Oven Baked Denver Omelet

An Oven Baked Denver Omelet is a delicious omelet packed with ham, onions, peppers and cheese that you can throw into the oven in a moments notice!  It is a hearty and satisfying family breakfast that everyone will go crazy over! Freezer friendly breakfast meals are a must on busy mornings that still require warm…

Oven Baked Denver Omelet

An Oven Baked Denver Omelet is a delicious omelet packed with ham, onions, peppers and cheese that you can throw into the oven in a moments notice!  It is a hearty and satisfying family breakfast that everyone will go crazy over!

Freezer friendly breakfast meals are a must on busy mornings that still require warm nutritious meals.  Try Breakfast Burritos or Denver Omelet Breakfast Muffins for delicious and easy recipes everyone will enjoy.

Denver omelet slice on a white plate.

Oven Baked Denver Omelet

Commonly known as a “Western Omelet” this Baked Denver Omelet is the BEST baked omelet recipe. It is filled with fresh ingredients like ham, fresh onion, green peppers and cheese and is ready in no time at all!  Break out of a breakfast rut and try these warm, fluffy eggs fresh out of the oven.  A large pan of these tasty and healthy eggs that are filled with ooey-gooey cheese will be an instant hit for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Whether you are baking them for your family or a brunch for a crowd, they are easy to prepare for a crowd.  They are light and tasty but also filling and satisfying!  No more standing over a skillet while you cook omelet after omelet for every member of your family.  Simply whisk these ingredients together then bake.  In less than 30 minutes you will have a warm and filling breakfast that everyone will love and enjoy together!

Denver Omelet Ingredients:

Just a few simple ingredients come together quickly and easily to make a fresh and satisfying breakfast for your entire family.  These are staple ingredients are no-fuss and set up perfectly in your oven and become a light and fluffy omelet everyone will love!

  • Eggs: Whisk together eggs with cream to make the perfect buttery and light egg.
  • Half and half cream: Makes the eggs light and fluffy.
  • Cheddar cheese: Freshly shredded cheese mixed in will add sharp, earthy flavor.
  • Ham: Chopped and fully cooked deli ham adds the perfect salty taste.
  • Onion: Adds a sweet bite of flavor!
  • Green pepper: Mild and sweet flavor that adds color, flavor, and crunch.

Let’s Bake an Omelet!

All the flavors you love in an omelet are easy to put together and bake in less than 30 minutes!  Just whisk together the ingredients and pour into a greased pan, then relax while your stress free breakfast bakes!

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together eggs and cream. Add in cheese, ham, onion and green pepper.
  2. Bake: Pour into a greased 9×9 inch pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Steps to make a denver omelet.

Variations of Denver Omelette:

This Baked Denver Omelet is packed with so many delicious ingredients my family loves like ham, onions, peppers, and gooey cheese. The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it so it is a huge hit with your family like it is with mine!

  • Toppings: Pico de Gallo, Mango Lime Avocado Salsa, Salsa, sausage gravy, sour cream, or guacamole.
  • Serve with: Hash browns, Sweet Potato Hash, bacon, fresh fruit, Biscuits and Gravy
  • Additional fillings: Bacon, crumbled cheese such as feta or blue cheese, spinach, mushrooms, zucchini.
  • Ingredient swaps: Use milk or heavy whipping cream instead of half and half.
  • Pro Tip: Cook onion and peppers before adding them in to give them a slightly caramelized taste and reduce the moisture they will add to the egg.
  • Seasoning: Add seasoning salt for and pepper to increase the flavor of this light and tasty baked omelet.  Also try paprika, chili powder or red pepper flake if you like an extra punch of spice.

Can You Make a Baked Denver Omelet Ahead?

Yes! Make this Denver omelet ahead and store it until you are ready to serve.  Let the omelet cool completely before covering it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

  • Freeze: Make ahead and freeze for 3-6 months without sacrificing flavor or quality.
  • Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
  • To thaw: Thaw in the refrigerator or place directly in the oven to heat.
  • To re-heat:  Microwave a slice of Denver omelet for 30 seconds at a time until it is heated throughout.  Or place entire tray in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes or until warm throughout.

Cutting a slice of oven baked denver omelet.

More Egg Breakfast Recipes:

  • Sausage Mushroom Breakfast Bake
  • Southwest Sausage and Egg Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
  • Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
  • Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole
  • Baked Sausage, Spinach, and Eggs Breakfast Taquitos
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Oven Baked Denver Omelet

A delicious omelet packed with ham, onions, peppers and cheese that you can throw into the oven in a moments notice!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword omelet, omelet recipe, oven baked denver omelet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 251kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup ham chopped fully cooked
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup green pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together eggs and cream. Add in cheese, ham, onion and green pepper.
  • Pour into a greased 9x9 inch pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Updated on July 30, 2020
Originally Posted on July 4, 2014

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 260mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg
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Tomato Jam

This Easy Tomato Jam is the perfect condiment to slather on toast, sandwiches, and everything in between. All you have to do is throw everything in a pot, let it simmer, and you’re done. It’s tomato season! For more awesome ways to use fresh tomato, check out this Chilled Cucumber Tomato Salad, this One Pot…

Tomato Jam

This Easy Tomato Jam is the perfect condiment to slather on toast, sandwiches, and everything in between. All you have to do is throw everything in a pot, let it simmer, and you’re done.

