These Denver Omelette Waffles are a fun, healthy, savory twist on your weekend waffles. Made with eggs, ham, bell pepper, and cheese, it's all the classic flavors you'd expect, but in a fun egg waffle!
Wafflets! Omelaffles! Omelewaffs? No? Ok let's just call them what they are, a ham, bell pepper, cheese omelet and a waffle love child, the Denver Omelette Waffle! Also known as one of our new favorite ways to use up leftover holiday ham!
This recipe is a fun way to get my girls to eat eggs when they're bored of our normal scrambles and quiches. We love them in our house because they're fast to make, healthy, and delicious.
Everything you'd find in a good ol' Denver Omelette!
- Eggs - Four large eggs is plenty for this recipe because it's packed with all the other good stuff.
- Diced Ham - The perfect way to use up some leftover holiday ham!
- Green Bell Pepper - A classic Denver omelet uses green, but of course if you'd like to sweeten it up a touch, you could also use red, yellow, or orange.
- Cheddar Cheese - Mild or sharp - whatever you have works great. We have also used mozzarella.
- Onion - White is always the preferred in our house but you could use yellow or even red in this recipe.
- Garlic - Fresh is always our choice, but a jarred minced would also be fine.
- Onion Powder - Just a little bit to bring out more of that onion flavor.
- Salt - A iodized table salt is fine, but you could also use a sea salt, as long as it's fine ground. A coarser ground salt doesn't mix in the egg batter as well which can create over salted bites.
Did I mention how easy this recipe is? It's a perfect post, Spent-all-day-in-the-kitchen-after-a-holiday, kind of a recipe.
Step 1: Sauté the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and ham.
Tip: Be sure to dice everything small and keep it as uniform as possible. This will help distribute it all better throughout your waffles.
Step 2: In a medium sized bowl, add your eggs, onion powder, cheese, and salt and whisk it all together.
Step 3: Add the ham, pepper, and onion to the bowl with your eggs and give it a good mix.
Step 4: Add the egg batter to the heated waffle iron and cook!
We just recently upgraded to this incredible Waffle Iron. Let me tell you, if you've been thinking about adding one to your Christmas list, then this is it. The plates are removeable and dishwasher safe.
Tip: Be sure to try to evenly distribute the ham, bell pepper, and onion. The best way to do this is to use a ladle or cooking spoon to add the mixture into your waffle iron. Be sure to get a good amount of the mixings in each scoop for each waffle!
Once done, they are just like that classic omelette: cheesy, salty ham, with onion and bell pepper in a soft, fun, waffle shape!
These Denver Omelette Waffles are completely customizable, too. Not a fan of bell pepper? No leftover ham? No problem. Here are some of our other favorite substitutions or additions!
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- Turmeric Spinach and Eggs
- Perfect Soft Scrambled Eggs
- Avocado Baked Eggs
- Homemade Shakshouka
Some of our other favorite leftover ham recipes!
You can make these with all egg whites by substituting 1 whole egg for 2 egg whites for a delicious low cholesterol option!
Yes. Anything you want to add, other than cheese, will need to be cooked because the omelets don't cook very long in the waffle iron. But you could also toss in some leftover cooked veggies, in that case theyll warm up in the iron
These are great to make ahead for a quick grab and go hearty breakfast! Store in fridge for 3 - 4 days and in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Yes! Substitute 1/4 cup egg substitute for every egg.
Denver Omelette Waffles
- Belgian Waffle Iron
- 1-2 teaspoons olive oil or 1/4 - 1/2 tablespoon of butter
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1/3 cup onion, diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup leftover ham, diced
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- pinch fine ground salt
- cooking spray to oil waffle iron
- Pre-heat waffle iron. For ours, we set it to 2-3.
- In a small sauté pan, heat olive oil or butter and add onion, garlic, and pepper. Sauté for 3-5 minutes until onions are tender, but not browned. Remove rom heat, and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, add eggs, salt, and onion powder and whisk eggs. Add shredded cheese and mix well.
- Add cooked onions, peppers, and garlic to the eggs and mix well.
- Give waffle iron a quick spray with cooking spray to grease.
- With a ladle or a serving spoon, spoon egg mixture in waffle iron, ensuring that you're evenly distributing the ham, pepper, and onions.
- Cook on level 2-3 for 3-4 minutes until eggs are fully cooked and slightly browned.
- Serve immediately.
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