Make a light and fluffy, bistro-worthy Denver omelet!
Easy ingredients like a handful of fresh eggs, veggies, and cheese make this omelet ready in no time at all!
A Denver omelet is excellent served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or as a light dinner.
What is a Denver Omelet?
- Full of savory goodness! Call it a Denver or Western omelette, but both omelet recipes have peppers, ham, and cheese in them.
- Multiple meals! Make this Denver omelet recipe as a light lunch or dinner paired with a bowl of salad greens.
- Low-carb omelettes are nutrient-dense, loaded with protein, and can be customized in so many ways!
- Low in calories but heavy on flavor, Denver omeletes can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Simply reheat and enjoy!
Denver Omelet Ingredients
Eggs – This recipe uses 3 large eggs for 1 omelet. For a slightly smaller omelet, use 2 eggs instead. You can also use pre-mixed eggs in a carton or egg whites only.
Fillings – Chopped ham, diced onions, and peppers are the classic fillings for Denver omelets, but you can add any keto-friendly fillings like mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, or even spinach!
Cheese – Sharp cheddar delivers the best flavor, but any cheese works! Or combine a few varieties!
Variations – Take the basic Denver omelette recipe and make it into a casserole to enjoy for breakfast all week long.
How to Make a Denver Omelet
- Cook veggies in butter until tender. Add ham and cook for 1 more minute.
- Pour whisked eggs into pan and lower heat.
- Lift the edges of the omelet to allow egg to run underneath and cook.
- Cook until set and top with cheese per recipe below.
- Remove from heat and cover until cheese is melted. Fold in half and serve immediately.
Serve Denver omelets with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or a dollop of avocado dip. Add a tasty side of turkey sausages, some bacon, and don’t forget the hot cup of Keto coffee to get the day started off right!
Keep leftover Denver omelettes in a covered container on a few sheets of clean paper towels to absorb moisture for up to 2 days. To reheat omelets in the microwave, place the omelet on a plate and cover with a paper towel or microwave cover. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until heated through. On the stovetop, steam the omelet in a small pan with water until fluffy again.
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Denver Omelet Recipe
- 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
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 6" skillet over medium heat.
- Add vegetables and cook until tender, then add ham and cook 1 minute more.
- Add remaining butter and stir. Pour whisked eggs into the pan and reduce heat to medium low.
- Lift the edges of the egg, with a spatula or rubber scraper, to allow uncooked egg to run underneath.
- Continue to cook until eggs are set. Top with cheese, remove from heat and cover 1 minute or until melted.
- Fold in half and serve.
- Use room temperature eggs for best results.
- Whisk eggs with a bit of water. This will help them become extra fluffy and keep the other ingredients suspended.
- Use a medium or medium low heat to cook a Denver omelette to ensure it does not scorch or overcook.
- Refrigerate cooled Denver omeletes in a covered container for up to 2 days and freeze for up to 3 months.
- Thaw omelettes the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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