Baked Denver Omelet

One conversation that my husband and I revisit often is where we are going to settle down someday. His job right now in Florida will inevitably end at some point in which we most likely will move back West somewhere a little closer to our families. I’m from Arizona and he’s from Colorado, so naturally I think we both wouldn’t mind going back to where we grew up. We’re both incapable of making decisions and we both want to make each other happy to a fault.

Most of our date nights go something like this:

“Hmm….so where should we eat? I don’t really care.”

Oh, I don’t care either. Whatever. What are YOU craving?”

So to think we could actually decide where to live for the rest of our lives isn’t even fathomable. We don’t even know what we are doing tomorrow. We’ve always had the philosophy that things will work out as they were meant to.

Baked Denver Omelet - It's breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. {The Girl Who Ate Everything}Whenever I think of Denver, I think of my second home. And if you ask my husband, Denver is God’s country. It’s arguably one of the prettiest places I have been so I have to agree.

 This Baked Denver Omelet is conveniently baked in a round cake pan or pie dish. Instead of fussing over individual omelets, it can be made easily for a crowd. There’s nothing complicated here. Simple flavors and great taste. You could definitely add whatever add-ins you want here but then it wouldn’t really be the classic Denver omelet. It’s breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.
 Baked Denver Omelet - It's breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. {The Girl Who Ate Everything}

Denver Omelet

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9 or 10 inch round pan or pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet, melt the butter and add the onion and bell pepper. Sautee a few minutes until soft. Add the ham and cook until heated through.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Add the cheese and ham mixture and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are done. Cut into slices and serve.

Notes

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  1. Love the way this omelette is stacked with so much delicious flavour inside. In Australia, our omelettes tend to be flat and round, but give me a wedge anyday!

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Haha. Yes, this is not your typical US omelet. Ours are usually flat but this is a different twist on them.

  2. This combination reminds me of my childhood. I’ve never been to Denver but I do love their omelet!

  3. Perfect breakfast:)

  4. This is genius! I love how quick it is– great for weekend morning or when we have overnight guests. We are big egg breakfast fans here, so definitely putting this on the menu. Thanks, Christy.

    Colorado is on our list of places to visit as a family vacation. I have never been there but heard a lot about how beautiful it is.

  5. This looks divine- I love everything packed into this one dish! So many delicious flavours!

  6. Woow, this looks DELICIOUS! :) (well, there’s nothing that doesn’t look delicious on this blog :D )

  7. I don’t care where you move someday as long as it’s CLOSER!! This looks delish!

  8. This looks like the perfect way to use up leftover ham! Yum!

  9. Agreed! Denver is gorgeous. I’d love to live there some day too.
    And we do the same thing with TV shows! ha ha.. “What do YOU want to watch?” I don’t care- what are YOU in the mood for?” :)