Microwave Scrambled Eggs

October 4, 2019

Microwave Scrambled Eggs are ready to eat in just 2 minutes and they have the same classic flavor of stovetop scrambled eggs. They’re perfect for hectic mornings!

And my personal favorite way to eat them – in a loaded breakfast sandwich which I’ll share how to make!

Microwave Eggs in a Mug

Scrambled Microwave Eggs in a Mug

The other great thing about these is there’s less clean up. You cook the eggs in the same mug you mixed them in. No pan to clean just a single coffee mug.

Sometimes we don’t have 15 minutes to sit and cook perfect low and slow scrambled eggs on the stove top, we’ll save those for the weekends. This is real life and mornings can get crazy getting out the door.

And you can still customize these by finishing them off with your favorite toppings. You can never go wrong with some cheddar, hot sauce or crisp crumbled bacon right?Bagel sandwich with microwave eggs, bacon, avocado, tomato, cheddar and lettuce. Sandwich is cut in half and stacked on a wooden plate set over a marble surface.

Safety Tips

Just be sure you never try to microwave an egg in it’s shell that can be dangerous! They explode because steam will try to escape from the shell. Also sunny side up eggs aren’t very safe for microwaving either, the yolk can burst if not punctured before cooking. Stick with scrambled eggs – mixing them first before cooking. No shell, no whole yolk, no problem.

And of course one more safety tip is be sure to use a microwave safe mug or dish. Not just here but any time you are using the microwave. If you are new to cooking it’s just one of those standard rules to remember.

Microwave Eggs Ingredients Needed:

You’ll only need 3 staple ingredients to make these (then add toppings if preferred):

  • Eggs 
  • Milk – water could be substituted
  • Salt and pepper

cracking egg into a mug

How to Microwave Scrambled Eggs:

  • Grease a 10 – 12-oz. coffee mug.
  • Add eggs and milk to mug, season with salt and pepper and stir with a fork until well blended (be sure to break yolk or it can burst).

Adding Milk to eggs in cup

  • Microwave mixture on high for 40 seconds, then stir edges inward. In high wattage newer model microwave ovens you may find an initial 30 seconds is better so they don’t get too puffy.

Mixing eggs and milk in mug with a fork

  • Microwave again for 20 seconds, then continue to cook as needed in 10 – 20 second increments or until eggs are just cooked through.

Do I Have to Use a Mug?

No. Most often I actually cook these in a microwave safe 2 cup glass pyrex dish (far right below) so I can put them in a bagel. Much like the bagel shops do it!

Microwave eggs in three types of dishes

Can I Cook Just 1 Egg?

Yes. When I cook just one I start with an initial time of 25 seconds then cook in about 15 – 20 second intervals after that.

Can I Double This Recipe?

Yes but you’ll have to use a microwave safe bowl (not a mug) that can fit double the volume of the eggs. Cook in 30 second increments, stirring between each.

How Will I Know the Eggs Are Cooked?

The eggs should be just set barely set once fully cooked. If you’re unsure, give the mug a jiggle and see if eggs are runny. Just remember there will be a little carryover cooking from heat eggs retain once removed from the microwave so be careful not to overdo it or eggs can end up dry and tough.

Microwave eggs with bacon, tomatoes and avocado to the side on a plate.

Like Softer Set Denser Eggs?

Try a lower microwave power (about 60 – 70%) and cook in shorter increments.

Topping Ideas to Finish off Cooked Eggs with:

  • Cooked crumbled bacon
  • Diced cooked ham
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs like chives or parsley
  • Avocado slices
  • Cheese (cheddar, swiss, montery jack cheese etc.) – shredded or sliced thin to melt
  • Hot sauce
  • Leftover roasted or sautéed vegetables (bell pepper, mushrooms etc.)

Bagel sandwich with microwave eggs, bacon, avocado, tomato, cheddar and lettuce.

How do You Make a Breakfast Sandwich with Microwave Eggs?

