How To Make Scrambled Eggs in a Microwave

Microwaving Eggs

If you happen to be, say, on a desert island and have a microwave but no stove, and you just happen to be craving scrambled eggs, then the answer to your question is YES, it’s possible to make microwaved scrambled eggs.  And if you do it right, they ain’t half bad!

Crack two eggs into a bowl and scrambled with a fork.  Mix in a little pepper to taste.

Microwave on high for 30-60 seconds (depending on the strength of your microwave).  The eggs will have started to solidify, but there will still be plenty of runniness.

Flip over the partly-cooked eggs (or just stir), and then microwave for 30-60 seconds longer.  Stop the microwave when they have just a tiny bit of sheen on them (right before it’s all cooked dry).

If you get the timing just right, the last bit of eggs will cook from the heat of the already-cooked eggs, and you’ll have delicious, fluffy, microwaved scrambled eggs!

The trick is that you want to be sure the eggs are cooked just enough. Cook them too long and they’ll be tough and rubbery.

Also, be sure to use a fairly large bowl — they will expand a bit while cooking (see pic above), and then shrink back down as they cool (see pic below).

Microwaved Scrambled Eggs

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July 10, 2015 11:56 am

No matter which recipe I follow or how I cook them the microwave scrambled eggs always come out tasting raw, perhaps I’m used to frying in pan with a cooking spray—if I wanted raw tasting scrambled eggs I’d just slurp down the raw egg…

July 8, 2013 9:09 am

I only used one egg, so I had a small bowl. It changed the cooking times/method a lot! I watched my egg in the microwave for about 20 seconds, then had to flip it (it looked like a donut – a solid disc, but totally uncooked in the center), then flipped it again after about 15 seconds, then I took it out and saw it was still pretty liquidy, so I flipped it once more and it puffed all the way up after only 10 seconds! It is quite good, though! Much better thank I expected! 😀

September 25, 2011 3:04 pm

I love making eggs in a mug. You can also add in any other ingredients you want: spices, cheese, chicken (already cooked and chunked)etc.

July 23, 2010 6:47 pm

My cousin is a big fan of microwaved scrambled egg whites-they’re conveniently tasty! Good option for breakfast at the office, before a day at jazzfest, or if you’re at Lee’s place on the island (and actually have eggs!).

Michael Masek
Reply to  Dana
December 10, 2018 12:10 am

Microwave scrambled eggs are the best – no grease or oil needed! I use my Pyrex measuring cup. If I make 4 eggs, add diced green pepper, onions, some pepper, some milk, and cook for 1.5 min. Take out, stir, and put back in to cook for another minute. Take out, let sit a minute to finish cooking, and give a final stir. Excellent! (I like mine “hard” scrambled.