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Egg Scramble Recipe with Ham and Peppers

While in beautiful Park City for Evo Conference a few weeks ago I had a simple, yet delicious omelet for breakfast at The Canyon’s First Track Cafe. It consisted of 3 eggs, smoked ham, red and green bell pepper, purple onion, and cheddar cheese. I dove right in.

Once home I wanted to recreate this omelet. Omelets are one of my favorite easy dinner ideas because they are so simple to make. Eggs and whatever you can stuff them with easily create a new recipe each time.

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Well, my success was not so great. My “Denver Omelet,” as the Cafe called it, turned out more as an egg scramble than nice, pillowy eggs stuffed with goodness. In my haste to get going on my morning breakfast I forgot to grease the pan.

Coupled with a groggy 3 year old needing her breakfast as well, my omelet was stuck to the pan before I could say “oh dear…” My stomach grumbling in the background prompted me to scramble the pan to save my breakfast.

So instead of sharing a beautiful omelet with you, I thought I’d share this yummy and filling Egg Scramble with Ham and Peppers. Sure it may not look like an omelet, but it tastes pretty much the same and it’s less fussy in the end.

I’m a big fan of breakfast for dinner. I almost always have eggs and a plethora of random vegetables and cheese on hand. I know this recipe for Egg Scramble Recipe with Ham and Peppers will be a keeper on busy nights when I need a quick, delicious dinner to throw together.

egg scramble with ham and pepper

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egg scramble with ham and pepper

Egg Scramble with Ham and Peppers

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

I thought I’d share this yummy and filling Egg Scramble with Ham and Peppers. Sure it may not look like an omelet, but it tastes pretty much the same and it’s less fussy in the end.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced purple onion
  • 1/3 cup diced bell pepper - red and green combo
  • 1/4 cup finely diced ham
  • grated cheddar cheese, amount to your preference


  1. Heat a teaspoon or two of canola or olive oil in a small omelet sized saute pan. When hot, add the onion and peppers and saute for a minute or two to take the sharpness out of the onion and slightly tenderize the vegetables. Turn heat to low and set the vegetables aside in a bowl. Stir in the ham.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, and pepper. Add additional oil or butter to grease the pan if necessary. Return the heat of the pan to medium/medium-low.
  3. Add the eggs to the pan. Scatter the vegetable and ham mixture on top. Cook until bottom starts to set, then scramble the eggs. When cooked according to your preferred doneness, top with grated cheddar cheese.


use this same ingredient list for an omelet, but cook as you would an omelet instead of scrambling.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 413Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 607mgSodium 1256mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 34g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 21st of July 2011

I am all about the scramble... My omelets never turn out right, so I rarely even try anymore. This recipe looks like a winner. I make eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a fairly regular basis!

Tickled Red

Thursday 21st of July 2011

I could eat this all day long and then some. Wish I had been at EVO with you ladies ;)

Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

Wednesday 20th of July 2011

Omelets schmomlets. As long as the ingredients are tasty, I don't care if it's a pretty roll or just scrambled up!


Wednesday 20th of July 2011

This always happens to me when I try to make omelets. We just call it "fancy scrambled eggs." ;-)


Wednesday 20th of July 2011

I think it still looks as delicious as that omelet did Katie!!......I'm going to have to give this a try!

I need to try to recreate those pancakes I had!