Ham and Cheese Omelet on a tan plate with toast next to a glass of milk and a blue towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Ham and Cheese Omelet

Nothing says classic omelet like a ham and cheese omelet. Make it as a protein-packed breakfast, or breakfast-for-dinner in 15 minutes.

There are so many ways to make an omelet. Some of them get really fancy with a lot of ingredients (such as a Greek Omelet), but I prefer a plain and simple Ham and Cheese Omelet. Bonus: I can usually get Ryan to eat this since he likes eggs and ham. Tyler doesn’t eat a lot of eggs, so he doesn’t care much for an omelet.

You can use almost any kind of ham, but we often have ham sliced from the deli. I like either honey ham or off-the-bone ham for these. The flavors aren’t overpowering, so it works well in the omelet. And, for me, the sharper the cheddar cheese the better!

We make omelets for breakfast and for breakfast-for-dinner, depending on what we are in the mood for at the time. Since the omelet is packed with protein, it makes a great breakfast to keep you full for a good portion of the day.

Step by Step

Cut the ham into small pieces and shred the cheese if it isn’t already.

Pieces of torn ham next to shredded cheddar cheese on a bamboo cutting board on a granite countertop

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together.

Whisked eggs in a white bowl with a fork inside

Heat a small pan over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, making sure the egg spreads out to fill the pan.

Whisked eggs spread out in a skillet over a gas stovetop

Cook for about 5 minutes, until the egg is cooked on the bottom. Carefully flip the eggs, and place the ham and cheese on one half of the egg.

Cooked eggs in a skillet with ham and cheese on half of the eggs

Let the eggs cook for another 3-5 minutes, until done on the bottom. Fold the half without fillings over on top and let it cook another minute or two to warm everything together.

Cooked egg folded over ham and cheese in a skillet

Place a few pieces of the ham and cheese on the outside as a garnish. This is also a great way to tell the omelets apart if you are making a few with different ingredients in them.

Ham and Cheese Omelet cooking in a skillet over a gas stovetop

Serve immediately while the eggs are still warm.

Ham and Cheese Omelet on a tan plate with toast next to a glass of milk and a blue towel on a wooden surface (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 8, 2019

Last Updated On: March 12, 2020

Ham and Cheese Omelet on a tan plate with toast next to a glass of milk and a blue towel on a wooden surface

Ham and Cheese Omelet

Nothing says classic omelet like a ham and cheese omelet. Make it as a protein-packed breakfast, or breakfast-for-dinner in 15 minutes. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, eggs, ham
Servings: 1 omelet
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices deli ham
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  • Cut the deli ham into small pieces
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper
  • Heat a small pan over medium heat
  • Pour the eggs into the pan, making sure they spread to the edges
  • Cook about 5 minutes, until the bottom is cooked
  • Carefully flip the eggs
  • Place most of the ham and cheese on one half of the eggs
  • Cook another 2-3 minutes, until the bottom of the eggs are cooked
  • Fold the side without fillings over the top
  • Cook another 2-3 minutes to warm everything together
  • Place the remaining ham and cheese on top to garnish
  • Serve immediately while the eggs are still warm
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Nutrition Facts
Ham and Cheese Omelet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 424mg141%
Sodium 1444mg60%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 1040IU21%
Calcium 491mg49%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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28 thoughts on “Ham and Cheese Omelet”

    1. Yes, it definitely would! My youngest loves having scrambled eggs for breakfast and we put ham in those sometimes because for some reason he just won’t eat an omelet! I think because he isn’t great at cutting it up yet, so has trouble. But on days he has the eggs and ham he doesn’t eat much until mid-afternoon because it keeps him so full.

  1. This omelet looks so beautiful and tasty. I feel like having some right now. This is my favorite type of omelet too.

  2. An omelet is always my choice if I have one for breakfast. This ham and cheese one looks like it would hit the spot.

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