Rating: 4.49 stars
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

A quick and easy breakfast when you don't have time to cook or do dishes afterwards.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
17 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine egg, egg whites, Cheddar cheese, ham, bell pepper, salt, and ground pepper in a microwave-safe mug coated with non-stick spray.

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  • Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Return to microwave and cook until eggs are completely set, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 20.9g; carbohydrates 1.5g; fat 13.9g; cholesterol 213mg; sodium 503mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (83)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2012
I made three of these this morning, as I wanted to have a fun breakfast that I could make with my two kids and have them participate. I don't keep green bell pepper on hand, I used red instead. I made no other changes. I made sure that we all sprayed our mugs very well with cooking spray before pouring in our omelette ingredients. This turned out very cool--my kids and I were very impressed. After they finished their mug omelettes, they wanted to make another one! This would be great to expand to have little bowls of different throw in's and really make some fun omelette combinations. Thanks for sharing your recipe--my kids and I made a wonderful memory this morning. Read More
(658)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2012
Not sure why but this didn't work as well for me as it apparently did for everyone else )-: I used 2 whole eggs and a couple of teaspoons of milk in addition to some cheese chopped mushroom and red bell pepper. When I went to stir it after microwaving 1 minute it was cooked on the bottom and sides without enough uncooked egg to really stir it. I stirred it anyway which broke it up added the cheese and cooked it for 30 seconds more. It tasted good but the texture was kind of rubbery. I might try it again using lower power. I really wanted it to work because it is so fast and easy. Read More
(14)
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2012
I made three of these this morning, as I wanted to have a fun breakfast that I could make with my two kids and have them participate. I don't keep green bell pepper on hand, I used red instead. I made no other changes. I made sure that we all sprayed our mugs very well with cooking spray before pouring in our omelette ingredients. This turned out very cool--my kids and I were very impressed. After they finished their mug omelettes, they wanted to make another one! This would be great to expand to have little bowls of different throw in's and really make some fun omelette combinations. Thanks for sharing your recipe--my kids and I made a wonderful memory this morning. Read More
(658)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2012
Easy and delicious without a ton of prep or clean up!What more could you ask for from a simple yet filling breakfast? Perfect for when you need something "on the go". I've been making this for my husband to take to work and you can use any type of microwave-safe dish as long as you spray it with Pam. Watch your cooking times as microwave strengths vary - you don't want the eggs to explode. I love the combo of ham, cheese, and veggies. This recipe is a great base: use your favorite cheeses or breakfast meats and add-in whatever veggies you have on hand. You can even lighten it up by using Egg Beaters and fresh herbs! This works great for breakfast sandwiches on biscuits or English muffins or try it in a warm tortilla for a breakfast wrap. Whatever you choose it's bound to be good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2012
I use two whole eggs, I didn't feel like separating eggs, some left over cooked Italian sausage and some diced peppers. My microwave is pretty powerful, I cooked for 1 minute and the egg puffed up really high - took it out, couldn't really stir it as it was mostly cooked. The egg deflated and I just used a knife to move the egg around the mug, add a little cheese and back into the microwave for 30 seconds. Make sure you spray the mug well and the egg will just slide right out. BTW - this is great with just one egg in a ramekin for one minute. Perfect for making egg McMuffins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
I have made these for ages. The only difference is I add a tablesppon or so of milk when I whisk the eggs to make them fluffier. Very easy and quick to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2012
This is the second time I've made this, the first time following the recipe to the letter...it was very good. This time I made two Egg McMuffins (used ramekins, the perfect size) and cooked for about 2-1/2 minutes on high in the microwave. The omelet was in between a slice of American cheese on the bottom and Canadian bacon on the top and sandwiched onto a toasted English muffin. This time I used Southwestern Egg Beaters (1/4 cup for each sandwich) which tasted delicious. With the two ramekins going into the dishwasher and hand washing one small skillet for the Canadian bacon, the cleanup was easy (no more messy egg rings to scrub!). This is now my go-to method for making Egg McMuffins, love it! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2012
I make this every weekend for our group home consumers. Only I use a bowl with a tablespoon of butter around the perimeter of the bowl crack 1 egg in the center mix with a fork add 1 tablespoon of water place in microwave for 1 min at 30 seconds I place a slice of cheese on top. Perfect everytime!! AND the feedback is Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2012
I love this recipe for a quick protein-packed breakfast. I used two whole eggs vs egg whites and added a fresh sliced mushroom and 2 teaspoons milk as others had recommended for a fluffier omelet. It has turned out great every time I've made it and it is easily modified to suit your taste! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2012
This is Hilarious!!! I think Sharlene has been spying on my kitchen LOL. My wife is VERY calorie conscious ( though she doesn't really need to be) and since I'm the cook I'm always trying to fix something that fits in her plans and is tasty. I've been making her this type of omelet for more than a year and it has been a complete success. She doesn't eat pork so instead of the ham I have used turkey ham or a good quality and also I make the omelet a bit larger using 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites. Also keep sauteed mushrooms in fridge at all times so add those also use a bit more diced pepper ( sorry only use red) and a bit of dehydrated onion Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2012
Surprise I thought I created this method. I have been making omelets in a cup for years also. I use typically use eggbeaters one wedge of laughing cow cheese fresh spinach and sun dried tomato. It is healthy quick and quick clean up. Great for busy week day mornings. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2012
Not sure why but this didn't work as well for me as it apparently did for everyone else )-: I used 2 whole eggs and a couple of teaspoons of milk in addition to some cheese chopped mushroom and red bell pepper. When I went to stir it after microwaving 1 minute it was cooked on the bottom and sides without enough uncooked egg to really stir it. I stirred it anyway which broke it up added the cheese and cooked it for 30 seconds more. It tasted good but the texture was kind of rubbery. I might try it again using lower power. I really wanted it to work because it is so fast and easy. Read More
(14)