Pinoy Omelet Recipe (Ham and Cheese)

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  September 2, 2020
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A usual sight in the Filipino breakfast, Pinoy Omelet recipe is a simple dish that lends itself to being cooked quickly.

It is actually simple enough that beginners and even those who admit that they don’t cook can actually cook this dish.

Pinoy Omelet Recipe (Ham and Cheese)

What is different in this Pinoy Omelet with the omelet of the Westerners is that this pinoy omelet recipe has eggs, tomato and onions in its list of ingredients. 

Owing to Filipino ingenuity, this viand can also have a variety of other ingredients such as sardines, tuna flakes or even bitter gourd

Try this Pinoy Omelet recipe to add to your breakfast viands to-cook list.

Pinoy Omelet Recipe – The Basic

These basic ingredients for this Pinoy omelet recipe are eggs, tomato , and onion.

And that’s it! Enjoy this simple but protein-rich dish with soy sauce as a side-dip or as a partner for rice and with coffee as the beverage.

If you are feeling that you need to be on-the-go though, you can put this slab of Pinoy omelet into your pandesal for a quick breakfast.

Pinoy Omelet Ingredients

With this Pinoy omelet recipe (ham and cheese), it is sure that you will always have a to-go recipe to fall back and this is also perfect for busy people.

Pinoy omelet recipe (ham and cheese)

A usual sight in the Filipino breakfast, Pinoy Omelet recipe is a simple dish that lends itself to being cooked quickly.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Omelette
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 50kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2


  • 6 large eggs
  • tbsp (25 milliliters) milk
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley leaves chopped
  • Small pinch mustard powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Handful leftover or packaged cooked ham chopped
  • Handful mature Cheddar cheese grated or cubed
  • Generous tablespoon (about 1/2 ounce) unsalted butter


  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them really well, then add the milk, parsley and mustard powder, season with salt and pepper, and mix well. Throw in the ham and Cheddar.
  • Heat the butter in an ovenproof skillet over fairly high heat until it’s fully melted and the pan is very hot. Pour in the egg mixture, pushing the egg away from the sides of the pan using a heatproof spatula. Immediately turn the heat down to medium and let the omelet cook slowly until the bottom half of the omelet is set, about 3 minutes
  • If you want to fold your omelet, use the spatula to flip 1 side of the omelet over the other to form a half-circle and continue to cook until the omelet is set, about 3 minutes more. If you want to leave your omelet flat, slide the skillet under a preheated broiler until the top of the omelet is set, about 3 minutes.
  • Once the omelet is cooked, serve it immediately, whether folded or flat.

Omelet eggs in a bowl with parsley and mustard powder

Pinoy Omelet eggs in a bowl with ham and Cheddar

Pinoy Omelet Poured in a frying pan

Aside from this Omelet recipe, you can also try our Tortang Giniling Recipe.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.