Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet: Microwave Monday

Quick and delicious Microwave Omelet to eat as is or set on a bagel to enjoy as a breakfast sandwich!

Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet: Eat as is or put on a bagel for a sandwich on the go!

Level of Effort: Super Easy 
Cost of Ingredients: $1.55
Nutrition Info (1 half): 298 calories, 22 g fat, 21.1 g protein, 0.8 g fiber, 4 g carbs

Taste Testing a Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet

My first attempt to cook an omelet in the microwave, produced one that was overcooked. My second crack at it (see what I did there) went much better.

The eggs were fluffy and moist!

Get to know your microwave’s tendencies and temperaments, and mastery of cooking an omelet in a coffee mug comes quickly.

Ingredients for Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet recipe by College Recipe Cafe

As for what to put in the omelet, simply use what’s available in the fridge. How about diced red bell pepper, chopped deli ham, and cheese?

Dig in to a delicious Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet. #foodforfinals

This microwave version turned out better than expected! It’s not as drool worthy as a gourmet omelet, but it’s a fast way to cook eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Sign-up for updates and I’ll uber a quick and delicious recipe to your inbox every Friday. It’s FREE!
Click to Subscribe to College Recipe Cafe

Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet - 10 Minutes to Make

Printable Recipe


2 eggs / $0.80
1 tbsp water or milk / $0.07
1 tsp soft butter or margarine / $0.05
1/2 slice deli ham, chopped / $0.20
2 tbsp diced red bell pepper (optional) / $0.15
1/4 cup shredded cheese / $0.28
pinch each salt and pepper / $0.00


  1. Crack eggs in a microwave safe coffee mug. Add water (or milk) and butter. Whisk with a fork.
  2. Add ham, bell pepper and half the cheese to mug. Season with salt and pepper. Stir with fork.
  3. Place coffee mug in microwave and cook for 1 minute. Remove from microwave. Break-up and stir eggs with fork.Top with remaining cheese.
  4. Place mug back in microwave and cook until eggs set, about 15 seconds.

How to make Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet in four steps.


Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet

Brent Garell testing the food at College Recipe CafeBrent Garell (hey that’s me!) is the guy behind College Recipe Cafe. He is the author of The Cook-a-Palooza Experience and 15-Minute Money Saving Meals for Students. He teaches cooking classes at local colleges and online at Cooking Pro Jumpstart.

Contact | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

3 thoughts on “Coffee Mug Ham and Cheese Omelet: Microwave Monday

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s