Imagine whipping up a delicious breakfast in just a minute – it’s the dream start to any busy, productive morning.

As much as I adore breakfast scrambles and savoring my avocado toast, there’s often just not enough time for elaborate cooking. That’s where this fantastic microwave scrambled egg recipe comes in handy. It’s astonishingly easy, and you’ll be amazed at how fluffy and delightful these microwave eggs turn out. 

Whether you’re rushing out the door or just need a quick protein boost, these microwaved eggs are your go-to solution for a fast and tasty morning treat, perfect on their own or as a filling for breakfast burritos.

egg scrambled in a ramekin.

Microwaving scrambled eggs is so easy and fast, it’s practically the perfect breakfast. Taking the mug in and out of the microwave to scramble the eggs rather than scrambling them right in front of you on the stove is the only downside, if you really had to find one. However, being able to cook your eggs perfectly in a mug and walk right out of the door in the morning makes up for that! 

Why This Microwaved Scrambled Eggs Recipe Works 

  • Quick Cooking Time: In just one minute, you’ll have a dish ready to eat! This easy microwave scrambled egg recipe revolutionizes your cooking time, making it one of my favorite things for a quick meal.
  • Effortless Preparation and Cleanup: With minimal preparation, using just your microwave oven, this recipe completely bypasses the need for a stove top. It’s the easy way to enjoy fluffy eggs without the hassle of extensive trying to clean up a dirty pan. It’s also an great way to make a single serving of eggs.
  • Healthy and Economical: Ditch the fast food and opt for these wholesome scrambled eggs. They’re not only a healthy, protein-packed choice for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner, but also a smart way to save money and boost your health.
  • Versatility and Personalization: This recipe isn’t just about easy recipes; it’s about making it your own. Enjoy these egg scrambles with your favorite toppings or fold them into a breakfast burrito. It’s a delightful and easy way to cater to your taste any time of the day.

Ingredients for scrambled eggs in the microwave.

Ingredients For this Microwaved Scrambled Eggs Recipe

  • Eggs 
  • Milk, non-dairy alternative if needed 
  • Salt and Pepper 

How to Cook Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave

  1. Add eggs, milk (or whatever liquid you are using) and seasonings to a mug.
  2. Scramble with a fork (make sure to break the yolk).
  3. Microwave high for 20 seconds. Give it a good stir.
  4. Microwave in 20 second increments until cooked the eggs are set and cooked through.

scrambled eggs on a white plate with berries.

Microwave Scrambled Eggs Flavor Variations and Mix-ins

  • For a bit of extra flavor, go simple with black pepper before cooking or finish with hot sauce.
  • Add a spoonful of grated cheddar cheese while scrambling! Top with crumbled, cooked bacon.
  • I love substituting creme fraiche (French cream) for the liquid! Creme fraiche is thick, creamy, and has just the slightest tang. Add a spoonful in place of the milk. 
  • Add a tablespoon of chopped ham or turkey while scrambling the eggs. Even cooked breakfast sausage would be fabulous! 
  • Leftover cooked vegetables from the night before or fresh herbs would be an awesome mix-in for a one-mug omelet vibe. Just chop them up into smaller bite sized pieces. 

scrambled eggs in a white ramekin.


Can I microwave more than two eggs? 

Yes! Just use a microwave-safe bowl Cook for 45 seconds, give it a good stir, then microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each time, until the eggs are set. 

What should I use to cook my scrambled eggs in? 

You can use a ramekin, small microwave-safe bowl, or a ceramic mug. 

How can I prevent my eggs from exploding in the microwave? 

This definitely happens, but it typically only happens when you are using a whole egg. Since we are scrambling the eggs first with a little liquid, you should be just fine. 

egg scrambled in a ramekin.

Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave

Breakfast in one minute sounds like the ultimate way to start your morning. When i'm ready to have a productive morning I love starting with a protein boost, but don't love taking the time to cook. This easy microwave scrambled egg recipe is done in one minute and is so delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 135 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk non-dairy alternative if needed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Add eggs, milk, and seasonings to a mug.
  • Scramble with a fork (make sure to break the yolk)
  • Microwave high for 20 seconds. Give it a good stir.
  • Microwave in 20 second increments until cooked the eggs are set and cooked through.


Serving: 1gCalories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 12gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 329mgSodium: 131mgPotassium: 141mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 500IUCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, microwave, microwave eggs, Microwave Recipes, scrambled eggs
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