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Hard Boiled Eggs in Microwave

It is so simple to make these Hard Boiled Eggs in the Microwave! No pots or boiling water required for this essential meal prep ingredient!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Resting 3 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 Eggs
Calories 63kcal
Author FoodFaithFitness


  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of baking soda


  • Fill a deep, microwave safe bowl with enough water to cover the eggs about 3/4 inches. Heat the water in the microwave until very hot, about 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the salt (add 1/2 tsp salt per egg, so if you are cooking more eggs, add more salt) and just a pinch of baking soda and stir. Gently slide the eggs into the bowl.
  • Microwave for 4 minutes (please note that time may vary depending on the power of your microwave - check article for details). Then, let stand in the water for 3 minutes.
  • Fill a bowl with ice and cold water and slide the eggs in, letting stand for 2 mins.
  • Peel and eat!



You may need to play with cook time based on the size of your bowl or the strength of your microwave (see article) but this cook time consistently worked well for me. My bowl was short but deep!


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg