This rolled omelette is a fun way to spice up your weekend brunch. Reminiscent of Korean Gyeran-mari, it’s as fun to look at as it is to eat!
Brunch can get boring when you lean on the same scrambles, home fries, and pancakes every single time. Similar to a Korean-style gyeran-mari or traditional French omelette, this rolled omelette is the perfect way to up your egg game. It’s also such an exciting dish to serve to guests (be prepared to see their eyes open up wide when they set their sights on it). What’s even better? It looks a lot more impressive than it is to make.
How to Make a Rolled Omelette
The first step is to whisk the eggs with flour and milk in a medium bowl.
- Bake the Eggs: Next, pour a thin layer of egg mixture into a rectangular pan lined with parchment paper (this will make the rolling process easier, while also preventing the eggs from sticking to the bottom of the pan). Sprinkle the top with all the fixings and half the cheese and bake the eggs at 350°F for about 14 minutes.
- Top with Cheese: Pull the omelette out of the oven and top it with the remaining mozzarella. Pop the eggs back into the oven for an additional couple of minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Roll the Omelette: While the omelette is still hot, roll it up starting from one of the shorter ends. As you go, peel off the parchment paper.
- Slice and Serve: Finally, place the omelette on a serving plate and cut it into individual slices. Serve immediately and enjoy alongside your favorite brunch sides!
3 Tips and Tricks for Nailing a Rolled Omelette
Rolled omelettes might look intimidating, but a couple of tips and tricks will help you nail the recipe.
- Beat the flour into the eggs before the milk. Whisking the flour into the eggs before the milk gives the omelette a smoother texture.
- Don’t overcook the eggs. If you cook the eggs too long, they will be impossible to roll.
- Roll the omelette straight away. Once the omelette comes out of the oven, start the rolling process as soon as you can. The longer it sits, the more it will harden and be difficult to handle.
Hot Tip: A Korean omelette pan, or tamagoyaki pan, is perfect for making mini rolled omelettes. Take it a step further and make a Korean-style omelette roll by adding a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce to the eggs and topping the roll with green onion.
Different Ingredients to Play Around With
This omelette is incredibly versatile, so feel free to add in your favorite mix-ins. Below, find a couple of ingredients to inspire you.
- Protein: Sausage, prosciutto, bacon, smoked salmon, and Canadian bacon (thick-cut ham)
- Cheese: Cheddar, swiss, goat cheese, feta, and parmesan
- Veggies: Bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, green onion, caramelized onions, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, and asparagus
Ideas for Serving a Rolled Omelette
This rolled omelette makes for a perfect side dish for your next brunch spread. Pair it with oven roasted potatoes, cottage cheese pancakes, and air fryer bacon for a full spread. Alternatively, serve slices of the roll atop buttered sourdough for a quick breakfast on the run.
Best Practices for Storing & Reheating
Here you’ll find all the top tips for storing and reheating your omelette roll.
- Refrigerator: To keep your omelette roll fresh for up to a week, store it in an airtight container in the fridge. This will keep the eggs from turning stale quicker.
- Freezer: To have quick breakfasts on hand, freeze individual slices of the omelette roll by wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap. To thaw, place them in the fridge overnight so they’re ready to be reheated in the morning.
Reheating Tip: To reheat your omelette roll, pop a slice in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Can you skip out on the flour?
Flour is key in helping the roll stay together. It also gives the egg a more dense texture.
What happens if you don’t have a 12 in. x 16 in. pan?
If you don’t have a rectangular 12 in. x 16 in. pan, use the one that’s most similar in size and shape.
Can you use egg whites instead?
Using egg whites will probably work out just fine, but it’s not recommended. The egg yolk brings so much flavor and texture to the dish.
What’s the difference between an American omelette and a French omelette?
Traditional American omelettes are folded over once to make a half-circle shape, while French omelettes are rolled up into a spiral shape.
Why does my omelette break when I flip it?
Your omelette broke when you flipped and rolled it if you didn’t let it cook long enough. Once the sides are set and the second layer of cheese is melted, you should be golden to attempt the roll.
Other Breakfast Recipes to Try:
- Easy Breakfast Quiche – Classic egg pie in crust
- Easy Bacon Egg Bites + Video (Starbucks Copycat) – Simple Starbucks egg bites
- Easy Freestyle Quiche – Mini puff pastry quiche
- Instant Pot Egg Bites (+ Video Tutorial) – Sous vide egg bites
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 medium tomatoes finely chopped
- 4 slices ham chopped
- 1/4 cup purple onion finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Whisk the eggs with flour. Next, whisk in the milk.
- Pour the egg mixture into a 12 in. x 16 in. pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the top of the eggs with sauteed veggies, ham, and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Bake the eggs at 350°F for about 14 minutes or until the edges are nearly set.
- Top omelette with the remaining cheese and bake it for an additional 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Roll up the omelette while it's still hot out of the oven. Start at one of the shorter ends and peel off the parchment paper as you go. Place the omelette roll on a platter and cut it into slices.
- Serve immediately and enjoy the roll while the cheese is still melty!
This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Pinning it now!
Thank you! I hope you love the recipe!
Just found your food blog and I love it! Will definitely browse around and love the way of making this omelette roll, will have to try. Thank you!
Hey Diana!!! Welcome to our blogging family. I hope you find a lot of great recipes for your family to enjoy!
Made this for a lady's meeting at church this morning. It was a hit. It is quick, easy, and makes a nice dish for sharing. I included sausage and tomatoes, but you could add spinach, onion, peppers or other vegetables to your liking. Thanks.
Virginia, thank you for sharing your feedback. I think it will help others as well!
What if you make a hollandaise sauce also?
That would be amazing addition. Great idea!
I tried this at my sisters brunch and it was yummi!
do you think i can skip using flour?
Yes, flour is required this this omelette roll.
What about serving it in/on toast or a biscuit! Open faced would show it off the best!! But it could be used so many ways! I'm going to try this for my picky family!! (May even create rows of toppings in same direction as rolled so each picky eater can have their own segment! )
Yes that could work. I think you just got to play with food and everything kinda works. 🙂
Awesome recipe! Hubby loved it and so did my brother! 🙂 were amazed how i thought of rolling and how i did it lol i explained step by step and then i said of course i got it from momsdish! Thank you! ? picture is attached and its on instagram:) for some reason its not letting me log into discus or through google so ill post as guest
Wow, you really nailed it. It is so so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing the photo with me.
I made this for my family but I doubled the recipe. It was a huge hit!!! I'm definitely making this again. ♡♡♡
That's great to hear! This one is also a staple in our home.
I was sent this by someone in Pinterest. I'm a guy in my 30's who usually doesn't frequent recipe sites....but this is honestly one of the coolest cooking tips/recipes I've ever seen. I cannot wait to try it. I'm also curious if it freezes well. I'll probably test that out too. Thank you!
Let me know how it will freeze. I always wondered.
Hi, I made this for Easter breakfast just to see if it was different. And it was, it made it more special than a normal omlette. I loved how it tasted and the presentation was perfect, also. Definitely a keeper!
Love your feedback 😉 I agree with you, usually my guest leave so impressed 😉
I hope you will get to try many other recipes and love them just as much.
I want to try this recipe, but am a little confused. The recipe calls for a 12x16 pan and the comments say you used a 11x7 pan. That is a BIG difference. Which is it?
Hey Debbie, the best results are when you use 12X16 size pan. Its easier to roll it into a roll when its that size.
Sounds yummy! Have you tried making it with egg whites or egg beaters?
No, I haven't tried. Sorry, can't tell you of it would work because I rarely work with just egg whites .
How much flour are you using?
1/3 of a cup 🙂
Hi, this looks great, do you think I could slice it then freeze it to make quick breakfast for week days?
I have never froze cooked eggs before but if that works than it would. I would suggest cutting it in serving size portions before freezing.
Puedo usar el horno de microondas? 😀
I haven't tried using a microwave so I cant tell you exactly, but I don't think it would turn out as great.
Love how this looks, i can almost taste it! this will be our breakfast tomorrow morning!!:D Thank you for sharing!
Hey, welcome to my blog. I hope you love this omelette roll 😉
in process of making now it was really runny... hope it turns out
It should be runny, hope it does turn out 🙂
Oh my god, it's so lovely & yumm. Can't wait to try it...not having parchment paper right now 😐
Aluminum foil works too. Just spray with a cooking oil spray
Thank you! That's a great tip!
Hey Deeps, I hope you love it as much as we did. Usually when we make it for guest, people are very impressed 🙂
Gracias se ve deliciosa.
Hey Eve, I had to use google translate, lol. I hope you love it 😉
I must try this! Thanks for sharing?
I hope you will love it!
We have a gluten free necessity, can we use something else instead of flour?
Flour helps to hold the roll together. Any flour would work in this recipe, including gluten free flours.
This was amazing! So simple to make and the possibilities for how to change it are endless! PLUS, it's one of those recipes that you can make that make you LOOK like a fancy cook!! 🙂 Definitely a keeper! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
For sure 🙂 such a pretty thing, takes so little effort!
This looks so elegant! I absolutely love serving breakfast, and love eating something special in the mornings. I will definitely give this a try! do you have to spray the parchment paper so the eggs don't stick? thank you for the wonderful recipes 🙂
As long as you use parchment paper, it will not stick. Wax paper doesn't work with this recipe, just so you know 🙂
what size is the pan should be??
The best size for rolling out the omelette is 12X16 size pan.
This look really good! will have to try it out some Saturday!
Thank you, I hope you enjoy it as much as our family did. 🙂
I love it!!! it really is an elegant breakfast. thanks for sharing.
Yes and so simple to prepare 🙂 Glad recipe is helpful. Thanks for commenting, enjoy reading them
Wow this is a very elegant way of serving breakfast for guests! I'll definitely be trying this out. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Yes elegant and so easy. I love things that bake in the oven, they give me extra time to prepare something else in the meantime 🙂
I tried this recipe.. its delish and easy to make.. most important.. it looks very presentable! Thank you for sharing great ideas!
I totally agree with you. It doesnt have to be complicated to look beautiful and taste good 🙂 Thanks for sweet comment, I enjoy reading them 🙂
that looks really good!! at what temp did you bake it?
350, thanks for catching that 🙂