Baked Denver Omelet is made with eggs, ham, peppers, and cheese! Great for breakfast or dinner! Low-carb and keto-friendly.
DENVER OMELETTE RECIPE
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.
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.
Sautee your onions and peppers in butter until soft. You can use green bell pepper, red bell peppers, or whatever color you like.
The ingredients are simple. Eggs, ham, peppers, and cheese. I like to use a diced ham steak but you can also use deli ham. A great way to use up leftover ham.
A little milk in the egg mixture makes for fluffy curds. A classic omelet is cooked in a skillet but this one is baked in a pan.
This Denver Omelet recipe 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 a delicious breakfast, brunch, or even dinner option.
Not a ham fan? You can replace the ham with the same amount of cooked bacon, Canadian bacon, or crumbled sausage.
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- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup chopped onion, (green onions can be substituted)
- 1/2 green, orange, or red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup diced cooked ham
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk, (use cream for Keto)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9 or 10 inch round pan or pie plate with cooking spray.
- In a large skillet, melt butter and add the onion and bell pepper. Sautee a few minutes over medium-high heat until soft. Add the ham and cook until heated through.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Add the cheese and ham mixture and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper.
- Pour whisked eggs into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are done. Cut into slices and serve.
Please provide nutritional information.
I will add that!
Could a cup of crispy bacon replace the ham?
where is the nutritional data on your recipes ??? Need them badly
Heres an opt I have used many times at home and camping -spray cupcake pan or mimi bite size cupcake pans with cooking spray and pour mixture into pans and you have bite size omelets or easy to hold cupcake size-like I said great for camping-but have did this for a church brunch too. helphint ideas to a great fast breakfast Thank You
Cheryl from Bakersfield Calif
Thanks for the tips!
Thank you! This one is a keeper. Made it tonight but replaced the ham with mushrooms and it was delicious!
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?” 🙂
This looks like the perfect way to use up leftover ham! Yum!
I don’t care where you move someday as long as it’s CLOSER!! This looks delish!
Woow, this looks DELICIOUS! 🙂 (well, there’s nothing that doesn’t look delicious on this blog 😀 )
This looks divine- I love everything packed into this one dish! So many delicious flavours!
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.
It is so beautiful. Both in the summer and winter.
This combination reminds me of my childhood. I’ve never been to Denver but I do love their omelet!
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!
Haha. Yes, this is not your typical US omelet. Ours are usually flat but this is a different twist on them.
How many people does this typically feed?
I would say around 4 people.