Basic Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are an easy and versatile dish to have for any meal!


1 min prep + 1 min 45 sec cooking + 1 min standing



  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) milk
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1

In microwavable container, whisk ingredients together. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving a small steam vent.

Step 2

Microwave on medium-high (70%) for 1 minute 30 seconds to 1 minute 45 seconds, stirring several times during cooking.

Step 3

Cover and let stand 30 seconds to 1 minute before serving. Eggs will look slightly moist, but will finish cooking upon standing.



Total cooking time

Difficulty level


Choose a good-quality microwavable container. Round shapes work best for cooking eggs. Since eggs cook rapidly, they can easily become overcooked or toughened when microwaved. To avoid this, use medium (50%) settings for egg dishes. Also, undercook slightly and allow for standing time to complete the cooking process. Using a mug is perfect to prepare and serve microwaved scrambled eggs.

Nutritional Value

    • Calories - 170g85%

    • Fat - 11g11%

    • Saturated Fat - 3g3%

    • Sodium - 150mg75%

    • Carbohydrate - 4g4%

    • Sugars - 1g1%

    • Protein - 13g13%