Western Omelette! Breakfast, brunch, or supper, this baked omelette saves the day. Love omelette but hate the time it takes to make an individual omelette? Here is my go-to easy baked Western Omelette, that is going to blow your mind.
Fluffy eggs, ham, and peppers in every single bite, and oh no I didn’t forget about that sharp cheddar cheese! Serve this easy Western omelette up for dinner, breakfast or brunch. Check out these mason jar omelettes for on the go.
I am always looking for new recipes to whip up to serve my family. I am the type of person that needs variety. Oven baked omelettes are a great way for me to really switch up dinner time.
We love breakfast for supper, and I always reach for a savory aspect, since my husband is diabetic. We eat a lot of eggs, like my sausage and egg muffin tin omelettes.
More Breakfast Recipes To Try
Protein Packed Western Omelette
I went the traditional route for this Western Omelette, but you are welcome to add in more veggies, double up on second meat etc. No mess in a pan when your omelette didn’t flip properly, no rushing to get all your fillings in before your omelette needed to be flipped on the stove. Easy, peasy, and downright delicious. This western omelette recipe is a keeper.
Here are tons of ways to make eggs taste better by adding layers of ingredients to transform the flavors.
What is In A Western Omelette
For this recipe, I went classic western omelette ingredients: ham, eggs, cheese, and red and green peppers. Dice, slice, mix and pour, and bake to a perfect light and fluffy omelette. Serve as a breakfast omelette, or do like I did and make it for dinner.
Why Is It Called A Western Omelette
They call it a western omelette because it came from Denver, but the true origins of how the name came about are hazy. Either way, the combination of flavors is outstanding.
What is the Difference Between a Western Omelette and a Denver Omelette?
The Denver Omelette is known by many names, southwest and even Western. It is the same thing, that offers diced ham, peppers, cheese, and sometimes you will find onions added into the mix. You could even make a Denver omelette casserole just like my baked western omelette recipe below, but with a few different ingredients.
Are Omelettes Good For You
Omelettes are a wonderful source of protein! Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and that occasional brunch. You will find they are filled with veggies for added nutrients on top of all the protein.
Can I Substitute Egg Whites For Whole Eggs In Western Omelette Bake
Yes! You can reach for egg whites for a lower fat option. What I would do is leave 4 whole eggs, and do 5 egg whites. You want some of the yolks as it whips up it will still remain light and fluffy.
What’s the Difference Between Omelet and Omelette?
Either spelling works just fine, and neither is spelled wrong. You will find that different area spell it in a different way. Below you will learn how to make a proper omelette in the oven!
Tips For Making Breakfast Omelette Bake
- Peppers | If you don’t like your peppers to have a slight crunch to them, saute them with a little oil in a pan before you add it into your omelette. We personally like a little crunch, so we don’t saute ours.
- Proper Size Pan | Make sure you bake this in an 8×8 pan. If you go with a larger pan it will thin our the omelette and you will end up with a less fluffy omelette. You are welcome to double the recipe and pour it into a 9×13 pan.
- Milk | I have gotten asked does it matter what milk you use. We use 1% and as you can see our breakfast omelette baked up nice and fluffy. So feel free to use whatever percentage of milk you have.
- 9 extra large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 package of diced ham (8-10 oz)
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl mix your eggs and milk together until nice and whisked.
- Add in your seasonings, ham, peppers, and cheese. Stir well.
- Pour into an 8x8 baking pan that is greased, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the eggs are cooked through.
- Slice and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 167mg Sodium: 318mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 13g
Tools Used for the Baked Western Omelette Recipe
Here are a few of the tools I used when making my baked omelettes. I love Pyrex products, they are my tried and true. I have had them for years and they hold up in the dishwasher and oven! These are the ones I used in this recipe!
I also prefer to whip my eggs by hand, for that light and fluffy aspect, but you could always use a stand mixer. I also don’t like extra dishes, so 1 whisk vs a stand mixer wins every single time.
Variations For Your Egg Omelet
Here are some other ingredients you might want to add to your omelet. You don’t have to stick to the Denver (Western) Omelette ingredients if you don’t want. Here are some of our favorite egg omelet ingredients.
- Sausage or Chorizo
- Bacon or Canadian Bacon
- Onions (sweat them out in a pan)
- Rotel (drained)
- Green Chilis
As you can see the sky is the limit with what you can use to create a custom egg omelet!
So there you have it, a super easy way to get those flavors of your favorite egg omelet at home.