Mason Jar Omelettes Recipe

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Mason Jar Omelettes began on a quest for wholesome, fuss-free breakfast options. Tired of the usual grab-and-go meals, I longed for something that could combine the nutritional punch of a well rounded meal with the convenience my busy mornings demanded. And thus, the Mason Jar Omelette was born a recipe that I have since tweaked and perfected to what I believe is its finest iteration.

Crafted with the finest ingredients, this recipe is more than just eggs in a jar. It’s an invitation to explore the endless possibilities of breakfast, encouraging you to mix and match ingredients to suit your taste. From the sharpness of aged cheddar to the freshness of spinach and the robust flavors of cherry tomatoes and bell peppers, each ingredient adds its unique note to this symphony of flavors.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Eggs: 4 large ones, whisked to airy perfection. They form the foundation of our omelette, a fluffy cloud to cradle our medley of additions.
  • Fresh Veggies: 1/2 cup, diced with care. Think bell peppers in a rainbow of colors, tender spinach, or sweet cherry tomatoes, bringing freshness and a burst of color to your dish.
  • Cheese: 1/4 cup, shredded. Whether it’s the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of mozzarella, the sharp bite of cheddar, or the creamy tang of feta, cheese adds a rich depth to our omelette.
  • Cooked Protein: 1/4 cup, crumbled or diced. Be it the savory sweetness of ham, the crispiness of bacon, or the hearty bite of sausage, this is where we infuse our dish with umami and satisfaction.
  • Milk: 2 tablespoons, the secret to an omelette that’s as fluffy as a cloud. It’s all about adding that touch of creaminess and luxury to the texture.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste. This dynamic d
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How to Make This Mason Jar Omelettes Recipe

  • Gather Your Ingredients: Begin by assembling all the ingredients listed. This ensures a smooth cooking process, allowing you to focus on the art of combining flavors.
  • Dice Your Veggies and Protein: Uniformity is key here. Dice your chosen veggies and cooked protein into small, bite-sized pieces. This not only ensures they cook evenly but also makes every spoonful a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
  • Whisk the Eggs: In a bowl, whisk the eggs until they are fully blended and airy. This is the secret to a fluffy omelette. Add the milk at this stage and whisk again to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Layering the Ingredients: In a clean, dry mason jar, start by layering half of your diced veggies. Follow this with a layer of half the cooked protein, and then sprinkle half the cheese over the top. Repeat these layers until your ingredients are all snugly fitted into the jar.
  • Pouring the Egg Mixture: Gently pour the whisked egg and milk mixture over the layered ingredients in the jar. A gentle tap on the counter will help remove any air bubbles and ensure the egg mixture settles well among the layers.
  • Closing the Jar: Screw the lid on tightly. This will prevent any spillage and ensure even cooking.
  • Preheat Your Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C). While it heats, place your mason jar (or jars, if you’re making multiple servings) on a baking tray.
  • Bake: Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. The exact time may vary depending on your oven, so it’s wise to start checking at the 20-minute mark. You’re aiming for an omelette that’s set, fluffy, and lightly golden on top.
  • Resting: Remove the jars carefully from the oven (they will be hot!) and let them rest for a few minutes. This resting period allows the omelette to settle and makes it easier to unscrew the lid.

Serving Instructions

To serve, simply unscrew the lid of the mason jar and enjoy your omelette straight from the jar, or gently slide it onto a plate. The Mason Jar Omelette is best enjoyed hot, with a side of toast or a fresh salad for a complete meal. Remember, the jar will be hot, so handle with care.

Storage and Freezing Instructions

  • Storage: If you have leftovers or prefer to prepare your omelette ahead of time, allow the jar to cool completely before sealing with the lid. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, remove the lid and microwave the jar for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Freezing: Freezing is not recommended for this recipe. Eggs and fresh veggies may change texture upon thawing, affecting the delightful experience of your Mason Jar Omelette.
  • Creating a Mason Jar Omelette is more than just cooking; it’s about embracing creativity, nourishment, and the joy of sharing a meal. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a culinary novice, this dish is a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together to create something extraordinary. Enjoy the process, and relish the delicious outcome.
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FAQs

Can Mason jars explode when refrigerated?

No, Mason jars designed for food storage and cooking will not explode when refrigerated. They are made to withstand a range of temperatures, including the cold temperatures of a fridge​.

What’s the calorie count for a Mason Jar Omelette?

The calorie count can vary widely depending on the specific ingredients used. For a detailed nutritional analysis, it’s recommended to use a meal planner or nutrition calculator, where you can input your specific ingredients to get an accurate count​.

Should the Mason Jar Omelette be covered during microwaving?

When microwaving the Mason Jar Omelette, the lid should be removed to avoid any pressure buildup. There’s no need to cover the top of the jar with plastic wrap; it can be left open and uncovered during microwaving. This allows steam to escape and prevents any potential for the jar to break due to pressure​.

How long can you store a prepped Mason Jar Omelette in the fridge?

ou can store the prepped Mason Jar Omelette in the fridge for up to 2 days with eggs included. If you prep the jar without the eggs, it can last up to 5 days. Always add eggs fresh if you want to extend the shelf life of the prepped ingredients.

Can you make the omelette fluffier?

Yes, to make the omelette extra fluffy, consider whisking in a bit of milk before adding the mixture to the jar or before microwaving. This adds a creamy texture and helps the eggs puff up during cooking.

Mason Jar Omelettes

Mason Jar Omelettes

Mason Jar Omelettes a portable, customizable omelette packed into a cute mason jar, ready to kickstart your day with a burst of flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 2
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Fresh veggies
  • ¼ Cup Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Cooked protein ,ham, bacon, or sausage
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Begin by collecting your kitchen essentials – eggs, a variety of veggies, cheese, protein of choice, milk, salt, and pepper. Let the culinary adventure commence!
  • Crack those eggs into a bowl, and give them a good whisk. Ensure a smooth consistency, creating the foundation for a velvety Mason Jar Omelette.
  • Chop your preferred veggies finely – bell peppers, tomatoes, spinach, or any favorites. Sauté them to perfection, adding a burst of color and flavor to your omelette.
  • Cook your chosen protein – bacon, sausage, or a veggie alternative. Crumble it into delightful bits, ready to join the party and add a savory kick.
  • Grate a generous amount of your favorite cheese. Sprinkle it into the egg mixture, setting the stage for a melty and creamy masterpiece.
  • Pour in a dash of milk – the secret ingredient for that extra creaminess. This small addition enhances the texture, making your Mason Jar Omelette an indulgent delight.
  • Season your creation with a pinch of salt and a generous grind of black pepper. Stir gently to ensure the flavors are evenly distributed.
  • Carefully layer your sautéed veggies, crumbled protein, and egg mixture into a mason jar. Witness the beautiful stratification of flavors coming together.
Keyword Breakfast in a jar, Easy brunch ideas, Mason Jar Omelette recipe, Portable omelette recipe
Hey there! I'm Betty Spangler. I love food, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple.