Campfire Omelet


So simple and a great escape from doughnuts while camping in the outdoors. My kids love this recipe because they can cook it themselves and add exactly what they like. I place the optional ingredients in separate small baggies, lined up on the table, so each person can add what they like to their individual omelet.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 omelets


  • 12 eggs

  • ½ pound deli-sliced ham, chopped (Optional)

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (Optional)

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (Optional)

  • 1 tomato, chopped (Optional)

  • 1 small onion, chopped (Optional)

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained (Optional)

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over a campfire.

  2. Crack 2 eggs into each of 6 good quality, zip-top sandwich bags. Seal bags and squeeze to beat eggs. Open bags and add ham, Cheddar cheese, bell pepper, tomato, onion, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Reseal bags 3/4 of the way shut, squeezing out as much air as possible, then seal completely.

  3. Write each person's name on their bag using a permanent marker. Set bags gently into the boiling water; cook for 12 to 13 minutes. Remove bags using tongs or a slotted spoon. Open baggies and slide each omelet onto a plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
23g Fat
6g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 380mg 127%
Sodium 799mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 327mg 25%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 282mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.