Baked Denver Omelet
My family loves omelets, and this is a quick and easy one. These directions are for a Denver omelet, but experiment with other ingredients to make your favorite.
My family loves omelets, and this is a quick and easy one. These directions are for a Denver omelet, but experiment with other ingredients to make your favorite.
Since this is a baked omelet, there is no need to dirty a skillet, too. While the oven is preheating, just put your butter, onion, bell pepper and ham in the dish you are going to bake it in and place that in the oven until "sauteed" and heated through to your liking while you are beating the eggs and milk and then stirring in the S&P and cheese. When the onion, bell pepper and ham are ready,stir them into the egg mixture then pour the whole thing back into the baking dish and bake. Less dishes to do.Read More
I made this a little differently than the recipe reads. I microwaved some frozen spinach, squeezed out the water, and made 6 slices of bacon and chopped it up. I mixed the 8 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, spinach, bacon and about 1 cup of shredded Mexican cheese. I poured it into a buttered 9" cake pan. 400 oven for 25 minutes. Turned upside down on a plate it slid right out. It was tasty but dry. Next time I'll add more milk. It was really easy and next time it will be 5 stars.Read More
Since this is a baked omelet, there is no need to dirty a skillet, too. While the oven is preheating, just put your butter, onion, bell pepper and ham in the dish you are going to bake it in and place that in the oven until "sauteed" and heated through to your liking while you are beating the eggs and milk and then stirring in the S&P and cheese. When the onion, bell pepper and ham are ready,stir them into the egg mixture then pour the whole thing back into the baking dish and bake. Less dishes to do.
I am 17 years old and i am a terrible cook, really. But this was so easy to make and it came out so good! thank you (:
I've been making these for years, but I use my iron skillet! I saute the veggies in the skillet then add the beaten eggs and top with cheese. I sometimes add diced potato as well like a previous reviewer said, and sometimes mushrooms. Pop it in the oven until done, it only takes about 10-15 minutes since the pan is already hot and the bottom mostly cooked. I call it a frittata! Easy and delicious1
Very easy Sunday breakfast for my husband and me. I reduced the serving size to 3 and used a pie plate. I baked it for 20 min. I also tossed in a couple of baby bella mushrooms and sprinkled some reduced fat cheddar cheese on top. Delicious!
Grandma used to make this about 60 years ago and I followed in her footsteps. I make it in a deep cast iron fry pan cooking shredded potatoes until nice and crisp, then adding eggs etc. and put in oven. After it sets, I top with more cheese, red & yellow thin sliced bell peppers and let finish. Oma used to call it a FARMERS BREAKFAST and so do I. Fresh spinach and other fresh veggies mixed into the mixture is fantastic, let your tastebuds guide you! Be aware though that mixture will at least double in size, so make sure you have a VERY DEEP fry pan or fry potatoes first, layer them on bottom of deep baking dish and add rest of stuff, works as well!
Delicious! I am not a fan of green pepper or onion but I like the flavor in certain dishes and I was feeling adventurous so I fixed this. I scaled this down to 1 serving (2 eggs) and I minced my pepper and onion very tiny before cooking so I wouldn't encounter large icky pieces of it while eating. I used smoked dinner ham and I do think using a good quality and flavor of ham makes a difference in this dish. I was really not expecting to like this but trying to expand my food boundaries, and hesitantly took a bite. Oh. My. Goodness. My mouth is in heaven. I devoured this whole thing and it was fabulous to the last bite. This turned out moist and not at all dry like I thought. I didn't have the proper size baking dish so I lined a pie plate with aluminum foil and bent it up to make a small foil "boat" in the size I needed. I still can't believe how delicious this dish was!!! Thanks for sharing and I am soo glad I tried this.
Good, basic, simple recipe, just extremely vulnerable to user error which can easily affect the outcome for a less than perfect result. Mine was tasty enough, certainly edible, but I over baked it. So, here are some suggestions to learn from my “I should have known better” mistakes. I think the 400 degree baking temperature was high to begin with. I’d play it safe and go lower, 350-375 degrees. I used a Le Creuset cast iron skillet, which conducts and retains heat so much better than other cookware, so another reason to lower the baking temperature and/or reduce the baking time. Finally, be mindful of the size pan you use and how thick the egg mixture is in the pan, and adjust the baking time to take that into account. A thinner omelet will not take as long to bake as a thicker one. In my case this morning, I made all the above mistakes and one more – not checking on the omelet now and then while it was in the oven.
