Easy Omelet in a Bag Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Omelet in a Bag Recipe
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Easy Omelet in a Bag

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"Perfect for camping or fun family-style cooking. Pop in all ingredients in a baggie and boil. This recipe can be easily modified to suit the tastes of the consumer. Add salsa or hash browns. Fun for the whole family and is a great camping food since it doesn't require a frying pan. You can even use Egg Beaters® or other substitute."

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Original recipe makes 1 omelet Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Put eggs, bacon, Cheddar cheese, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and salt in a resealable sandwich bag; seal. Shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed. Squeeze out any excess air and reseal.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place bag in the boiling water; cook until egg is completely cooked, about 13 minutes. Remove bag using tongs or a large strainer. Carefully open bag and roll omelet onto a plate.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • More than one baggie omelet can be cooked at a time, depending upon the size of pot you use. Approximately 6 or so will fill a large pot.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 12, 2013

Great for camping. Quick, simple and nourishing. Checked out the zip loc site re: toxicity of the bag. To be honest you would have to eat a lot of food, cooked in the bags to be affected. No BPA's or dioxin. I will still cook this way. If you can microwave in it, it's OK. Sometimes I think there is too much scaremongering about cooking methods and different foods.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2014

While I agree this is a good camping recipe, or if you have a larger crowd for breakfast at home, it is definitely not a substitute for a quality omelet. I experimented with it several times, and it either turns out with the egg overcooked, or too runny. Good for those times when "quick and easy" takes precedence over taste.


13 Ratings

Jul 19, 2013

We love to do this with large groups. Prep before you go and easy clean up. I recommend using small ziplock freezer bags. Trust me I'm speaking from experience. :)

Apr 26, 2014

Great, but you must use qt. size FREEZER bags. Sandwich size is too small, and food storage bags are too thin and will melt.

Dec 14, 2013

Definitely use the FREEZER bags! Anything less will spring a leak.

Dec 18, 2013

Definitely a good idea for camping. I used a quart size bag because I didn't have resealable sandwich bag size. I would recommend smaller bag, as larger bag spread out ingredients to much. I also used only 1 egg and substituted fresh spinach for green pepper. I used too much mushroom and spinach for the amount of egg I used as these are watery products. I also found it seemed to stick to inside of bag. Think I will stick to fry pan inside the house.

May 28, 2013

One of my favorites while we are camping

May 19, 2013

We make these quite often while camping. You can modify it with different ingredients i.e. cooked ham, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, different cheeses, etc. The kids love putting these together. We use freezer bags (thicker) and mark the name of who's omelet it is on the top of the bag with black permanent marker.


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  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.8 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 474 mg
  • 158%
  • Fat
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 787 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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