Cheese and parsley microwave omelette

Here’s another easy egg recipe made with 1 or 2 eggs. It’s made in the microwave, and the method can be used for an ‘omelette’ with all kinds of additives. Here I have used a little bit of leftover cheese and some parsley. It goes well in a rice based or bread based bento. Cooking egg in the microwave is mentioned in several bento books and magazine articles, from which I’ve adapted the following method.

Recipe: Cheesy microwave omelette.

To make a 2-egg omelette. Halve quantities for a 1-egg version.

  • 2 ‘large’ eggs
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. salt, depending on how salty the cheese is
  • 1 Tbs. water or milk
  • 1 Tbs. finely diced cheese (here I used Gruyere) or grated cheese
  • 1 Tbs. or so chopped parsley leaves

Mix the egg, salt and water or milk together in a small microwave safe bowl with a fork. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap.


Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute 45 seconds (for a 1-egg version for 1 minute). It will look like this - cooked on top, still uncooked beneath.


Stir it up well with a fork, breaking up the cooked egg solids.


Mix in the parsley and cheese.


Re-cover with the plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute 30 seconds (for a 1-egg version for 45 seconds). It will come out looking like this, and it should be cooked all the way through.


Spread out a double thickness of paper towel, and plop the omelette in one piece (with a spoon) from the bowl. (Be careful, it’s hot!) Note: I prefer using paper towels here instead of plastic wrap, which is the norm, since the paper absorbs any excess moisture and oil, and also lets the omelette cool a lot faster.


Roll up the paper towel tightly and twist the ends, as if you were wrapping a piece of candy. Leave like this until cool.


Cut into pieces. This is good with a tiny bit of ketchup, or just as-is.


You can add all kinds of things to this instead of the cheese and parsley, such as chopped up tomato (deseeded), cooked and chopped vegetables of any kind, herbs of your choice, chopped up ham, and so on.

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Great idea. I did mine

Great idea. I did mine following something like your other recipe and spreading the parsley on it. Then folding it gives a similar picture than yours.

Microwave eggs

I tried this!! Its so good. But I prefer my egg with more taste so next time I will mix the tomato sauce with the egg mixture in the bowl. That will hit the spot…


I would have never thought to microwave eggs. It has never occured to me before. But this recipe sounds interesting so i might have to try it during the school year when I need some quick study food. thanks. :)

This will be wonderfully

This will be wonderfully helpful on those rushed mornings! XD I could make it for breakfast ^ w ^ <3

Re: Cheese and parsley microwave omelette

the egg won't explode will it? i'm also not too sure about the plastic wrap in the microwave because it could melt. great job on it though. looks awesome!

Re: Cheese and parsley microwave omelette

Eggs are only in danger of exploding in the microwave if you do not break it up (such as if you tried to boil an egg); in this case it's all whipped up, so no explosion danger.

Also, only cheap plastic wrap melts in the microwave. Always use the type that says, safe for the microwave (such as Saran Wrap).

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