Does breakfast get more satisfying than a Denver Omelette? I don’t think so! Onions, red and green bell peppers, ham and melted cheese are the medley that comes together to create what just might be the world’s most perfect omelette. Make this family favorite today!

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Denver Omelette

I really think that a Denver omelette is breakfast personified. I mean, it has everything delicious that a well rounded breakfast should have! Veggies, cheese, and eggs all together are deliciously satisfying.

If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day like they all say it is, then this easy to make omelette is perfect for jumpstarting your morning. It’ll fill you up and energize you for the day ahead!

When I see a Denver omelette on the menu at a breakfast restaurant, I know that’s what I’ll be ordering… Well, unless they have a really good french toast, that is. Sometimes I have to satisfy that sweet tooth!

But on those mornings I want something savory and a little better for me than french toast, I can always depend on a trusty Denver omelette. With that being said, though, no restaurant omelette I’ve had is as a good as my homemade one.

This recipe isn’t just delicious, satisfying, and a great way to start your day with a fully belly. It’s also incredibly easy to make! In the morning, I don’t necessarily want a big hassle when I’m preparing breakfast.

I like to sip on my coffee and enjoy the process without it stressing me out, which is why this recipe is so great. This omelette takes about 15 minutes from start to finish, and the steps are really pretty simple. So grab a cup of coffee, get those ingredients diced, and treat yourself to the breakfast you deserve!

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How to Make It

Heat. Heat the butter in an 8 inch skillet over medium heat.

Add the veggies. Add the onion and peppers to the skillet. Cook until beginning to soften, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Add the ham. Stir in the ham and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Keep warm. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

Whisk. Whisk the eggs and milk together until combined.

Pour. Pour half the eggs into the skillet and cook over medium heat. Swirl the eggs around until it’s evenly distributed and turn the heat to low.

Cook. Cook the eggs for 2-3 minutes until beginning to set.

Assemble! Sprinkle half the onions, bell peppers and ham evenly on one side of the eggs. Top with half the cheese and fold the omelette closed by lifting the uncovered side up and over the covered half of the omelette.

Repeat. Slide the omelette onto a plate and repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Enjoy! Serve immediately, and enjoy your cheesy, well-balanced breakfast!

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What else can I add to a Denver omelette?

This is the most traditional Denver omelette, so adding anything else might technically change it to another type of omelette. However, if you don’t care about names, then there are plenty of other tasty ingredients you can pile on these bad boys! More cheeses, fresh cilantro, hot sauce, and diced jalapeños are all amazing when cooked into these omelettes.

Can I use white cheddar cheese?

Yep, you sure can! Funny enough, white and yellow cheddar cheeses are exactly the same. The only difference is in color! As long as it’s shredded and sharp (or extra sharp if that’s your preference), white or yellow sharp cheddar cheeses will both be wonderful.

What should I serve with my Denver omelette?

To compliment the health-conscious breakfast, I like to enjoy my omelette with fresh seasonal fruit, and sometimes yogurt! If you’re wanting to make an even more all-American breakfast though, consider plating your omelettes with some Baked Bacon, Waffles, or some oven roasted home fries! No matter how you serve it up, this omelette is sure to steal the show anyways.

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Have any more eggs? Use them deliciously!

We also love to make this recipe mini….like we did with these Denver Omelette Egg Muffins!

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Get the Recipe: Denver Omelette Recipe

A breakfast favorite, this Denver Omelette recipe is a hit with the entire family. Peppers, onions, ham and cheese are stuffed into a fluffy egg omelette that's ready in minutes. The perfect healthy breakfast!
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced ham steak
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Equipment

  • skillet

Instructions 

  • Heat the butter in an 8 inch skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and peppers to the skillet. Cook until beginning to soften, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the ham and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  • Whisk the eggs and milk together until combined.
  • Pour half the eggs into the skillet and cook over medium heat. Swirl the eggs around until it’s evenly distributed and turn the heat to low.
  • Cook the eggs for 2-3 minutes until beginning to set.
  • Sprinkle half the onions, bell peppers and ham evenly on one side of the eggs. Top with half the cheese and fold the omelette closed by lifting the uncovered side up and over the covered half of the omelette.
  • Slide the omelette onto a plate and repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Omelettes are best served soon after cooking. To prep ahead, you can dice up your vegetables and ham to store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
 
Calories: 216kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 354mg, Sodium: 878mg, Potassium: 415mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1128IU, Vitamin C: 59mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 2mg