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Horizontal image of half of a green vegetable and melted mozzarella cheese omelet on a white plate with a chive and lemon zest garnish.

Asparagus and Mozzarella Omelet

  • Author: Katherine and Eddie D’Costa
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


For a delicate start to any morning, try sauteed asparagus and creamy mozzarella enveloped in a fluffy, buttery French omelet.


  • 1/2 pound thin asparagus, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup half and half (or 4 tablespoons heavy cream)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (optional)


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the bottom ends of the asparagus spears about 2 inches from the bottom. Discard shavings. Cut asparagus into 1/2-inch slices.
  2. Add eggs, half and half or heavy cream, salt, and pepper to a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Set aside to rest.
  3.  Add vegetable oil to a 10-inch nonstick pan, and place on low heat for 2 minutes.
  4.  Swirl vegetable oil around the pan until fully coated.
  5.  Add unsalted butter to pan and swirl to coat thoroughly. Turn heat up to medium-low.
  6.  Add sliced asparagus and cook for 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan and set aside.
  7.  Place the pan back on the stove and return to medium-low heat. Add the egg mixture, swirl the pan to coat it with the mixture all the way to the edges, and allow it to cook undisturbed for 1 minute.
  8.  Sprinkle grated mozzarella and asparagus on one half of the egg. 
  9.  Turn off heat and allow cheese to melt for 3 minutes. 
  10.  Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg over in quarters, repeating until folded into a flat roll.
  11.  Set aside in the pan for 30 seconds. Cut in half. 
  12.  Garnish with chopped chives and/or lemon zest. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Eggs
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: omelet, eggs, asparagus, mozzarella, cheese, chives, lemon, breakfast, brunch