Denver Omelet Quiche

Denver Omelet Quiche | A Teaspoon of Happiness

This recipe is not dairy free. It was published before Simply Whisked went dairy free, but I have chosen not to remove it as a reference for incoming traffic. Feel free to swap dairy free substitutes for the ingredients to make it dairy free.

For the past few weeks, Marc’s had a pretty crazy practice schedule. Not only has he had practices two times a day, we also had a ton of stuff to get done around the house – things to get, things to clean, you know. So it’s been pretty important that he eat a decent, filling breakfast.

Of course, all of that “doing” has really worn him out. So I wanted to make him something he could just heat up for breakfast instead of having to cook himself eggs or whatever in the morning. I also wanted it to be something that didn’t get me out of bed because I’m really not a morning person (I’m also pretty pregnant, so I have an excuse to stay in bed as late as I want, right?).

Denver Omelet Quiche | A Teaspoon of Happiness

I decided to make a quiche – my first quiche ever – with his favorite omelet ingredients. Hence, the name of this recipe. While I’m not 100% sure what the proper cheese is for a Denver omelet, I decided to use Swiss cheese in my Denver Omelet Quiche because it’s much cheaper and much easier to come by in the French grocery stores than cheddar or any other kind of cheese. Obviously, if you’re making this yourself, you could easily substitute any kind of cheese you want.

Denver Omelet Quiche | A Teaspoon of Happiness

I can’t believe how easy a quiche was to make, and I’m sure I’ll be making many, many more in the future. I’m thinking about venturing into other breakfast foods lately, especially the kind you can make ahead of time. What are your favorite make-ahead breakfasts?


Denver Omelet Quiche

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped or cubed ham
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  2. Arrange the pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Layer the bell pepper, ham, green onion and shredded cheese in the pie crust. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bow, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the pie filling.
  6. Bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until eggs are fully set and pie crust is golden brown.
  7. Allow quiche to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Reply
    September 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Yum! I bet Marc loooooves this. And it’s so cute you’re making quiche in France! I found “orange” cheese ONCE in Paris and it was like… €7 for a few slices. Blegh. But that shredded white cheese is so cheap and ubiquitous!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      September 3, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Only once? Did you ever see mimolette? It’s orange and is sort of sharp like cheddar. I think it’s Dutch, but it’s literally everywhere. When I’m looking for a cheddar sub that’s usually what I buy, but I actually found shredded cheddar at one grocery store here. I was so excited!!

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    Regina @ Leelalicious.com
    September 3, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I love this make-ahead breakfast quiche. This would be perfect for Konrad during his ‘no-bread-breakfast’ challenge. When I prepare make-ahead breakfasts they are usually the grab&go kind (muffins and granola bars etc.) But Konrad loves his eggs in the morning so I will have to give this a try. And you stay in bed as long as you want – while you still can 😉

  • Reply
    Olivia - Primavera Kitchen
    September 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    This looks awesome and so flavourful. A must try recipe 😉

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