I made this a little differently than the recipe reads. I microwaved some frozen spinach, squeezed out the water, and made 6 slices of bacon and chopped it up. I mixed the 8 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, spinach, bacon and about 1 cup of shredded Mexican cheese. I poured it into a buttered 9" cake pan. 400 oven for 25 minutes. Turned upside down on a plate it slid right out. It was tasty but dry. Next time I'll add more milk. It was really easy and next time it will be 5 stars.
I MADE THIS TODAY IT IS VERY GOOD EXCEPT I USED CRISPY BACON INSTEAD OF HAM,AWESOME.
This was good. Not as delicious as regular stove top omelette, to me, but I was glad to find this method because I am omelette challenged! Doing it on the stove top, it always turns into cheesy scrambled eggs. I cut this down to 1 serving (but threw in a third egg because it was the last one left in the carton) and used the smallest of my corningware casserole (holds like 2 cups of liquid I think). I forgot to pay attention to the oven temperature indicated in the recipe and cooked it at 350. This was fine but took longer obviously. I wonder if it ended up being a happy mistake; maybe at 400 the eggs would have browned too much for my liking. I would certainly make this again, with many different mix-ins.
Great recipe and great method. Just two of us here, so I bake this in four eight ounce ramekins and we eat two and have the other two for the next day. You need to do is microwave them covered about a minute each and make some toast and a side of fruit!
We L.O.V.E. this recipe and its one, that we make at least once a week, I love it just the way it is written, but we have made it with different ingredients..basically what we had on hand and no matter what, it is delish!! I always add a little dill and we prefer it with swiss cheese, it takes the recipe to a whole new level for my family! Thanks for sharing!! This is a family favorite for us.
I used chopped RED bell pepper and turkey ham. We all liked this a lot. I served it with homemade salsa/sour cream on the side and with toasted english muffins. WE ATE IT ALL.
I made this using the EXACT recipe as stated! It is delicious!! This is one of the easiest baked breakfast dishes I've made and in MY world easy is good! Luckily, the flavor is wonderful as well. I'm sure this recipe can be changed or other ingredients added according to personal preference, but if you're looking for a VERY tasty and VERY easy breakfast dish for the family or company, this is it! Many thanks for a great recipe!
Made for Father's Day and my husband had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner he loved it so much!!! Used bacon instead of ham and made in a store bought pie crust.
What's not to like? So simple, so tasty. Okay, I add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and the "omelet" gets poofy! Not my idea, came from Americas Test Kitchen. Works on pancakes too. Anyway, this is how I clean out the vegetable drawer in the refrigerator. It's dinner for two tonight paired with leftover chicken soup. It's cold today and this is a simple warming meal for a Sunday night.
I loved this! It was so easy! Instead of ham I use chorizo, which made it taste amazing!
This is delicious and so easy to prepare. We pour the mixture into an unbanked pie crust, bake it for 30-45 minutes@ 350*, and call it a breakfast quiche. It is really tasty with warm blueberry muffins and a bowl of fresh fruit.
I use cottage cheese (small curd) instead of milk for fluffier eggs. Any filling works - for vegetarian, try spinach and mushrooms.
Made it today just cause i was in the mood fir something new. And we really like it. I added fresh sliced up jalapenos because i didn't have green peppers and it had a nice kick to it.
I have done this before, but I use a cast iron skillet. After you sautee you can add the eggs and cheese and put the skillet in the oven.
After you cook the onion, let the skillet cool a bit, then pour in the rest of the ingredients. Less dishes! °375. half and half instead of milk, and a pinch of Italian seasoning.
It tastes good and can be the base used for many variations. Use a cast iron pan to cook the veggies and you don't need to use a second pan.
Tried it today after church so it was more of brunch dish. Family loved it! They all went back for seconds and almost finished it. I will definitely make it again. I may throw in some diced green chiles to add some kick.
