Omelet in a Mug

photo of omelette in a mug
The latest obsession in my house are omelets-in-a-mug. These shortcut omelets are easy, fast and perfect for a healthy breakfast during the work week.

I got the idea from Just Putzing Around the Kitchen.

The night before, I chop up the ingredients we want. It’s usually broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and sausage or bacon. The morning of, you whisk the eggs, add in the ingredients and pop the omelet in the microwave for a minute or two and then it’s ready to eat.

I sometimes do egg white omelets or use egg substitutes to make it even healthier.

close-up photo of a omelette in a mug

Microwave Omelet in a Mug

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
 These shortcut omelets are easy, fast and perfect for a healthy breakfast during the work week.


  • 2 eggs you can also use an egg substitute or just egg whites
  • 2-3 tbsp of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp each of the toppings of your choice:
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • broccoli
  • green pepper
  • tomato
  • breakfast sausage links precooked
  • bacon precooked


  1. Whisk eggs and milk in a microwave safe mug. Add in ingredients. Cover top of mug with a napkin or paper towel. Microwave for 1 minute. Pause and check on omelet. Microwave for about 1 more minute (but at 30 second intervals) until egg is completely cooked. You want to stop halfway into the cooking so that the egg does not overheat. 2 eggs takes about 2 minutes.


Recipe inspired by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

12 comments on “Omelet in a Mug”

  1. Looks deeeeelish! So hungry…I should start making mug omelettes at work….

  2. Best thing ever. So quick, so easy. My dad immediately asked for the recipe. The funny thing was that it rose out of the mug in a giant mass (no mess), probably why you wrote the staggered heating intervals into the directions. So yeah: to whomever may read this, just keep an eye on it.

  3. Can you put frozen sausage in the raw egg and cook it together? or does it have to be fully cooked sausage?

    • is your frozen sausage raw? The egg doesnt cook that long so you’ll want to add ingredients that dont need a long cooking time.

  4. Did you use raw bacon, sausages and broccoli for this or was it cooked the evening before?

    • raw on the vegetables. the bacon and sausage i used precooked, like how it is at omelet bars where they use chopped up frozen patties, etc

  5. Silly question but when do you add in the salt and pepper? Before cooking the egg or after cooking it?

    Thanks, Kirbie!
    By the way, I just found your blog and absolutely love it 🙂

    • you can actually do it either way. But if you aren’t sure how much, probably best at the end since you don’t want to be trying your raw batter to taste if it’s salty enough

  6. Cool!  I’ve made the omelet muffins a bunch of times – love them.  These seem even easier.  We’re going to give it a try!  thanks for the inspiration ?Bita

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