Mary Berry’s easy cheese and chive omelette recipe is the ideal lunch dish

The former Bake Off judge cooks the perfect omelette

Sophie Hamilton

Omelettes are a delicious and simple meal to cook when you're strapped for time – and TV cook Mary Berry has the best recipe featuring Gruyere cheese and chives.

The star first shared the dish on BBC show Mary Berry's Quick Cooking but it's still one of our favourites, and just the thing for a weekday lunch or tasty Sunday brunch. Want to know how to cook it? See Mary's omelette method below…

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Mary Berry's Gruyere cheese and chive omelette recipe


Ingredients for Mary Berry's omelette recipe

  • 2 eggs
  • A dash of water
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • Chopped chives
  • A knob of butter
  • Grated Gruyere cheese (you could use Cheddar if you don't have Gruyere)


Mary Berry's omelette uses two eggs

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Instructions for Mary Berry's omelette recipe

Step 1

Break two eggs into a bowl, add a dash of water and whisk with a fork.

Step 2

Add a good pinch of salt, black pepper and chop some chives into the mixture.

Step 3

Melt a knob of butter in a very hot pan, then tip the egg mixture in and gently even it out with a spatula so it browns evenly. Mary says that if she sees a bubble form, she gives it a little bang.


Mary Berry's finished omelette 

Step 4

When it's nearly cooked, throw in some Gruyere cheese and fold the omelette over.

Step 5

Turn onto a plate and serve.