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Denver Omelet Pie

Breakfast food is my favorite kind of food. I enjoy weekends when we go out for a big breakfast that fills me up until dinner. Wherever we go, I almost always get some kind of omelet with a side of hash browns. Typically, I'll get a spinach and feta omelet, but I do like to switch it up every now and again. A few weeks ago, we went to a little local greasy spoon diner and I ordered a western omelet. Full of peppers, onions, cheese, and chunks of ham, it was much different than my normal go-to filling, but it was delicious, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. Enter this recipe. After what seems to be an eternity, the Secret Recipe Club is back in action after the holidays. This month, I was introduced to Cindy from Everyday Insanity. I enjoyed reading through her posts of delicious recipes and sweet stories about her family. While she had many great recipes that I would have loved to try, after reading the ingredients for this recipe, I knew right away that this Denver Omelet Pie was the winner. I made it on a Saturday morning and it made more than enough to enjoy again on our lazy Sunday, and again for a quick breakfast before work on Monday. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, Cindy. We enjoyed every last bite and look forward to eating it again in the future!

6 Eggs (I used 9 because 6 just didn't look like enough)
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup Ham, diced (we used 5 slices of cooked bacon)
1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper
4 cups Frozen Shredded Hash Browns
Hot Sauce, for serving, if desired

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and seasonings. Add the cheese, bacon, pepper, and hash browns and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a greased 9-inch pie plate or 9x9 inch glass dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean (mine took almost an hour). Allow to cool, slice, and serve. *Recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd--just put it in a 9x13 dish.

SOURCE: Everyday Insanity


Reader Comments (11)

I've made something really similar called Denver Oven Omelet - it's just without the hashbrowns. It's one of the best breakfast meals I've ever had :)

Happy Reveal Day!
P.S. I added your post to the linky party :)

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah E

Thanks for your kind words. WE love breakfast at our house--usually for dinner though! I have made this yummy dish for years. It is alwasy a hit. You can change it up with red peppers, bacon, pepper jack cheese etc, etc. I think I will make it for dinner tonight--I have everything for it.
It is also yummy served with fresh salsa or Pace works too. I also like to top it with a little Franks.

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercindy

I make dishes like this all the time! -- I call them quiches. I love everything about baked egg dishes, and how they're so versatile!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Yum, this looks delicious! I LOVE omelets and could eat them for any meal!! I had your blog this month and had so much fun poking through your blog and exploring all of your fun and mouthwatering recipes :-)

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Wonderful choice for your SRC! I don't make omelettes often enough, not sure why, I tend to eat it only when we are travelling and staying in a hotel or something. But I love it, and yours turned out absolutely perfect!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSallyBR

This is the type of dish that I love for breakfastbrunch, a light lunch, or an easy dinner with a salad. YUM! It looks just wonderful!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramy @ fearless homemaker

I love breakfast too and love breakfast for dinner even more!!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulieD

We love going out for big breakfast as well...I always order Eggs Benedict. This pie looks like a great weekend breakfast! Great SRC pick!

This looks awesome! Breakfast is one of my favorite meals ever, especially for dinner and this looks like the perfect thing! I love the addition of the hash browns!

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

I did make this last night for dinner. It was as yummy as I remembered it. I served it with a big spoonful of fresh Pico. Out of this world good.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercindy

Thanks for the kind words from this month's reveal day. All of you SRC ladies did a fine job this month, too!

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

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