Microwave Mug Frittata 1

A Healthy, Delicious, and Nutritious Breakfast!

Are you enjoying eggs more often now that they are zero points on the new Freestyle program? I am.

I am also having fun experimenting with one serving recipes I can make in minutes in the microwave. It turns out you can use your microwave and a mug to make lots more than cake!

Like frittata for example. This streamlined mug frittata takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish, making it a healthy and delicious way to nourish your body, mind and spirit before stepping out the door for the day.

Enjoy this frittata straight from the mug or serve it atop a toasted English muffin or slice of toast. Alternatively, cut it in half and roll it up into a tortilla or tuck it inside a pita half.

Feel free to change this recipe up to suit your tastes and what you have on hand…

Variations (Adjust points accordingly)

No cottage cheese? Substitute an equal amount of nonfat or reduced fat ricotta.

No green onions? Substitute chives or just skip them Basil Pesto Frittata: omit the green onions and Parmesan. Stir 1 tablespoon basil pesto into the eggs.

Greek Frittata: Add 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano with the eggs. Replace the parmesan with 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese and add 2 tablespoon chopped drained roasted peppers with the chopped green onions.

Ham and Cheese Frittata: Add 1 tablespoons chopped cooked ham.

Prep ahead: Whisk the mixture together in the mug. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Healthy recipe

Microwave Mug Frittata Recipe

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Servings: 1

SmartPoints®: 1


  • 2  large eggs (0SP)
  • 2  tablespoons chopped green onions (0SP)
  • 2  tablespoons nonfat or reduced fat cottage cheese (0SP)
  • 2  teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (1SP)
  • salt & pepper


  1. In a 12 to 16 ounce mug, whisk the eggs until well blended.
  2. Whisk in the green onions, cottage cheese and Parmesan until combined.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir with a fork.
  5. Microwave on high for 30 more seconds and then stir again.
  6. Microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds or until the eggs are just set.

Source: Adapted from 250 Meals in a Mug by Camilla Salisbury.

Martha McKinnon is a lifetime WW member committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life. Her blog, Simple-Nourished-Living.com, is a popular resource for easy healthy recipes, success stories and weight loss tips to help you eat great and lose weight. A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you'll find her helping beginners over the age of 50 discover the powerful benefits of yoga.