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Use your microwave to make light and fluffy scrambled eggs for a quick and easy breakfast to start your day. Follow the technique in this recipe for perfect results every time.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
10 mins
5 mins
2 servings

Your microwave is the key to irresistibly fluffy scrambled eggs that are ready in mere minutes. Don't believe us? Just try this top-rated recipe for microwave eggs. 

Can You Microwave Eggs? 

Of course! We wouldn't be here if you couldn't. This microwave method is hands-off (compared to the traditional stovetop method) and comes together in just a few minutes with three ingredients. What more could you ask for in a shortcut recipe?

How to Cook Eggs In the Microwave

There are plenty of ways to cook eggs in the microwave, but this method for scrambled eggs is perhaps our favorite. You'll find the full recipe below, but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

Crack the eggs into a microwave-safe bowl or mug, then mix well with milk and salt. Heat the eggs in the microwave for about 30 seconds, remove and beat well, then return to the microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat until eggs are fully cooked and scrambled. 

How Long to Microwave Eggs

Every microwave is different. The process could take anywhere from 1 minute to 2.5 minutes. Just be sure to microwave in 30-second intervals and to beat the eggs between every interval – this way, the eggs will scramble evenly and won't be overcooked. 

Microwave Egg Variations

We think this three-ingredient recipe is perfect as it is. But, if you want to dress them up a bit, try one (or more) of these tasty mix-ins: 

Stir in some shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack for a cheesy twist. 

Ham or Bacon
Diced ham or chopped bacon makes this hearty recipe even more filling. 

Diced bell peppers, onions, and spinach add color and flavor. To turn up the heat, try jalapeños. 

Fresh herbs – such as basil, rosemary, oregano, and thyme – lend bright, earthy flavor.

What to Serve With Scrambled Eggs

For a classic breakfast, try pairing these microwave scrambled eggs with Basic Biscuits and Oven-Baked Bacon. You could also make a satisfying Scrambled Egg Sandwich or Breakfast Burrito. With this recipe, it's easy to keep it basic or get as creative as you want. The world is your oyster!

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I think this is an extremely handy technique for saving some dollars when you don't have a kitchen to cook in," says Christina De Jess Villanueva. "I made some scrambled eggs, toast and had a simple sandwich. Bonus points for adding toppings if you have them, I just didn't. Thanks for sharing!"

"The constant stirring solves the rubbery eggs problem you normally get from microwaving," according to Tracy Gravel.

"Our kitchen is torn apart and we were hungry for a hot breakfast this morning," says PAMimi. "Made these scrambled eggs and heated pre-cooked sausages at the same time. Had fresh fruit as a side. Excellent breakfast."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Break the eggs into a microwave-proof mixing bowl. Add milk and salt; mix well.

  • Pop the bowl into the microwave and cook on high power for 30 seconds. Remove bowl, beat eggs very well, scraping down the sides of the bowl, and return to the microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat this pattern, stirring every 30 seconds for up to 2 1/2 minutes. Stop when eggs have the consistency you desire.

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 12.1g; carbohydrates 2.1g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 329.8mg; sodium 281mg. Full Nutrition