Baked Omelet in a Cast Iron Skillet

A delicious breakfast dish baked up in one skillet, this baked omelet is something hearty the whole family will love.

This is a hearty and delicious way to start your morning. This baked omelet in a cast iron skillet only uses one pan and will be loved by all.

Everyone knows a good breakfast is important, but so often we get into a breakfast rut. Well this omelet is a great recipe to add into your breakfast rotation. It might seem like a lot of chopping, but the chopping is the hardest part. After that’s done, it comes together fast without a lot of work.

Ingredients you’ll need

eggs, spices, potatoes, onion, bacon, and half and half laid out on counter
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup diced potato
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/24teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • tablespoon of chopped scallions

Frugal tip

Even though cooking a “real” breakfast is a lot more for than pouring a bowl of cereal, it ends up saving you a lot of money over time. Cereal is so expensive for something that will just leave you hungry hours later!

Let’s make it together

Cooking the bacon, onion, and potatoes

grid of 4 cooking images: cooking bacon, potatoes, and onion

Preheat the oven to 350 with the rack in the center.

We begin by cooking the bacon in the skillet until just crisp. Remove it to a paper-towel lined plate to drain, and pour out most of the grease. Place a tablespoon of butter into the pan and cook the onions and potatoes until the potatoes are just tender, about minutes.

Mixing the eggs and baking

grid of four images- mixing eggs and pouring into cast iron skillet

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients: the eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and scallions. Make sure to mix everything thoroughly. Add the crumbled, cooked bacon and stir.

Pour the egg and bacon mixture into the cast iron skillet, right on top of the onion and potatoes. Place the skillet into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. The omelet will puff up a little. When it is nearly cooked, sprinkle the cheese on top and return to the oven for a couple minutes to finish melting.

Serve immediately, directly out of the pan.

omelet with potatoes and bacon being cut into slices

What to serve with this cast iron baked omelet?

  • Fresh fruit! This dish is basically a complete breakfast without the need for much else.
  • If you really want to go crazy, add a breakfast cake like triple berry coffee cake.

Here’s the recipe

Baked Omelet in a Cast Iron Skillet

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A delicious breakfast dish baked up in one skillet, this baked omelet is something hearty the whole family will love.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:35 mins
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup diced potato
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the bacon in an 8 inch skillet until crisp, over medium low heat.  Remove to a paper towel lined plate, and pour out most of the grease.  Add a tablespoon of butter to the pan and cook the onion and potatoes until the onion is starting to brown and the potatoes are tender, about ten minutes.
  • Mix the eggs, salt, pepper, cayenne, and scallions in a medium mixing bowl.  Add the cooked bacon into the egg mixture and mix.  Pour into the skillet over the cooked onion and potatoes.  Bake for 10 minutes, then top with shredded cheddar and bake a few minutes more.  Serve immediately, directly from the pan.

Notes

You can add diced pepper, sweet or hot, to the onion for extra flavor and color.

Nutrition

Calories: 836kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 1058mg | Sodium: 2344mg | Potassium: 1365mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2150IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 432mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked omelet in a cast iron pan, cast iron skillet omelette
Servings: 1 large omelet
Calories: 836kcal
Author: Katie Shaw
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I know you’ll enjoy this frugal and tasty breakfast!

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