Microwave Broccoli Cheddar Omelet

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This Microwave Broccoli Cheddar Omelet is ready in under 5 minutes for a healthy, filling breakfast that can be customized any way you like. Plus it is low carb, gluten free, and under 200 calories.

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A quick and easy breakfast, these Microwave Omelets are ready in under five minutes and full of flavor.

I don't know about you, but I tend to go on streaks when it comes to breakfast. I will literally eat oatmeal every day for weeks until I can't stand to look at another bowl of oatmeal again. Then I will switch things up and move onto eggs and do the same thing.

If you haven't guessed already, right now is an egg streak and I have been making a ton of these microwave omelets and microwave breakfast tacos. This one is a favorite. It's packed with broccoli and two types of cheese, and it's delicious. Plus there are a million ways to make it your own and switch up your daily microwave omelet.

So let's talk basics when it comes to microwave omelets or egg mugs. Whether we like it or not, people have been cooking eggs in the microwave for decades. Normally this was happening at small donut and sandwich shops where eggs were quickly cooked in the microwave to make egg sandwiches. And turns out they actually turned out pretty good.

Fast forward and now it's pretty popular to make eggs in the microwave. All it takes is a few whisked eggs, a touch of cooking spray, and a couple of minutes in the microwave. You can add all types of veggies, lean protein, and cheese. Virtually any type of omelet you like in under three minutes.

Microwave Omelet with Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese in a ramekin.

Tips for Making the Perfect Microwave Omelet

  • The eggs will get nice and fluffy in the microwave but if they sit too long they will begin to deflate. Make sure to eat them soon after they cook so they stay fluffy and don't end up cold and rubbery.
  • Cooking spray, butter, or oil is critical so that the egg doesn't stick to the mug. Make sure not to skip that step.
  • If you are using raw or frozen vegetables, make sure to cook them first. Otherwise, they won't cook through without overcooking the egg.
  • When adding veggies, lean protein, or any other fillings, make sure to chop them small so that everything is completely heated through. Big chunks will remain cold in the center.
  • Get creative! There are so many different ways to make these and it is the perfect quick and easy breakfast.

Two microwave cheddar omelets with broccoli in mugs

Cooking Eggs in the Microwave 101

There are a few more important things to know to make sure your microwave eggs come out fluffy and delicious.

  • Make sure you are using a big enough mug (or bowl) so that the eggs don't spill over the edge and create a huge mess in the microwave. You will want a 12-16 ounce mug. The egg will expand quite a bit while it cooks so you need to ensure there is enough space.
  • It is best to include some type of cooking liquid with the eggs to keep them light and fluffy. Water, milk, or almond milk all work great.
  • The hardest part of making a microwave egg omelet is the timing. Every microwave is different and you will need to play around with yours to find the perfect amount of time. Really powerful microwaves may only need about 1 minute while smaller, lower watt microwave may take 2-3 minutes.
  • Make sure to take the extra step and stir the eggs halfway through cooking them. It ensures they cook evenly and you don't end up with raw egg in the center and overcooked eggs on the edges.

This recipe was originally published in 2013 but has been updated with new photos and tips.

The Recipe
Microwave omelet with broccoli and cheese in a green bowl.

Microwave Broccoli Cheddar Omelet

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  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets, chopped
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp. reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

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Spray a microwave safe bowl or mug with cooking spray. Add the broccoli and water. Cook for 1-1.5 minutes until broccoli is tender crisp. Drain any excess water.


Add the eggs and egg whites. Use a fork to beat the eggs. Stir in the cheese, salt, and pepper.


Microwave for 1 minute. Stir again and microwave for 30-60 seconds longer until eggs are puffed up and cooked through.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 egg mug
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163
Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 193mg
Sodium 359mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 19g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Danielle Randleas
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Great breakfast.
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