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How to Microwave Eggs

Fluffy, yellow, hot and YUMMY! Microwave Eggs are ready in just a minute. All you need to know is How to Microwave Eggs

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Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy 
  • Fast
  • CHEAP! 
  • Uses what you already have on hand.
  • Doesn’t heat up the kitchen!

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. 

Spray the container with non stick spray. 

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STEP 2. 

Crack the egg/eggs into the container and mix well to scramble. Mix in desired ingredients. Butter and milk if wanted. 

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STEP 3. 

Microwave for 30 seconds, remove, mix more, repeat for 20 seconds and continue to repeat until cooked through. 

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How to make microwave scrambled eggs taste good

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can you microwave eggs?

Sure can, it’s EASY! 

  1. Just spray your container with cooking spray,
  2. crack your eggs, a
  3. add a little butter and, if you want, milk.
  4. Don’t forget the salt and pepper.
  5. Scramble, microwave, scramble some more.
  6. Enjoy!

Can I Microwave eggs in a mug

To microwave eggs in a mug

  1. Use cooking spray
  2. Crack eggs into the mug and whisk well.
  3. Add your butter and/or the milk if desired. Salt and pepper.
  4. Microwave, mix, microwave till done.
  5. You’ll want to check out the recipe below, it has all the steps and ingredients. 

Is it Safe to Microwave Eggs?

Yes, it is. 

The most important thing to be watchful for is the egg exploding. 

Follow these simple rules to avoid an eggsplosion!

  • Mix your eggs well,
  • heat for a short time in the microwave and then
  • mix again and this will avoid any explosions. 

You can check out MORE tips on safe microwave cooking by checking out this information from the USDA

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How to Cook Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave

To make SCRAMBLED eggs in the microwave, simply follow the recipe printed below.  If you want to add some flavor, Try Old Bay Scrambled Eggs!

Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave without Milk?

Don’t like milk in your eggs? No PROBLEM!

Just leave the eggs out and add the butter instead. 

How to Microwave Egg in a Cup?

M-waving eggs in a cup is the same as in a mug or in a bowl. Just follow the recipe in the recipe card below.

How Microwave Eggs in an Avocado?

  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed.
  2. Crack the egg into the avocado.
  3. Put on a microwave safe plate.
  4. M-wave for 30 seconds at a time and repeat until the egg is like you want. The whites will firm up first and leave the yolk runny which is absolutely the way to do it! 

How To Make Scrambled Eggs With Milk in the Microwave?

Follow the recipe as written below and add 2 Tbs of milk and whisk it in! Perfection! 

How to Microwave Eggs Without Exploding

The best way to avoid an explosion is to take your time cooking your egg and follow these steps:

  1. Mix the egg well before putting it in the m-wave.
  2. Cook the egg in an initial 30 second burst followed by 20 second bursts.
  3. Between each burst, mix the egg well to release any trapped hot air.

How to Make Microwave Eggs Taste Good! 

Add a sprinkle of one of the following

  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Garlic powder
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Chives
  • Spinach
  • Grilled Mushrooms

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If You Enjoy This Recipe, You Might Also Enjoy :

How to Microwave Ramen

Microwave Corn on the Cob

How to Microwave Asparagus

Microwave Hot Dogs

Do you LOVE Eggs? 

Try One of These:

Southern Deviled Eggs

Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Eggs in Purgatory


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How to Microwave Eggs

FAST, yellow, buttery, soft pillowy scrambled eggs that you’ll be gobbling down in no time at all! Learn how here with no eggsplosions or other mishaps!
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: microwave eggs, how to microwave eggs
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 183kcal


  • Nonstick spray
  • 1 Egg mixed well with fork
  • 1 Tbs Butter
  • 2 tbs milk (optional)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper.


  • Spray microwave safe bowl (mug, cuwith non stick spray. Make sure to get the spray into any corners.
  • Crack egg into the bowl and mix very well with a fork. Add the butter, optional milk, salt and pepper and mix well again.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, remove from microwave and mix well with the fork, repeat until egg is cooked to the hardness you prefer.


  • You’ll want to use the cooking spray because microwave eggs will stick like glue to your bowl otherwise.
  • If you don’t have cooking spray, smear a thin coat of butter all over the bowl you will cook in (or cup or mug).
  • Want your egg in a cup or mug? No problem, just make sure to get the cooking spray into the corner where the side wall meets the bottom.
  • Do you like milk in your eggs? This makes them a little more creamy. Add 2 Tbs of milk to the ingredients above.
  • Want to leave the butter out? That’s fine, the butter does add some flavor.
  • Be very careful removing your eggs from the microwave, some microwave safe containers will get very hot in the microwave.
PRO TIP: For a ton of extra flavor add any of your favorite egg condiments like crumbled bacon, minced onion, peppers, sausage, green onion, thyme, oregano, etc. Be creative!
PRO TIP: Stop cooking your eggs when they are ALMOST to the hardness that you prefer. The steam and the heat in the bowl will finish cooking them in the next 20-30 seconds or so. This will help you avoid over cooked eggs.


Nutrition Facts
How to Microwave Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 197mg66%
Sodium 177mg7%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 592IU12%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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Thursday 1st of August 2019

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