Baked Denver Omelet

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The Denver sandwich is a western (Canadian) favorite – a toasted sandwich made with a fried egg filling containing ham, onions, and peppers. We couldn’t find it on any restaurant menus here in “the east” until we discovered that it was called a western sandwich here. Well, here is the Denver/Western sandwiches cousin – the Denver Omelet. A breakfast dish made easy because it is baked – no watching and turning required. It doesn’t have to be just for breakfast, this also makes a nice quick dinner.

Baked Denver Omelet

Joan Donogh
Baked eggs with onion, pepper, ham and cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 - 6


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  • Melt butter in a small skillet. Add onion and green pepper, cook until softened but not browned. Remove from heat, add ham. Set aside.
  • In a bowl beat eggs and milk until light and fluffy. Stir in the ham mixture and 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour into a greased 9 inch square or 10 inch round baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over top. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


1 Comment

  1. Kirk

    5 stars
    Great brunch favorite. Reheats wonderfully in the microwave.

    I use red pepper instead of green and bake for 35 minutes at high altitude (Denver, CO).


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