Hard Boiled Eggs in Microwave


It is so simple to make these Hard Boiled Eggs in the Microwave! No pots or boiling water required for this essential meal prep ingredient!

a Hard Boiled Eggs in the Microwave on a plate

Why these are the BEST Eggs

Eggs are the ULTIMATE breakfast food choice. I mean, what DON’T they have?! They are loaded with protein and vitamins D and B12, as well as healthy fats thanks to their delicious and nutritious yolks. If you like healthy deviled eggs with greek yogurt and air fryer hard boiled eggs, then you are going to want to know how to make hard boiled eggs in the microwave! YES, you heard right- no boiling water on the stovetop- the microwave is here to save the day. These eggs are easy to make and oh-so-versatile, making them an easy, healthy and tasty meal or snack anytime you need one!

Ingredients Needed

Can you hard boil an egg in the microwave? YES, and it is SO easy! Now that we’ve cleared up the most asked question pertaining to this recipe, it is time to pull together everything you will need to make these microwave hard boiled eggs. Here is the short but sweet list of ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Water
four Hard Boiled Eggs in the Microwave in a bowl

Why do Eggs Explode in the Microwave?

Eggs are made up of liquid that becomes solid when they are cooked. When in the microwave, the liquid begins to spontaneously boil, releasing considerable energy, and causing the egg to explode!

How to cook Hard Boiled Eggs in microwave without explosion

Yes, eggs can be known to explode when microwaved. BUT did you know there’s some little tricks to keep them whole and avoid that messy explosion? It’s true! 


You will want to use a bowl that is deep and fill it with water enough so that each egg can be fully submerged. Before adding the eggs, heat up the water so that it is very hot. 


Adding salt and a pinch of baking soda to the water is an absolute MUST as it will also prevent the eggs from cracking and exploding! Once you have added both, mix gently, then slip each egg into the water. 


Cook on high for 6 minutes, then let the eggs rest in the bowl for an additional 3 minutes. 


Fill a bowl with ice and water and transfer the eggs into the ice bath for a couple of minutes. 


Now it’s time to peel and enjoy your hard boiled eggs in microwave!

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Microwave in an ice bowl

How to store Hard Boiled Eggs

Now that you’ve finished making your hard boiled eggs in microwave, it’s time to eat them. If you’ve made a bunch for lunches and snacks throughout the week, you will want to store them so they stay fresh. I recommend placing the eggs in an airtight container with some paper towel at the bottom. Place the container in the fridge. 

How long do Hard Boiled Eggs last in the fridge?

Hard boiled eggs are a FANTASTIC meal prep food because they last quite a while in the fridge. These eggs, when stored properly, will last up to 7 days in the fridge and will be ready to enjoy whenever you need a quick meal or snack!

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Hard Boiled Eggs in Microwave

It is so simple to make these Hard Boiled Eggs in the Microwave! No pots or boiling water required for this essential meal prep ingredient!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Resting 3 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 2 Eggs
Calories 63kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of baking soda


  • Fill a deep, microwave safe bowl with enough water to cover the eggs about 3/4 inches. Heat the water in the microwave until very hot, about 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the salt (add 1/2 tsp salt per egg, so if you are cooking more eggs, add more salt) and just a pinch of baking soda and stir. Gently slide the eggs into the bowl.
  • Microwave for 6 minutes. Then, let stand in the water for 3 minutes.
  • Fill a bowl with ice and cold water and slide the eggs in, letting stand for 2 mins.
  • Peel and eat!


You may need to play with cook time based on the size of your bowl but this cook time consistently worked well for me. My bowl was short but deep!


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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