Love hardboiled eggs but hate having to monitor them when you are boiling them on the stove? I have the best solution for you, making hard boiled eggs in the oven! When using the oven baked method they come out perfect every time. There is no way to mess them up and they are the easiest way to make them! All you need is eggs and a muffin tin and then you bake them in the oven!
How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
I love hard boiled eggs. My kids love hard boiled eggs. I however do not always have the time nor the want to cook them on the stove due to everything that goes into the cooking process. They are great for breakfast, lunch, snacks, making egg salad sandwiches, and on top of salads. They are also great for when you are coloring Easter Eggs.
Having to watch for the water to boil, having to watch for them to be done cooking to remove them from the water. Most of the time I get sidetracked and forget to set the timer when I put them in the water. Then I don’t know just how long they have been in and I end up overcooking them.
Making hard boiled eggs in the oven is seriously the easiest way to make them. Not only does the oven method ensure you have evenly cooked eggs, but you have almost no cleanup and there is just about no way to mess them up.
There is just about no prep time needed at all. All you have to do is bake the eggs in the oven, then add them to a bowl of ice water and peel the eggs. It is so easy and when you are peeling the eggs the shell comes off super easily. There is nothing not to love about making
Why Cook Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
When I am doing my meal prep I find this way of making hard-boiled eggs the easiest way for a number of reasons.
- Just about No fail. You put them in the oven and do not worry about everything that comes with making hard boiled eggs on the stove. No need to wait for water to boil, no watching a pot of water boiling on the stove top and no worrying about overcooking them.
- Easy to peel. Peeling baked hardboiled eggs is so easy when you cook them in the oven. Overcooking eggs when cooking them hard boil style, causes it to be hard to peel a hard boiled egg.
Recipes that Use Hard Boiled Eggs
While hardboiled eggs make amazing snacks and easy breakfasts they are also great for using in other tasty recipes.
How long do you Cook Eggs in the oven?
To have a fully cooked yolk when making eggs in the oven you will cook them for 30 minutes. If you want a less cooked texture yolk then you will want to cook them for less time. If you want soft boiled eggs then you will cook them in the oven for 25 minutes.
How to Store Hard Boiled Eggs
It is best to store hardboiled eggs unpeeled but you can store them peeled as well. Allow the eggs to fully cool and then place them peeled or unpeeled in an air-tight container and store in the fridge.
It is important to store the eggs within 2 hours after they are done being cooked and also to store them on an inside shelf in the fridge and not on the fridge door.
How long do Hardboiled eggs last?
Hard boiled eggs will keep fresh for about a week in the fridge if they are left in the shell, if they are unpeeled it is best to eat them within 3 days.
Oven baked Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients
You only need 3 things to make hard boiled eggs in the oven.
You will also want to use a muffin tin to place the eggs in so they do not roll around and a bowl for the ice and water when you take them out of the oven. If you do not have a muffin tin then you can use a baking dish.
How to Make Oven Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
Preheat your oven to 325. Place the eggs into a muffin pan. If there are any empty spaces not filled with an egg fill it halfway with water.
Place them in the oven on the oven rack for 30 minutes.
Fill a large bowl with water and ice to make an ice bath.
After removing the eggs from the oven, using an oven mitt or a pair of tongs, add the cooked eggs to the ice bath. Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for at least 5 minutes before removing them.
Remove the eggs from the ice bath and peel to eat or store in the fridge with the shell on them.
Easy Egg Recipes
- Ham and cheese egg muffins
- Baked Avocado and Egg
- Canadian Bacon, Egg and cheese breakfast sandwich
- Bacon Egg and cheese monkey bread
- Egg in a hole
How to Peel hardboiled eggs
Tap the boiled egg gently on a hard surface to crack the shell all over. Then, roll the egg between your hands to loosen the shell. Then slide the egg shell off. When you are peeling an egg, start peeling from the wider end of the egg where the air pocket is located. This is often the easiest spot to start peeling.
How to Make an Ice Bath
- Get a bowl. Choose a bowl or basin large enough to accommodate all the eggs you’ve boiled.
- Add Ice. Fill the bowl with a generous amount of ice. You want enough ice to surround the eggs and create a cold environment.
- Add Cold Water. Pour cold water over the ice until the ice is mostly submerged. The combination of ice and cold water creates a chilling effect.
- Submerge the Eggs. Carefully place eggs into the ice bath. Ensure that the eggs are fully submerged in the cold water and ice mixture.
- Let the Eggs Sit. Allow the eggs to sit in the ice bath for at least 5 minutes. This will sufficiently cool them down and make peeling easier.
Are there other ways to make hard boiled eggs?
Oven baked Hard Boiled Eggs
- Muffin tin
- 12 eggs
- 2 cup water
- 2 cup ice
- Preheat your oven to 325. Place the eggs into a muffin pan. If there are any empty spaces not filled with an egg fill it halfway with water.
- Place them in the oven on the oven rack for 30 minutes.
- Fill a large bowl with water and ice to make an ice bath.
- After removing the eggs from the oven, using an oven mitt or a pair of tongs, add the cooked eggs to the ice bath. Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for at least 5 minutes before removing.
- Remove the eggs from the ice bath and peel to eat or store in the fridge with the shell on them.