IHOP Colorado Omelette

The IHOP Colorado Omelette is a great meaty omelet.  It is so big, that when I go into to order the IHOP Colorado Omelet that I like to split it with another person. What makes the IHOP Colorado Omelet so special is that it is simply filled with all sorts of meats.

a homemade IHOP Colorado Omelette

The IHOP Colorado Omelette is so hearty you will be able to serve it as breakfast or even as a dinner. This is so full of meats and veggies that it will seriously fill you up.

I figured out how to make this delicious egg recipe at home and I am so excited! I’ll share my recipe with you here, including a few food substitutions you can make.

What’s in a Colorado Omelette?

An IHOP Colorado omelette is full of meats and vegetables. Here’s what I put in my omelette, and it tastes just like the one from IHOP.

Ingredients

  • Onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Ham
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Bacon
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Shredded roast beef
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Butter

Roast Beef Substitute

Fresh roast beef can be pretty expensive. Here are some other things you can use instead of roast beef.

  • Deli roast beef
  • Leftover pot roast, diced or sliced
ham, bacon, eggs, peppers, cheese, and more go into the IHOP Colorado Omelette

How to Make a Colorado Omelette

  1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter and add chopped onions and bell peppers.
  2. Stir until onions and pepper are soft but not browned.
    chopped onions and green bell peppers in a skillet
  3. Add diced ham and stir until the ham is limp and heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place eggs, water, and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat well.
  5. Heat a 12-inch frying pan on medium-low heat.
  6. Add a little oil or nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Place the egg mixture in the pan and sprinkle with onions, bell pepper, ham, tomato, sausage, bacon, roast beef, and cheese.
    Colorado omelette cooking in a skillet
  8. Cover skillet with a lid until the omelet starts to set.
  9. Immediately remove the lid and fold the omelet from the sides to the middle or in half.
  10. Sprinkle with cheese and roast beef.
  11. Serve with a side order of Picante sauce or sour cream with a little diced green onion.

IHOP Colorado Omelette Carbs

This is a fantastically low-carb recipe. It makes a delicious keto lunch or dinner idea. There are only 4 carbs in one omelette.

Does IHOP put Pancake Batter in their Eggs and Omelettes?

There is a rumor going around the internet that IHOP puts pancake batter into their eggs and omelettes. However, I was unable to find any quotes directly from IHOP about what is in their omelettes. Until I hear officially from them, I don’t believe it.

When I made my omelette, I didn’t put any pancake batter into it. And it was still just as fluffy and delicious as IHOP’s.

Is it Omelet or Omelette?

There are two ways to spell this egg recipe and both are correct.

According to Grammarly, Omelet is the American English way to spell it. Omelette is the way they spell it in British English.

an omelette made with bacon, ham, cheese, and more

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a homemade IHOP Colorado Omelette

IHOP Colorado Omelette

Learn how to make an IHOP Colorado Omelette with this easy copycat recipe. Enjoy the best omelette with bacon, ham, sausage, beef, cheese, and veggies.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Colorado Omelette, Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 2
Calories: 368kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup onions diced
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup ham diced
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup bacon diced and fried
  • 1/3 cup breakfast sausage cooked and diced
  • 1/3 cup shredded roast beef or diced deli roast beef
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a saucepan on medium-low heat melt butter and add chopped onions and bell peppers.
  • Stir until onions and pepper are soft but not browned.
  • Add diced ham and stir until the ham is limp and heated through. Immediately remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add eggs, water, and salt. Beat and stir them together very well. Set the bowl aside.
  • Heat a 12-inch frying pan on medium-low heat, add a little oil (1 teaspoon.) or spray with a nonstick vegetable spray. A nonstick pan works great. 
  • Place the egg mixture in the pan and sprinkle with onions, bell pepper, ham, tomato if you wish, sausage, bacon, and 1/2 of the roast beef, and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese.
  • Place a lid on until the omelet starts to set. Immediately remove the lid and fold omelet from the sides to the middle. If this is difficult, fold in half.
  • Sprinkle with the rest of cheese and roast beef. Serve with a side order of Picante Sauce or Sour Cream with a little diced green onion.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Marlene

    It is on their website at https://www.ihop.com/en/menu/omelettes/colorado-omelette. Scroll towards the bottom, below the Customize your omelette paragraph:
    “+Omelettes are made with a splash of our famous buttermilk & wheat pancake batter!”

  2. Jackie

    The. Omelets batter used by ihop has pancake batter . It It says so on the menu. I’ve been at IHOP for 8 years. The pancake batter is premised in, not added as omelette is being made.

  3. Karen

    Yes we use a splash of pancake batter. Read the menu. We also use pot roast in the Colorado not roast beef. If you are gluten free just ask and we’ll use fresh shelled eggs.

  4. Shirley

    It’s my favorite omelette, I prefer to omitt potatoes and other meats because the roast is so deyemmm good in their Colorado omelettes. flavor and tender, winning combination:)

  5. Aj

    I never seen them put pancake batter in the omelet when they cook for customers. I have been there for a year now. That is ridiculous.

  6. Pan Lover

    If you want to know the secret on how IHOP makes such great fluffy omelettes… They add buttermilk pancake batter to the eggs and make a seperate omelette batter. 1gallon of eggs with 1 pint of pancake batter, or for a single 3 egg omelette, about 2 table spoons. Mix throughly and make a very fluffy omelette.

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