Build-Your-Own Omelet in a Bag #15MinuteSuppers

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I almost wimped out on sharing a #15MinuteSuppers recipe this week because I thought that I was completely out of ideas…

And then I remembered a service activity that I attended this past month where we made omelets in a bag. As soon as I saw the process of making an omelet in a bag, I KNEW that my 2 youngest kids would go crazy over them. They are so easy to throw together and a tasty but quick way to feed a bunch of people customized eggs all at the same time. Just fit your pot of water to the size of the group you’re feeding, and you’re set.

Perhaps the best part? When you’re done, there’s no mess to clean up. Just throw the bags away!

Step-by-step instructions to Build-your-own OMELET in a bag

build-your-own omelet in a bag

Ingredients needed:

  • Eggs (about 2 per person)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Omelet ingredients (ham, bacon, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, salsa, mushrooms, etc)
  • Quart sized zipper freezer bags (one per person)
  • Big pot of boiling water

STEP 1 – Add a few of your favorite omelet ingredients to some small bowls. Gently beat eggs in a large bowl (about 2 per person on average) with some milk (OPTIONAL – I add about 1 Tablespoon or so per egg….but I never measure).

build-your-own omelet in a bag

STEP 2 – Write family member names on ziploc bags (I ran out of quart-sized bags, so I used gallon freezer bags and used twisty ties to make them “smaller”).

build-your-own omelet in a bag

STEP 3 – Let each person fill their bags up with the ingredients they want in their omelet. The amount of egg doesn’t matter too much here…just take what you’ll eat. Obviously, a larger bag of eggs will take a little longer to cook than a smaller bag of eggs.

build-your-own omelet in a bag

STEP 4 – Seal bags and mix ingredients together (this is the point of the process where Reese realized we’d be COOKING the eggs in the bags. Wow!).

build-your-own omelet in a bag

STEP 5 – Add each bag to the pot of boiling water and boil for about 12 minutes (be sure to check the doneness of your eggs before removing from bags).

build-your-own omelet in a bag

STEP 6 – Remove finished omelet from ziploc bags and enjoy! I find mine more appealing when I smash it up a bit…making it more of a scrambled egg in a bag (but I’m not going to worry too much about that!).

build-your-own omelet in a bag

Ta-da! A customized omelet for everyone in the family in just a few minutes! You’ll be amazed at how tasty they are, too!

build-your-own omelet in a bag

My older kids have made these omelets at camp, too – they’re a fun and different kind of meal that a big group can cook over the camp fire (as long as there’s a pot to boil water). Have you ever made omelets like this?

15 Minute Suppers

 

15 Minute Suppers

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Wonton Soup from Just 2 Sisters
Build-Your-Own Omelet in a Bag from Better in Bulk
Grilled Salmon Salad with Warm Blueberry Vinaigrette from Around My Family Table

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I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

Comments

  1. I would never have thought to cook eggs like that! It seems it would be healthier than cooking the omelet in butter or oil.
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  2. The bag really doesn’t melt in boiling water??

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    Lolli Reply:

    It really doesn’t melt – I promise! One time, I had a bag hanging over the side of the pot and the plastic touching the outside of the pan started to melt to the pot. Otherwise, the bags in the water are totally fine. Also, I’d definitely recommend using freezer bags, since they are thicker.
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  3. I love this idea! My daughter will have so much fun making her own omelet!

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  4. shelly peterson says:

    Yum! I love omelets.This looks like a lot of fun for the kids and so easy to do.

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  5. This is the only way Pirate will eat eggs now. :)

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  6. Brilliant Idea! Love it…we are so doing this tomorrow.
    Wendy | Around My Family Table´s last blog post ..Grilled Salmon Salad with Warm Blueberry Vinaigrette #15MinuteSuppers

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    Lolli Reply:

    Enjoy! My kids seriously loved it, and despite the fact that they do look a little funny, they tasted so good. I mostly loved that I didn’t have to cook the omelets one at a time for everyone…ending in a big, stuck-to-the-pan egg mess!
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  7. So nice food tips.Many many thanks for your nice post.Really awesome post.

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