Oven Sour Cream Omelet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
Prepared with flavorful ham and sour cream, this egg mixture bakes up to a fluffy finish. “The recipe was handed down to me from my grandmother, who got it from my great-grandmother,” shares Jennifer Holub of Clarendon Hills, Illinois. TIP: “After baking, slide the omelet onto a warm plate and serve it plain or with applesauce,” Jennifer recommends.


  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour cream, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup sour cream and pepper. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into yolk mixture. Fold in ham.
  2. In a deep ovenproof 10-in. skillet, melt the butter. Add egg mixture. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 6-8 minutes or until bottom is set (do not stir). Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 6-8 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into wedges. Serve with remaining sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 346 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 395mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein.