Microwave Scrambled Eggs: Quick and Easy Guide

Making microwave scrambled eggs has become one of my favorite ways to cook eggs, especially when I’m in a rush. It’s a convenient and quick method that yields delicious and fluffy results. In this article, I will teach you how to make perfectly cooked scrambled eggs using just a microwave for an easy breakfast recipe.

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To start, all you need are eggs, a microwave-safe bowl, and any additional ingredients you like to personalize your scramble, such as vegetables, butter, diced ham, or cheese. For more seasoning ideas check out this article on how to make Seasoning For Scrambled Eggs, or how to boil eggs in the microwave.

The key to making scrambled eggs in the microwave is cooking them in short intervals, stirring in between to ensure even cooking and a soft texture.

Ingredients Needed to Make Eggs in the Microwave

When making microwave scrambled eggs, I start by gathering all the necessary ingredients. To keep it simple, I usually include the following:

  • Eggs
  • Salt (a pinch, to taste)
  • Pepper (a pinch, to taste)
  • Milk (about 1 tablespoon per egg)
  • Optional add-ins: butter, cheese, bacon, ham, shredded cheese, heavy cream
Ingredients for Eggs in the Microwave

How to Make Scrambled Eggs in Microwave

Gone are the days when cooking eggs meant standing over a hot stove, constantly stirring and flipping to ensure they don’t stick to the pan.

With the help of your trusty kitchen appliance, you can now enjoy perfectly cooked eggs in the microwave in a matter of minutes. Microwave eggs are a time-saver and a great way to create a nutritious breakfast in a short prep time.

Preparing the Microwave-Safe Bowl

Before starting the process, I must prepare a microwave-safe bowl properly. I first ensure it’s large enough to accommodate the number of eggs and additional ingredients. So don’t reach out for that small bowl!

I may use a cooking spray to ensure a nonstick surface. Sometimes, I might opt for a nonstick pan designed explicitly for microwaving eggs.

Mixing the Ingredients

I start by cracking the eggs into a microwave-safe bowl or mug.

Then, I add milk, which helps with the fluffiness.

adding milk and salt to Scrambled Eggs in Microwave

I also like adding a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning. If you want, you can incorporate any additional ingredients such as butter, herbs, or diced veggies.

Using a fork, whip everything together until the yolks and whites are well mixed. For an even fluffier result, quick whisking is useful.

Mixing the eggs for Scrambled Eggs in Microwave

Setting the Microwave

It’s essential to adjust the microwave settings correctly. I choose a medium power setting (around 50-70%) to ensure the eggs are fully cooked evenly and don’t become rubbery. If your microwave doesn’t offer precise power settings, selecting a shorter cooking time at full power can also work.

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Cooking Time

The ideal cooking time for microwave scrambled eggs varies based on the microwave’s power and the number of eggs.

after 30 seconds Microwaving the eggs.

I usually start with 30-second intervals and stir the eggs after each interval using a fork. This helps achieve an even cook and a scrambled texture.

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Eggs Approx. Cooking Time: 2 eggs 1 – 1.5 minutes, 3-4 eggs 2 – 3 minutes

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Avoiding Overcooked and Rubbery Eggs in the Microwave

To avoid overcooking and getting rubbery eggs, keeping a close eye on the microwave is crucial. I make sure to stir the eggs every 30 seconds and remove them from the microwave when still slightly wet, as they will continue cooking from residual heat.

Lightly greasing the bowl or mug with olive oil before adding the eggs can also ensure they don’t stick too much or overcook.


When making microwave scrambled eggs, I have discovered a few fantastic ways to add variety and flavor to my breakfast dish.

In this section, I’ll provide some ideas for incorporating veggies, customizing with other ingredients, and presenting your microwave eggs in new and exciting ways.

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Adding Veggies

I sometimes like incorporating a variety of vegetables into my scrambled eggs, as they add color, flavor, and nutrition. Before microwaving my eggs, I chop some spinach and mix it in.

The spinach wilts beautifully as the eggs cook, providing a nutritious boost. Some other veggies I enjoy adding are diced bell peppers, onions, or even chopped cherry tomatoes.

Customizing with Other Ingredients

I also love experimenting with different additions besides veggies. Fresh herbs, such as chives or parsley, make a tasty and fragrant addition. If I’m craving something heartier, I add cheese or crumbled bacon to the mixture before microwaving.