This is an excellent recipe. The first time I made it exactly like the recipe said. The second time I used bacon instead of ham and added a finely diced tomato! So it's easy to customize for any picky eaters you may be trying to feed. And the best part is that it was good enough for my family to ask me to make it again!
I've cooked many omelets over the years but this was my first time baking one in the oven. It came out really good! Nice and fluffy...almost like a quiche but without the crust.
This recipe is a great base for a baked egg casserole. You can basically put anything into it that you like in a omelet. Since I generally make everything in quantity to freeze for later meals, I won't post all of the changes that I made. I have posted a modified recipe that I used. Portions of the casserole can be frozen for future meals, and I also freeze smaller portions for my mother for breakfast. This is a wonderful way to provide a healthy breakfast without the daily cooking. My Mom loves the variety to her breakfasts. I personally added a few more ingredients, but that doesn't diminish the quality of this recipe as a greater starter to get ideas.
This is excellent and my husband's favorite of all the breakfast casseroles I've tried from Allrecipes. I like adding a little fresh basil chopped. I needed to have 6 servings so used 12 eggs and put the mixture into a 7" by 11" rectangular pan. It was done in about 20 minutes so keep your eye on the pan so it doesn't overcook and dry out.
NOM NOM!! I'm eating this as I type and it's delicious. I love that after making this, I have breakfast for the next few days taken care of. Great recipe!
Had some guy friends of hubby's stay over a few nights and made this for their breakfast/brunch before the drive back. Changed it up a bit. Seeded and diced 2 fresh jalapenos, used red onion as it is sweeter, snipped in 6 large fresh basil leaves, a cup of (left over from dinner the night before) roast chicken, some minced garlic and a few slices of Swiss cheese on top, which melted into the eggs and made it nice and gooey; sprinkled top with some red chili flakes and baked it up! The men in my life loved it with warmed flour tortillas, they all made wraps and gobbled up the whole pan. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful versatile dish!
EXCELLENT RECIPE BUT I MIXED 1/2 RED PEPPER INTO IT AND IT WAS REALLY COLORFUL.
Delicious! I used pepper jack cheese and black forest Ham and almond milk-ths is what I had on hand. It was fabulous!!
Delicious and oh so easy to make. Great texture, I used whole milk and beat the eggs by hand and it baked up nice and fluffy. Eager to try it with other ingredients - thanks for sharing this!
Yummy, filling breakfast. I saw this in the AR magazine and loved the tip about sauteing the veggies in the oven. Brilliant, why haven't I ever thought of that?? I'm a lazy cook so I loved this tip. I used cut up bacon, cooked it for a bit til it was starting to brown, then added some packaged hash browns that needed to be used up, tossed those in with finely chopped onion, jalapeno, bell pepper and banana pepper (all from my garden and needed to be used). I used buttermilk and a splash of half and half. I obviously can't read correctly because I thought it said 350 and I'm so glad I did that. Mine was a tad bit overcooked at 350. I can imagine at 400 it's way overcooked. I left out the butter since the bacon provided some grease. I used 1 less egg and less cheese (a mix of sharp cheddar and jalapeno jack). We like things spicy. Ate it with a hatch green chili salsa. Husband ate it in a corn tortilla. Very good, thanks for the recipe.
This was a Sunday morning hit for me and my sweetie. I added 2/3 cup fresh cooked spinach, 1 roma tomato, reduced eggs to 6, added 1/4 cup white flour to thicken the mixture, added 1/4 cup monterrey jack cheese and reduced cheddar to 1/4 cup. Like another reviewer, I also cooked it in a glass pie plate. It was absolutely delicious paired with hash browns, fresh fruit and mimosas. This recipe is a keeper.
This was a really quick, hearty meal. I used pre-diced ham, 8 eggs per other reviewers, and I didn't use the onion or bell pepper. Easy-peasy and delicious as a fast breakfast-for-dinner meal; we all went back for seconds and finished the dish.
Very tasty. Needed a little more cheese and bake 5 minutes less to avoid overlooking.
This is excellent for breakfast or brunch or any time you want a light meal. I baked mine in a nine inch square, glass baking dish. I like that it can be easily cut into 9 squares. Based on what others have written, it seems easy to add in the vegetables or leftover items or other additions that you like. I did not add any extra salt. I used ham in mine. And the ham was already salty enough. Also, I think this would make a perfect breakfast sandwich and be much better than what you can get from a fast food place. Save your money, save your time, and know what is really in your meal!
