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How To Make Scrambled Eggs In The Microwave

Published by: Maria Kelley • Updated: February 17, 2024 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

Eggs can be easily scrambled in the microwave at 800 watts in 30-second bursts. Completely cooked scrambled eggs shouldn’t take more than a total of one and a half minutes or three 30-second bursts. You can even add other ingredients and enjoy your perfectly cooked, fluffy results!

Making Scrambled Eggs In A Microwave Is Easy

Most days, I barely wake up with enough time to shower, grab a slice of bread, and get to work with just enough time to punch in and heave a sigh of relief. I’d be very surprised if this wasn’t the case with most of us trying to navigate this busy world!

It’s on days like these, or days where I simply want to rest instead of spending my free day cooking and washing up, that my microwave is my best friend.

After a little experimenting and exploration on my free days, I was quite blown away by the range of amazing, healthy, easy, and more importantly, quick recipes that I could whip up with this humble contraption.

Today, I list one of my favourite microwave recipes—microwave scrambled eggs (yes, this is a thing, and yes, it’s delicious!).

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Making Scrambled Eggs In Your Microwave

Before we go on, remember that microwave scrambled eggs are going to look and feel slightly different from traditional pan-fried results since a microwave works differently. While your eggs won’t be as creamy, they’ll definitely be soft and non-rubbery, like a shredded omelette—provided you follow the right cooking method.

I also love that I can control the shape of my scrambled eggs in the microwave—I recently bought a heart-shaped container that makes it feel like I’m giving myself a little scrambled-eggs love first in the morning!

This also makes it super easy to cook scrambled eggs for a range of accompaniments, from muffins to wraps to salads to pita pockets.

Microwave Scrambled Eggs Recipe

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Here’s how to whip up the perfect scrambled eggs with your microwave to serve one person.
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COURSE Breakfast
SERVINGS 1
CALORIES 126 kcal

Equipment

  • A dish or container
  • A whisk or a fork
  • A spatula or spoon

Ingredients
 

  • 2 eggs
  • A little oil or butter depending on how health-conscious you are! (I’m a butter person, through and through).
  • A tablespoon of milk this is optional, but I like how creamy, moist, soft, and rich my scrambled eggs are when I add milk. The trade-off, though, is that you may have to be content with non-fluffy eggs (though a small amount of milk usually does nothing to harm the fluffiness).
  • You could substitute the milk with a little water though this is my last resort for when I don’t have milk in the fridge.
  • Seasoning I stick with salt and pepper but on more adventurous days, I like to add in a dash of oregano, chilli flakes, and/or turmeric, as well.

Method
 

  • Spread the oil or butter over the dish or container you’re cooking your eggs in.
  • Once you’ve sufficiently oiled the dish, crack your eggs into the dish.
  • Sprinkle your seasoning over the eggs as evenly as possible.
  • Add in the milk or water and lightly whisk with the fork or the whisk.
  • Once you’ve whisked the eggs to your satisfaction (don’t overdo it), pop the tray or container into the microwave and set the cooking time to 30 seconds at 800 watts (high).
  • Check after 30 seconds, forking through, to see if your eggs are sufficiently cooked. If they are, stop cooking. If you’re looking for more well-done eggs, repeat the 30-second burst and checking process as many times as required until your eggs are cooked how you want them.
  • Make sure you’re forking through and checking after each burst to break up the eggs and see if they’re cooked.
  • Use a spoon or spatula to transfer to your plate or just eat it directly from the container—less washing up to do!
Chefs Tips
There are plenty of quick recipes that aren’t as basic and just delicious for days when you have a little more time and inclination. You could stuff the eggs into a croissant, with a little bit of cheese, for a delicious meal, or eat it with bread like rotis.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 11gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 121mgSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 475IUCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
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Some Pro-Tips To Keep In Mind

  • Always use a microwave-safe dish. Ceramic containers, while safe for microwaves, may delay the cooking time. Additionally, opt for microwave-safe containers with lids instead of using cling film.
  • Always use some form of fat, preferably butter or oil, to prevent the eggs from sticking to the dish and each other.
  • Don’t skip the liquid. Milk, water, or stock, you need at least half a tablespoon of liquid per egg to give you that nice, airy texture.
  • To enhance the flavour, you need to get the timing right. Add any herbs at the beginning, cheese (if you’re using it) after the first 30-second burst, and other ingredients (like bacon or smoked meat) at the end. To up the deliciousness, you could finish off the cooked eggs with some butter.
  • For a complete guide on Microwave Dos and Don'ts click here.

    Getting The Timing Right For Your Scrambled Eggs

    Your eggs only need 30 seconds if you’re using the high setting (800 watts) and like them slightly creamy, as I do. If you want more well-done eggs, you may need 2-3 more bursts.

    It’s important to ensure that you’re cooking in 30-second bursts only, forking through after every bout of cooking to see if the eggs are cooked as desired.


    Is It Safe To Scramble Eggs In The Microwave?

    In the beginning, there was a question that deterred me from scrambling eggs in the microwave—are my microwave scrambled eggs healthy, and more importantly, safe?

    It is completely safe to scramble eggs in the microwave. If microwave radiation has you worried, you should know that used right, microwave radiation isn’t something to worry about, according to the World Health Organization.

    There have been instances of the occasional freak accidents, but this is mostly due to improper cooking methods or faulty/wrong equipment.


    How To Make Scrambled Eggs In The Microwave: The Final Word

    Everything said and done, I’ve found that this is a great, nearly fool-proof recipe to follow for those delicious scrambled eggs. You hardly need any equipment, ingredients, or effort, making it a perfect go-to on those lazy or busy days!

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    Maria Kelley