The Ultimate Guide to a Wholesome Western Omelet

Today, we embark on a delightful culinary journey to recreate the charm of a classic diner-style breakfast in the comfort of your own kitchen. Our star of the day? Epicurious offers us this recipe for a scrumptious Western Omelet that’s bursting with flavors and textures to kickstart your morning on a delicious note. This recipe combines the savory goodness of ham, the aromatic richness of onions, the vibrant colors of bell peppers, and the creamy indulgence of Monterey Jack cheese. Let’s dive into the details and elevate your breakfast experience.


  • ¼ cup (1/4″ cubed) ham steak (approximately 1.5 ounces)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (about 1 ounce)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped bell pepper (any color)
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Sautéing Perfection: In a medium, preferably 10″, nonstick skillet, warm up a teaspoon of vegetable oil over medium heat. Let the culinary symphony begin by tossing in the ham steak, onions, and bell peppers. Stirring with care, allow the ingredients to dance in the pan until they soften and acquire a tempting golden hue, approximately 5–7 minutes.
  2. Whisking Wonders: While the ham and veggies work their magic, let’s whisk up a concoction that will bind our omelet together seamlessly. In a medium bowl, crack open three large eggs, add a tablespoon of whole milk, and sprinkle in a pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Give it a good whisk until the mixture becomes a harmonious blend of creamy perfection.
  3. The Art of Omelet Crafting: As the skillet awaits the grand entrance of our egg mixture, lower the heat to a cozy medium-low. Give the pan a gentle shake to ensure the ham and vegetables form a single, picturesque layer. Pour the whisked egg blend over this canvas, and then generously sprinkle the grated Monterey Jack cheese on top. Now, let the masterpiece unfold. Tilt the skillet, run a rubber spatula along the edges, and let the uncooked egg gracefully flow underneath. Be patient as the eggs are set, around 5 minutes.
  4. Finishing Touch and Presentation: Once the eggs have embraced their cooked destiny, fold the omelet in half,cover it, and let it set for an additional minute. The anticipation is worth it! Gently slide your creation onto a waiting plate, ready to be devoured.

Side Dish Suggestions:

Now that your Diner-Style Western Omelet has gracefully landed on your plate, let’s explore the art of complimenting this breakfast masterpiece. The velvety richness of the omelet finds a delightful contrast when paired with golden, crispy hash browns. The crunch of each bite, intermingling with the savory goodness of the omelet, creates a symphony of textures that will leave your taste buds dancing in joy. Alternatively, opt for a side of buttery toast—its warmth and comforting simplicity are the perfect companions to the robust flavors of the omelet.

For those seeking a refreshing interlude, consider a side of fresh fruit salad. The natural sweetness and juiciness of fruits like berries, melons, and citrus slices provide a palate-cleansing experience between each savory forkful. A dollop of creamy avocado adds a luxurious, velvety texture that complements the omelet’s indulgent cheesiness.

There you have it, a culinary adventure that brings the essence of a diner breakfast straight to your table. The Diner-Style Western Omelet is not just a meal; it’s a celebration of flavors, textures, and the joy of creating something delicious from the heart of your kitchen. So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and let the breakfast festivities begin!

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Bread and Pastries to Start Your Day

For those who often only indulge in bread and pastries on the weekends or in front of the tantalizing coffee store counter, these irresistible morning wake-up call recipes, provided by Martha Stewart, are sure to have you hopping out of bed and into a great mood.

Blueberry Toaster Pastries

Beyond the familiar, airy crust and fruity interior, these sweet treats have very little in common with their grocery story siblings, though they can be just as convenient by preparing and freezing a batch in advance. These toaster pastries are packed with a blueberry filling that’s zesty, and they are drizzled and coated with a basic confectioners’ sugar glaze that will impress by its intense violet coloring alone. The glaze is made possible by ground freeze-dried blueberries and a smattering of sprinkles.

Herb-Cheddar Scones

Adding savory delicacies to your morning routine is always advised with these cheesy scallion-and-dill-flecked beauties, making this a new must-have vehicle for egg sandwiches that elevated a simple scramble into an unforgettable feasting. The buttery dough (that comes together without a mixer) is interfolded with herbs and sharp cheddar and showered before baking to create its crisp tops. For maximum enjoyment, serve with a swirl of butter and slice the dough into squares or wedges.

