omellete bake

Omelette Bake

Approx 4 servings

Omelettes can be intimidating, but they don’t have to be. This simple recipe is a cross between an omelette and a crustless quiche and will feed a group! Bake in the oven or cover the skillet in foil to cook over the fire – cooking times will vary. You can also halve this recipe for a smaller group or freeze your leftovers to reheat later.


  • large oven safe/fire safe skillet
  • non-stick spray or other fat to grease the skillet
  • foil


The basics of an omelette are simple and you can use whatever fillings you want! Here’s just a few to get you started:

  • Approx 20 eggs OR 2 ½ cups liquid egg/egg substitute. (You can also use just egg whites if you want to lower the fat content)
  • 1 cup chopped onion 
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 6 oz (about 9 thick slices) of ham, chopped
  • ¾ cheese of choice, I recommend cheddar but Swiss is also delightful


Salt and Pepper to taste

Dash or more hot sauce of choice, I recommend tabasco.

*To save on prep you can pre-chop your veggies and ham and store in tightly sealed containers to have ready at a moment’s notice.

  1. For oven cooking, preheat to 375°F 
  2. Prepare the skillet and veggies: Spray skillet with non-stick spray or otherwise grease. You can sauté your peppers and onions or other veggies at this point, usually about 4 minutes or until soft. Take off the heat and let cool for a bit.
  3. Add the egg, chopped ham, ½ cup cheese (reserve the last ¼ cup), and seasonings. Mix gently until combined.
  4. Cover with foil if using a fire to prevent ash from joining the party. 
  5. Bake until the center is firm, about 45 minutes in the oven. (internal temp 165°F) 
  6. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake until melted.

Reheat from frozen: Leftover omelette can be reheated on defrost in the microwave or wrapped in foil and put near the fire until hot. While you CAN eat omelette cold, I wouldn’t recommend it on texture alone. 

Safety notes:

Remember to use caution when removing the skillet from the fire! Keep small children and animals from touching the skillet.

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