It's Totally Possible To Cook Scrambled Eggs In The Microwave

Scrambled eggs are one of the most popular breakfast foods out there, but they do require constant attention while cooking them on the stove. For those of you who want to speed up and simplify the process, we have some great news for you: You can actually make perfect scrambled eggs in the microwave. That's right, all you need is a microwave and a microwave-safe bowl. 

To make your scrambled eggs, simply crack your desired amount of eggs (likely two or three) into the microwave-safe bowl, add in some salt and pepper, and whisk as you would if you were making the scrambled eggs on the stovetop. Then, you put the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stir again, then pop back in for another 30 seconds. Keep up this process, in 30-second intervals, until the scrambled eggs are to your liking. It likely won't take longer than about two and a half minutes and could be as short as one minute. It's important to make sure you stick to microwaving them in those 30-second intervals, stirring in between, in order to make sure that the eggs cook evenly. It also helps to add in a splash of milk to ensure that the eggs come out fluffy. After you've tried the method and perfected exactly how long it takes to get your perfect scrambled eggs, you can take this method a step further and customize your eggs by adding other ingredients to spice things up.

How to make your microwave scrambled eggs even more elaborate

Seasoning your scrambled eggs with salt and pepper before popping them in the microwave is the bare minimum for having your eggs taste good, but you can take your eggs a step — or even several steps — ahead of this for a more nuanced (but still quick) breakfast. For example, you could add in some shredded cheese for a more cheesy version of eggs. Or, if you have some veggies already cooked, you could add those as well, giving you an easy and delicious way to get those daily veggies in.

You could also get more creative with the spices added: You could make the eggs a bit hotter by adding some cumin or paprika, for example. There are also plenty of herbs that go well with eggs, from basil to oregano to thyme, and so on.

Or, if you want to make the recipe a bit more hearty and filling, you could add in your choice of meat. Just about any meat that is already cooked will work — bacon, chicken, ham, turkey — as long as it's diced up. Finally, you can mix and match any of the above recommendations exactly to your liking. The possibilities are nearly endless.