Hearty Ham Omelet Recipe
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Hearty Ham Omelet Recipe

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I came up with this delicious and filling omelet for my husband and daughters, who think breakfast is the best meal of the day. I love to cook and had the best teacher around....my mom!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar or process American cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 297 calories, 21 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 368 mg cholesterol, 794 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. In a 12-in. nonstick skillet, cook green pepper, ham, onion and mushrooms in butter until tender; remove from skillet and set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs with milk, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour into the skillet; cook over medium heat. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When eggs are set, spoon vegetable mixture over half the omelet. Top with half of the cheese. Fold omelet in half over filling. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover 1-2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve on a warm platter. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Ham Omelet in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p25

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"This is the best omelet I hve ever had."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"Very impressive looking. I love to watch the expressions on diners' faces when I set this omelet before them. It's as tasty as it looks too."

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