Microwave Omelette | How to Make an Omelette in the Microwave
Healthy Microwave Omelette Recipe – 2 Minute Microwave Breakfast
How to Make an Omelette in the Microwave with Custom Fillings!
On hectic mornings when you’re in a time crunch, this 2 minute microwave omelette can save the day! Surprisingly tasty, fluffy, and oh-so-FAST. I’ll show you how to make an omelette in the microwave WITHOUT an omelette maker—all you need is a microwave-safe plate. (And eggs, of course.)
Whether you’re a busy parent looking for quick breakfast ideas or if you’re a college student in need of easy microwave meals, this microwave egg omelette is a MUST try. Heck, maybe you’re just someone who sleeps through the alarm sometimes (as we all do)… Knowing how to make an omelette in the microwave can spare you an otherwise grumpy morning.
You can let it cook while you finish getting ready, and it’s an easy breakfast option that kids can make on their own! It’s a nifty time-saving trick that makes it possible to cook a healthy breakfast AND leave the house on time. (And, avoid going through your day in a hangry rage.)
Plus, believe it or not, this microwave omelette actually tastes good… Customized with your favorite fillings and toppings, it’s a versatile 5 minute breakfast option that you can enjoy again and again!
Can You Make an Omelette in the Microwave?
In general, the basic principle of cooking is: you need heat to cook. Whether you’re cooking in a pan over the stove or making an omelette in a microwave, both kinds of heat will get the job done! The only differences here are the temperature of the heat, and where the heat touches the food.
Cooking an omelette in a pan on the stovetop, the temperature increases more gradually. And, the food is only heated/cooked wherever it’s touching the pan. Hence: why you need to flip an omelette after one side is cooked.
But in the microwave, the temperature increases almost instantly. The food is heated from all sides and on the inside. That’s why this microwave omelette cooks MUCH more quickly—in just 2 minutes—and you don’t need to flip it.
No need to preheat a pan, no need to monitor it while it cooks, no need to even get out a spatula. Just pop your omelette in the microwave and let it go!
What Do Microwaved Eggs Taste Like?
Trust me, I had these same concerns and I was super skeptical—before I tried it. Even when my microwave omelette had finished cooking and I was just looking at it, it looked sort of rubbery and dry to me. Not very appetizing…
Luckily, those looks turned out to be deceiving once I took a taste! It did turn out a bit thinner and flatter than a classic omelette, in part because it’s cooked on a plate. But, it was SO surprisingly light and fluffy when I bit into it—almost like a scrambled eggs crepe!
And yes, it’s definitely not the same as an omelette cooked in a pan. But, as a big-time omelette lover, I was excited that this microwave omelette actually did turn out to be so tasty, even if it was a bit different. Definitely a nice trick to have in my back pocket when I’m in a rush or on a busy morning, and it’s so dang easy!
How to Make an Omelette in the Microwave
There’s not a whole lot to ‘learn’ if you want to know how to make an omelette in the microwave. Really, you just need your ingredients, some plastic wrap, and the right kind of microwave omelette plate!
First and foremost, you want to make sure whichever plate you use is microwave-safe. And, it’s best to use a plate with a slight lip around the edge, so the liquid doesn’t spill over. Beyond that, just be sure your plate is large enough to hold your microwave omelette mixture—my plate was about 10-inches across.
In a measuring cup, whisk together 2 eggs with a bit of water, some salt, and pepper to season. Then, spray down your microwave-safe plate with cooking spray and pour in the whisked egg mixture.
If you’d like, now’s a good time to sprinkle on a bit of cheese! Or, skip the cheese if you’d like to keep this dairy free.
Stretch out a sheet of plastic wrap, pull it over the plate to cover it, and seal around the edges. You want to be sure that your microwave omelette is fully contained while it’s cooking in the microwave.
How Long to Cook an Omelette in Microwave Oven
Once your plate is covered well with plastic wrap, you can transfer to the microwave to cook! In my 1000-watt microwave, my omelette needed just 2 minutes.
But, how long to cook an omelette in the microwave might vary slightly—depending on the type and wattage of microwave that you have. You may need to cook it for a little bit longer if you have a lower-wattage microwave, or for a bit less time if you have a higher-wattage machine.
While it’s cooking in the microwave, you’ll see that it IS going to floof up quite a bit underneath the plastic wrap. Don’t fret, it’s totally normal—just let it be!
After cooking finishes, carefully remove the plate from the microwave and remove the plastic wrap. (It will be HOT!) Allow it to sit for about 2-3 minutes to cool slightly.
Then, load up your microwave omelette with additional cheese or any other fillings that you want, fold it over, and serve with your favorite toppings! I went with cheese, pico de gallo, and some salsa, but you could also add some sauteed veggies, greens, diced ham, bacon—whatever you like.
Or, enjoy plain for a microwaveable alternative to scrambled eggs that’s ready in a jiffy!
Microwave Omelette Base Mixture
- cooking spray
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1-2 Tbsp shredded cheese, optional
- 2 Tbsp shredded cheese
- 2 Tbsp pico de gallo
- 1 Tbsp salsa
- whichever fillings & toppings you like!
- In a measuring cup, whisk together eggs, water, salt, and pepper.
- Spray cooking spray to coat a microwave-safe plate. (I recommend using a plate with a bit of a lip around the edge!)
- Pour egg mixture onto prepared plate. Add a sprinkle of cheese if desired, or omit to keep your microwave omelette dairy free.
- Cover plate with plastic wrap, sealing around the edges. Cook omelette in microwave on high power for 2 minutes. (It WILL floof up in the microwave, but that’s okay—just let it be!)
- Carefully remove plate from microwave, remove plastic wrap, and allow to cool for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add additional fillings of choice before folding over and adding desired toppings.
- Serve and enjoy with sliced avocado, cooked bacon, or any accompaniments you like!
- Yields 1 microwave omelette.