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Denver Casserole

User Rating 5 Star Rating (9 Reviews)


Updated July 13, 2014

Denver Casserole

Denver Casserole

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This is like a large Denver (or "Western") omelet, and is great as a main dish for dinner or brunch. Leftovers make a nice quick breakfast. I often put whatever vegetables I need to use up in this casserole.  South Beach dieters or those desiring a lower-calorie option can use low or nonfat versions of the ingredients - obviously the calorie count will be less.  

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 pint (16 oz) sour cream
  • 12 oz shredded cheese - jack and/or cheddar
  • 1 lb cooked ham, chopped (check to make sure it isn't loaded with sugar)
  • 1 large green pepper, chooped
  • 1/4 C chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (optional)
  • salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 F.

1. Saute onion, pepper, and garlic until beginning to soften.

2. Put eggs and sour cream in blender with salt and pepper, or whisk in a bowl. Blend well.

3. Put half the cheese into a 9X13 baking pan or similarly-size casserole dish.  Add the ham next, then the rest of the cheese, and the vegetables. Pour the egg mixture over the whole thing.

4. Bake 50-60 minutes, until top is golden brown and knife inserted into the center comes out clean (or almost so - it will continue to cook for a few minutes afterwards).

Serves 8.

Nutritional Analysis: Each of 8 servings has 4.5 grams effective carb plus .5 gram fiber, 30 grams protein, and 533 calories
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 5 out of 5
Definitely a keeper!, Guest LianneW

I am so glad I found this receipe. I made this for Christmas Day Brunch while the rest of the family enjoyed our traditional Wife Saver. I find this recipe is very similiar, but without the bread and corn flake crumbs. I like to make this on Sunday nights and then I have enough to enjoy for breakfasts and lunches during the week. It heats up beautifully. I haven't tried freezing it yet, but I am sure it would freeze well.

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