These hard boiled eggs in microwave are quick, easy and simple! No boiling water, no pots or pans, and one super simple method. These microwave hard boiled eggs have a smooth and creamy fully cooked yolk. This recipe is great for meal prep, healthy breakfasts and snacks, and great on salads!

Hard boiled eggs in microwave

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These hard boiled eggs in microwave are so quick and easy!
  • This recipe requires only eggs, salt and water.
  • The yolks are fully cooked through and so creamy.
  • This is made without boiling water, without pots or pans.
  • These microwave hard boiled eggs take less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
  • This recipe is Whole30 compliant, Paleo, Keto, low carb, high in protein, low sugar, nut free, oil free, gluten free and dairy free.
  • For another fun idea, check out these Over Hard Eggs.
  • If you have an air fryer, try these Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for microwave hard boiled eggs. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Use fresh eggs for best results. Size and color does not matter.

Salt prevents the eggs from exploding in the microwave. For each egg, use ½ teaspoon of salt. So, for 2 eggs, use 1 teaspoon salt. For 4 eggs, use 2 teaspoons salt.

Egg Nutrition

Eggs are nutritional powerhouses! They have so many great nutritional benefits.

Naturally, eggs are high in protein, sugar free, and low in carbs. Each medium sized egg contains approximately 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of healthy fat and less than 1 gram of carbohydrates.

Additionally, each egg contains high amounts of Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. They are also a good source of calcium and protein.

This source of animal protein contains all essential amino acids.

Not only are eggs packed with vitamins and minerals, but they are so delicious!

Microwave hard boiled eggs and bacon on plate

Microwave Advantages

There are several advantages to using a microwave to make hard boiled eggs.

First, microwave hard boiled eggs are great for those without a stovetop. This is especially convenient for college students and those who are traveling in an RV. Many hotel rooms contain microwaves but not stovetops. This method is great for those circumstances.

Moreover, hard boiled eggs in the microwave are quick and easy. There is no need to wait for the water to boil. These eggs are done in less than 15 minutes.

There are no pots or pants needed. In addition, there is no boiling water for this method. If you have young children running around, this prevents the danger of having boiling water nearby.

Taste & Texture

These hard boiled eggs in the microwave taste like classic hard boiled eggs. No surprises here!

The texture also exactly mimics the classic eggs. The yolk is completely cooked through.

How to Make

Step 1

First, place eggs in microwave safe bowl that is fairly deep. Add salt and enough water on top to fully submerge the eggs.

Eggs in bowl

Step 2

Microwave for 4 minutes. Then, wait 1 minute.

Step 3

Microwave for another 4 minutes.

Eggs in white bowl with water

Step 4

Carefully remove bowl of eggs from microwave. Immediately add handful of ice cubes to bowl to create ice bath.

Ice water bath in bowl

Step 5

Allow eggs to remain in ice bath for 4 minutes.

Step 6

Finally, remove all but 1 tablespoon of water from bowl. Shake bowl back and forth several times to gently break egg shells.

Step 7

This makes peeling the eggs super easy. Peel and serve!

Expert Tips & Tricks

Do not omit salt. This prevents the microwave eggs from exploding.

Use a microwave safe bowl that is fairly deep. This prevents any water from bubbling over and splashing.

Add enough water to fully submerge eggs.

Due to differences in microwaves, cooking times may vary slightly. My microwave is 1100 watts.

The bowl will become hot. Handle carefully with oven mitts.

For each additional egg, add ½ teaspoon salt to the bowl.

White plate with hard boiled eggs

How to Easily Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Peeling hard boiled eggs can be tough! I have tried many methods, but this is the only one that works well for me every time.

After the eggs have sat in the ice bath, remove all but approximately 1 tablespoon of water from bowl.

Shake the bowl back and forth several times, until the egg shells have been gently broken.

Then, remove eggs from bowl. Easily peel!

This can be seen in this How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs video.

How to Serve & Store

Serve these microwaveable hard boiled eggs once peeled. They are great by themselves, topped with hot sauce or guacamole. Check out these Keto Deviled Eggs for a great appetizer or side dish.

These eggs are great on top of Cobb salads. This Whole30 Egg Salad uses hard boiled eggs in a tasty way. Considering add them to avocado toast.

Serve with this easy crispy Instant Pot Bacon!

Store eggs in the fridge for up to 7 days. I prefer eating them within 3 days for maximum flavor and freshness.

Eggs with veggies in glass bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you hard boil eggs in a microwave?

Yes, you can hard boil eggs in the microwave. This method is quick and easy.

How do you keep the eggs from exploding?

To keep the eggs from exploding, add salt to the water. This prevents the eggs from exploding.

Are eggs gluten free?

Yes, eggs are naturally gluten free.

Is this recipe Keto? Paleo? Whole30?

This recipe is Keto, Paleo and Whole30.

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Hard boiled eggs in microwave

Get the Recipe: Hard Boiled Eggs in Microwave

These hard boiled eggs in microwave are quick, easy and simple. This recipe is great for meal prep, healthy breakfasts and snacks. The egg yolks are perfectly cooked through.
4.72 from 14 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp salt

Instructions 

  • First, place eggs in microwave safe bowl. Add in salt and enough water on top to fully submerge the eggs.
  • Microwave for 4 minutes. Then, wait 1 minute.
  • Microwave for another 4 minutes.
  • Carefully remove bowl of eggs from microwave. Immediately add handful of ice cubes to bowl to create ice bath.
  • Allow eggs to remain in ice bath for 4 minutes.
  • Finally, remove all but 1 tablespoon of water from bowl. Shake bowl back and forth several times to gently break egg shells.
  • This makes peeling the eggs super easy. Peel and serve!

Notes

  • The salt prevents the eggs from exploding in the microwave.  Do not omit salt.
  • For each additional egg, add ½ teaspoon salt.
  • Since all microwaves are different, cook times may alter slightly.
  • Use a microwave safe bowl that is fairly deep.
  • Use oven mitt when touching bowl.  It will become hot!
  • Store hard boiled eggs in the fridge for up to 7 days.
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

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