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How To Make Scrambled Eggs In The Microwave

Scrambled eggs are delicious, and traditionally they are made in a saucepan on the hob.

But did you know that there is another way to make scrambled eggs?

This post will teach you how to make perfect scrambled eggs in your microwave!

microwave scrambled egg

You’ll learn how to cook the eggs slowly so that they don’t get rubbery or hard. This is a basic scrambled egg recipe, feel free to add in any additions according to how you usually enjoy it!

What You Need To Make Microwave Scrambled Eggs

microwave scrambled eggs ingredients, 2 eggs, water, butter and mug

Aside from a microwave, you will also need the following to make scrambled eggs;

  • Eggs (allow 2 eggs per serving)
  • 1 tbsp of milk or water
  • Butter or oil for greasing
  • Microwave friendly bowl or mug

You can use either a bowl or a mug, I use a mug as I usually just make it for me, but when I am making extra portions I will use a mug.

Making Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Step 1

Grease the bowl or mug with butter or oil.

greasing a mug with butter to prepare it for making scrambled egg in the microwave

Step 2

Crack the eggs directly into the bowl, add the milk or water, and whisk.

Step 3

Place in the microwave and cook on high power for 30 seconds. Use a fork to break the cooked egg up. Microwave for a further 30 seconds and repeat until the egg is cooked through. Mine took 90 seconds in total in a 1000w microwave.

scrambled egg in a mug straight from the microwave

It’s important to break the egg up every 30 seconds so that the scrambled egg is fluffy and not rubbery.

scrambled egg in mug from microwave with fork to fluff it up

What Bowl Should I Use To Make Microwave Scrambled Eggs?

ingredients for microwave scrambled eggs, with a mug for cooking it in.

You can use any bowl or mug that is safe to use in a microwave. There are containers that are especially for cooking eggs in the microwave but they aren’t essential.

Just make sure that you grease the bowl before adding the scrambled egg mixture or it will stick to the sides.

Can I Make Microwave Scrambled Eggs Without Milk?

Yes, you can make scrambled eggs without any milk or water. But if you do skip the liquid the end result of your scrambled eggs might end up a little rubbery and not as light and airy.

microwave scrambled egg
microwave scrambled egg

Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Total Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Microwave scrambled egg is quick and easy to make, perfect for when you are in a rush!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp water or milk
  • Salt/pepper according to taste


  1. Grease your microwave safe mug or bowl with a little butter or oil.
  2. Crack both eggs into the mug or bowl together with the water or milk and beat. Season with any salt or pepper as required.
  3. Place in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds. Remove and using a fork fluff it up. Return to the microwave for a further 30 seconds and repeat. Repeat until the scrambled egg is cooked according to the consistency you prefer. I used a 1000w microwave and it took 90 seconds in total.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 392mgSodium: 839mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 21g

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C. G. Phillips

Saturday 5th of November 2022

I've learned that using WATER to cook scrambled eggs or omolettes in every manner makes the eggs fluffier while using MILK or CREAM isn't as effective.

I was skeptical at first since I was an old man who had used milk all my life, but it is true.

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