Our easy recipe for Microwave Scrambled Eggs gives you the perfect scrambled eggs in just a couple of minutes. Fluffy and creamy eggs, all cooked in a cup or bowl in the microwave. This recipe has all the tips to get a perfectly cooked scrambled eggs every time, for a quick and easy breakfast. Fool proof and minimal clean up!
This is such an easy way to scramble eggs, and it gets perfect results - all you need is a bowl and a microwave. We want to show you that healthy eating can be quick and easy too.
These scrambled eggs are perfect for a speedy breakfast. No need to use a big pan and perfect for when you want just one egg. The eggs are cooked in the bowl they are whisked in - so less washing up!
If you are looking for other recipes to cook in your microwave, then why not try our Microwave Pasta, Microwave Rice, Microwave Bacon, Chocolate Mug Cake, Microwave Poached Eggs or Microwave Porridge?
Why you will love it
- Perfect scrambled eggs every time - Once you have experimented a little with making this in your own microwave and getting the cooking times just right, you will have perfect eggs every time. Make sure you read through all our FAQs and extra tips.
- Quick and easy - These microwave scrambled eggs are ready in just 2 and a half minutes. Perfect for a healthy breakfast on those busy mornings.
- Versatile - There is so much that you can do with scrambled eggs, and far more than just serving it on toast. We have given all our favourite serving suggestions below.
- Adaptable - We have just added a little bit of cheese to ours, but there are so many different ingredients that you can add to these microwave scrambled eggs for different flavours.
- Eggs - This is really the main ingredient. Make sure to use the freshest eggs you can and bring them to room temperature before using. We used a medium sized egg. The size of the egg will vary the cooking time.
- Butter - A little pat of butter makes these microwave scrambled eggs really silky smooth. If you use salted butter, then adjust the seasoning.
- Milk - We used semi-skimmed milk, but you could use full fat of even cream if you wanted to make these really indulgent.
- Salt and pepper - Use sea salt and black pepper and season to taste.
- Cheese - This helps with the creaminess and adds something a little extra. We used a mature cheddar, as a little goes a long way.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Put the eggs in a bowl and whisk well.
Two: Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper and whisk again.
Three: Put the bowl in the microwave and cook on high for 30 seconds.
Four: Whisk again and put back in for 30 more seconds. Repeat by whisking again, and microwaving for another 30 seconds.
Five: Stir the cheese in and in for another 30-60 seconds, depending on how you like your eggs cooked.
This recipe does take a bit of practise to get the timings right for using your microwave, but it's so simple! Make sure you read all our tips for avoiding mistakes and learn how to make scrambled eggs in the microwave.
Why use a microwave?
Microwaves have gotten a bad reputation over the years. They have been called lazy and they have been called dangerous. But, if you are looking at these recipes then I am guessing that you don't believe either of those, and neither do we. Let's dispel those myths. Firstly, there is no real evidence that shows that microwaves are dangerous to your health.
You will find a lot of information on the internet to say they are, but nothing scientifically proven. However, studies have shown that using a microwave might be better at preserving nutrients than other cooking methods.
Microwaves are for lazy people? Nope! That is such an ableist thing to say. There are many reasons why people might use a microwave as a convenient method of cooking, such as not being able to stand at the cooker for any length of time.
Also, microwaves tend to cook things much quicker, which is perfect for those with less time in the kitchen and you also don't usually need to do any stirring, which is perfect if you need something you can just put in and leave. These eggs do need stirring a few times, but it's worth it for perfect eggs.
Sometimes the microwave can be a bit of a life saver. If your oven breaks, or you are having your kitchen renovated, you need to be able to make meals with just a microwave. Maybe you are living in accommodation with no/limited cooking facilities like a hotel/studio/student halls. We want to show just what you can do with a microwave.
Health benefits of eggs
Eggs are delicious and nutritious, not to mention a great budget friendly ingredient for making versatile meals. They are a great source of protein, Omega-3s and "good" cholesterol. They are a good source of vitamin B12, B6, vitamin D, selenium, and other important minerals!
There are not too many ways that you can mix up scrambled eggs, as there are minimal ingredients and that is one of the best things about it. We have added a little butter and cheddar to make it extra creamy and silky, but they are optional.
