The Denver Omelet Scramble is a spin-off of the traditional Denver Omelet. It’s completely customizable, depending on your family’s tastes.
Denver Omelet Scramble
The Denver Omelet Scramble is a spin-off of the traditional Denver omelet. However, it’s completely customizable, depending on your family’s tastes!
Believe it or not…
I’m not really a fan of breakfast or breakfast for dinner. In fact, I generally only like biscuits and gravy! But since my family loves breakfast meals, I sometimes give in and make it for dinner. (Which really doesn’t bother me, because did you know that most breakfast meals are super budget-friendly, too?!)
Although my family enjoys traditional omelets for both breakfast and dinner, it’s a real pain in the neck to make seven (or more!!) of them! So one thing I like to do is to make our favorite omelets into “scrambles” like this Denver Omelet Scramble! All the yummy mix-ins are still there, just in a scrambled form.
Of course, this Denver Omelet Scramble is a spin-off of the famous Denver omelet with ham, onions, green peppers, and mushrooms. It’s one of our faves! Really, though, you can make a scramble with anything your loved ones like in omelets. Enjoy!
Denver Scramble: Ingredients & Equipment
To make this egg scramble recipe, you’ll need…
- eggs – you’ll want to use large eggs for this recipe if you want more servings! More eggs, more scramble.
- butter – for sautéing your veggies!
- onion, pepper, mushrooms – your mix-ins, which you’ll sauté before adding the eggs. You’ll want to dice these at about 1/4th of an inch or so.
- ham – be sure to use fully cooked. The Denver scramble classic!
- Cheddar cheese – optional, but great sprinkled on top of the scramble once it’s finished cooking.
- knife and cutting board – for preparing your veggies and ham.
- skillet – a large one, for cooking your scramble. Make sure it’s non-stick (or else you might have to scrape your eggs off the bottom!)
- large mixing bowl – grab one to beat your eggs before mixing them in with the rest of the scramble!
- whisk – the most thorough way to beat your eggs.
- cooking utensil or rubber spatula – for cooking your scramble.
Denver Scramble: FAQs
Six to eight servings, depending on the size of the eggs you use. Enough to feed your family (and maybe have seconds, too)!
About a half-hour. It’s a super quick breakfast!
You can use any kind you like or have on hand. I like using purple onions in Denver Scrambles if I have them on hand. They just add so much to the flavor, honestly! Nothing like onions in your eggs – delicious.
Not at all! Use whatever peppers you prefer. I just think green peppers taste the best without adding too much to the heat – perfect for a family meal.
Oh, yes, it’s actually important to follow the directions in that order. If you don’t sauté your veggies first, their moisture will seep into the scramble overall, and you’ll get an icky watery omelet scramble! Of course, you’ll want to cook the ham right afterward, too, for the same reason. I know a lot of recipes will have you go in the opposite order, but trust me on this one!!
You can use ham slices or ham steak. I think ham steak really provides a more juicy flavor, though!
Oh gosh, if you like omelets, you already know what additions you’d enjoy! This is basically just a scrambled-up omelet, so it’s anything you’d put in any other egg dish. No need to stick to my recipe!
There really isn’t much difference. The terms are often used interchangeably.
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Denver Omelet Scramble
The Denver Omelet Scramble is a spin-off of the traditional Denver Omelet. It's completely customizable, depending on your family's tastes.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
- 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped
- 1 to 1-1/2 cups fully-cooked ham, diced
- 10 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 cup (4 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
- In a large non-skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Sauté the onion, pepper, and mushrooms for 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the ham and continue to cook until the veggies are soft. Lower heat to medium-low.
- In a bowl, beat the eggs. Pour the eggs into the skillet and cook and scramble them until they are no longer runny and are as done as you like. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
- Serve immediately.
- You can use your favorite cheese in place of the Cheddar.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 353mgSodium: 617mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g
Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary significantly between brands. Always be sure to read labels. Please verify that a recipe fits your needs before using it. Nutrition info may contain errors, so please verify it independently. Likewise, recipes may contain errors, so please use your common sense when following them.
Originally published on August 14, 2013. Updated on March 20, 2022.
Linda @ With A Blast
I like making scrambled eggs because that is really the only type of egg I can make that looks right – sunny side up/omelet and whatever else always look scrambled anyway! Love all the ingredients in your recipe, but the Cheddar won't be "optional" it will most definitely be "mandatory" Lol 🙂
Dinner for breakfast is my families favorite too! My husband and I used to always go to Denny's when we were first married and they have a scramble like this and it was our favorite to order – definitely pinning and trying! Thanks for this recipe, Jamie!
~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
Mmm I love anything involving scrambled eggs. Last night I just opened up my fridge and put whatever I had into an omlet, sooo good 🙂
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Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper
All of my omelets eventually turn into scrambles because I can never flip them properly without using a ton of butter. So I just give up and scramble. Still tasty, though, and this flavor combination sounds great!
I love omelets with peppers and onions but what really caught my eye on this post was your Mexican Breakfast Casserole. Headed over there now!
My hubby just loves this scramble, I will have to make for him. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
Have a great weekend!
Hi Jamie, your eggs look amazing! I would love to make this one morning, thanks. I saw it on my turn for us.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com
I really love breakfast, but it is the one meal that seems the hardest for me to put together. I've never thought of scrambling the omelets before, it's brilliant.
Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday
This sounds delicious. I love omelets and this would have the same taste but be easier. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!
Love this for breakfast, Jamie! Pinning and sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays! 🙂
I'm a plain omelet girl, but my son and husband love Denver style ones. But I'm with you about biscuits and gravy for breakfast! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
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Your omelet scramble looks delicious and perfect for breakfast. This would make a wonderful weekend brunch. My kids love eggs in any way they are done, and this would be welcome with big smiles at my table!
Thanks for sharing!
Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon
I think this would be great for brunch or supper.
Delish!! Love the ingredients in this scramble. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday
I was never a big breakfast food person until only recently. Not sure what changed. I like the green peppers and mushrooms in this. Yum! Thanks for linking.
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My daughter hates breakfast for dinner,but my son and I love it…so we win 🙂 Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board. Have a great week and please join us next Friday.
Oh my husband would love this for breakfast; pinning for a surprise! Thanks Jamie! 🙂
Yum! It looks perfect for a weekend breakfast! Thanks for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays Jamie 🙂