Looking for a quick and easy breakfast idea? This easy microwave omelette takes under five minutes and tastes incredible! All you need are a few basic ingredients.
I have always been more of a savory breakfast person. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cinnamon roll, but eggs have my heart. I am not even picky. Fried, hard boiled, scrambled… I love them all.
My new favorite way to make them? In the microwave.
You heard that right. Eggs cooked in the microwave. It is really a thing and it is so stinking easy. This brilliant idea actually came to me after my brother in law purchased a pre made kit. I watched him microwave a omelette in a mug and fell in love. The ease and flavor was spot on.
- Quick Breakfast that can be healthy! Depending on your ingredients, you could have a healthy and filling breakfast ready in minutes.
- Grab-and-go: Make it in a mason jar for a quick grab meal on the go.
- Make-Ahead: We prep the ingredients in advance so it’s even easier the morning of.
What You Need:
I instantly knew I wanted to recreate my own version. We have been making microwaved eggs for months now, and it is my all-time favorite kitchen hack.
The ingredients listed in this recipe make enough for one.
- Salt and pepper
- Any add-in’s you want
For a full list see the recipe card below.
Step by Step Instructions:
Here’s the secret to making a microwave omelette… Use cooking spray. Adding spray will help ensure that your mix doesn’t stick to your mug or bowl.
- Lightly mist a microwave safe bowl with cooking spray.
- Crack both eggs into the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the milk until the eggs are blended.
- Sprinkle with toppings. We like to use about 1 to 2 tablespoons of each item.
- Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir.
- Microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Mix the egg mixture and repeat until the eggs are fully cooked.
And there you have it. Easy microwave omelette instructions!
Tips for this recipe:
- Every microwave cooks at a different level. I always check the eggs every 30 seconds. This will help you keep an eye on the cooking and avoid burning your eggs.
- You could make this recipe in a mug, but I find a bowl works a little easier.
- I toss fresh peppers and onions into my dish, however you could also saute these in advance.
- Make omelette freezer packs by chopping all of your vegetables and meats in advance. Pull one out of the freezer when you are ready to make your omelette and mix into your eggs.
Do you need to add milk to eggs?
Normally we do not add milk to our eggs. With this recipe, however, we suggest stirring in at least one tablespoon. It helps keep the eggs moist and gives you a better finished result.
Milk not your thing? Try substituting it with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for an added tang that is delightful.
What can you put into an omelette?
- Everything. Anything. Well, almost. Here is a list of the most common ingredients you will find in an omelette.
- Seasonings- This is the bread and butter of an omelette. We stick with salt and pepper but have also been known to toss in a dash of garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes!
- Diced vegetables- Adding veggies into your diet has never been easier. Chop up your favorites (we really love peppers, onions, spinach, and broccoli) and stir right in.
- Cheese- Cheddar is the typical go-to but don’t be afraid to play around with other varieties!
Our four favorite omelette fillings:
- Ham and Cheese Omelette: Mix together the eggs with salt and pepper, bacon, diced ham, and cheddar cheese.
- Spinach Omelette: Fresh or frozen spinach and Parmesan cheese are the perfect breakfast blend.
- Southwest Style Omelette: Red and green peppers, onion, garlic salt, and bacon or sausage.
- Basic Bacon Omelette: Cooked diced bacon, cheddar cheese, with salt and pepper.
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- 2 large eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 tablespoons cheese
- 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup additional toppings such as diced ham, diced peppers, diced onion, or bacon
1. Lightly mist a microwave safe bowl with cooking spray.
2. Crack both eggs into the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the milk until the eggs are blended.
3. Sprinkle with toppings. We like to use about 1 to 2 tablespoons of each item.
4. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir.
5. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Mix the egg mixture and repeat until the eggs are fully cooked.
We find that this recipe typically takes 3 minutes to fully cook. Some microwaves will take less time, some will take more. Watch closely and check every 30 seconds.
Want to make this in a mug or mason jar? Half the recipe so it will fit.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 465mgSodium: 1786mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 46g
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