If you wanted to give a vegetable boost to these microwave scrambled eggs, then you could add some very finely chopped bell peppers in when whisking the eggs or some finely chopped spinach for some greens. For some added protein, you can add some chopped ham to the whisked eggs.
If you like spicy eggs, then why not chop up some jalapeno and mix it in with the whisked eggs. This is what we do when we use the eggs to make burritos.
What to serve with microwave scrambled eggs
If you are eating them by themselves, then a pinch of good sea salt and pepper adds loads of flavour. We are also partial to a good splash of hot sauce on these too - Franks Hot Sauce is our favourite.
Some kind of bread is a must with scrambled eggs, right? We love serving these with our Homemade Easy Bagels. Or if you want to try making your own loaf of bread, then why not try our Easy White Loaf Recipe? You could also fold them up in our Homemade Flatbreads with some beans, salsa and guacamole for a breakfast wrap/burrito. Why not try our Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burrito Recipe.
Store: You can actually store scrambled eggs really well. So feel free to make a batch of this for even quicker meals for the rest of the week. When then are cooled, transfer them to a sealable, air tight container. Cover and store in the fridge for up to four days.
Freeze: It might surprise you, but you can freeze scrambled eggs too. Once they have cooled, portion them out in to freezer bags and put them in the freezer.
Defrost: You can defrost them in the fridge overnight.
Reheat: To reheat the eggs, you can do that in the microwave too. Put them in a microwaveable bowl and cover with cling film and reheat for 15 seconds at a time, stirring between each time, until they are heated through.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can either use a cup (for smaller amounts) or a bowl. You need to make sure that both are microwave safe.
Usually we wouldn't recommend adding milk to scrambled eggs because it waters them down. But, for this method we find it helps to stop getting rubbery eggs.
Microwave cooking temperatures can vary massively, so there will be a little trial and error when you first make this, so you can find the exact cooking time using your microwave. The perfect scrambled eggs should be light and fluffy and still a little moist. You don't want to overcook the eggs!
In our microwave (our is 1,000 watts) it takes about 2 minutes 30 seconds for 4 eggs and this is what we have found when we have made this in other microwaves when travelling too. But use that as a guide. It will depend on how powerful your microwave is, the type of cup/bowl you use and also the size of your eggs (we used medium). No matter what the wattage of your microwave, use the HIGH setting. You cook them for 30 seconds at a time, whisking in between each cooking, until they are cooked to your liking.
Yes, you can scramble just one egg. It should only need about 1 minute 10 seconds.
The eggs should be just set, and still have a little wiggle to them. They will carry on cooking in the bowl as you get them out of the microwave, so you don't want to cook them for too long.
Yes, as long as there is no cross contamination, then this can be gluten free. Just be careful that whatever you are serving it with is gluten free too.
If they are still runny, then you will need to cook them for 10 seconds at a time more, until they are cooked through. If they are overdone, then you cooked them for too long. Take them out of the bowl as soon as they are cooked, otherwise they will continue cooking in the hot bowl.
If you cook these too quickly, or for too long, then it will cause it to explode. That is why we cook them for 30 seconds at a time and whisk them in between each cooking time.
Yes, you can cook more eggs at a time, but you will need to use a bigger bowl for this and adjust the cooking time.
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Fluffy Microwave Scrambled Eggs
- 4 Eggs
- 60 ml (0.25 cups) Semi-skimmed milk
- 5 g (1 teaspoon) Butter
- 10 g (2 teaspoon) Cheddar cheese - grated
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- Put 4 Eggs in a bowl and whisk well.
- Add 60 ml Semi-skimmed milk, 5 g Butter and 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper and whisk again.
- Put the bowl in the microwave and cook on high for 30 seconds.
- Whisk again and put back in for 30 more seconds. Repeat by whisking again, and microwaving for another 30 seconds.
- Stir 10 g Cheddar cheese in and in for another 30-60 seconds, depending on how you like your eggs cooked.
- Let refrigerated eggs reach room temperature before microwaving.
- Fresh eggs are always best. Place the egg in a bowl of water, and if it sinks, it is fresh. Floating eggs should be thrown away because they are too old.
- If you are adding cheese, these grate your own as the pre-grated cheese doesn't melt as well.
- Add a generous pinch of salt, as scrambled eggs are bland without it.
- You could use 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg if you wanted to make a lighter version of this.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.