This easy peasy omelette in a mug has been an absolute lifesaver for my family this summer. It’s versatile, easy, quick, reasonably healthy and (perhaps best of all) you don’t have to heat up the kitchen to make it! The microwave does all the work and in just 2-3 minutes.
Of course, this brief description of a mug meal prepared in the microwave will now segway into my annual, August-gripe-about-the-heat post! I will just keep my rant super brief this year and y’all just know that I’m dreaming of cool, breezy days and pumpkin spice-scented everything… every single night for the rest of this miserable month though. Seriously.
That being said, it’s crazy hot here y’all and if you don’t have to heat up the kitchen, well my advice is … don’t! Make it in a mug instead.
How to make an omelette in a mug.
You can make this simple mug meal just about anywhere, even in a hotel room. Well, assuming your hotel room has a kitchenette with a microwave and mini-fridge and that you have a microwave safe mug or bowl handy. We love inexpensive, yet nourishing travel meals such as this one and when we travel, we are sure to take along some supplies.
All you need are four basic ingredients: two larges eggs, a splash of milk and a pinch salt and pepper. However, if you would like a bit more pizzazz with your omelette in mug, just add in a teaspoon or two of your favorite fixings. We personally like to add in some cheese, ham, mushrooms, sliced cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, green onions and precooked breakfast meats when we have those little extras available.
My son is quite the whiz in a the kitchen at age 12, and he can whip up some pretty awesome scrambled eggs on the stove top, but all kids just love making things in a mug. My 6-year old daughter loves that she gets to be so hands-on and make this one for herself!
This is a great recipe for busy mornings, and if you eat it from the mug you cook it in, it really saves you time on dishes too. Really, what’s not to love?
I hope you enjoy this simple dish!
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Easy Peasy Omelette in a MugCourse: Breakfast, Brunch, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
2 large eggs
1-2 tablespoons milk or water
dash salt and pepper
- Add-In Suggestions
2 teaspoons finely diced ham
2 teaspoons diced green or red bell pepper
1-2 teaspoons diced onion
2 teaspoons diced button mushrooms
2 teaspoon diced tomato, seeded and free of pulp
1 tablespoon finely shredded cheddar cheese + more for topping
1-2 teaspoons sliced green onions
- In a large (12 oz), microwave safe mug combine eggs, milk or water, salt and pepper. If desired, add in a couple of teaspoons of your favorite ingredients (such as ham, bell pepper, onion, mushroom, cheese, as your prefer.) and stir.
- Place mug in microwave oven and cook on high for 2-3 minutes (check it out the 2 minute mark to see if it needs more time). The eggs may need more time depending on the size of your microwave oven. (see note below). Continue to cook one minute at a time if eggs do not appear to be done. Remove mug from the microwave and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes. Top with extra cheese and sliced green onions or other garnish.
- Making an omelette in a mug using a small 700 watt microwave oven will take 3 minutes. Using a larger microwave will take 1-2 minutes of cook time.
- Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen blog at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.
How is it that I didn’t know this kind of thing was possible? I love eggs for breakfast, and am always looking for ways to quickly whip them up. Thanks!
What a perfect beginning to the day. No fuss, no muss. Love it!
Hi Abbe, it’s definitely no-fuss, no-muss! Thank you! 🙂
Wow! Really fun idea! I’ve not heard of this, but love the idea. Definitely be trying this recipe — thanks!
Hi John, it’s a real time-saver! Thank you! 🙂
Dear Marcelle, a perfect little recipe for those busy days that we all have. Pretty, no-fuss, kid friendly, and it sounds delicious – a great idea! Cheese and veggies and eggs are always tasty when you put them together in a dish!
Andrea, it’s a great quick recipe for kids! Thank you!!
Yes! I went through a phase where I made microwave eggs for breakfast all the time! I think using your recipe will make my experience even tastier—next batch will have cheese! So yummy.
Hello Liz, thank you!! Everything is better with cheese! 🙂
Marcelle, I don’t use my microwave much, but I do have one and THIS looks like an excellent way to use it! I’m going to try this next week. PS You can gripe about the heat all you like–I do, too!
Hi Jean, ugh this heat!! 🙂 Thank you!
This is a perfect recipe for Mark – he has to work early sometimes and needs something easy and filling before heading to the office at 5:00am… can’t wait to try it!
Hi David, thank you! I hope y’all enjoy it! It really is great little recipe for busy mornings 🙂
A perfect breakfast! Looks so delicious ☺
Hi Natalia, thank you!!
What a clever idea to bring out the omelette in a mug. Truly time saving and a lifesaver when in rush. Amazing recipe. Thanks
That’s a neat idea! I can’t wait to try it.
Hi Angie, thank you!! 🙂