Biscuit Jelly Roll Pastry with Rhubarb and Raspberries

With this recipe, biscuits get a bold, golden, sweet makeover. Starting with a classic buttermilk-infused dough, rolled into a rectangle that’s blanketed with gorgeous pink filling and folded into thirds. Rather than bubbling in a pan on the stovetop, this jammy rhubarb-raspberry mixture is caramelized on a sheet pan in the oven and finished off with a dusting of sanding sugar to add a sparkly, sweet crunch.

Monkey Bread with Hazelnut-Chocolate Swirl

Monkey Bread is just what a lazy, leisure-filed morning necessitates. In this recipe, yeasted dough is rolled into tiny orbs, assembled in a bundt pan, and rising alongside your self once sipping your morning coffee. This treat’s deep chocolate-hazelnut notes come from generous drizzles of Nutella on the bottom of the pan and layered throughout. Do you prefer to sleep in? Work ahead of time, as this recipe actually benefits from an overnight ferment in the fridge, taking on a more robust flavor. The next day, bring it to room temperature and set it in the oven.

Apricot and Cream Cheese Squares 

This classic brunch favorite is inspired by the cheese-and-fruit danish, but this cheerful tray bake skips the often fussy pastry in favor of the focaccia dough, which requires far less maintenance. As for the plump apricots lining the tops of these savory, sweet squares, it’s preferred that you utilize jarred or canned fruit that have been poached in syrup, allowing their mellow flavor and silky texture to truly takeover.

Streusel Banana Bread

This is a beautiful union of two breakfast loves, coffee cake and banana bread. The nutty cinnamon and brown sugar topping perfects this moist loaf, providing a salty-sweet beat with every bite. This pastry treat is a perfect accompaniment for your pot of morning coffee.

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Easy Breakfast Recipes for Your Camping Trip

Maybe it’s the fresh air, or maybe it’s all the physical activity that often goes along with a camping trip like swimming, hiking, setting up tents, etc, but it’s undeniable that food just seems to taste better on a camping trip, and as Country Living points out, Breakfast food is at the top of the class. Make sure you’re starting the day off the right way, whether camping in the backyard, roughing it deep in the woods, or in your RV. From granola and breakfasts bars to pancakes, sandwiches, and skillet breakfasts, you never need worry about what you’re going to eat for breakfast while camping again! Be sure to also check out these easy campfire recipes before you head on your trip.

Make-Ahead Whole-Grain Pancake Mix

Pre-make and pack these dry and wet ingredients separately before embarking on your camping trip.  These will have you scarfing down the hearty, practically-perfect pancakes whenever you need them.

Grab-and-Go Cranberry Granola Bars

Crunchy homemade granola bars are one of the easiest ways to ensure that you and your loved ones have a hearty breakfast, whether or not you remembered to pack the camping stove.

Toasted Many-Seed Granola

In need of protein and flavor during your camping trip? You can’t go wrong with this seed-packed recipe, and for an extra treat, pack a thick yogurt and poached rhubarb to make this granola into an unforgettable dish.

Pear and Orange Muffins

Pack this treat and be pleasantly surprised when you remember these muffins which are full of sweet fruit and healthy grains, sure to give you plenty of energy throughout the day, no matter the plans.

Honey Nut Cheerio Turnovers

If you’re more into a dessert-breakfast mood, then look no further than packing this sweet, Pop-Tart alternative into your trip bag.

Cheddar, Bacon, and Chive Quick Bread

If you find yourself with enough time to plan ahead the night before, and if you’re a camper, that’s likely, then wrap up this savory breakfast treat that’s served best cold or roasted on a fire during your next camping trip.

Easy Make-Ahead Parfaits

These colorful fruit-filled parfaits aren’t just a treat to look at, but pull one of these mason jars out from the cooler to enjoy sweet start to your day.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Turn a kid-friendly classic into a tasty takeaway breakfast item that will have the entire family ready to take on the day.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Campfire Crepes

Crepes aren’t just for the tableside of a restaurant; they’re cooked just as easily over a campfire while camping and enjoyed fireside.

Hot Ham and Pineapple Campfire Sandwiches

Pack these savory, yet sweet sandwiches in tinfoil to make campsite cleaning a nonissue, but be sure to pack multiple, since you’ll be tempted into seconds.

