Baked Denver Omelet Breakfast Casserole is the perfect dish when you want to feed a crowd or even make freezer friendly breakfast bars that can be warmed up and eaten on the go. Loaded with onions, peppers, mushrooms, ham and a secret ingredients – this is a thick omelette thats hearty, healthy and delicious.
I’ve been thinking a lot about breakfast lately. Specifically what we are eating as the first meal of the day. Its egg on most days – quickly fried or scrambled and eaten with toast. But I’ve been wanting to incorporate veggies if possible in our breakfast and generally find new ways to increase our veggie intake. And this baked denver omelet breakfast casserole does that really really well.
Named after my husband – Denver…kidding! But his name is actually Denver 😂 🤣 And I love it! I’m just going to pretend like its named after him. Because I honestly don’t know the origins of a Denver Omelet. Apparently, it’s inspired by the spanish omelette and the Chinese’ Egg Foo Young. And is also called the Western Omelette or the Southwest Omelet. Clearly I can’t even decide if its omelet or omelette. Does it even matter?
Whatever its called, its delicious, healthy and absolutely loaded with veggies. It’s perfect because I can just slice it up into bars and store it in the fridge to re-heat for breakfast. This makes 6 squares, which is perfect for two meals between the two of us. So it’s not enough to leave us hungry and just enough not to bore us. If you are a larger family, even better because you don’t have to make individual omelets. Bake one and everyone is happy!
Cooking Notes for Baked Denver Omelet Breakfast Casserole
- I like to cut the veggies roughly into squares which are half an inch in size. But you can easily cut them smaller or larger based on your preference
- The usual ingredients for a denver omelet are onions, green peppers, mushrooms and ham, but I’ve spiced things up a bit by adding some ginger and garlic along with a little sriracha for some heat. Feel free to add grated cheese, cream, milk or half and half while whisking the egg.
- It’s important to quickly stir fry the veggies on high heat before adding the whisked eggs. The veggies leave a little water and if you skip this step, the final dish might be too gooey or even watery in parts.
- You can also turn this recipe into baked denver omelet muffin cups by dividing the cooked veggies into muffin tins and then pouring the egg on top. Bake or microwave till cooked through and golden brown.
Let’s just say I’ll be making a lot of this baked denver omelet because easy breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
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Baked Denver Omelet Breakfast Casserole
- 1 teaspoon Butter
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic chopped
- 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
- 8-10 Button Mushrooms cut in half
- 1 Red Bell Pepper cut into bite sized squares
- 1 Green Bell Pepper cut into bite sized squares
- 1 Onion cut into bite sized squares
- 5-6 slices Ham cut into small pieces
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 8 Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- Pre-heat oven to 200C/ 400F
- Heat butter and oil in a pan and add ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute or so and add mushrooms. Stir fry the mushrooms on high heat for 3-4 minutes and add both varieties of bell peppers. Stir fry again for 2-3 minutes and add the onions. Cook everything together on high heat for another two minutes. Season with salt and pepper and turn off the flame. Add the ham and mix well.
- Whisk the eggs with , salt and pepper and set aside.
- Spray a baking dish or brush it with oil (size of my baking dish: 10X8). Transfer the veggie and ham mixture to the baking dish and pour the egg mixture evenly over it. Sprinkle with grated cheese (if using) and bake for 30-35 minutes or till cooked through and golden brown from the top. Your baked denver omelet casserole is ready. Rest for a few minutes before slicing, or store it for later.
- Feel free to cut the vegetables smaller or larger based on your preference
- Feel free to add grated cheese, cream, milk or half and half while whisking the egg
- It's important to quickly stir fry the veggies on high heat before adding the whisked eggs. The veggies leave a little water and if you skip this step, the final dish might be too gooey or even watery in parts.
- You can also turn this recipe into baked denver omelet muffin cups by dividing the cooked veggies into muffin tins and then pouring the egg on top. Bake or microwave till cooked through and golden brown. Baking time: 10-12 minutes in the oven or microwave on full power starting with 2 minutes and add 30 seconds till the eggs are cooked through
- To freeze these, slice the casserole into the desired size and place them in an air-tight container in the freezer. To reheat simply microwave them for 30 seconds to a minute.
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