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Learn how quick and easy it is to make hard boiled eggs in the microwave in just minutes. This method is great for when you don’t have time waiting for a pot of water to boil and you just need a quick protein boost. Keep an eye on your egg and read about all of our tips to make a successful hard boiled egg in the microwave. 

Cooking eggs in a pinch is a tool everyone should have in their back pocket. For when you or your family need a quick bite of fuel on the go, or to have stocked up in the fridge to add to Buddha Bowls, salads, or make a feast of breakfast for dinner. If that’s the case, don’t forget to check out our recipe for easy and mess free Microwave Bacon

Why This Microwaved Hard Boiled Egg Recipe Works 

  • No more waiting around for a pot of water to boil, this quick method makes for quick cooking and easy clean up. 
  • When the egg is placed in salted water, it allows for the waters boiling point to reduce the intense heat created by the microwave. This means you will have less of a chance of an egg explosion in your microwave. 
  • Place your egg in already hot salt water. The more water the better 
  • Our best tip: prick the bottom of your egg with a safety pin! This allows room for the egg to expand while cooking. 

Ingredients For Hard Boiled Egg in the Microwave   

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 2 cups water 

How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs Microwave 

  1. To a microwave safe bowl, add the water and salt. Place in the microwave and nuke for 2 minutes, or until the water has boiled. 
  2. Poke the bottom of the egg with a safety pin. 
  3. Place the whole egg into the hot water, and cover it with a microwave safe plate. 
  4. Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes, then let the egg sit in the hot water for 4 minutes.
  5. Transfer the egg to a bowl of ice cold water before peeling. 

Tools Used in This Recipe

  • The best Pyrex Dishes with Lids – all microwave safe! 
  • If you’re not into Pyrex, my favorite microwave safe bowls are so pretty and nice and deep for the perfect egg cooking! 
  • The best Salt you will ever have – once you taste this you won’t go back. It’s perfect for hard boiled eggs in the microwave but also for sprinkling your eggs once cooked – good salt makes a difference. 

How can I Enjoy my Microwaved Hard Boiled Eggs? 

For breakfast! Layer sliced hard boiled eggs on a breakfast sandwich with your favorite sandwich toppings. Our go to is on a toasted bagel with veggie cream cheese, sliced hard boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, and arugula dressed in a little olive and salt. 

On the Go! Hot tip: we always forget to eat breakfast and find ourselves hungry at random times of the day. We love prepping oatmeal the night before and bringing it with us on the go. I always had chopped hard boiled egg on top with lots of black pepper for the perfect savory oatmeal. I bring it right in a mason jar so I can enjoy it anytime of day, no matter where I am. 

On Buddha Bowls! Try your microwaved hard boiled egg on just about any Buddha Bowl for the perfect protein boost. We love it on Miso Turkey Ramen Bowl, Roasted Cauliflower Buddha Bowl with Dill Dressing, and this Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl

Faqs

How long to microwave an egg ?

After lots of trial and error and feedback from our readers, we have approached the cooking time a bit differently. We start out by placing the egg in already boiling hot salt water then microwave that for 2 minutes on high power. Keep in mind if your microwave is lower voltage, you may need an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from the microwave after the cooking time and let sit for 4 minutes, covered before placing it into ice cold water. 

Why did my egg explode? 

A few reasons could cause this. You didn’t add enough salt, you may not have submerged the egg in enough water or you didn’t prick the bottom of the egg. Pricking the bottom of your egg with a safety pin allows room for the egg to expand as pressure builds while it cooks. 

Why do I need to add salt when I can’t even taste it?

Salt lowers the boiling point of the water and reduces the intense heat that can cause an egg to explode in the microwave. /

How can I make a soft boiled egg in the microwave? 

Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes, then let the egg sit in the hot water for 1 minute before transferring it to an ice cold water bath. 

How can I tell if my eggs are good or bad? 

If your egg sinks to the bottom of the bowl of water that you place it in, then your egg is good and fresh! If your egg sinks to the bottom, but stands up on one end, then it is still good, just not as fresh as it was the day you bought it. If your egg floats to the top then it has gone bad, don’t use it! 

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How to Hard Boil an Egg in the Microwave

Use this recipe to make a hard boiled egg in a snap! Depening on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.
1 from 4 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 1
Calories 63 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg poked with a safety pin at the bottom
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
 

  • To a microwave safe bowl, add the water and salt.
  • Place in the microwave and nuke for 2 minutes, or until the water has boiled.
  • Poke the bottom of the egg with a safety pin.
  • Place the whole egg into the hot water, and cover it with a microwave safe plate.
  • Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes, then let the egg sit in the hot water for 4 minutes.
  • Transfer the egg to a bowl of ice cold water before peeling.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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