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How to Make Microwave Poached Eggs

by Stephanie

Did you know you could make microwave poached eggs? You won’t believe how easy this is to do. It takes just minutes. Did you know nice restaurants often make poached eggs using this exact same method?

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One of the things I love about this poached egg recipe is that even your kids can make these eggs safely without fear of using the stove or getting burned.

What do you need to make microwave poached eggs?

This recipe just needs:

  • a microwave-safe mug or bowl
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • an egg

You’ll need to make your poached eggs one at a time.

How do you make poached eggs in the microwave?

Add the water to the mug and then crack the egg into the water. Make sure the egg doesn’t break, or this won’t work.

Now, this is the tricky part. You’ll need to do this as experimental the first couple times. The cook time is a bit finicky and will just depend on your microwave. For me, I found 68 seconds was the perfect time to keep the egg yolk runny and cooks the egg white completely.

I’ve seen where 70 seconds is good, but when I do 70 seconds, my egg yolk is hard. I tried 60 seconds, and my egg white was still a little runny. I recommend trying 60-65 seconds on the first time and see what you get. Then, you should be able to narrow it down.

Once the egg is cooked, use a slotted spoon and gently spoon it out of the water. I shake it very gently to remove any excess water before putting it on the plate.

If you want two eggs, rinse out the mug and add fresh water and do the exact same thing.

After you’ve made the eggs you want, finish it off with salt and pepper.

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Microwave Poached Eggs
Yield: 1 egg

Microwave Poached Eggs

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute 8 seconds
Total Time: 2 minutes 8 seconds


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • microwave-safe mug


  1. Add water to the mug
  2. Crack the egg into the mug. Egg must remain whole and not broken.
  3. Cook in the microwave for 60-70 seconds, until the white is done and yolk is still runny.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

Any nutritional information on justmicrowaveit.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate.

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