This microwave omelette recipe is quick, easy and crazy good! You have to make it to believe it. Our busy mornings can still be filled with a quick protein breakfast!

Omelette on a plate

Microwave Omelette Recipe

Cooking eggs in the microwave is hard to believe, but it’s true and the results are delicious! We were skeptical at first to make an omelette in the microwave, but we’re changed forever. The eggs cook easily and fluffy too. The best part about this is that you can microwave the texture of the omelette to your perfect preference. Use our base timing and then cook for addition increments of about 15 seconds until the eggs are to your liking. It’s really that easy. Add your favorite melting cheese and you can have an instant omelette for breakfast while getting ready in the morning.

Microwave Omelette on plate

Video Making a Cheese Omelette in the Microwave

How to Microwave an Egg Omelette (Tips)

  • Always add enough seasoning to your eggs: make sure to salt the eggs for ultimate flavor. Under-seasoned scrambled 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 15 seconds until the eggs are perfect to your preference.
  • Make sure to fold in the sides of the egg to get the omelette fluffy.
  • You can use any type of good melting cheese. Our favorite is still cheddar cheese or even 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 omelette recipe details are in the recipe box below.
Microwave Omelette with Fork

What foods can you cook in the microwave?

You will be surprised at how many wholesome and healthy meals you can cook in the microwave. The microwave is like steaming and can cook vegetables and meat to perfection without a ton of oil. We’re obsessed. Here’s all our recipes in the microwave for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Our recipes show you how to cook fresh and wholesome meals in the microwave. It’s not just for reheating and this appliance definitely needs more credit for cooking real food in minutes.

Microwave Omelette Recipe in Bowl or Mug with fork
Omelette on a plate

Microwave Cheese Omelette

All microwaves cook differently even if they are of the same size and wattage. You might need to adjust your cooking time. After you cooked your first batch, you’ll know what time is best for your specific microwave and personal taste.
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  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) milk
  • salt , to taste
  • bepper , to taste

Optional Toppings

  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) grated cheese
  • chopped tomatoes, parsley, cooked bacon, ham, etc.


  • Place butter on a 6-8 inch microwave safe plate with slightly high rim. Microwave on High for about 20 seconds to melt butter.
    Butter on plate in microwave
  • In a bowl beat the the eggs, milk, salt and pepper until evenly mixed.
    Egg, milk, and seasoning in a bowl
  • Pour egg mixture on the plate.
    Uncooked egg mixture on plate
  • Cover plate with a microwave safe lid or plate.
    Plate covering the other plate with the egg mixture
  • Microwave on High for 1 minute. Bring in the sides of set egg mixture to release uncooked egg and allow it to go to the edges of the bowl.
    Spatula pushing in set egg mixture
  • Cover again and continue microwaving in 30 second intervals until cooked to your preference.
    Set omelette on a plate
  • Lay cheese and your choice of toppings on one half of the omelette. Gently fold omelette over.
    Folding the omelette over
  • Add additional toppings over the omelette and serve warm.
    Omelette with cheese and tomato on top


Refer to Your Microwave Manual for Safety & Cooking Guidelines
General microwave cooking time notes:
  • 600-800w – Lower Wattage Microwaves: More time often needed
  • 900-1100w – Average Wattage Microwaves
  • 1200-1300w – High Wattage Microwaves: Less time often needed
Microwave Safe Containers & Lids
  • Microwave safe glass (particularly borosilicate glass) & ceramic containers are the recommended choice. *Do not use cracked or otherwise damaged containers.
  • Microwave safe plastic containers are considered safe by the FDA but many health organizations caution against using them
  • Never use plastics (containers, bags, wrap, etc.) that are not labeled microwave safe. Never use styrofoam, metal, or aluminum foil. 
  • Lids – microwave safe glass, ceramic or silicone is best. A microwave safe plate works great as a lid. Parchment paper, wax paper, or paper towels work fine, but may not hold the steam in as much (many recipes benefits from the steam retention). Microwave safe plastic lids are considered acceptable. Usually we prefer to use a lid from glass, ceramic, or silicone and just use the microwave safe plastic lids that come with the containers for storing. 


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 178kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 338mg, Sodium: 284mg, Potassium: 154mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 586IU, Calcium: 177mg, Iron: 2mg

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