This article was updated on the 14th of August 2023 for clarity and to improve text readability.
If you’re wondering what to serve with your omelet, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for omelets.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with omelets are sausage potato hash, bacon fried rice, smoked salmon pinwheels, and Greek spinach waffles. Try lemon arugula salad, roasted cherry tomatoes, and sauteed mushrooms for veggie options. If you’re making a sweet omelet, serve granola and stewed berries.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Omelets are a brunch staple, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see other breakfast classics on the list to make the meal more filling. Items like croissants, waffles, and toast are always a guaranteed hit.
Sausage potato hash
Start your Saturday mornings right with a perfectly cooked omelet and a serving of this hearty sausage potato hash.
It’s already a complete meal on its own, so serving this dish with an omelet is guaranteed to leave you happily full. You might even need to take a nap after eating with how satisfying this combo is.
And the great thing about this hash is it’s incredibly versatile, so don’t limit yourself – switch it up and swap the sausage out for chorizo or use sweet potatoes for a delicious twist on the original.
Remember when avocado toast was hailed as the ultimate breakfast food?
Other breakfast items (like overnight oats) have come to share the limelight. But avocado toast remains one of the best accompaniments for an omelet if you want a healthy and energizing meal.
Follow the Earth Blokes’ lead and mash some sun-dried tomatoes with the avocado for an added tangy kick.
Greek spinach waffles
The dish spanakopita (Greek spinach pie) inspired these Greek spinach waffles.
They’re stuffed with potatoes, spinach, and feta cheese, making every bite extra tasty. The only catch is these add-ons also mean extra work, so save these waffles for your day off.
Psst… Supgergolden Bakes includes a tzatziki recipe that goes well with the waffles (and your omelet), but you can skip this if you prefer another condiment. I’m a fan of a tomato-based marinara sauce. Yum!
Stuffed bagel bites
Impress your guests at your next brunch party with these stuffed bagel bites. They’re made with a homemade three-ingredient pizza dough, making them delightfully soft and chewy. But what makes these morsels a true treat is the cream cheese surprise in the middle.
Warning: the ‘Everything Bagel’ seasoning on top is so addictive, so don’t be surprised if your guests hoard these cream cheese-stuffed bagel bites.
Better plan ahead and make a double batch, just in case.
Smoked salmon pinwheels
Hosting a brunch party? These smoked salmon pinwheels are the ideal brunch food to serve with omelets.
They’re astonishingly easy to make, and you can make them in advance. Plus, the smokiness of the fish is a tasty complement to the richness of an omelet.
Psst… not a fan of smoked salmon? Try swapping it out for smoked turkey instead.
Omelets aren’t just for breakfast! Pairing them with these tasty savory sides makes them ideal for lunch or even dinner.
Bacon fried rice
What happens when you pair crispy bacon bits with egg-fried rice? Perfection. Not only do they add a delectable crunch, but they also bring a smoky, savory twist that elevates your homemade egg-fried rice to the next level.
But the real secret to the best-fried rice you’ll ever make is using day-old rice. You can use freshly cooked rice if it’s all you have, but it won’t have the same crispiness.
Enjoy this bacon-fried rice alongside a soft omelet for a tasty breakfast-inspired dinner.
Lemon arugula salad
Craving a fresh dish to go with your omelet? Try this arugula salad.
The peppery arugula combined with the citrusy lemon dressing will balance out a creamy omelet, and it’s not going to be to heavy.
And have I mentioned how simple it is to make?
You only need five ingredients and three minutes to get this lemon arugula salad on your plate.
Roasted cherry tomatoes
These roasted cherry tomatoes will take your humble omelet to the next level. Roasting the tomatoes releases their natural sweetness and adds a subtle smoky flavor that works well with any egg dish.
I usually spoon these little gems over my omelet and top everything with chopped parsley to create an Insta-worthy plate. But you can also blitz these up into a sauce if you like. Any leftovers would be great with pasta.
These sauteed mushrooms are another easy way to elevate your omelet.
Sugar and Soul use cremini mushrooms for this side dish, which easily soak up all the sweet, salty, umami goodness of the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar sauce. The sugar also helps caramelize the shrooms, adding more flavor.
Whether you serve these during breakfast or dinner, these sauteed mushrooms are an excellent nourishing addition to your omelets.
BBQ pulled pork
Looking for something meaty to beef up your omelet? You can’t go wrong with this BBQ pulled pork.
The tender, juicy strands of pork are smothered with a sticky BBQ sauce that really ups the indulgence level. Recipe creator Chris whips up his own BBQ sauce with the help of Dr. Pepper soda, but you can also use any fizzy drink.
Make a batch of this delicious pulled pork for dinner and save the leftovers for a breakfast that’s guaranteed to satisfy any growling stomach.
Whether you’re making a sweet omelet or simply love a salty-sweet flavor pairing, these sides have your back. Enjoy your omelet with a side of French toast or chocolate granola for the ultimate sugary treat that’ll instantly lift your mood.
Chocolate hazelnut granola
Ever heard of a sweet omelet? Yes, it exists – and if you can’t wrap your head around this idea, just think of it as a sweet souffle cooked on your stovetop.
A sweet omelet is tasty on its own, but it’s even better with a side of chocolate hazelnut granola. The toasted nuts, seeds, and oats provide a satisfying crunch.
Place a spoonful of this granola over your sweet omelet and add a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream to complete the meal.
Stewed berries are an effortless fruity dish that’ll add an extra oomph to your sweet omelet. All you need to do is place your berries into a pot and start cooking. Pick Up Limes uses frozen berries, but you can use fresh ones too if they’re in season.
And if you don’t feel like firing up the stovetop, the recipe also has instructions for a microwave method that’ll only take you about a minute from start to finish.
French toast casserole
This French toast casserole is everything you’d want in French toast and more – sweet, cinnamony, and a breeze to make. It allows you to enjoy a breakfast staple without doing all the hard work early in the morning.
Instead of dredging your bread slices and then frying them, you can leave the bread cubes soaked in the custard mixture overnight. When the morning comes, pop it in the oven, and you’re done.
Serve up this casserole alongside fresh omelets for a delicious start to your Sunday mornings.
What To Serve With An Omelet [39 Ideas]
- 1 portion bacon fried rice
- 1 portion roasted cherry tomatoes
- 1 portion chocolate hazelnut granola
- 1 portion lemon arugula salad
- 1 portion greek spinach waffles
- 1 portion bbq pulled pork
- … and more
- Prepare your omelet according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side sides include: sausage potato hash, bacon fried rice, lemon arugula salad, roasted cherry tomatoes, avocado toast, sauteed mushrooms, smoked salmon pinwheels, greek spinach waffles, stuffed bagel bites, french toast casserole, bbq pulled pork, chocolate hazelnut granola, and stewed berries.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.