Apr 122015

2-Minute Omelet in a Cup

One Cup Breakfast - microwave omelet

This recipe is super fast and can be made with almost any leftover vegetables you have or whatever’s in your fresh vegetable bin. You might toss in a little cooked bacon or ham, or sprinkle shredded cheese on top after the eggs are cooked. Experiment with several combinations of ingredients to come up with your favorites. And don’t worry if you don’t have little ceramic ramekins. You can make this in a coffee cup.

Level: Easy
Cost: $$$$
Nutrition: ♥♥♥♥
Skills: Chopping, Stirring
Garden Candy Basics - fundamental vegucation for everybody!


  • 2 eggs
  • Choose from:
  • Chopped red pepper
  • Chopped green pepper
  • Small broccoli florets
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped fresh spinach
  • Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce (optional)


  1. One Cup Breakfast - microwave omeletCrack two eggs into small microwave-safe dish, ramekin or coffee cup
  2. Whisk eggs with a fork until mixed together
  3. Add a tablespoon or so of each vegetable youíve chosen, chopped small
  4. Place dish or cup in microwave and cover loosely with folded paper towel
  5. Microwave for 1:30 to 2:00 minutes, microwaves vary.
  6. When eggs are set, it’s ready to eat.
  7. Carefully remove dish or cup from microwave. It will be hot.
  8. Let sit for a minute then enjoy!


Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

Co-Author of Garden Candy Basics

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