Cornbread Omelet Recipe

This  Cornbread Omelet is a great way to throw together a quick supper or lunch and you can use whatever you have on hand as filling options. It also cooks up in just a few minutes.


In the past while I was at the National Cornbread Festival I came across a cornbread omelet.  I was intrigued, though it didn’t sound all that good at the start but my curiosity was piqued and I was won over at first bite!

If you like omelets with all the goodies inside and you love that delicate crispness around the crust of cornbread, you’ve just met your new best friend (that’d be me–or this omelet). 

Oh and it’s good. I mentioned that, right?

Let’s get cooking!

Recipe Ingredients: Milk, egg, a little bit of vegetable oil, and self rising corn meal mix and whatever you want for the omelet filling.

For the filling, use whatever you like in your omelets or whatever you have on hand.

Veggies, leftover ham, turkey, chicken, anything will do.

I’m using some frozen pepper and onion blend and bacon.

The only thing you really need for your filling is *cheese* because that is what holds this whole shenanigan together.

Place all of your cornbread batter ingredients in a bowl.

Mix that up well.

Basically this is just a thin cornbread batter, kind of the consistency of pancake batter.

So please pretend this is a clear picture. I mean, hey, it’s peppers and onions in a  skillet. Good enough to demonstrate that, right?

Take a small nonstick pan and sauté your filling ingredients. I sprayed mine with nonstick cooking spray but you can use a pat of butter or a wee bit of oil if you’d like to cook them in or if your pan isn’t as nonstick as you’d like for it to be.

Cook this over medium to medium high heat until veggies are just tender. 

Set your veggies aside and then spray the pan again with cooking spray, or add a tablespoon of butter or oil to it.

Place pan over medium heat again. If you opted for butter or oil, let it heat up a minute or two. 

Pour a very thin layer of batter into the bottom of the skillet and immediate tilt your skillet all around a it in order to spread it out over the whole bottom. Cook for a minute or two, until bubbles form on top and the bottom is browned.

Then flip.

Cook this for a minute or so until it lightly browns on the bottom.

Flip it over again and add in your filings, beginning with cheese and ending with cheese. 

Flip that over and let it cook just until the cheese begins to melt. 

Take a quick photo, take a quick bite, smile and say Mmm, Mmm!

Cornbread Omelets


  • 1 Cup Self Rising Corn Meal Mix
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Cups cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 Cups of Filling ingredients of your choice onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, cooked bacon, cooked ham, cooked chicken, etc


  • Place small omelet skillet over medium heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, place milk, egg, oil, and corn meal mix. Stir until well combined and smooth.
  • Add filling ingredients to your skillet and sauté until tender. Remove from skillet and wipe skillet out before returning to stove eye. Spray skillet again with nonstick cooking spray or add a tablespoon of oil or butter. Allow to heat. Pour a thin layer of cornbread batter into skillet, tilting skillet around until it coats the bottom. Cook until top is bubbled and bottom is browned. Flip and cook until just lightly browned on the other side. Top omelet with 1/4 cup of cheese, 1/2 cup filling ingredients, and another 1/4 cup cheese. Fold over and press down lightly with spatula to help seal. Cook just until cheese begins to melt. Remove to plate and make remaining omelets.

Makes 4 Cornbread omelets and 2-4 happy stomachs 🙂

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    2. Christy, glad you are on the mend. Your squirrels are cute… the only reason they are so brave is they “Know a Great Cook when they See one.” They are just hoping for some free taste testing. 😉 MM (Celina, TX)

    3. My kid sister, long gone now, thought all grasshoppers were named Edward. Thanks for the memory!

    4. Oh my gosh, it sounds like something that would happen to me!! So sorry about your incident. I was running from the sprinkler one day and ran into a tree branch. It hurt like you know what. I asked my husband to look at it, and he said we need to take you to the emergency room. I didn’t see it, so I didn’t know the severity of the wound. We get to the emergency room. They want to know if he has done something to me. I said no, I’m clumsy, I did it to myself. We’re in the waiting room and there is some unhappy guy in there ranting about the doctors at this hospital. His poor wife is sitting there mortified. She was the one who had been in the hospital. When the nurse comes in to see if it would be all right to see the ranting man first, we said of course, take him on back! Finally I get to see the doc. I had 4 tiny stitches in my ear. But the worst part was you could see gristle. Yuk. My nephew, who is a PA ,said that if I ever needed to go to the emergency room again, just tell them you are having chest pains and they will take you right away.

      1. Eep! We are definitely kindred spirits! I’m trying to be so so so careful today because I feel like a broken bone is next! Good idea on the hospital! A good veterinarian also works in a pinch (as opposed to many hospitals)!

    5. Must be a southern thing…about the cornbread, I mean. Never thought about using it in this way….bet it would make a GREAT pinto bean, onion, cheese and ham omlete! Sorry about your head!! LOVE your site and receipes! PJ (Rogersville, AL)

    6. Above and beyond the call of duty, Christy! My first reaction would have been irritation at having to clean the carpet, too. And here’s a lesson for us all: put the heavy dishes on the BOTTOM shelf. Put the light linens on the TOP shelf. If the linens fall on you, you just have to refold them, not remove stains from the carpet. Glad you are on the mend!

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