Denver Omelet is always a breakfast hit and a Muffin Tin Denver Omelet is so easy! Eggs, ham, bell pepper, onion and cheese get the day going with a bang. 

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I think it also can be the most difficult.

Busy mornings, lack of inspiration, schedules not allowing much time before peeling out the door. Sound familiar?

I am a breakfast protein lover. Protein sustains your energy level longer making it a perfect breakfast choice.

I often will eat lunch or dinner food for breakfast, loving something warm and savory to start the day.

2 plates of Muffin Tin Denver Omelet

I have a new favorite: a Muffin Tin Denver Omelet.


Need an easy, protein and flavor-packed breakfast recipe? This is the recipe.

What’s In a Denver Omelet?

This classic omelet can be found on any restaurant breakfast menu due to its popularity. Ham, onion, bell pepper (usually green) and cheese fill the Denver omelet.

There is a magical flavor that happens with these ingredients. The salty ham, sweetness from the peppers, savory onion and of course cheese!

No other seasonings outside salt and pepper are needed to make this omelet perfection.

Ingredients for Muffin Tin eggs on marble slab with vintage whisk

Muffin Tin Eggs are Delicious and Easy!

A Muffin Tin Denver Omelet are closer to a mini frittata in consistency. They are completely easy to make, delicious and cook in 20-25 minutes.

They can be frozen and reheated (instructions on how to freeze Muffin Tin Denver Omelets below).

Just like the classic omelet, eggs, cheese, ham, onion, and peppers make a savory, protein-packed entree for any meal. Kid approved too!

A Portable Denver Omelet

The consistency of the Muffin Tin Denver Omelet makes them portable too!

Warm them up before taking off or use the microwave at work to heat them.

I love to add some greens and salsa on the top for a savory meal.

Muffin Tin eggs with vegetables and cheese before baking

How to make Muffin Tin Denver Omelet – Step by Step:

Making these mini omelets couldn’t be easier!

  • Whisk together the eggs and milk followed by the salt and pepper.
  • Stir the ham, onion, sweet bell pepper and cheese into the eggs and pour into prepared muffin tins.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until they rise and look like mini soufflés!
  • When taken out of the oven the muffin tin eggs slowly deflate making a totally tasty, cheesy mini Denver omelet.

Tip for Mess-Free Baking

Place the muffin tin on a large, rimmed baking sheet before filling. This avoids spilling.

It’s easier to transport to and from the oven and keeps the muffin tin stable in the oven too!

Plate of arugula, Muffin Tin Denver Omelet topped with salsa

How To Freeze Muffin Tin Denver Omelets

Freezing these mini Denver omelets is so easy! It provides a quick breakfast option any time.

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Once the muffin tin eggs have cooled, place them on the prepared baking sheet with space in between.
  • Place into the freezer and allow them to fully freeze.
  • When frozen, the mini Denver omelets to a large plastic storage bag or freezer-proof container. Place back in the freezer until use.

Note: because they were individually frozen first, they should not stick together and can be removed individually when desired.

How To Reheat chilled or thawed Muffin Tin Denver Omelets

Simply microwave for 1 minute.

More Recipes to Try

  • Challah French Toast
  • Muffin Tin Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
  • Muffin Tin Mexican Bowls
  • French Ham and Cheese Omelet {Omelette au Jambon et au Fromage}
  • Fresh Herb Omelet and Lavender Roasted Potatoes


Freshly baked Muffin Tin Denver Omelets in muffin tin
5 from 30 votes

Muffin Tin Denver Omelet

A fast, easy way to get breakfast on the table or on the go.  Mini Muffin Tin Denver Omelets are a cinch to make with less than 5 minutes active cooking time.  They can be chilled and reheated, or frozen.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword denver omelet, muffin tin omelet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 2 mini omelets per serving
Calories 167 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 10 large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup diced Ham
  • 1/3 cup diced Bell Pepper
  • 1/3 cup dinced Yellow Onion
  • 1/3 cup grated Cheddar Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 12-cavity muffin tin (or 2 6-cavity muffin tins) and place on a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. In a 4 cup glass measuring cup or mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.  Add the pepper and salt; whisk in.

  3. Add the ham, bell pepper, onion and cheese; stir to combine.  Evenly distribute in the prepared muffin tin (will fill to just below to the top of each cavity).

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set (will rise and be puffy on top).  Remove and allow to cool slightly (normal for them to deflate).

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Muffin Tin Denver Omelet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 322mg107%
Sodium 383mg16%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Vitamin C 11.2mg14%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Originally published: January 11, 2018