On hectic mornings when you’re in a time crunch, this 2-minute microwave omelet can save the day!

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 recipe 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 omelet 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 omelet 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!

How to Make an Omelet in the Microwave

There’s not a whole lot to ‘learn’ if you want to know how to make an omelet in the microwave. Really, you just need your ingredients, some plastic wrap, and the right kind of microwave omelet 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 omelet mixture—my plate was about 10-inches across.

1 Whisk your eggs

In a measuring cup, whisk together 2 eggs with a bit of water, some salt, and pepper to season.

Whisking Eggs
Whisk your eggs in a measuring cup along with water, salt, and pepper.

2 Pour your eggs onto your plate and cover with plastic wrap

Then, it’s time to spray down your microwave-safe plate with cooking spray and pour in the whisked egg mixture! (Note, again this is why your plate needs to have a slight lip. Gotta keep those eggs contained!) Then, sretch out a sheet of plastic wrap, pull it over the plate to cover it, and seal it around the edges. You want to be sure that your microwave omelet is fully contained while it’s cooking in the microwave.

Pour your whisked eggs onto your plate and cover with plastic wrap.

3 Microwave!

Once your plate is covered well with plastic wrap, you can transfer to the microwave to cook! In my 1000-watt microwave, my omelet needed just 2 minutes.

But, how long to cook an omelet 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.

Transfer your egg plate into the microwave to cook!

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!

4 Remove from the microwave

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.

Carefully remove your plate from the microwave.

5 Add fillings, fold, and enjoy!

Load up your microwave omelet with 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.

Sprinkle on cheese and any other additional fillings you might want in your omelet!
Once you’ve added your fillings, fold your omelet in half.

Can You Make an Omelet in the Microwave?

Yes, of course you can! And, for those who don’t feel so culinarily-inclined or if you’re uncomfortable in the kitchen, a microwave omelet is even easier to make than in the pan!

In general, the basic principle of cooking is: you need heat to cook. Whether you’re cooking in a pan over the stove or using 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 omelet 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 omelet 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 omelet 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 it into the microwave and let it go!

What Do Microwaved Eggs Taste Like?

I know, a microwave omelet sounds sort of gross. Is it possible to cook light, fluffy, omelet-worthy eggs in a microwave? Won’t they turn into a rubbery mess?

Trust me, I had these same concerns and I was super skeptical—before I tried it. Even when my microwave omelet 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 omelet, 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 omelet cooked in a pan. But, as a big-time omelet lover, I was excited that this microwave omelet 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!

Microwave Omelet

How to Make an Omelette in the Microwave
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Ingredients

Microwave Omelette Base Mixture

  • cooking spray
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp shredded cheese, optional

Optional Fillings/Toppings

  • 2 Tbsp shredded cheese
  • 2 Tbsp pico de gallo
  • 1 Tbsp salsa
  • whichever fillings & toppings you like!

Instructions 

  • 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.
  • 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 cheese and fillings of choice before folding over and adding desired toppings.
  • Serve and enjoy with greens, salsa, or anything else you'd like!
  • Yields 1 microwave omelette.

Notes

Nutrition per 1 plain microwave omelette (no cheese or optional fillings/toppings):
143 calories | 10g fat | 1g carbs | 0g fiber | 0g sugars | 13g protein
Nutrition per 1 microwave cheese omelette (with cheese only, excluding other optional fillings/toppings):
198 calories | 14g fat | 2g carbs | 0g fiber | 0g sugars | 16g protein
*Nutrition below provided for microwave omelette made with cheese & optional fillings/toppings listed above:
Serving: 1microwave omelette, Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 19g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g
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