Baked Denver Omelet

Here’s a quick and easy dinner or brunch idea! This simple Baked Denver Omelet comes together in a flash with lots of cheese, meat, and veggies, and everyone loves it.

Potato breakfast casserole, Cheesy Bacon and Roasted Potato Egg Casserole, and Make Ahead Zucchini Egg Bake, are also more ways to bake all of your breakfast together in one pan! Whether you’re looking for meat or vegetables or both, one of these breakfast casseroles are sure to put everything you want together baked in eggs!

eggs, cheese, meats, and veggies ready to be put together into a pan

Baked Denver Omelet

When I was a kid, there was one thing that my dad was really good at making: omelets! He had a special little pan he’d use and we’d enjoy made-to-order omelets occasionally on weekends. Omelet-making is a skill that I have never mastered but they have a flavor that I love. So instead of making a bunch of individual omelets, I like to throw all of that goodness in a baking dish and just stick it in an oven. Today’s recipe for an easy Baked Denver Omelet is one of my favorites! It’s simple, full of ham which my kids love, and you can’t go wrong with things topped with avocado. It’s great with a dash of hot sauce if you like things spicy and it reheats like a dream. I’m all about quick and easy breakfast later in the week.

The type of pan you use is going to determine the baking time for any baked omelet. Just be sure the center of the dish is no longer jiggly and the eggs are set. I made this, got in a hurry and took it out of the oven, sliced a piece and it was still a runny mess in the middle. You know what I did? I stuck that piece right back in the pan and baked it another 8 minutes. I think the porcelain baking dish is slower to heat than some of my metal and glass pans. It’s not a big deal if you have to cook it a little longer than the recipe might say, just keep an eye on it!

a slice of baked omelet topped with avocado on a white plate with a fork

How can I store leftover baked omelet?

You can store your baked Denver omelet in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or you can store it and freeze it for up to 3 months! This makes it a great recipe to make ahead and warm up when you need an even easier breakfast!

How do I reheat a breakfast casserole?

If you need something quick, you can microwave it. If you have more time, you can reheat it by putting it in the oven at 325 degrees for around 20 minutes and it will reheat and taste just like it did when you first made it!

How can I customize this dish?

There is a lot of flexibility with this baked omelet because omelets can be so different! Feel free to change the type of meat, peppers, or cheese to something you like! You can even swap out the peppers with a different vegetable of your choice, add in hot sauce, and more!

 

 

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Baked Denver Omelet


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x

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Here’s a quick and easy dinner or brunch idea! This simple Baked Denver Omelet comes together in a flash with lots of cheese, meat, and veggies, and everyone loves it.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped sweet bell peppers (chop veggies small)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup (heaping) chopped cooked ham
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sliced avocado for serving.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a 9×9 inch or 7×11 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small skillet over medium high heat, saute the sweet bell peppers and onion in the olive oil until tender crisp, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped ham to the bottom of the dish. Layer the cooked veggies on top of the ham. Sprinkle the cheese over the cooked veggies.
  4. In a medium bowl beat the eggs, milk, and salt and pepper together until well combined. Pour the egg mixture over everything else in the pan. Bake until the center is no longer giggly, 25 to 30 minutes. (The type of pan you use will change the baking time, so just keep an eye on it!).
  5. Once cooked allow the eggs to rest for 5 minutes before serving with sliced avocado and hot sauce if you’d like.

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: breakfast casserole, baked omelet, omelet, egg bake,

the omelet ingredients assembled into a pan to be baked
the baked omelet in a pan

Baked Denver Omelet

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This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated in August 2019.

Baked Denver Omelet is packed full of your favorite omelet fillings and baked in one pan for an easy and filling breakfast!

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  1. We are big breakfast eaters so I want to add this to my Yummly. The title of the recipe is showing up as Auto Draft…? By the way, I love the kitchen towels!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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