Zip-Lock Omelette Recipe

Zip-Lock Omelette Recipe: Fast, Easy, and Fuss-Free

April 30, 2021

I enjoy surfing around the Internet to find recipe inspiration and scrolling through forums to tap into ideas from others for fast, easy, and fuss-free food. One such idea that I came across was a Zip-Lock Omelette. A way of cooking an omelette in a Zip-Lock bag with its filling that was fuss-free and quick to make. I just had to try this one out and it is a fantastic recipe!

Zip-Lock Omelette Recipe

Recipe byCarol Bowen Ball of Bariatric Cookery
Serves 1


  • 2 medium eggs, beaten 
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Your choice of filling ingredients (see above, about 1 tbsp of each chosen)
  • Your choice of toppings (optional)


  1. Beat the eggs with salt and pepper to taste. If you are not adding any fillings and having it plain then I suggest you add 2 tbsp low-fat milk to the eggs but this generally isn’t necessary when making an omelette with filling ingredients that offer some moisture.
  2.  Pour into a small zip-lock or zip-seal food and freezer bag (mine were about 7-inches/180 cm square). Add your chosen filling ingredients and shake well to combine.
  3.  Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to a boil. I have made about 6-8 omelettes in separate bags in a large pan and believe that’s about the maximum you can keep track of. Most bags can be labeled (using a marker pen) with the diners’ names to save confusion later.
  4. Immerse into the simmering water and cook for 13-15 minutes, checking after about 12-13 minutes for ‘doneness’ – cook until the omelette is set to your required satisfaction.
  5.  Remove from the pan, open the zip-lock, and slide onto a plate to serve. Spoon over any chosen toppings to serve if liked.

Nutritional Information (Plain Omelette)

Calories: 170; Protein: 15.1g; Carbohydrates: 2.4g; Fat: 11.2g

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Zip-Lock Omelette Recipe


Carol Bowen Ball BSc (Hons) had weight-loss surgery about 6 years ago and as a consequence wrote the UK’s Ist and 2nd bariatric cookery books (‘Return to Slender’ and ‘Return to Slender…Second Helpings) and developed The Bariatric Portion Plate. She also now advises those considering, or who have had, surgery on her bariatric cookery website See more recipes by Carol Bowen Ball!
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