Breakfast Sandwich in 90 Seconds

Hi Friends!

It’s time to talk about the breakfast sandwich. So, here’s the deal. My husband’s not a breakfast eater. Never has been. I am. Always have been. We’ve been together for almost 10 years and I still have yet to convert him. BUT, we’re finally making progress! Over the past few weeks I’ve decided to make it my mission to get him eating breakfast every day….I’m gonna write a whole post about some of the options that I’ve used successfully so far…but for now, I just had to share this super easy breakfast sandwich with you guys.

This sandwich is ready in under 2 minutes.
There goes the “I don’t have time” excuse.
It can be made without using the stove.
There goes the “it’s too much work” excuse.
And it tastes good!


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Breakfast Sandwich in 90 Seconds

A bun/2 slices of toast/an English muffin (whatever floats your boat)
1 or 2 eggs
A slice of cheese

Here’s what you do:

1. Put the bread in the toaster.
2. Crack an egg into a bowl.
*I use the same large ramekins I use to make my pot pies in*
3. Cover the bowl with a paper towel and put it in the microwave.
4. Microwave for about 40 seconds.
*Play around with your microwave to find the right amount of time*
5. Remove from the bowl, place on bread, top with cheese, devour.

*I tried this with two eggs in one bowl and it didn’t work out…so if I want two eggs, I make one, take it out of the dish and then make another one and stack them on my bread*


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So there you have it friends! An on-the-go breakfast sandwich in 90 seconds. If you’re looking for more on-the-go breakfast ideas, you could also try my healthy breakfast bars!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. So glad I’m not the only one guilty of microwaving eggs. You can do more than one, but it becomes scrambled because you have to stop and stir it half way through. I do this at work. People stare.
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  2. So with you on this! That excuse is just silly! I must admit, I’m pretty notorious for cooking my eggs in the microwave! It’s just so much easier and faster.
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  3. If only more people made these instead of driving through McDonalds and all those other CRAP restaurants!
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  4. Why haven’t I been microwaving eggs before? I love egg sandwiches but it always feels like a hassle to make them. Thanks for this.
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  5. Love this, it’s a great idea for people in a hurry! And I had no clue that eggs could even be microwaved!
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  6. we are married to the same man :-)
    mine loves loves loves this too.
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  7. Love it!! I’m adding this to my arsenal for when I go back to work in a few weeks and have 2 seconds to get ready in the morning!!
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  8. LOVE eggsandwiches! I have to make breakfasts super easy for my hubs too!
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  9. My hubs does this for breakfast all the time. It’s his favorite way!
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  10. i will definitely be trying this! thanks!

  11. Have SO done this and it works every time!

  12. I’ve been doing this for years! So easy and so awesome.

  13. I have been meaning to try this but have been unsure what to do!! Egg McMuffins are my favorite and I wanted a way to make them at home!! Thanks for the how to!
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  14. This looks great! I’ll have to try it–mornings are always such a crunch for us, since neither of us are morning people and we have to get ourselves and our son out the door before any of us would prefer to even be awake!
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  15. My husband makes one of these almost every morning! Sometimes he adds a slice of turkey bacon or something as well for some added protein. He also likes to mix in some salt and pepper into his eggs before he microwaves them, for some seasoning.
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  16. I have NO IDEA why I’ve never made my eggs in the microwave before? It would save me so much time and dishes.. you’re a genius :) haha
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  17. I have to have breakfast-if I don’t…watch out world! I will have to do this tomorrow as I’m always cramped for time. I start work at 7:30 and have a 25min commute so I’m always rushed.

    My boyfriend is a big breakfast person too so that’s good but he will settle for cereal. I HATE cereal
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  18. Maria @ lift love life says:

    I love making eggs in the microwave, my mom has taught me a lot of Korean dishes this way haha. The sandwich looks so good, and especially useful for my husband who is also not a breakfast eater.
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  19. Mmmmm oh how I do love me some eggs in the morning! I’ve also been known to hardboil them in the microwave – yum! Thanks for sharing!
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  20. So awesome and easy. I’m all for easy and quick :) And eggs.
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  21. I make eggs like that all the time! It’s sooooo easy. Love it for those really lazy mornings (or evenings) when I don’t want to take the time to really cook anything.
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  22. This is brilliant! It’s such a novel concept for me.. thank you for opening my eyes to the possibilities of easy breakfast sandwiches ;)
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  23. The last time I made eggs in the microwave they exploded after I took them out.

  24. Egg sandwiches are one of my favorite things for breakfast and sometimes lunch! I like to add tomato and dark greens as well. Glad you are making progress with the hubs on this!
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  25. I found this hint in a SELF magazine and have been hooked ever since! I was amazed that it actually tasted good too.
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  26. Beauty! People often overthink things and make them way to complex. This is a fine example of how easy making breakfast can be.

  27. Love it! I’ve been obsessed with eggs lately!! I should totally make this to bring to work one day this week, so easy!
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  28. I think this is one of your favorite posts of mine! This is my breakfast tomorrow. Can’t wait. Yum. Oh… I have some leftover spinach to throw on there, too.
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  29. Super tip….love quick breakfasts, but love hot eggy ones even more.
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  30. I have done this with egg beaters but always wondered if it would work with a real egg! Love this!
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  31. This is great! No excuses! I have microwaved eggs before. I was scared at first, but they aren’t too bad!
    Leonor @FoodFaithFitness recently posted..New 5k PR

  32. great sandwich! i make it in a coffee mug and eat my “egg in a mug” :)
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings recently posted..Breakfast for Dinner

  33. I never cook eggs in the microwave, but I want to try it. I love the idea of using a glass ramekin. The idea of microwaving an egg in plastic was half of what was holding me back on this.

    Such a useful post!
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  34. I love microwave egg sandwiches – I do it all the time! I usually do 2 eggs scrambled up, and I break up my cheese and mix it right into the eggs. It takes about 1 1/2 minutes to cook them.
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  35. How did I not think of this??? Reading over your old posts is really giving me some good ideas, thanks!
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  36. I just finished one – Googled your recipe earlier this morning. Used 1/2 a toasted Safeway fresh sandwich roll, and some sharp cheddar. Came out fantastic – thanks for the recipe.


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