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Courgette omelette: the recipe with photos and videos to prepare it in 10 minutes

Courgette omelette

Courgette omelette is a recipe that never goes out of fashion, perfect to prepare for a trip out of town or to serve on the table during a lunch or dinner.

Do you want an irresistible and easy to cook single dish? The courgette omelette is just the thing for you! This soft and tasty dish is perfect if you want to serve a course rich in flavour; what's more, it is suitable for any situation, from a picnic to a quick lunch, up to the most important dinners, where you can serve it as an appetizer. Let's go straight to the kitchen to prepare the courgette omelette by following the photo steps or the video recipe !

Courgette omelette
Courgette omelette

How to make courgette omelette

Clean and grate courgettes

1. Let's start with the processing of the vegetables: let's see how to cook the courgettes immediately after having cleaned them properly. First wash and dry them, then grate them (so they will cook more quickly). Alternatively, you can cut them into rounds but in this case the cooking will be slightly longer.

Cook courgettes

2. Heat a clove of garlic with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick pan , the same one you will then use to cook the omelette. Leave the vegetables to cook and add salt and pepper.
3. Once the courgettes are ready, remove them and leave them aside. Don't go beyond 5/10 minutes, otherwise they will be overcooked .

Beat eggs with omelette ingredients and add courgettes

4. In the meantime, in a bowl, beat the eggs with parsley , salt, pepper, a drop of milk and the cheese; finally, add the courgettes and mix well.

Cook omelette on one side with lid

5. At this point, grease the pan with butter and pour in the mixture. Cook the omelette over low heat, so as to allow the heat to reach the center without burning it. Cover with a lid and, during cooking, prick the courgette omelette every now and then with a fork.

Turn omelette

6. Once one side is cooked, you will have to turn it. Do this with the help of a plate, placing it over the pan: turn the pan and put the omelette back inside.

Plate and cut courgette omelette

7. Cook for another 5 minutes on the other side . Once ready, let it rest on a plate and serve by cutting it into slices. Enjoy your meal!

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Omelette roll with courgettes

courgette omelette roll
courgette omelette roll

For a truly original idea, however, we recommend making a wonderful courgette omelette roll. In this case, double the doses to be sure that it is not too thin and cook the omelette in the oven (180°C for about 15 minutes): place it, for convenience, in a baking tray or a rectangular dripping pan.

When it is cooked, let it cool (but without it becoming cold) and fill with spreadable cheese and ham . Roll up, cut into slices and enjoy!

Primo Chef's advice

  • If you want a lighter version of this dish, you can vary some ingredients . First of all, you can reduce (or even eliminate) cheese and milk. Then just cook the courgettes without oil, using a little water to soften them ; finally, don't use butter!
  • If, on the other hand, you want an even more delicious version , well… there are no limits! You can cook the courgettes with the onions and flavor the dish by placing sliced ​​meats in the mixture, such as ham, mortadella or chopped salami. Furthermore, there is also the possibility of enriching the omelette with smoked provola or other delicious cheeses. Try it too!
  • If you want to make a nice deep omelette, you can also insert a slice of bread soaked in milk into the mixture.

Do you love this vegetable ? Also try all our recipes with courgettes !


The omelette is not a long-life preparation: for this reason it is best not to prepare too much of it. If you have any left over, keep it in the fridge in a container for a day at most .

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