It’s also worth noting that you can use water instead of milk when whisking, resulting in a lighter, fluffier texture.

Tips for Perfectly Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

To make perfectly fluffy scrambled eggs in the microwave, follow these tips:

  • Choose fresh ingredients: Start with fresh, large eggs and any seasonings you like, such as salt and black pepper. You can also add a splash of liquid, like milk or cream, to make the eggs fluffier.
  • Whisk well: The key to fluffiness starts with whisking. I always make sure to whisk my eggs thoroughly before putting them in the microwave to ensure even cooking.
  • Use a container safe for microwave: Choose a large microwave-safe bowl or mug that provides enough room for the eggs to expand as they cook.
  • Cook in short intervals and stir: To avoid overcooking or undercooking, I cook them in 30-second intervals, stirring gently after each interval. This helps achieve even cooking and the perfect fluffy texture. The usual recipe cook time is between 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, but it might vary depending on the microwave wattage and the amount of eggs.
  • Add your favorite toppings: Once your eggs are cooked, you can add your favorite toppings like spring onions, fresh fruit, or any seasonings you desire.

Remember that microwaving scrambled eggs can be an alternative to cooking them on a stove. Still, it may require trial and error based on your microwave wattage and personal preferences.

Once you master the technique, you’ll enjoy delicious and fluffy scrambled eggs every time. Check out my other egg recipes like TikTok Egg Sandwich, Breakfast Egg Muffins, or Bread With Egg And Bacon.

Scrambled Eggs in Microwave

Additional Toppings and Condiments for Microwaved Scrambled Eggs

When I make my microwave scrambled eggs, I love experimenting with various toppings and condiments to enhance flavor and texture.

  • Cheese: I often mix in shredded cheddar or parmesan to give the scrambled eggs a rich, cheesy texture. Goat cheese crumbles can also make an excellent addition with their creamy and tangy flavor.
  • Cream: Adding a splash of cream before microwaving can make them incredibly fluffy and rich. I sometimes replace the cream with milk for a lighter option.
  • Seasonings: I like to add some heat to my scrambled eggs with a dash of cayenne pepper or a few drops of hot sauce. Alternatively, I might opt for ketchup for a milder, sweeter option.
  • Avocado: Finely chopped or mashed avocado adds a lovely creaminess as well as a dose of healthy fats. I find it a particularly satisfying topping for a hearty breakfast or brunch.
  • Bacon: Chopped cooked bacon works wonderfully as a savory, smoky complement to the eggs. I usually sauté the bacon in a skillet until crisp before adding it to the egg mixture.
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How to Make Microwave Scrambled Eggs

This protein-rich breakfast dish is not only satisfying, but it's also incredibly easy to prepare, making it perfect to serve on busy mornings or when you're craving a quick and protein-packed meal.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 185 kcal


  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/5 tsp Salt


  • In a microwave-safe, deep bowl, whisk together three eggs. Gradually pour in the milk, followed by the salt, whisking to ensure an even distribution. Additional seasonings or spices may be incorporated as desired.
  • Using a fork or whisk, stir the mixture vigorously until all components are seamlessly blended.
  • Place the bowl in a microwave set to medium power (800-1000 watts). After 30 seconds, carefully remove the bowl, and stir the eggs, noting that they will have started to firm up, especially on the surface.
  • Place the dish back into the microwave for an additional half minute. At this stage, the scrambled eggs will be nearly finished. Stir once more, keeping an eye on the consistency. If the eggs remain slightly moist, continue cooking until they reach your preferred texture.
  • Cook for an additional 15 seconds if a less moist scramble is desired. For a drier scramble, continue cooking in 15-second intervals, checking and stirring between each pulse. Typically, one or two additional 15-second pulses will achieve the desired texture.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with fresh herbs or accompaniments if desired. Enjoy your perfectly microwave-cooked scrambled eggs.


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 18gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 497mgSodium: 677mgPotassium: 251mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 787IUCalcium: 130mgIron: 2mg
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  1. I recently learned another tip for really fluffy scrambled eggs by adding mayonnaise and using water instead of milk products as they (milk and cream) tend to burn. I have used water for a long time and recently started using mayonnaise and it really fluffs them up another notch. You cannot even taste it. You only need a teaspoonful mixed really well into the eggs before cooking.