Omelette in a Bag

*** It has been brought to my attention that there is some concern about the use of plastics in boiling water. I’ve read several sources and this concern has mixed responses. Here are a few of the links I read: The Leaching of Plastics, To Make an Omelette, Ziploc Omelettes are Not Recommended, and Snopes. My suggestion (and one I personally will try) is to use Ziploc Zip and Steam bags. These microwave cooking bags should be acceptable cooking in boiling water as well.

I am no omelette maker (and do you spell it omelet or omelette? I looked it up but the dictionary had both ways. I think omelette is prettier. I know, I’m obtuse.)

Anyhoo….I have no idea where I found the idea of omelettes in a bag. I just knew I didn’t have the hang of cooking them individually. Omelettes in a bag were my solution. I believe the original idea probably came from a camper looking for an easy meal while sitting around the fire. They done good! If I can make it look this pretty so can you!

You need to have quart size freezer bags handy. If I only have the cheaper storage version I double bag it. If you’re cooking more than one write your name on the outside in permanent marker.
Then you have to decide how big you want your omelette. I do a one egg and my husband a three egg! Crack the egg, put inside the bag and squish (yes, that’s the technical term!)

Gather the ingredients for your omelette. This can include anything and everything. I raid our leftovers and salad veggies and start dumping into the bag. I use meat leftovers (ham and bologna are pictured), cheese (I had gorgonzola and cheddar), tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, cooked potatoes and anything else that suits your fancy. Squish all the ingredients together inside the bag.

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the omelette bags and cook for 13 minutes. I’ve done as many as seven bags at one time in a large pot.
That’s it! Seriously…..that’s it! Open your bag and watch it slide onto the plate with great satisfaction! It’s a beautiful thing.

Printable Recipe

Like this recipe? Check out more of my family’s favorites such as Easy Enchiladas, Easy Stuffed Peppers, Love Chicken, Oreo Volcano Brownie, Lemon Cream Pie, Apple Pie Crumb Bars and Marty’s Famous Punch.

Linking with Savvy Southern Style, The Thrifty Home, Shabby Creek Cottage, Making the World Cuter, Today’s Creative Blog, Home Stories A 2 Z


  1. Oh my gosh, what a neat idea. It always takes me forever to make everyone omelets. I will be trying this very soon.

  2. Never heard of such a thing. :)

    I just make omelets the old fashioned way . . . in a frying pan.

    My kids might think this is really fun, though.

    :) :) :)

    • Laurel, I used to do the same thing but this way they’re all ready at the same time. And I don’t have to take several different orders. Plus, they turn out perfect every time, and mine never did!

  3. Yummy! Love that it saves on cleanup! Wonder if I could let the kids’ cook it in my microwave pasta pot?

  4. Yay!!! Thank you for this post!!! I’ve been dying to try these. I think I know what we may be having for dinner tomorrow night 😉

  5. Your blog layout and colors are so attractive! Very pretty. Oh, and I love the omelette idea too! Would be awesome for camping.


  6. Came over from Sew Much Ado. What an awesome idea!!
    Ashleigh @ Live Gorgeously

  7. Wow–I LOVE this idea!! What a fun idea for a family breakfast for dinner night! Everyone gets to make an omelet bag. Plus…I am an omelet flunkie…I can never flip it over just right. *sigh*

    THANKS for a great idea! I’m here from WFMW.

  8. No way? In a bag?? How cool is that!! And it looks delicious!

    Thank you for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  9. NO FRICKIN’ WAY! I cannot even believe that’s possible; that is like the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I love omelettes but I totally suck at flipping them over, so this is perfect!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

  10. These work great for camping too! We feed about 100 people over a 2 hour span at our annual gathering using this technique and everyone is always amazed it works so well!

  11. How cool is that!! I have never seen that before, but cleaning egg pans is NOT my favorite. I think I should try this very soon.

  12. So neat! I hadn’t seen this before up until just a few days ago and now again today. It’s a great idea and a must try. My kids will adore it! Thank you! Stopping by from the Ladybird Ln Linky. We linked up Lemon Cucumber Pickles and Strawberry Cupcake Puppy Chow this week :)

  13. Oh my gosh! I’ve seen the microwave version of this, but I think I prefer the boil version. I shared this on my FB page! AWESOME!

  14. I seen this in one of those church cookbooks a few years ago. I never copied it, and guess what-couldn’t find it. Thanks for posting, this will be wonderful for breakfast! (I also love that everyone gets to mix their own, so picky eaters are also happy!)
    Pinning this for Sunday morning breakfast.

  15. I like your southern style, great minds think alike. I am in Texas! I can not wait to dive into your blog archieve. Please come visit me your always welcome. Thanks, Kathy B.

  16. I used to have my students make these in Foods class – they loved it! This is also a great idea for camping trips!

  17. Visiting from Sunday show off!! This is a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing!!! HHL

  18. Bravo!! This is so awesome and such a great tip!! Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

  19. How unique! Will have to try it sometime…never would have thought this would be something I would want to try, but it sounds pretty awesome!
    Debbie :)

  20. I would have never in a million years thought to have done an omelet that way!

  21. You know I didn’t really like omelets until recently but I gave it a try a few weeks ago and fell in love with them. There are so many variations that can be done and I’m gonna try our your tips!

    I’m glad I stumbled on your blog from the made with love Link up!

    Love and Whimsy

  22. Please be advised that even Ziplock recommends NOT doing this. These bags are not safe when heated, they are not made for that. The plastic will leach into your food. Now some people have said they use the steamer type bags, but I would still recommend caution.

    Sorry to be a buzz kill, but it may be dangerous to your family, especially the males. This type of leached plastic is a know synthetic estrogen that has caused serility in boys.

  23. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  24. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. Marty, I love how easy this it. I am going to try it this morning.

  25. That’s crazy! But I like it! Thanks for linkin up!

  26. I am featuring you tomorrow!

  27. What a great idea! My boys would love this (husband included). Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I can’t wait for what you’ll be posting this week, hope to see you back!

  28. This looks delicious. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

  29. This looks so yummy! I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It’s only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!


  30. This idea is BRILLIANT! It would be perfect for back to school morning breakfasts!

  31. the zip loc site says you should not use the regular zip loc bags because they cannot take the heat and the chemicals will reacat. However, you can use the Ziploc Steam bags – and microwave the omelette for 1 2/2 minutes.

    • Thanks for sharing about the bags, Linda. I have read about the Steam bags as well. I’m glad your comment will be available for others to read. Have a great weekend!

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