Every restaurant has some version of a Denver Omelet. This classic breakfast recipe is a popular combination of flavorful ingredients; eggs, bell peppers, ham, and cheese!

Make this delicious omelet or an egg bake casserole in the comfort of your own kitchen! Serve it with a fresh glass of cucumber water to start your day off right!

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Denver Omelet

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What’s in a Denver Omelette?

No one really knows how the Denver Omelette got its name, but it’s served all over the world in many variations!

The classic breakfast recipe uses only a few, super fresh and tasty ingredients!

  • Eggs – Swap the eggs out for egg whites or increase the size of your omelet by simply increasing the number of eggs. Be careful, the bigger the omelet the harder it is to fold in half!
  • Veggies – Start with the classics: onions, bell peppers. Then add your favorite veggies like avocado, sliced black olives, or even some jalapeños for a spicy kick!
  • Protein – Ham and cheese are the basics, but don’t hesitate to add an assortment of meats and cheeses! Try some bacon bits, ground sausage, havarti, pepper jack, or any combination you can think of!

How to Make a Denver Omelet

This easy breakfast recipe comes together in 3 simple steps.

  1. Saute veggies in butter.
  2. Whisk eggs and pour over top.
  3. Once set, top with cheese and fold in half.

Serve with fresh strawberries or on its own for a hearty and delicious breakfast!

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Tips for Making the Perfect Omelet

  • Be sure your eggs are thoroughly whisked! This will help them cook up fluffy and hold the other ingredients inside the omelet, preventing them from sinking to the bottom or floating on the top.
  • Lots of professional chefs and home cooks have special 6” omelet (or egg) pans that are only used for preparing eggs. Since eggs have such a delicate flavor, a specific pan would be a good investment for perfect omelettes every time!
  • Make sure the pan is hot when you add the eggs! And watch the omelet cook carefully so it doesn’t get too brown on the bottom and end up tasting rubbery and overcooked!

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What To Do With Leftovers

Leftover omelettes are just as good the second time around as long as they are reheated properly. But don’t hesitate to get creative and make a breakfast sandwich or chop finely and put on top of a salad or in a soup!

  • To Reheat
    • In the Microwave: Pop in the microwave covered to trap the steam. The steam will fluff the omelette up and make it good as new again!
    • On the Stove: Add a dab of butter in a pan with the omelet and cook until heated through.

Sharpen the flavors with a little salt and pepper, some extra melted cheese on top, and serve!

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Denver Omelet

A classic breakfast recipe, popular because of the flavorful combination of ingredients.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 large omelet
Author Holly



  • 3 large eggs whisked
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon white onion
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon green pepper diced
  • ½ ounce ham chopped
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese


  • Preheat a 6" skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter and the vegetables. Cook until tender. Add ham and cook 1 minute more.
  • Add remaining butter and mix well. Pour eggs into the pan and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Allow eggs to cook using a spatula to slowly lift the edges and allow uncooked egg to run underneath.
  • Cook until set. Top with cheese, remove from heat and cover 1 minute or until melted.
  • Fold in half and serve.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1large omelet | Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 590mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 223mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1988IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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