I love this recipe, I only made two servings because there is only two of us. I've made it every weekend and sometimes I add sliced baby bella mushrooms, it is delicious either way. Love this recipe. Will try with egg whites tomorrow!
My family all said the same thing about this recipe. It was very flavorful (I also added some garlic powder & used bacon instead of ham). However, it was kind of dry. I will double the cheese next time. I served it with a fruit salad & yogurt dressing I got from this site. Yum
Yum! Just made this forSunday breakfast. Used red bell pepper instead of green (it's what I had on hand), and used turkey ham. Very easy and quite tasty! I would think the possibilities are endless..... you could use tomatoes, mushrooms, and I'm thinking asparagus! Could easily be served to guests for brunch. Thanks for posting this great recipe!
This was just great. Needed to use eggs, needed a quick dinner, bored of omelets and frittatta. this was a little different, I threw in the cheese and ingredients we had on hand, and it came out great.
This was excellent. Made it exactly as written adjusted the temperature to 350 though and added fresh mushrooms. Perfect!
Delicious! I did not use the butter or cook the veggies first, I also used leftover cubed ham from a shank ham. This was so very good. I love frittata! Served to my family with whole wheat toast.
I've been making something like this for years. Sometimes we bake it and sometimes we cook it up in a pan and scramble it all up like scrambled eggs. Then we call it Scrambola. Try adding a little beer in place of the milk (the alcohol cook off). The variations of this are endless. Try different cheeses, meats, and beers to vary the taste. Yummmmmmmmmm.
Easy and delicious will definitely make again!!
Excellent, light, fluffy, and crisp. My family wants this again. If you are a low-salt person, the salt in the ham is plenty enough for this recipe. And there is plenty of cheese.
This was actually very good and I'm normally not a frittata lover. I diced up an onion, half a green pepper, a couple of baby carrots and a celery stalk for variety then threw in 3 asparagus spears that I had steamed. I used 2 garlic cloves because I have so many on hand right now. Basically, I added a bunch of veggies, sautéed them and then did the egg, cheese and milk pour-over. I had thrown in some leftover ham and a couple of slices of diced bacon. My sides were some cornbread and sliced fruit. You could easily serve this with a salad for dinner, too. It wasn't too eggy, which I tend to not like because of the texture. Like bread pudding. This was a great use of leftovers, endlessly adaptable. I sautéed it in my cast iron pan and then baked it all off in the over still in the same pan.
Had no idea what to make for supper but had a small ham steak and found this recipe. So quick to throw together with everything I had in the house. Perfect meal.
Very easy and delicious! I didn't change a thing, but you could easily add your own touch to this recipe. Turned out just like the picture!
I am sure this is probably really good, I use the same ingredients but I cook it on my cast iron griddle, & it is great!
So, I didn't have ham but I had sausage so I made that instead and followed the rest of the recipe as is. I thought it was really good. My husband said it had a very nice flavor. You can easily change this up to move it from Denver to other parts of the world. I can see making this again with onions, mushrooms and spinach. Or tomatoes, onion and a little salsa. I would change the cheese to a milder blend. It's very versatile.
This was a quick and easy recipe and everyone loved it! I'll definitely be making this alot
This is always so amazing. I have made it many times with different fillers and it always comes out fantastic.
Leave it just the way it is. Perfect
We thought this was very good. Used 9 eggs, colby jack cheese instead of cheddar, and one grilled brat cut up instead of ham. Only used about 1 Tbsp. of butter to saute veggies and brat. Baked in an 8 1/2 x 11 dish. It looked and tasted great! Served with Chef John's blueberry muffins, yum!
This recipe has become our "go-to" when we have company. It is so easy and so delish! In our family, everyone likes omelets so this has been perfect for us! Try it you'll like it!!
Excellent recipe! I added mushrooms and sauteed all of the veggies with ham in a big cast iron skillet, then added the eggs and a mixture of swiss and cheddar cheese before putting into the oven. This will be a new family staple!
Add potato hash browns & you're there!!!
