The Western Omelette or Denver Omelet as it’s sometimes known, is a tasty blend of ham, onions, bell peppers and grated cheese cooked into a simple egg omelette mixture, sometimes served with a side of hash browns or sauted potatoes. I’m going to show you how to make this filling breakfast recipe in just a few easy steps.

What’s In A Western Omelette?

Diced cooked ham, bell peppers, onion and cheddar cheese are added to eggs and milk to make a Western Omelette, but there are no hard and fast rules here. You could add chives, bacon or other types of grated cheeses – whatever you have leftover in your fridge!

Ingredients for the Western Omelette include eggs, cooked ham, cheddar cheese, bell pepper, white onion, milk, salt and pepper.

Western Omelette With Bell Pepper, Onion, Ham & Cheese

Dash of Herbs
If you are looking for a delicious and easy breakfast recipe, try this Western omelette. It's perfect and a great addition to your weekend breakfast rotation.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 483 kcal


  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup cooked ham diced
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon milk any variety
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • Place 1 Tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add the ham and cook until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the diced onion and peppers and continue to cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Season the veggies and ham before removing to a clean plate.
  • Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining butter.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk for 1 minute until light and frothy.
  • Once the butter is melted, pour in the egg mixture.
  • As the eggs cook, use a spatula to clean the edges of the eggs of the omelet. Jiggle the pan around to evenly distribute the eggs and ensure they cook fully.
  • Once the egg is no longer liquid, but still soft, sprinkle on the shredded cheese and place a large lid over the skillet to encourage the cheese to melt, about 1 minute.
  • Scoop the vegetables and ham mixture onto half of the omelet and then use a spatula to fold the empty half of the omelet overtop.
  • Continue to cook until omelette is well-browned on both sides, as desired.


Calories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 37gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 628mgSodium: 935mgPotassium: 594mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1538IUVitamin C: 72mgCalcium: 422mgIron: 3mg
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