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This Western Omelette Recipe is loaded with bell pepper, onion, and cheese! For a vegetarian version, I omitted the ham and added mushrooms. It makes a delicious and easy meal any time of day!

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The thing about eggs that is simultaneously fabulous and frustrating is that they’re best served right away. (Of course there are exceptions to every rule, and the one that immediately comes to mind with eggs is hard-boiled! But you get the idea.)

Scrambled eggs wait for no one, and likewise, the runny yolk of a perfectly poached egg suddenly becomes a lot less appealing once cold. Omelets are no different because let’s face it, eggs generally just don’t reheat well.

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But the fabulous side of that equation is that if you eat an egg dish when it’s freshly made and piping hot, there is arguably nothing more delicious.

And what makes eggs even more appealing is that they’re usually no fuss recipes that come together quickly. Less than 15 minutes is all you’ll need for this Western Omelette, even including the time it takes to chop a few veggies. 

And bonus, eggs are a relatively inexpensive source of protein!

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What’s in a Western Omelette?

A Western Omelet (aka Denver Omelet) is filled with all kinds of goodies! It typically contains:

  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Ham
  • Cheese

I don’t eat ham, and I wanted a vegetarian version so I skipped the ham and went for mushrooms instead. Mushrooms are great here! They lend an earthy heartiness to the dish.

Chopped Vegetables for Western Omelet on White Plate

What’s the Difference Between a Denver Omelet and a Western Omelette?

A Denver Omelet and a Western Omelet are the same thing!

Omelette or Omelet

Neither spelling of this word is wrong. The American English spelling is “omelet”, while the French spelling is “omelette”.

Western Omelette with Description

Adjusting an Omelet Recipe Up to Feed More People

Another really great thing about making eggs is that you can usually very easily double a recipe and cook it in about the same time. This omelet is the perfect example! If you’re cooking for two, double all the ingredients, use a 10-inch nonstick skillet, and keep an eye on your cooking time in case you need to adjust it slightly.

More Delicious Egg Recipes to Try for Any Meal:

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Western Omelette Recipe

Prep Time6 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
This Western Omelette Recipe is loaded with bell pepper, onion, and cheese! For a vegetarian version, I omitted the ham and added mushrooms. It makes a delicious and easy meal any time of day!

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  • 3 teaspoons olive oil or avocado oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped button mushroom
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a 6-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, mushroom, bell peppers, salt, and black pepper. Cook until the vegetables are softened and starting to brown in places, about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer the vegetables to a small bowl and set aside for now.
  • Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the skillet and turn the heat up to medium-high. Once the skillet is hot, add the beaten egg and rotate the skillet so the eggs coat the pan. Once the eggs start to set on the bottom, use a rubber spatula to gently lift up the cooked portion and rotate the pan so the uncooked eggs run under.
  • When the eggs are mostly cooked through, sprinkle the cooked vegetables and cheddar shreds on top and cook 30 seconds longer. Turn off the heat, cover the skillet, and let it sit for a minute or two so the cheese can fully melt.
  • Serve immediately.


  • Net Carbs: 5g per serving (whole recipe)


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 357mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1409IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Western Omelet, Western Omelette

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About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. I make an omelet almost every morning for breakfast, but it’s usually only stuffed with cheese. ;) Love this one. Looks delicious!

  2. Looks gorgeous Faith. Now that they say the world will be destroyed when Yellowstone volcano erupts (thanks to fracking giving it a nudge), I might as well eat all the dairy and gluten my little heart desires.

    Thanks for your kind words, btw. Do take a peek at that Chaffing dish book — you will be amused. I got my dish at a Salvation Army for a movie — decided to keep it!

  3. This sounds lovely – omelette is one of my go-to quick dinners when I just want something simple and delicious :D Never fails to please!

  4. You’re so right. Nothing beats fresh, piping hot eggs! Although I’m okay with them even after they’ve been sitting a while….maybe because I never eat anything piping hot since kids ;)

  5. I don’t eat omeletes nearly enough. We eat scrambled and over easy but never omelets. That needs to change pronto! This looks great!

  6. What a beautiful omelet, Faith! Just look at ALL of those veggies…I’d even have it for dinner.

  7. Delicious! Omelettes make a fantastic meal.



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