Easy Scrambled Eggs in a Mug

I enjoy eggs. They are quite easily made in various ways, including in the microwave.

Sadly, we don’t always have 15 minutes to sit and prepare exquisite low and slow scrambled eggs on the stovetop; those are reserved for the weekends.

Microwaved egg in a mug to the rescue! Have you ever used your microwave to produce fluffy scrambled eggs?

Microwave Scrambled Eggs cook for 2 minutes and have the same traditional flavor as stovetop scrambled eggs.

Another advantage is that they require less cleanup. The eggs are cooked in the same cup in which they were combined. There is no pan to clean, only a solitary coffee mug.

They’re ideal for rushed mornings!

How do you make Scrambled Eggs in a Mug?

Delicious scrambled eggs are one thing you can prepare in a cup in the microwave in less than 2 minutes. Even better, you can quickly add a few ingredients to make them taste like a cheese or vegetable omelet.

Scrambled Eggs in a Mug Recipe

I occasionally enjoy my eggs combined with cheese, but I like them completely simple with a dash of salt. However, my husband and my teenagers adore omelets loaded with cheese, meat, and vegetables. 

Scrambled eggs in a cup

I’ll cook them scrambled eggs in a cup with the components I typically use for an omelet if they’re in a hurry. They can easily carry it with them and fix it quickly. I will quickly add some onions or bell peppers if I have frozen chopped vegetables.

Quick and easy scrambled eggs

I also include a shake or two of some dried cilantro or parsley. 

If we run out of veggies, I add some cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Once it’s prepared, kids can quickly eat it while getting dressed or in the car if we’re pressed for time.

Do you know that you can boil eggs in a microwave as well? Here is a complete guide on how to boil eggs in the microwave oven.

What can you add to Scrambled Eggs in a Mug?

Various items can be added to eggs. Making scrambled eggs in a cup is a great way to use up leftovers like rotisserie chicken, ham, or even bacon crumbs. Please include it in the eggs after shredding them.

Another excellent tool for blending in is having a bag of frozen veggies.If you have some chunky salsa on hand, that would also be a great addition.

It gives a little spark to your morning.Even better, instead of lugging the cup about, you can cook up a tortilla and then fill it with the scrambled eggs from your mug.

It’s a great chance to experiment and learn what works best with eggs to make scrambled eggs. You could find an unanticipatedly great combination. Just be mindful not to stuff the cup too much before popping it in the microwave.

You don’t want to microwave an almost full egg cup. It’s never fun to clean up after that.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of milk or water
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese
  • Optional: vegetables (1/8 to 1/4 cup of veggies)
microwave egg in a mug

Pro Tips

You can easily make them on your own. Add shredded cheese of various varieties, including jack and cheddar.

You may store a frozen bag of vegetables, such as onions and peppers, and add those. Alternatively, you might include fresh vegetables such as chopped tomatoes, peppers, onions, herbs, etc.

How Will I Know the Eggs Are Cooked?

Once thoroughly cooked, the eggs should be barely set. Whether you’re not sure, shake the mug to see if the eggs are runny. It’s normal to hear sputtering and popping.

It would be best if you did not have to go for more than one minute. Remember that there will be some carryover cooking from the heat that eggs retain after being taken from the microwave, so don’t overdo it, or your eggs will be dry and hard.

If the egg is uncooked, flip it over in the mug, cover, and microwave for another 10 seconds, or until cooked to your liking.

How do I make my egg softer in the microwave?

Cook in shorter intervals and use a lower microwave power (about 60 – 70%). If more than one egg is fried at the same time, the cooking time will vary.  Use a small cup; poaching eggs in large mugs take longer, even if the volume of water is the same. It can lead to a firmer egg.

Nutrition Fact 

  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 380mg
  • Sodium: 354mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Total Calories: 209

Do I Have to Use a Mug to Microwave Egg?

No, using a mug is not mandatory. You can cook these in any microwave-safe cup, mug or glass.

Can I Cook Just 1 Egg?

Yes. When I make only one, I start with a 25-second timer and cook in 15- to 20-second increments. Continue to check for the appropriate level of doneness. It’s normal to hear sputtering and popping.

Is it safe to eat egg microwaved?

Yes, you can cook eggs in the microwave, whether you want to poach, scramble, or “fried” them. Microwaved eggs can sometimes taste even better than stovetop eggs.

How do I microwave eggs without exploding them?

Cover the cup with a microwave-safe saucer or small plate (or plastic wrap if you don’t have one) after poking the egg yolk with a toothpick. The egg yolk can occasionally burst and cause a mess. Puncturing the yolk reduces the likelihood of this happening.

And if it does happen, the saucer keeps the mess in the mug rather than all over the microwave.

I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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