How to Cook Bacon and Eggs in the Microwave

How to Cook Bacon and Eggs in the Microwave

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In terms of dynamic duos, bacon and eggs has to be up there with Shaq and Kobe or spaghetti and meatballs, right? They taste amazing, provide a ton of protein, and are relatively easy aside from dirtying up a pan or two. I hope to alleviate the latter with this guide to microwaving eggs and bacon, making your morning routine even faster.

Microwaving Eggs 101

Below you’ll find three recipes for microwaving eggs. There’s the original egg and egg white blend, a fajita blend with frozen peppers and onions, as well as a bacon, egg, and cheese combo.

Option #1 – Basic Eggs and Egg Whites

  • ⅜ C (92g) Liquid Egg Whites (or two whole egg whites)
  • 1 Whole Egg

Add to a mug or small bowl, stir or whisk, and microwave for 75-90 seconds. The eggs should be fully solid and no longer runny.

120 Calories | 16P | 0C | 5F

how to cook eggs in the microwave

Option #2 – Fajita Eggs

  • ⅜ C (92g) Liquid Egg Whites (or two whole egg whites)
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • ⅓ C (30g) Frozen Pepper and Onion Blend
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp Taco Seasoning (or your choice of seasoning)
  • Optional: top with salsa or hot sauce

Add to a mug or small bowl, stir or whisk, and microwave for 90-105 seconds. The eggs should be fully solid and no longer runny.

127 Calories | 16P | 1C | 5F

Option #3 – Bacon, Egg, & Cheese

  • ⅜ C (92g) Liquid Egg Whites (or two whole egg whites)
  • 2 slices Cooked Bacon, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Shredded Cheese

Add to a mug or small bowl, stir or whisk, and microwave for 90 seconds. The eggs should be fully solid and no longer runny.

150 Calories | 20P | 1C | 6F – with Al Fresco Chicken Bacon

microwaving bacon and eggs

Put it all together with these microwavable low carb BEC biscuits.

How to Cook Crispy Bacon in the Microwave

Yes, you can cook raw bacon in the microwave. And better yet, you can cook super crispy bacon. Here are two options for microwavable bacon. You can use any bacon you’d like. But for the cook times, and my preferred bacon selection, I’ve used center cut bacon with roughly 70 calories per two slices.

Important Notes: With both options below, placing a paper towel over the bacon will help keep your microwave clean. Without it, the bacon will likely pop grease all over the place. Use this same paper towel to blot the grease after cooking and allow the bacon time to cool and crisp up.

how to microwave bacon

Option #1

Place a microwave-safe bowl on top of a paper towel or plate. Drape 2 slices of bacon over the bowl without touching. Microwave for 2 minutes or until crispy. If you have a larger bowl, you may be able to cook more bacon at once. Add 30-45 seconds per additional slice of bacon.

Option #2

Place 4 slices of bacon on a microwave-safe plate. (I prefer using a paper plate.) Microwave for 3 minutes. Similar to option #1, add 30-45 seconds for additional bacon.

Okie doke, you’re good to go. Now get out there and get your healthy breakfasts cookin’. If you’re in need of more high protein breakfast ideas, check out these Cap’n Crunch Berries Proats.

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Techniques, ingredients, and cook times for microwaving eggs and bacon without turning them into rubber. Plus, 3 ingredient combos like fajita eggs and BEC.



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