Denver Omelette

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This Denver Omelette is the perfect savory breakfast to wake you up. Enjoy the best pan omelet ever on slow weekend morning!
Denver Omelette

This Denver Omelette is the perfect savory breakfast to wake you up. Enjoy the best pan omelet ever on slow weekend morning!

Denver Omelette

Whether you are making one Denver Omelette for yourself or more for your family, everyone we be more than satisfied. You can whip this omelette up in about 15 minutes start to finish. For more easy breakfast recipes and ideas, check out this link!


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What We Love About This Denver Omelete Recipe

  • 15 minutes: This omelette takes about 15 minutes to make start to finish.
  • Single-Serve: Perfect meal for one, if you are looking for a quick but tasty breakfast to make before you go to work.
  • Adaptable: You can change up the veggies or cheese you add in to customize to you liking.
Omelette with a side of strawberries and hash browns.

Ingredients for a Denver Omelet

  • Butter: You will need butter to both grease the skillet and added to the egg mixture.
  • Ham: Diced cooked ham is the best option for this recipe but you can also use sliced ham if that is what you have. This is also a great recipe to use up leftover ham.
  • Onion: A white onion works best for this recipe but you could use what you have on hand.
  • Green Bell Pepper: You can use a green bell pepper or whatever other color you’d like too.
  • Eggs: You will need 3 large eggs for this omelette.
  • Milk: You will need milk, but cream or half n half would also work.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Shredded cheddar cheese works best, but you can also use swiss or mozzarella.
Eggs, peppers, ham and cheese.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Denver Omelette

These are the basic steps for making Denver Omelette. Please refer to the Denver omelette recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Sauteeing the onions and peppers ina skillet.

STEP 1: COOK THE HAM

In a skillet over medium heat, add half of the butter to grease the pan. Then add diced ham and cook until lightly brown. Then stir in the diced peppers and onions, saute for about 2 minutes.

STEP 2: MAKE THE EGG MIXTURE

To make the egg mixture, whisk together milk and eggs. Then add the remaining melted butter to the mixture.

Mixing the eggs done for your omlette.

STEP 3: CREATING THE OMELETTE

Now evenly pour the egg mixture over the ham and veggies. When egg has no liquid left but is still has a soft top, sprinkle on the shredded cheese. Then fold omelette in half and continue to cook on each side until you have a slight golden brown.

Cooking and finishing the omelette in the skillet.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, just follow the steps and store omelette in fridge overnight, heat on stovetop until warm.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any leftover ham and cheese omelet in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat, you can either warm it up on the stove top using a skillet or just microwave for 1 minutes on a microwave safe dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A DENVER OMELETTE MADE OF?

Denver omelettes usually have ham, cheese, onion, and bell peppers in them.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SAUSAGE IN PLACE OF HAM?

If you don’t have ham or prefer sausage, you can totally change up the meat you use.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

If you are looking to make more than 1 omelette, you can proportionally increase ingredients depending on your desires yield.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DENVER AND WESTERN OMELETTE?

There is really no difference between the two, the names are pretty much interchangeable ad they both contain the same ingredients.

The inside of the denver stacked.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are looking to make 2 Denver omelets or more, just proportionally increase all of the Denver omelette ingredients and cook one at a time.
  • Add Swiss for Cheddar Cheese: Swap swiss cheese for cheddar if you if like ham and swiss omelettes.
  • Switch Up Veggies: If you don’t like or a don’t have all the ingredients for omelet, you can make variations with the veggies that you use, for example, tomatoes, whether you are trying to clean out your fridge or watch to add veggie that you prefer, that is up to you!
  • Heat: Add a teaspoon or two of salsa or hot sauce.
  • Muffins: Cook in the oven in a muffin tin for convenient breakfast.
  • Season: Add a little Kosher salt and black pepper or my House Seasoning Blend.

What to Serve with Denver Omelet

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Denver Omelette

Denver Omelette

Yield: 1 Omelette
This Denver Omelette is the perfect savory breakfast to wake you up. Enjoy the best pan omelet ever on slow weekend morning!
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/3 cup Cooked Ham, diced
  • 1/4 cup Diced White Onion
  • 1/2 cup Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1/3 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  • Place 1 Tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add the ham and cook until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the diced onion and peppers and continue to cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Season the veggies and ham before removing to a clean plate.
  • Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining butter.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk for 1 minute until light and frothy.
  • Once the butter is melted, pour in the egg mixture.
  • As the eggs cook, use a spatula to clean the edges of the eggs of the omelette. Jiggle the pan around to evenly distribute the eggs and ensure they cook fully.
  • Once the egg is no longer liquid, but still soft, sprinkle on the shredded cheese and place a large lid over the skillet to encourage the cheese to melt, about 1 minute.
  • Scoop the vegetables and ham mixture onto half of the omelette and then use a spatula to fold the empty half of the omlette overtop.
  • Continue to cook until omelette is well-browned on both sides, as desired.

Expert Tips

  • Can be Doubled: If you are looking to make 2 Denver omelets or more, just proportionally increase all of the Denver omelette ingredients and cook one at a time.
  • Add Swiss for Cheddar Cheese: Swap swiss cheese for cheddar if you if like ham and swiss omelettes.
  • Switch Up Veggies: If you don’t like or a don’t have all the ingredients for omelet, you can switch up the veggies that you use, whether you are trying to clean out your fridge or watch to add veggie that you prefer, that is up to you!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 608mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2091IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 386mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers, breakfast, cheese, egg, ham, omelette, onions

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