Friday, January 26, 2018

Baked Denver Omelet

I got this recipe from my friend Nicole a few years ago! She made it for a ladies trip we went on and it was delicious!  It's great for breakfast with hash browns or for dinner with a spinach salad on the side.  I usually serve it with lots of toppings too so people can make it just like they want. We make it a lot when we are trying to cut carbs.  It's easy, filling and kid friendly so give it a try!

Baked Denver Omelet

2 tsp. olive oil
1 red bell pepper (diced)
1 green bell pepper (diced)
3/4 cup sweet onion (diced)
1 1/2 cup diced ham (I use an 8 oz. pack of John Morell small ham dices)
1 cup shredded cheddar
12 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings Suggestions:
Avocado, hot sauce, sour cream, salsa, chives, bacon crumbles, tomato slices

Heat oil over medium high heat in a medium frying pan.  Saute diced bell pepper and onion until tender. 

Place ham in the bottom of a well greased 9x13 pan.  Top with sauteed bell peppers and onion and then the cheese.  Whisk eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper together and pour over the rest of the ingredients.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until set.

White Chicken Chili (w/freezer meal instructions!)

White Chicken Chili
Recipe adapted from


Olive oil
1 med. onion, chopped
3 tsp. chicken bouillion
3 cups water (if making freezer meal don't add this until ready to cook)
3 cans great northern beans (if making freezer meal don't drain)
1 can corn, drained
½ cup green chilies
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1-2 tsp. cumin
¼ tsp. cayenne
2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
½ cup sour cream (plus additional for serving)
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese (to top)
Crushed tortilla chips (to top)

Stove Top Instructions:
Cook onion in 1 T. olive oil.  Add chicken bouillion and 3 cups of water.  Add all ingredients except for sour cream, chips and cheese.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Stir in ½ cup sour cream (or more if desired). Top with chips, cheese and additional sour cream if desired.

Freezer meal prep instructions:
Combine beans, bouillion, garlic powder, onion, corn, green chilies, seasonings, cooked chicken and sour cream in a large gallon sized freezer bag.  Place shredded cheese into a small bag and crushed chips in a small bag.  Place all three bags inside another freezer bag to store together. Freeze.

Freezer meal/crock pot heating instructions:
Place soup mix in a crockpot with 3 cups of water.  Heat until warmed through and onions are tender (4-5 hours on low).  Top with chips and cheese and extra sour cream if desired.

Creamy Italian Chicken (Crock pot and Freezer Meal Friendly!)

 This is a recipe I got from sister in law several years ago and finally got around to adapting it for freezer meal nights! It's a quick and easy crockpot recipe that you can serve over rice or noodles.  We probably most often serve it with egg noodles.  It's also super kid friendly which always makes dinner taste that much better to me ;)  Give it a try, either fresh or as a freezer meal!

Creamy Italian Chicken

3 large chicken breasts
1 (8oz.) block cream cheese
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 packet Italian dressing mix
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 lb. cooked pasta or 2 cups cooked rice

Place chicken in the bottom of a large crockpot.  Add cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, Italian dressing mix, water, and seasonings.  Cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 6-7 hours or until chicken is completely cooked through.  Shred chicken and stir well to combine all ingredients.  Serve over pasta or rice. Top with fresh grated parmesan if desired.


Freezer Meal Prep Instructions:
Place chicken in the bottom of a gallon sized freezer bag. Dice cream cheese into small cubes (about 1 in.) and place in freezer bag on top of chicken.

In a mixing bowl combine water, soup, Italian dressing mix, and Italian seasoning. Pour over chicken and cream cheese.  Close bag and knead slightly to coat chicken and cream cheese. 

Pour pasta or rice inside a second gallon sized freezer bag. Place pasta bag and chicken bag inside a third gallon sized freezer bag.  Label and freeze.

Freezer Meal Cooking Instructions:
Place contents of chicken bag in a large crockpot.  Cook on high 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is cooked through.  Shred chicken and stir well to combine ingredients.

Cook pasta/rice according to package directions.  Top pasta/rice with creamy Italian chicken and enjoy! Top with fresh grated parmesan if desired.