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classic denver omelette

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This Classic Denver Omelette brings it all together with sweet bell peppers, onions, smoked ham and gooey melted cheddar cheese.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For classic denver omelette

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    onion finely chopped
  • 1/2
    red pepper finely diced
  • 1/2
    green pepper finely diced
  • 5
    slices lean ham chopped (about 4 ounces)
  • 4
    whole large eggs
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp
    cool water
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    shredded white cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make classic denver omelette

  • 1
    Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and peppers. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables start browning on edges. Add ham and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and keep warm.
  • 2
    Whisk eggs, egg whites and water,
  • 3
    Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in 8 inch non stick skillet over medium low heat. Add half the egg mixture to pan. Cover the pan and cook until the eggs set approximately 2-3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup cheese, turn off the burner and allow the cheese to melt. Add half the veggies and fold the omelette closed bringing one side over the other.
  • 4
    Repeat procedure with the rest of the egg mixture, cheese and veggies.