how to make eggs in the microwave

Convenient kitchen appliances are a great addition to any household, and microwaves are no exception. Microwaves come in handy when you’re in a rush or not in the mood to cook food. It’s hard to imagine life without these convenient appliances.

Whether you are looking forward to learning how to make eggs in the microwave or you’re just curious to find a new recipe to try out, read on!

How to Cook Eggs in the Microwave Safely

Let’s take a look at the precautions you need to take to ensure you have a positive experience when making microwaved eggs.

Use Microwave-Safe Containers

Whether you’re looking forward to cooking or reheating any food in the microwave, always ensure that you use safe microwave containers. Safe containers include paper plates, ceramic bowls, and glass that don’t have any plastic. Never put aluminium foil, metal containers, and certain plastic containers in your microwave.

Don’t Cook Eggs in an Unpierced Shell

Always ensure that you make a piercing on the shell of an egg before tossing it inside the microwave. This helps prevent an egg explosion while it’s cooking inside the microwave. Furthermore, it’s always advisable to whisk an egg completely before placing it into the microwave since it prevents splattering inside the microwave.

Cooking Eggs Using a Microwave

Here are some tips that will come in handy when cooking microwave eggs.

Stirring the Eggs

Egg yolks tend to cook faster than egg whites. This is because they contain more fats. For this reason, recipes that call for beaten eggs, such as scrambled eggs and omelettes, tend to cook more evenly in the microwave.

Consider the Size of Your Egg

It’s noteworthy to mention that a jumbo egg will need more time to cook than a large egg, so you must adjust the cooking times accordingly to the size of your eggs.

Use Minimum Cooking Times

When cooking eggs in the microwave, always start with the shortest time. Add 10- or 15-second increments until your egg is well cooked. Furthermore, please remember that cooking times may vary depending on your recipe. For instance, you might occasionally cook food longer than the recipe dictates if your microwave oven has low wattage.

Try to Cook Evenly

To ensure that your eggs cook evenly, stir them with the ingredients. Cover them using microwave-safe containers and rotate them gently during cooking, only if your microwave lacks a turntable.

Cooking Your Eggs

That being said, let’s take a look at a few recipes that show how fun and easy it can be to microwave eggs:

Poached Eggs

Do you love a low-fat or low-calorie nutrition-packed breakfast? If yes, then this is your go-to breakfast recipe. Here’s a simple recipe for microwave-poached eggs

  • Crack your egg inside a microwave-safe mug or bowl.
  • Add 1/3 cup of water and a half teaspoon of vinegar inside the mug or bowl.
  • Cover the mug or bowl with a microwave-safe plate and place it inside the microwave.
  • Cook on 50% power for one minute.
  • Continue cooking the eggs in 15-second time intervals until the yolk is set.

Your egg will be perfectly poached; season it with salt and enjoy it with tasty toppings.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

cheesy scrambled eggs

If you are looking to make quick scrambled eggs in less than a minute, follow the below steps.

  • Place some butter inside a microwave-safe dish or mug.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the jug inside and microwave on high for 40 seconds.
  • Once it’s done cooking, use a string fork to break the egg into smaller pieces and add a generous amount of shredded cheese according to your preference.
  • Return the egg to the microwave and cook it for ten more seconds

Once your scrambled microwave eggs are fully cooked, top them with cooked bacon crumbles, chopped chives, or your preferred salsa, and dig in!

Sunnyside-Up Eggs

Did you know that you can make sunny-side-up eggs in 45 seconds without a frying pan? While some people may prefer sunny-side-up eggs fried on the stove, this recipe works well, especially if you’re short on time and crave sun on a cloudy day. Here’s how you can make microwaved sunny-side-up eggs.

  • Lightly coat a microwave-safe plate with butter or cooking spray.
  • Crack an egg onto the plate, and don’t stir it
  • Using the tip of a knife, gently prick the yolk
  • And place it inside the microwave on high for 45 seconds.

Season with kosher salt once it’s done, garnish the egg with a pinch of feta or chopped fresh herbs, and enjoy every bite.


Nothing compares to a cheesy, buttery omelette straight off the skillet. On the flip side, a microwave allows one to enjoy gooey satisfaction with less effort and time.

The recipe below will require you to prepare the mixture overnight to be ready for the microwave in the morning. You simply need your favourite omelette ingredients, a canning jar, and a lid.

Here are the steps to follow when making an omelette in the microwave.

  • Lightly coat the canning jar with cooking oil.
  • Add eggs and any other ingredients, such as cheese, ham, or fresh herbs.
  • Use salt and pepper, and season the egg mixture.
  • Cover the canning jar with a lid and let it rest overnight.
  • When morning comes, whisk or shake the jar to mix the contents properly.
  • Remove the lid and cover the tip with a microwave paper plate.
  • Microwave on high heat for about two minutes or until the eggs are cooked evenly.

Once cooked evenly, serve immediately and enjoy your microwaved omelette.

Egg Sandwich

Are you looking forward to having a quick egg sandwich for breakfast?

  • Lightly coat the inside of a flat-bottomed bowl with oil, butter, or cooking spray.
  • Add two large eggs, pepper, salt to taste, and a tablespoon of water.
  • Mix all the ingredients with a fork.
  • Place the mixture inside the microwave and heat it for 30 seconds. Please take out the bowl or cup and stir the eggs gently to help them cook evenly.
  • Microwave the eggs for another 20-30 seconds.
  • Take out the bowl from the microwave and add two tablespoons of shredded cheese. Please return it to the microwave and cook until the egg mixture is set and the cheese is melted.
  • Once the egg is done, use a spatula to transfer the cooked eggs to a piece of toast.

Garnish your egg sandwich with sliced avocado or a few drizzles of hot sauce and cover it with another piece of toast and enjoy your perfectly microwaved egg sandwich.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

a poultry product inside a heating kitchen equipment

There are different methods for hard-boiling eggs in the microwave. But if you are in a hurry, consider using this recipe.

  • Place an egg in a microwave-safe bowl and add hot water.
  • Cover it with a paper plate and microwave the eggs at 50% for four minutes
  • If you prefer a running yolk, take the egg out of it and wait for it to cool. Peel off the shell, season with salt, and eat.
  • On the other hand, if you prefer a more cooked yolk, leave the egg in hot water for two minutes before peeling it.

Please keep in mind that the inside of an egg can be very hot. Always be cautious when peeling it or biting into it. Ensure that your egg has cooled down properly before handling or eating it.

Note: Cooking times vary depending on the microwave’s wattage and desired consistency.

Cooking Eggs Has Never Been This Fun!

Microwave cooking is one of the healthiest ways to prepare food. This kitchen appliance cooks food using energy waves. The waves target water molecules in the food, causing them to vibrate and heat up.

So whether you’re looking forward to making microwave scrambled eggs or poached eggs, please try one of our recipes above and let us know!

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