Baked Denver Omelets Quick, Easy + Delicious
This thick and delicious Denver omelet is stuffed with melted cheese, ham, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers! It bakes to perfection.
This Baked Denver Omelette is perfect for any weekend or holiday morning. It came together in no time, a fuss free morning! Egg muffins, French toast muffins, and frittatas are also delicious breakfast treats.
What is a Denver Omelet?
The history of the Denver omelet is a little fuzzy. No one really knows where the omelet got its name. But this omelet tastes amazing and is a delicious breakfast recipe (it’s on our Breakfast Eggs, Potatoes and Scrambled Eggs recipe). It’s fluffy, moist and full of delicious ingredients. I love all these simple but delicious ingredients.
This omelet is super fluffy because it’s baked in a 10-inch baking pan. This allows the eggs and other ingredients to cook together perfectly and evenly in the oven. And there’s very little cleanup – something we can all appreciate! I love making a Denver omelet on weekends for friends and family who may be visiting. It’s healthy, filling, and a hot breakfast everyone will love.
Baked breakfast dishes are the best. I love that they require minimal dishes and everything can be baked together in one pan. They’re also great for serving a crowd or having brunch with friends.
Denver Omelet Toppings
Many of the ingredients in this Denver omelet are similar to those found in Western omelets. These are some typical omelet ingredients:
- red bell pepper
- Green pepper
- cooked diced ham
- cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
You can also add other ingredients such as different cheeses, mushrooms, onions and any other vegetables. As always, you can omit any ingredients you don’t like.
How to Make Baked Denver Omelets
Hybrid INS. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and cook until slightly softened. Add the ham and cook for another 5 minutes.
Egg. While cooking, whisk eggs and milk together in a large bowl. Add cheddar, cooked peppers and ham. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then pour the eggs into a 10-inch baking pan.
bake. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the omelet for 25 minutes. The omelet is done when the eggs are fluffy and slightly browned on top. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Storage Tips + Variations
arrive shop For Denver omelets, be sure to cover tightly with foil or place in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat in microwave in 20 second increments.
This baked omelet is great on its own, but could be enhanced with some great toppings. Some of our favorites include: Sour Cream, Avocado, Salsa, Gallo, Cilantro, Green Onions, and Tomatoes. Sprinkle with some toppings and serve this dish at any brunch or breakfast.
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Prep time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Serving Size 6
Calories 223 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 2 TB butter
- 1/2 green pepper chopped
- 1/2 red pepper chopped
- 1 cup chopped cooked ham
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and cook the bell peppers until tender. Add the ham and cook for another 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Stir in cheddar, peppers and ham. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 10-inch baking pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, until eggs are browned and fluffy. Serve hot.