelet, the texture and flavor may not be the same once it is thawed and reheated. Eggs tend to become rubbery and lose their moisture when frozen, which can result in a less-than-ideal texture.

If you do decide to freeze an omelet, it’s best to allow it to cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Label the package with the date and place it in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat the omelet, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove. Be aware that the texture may not be as fluffy and the filling may be a bit mushy after thawing and reheating.

Can you Reheat an Omelet?

Yes, you can reheat an omelet. The best way to reheat an omelet depends on the cooking method used to prepare it, but here are a few methods you can try:

  1. Microwave: Place the omelet on a microwave-safe plate and cover it with a damp paper towel. Heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until it’s heated through.
  2. Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the omelet on an oven-safe dish and cover it with foil. Bake it for 10-15 minutes, or until it’s heated through.
  3. Stove: Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place the omelet in the skillet and cover it with a lid. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the bottom is heated through. Flip the omelet and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the filling is hot.

Keep in mind that reheating an omelet may cause it to lose some of its moisture, so it may not be as fluffy or tender as it was when it was freshly cooked.

Topping ideas

  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Cheese sauce or queso

Side dish ideas for a Western Omelette?

There are many side dishes that go well with a Western omelet. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Hash browns or home fries: Crispy fried potatoes are a classic breakfast side dish that pairs perfectly with a Western omelet.
  2. Toast or English muffin: A slice of toast or an English muffin makes a great base for the omelet, and can be used to soak up any leftover egg or filling.
  3. Fresh fruit: A side of fresh fruit, such as sliced oranges, strawberries, or grapes, can add a refreshing and healthy contrast to the hearty omelet.
  4. Avocado or guacamole: Adding some sliced avocado or a scoop of guacamole to your plate can add a creamy, savory complement to the omelet.
  5. Salsa or hot sauce: If you like a bit of spice, serving your Western omelet with some salsa or hot sauce can add some zing to your meal.

Other Great Breakfast & Brunch Ideas for the Air Fryer:

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes with cheese

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes with Cheese–these easy to make hash brown cups take less than 5 minutes to assemble and require no thawing. Kids adore these and they keep amazingly well making them perfect for make ahead.

air fryer pancake

This Air Fryer Pancake is basically a Dutch baby made super fast and easy in the air fryer. This light and tasty dish tastes like a combination of pancake and funnel cake and is amazing served with some fresh berry compote, powdered sugar or even some whipped cream. It is definitely a hit with kids and adults alike.

air fryer quiche
Air Fryer Omelette

Air Fryer Omelette

Make the best version of an air fryer omelette with this easy crispy crown topped version that makes a meal of the simple egg based dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Air Fryer


  • 1, 30 oz bag crispy crowns thawed, divided
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¾ cup diced ham
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1.5 cups frozen diced pepper and onion blend fully thawed and patted dry


  • Heat the air fryer to 360.
  • Spray a pie pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom and sides with crispy crowns. Air Fry for 6-8 minutes. Until potatoes are beginning to brown.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk and seasoned salt with a whisk until well combined.
  • Fold in the ham, cheese and onion-pepper mix.
  • Pour into the crust.
  • Return to the air fryer for 10-14 minutes until eggs are starting to set.
  • Top with an additional layer of crispy crowns on top.
  • Return to the oven for 20-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the eggs comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with salsa, sour cream or snipped chives if desired.


Air fryer times can vary by model.  Your particular air fryer may take slightly more or less time, see the post for more info on the model I used to prepare this dish.

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