Excellent! Due to our personal preferences, I reduced the peppers and onions to 1/4 cup each, and increased the cheese to a full cup. Served with a side of bacon and sliced tomato for a deliciously easy, low-carb meal.
I found this recipe when I was searching for a new way to use up some leftover ham. This is FABULOUS. I have a stove-to-oven set of cookware, so was able to do the sauteeing and baking all in the same skillet. Used olive oil instead of butter, also added a chopped tomato (drained on a paper towel) and a palmful of fresh basil. Substituted cottage cheese for the milk and also threw in a couple of diced string cheese sticks for creaminess. Baked at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, and egg was perfectly cooked. Made 4 healthy sized servings, which I topped with sour cream and salsa. Can't wait to make it again. Thanks MOMINOREGON... you rock!
This was awesome! Followed the directions exactly using herbed sea salt to taste. My children who generally don't like eggs raved about this recipe--very tasty.
I think this is an easy way to make an egg casserole dish without all the fuss and mess. It was a delicious way to eat eggs. I have tried other egg dishes and this one is great. One can always add mushrooms or what ever veg you might have on hand.
This is an awesome recipe for eggs!! I used olive oil and sauteed fresh asparagus until crisp tender, added garlic and mushrooms along w/ the onions and sauteed a few more minutes. Added mozzarella cheese - a little more than called for-and a fresh chopped, seeded jalapeno since I didn't have any fresh green pepper to the whipped up eggs. Used 6 duck eggs and 2 chicken eggs and mixed w/ salt, pepper and half and half. This made 2 pie pans full of frittata. I baked for 20 minutes- I mis-read the first time and put the timer on for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. THEN, I read the recipe again and saw that it was to cook at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. I upped the oven to 400 degrees and set it for another 5 minutes and the casserole was done. It was set but not brown- Perfect!! Even my husband liked it and he is not a fan of eggs, but since we have 2 ducks and 4 hens we DO eat eggs- I just try to change it up once in a while so I don't have to eat ALL the eggs in the house since my husband isn't fond of them. I will freeze one pan for another day. Freezes well! You can make this vegetarian, or it's also perfect if you are eating low-carb! Versatile and Delicious!! Thanks so much for posting!!
This recipe is excellent. It is basic enough for non-adventurous palates, and if you want to vary the flavor, it is easy to do so. Add herbs, potato, mushrooms, and/or small amounts of any vegetable you like. Enjoy!
Really good, and super easy. Add what you like, leave out what you don't, check fridge for leftovers, and throw them in, as well. Really fun to make. Everyone loves this here!
Loved this easy, comforting breakfast. Only used 1T of butter, sprinkled onion powder instead of using real onions, substituted Canadian bacon for ham, added some diced grape tomatoes that were on their way out with the green peppers. Used seasoned salt instead of regular salt & used skim milk. Definitely will make again, for breakfast, brunch, or even a weeknight dinner!
I love trying new spins on old favorites and this one didnt let me down. Even my father gave his highest compliment, "it's terrible...leave the rest for me so you dont have to suffer." I had to use two round pans though because I used 10 eggs and loaded it up with veggies. I also used a roll of maple sausage instead of ham and it was amazing. I literally ate til I couldnt move...it was worth it.
Great basic recipe. Next time I’ll experiment with different meats and veggies. I cut in half because there are only two of us and we still had leftovers.
I have been making this same recipe for years. I make everything in one pan on top of the stove like another viewer wrote and it turns our perfectly every time. No need to heat your oven...SandyJ
Very good. I made it exactly as stated. The only thing I'd change in the future is the temp. I think cooking it at 375 and checking it after 20 minutes would prevent a bit of scorching on the top.
This was so easy and amazing. I'm still trying to figure out why it tasted so good! I did not use butter. Sprayed a big oven safe pan with Pam and added the onion and used red pepper. I used chopped up Canadian Bacon as that is what I had and added this to the pan with some chopped up zucchini. Used Mexican cheese blend. I sprayed a little olive oil in the pan when adding the ham as it got a little dry. Put everything into the egg and cheese mixture, re-sprayed the pan and popped it in the oven. It was done in about 20 minutes. The kids gobbled this up and I had to have seconds. Would be good for guests and easy for Christmas morning.
