Pinoy Omelet Recipe (Ham and Cheese)

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  December 15, 2020

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A usual sight in the Filipino breakfast, the 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 really cook all that often can actually cook this dish.

Filipino Pinoy Omelet

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

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

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

Pinoy ham & Cheese Omelet

Pinoy Omelet Recipe – The Basics

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

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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.

Omelet on a pandesal bread

Today we’ll be making a Pinoy omelet recipe with ham and cheese, and with it, you’ll always have a to-go recipe to fall back on and this is also perfect for busy people.

Pinoy Omelet Ingredients

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Pinoy Omelet Recipe (Ham and Cheese)

Pinoy omelet recipe (ham and cheese)

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


  • 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.
    Omelet eggs in a bowl with parsley and mustard powder
  • 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 or in the oven under the grill setting until the top of the omelet is set, about 3 minutes.
    Folded Omelet
  • Once the omelet is cooked, serve it immediately, whether folded or flat.
    Pinoy Omelet Recipe (Ham and Cheese)


Calories: 50kcal
Keyword Omelette
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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.