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Oven Denver Omelet… Good morning! :)

Posted on December 10, 2008
Filed Under Breakfasts

I love hot breakfast foods. Sometimes when we go out to eat to we-serve-breakfast-all-day restaurants, I never get past the breakfast section of the menu. So, there I am, eating an omelet or stuffed French toast while everyone else is eating a cheeseburger and fries. But I’m fine with that. I don’t get hot breakfasts enough. And now that I think of it, I guess that’s nobody’s fault but mine, what with me being the cook around here.

I oughta start doing what my mom does… I grew up with having one evening meal a week a breakfast foods meal. With school and Dad going to work early, it didn’t work out in the morning to have breakfast as a family, so that is how we got those good hot breakfast meals in… have them for supper. I know quite a few of my friends do that now and then too.

This baked omelet is what we had for a Saturday brunch recently. Mmmmmm, it was good! And quite easy too! It comes from the 2001 Quick Cooking annual cookbook. By the way, if you’re keeping track of how often I’ve used this cookbook lately, awhile ago I sat down with it and whenever a recipe grabbed me, I wrote the recipe name and the page # on a separate piece of paper. Till I got to the end of the cookbook, I had 25 recipe names written down. So, little by little, I’m making them.


Oven Denver Omelet

Printable recipe

8 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
2 cups frozen shredded hashbrown potatoes
1 cup diced fully cooked ham
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp. dried minced onion

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and seasoned salt.

Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Pour into a greased 8″ square baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Yield: 6-8 servings.

I’m going to have you all start helping me a little with serving ideas. I find a recipe I want to make and then get stuck on the ‘What shall I serve with it?’ question. I like to have a minimum of 3 things at each meal. What would you serve with the Oven Denver Omelet?

I know, it won’t help for this time because I already served this omelet, but I want your suggestions anyway for future reference, in case I make this again or something like it. By the way, I served this with Raspberry Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls, fruit, and orange juice.


10 Responses to “Oven Denver Omelet… Good morning! :)”

  1. Joanna on December 10th, 2008 8:52 pm

    Since breakfast is usually our only sit-down meal as a family, I often run out of ideas. The past week or two, I’ve been uninspired in the mornings, and we’ve had some pretty sorry excuses for breakfast. Your omelet is inspiration! It looks easy, & I have all of the ingredients (or substitutes). Thanks for saving my reputation with my family; looks like this is breakfast for us tomorrow!

  2. Berneice on December 10th, 2008 9:37 pm

    Definitely have to have toast, then probably some juice and fruit. Btw, it looks delish. I will have to try it soon.

  3. Melissa K on December 11th, 2008 5:29 am

    While the cinnamon rolls would be great with it, I need toast if I’m eating eggs of any kind. Then fruit or maybe smoothies too! This looks yummy. Too bad I’m the only one in my family that actually likes eggs!

  4. Twila on December 11th, 2008 6:48 am

    I would probably also serve toast, maybe even pancakes. And sweet rolls or doughnuts is always a happy ending to brunch!

  5. Beth on December 11th, 2008 9:37 am

    I shall certainly try this. Looks awesome!

  6. Ralph on December 11th, 2008 12:23 pm

    An english muffin topped with some sort of fruit preserves and a drizzle over the top of the omelet with some hollandaise sauce.
    Fresh fruit on the side would be a great addition too.
    In my family an omelet topped with tomato gravy would have been the order of the day.
    I’m gettin hungry just looking at the pics.

  7. Fran on December 11th, 2008 12:50 pm

    Yummy! This looks so good. I love almost any kind of egg casserole. Thanks for another recipe.

    I finally updated my blog.

  8. Judi on December 11th, 2008 2:27 pm

    That looks totally YUMMY!! (I’m teaching my granddaughter to go ‘yum’ when she eats something she likes – I always do – say ‘yum’ that is) I think I’d serve it with toasted bagels and cream cheese and just a glass of juice. It has everything else in it which is just fine with me.

  9. Sharon on December 12th, 2008 2:08 pm

    toast and applesauce or fresh fruit. Salsa or ketchup is great on casseroles like this. I make a similar breakfast casserole and use sausage. And you know you can do it the night before, right? And sprinkle a little more cheese on top when it comes out of the oven to melt…mmmmm……

  10. Shannon on December 14th, 2008 9:19 pm

    Oh this looks good. Not sure how I missed it. I love breakfast foods too, maybe we should meet for breakfast sometime. :)