Soft-Boiled Eggs in the Microwave


It's simple to make soft-boiled eggs in the microwave. After reading numerous articles, I came up with this recipe that yields consistent results every time.

close up view of a Soft-Boiled Egg on a white bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 eggs


  • 2 large eggs


  1. Place cold eggs into a bowl of warm water; this keeps them from cracking when cooked.

  2. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with salted water. Microwave on high until boiling, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

  3. Remove eggs from warm water and place into boiling water; cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Microwave at 60% power for 1 1/2 minutes.

  4. Remove plastic wrap and transfer eggs to a bowl of cool water to stop the cooking process. Peel and serve.


Cook times may vary depending on the wattage of the microwave.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
5g Fat
0g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 655mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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