Skillet Oreo Cinnamon Buns

Camping is such hard work that can often go unrewarded, so treat yourself with this sweet twist on cinnamon rolls that will have you smiling.

Campfire French Toast

A delicious breakfast staple for any camping trip can be yours outdoors just by combining a loaf of bread with egg whites, strawberries, and sugar.

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14 Breakfast Recipes Worth Trying

Some days, getting yourself out of bed can feel nearly impossible. But what is something that makes almost everyone feel better? Food! Here are some delicious breakfast recipes from Delish that will make you excited to jump out of bed and fuel your body for the day!

Carrot Cake Bread

“I just made this carrot cake bread, it came out really good. I made it exactly like it said. My husband and I really liked it! I definitely will be making it again! Thank you for sharing!” 

Mini Breakfast Pizzas

“These adorable English muffin pizzas are way better than that cold, leftover slice in the back of your fridge.” 

Hash Brown Cups Breakfast Recipe

“Forget putting your eggs on toast—these crispy potato cups are tastier and will keep you full all morning.”

Muffin Tin Frittatas

“Eggs are rich in choline, which helps your central nervous system to function and keeps your energy up, plus this muffin tin trick makes plenty of mini frittatas that you can grab on your way out the door.”

Breakfast Recipe – Crescent Casserole

“This is the best breakfast casserole I’ve made! I added dry mustard, onion powder & chili powder for a little heat. Also, the second time I made this I used Pillsbury Grands Hawaiian biscuits, turned out awesome. Will be making this regularly.”

Granola Cups

“This spoon-free breakfast is a great way to fill up on healthy fare in the AM. It’s a low-fat, low-sugar option that won’t leave you feeling sluggish and sleepy, and one batch will last the whole week!”

Baked Avocado Egg Boats

“If you love avocado and bacon and enjoy eggs then give these a try. Keep an eye on them as they start getting close to the 20 minutes.  Take them out when they look good to you.  They are excellent.”

Spaghetti Frittata Breakfast Recipe

“Carbs = energy, which means slow-moving mornings call for pasta. Throw leftover cooked spaghetti in a skillet with eggs, bacon and cheese for a breakfast that will seriously help you use your noodle.” 

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole

“Family favorite recipe. I use it for all holiday breakfasts and all my friends and relatives ask for the recipe each and every year.” 

Cauliflower Benedict Breakfast Recipe

“Cook up a twist on your favorite brunch item that will keep you light on your feet, with the added bonus of Vitamin C from the genius cauliflower base.”

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

“The natural sugars in fruit can help boost your thinking ability, so blend up your favorite smoothie (and top with fresh blueberries for antioxidants) for a sharp start to the day.”

Birthday Cake Granola

“There’s no denying that the colorful pop of sprinkles makes EVERYTHING better.”

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

“What could be better than waking up to a breakfast that’s already made? Throw together these mason jar meals before bed and you’ll have creamy oats that taste like your favorite pastry first thing in the AM.”

Breakfast Recipe-Fried Rice

“If you wake up ravenous, you’re going to need more than cereal to prepare for the daily grind. This recipe channels your favorite takeout, but with enough bacon and eggs to keep you in the morning mindset.”

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30 Best Recipes fit for a Large Crowd


Do you have plans to cook for a crowd soon? These 30 recipes are sure to have your guest mouth’s watering and asking for the recipe before the meal is over. Southern Living has compiled 30 of the best breakfast recipes, along with tips and tricks that save you time and hassle when cooking for large groups. These recipes are also perfect to cook on a Sunday and have breakfast ready for the kids each morning before school!

One of our personal favorites is the cheesy sausage and croissant casserole recipe which is listed below. For the rest of these enjoyable recipes, click here.

Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole


  • 1 pound hot ground pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1 (13.22-oz.) package mini croissants (about 24), torn
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese (about 8 oz.)

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook sausage about 8 minutes in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring to crumble. Toss together sausage, Parmesan cheese, and next 3 ingredients; arrange mixture in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Step 2

Whisk together milk and next 2 ingredients; pour over the sausage mixture. Cover and chill dish for 8 hours.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover casserole, and sprinkle with Gruyère cheese. Bake 45 minutes or until golden. Let stand 10 minutes.