Have you ever wanted hot scrambled eggs on a weekday but didn’t have the time to heat up the stove and cook them? Microwave Scrambled Eggs are the answer. These can be cooked in under two minutes and the best part is they are perfect for breakfast meal prep.
Variety is the key to staying on track with eating healthy! Mix in different meats or vegetables or mix up recipes with a week of Microwave Scrambled Eggs, a week of Baked Oatmeal Cups, a week of Eggs in the Muffin Tin followed up by Overnight Oats. For a full month, you will have eaten something different each week, didn’t get bored, and was able to stay on track!
How to Cook Scrambled Eggs in a Mason Jar
Microwave eggs are so easy that you may not make them on the stove again! We have included several extra photos this time because we really want you to see the fluffiness of the eggs! I wish we would have used this technique when making the Breakfast Burritos. It would have been faster and easier. As an added benefit, you won’t have any browning of the eggs that you sometimes get by doing it on a stove.
Gather the ingredients in a bowl and whisk it well. Don’t skip the onion powder! You will be surprised how much flavor is added.
Pour the mixture into mason jars and place in the refrigerator. When you are ready to cook, take out the jars, remove the lid and pop in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then decrease the time increments to 15 seconds.
They cook up fast and can quickly expand, leaving a mess in the microwave. We provided a photo to show you to NOT walk away from them!
What Kind of Add-ins Should I Use?
Like I mentioned above, don’t be afraid to use other ingredients! We tried them with just ham and cheese as well as a veggie-packed version! Both turned out great and added a lot of flavor! If you are going to use meat, I suggest using only fully cooked meat. If needed, spend a few minutes to make sure it is cooked before adding it to the egg mixture. In this recipe, I used fully cooked chicken sausage.
Are Microwave Eggs Safe to Eat?
Absolutely! It is just like anything else that you choose to microwave. Be careful when grabbing the jar, though. It can get very hot!
How Long do These Last in the Refrigerator?
Only keep them for a maximum of four days. The eggs have been exposed and to maintain freshness, it is best to stay at four days and under.
- Prevent overcooking the eggs. The jar is going to remain hot when you cook them and once you stir them up they finish cooking nicely. Eat them right out of the jar (we did and loved it!) or serve it on a plate with fresh fruit.
- Use a coffee mug if you don’t have a mason jar. They just won’t be as portable or as easy to prep unless you pre-portion them out in little containers in the refrigerator and then pour into a mug to microwave! This would work great if you wanted to eat this once you arrived at work.
How to Microwave Scrambled Eggs and Sausage
This recipe and technique is a meal prepper’s dream come true. It takes just a few seconds of microwaving to cook a nice scrambled egg breakfast
- 8 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 8 links turkey sausage pre-cooked
- ⅛ tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk.
Whisking all the ingredients together.
Divide the egg mixture into four mason jars or mugs and microwave on high for up to 2 minutes each. Start with 30 seconds and stir. Continue to do small increments until eggs are done. Don’t overcook. The jar will heat up and keep the eggs cooking long after you remove from the microwave. You may not need the full 2 minutes.
Don’t cook for 2 minutes straight without stirring and checking every 15-30 seconds. Each microwave is calibrated differently so it’s best to figure out what works for yours personally.
You can substitute the chicken sausage for any other cooked sausage of your choice or leave it out all together.
You can substitute another cheese of your choice.
I like to top mine with green onions for extra flavor.