This was great. A really good recipe, and its ingredients can be modified for taste preferences and ingredients on hand. I made mine with spinach, tomato, and red and yellow peppers. Thanks for a great recipe!
Made half the recipe. Took 15 minutes in the oven. Didn’t have ham so I used chorizo. Great flavor. Easy recipe.
Excellent recipe but added items to taste. Added green and red peppers, onions and mushrooms.
I have been baking this exact same recipe for years. It is easy and delicious.
Yummyand easy. My kind of recipe!
Love this. Low carbs for diabetics. We like using artificial crab and Swiss cheese. So fast and easy. Use your imagination. Don't care for green pepper but red is good
This omelet was lush, will indeed make it again!!!
I needed a fast and easy dinner, this fit the bill perfectly. I omitted the salt and scaled to 12 eggs. I baked it right in the pan after saueting the vegetables and ham. Baked in 20 minutes exactly in my oven. My sons enjoyed this with home fries and tomatoes. #AllrecipesAllstarsCanada #DinnerUnder30
taste great. easy to make. first time came out perfect. Second time, the center was watery and runny. Im not sure what I did wrong, but I will make this again and correct my mistake.
Great recipe that you can Taylor to what kind vegetables you like. I used a non stick skilled at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. It turned out great!!! Thanks for a great recipe. ??
Eggcellent! Used 1 skillet, sautéed onion, spinach, mushrooms, onion in oven, then added egg mixture w heavy whipping cream, salt pepper, Colby jack cheese, baby Swiss...back in the oven, let eggs set up then topped w more cheeses, Roma tomato slices and basil. Soooo easy, delish!
No changes needed, served with home fries and English Muffins. Topped with salsa, avocado and sour cream ??
I enjoyed the recipe, and the family said, please, please make this again soooooon
Made it at a firehouse dinner. Everyone loved it! This is my 4th time making this dish!
Really good, but need to reduce oven, and bake for only 20 minutes @375. Turned out a little dry from over baking. Really tasty, but time consuming, compared to just making a omelet!
MMMMMM I did a little variation as well. Exchanged the green pepper with roasted red pepper. 2 mushrooms finely chopped. Used an stove-to-oven fry pan worked well. Served with chunky salsa. Will become one of our fav's of our weekly menu
This was OK, but I don't think that I would make again. The eggs were dry and the moist, tender taste of an actual omelete is more to our taste.
This was an ok recipe. The green peppers were overly watery, and leaked into the omelet giving it a weird texture. Overall, I would not make it again.
I love this recipe, I made it in 10oz crocks for 4 individual servings. Perfect and easy breakfast.
This a delicious but quick-n-easy breakfast. We use green chili instead because we like a little "kick" at our house.
This was a hit at my house! I used bacon and ham together, I fried the vegetables in bacon grease instead of butter, and used a oven-proof frying pan so I didn't need to dirty any more dishes than necessary. It was amazing, I will make this again and try different ingredients, ie taco meat and other good things.
Not really an omelet. More of a frittata. Different textures.
I liked the flavor sauteing the peppers, onions and ham before baking. This is now my go recipe for baked omelet.
I did not make any changes and this turned out great!
Oh my Goodness, this was Awesome! My teenage boys loved it right off! My husband who hardly eats when its hot! (Log Truck Driver) ate 3 pieces! I did mix a little ideas from others too. I added sliced mushrooms to the end of the onion/green pepper cooking. I added fresh chives and chopped green onion.
I have made this for years and it is so good! You don't really need to saute the onions and bell peppers though. I just put them directly in with the rest of the ingredients and they still cook. Doing this also eliminates the need for the butter. I usually don't measure the ham, cheese, bell pepper or onion, I just put in what I have (and I must confess that I add much more than the recipe calls for). I usually use a full dozen eggs and just slightly more milk (my recipe calls for half and half, but I usually use milk...heavy whipping cream works well also). I usually have to bake it a little longer than the recipe says, but you can easily tell when it's done. The great thing about this recipe is that it is equally good reheated, and can even be eaten cold. It's definitely a keeper. Everyone I know who has ever tried it has loved it. Even those who don't really care for bell peppers and onions. I like to put those in a food chopper and chop them up really fine. It tends to give the final dish a greenish color, but it is really good.