I have heard about it all over Pinterest and finally decided to learn how to bake hard-boiled egged in the oven. So today let’s talk about how to make hard boiled eggs in the oven. I tried it once, and now I have been making them this way for years.
Baked hard boiled eggs are easy to make and a game changer!
Sure boiling eggs isn’t hard. Not hard at all. However, when you need to make 24…. or maybe 48 for Easter or a giant gathering, it takes a lot less work to throw them in the oven. Plus you’ll still get the same delicious hard boil eggs without all the extra work or mess.
I have a large family and all my kids love hard boiled eggs. They usually eat 2 or 3 at a time. I just don’t have a pot for the stove to boil a lot of eggs at a time.
Also, it takes WAY too long to boil them on the stovetop and half the time I would mess them up and they would crack so then I would have to start over all again. So most of the time, I just stopped making them.
That’s when I saw on Pinterest that you can make hard boiled eggs in the oven and I knew I had to try it. This is how I started making hard boiled eggs in the oven and I’ll never make them on the stovetop again.
Making baked hard boiled eggs is a complete game changer in my house and I hope you enjoy it as well!
Can you really make hard-boiled eggs in your oven?
The short answer is YES! Definitely and I HIGHLY recommend it!
It’s almost Easter and that means it’s time to boil LOT of Easter eggs for dying, hiding and deviling! Even if it wasn’t Easter, my kids love hard boiled eggs, but I hate the smell that it creates.
PLUS, boiling eggs can be such a pain! I always end up breaking a few by accidentally breaking them when I add them to the pot especially when I’m making such huge batches. Well… it just got easier!
You will need muffin pans to make hard boiled eggs in the oven:
All you need is a muffin pan (I used a mini muffin pan so I could cook more at once – here is the mini muffin pan that I use all the time), but you could use a regular muffin pan to. Then you need eggs, water, and an oven. That is it!!
How do you boil eggs in the oven?
You are not going to believe how easy it is make hard boiled eggs in the oven. Soon you’ll be wondering why you haven’t been doing this for years already!
First preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Then place the uncooked eggs in the muffin cups on your muffin tin. I just used a mini muffin tin but you can use a standard one as well. Either of these muffin pans works great for this recipe.
How long does it take to cook a hard boil an egg?
I cook fresh eggs the oven for 25 minutes – 30 minutes based on how you like your eggs. If you like a soft boiled egg, then just cook for 25 minutes and cook longer if you prefer them more hard.
I recommend that you play around with the time to determine the appropriate amount of time to make perfect hard boiled eggs for your family.
Then I prepare a large ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice and cold water. After the eggs are done cooking, place them in the ice bath immediately and allow them to soak for approximately 10 minutes.
After this time, remove the eggs and they are ready to be peeled and enjoyed!
Can hard boiled eggs in oven explode if left in the oven too long?
When I started sharing my new favorite cooking hack with my friends, this was definitely the number one concern. Most people were afraid that the eggs would explode in the oven. Then those eggs would create a nightmare of a mess to clean up in the oven. I can completely understand that concern!
I have been making hard boiled eggs in the oven for years now and I have never had this problem. I think if the eggs would have to be left in the oven for an excessive amount of time for this to occur. I would not exceed the 30 minutes recommended in this recipe.
I have noticed small brown spots on the eggs when I make them in the oven. I think there is just the spot where the egg touches the muffin tin. The taste is not affected and it’s usually a very small amount that can be removed if needed.
Also, I, generally, don’t have any brown spots when using a mini muffin pan s0 I recommend using the mini pan if you have one of these types of pans.
Do you know what the best part is?
The best part of it all…The egg shell comes off a lot easier than it does with the traditional boiling method and the smell is much better! Now you can make more eggs at once without the fuss. It is a win-win!
If you have any trouble with peeling the eggs, try using running water to get under the shell membrane and then the shell will just slide off. It really is easy!
Did you know you can make perfect “hard boiled” eggs in your oven with very little effort?
Leave us a comment to let us know if you have ever made hard boiled eggs in the oven before. I would love to hear your tips and tricks as well.
Easter is just around the corner! Time to get “baking” so you’ll have all the eggs you need for your celebrations!
Also, don’t forget about making egg salad or delicious deviled eggs with this easy to make hard boiled eggs in the oven.
Print the directions on how to hard boil eggs in the oven below:
How to Bake Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
- You will need an oven and a muffin pan too
- a bowl of ice water
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Place eggs (as many as you want!) in a muffin pan (or mini-muffin pan) to prevent them from rolling around.
- Cook for 30 minutes and then take eggs out of oven.
- Immediately place eggs into a bowl of ice water and leave for 10 minutes.
- Peel away the shell and Enjoy!
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The result – Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs right out of your oven!
Make sure you check out our Healthy egg muffin recipe too.