You're hungry.  Your growling stomach never seems to stop, yet you're still too lazy to get out of bed and make the trek to the dining hall.  You ask yourself, "is an omelette really worth putting on pants?" Lucky for you and your stomach, I've found the best way to stay in bed and silence your stomach.  The best part is that all you need is a mug.

Omelette in a Mug

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:3 mins
  • Total Time:8 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 2 eggs or 1 cup egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water
  • 2 tablespoon shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Rachel Westhoff
  • Step 1

    Crack two eggs into a mug. If you only want to use egg whites, pour 1 cup of egg whites into a mug.

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    Rachel Westhoff
  • Step 2

    Using a fork, whisk 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese and 1 tablespoon of milk or water into the egg mixture.

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    Rachel Westhoff
  • Step 3

    Place the mug in the microwave and set a timer for 1 minute. After 1 minute, take the omelette out of the microwave, stir, and place it in the microwave for an addition 1-2 minutes. Just make sure you watch the omelette to avoid an eggs-plosion in your microwave.

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    Tanya Soni
  • Step 4

    Remove the mug from the microwave and sprinkle salt and pepper over it for some added flavor.

    Rachel Westhoff

Feeling adventurous? Try mixing some add-ins into the basic omelette recipe. Stomach-approved flavor combos include: chopped ham and shredded cheddar cheese, spinach with diced tomatoes and mushrooms, cheddar cheese topped with chopped avocado and salsa or chopped turkey, spinach and feta cheese.