Baked Denver Omelet

Add this easy, delicious Baked Denver Omelet to your breakfast menu for a warm, hearty, protein filled way to start the day! I was given a copy of Carolyn Ketchum’s The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen to review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Baked Denver Omelet | A simple, scrumptious, easy to make baked ham and vegetable omelet! 

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Baked Denver Omelet

Carolyn, the author of The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen: With More than 150 Inspirational Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes to Maximize Your Health, was one of my first blogger friends and now an expert in cooking low-carb and mostly gluten-free dishes, from enticing appetizers to scrumptious desserts. Carolyn blogs at All Day I Dream about Food.

When I saw her beautiful baked Denver omelet, I knew it would be the first recipe I’d test. I’m always hunting for easy low-carb, high protein breakfast recipes, and this easy omelet recipe was perfect.

Baked Denver Omelet | A simple, scrumptious, easy to make baked ham and vegetable omelet!

My Low-Carb Journey

When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the most common cause of hypothyroidism, I was definitely not the poster child for this autoimmune disease. I was tired and cold, but definitely not overweight.

Shortly after that diagnosis, came unexplained spikes in my blood sugar. After going through a battery of tests, some more than once, I didn’t meet the criteria for a diagnosis of diabetes nor even pre-diabetes according to my endocrinologist.

But the crazy symptoms lead me to eat a cleaner diet, which included upping my protein intake and decreasing my simple carbs. Bye, bye cookie dough binges! I feel a heck of a lot better when I don’t cheat. This cookbook is ideal for those folks, like me, trying to cut back on their sugar intake.

Baked Denver Omelet | A simple, scrumptious, easy to make baked ham and vegetable omelet!

How to Bake an Omelet

Are you intimidated by the thought of making an omelet? Scared of over-cooking? Fearful of folding or flipping it without tearing or making a big mess? Then making a baked omelet is the answer!

Tips for making a Baked Omelet:

  • Whisk together the eggs, cream and seasonings until well combined, but you don’t want to over-mix so that the mixture if frothy. Using a fork instead of a whisk works well, too.
  • Add the sauteed veggies to the dish, first, then pour the egg mixture on top.
  • You are not limited to the classic Denver or Western omelet filling of onions, peppers and ham. Add your favorite sauteed vegetables. Try this with another cheese if cheddar isn’t your thing! Mix in your go-to omelet ingredient in similar amounts to make it your own.
  • You can easily cut this recipe in half as I did. Bake in a Quiche Pan and start checking at the 25 minute mark. The center should look set when your omelet is done.
  • Store leftovers up to 4 days for an easy breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner. Pair with a tossed salad for a healthy evening meal!
  • A dollop of sour cream kicks this baked Denver omelet up a notch or two. I loved mine with diced avocados and sliced cherry tomatoes, too.

I know you’ll love this baked Denver omelet. Save it for the holidays when you have a house full of family. Or make a half batch and enjoy it for your weekday breakfasts. Bill and I gave it two thumbs up!

Cookbook Giveaway!

If you’re considering a low-carb lifestyle, then make sure to pick up a copy of The Everyday Ketogenic KitchenYou’ll find low-carb versions of so many of your favorite dishes! But one lucky reader will win a copy by entering via the rafflecopter below.

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Baked Denver Omelet

Serves 8     adjust servings

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hr


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 pound ham, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces), divided
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350º and grease a 1 1/2-to 2-quart oval baker or a 9 by 13-inch baking dish.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the ham and saute until browned and crispy, about 2 minutes.

Add the bell peppers and onions and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 3 to 4 more minutes. Spread the hma and vegetables in the greased baking dish. Sprinkle with half the cheddar cheese.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the ham and vegetables in the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the center is cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving

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Recipe Notes

I made a half batch in a ceramic quiche pan and started checking for doneness at 25 minutes.

The Western flavors of this omelet pair well with a garnish of sour cream and avocado.

Store leftovers in the fridge for an easy grab-and-go breakfast. It will keep for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 282kcal Calories from fat 195
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 291mg 97%
Sodium 534mg 22%
Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g

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

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Baked Denver Omelet | A simple, scrumptious, easy to make baked ham and vegetable omelet!

Comments

  1. I’ve never tried the omelet with sour cream-sounds good:@)

  2. Looks really delicious and perfect for everyone!

  3. I’ve slowly lost 40 lbs by cutting out sugar and simple carbs but I’m stalled. This cookbook sounds like it would be great!!

  4. Looks perfect and delicious and of course Im hungry Lizzy!!

  5. Hi Liz, my favorite low carb is mashed cauliflower, can’t get enough. Love this omelet. I feel better when I don’t eat sugar, but I still do off and on.

  6. Gorgeous omelet, Liz! So pretty and fresh and great for low carb. I won’t say I’ve cut out all the sugar, but I do try to eat low carb most of the time so I can cheat occasionally. Love your garnish, this is a perfect main dish for holiday brunches!

  7. I could totally start my day with this amazing denver omelette you created, it looks so good! and easy to make, thank you for this recipe, I will be making this on the weekend 🙂

  8. My favourite go-to ketogenic dish is chicken-crust pizza!

  9. There’s just something about a Denver omelette that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Like no matter where I’m eating it, my heart is in a diner in a tiny little town somewhere. But with this, I can have all the diner feels with less of the grease and guilt. 🙂 Love it!

  10. It sounds great. Easiest simple recipe. Thanks for sharing the post

  11. What a gorgeous omelette, abd so darn easy to boot! I’m sorry to read about your health struggles, I have a couple of issues that I’m going through too, this age really sucks.
    Sorry I haven’t been around for a while, we spent last month in Arizona, and yes, I could get used to it. I thought I’d have a lot of down time, but we were so busy! I only prepared one blog post down there!

  12. Sheri Ciano says:

    HUGE egg fans in this house! Going to try this recipe for sure! thanks

  13. Such a pretty omelet. It’s amazing how cutting out sugar and carbs can quickly cause one to lose weight. I feel so much better when I eliminate those from my diet. Now that the holidays are here I’ve found myself taking way too many nibbles and of course can see it on the scale. Just yesterday I told myself that was it. Sugar while it may be tasting is SO bad for our bodies. Anyway pretty omelet. I’ll give this a try. I especially love how you sliced it.

  14. This looks delicious and with the amount of sugar that goes through my kitchen this sounds like a winner. I look forward to trying it.

  15. Panos’ mom has also grown with Hashimoto’s so we know first hand the difficulties involved:(
    The omelet, is -of course- amazing and we pinned it for the next weekend!
    Sending you a warm hug! xoxoxo

  16. christopher h says:

    crustless mushroom quiche

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