Do something a little different for breakfast or brunch! This Denver Frittata is made with ham, green bell pepper, onion, and cheddar cheese for a twist on the Denver Omelette classic.
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It seems like no one really knows how the Denver Omelette came to get its name. I live in Denver, and it is not like we eat a lot of ham and bell pepper, so that’s definitely not it. It is also sometimes called a Western Omelette, and made with ham, bell pepper, onion, and cheese. These same ingredients make up this Denver Frittata!
If I am making breakfast, I want to use a recipe that is fast and simple. You can bet I am not giving up sleep in order to get breakfast out early with a recipe that takes a long time to cook unless it is a holiday. A frittata is very similar to an omelette, just with the ingredients mixed throughout and it is flat. If you are serving breakfast and looking for something easy but elevated, frittatas are a perfect way to go! They are unique without requiring a lot of effort or time.
This Denver Frittata is also a perfect recipe for doing something different when you are in a leftover ham rut from the holidays. Sometimes there are only so many sandwiches and soups you can make before you just want something different! Use that leftover Easter, Christmas, or holiday ham in this gluten free (gf) frittata.
You can easily make a larger frittata for a larger crowd by doubling the ingredients. It can still all be cooked in the same skillet as a thicker omelette or in a large dish. This will take longer to cook but is still just as easy.