Cheesy Egg Stuffed Peppers


Bake up omelets in a pepper for a healthy, veggie-packed breakfast. Sweet bell peppers are filled with a cheesy egg filling with all the fixings of a classic Denver omelet. If you're cooking for a crowd, this recipe is easy to double!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 peppers


  • 2 large bell peppers, plus 1/4 cup chopped, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • cup diced ham (about 2 ounces)

  • ¼ cup shredded cheese, such as Cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Halve 2 peppers lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Place the peppers cut-side up in an 8-inch-square microwave-safe dish. Microwave on High until just tender, about 3 minutes. Pat dry and sprinkle with salt.

  3. Whisk eggs and half-and-half in a medium bowl.

  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped bell pepper and onion. Cook, stirring, until softened and beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Divide the pepper and onion mixture among the pepper halves. Divide ham among the pepper halves. Fill each pepper with the egg mixture until just filled. (Depending on the size of your peppers, you may have some egg mixture left over.) Top each pepper half with 1 tablespoon cheese. Bake until the filling is set, 30 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and serve.

    Cheesy Egg-Stuffed Peppers

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Vitamin A 2281IU 46%
Vitamin C 77mg 86%
Folate 57mcg 14%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 268mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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