Quick and Easy Salsa & Egg Breakfast Mug Recipe

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipe

They say you’re not supposed to skip breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, it’s a very easy thing to do. I'm often faced with the problem of not having enough time to whip up a decent breakfast. So, I scoured the Internet for a recipe that would fix my problem.

I stumbled upon this easy recipe ― a Sriracha and egg concoction made and cooked in a mug ― from Spoon University. Intrigued, I decided to give this recipe a try, with some minor tweaks.

The ingredients you need for this recipe are all basically readily available items you can find in your kitchen, so there’s no need to go out and gather ingredients the day before. Since I didn't have Sriracha handy (don't shame me), I used some leftover homemade salsa I had in my fridge. You can also substitute Sriracha for Tabasco, if you're so inclined. 

Now, there are two ways you can enjoy this recipe: in a mug (perfect for on-the-go) or in an English muffin. I tried both ways and they both tasted great. But, if you’re looking for something with a bit more sustenance and you have a few extra minutes, go with the English muffin.  The breakfast mug is also very kid-friendly to make ― hint, hint ― in case you've got your hands tied or are strapped for time. 

Give this recipe a try and tell us your thoughts in the Comment section below. Have any other quick and easy breakfast recipes? Drop that knowledge on us as well. 


Salsa & Egg Breakfast Mug  


 Cracked egg in a mug. 

Cracked egg in a mug. 

  • 1 egg
  • 1–2 Tablespoons grated cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon salsa (homemade or your favorite store bought)
  • Cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
 Salsa & Egg Breakfast Mug.

Salsa & Egg Breakfast Mug.


  1. Crack the egg into a microwave-safe mug and whisk thoroughly. 
  2. Sprinkle grated cheese over the egg. 
  3. Place mug in microwave and cook on high for 1 minute, or until egg is cooked as desired. 
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste (optional) and top off with cilantro and salsa. 
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Breakfast Sandwich: Take an English muffin (or two pieces of bread) and spread both ends with margarine or butter (optional). Place in a toaster and toast as desired. Scoop out the salsa and egg from the mug, place between the English muffin (or bread) and enjoy. 
 Salsa & Egg Breakfast Muffin

Salsa & Egg Breakfast Muffin