Microwave Omelet

Eggs cook surprisingly easily and quickly in the microwave. When you're in a pinch you can make a filling meal for breakfast or dinner in under five minutes. Go simple with a little cheese, or add any fixings you like.

Hands-On Time: 2 minutes
Ready In: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving


    2 eggs
    3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
    Non-stick cooking spray

    Optional Additions
    1/4 cup shredded fresh spinach
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or cilantro
    1/4 cup pre-cooked sausage or chicken, chopped


  1. Spray the interior of a microwave-safe bowl with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Break eggs into the bowl and mix with a fork. Sprinkle in any optional ingredients, and swish the bowl a little to cover the contents with egg.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. If the center is still raw, cook in additional 10-second bursts so as not to dry out the omelet.
  4. Top with a dollop of sour cream.

If you add any optional ingredients, the omelet may take longer to cook through. Do not eat with the same fork you used to stir the raw eggs.

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