Is it even possible to make microwave frittata? The answer is absolutely yes! This super easy microwave frittata recipe is a quick and easy breakfast or brunch. Best of all, this frittata in the microwave recipe is for two people. Simple, no fuss recipe for two makes the mornings easier and cleaner!

microwave frittata recipe in bowl

Microwave Frittata Recipe 

Making a homemade frittata in the microwave was an interesting concept. We were skeptical at first to make this, but we were so impressed with the results! . The veggies and eggs cook easily and fluffy too. The best part about this is that you can make this with your favorite ingredients. Use our base timing and then cook for additional increments of about 15 seconds until the eggs are to your liking. It’s really that easy. Add your favorite melting cheese if you want and you can have an instant frittata for breakfast or brunch. 

Slice of microwave frittata

Video: How to Make Microwave Frittata

Tips for Making Frittata in Microwave 

  • Great vegetables to microwave for the frittata is bell peppers, onion, kale and spinach. Use what ever veggies you have in the fridge!
  • Make sure to chop the vegetables small so they can cook quickly. Also keep the cuts even so all the veggies finish cooking around the same time. 
  • Seasonings: Always add enough seasoning to your eggs: make sure to salt the eggs for ultimate flavor. Under-seasoned eggs just don’t taste as good, no matter what technique you use.
  • Start with our base timing and keep stirring and adding additional microwave cooking time of about 1 minute until the eggs are perfect to your preference.
  • Make sure to fold in the sides of the eggs for even cooking. 
  • We love adding cheese to the frittata. Our favorite is still cheddar cheese, spicy jack or Parmesan cheese. 
  • Cover the bowl: You don’t want to have splattered egg in the microwave. Just make sure it’s a microwave safe cover.
  • All microwave frittata recipe details are in the recipe box below.
Cooked microwave frittata

What is frittata?

This great egg dish from inspired from a word from Italian origin and has now become a popular breakfast and brunch dish worldwide. But it’s not just for mornings, it’s a great dinner and lunch dish as well. It’s essentially a thick

Can you use Frozen Vegetables?

Sure, you can just microwave them first to release the moisture. If alot of water is released, squeeze out the excess water with a paper towel. Then add to the butter and proceed with the recipe.

Cooked microwave frittata

Microwave Frittata

Try to use a wide bowl about 6 inches wide. If the bowl is too small or skinny, the egg mixture will be too thick and not cook all the way through. You want the same depth for the bowl like it would be in a skillet.
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  • 4 large eggs
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) butter
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) small cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup (38 g) small diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup (15 g) chopped spinach or kale
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) small diced onion or 1 stalk of sliced green onion (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) shredded cheese


  • Beat eggs, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
    Eggs, cheese, chopped vegetables, and chopped ham in bowls
  • In a different shallow wide bowl that’s microwave safe (about 6-inches/15 cm) wide) add the butter, cover and melt the butter, about 20-30 seconds on High.
    Melted butter in a bowl
  • Add ham and vegetables to the butter. Stir to coat all the ingredients with the melted butter.
    Ham and chopped vegetables added to melted butter in bowl
  • Cover the bowl and Microwave for about 1 minute on High. Add the beaten eggs to the bowl and stir.
    Beaten eggs added to the microwaved ham and vegetables
  • Cover the bowl and Microwave for about 1 minute on High. Gently fold in the edges of the cooked eggs into the center, allowing the raw eggs to flow to the edge of the bowl.
    Folding the edge of the cooked egg to let the runny egg flow to the outside
  • Cover the bowl and Microwave for another 1 minute, or until the frittata is set and cooked. If eggs are still runny, microwave uncovered for about 10-15 seconds more until eggs are cooked. Insert a toothpick or knife in the center of the frittata to make sure it comes out clean.
    Cooked microwave frittata in a bowl
  • Add cheese on top of frittata and microwave for about 10 seconds until cheese melts.
    Sprinkling cheese onto frittata
  • Allow frittata to cool a bit and serve warm.
    Finished frittata in a bowl by a microwave


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 280kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 413mg, Sodium: 656mg, Potassium: 263mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3066IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 175mg, Iron: 2mg