Want a quick meal for one person that’s super easy to make, versatile, and full of healthy ingredients and protein? Try this simple recipe for a Mini Mug Microwave Quiche for one. This microwave quiche is very customizable and the potential for variation is huge. Being a vegetarian, eggs are an important source of protein for me. Sometimes I need a boost of protein, or I just need an entree that works for me that is easy, for instance, if the rest of my family is eating a meat meal that doesn’t have much for me as a vegetarian. This recipe idea works perfectly!
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This recipe can be compiled in mere minutes. The cook time is quick, and you get the satisfaction of your meal fast, hot, and healthy. As a vegetarian, I’ve made these little egg quiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s also a fabulous way to use up leftovers like cooked vegetables, cheeses, and other leftovers (even cooked meat for meat-lovers).
How to Make a Microwave Quiche for one person
This is so very simple but the potential for a variety of quiches is ginormous! First, I’m going to give you the ingredients of how to make this microwave quiche, then I will give you ideas for variations on the recipe.
Ingredients Needed to Make A Microwave Quiche
- cooking spray
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons skim milk
- 1 teaspoon chopped onion
- 1 Tablespoon chopped tomato
- 1/4 cup fresh spinach leaves, packed
- 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
Making this mini one serving quiche is so easy and quick. Even kids/teens could make this!
- Spray a large mug with cooking spray
- Add 2 eggs and 2 Tablespoons milk to the mug
- Scramble with a fork
- Add 1 teaspoon chopped onion, 1 tablespoon chopped tomato, 1/4 cup fresh spinach leaves (packed), and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.
- Stir all together.
- Cook in the microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes or until fully cooked
- Scoop quiche out and place on a plate to serve.
That’s it! That’s all it takes to make a mini delicious quiche for one person. The nice part about this recipe is if you are making multiple mini quiches, you can customize it to the person’s tastes and you can make several in a very short amount of time. If you need to customize, make it easy! Everyone could build their own quiche in a mug if you made a bar of ingredients.
Ideas for Variation in the recipe
The other part that makes this recipe so great is it’s a wonderful way to use up any leftover veggies, cheeses, and/or cooked meats. You could make this recipe every day for a long time yet get a different taste by simply adding different ingredients.
What to add:
- leftover cooked vegetables such as: cauliflower, brocolli, potatoes, corn, green peppers, onions, shredded hash browns (not frozen), asparagus, Brussles sprouts, zuchinni, squash, mushrooms, jalapenos or other hot peppers,
- shredded or cubed cheese, or grated parmesan cheese… why not try out a mix of cheeses? YUM!
- bread crumbs
- cooked meats: ham, turkey, ground beef, sausage, pork, bacon
- scoop of canned tomatoes with chilies
- canned drained vegetables
- black beans, pinto beans or other canned beans, drained of liquid
- frozen vegetables (thawed)
- hot sauce
- pickled vegetables
- banana peppers
- non-dairy cheese (though I have not tried this idea)
- fresh or dried herbs
- garlic salt/powder, onion salt/powder
- seasoned salt
- salt and pepper to taste
Cooking for Picky Kids
I love this idea for cooking for picky kids as well. It’s simple to make it as a plain egg quiche. Just use two eggs, milk, and cheese for a plain quiche, which many kids would be open to if they don’t like the veggies. It’s a simple meal to make for a child who doesn’t want to eat what everyone else is eating, or for the vegetarian child when the dish all the others are eating contains meat.
A Microwave Quiche is a great meal idea for college kids to make and eat in their dorm room.
I also love this idea for college kids who may only have a small fridge and a microwave in their dorm room. It’s an easy way to get a cheap delicious, yet nutritious meal. Plus, it’s very easy to clean out the mug with using the cooking spray on the inside surface of the mug to reduce the amount of egg that sticks to the mug. The college student could use leftover cooked vegetables from a takeout meal, veggies from cans, or even frozen thawed veggies if they have a little freezer in their dorm fridge. Sandwich meat torn up is a great idea for an addition to an egg mug quiche as well.
Make it as a sandwich!
This little egg quiche also works great as a patty for an egg sandwich. It’s the perfect size for an English muffin sandwich. Or place it on regular bread or toast, and chop it up/spread it across the bread as desired. Add mayo or mustard as desired to your sandwich to make it extra tasty. Don’t forget the salt and pepper!
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