Make this easy microwave egg in a cup (or bowl) for a quick breakfast for one, it can be made in under 10 minutes and is ready to grab and go. It's fluffy, creamy, and you can add so many delicious toppings!
[This recipe was originally posted in August 2017. It has been updated with new photos, cooking instructions, expert tips, FAQ, related recipes, video and ways to repurpose/use up ingredients]
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How will microwave eggs make your life easier?
We all need quick breakfasts, that's why I love this microwave egg in a cup (or bowl). Grab a microwave safe cup or bowl, whisk eggs in it, add toppings and throw in the microwave a few minutes before you're ready to eat or head out. That's it!
Here are a couple other delicious, easy breakfast ideas:
- Spinach Apple Banana Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
- Easy Yogurt Bowl
- Triple Berry Smoothie with Granola
What makes these microwave scrambled eggs so good?
- toppings of choice: like spinach, shredded cheese, and fresh tomatoes
How do I make a microwave egg bowl?
Make your microwave egg in a cup (or bowl) by cracking eggs into a microwave safe bowl. Add milk, beat with fork.
Add small handful of spinach, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to eggs.
Place egg mixture in the microwave oven. Cook on high for 1.5-2 minutes. Stir and enjoy. If still really undercooked, cook another 30-45 seconds. If mostly cooked, remove from microwave, they'll continue to cook just a bit.
Top your microwave egg in a cup (or bowl) with sliced tomato. Enjoy with toast and fruit for a delicious breakfast.
- Whisk egg and add toppings at night, to quickly make your eggs in the morning.
- Cook your eggs in a cup, bowl, or whatever you have. It just needs to be microwave safe.
- Other great add-ins: cooked bacon, sausage, mushrooms, onions, cream cheese, ham, other vegetables. Top with hot sauce, salsa, or fresh avocado if desired.
Start by cooking your scrambled eggs on high for 1 ½-2 minutes. Stir, cook for 30-45 seconds more, stir and repeat if needed.
Short answer, yes! You can cook scrambled eggs in the microwave for example. Check out this microwave egg in a cup (or bowl) for instructions. You can cook your eggs in any dish that's microwave safe.
How can I repurpose these microwave eggs?
Serve your eggs inside a tortilla, bagel, or English muffin for a more filling breakfast.
What can I make with leftover ingredients?
- Eggs: Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins, Chorizo Egg Casserole, Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches.
- Milk: Apple Pie Overnight Oats, Butterscotch Milkshake, Chia Seed Pudding, Semi Homemade BBQ Ranch.
Did you make this microwave egg in a cup? Leave me a comment & rating to share how it turned out!
Microwave Egg in a Cup (or bowl)
- cutting board
- Small Microwave Safe Bowl
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk of choice
- handful spinach
- 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese
- 1 tomato sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Crack 2 eggs into a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 Tablespoons milk, beat with fork.
- Add small handful of spinach, 1 Tablespoon-ish of cheese, salt and pepper to eggs.
- Place egg mixture in the microwave. Cook on high for 1.5-2 minutes. Stir and enjoy. If still really undercooked, cook another 30-45 seconds. If mostly cooked remove from microwave, they'll continue to cook just a bit.
- Top with sliced tomato. Enjoy
- You can mix all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight for a really easy breakfast.
- Swap out the toppings if you need. Add some ham or sausage, mushrooms, or other veggies you have on hand.
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Michelle Hartgraves says
I love scrambled eggs and cook them in the microwave all the time. Thanks for sharing!
yes, aren't they the greatest?! & absolutely, I'm all for no fuss meals
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
I love how easy these are!
I know, right?!
I don't use my microwave all too often, but the simplicity of this is making me want to!
ya, it took me a while to feel up for trying it, but they're so easy & actually delicious that I make them a lot now
I'm definitely a sweet breakfast person myself but this looks so good and easy. Could even eat it for a snack! I definitely want to try that skillet too 🙂
oh you totally could! eggs are great any time of the day
This is so convenient! I've never tried microwaving eggs before, but I should! I have about 3 dozen to use right now!
ya, try it! it's so easy & these turn out great
Christina Bauer says
I used to microwave eggs all the time for a quick breakfast! The key is not letting them explode 🙂
oh yeah, totally! noone wants to clean eggs off the top of the microwave
Julie @ Running in a Skirt says
What a fabulous easy recipe! A nice way to get protein in the morning without the mess. Can't wait to try it.
thanks Julie! it's so easy & delicious. Plus nearly no clean-up
Quick and simple. Love it. Especially for something in the morning.
thanks! and yes, quick and simple are the only breakfasts I do 🙂
Mary Clyde says
A recipe to treasure. I put mushrooms and fresh basil, too. A simple delight!
ohh great additions! I need to try it with mushrooms & basil now
Enjoyed the recipe! Thanks!
great to hear! thanks
Try adding some pesto to the bowl too. It adds more calories but packs a boost of flavor too. Thank you for the recipe.
Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN, CD says
great idea! pesto would be so tasty added to these easy eggs