  • Cook two slices of bacon (I usually cook in the microwave to keep it simple here).
  • Slice a savory bagel and toast. You can butter after toasting if preferred though I don’t.
  • Cook eggs in the microwave as directed (in a dish that’s flat across the width of the dish on bottom).
  • Invert cooked egg over one bagel half then top with shredded or thinly sliced cheddar.
  • Layer on a couple of tomato slices then top with cooked bacon.
  • Finish with a few avocado slices and top with the second half of the bagel. YUM!
  • One of my favorite lazy breakfasts! You can lighten it up by cooking only 1 egg, skip bacon and serve on bagel thins.

More Easy Breakfast Recipes to Try:

Microwave Scrambled Eggs

5 from 3 votes

These Microwave Eggs in a Mug are ready to eat in 2 minutes with less mess, less stress and the same delicious fluffy scrambled eggs you get from cooking on the stovetop. Sign me up!

Servings: 1
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray a 10 - 12 oz. coffee mug with cooking spray or grease with butter.

  2. Add eggs and milk to mug, season with salt and pepper and stir with a fork until well blended (be sure to break yolk or it can burst).

  3. Microwave mixture on high for 40 seconds then stir edges inward. Microwave again for 20 seconds, stir again. Continue to microwave in 10 - 20 second intervals until just barely cooked through.

  4. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

How to Make a Bagel Breakfast Sandwich with Microwave Eggs:

  • Cook two slices of bacon (I usually cook in the microwave on a microwave safe plate with paper towels below and above bacon, for about 3 minutes or until cooked through).
  • Slice a savory bagel and toast in toaster oven. You can butter after toasting if preferred though I don't.
  • Meanwhile cook eggs in the microwave as directed (I use a 2 cup pyrex dish that's flat across the width of the dish on bottom).
  • Invert cooked egg over one bagel half then immediately top with shredded or thinly sliced cheddar.
  • Layer on a couple of tomato slices then top with cooked bacon.
  • Finish with a few avocado slices and top with the second half of the bagel (if you'd like you can also throw some spinach in too).
  • One of my favorite lazy breakfasts! You can lighten it up by cooking only 1 egg (reduce cook times listed slightly), skip bacon and serve on bagel thins.

Note that nutrition if for eggs only, does not include sandwich or toppings if using.

Nutrition Facts
Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 371mg124%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Author: Jaclyn
Recipe originally shared February 2012. Photos and notes have been updated.

 

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27 Comments

  • Stephanie

    I’m sure that others may scoff at having a recipe for a microwaved egg but I love this recipe. I’m always looking for non-sugary breakfasts that are fast and fairly quiet (I eat breakfast while the rest of the house sleeps). I also appreciate all your ideas for the breakfast sandwich.

  • Dave Cearley

    I had never tried this technique so i gave it a go this morning.
    Used a plastic bowl and five eggs with a good splash of milk. I reduced the power of our over the range microwave to 60%, and heated the bowl 30 seconds at a time. It took three or four minutes, but i got exceptionally fluffy “just done” eggs. A bowl of scrambled eggs, a stack of tortillas, a package of bacon bits, some shredded cheese and some salsa and i had breakfast tacos for four kids.
    Thanks for the tip.

  • kathleen L backhus

    absolutely yummy, especially with muffin thins. much easier to get in my mouth, and love it toasted. FYI, you forgot to mention the cheddar cheese in the recipe. buy thankfully I read all your notes. this is the best!!!! with the cheddar, thank you soo much for an easy but yummy breakfast, brunch, lunch or even lite supper.
    Grammie “B”

  • K C

    These look nothing like scrambled eggs. I have made scrambled eggs in the microwave for decades. They never look like this. Mine look just like they do if cooked on a stove. Use water they come out fluffier.

  • Sharron Biccum

    Good stuff thanks. Easy peasy. Made this on pumpernickel toasted bread. And added tomatoes. Yum yum

  • Sherry

    I like your site but I have found no way to send a recipe or video to an individual. I cant send a link a just one person. It would be nice if that was possible, Thank you

    • Angelina

      I too, find this to be an issue. I wish that there was an Email option on this site, since I don’t do Social Media. Other than this, I totally love Jaclyn’s recipes.

  • Jacque

    So happy I found you. I’ve been doing this for years and office mates were surprised how easy and delicious. I’ve even put the cooked eggs on a tortilla and had a lil breakfast burrito.