What Ingredients Go in a Denver Omelet?

A classic Denver omelet is made with eggs, ham, onions, bell peppers, and seasonings such as salt and pepper. Traditionally, a Denver omelet takes five minutes to prepare and is cooked in a skillet pan. A highly rated recipe for baked Denver omelet includes cheese among the ingredients.

Make a classic stove top Denver omelet by whisking 2 large eggs in a small bowl along with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Add 1 teaspoon of butter to a heated medium skillet and allow it to melt, then add 1/4 cup cubed ham to the pan and cook for two minutes. Add 1/4 cup each chopped onions and bell peppers, cooking for two to three minutes. Transfer ham and vegetable mixture to a clean bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the same skillet and cook eggs until the center is slightly runny.

Add the ham and vegetables to the center of the egg mixture, and use a heat-proof spatula to fold over one side of the omelet. Continue cooking for one minute, gently turn omelet and cook the other side until its center is thoroughly cooked.

To bake a Denver omelet, cook 1/2 cup each chopped onion and green bell pepper in 2 tablespoons melted butter for five minutes. Add 1 cup chopped cooked ham, and continue cooking for another five minutes. In a large bowl, combine 8 eggs and 1/4 cup milk, beating well. Stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese and the ham mixture, and pour into a greased 10-inch round baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.