It’s tomato season! For more awesome ways to use fresh tomato, check out this Chilled Cucumber Tomato Salad, this One Pot Fresh Tomato Pasta, and this Caprese Sandwich with Basil.

Overhead shot of tomato jam in a jar.

Homemade Tomato Jam

If there’s anything you do with all those leftover tomatoes this summer, make this tomato jam! It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and goes with pretty much anything. We love to slather it on toast with a runny fried egg, snuggle it into plain turkey sandwiches, and serve it alongside grilled chicken.

Bonus? It’s a virtually fool-proof, hand-free recipe. All you have to do is throw everything in a pot and let it do its thing until the tomatoes break down and are perfectly jammy and sweet.

Overhead photo of the ingredients in the tomato jam.

Ingredients in Tomato Jam:

  • Tomatoes. If you have a ton of leftover heirloom tomatoes you need to get rid of, of course you can use those, but tomato jam is best purposed for those less sweet Roma tomatoes.
  • Vinegar. Ever jam needs a little bit of acid, and while you could use pretty much any vinegar you have on hand, we went with apple cider vinegar. It has the perfect amount of sweet and acidic flavor, plus it’s super affordable.
  • Lemon. To me, lemon and tomato go hand in hand, so we add just a little bit in addition to the apple cider vinegar.
  • Onion and garlic. You won’t always find onion and garlic in a tomato jam recipe, but I really like the extra flavor and texture they both add to the tomato jam.
  • Spices. For a smoky, warm flavor, we add both ground cinnamon and ground cumin. Just enough to add a little bit of flavor, but not enough for it to be singled out.
  • Sugar. Another really important ingredient in our tomato jam. Sugar of course, adds sweetness to the tomato jam, but it’s also necessary to balance out all the acid in the tomatoes, vinegar, and lemon juice.

Let’s Make Some Jam!

Guys. This is SO easy. Here’s how it goes down.

  • Chop the tomatoes. You’ll want to take out the core of each tomato, but leave the seeds and skin.
  • Add tomatoes, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, spices, salt, onion, and garlic to a large pot. Stir.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook until jammy and sweet and savory and delicious!

Tomato Jam being stirred with a wooden spoon in a pot.

Substitutions, Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success:

  • While our recipe does call for Roma tomatoes, if you have leftover tomatoes, then by all means, use what you have!
  • If you only have apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, you can use one or the other.
  • Apple cider vinegar can be swapped out for white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar.
  • Stir frequently to prevent the tomatoes from burning or sticking.
  • Season properly! In addition to the teaspoon of salt the recipe calls for, you will also have to adjust to your taste. I like things on the saltier side, so I always end up adding a half teaspoon or so more.Tomato jam in a clean can jar with a wooden spoon on the side with tomato jam on it.

Uses for Tomato Jam:

  • Spread whole-grain toast with whipped ricotta cheese and tomato jam
  • Spoon tomato jam on top of brie and bake in a 375-degree oven until brie is melted, about 15 minutes.
  • Spoon tomato jam on top of burrata cheese and serve with toasted crostini.
  • Slather tomato jam on whole-wheat bread with Boursin cheese and thick-cut roasted turkey.
  • Serve alongside scrambled eggs and toast.

Making Tomato Jam with Pectin:

If you want a more jell-like texture, you can add a tablespoon of pectin to the mixture. Boil for 1-2 minutes and then let cool.

Tomato jam in a clear jar with a wooden spoon and three slices of bread surrounding the jar.

What to Serve with Jam:

  • Grilled Lemon Chicken
  • Garlic Brown Sugar Salmon
  • Honey Chipotle Pork Roast
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Tomato Jam

This Easy Tomato Jam is the perfect comdiment to slather on toast, sandwiches, and everything in between. All you have to do is throw everything in a pot, let it simmer, and you're done.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword jam, savory jam, tomato jam
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
0 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup jam
Calories 459kcal
Author Nicole Leggio
Cost $10

Equipment

  • Large pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs roma tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large stock pot. Heat over medium-high. Cook until the tomatoes start to break down, after about 10 minutes. Stir occassionally.
  • Once the tomatoes come to a boil, reduce to a low simmer and cook for another one and half to two hours, stirring occassionally, until no liquid remains and the texture is jam-like.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2362mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 110g | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg
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