Need breakfast quick? Try this 2 minute microwave egg breakfast sandwich, prepared in a microwave, with egg, ham and cheese on a toasted English muffin!Need breakfast quick? Try this 2 minute microwave egg breakfast sandwich, prepared in a microwave, with egg, ham and cheese on a toasted English muffin!

Need a quick, yet filling breakfast? What if I told you that you can make a hearty Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich in 2 minutes?

Yep… it’s delicious, and this breakfast sandwich can be ready faster than stopping for take-out at a fast-food restaurant!

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Remodeling Our Kitchen AND Trying To Cook Breakfast

Our kitchen is currently undergoing a complete remodel from floor to ceiling. At the time of this writing, there is nothing but bare walls in it (see below on left). 

My husband and I have set up an itsy bitsy tiny temporary kitchen on a table in our dining room with a few essential appliances, so we can survive the 2 month remodeling process (see below on right).

One of the most used appliances (well, besides the COFFEE MAKER), is our old microwave, which has been a real life-saver. 

I recently began making eggs in the microwave – who knew? Now I’ve made these 2 minute breakfast sandwiches several times already.

Photos of our kitchen remodel demolition, which forced us to use microwave to cook.

We LOVE these sandwiches for breakfast! We are making them (using the microwave) out of necessity, but love how convenient it’s been to make a hearty “breakfast on the go” for us in just a couple minutes.

How To Make A Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Here’s how easy they are to make using a microwave, and a few simple ingredients. The ingredients are an egg, grated cheddar, deli sliced ham, and one whole English muffin.

Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwiches only require a few ingredients.

Spray a microwave-safe ramekin or mug with non-stick spray. Add one egg, a teaspoon of water, and salt and pepper.

Egg, water and salt and pepper, in a ramekin before cooking in microwave.

Give it a good stir until the ingredients are mixed together thoroughly.

Egg is stirred well, to blend, before microwaving for breakfast sandwich.

Next place the English muffin halves in toaster and lightly toast them until they are lightly browned. Now it’s time to multi-task!!!!

Cook The Egg In The Microwave

While the muffin is in the toaster, cook the egg. Place ramekin with egg mixture into microwave. Cook (uncovered) for 40-60 seconds on high (mine cooked fully in 40!).

Here’s what the egg looked like when I took it out after 40 seconds. Perfectly cooked! By the way, did you notice the plastic utensils we are using during the kitchen remodel? (ha ha).

I used the lovely and quite glamorous plastic fork to remove the egg from the ramekin. We are LIVIN’ LARGE during this kitchen remodel… ha ha ha!

Microwave Egg is cooked and ready for breakfast sandwich.

As soon as the English muffin is toasted, lightly butter it, then add the ham immediately. Place the cooked egg on top of the ham, add sharp cheddar cheese and put the lid on top.

If you’re more of a “I like my cheese UNDER the egg” kind of person, then by all means, make it work for YOU!

Egg, ham and cheese on the breakfast sandwich.

Ready To Eat

That’s it! In under 2 minutes, you’ve got yourself an wonderfully tasty breakfast!  The warmth from the top half of the English muffin lightly melts the cheese, as well.

I made a microwave egg breakfast sandwich one morning when our grown son was here at breakfast time, and he thought they tasted wonderful, as well!

We served them on (you guessed it) PAPER PLATES, and voila! A great tasting microwave egg breakfast sandwich was made “lickety split” for us kitchen “orphans”.

Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich, ready to eat!

Holding a Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich after a couple bites.

These would be fantastic item for a quick breakfast to eat on the go  I’m pretty sure many of you eat in your car on the way to work- (wink, wink).

Why stop for take-out, when it would take less time to make this breakfast before ever leaving the house? This microwave egg breakfast sandwich would also be a quick way to feed the kids before school. It tastes really good, too.

Hope you’ll give it a try! Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
2 mins
Need breakfast quick? Try this 2 minute microwave egg breakfast sandwich, prepared in a microwave, with egg, ham and cheese on a toasted English muffin!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: microwave egg breakfast sandwich
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories Per Serving: 430 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 pinch salt/pepper (to season egg)
  • 1 english muffin , split and toasted
  • 1 teaspoon butter (optional, for muffin)
  • 2 ounces deli ham (2-3 very thin slices)
  • 1 Tablespoon grated sharp cheddar cheese (small handful or thin slice)
  1. Lightly coat a small ramekin with non-stick cooking spray. Place egg, water, salt and pepper in ramekin. Stir to blend ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Lightly toast english muffin. When done, butter one half (optional).
  3. While muffin is toasting, place ramekin with egg in microwave. Cook on high power for 40-60 seconds (mine only took 40 seconds to fully cook). Remove dish from microwave.
  4. Place warm ham slices on one half of toasted english muffin. Top with cooked egg, then grated cheddar. Immediately place the top half of the english muffin on the cheese. Serve and enjoy while it's hot!
Nutrition Facts
Microwave Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 225mg75%
Sodium 1167mg51%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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