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Today let’s talk about How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven.  I tried it once, loved it, and now I have been making them this way for years.

Cooked Hard Boiled Eggs in a Muffin Tin
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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. 

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.

You may also want to learn How to Cook Over Hard Eggs.

Why This Recipe Works

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!

Cooking the eggs in the oven is a fool proof way to make a lot of hard boiled eggs at once. Make sure to set a timer for when using the oven method for the best results. We have even made Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs and Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs.

They are perfect to top your favorite salads for extra protein or to enjoy in an egg salad sandwiches.

Supplies Needed

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven Ingredients - eggs, oven, ice water
  • Eggs
  • You will need an oven and a muffin pan too
  • A bowl of ice water

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Step by Step Instructions

Placing eggs in a muffin tin

Step 1 – Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Place eggs (as many as you want!) in a muffin tin (or mini muffin pan) to prevent them from rolling around.

Removing eggs from the muffin tin with tongs

Step 2 – Cook for 30 minutes in a preheated oven and then take eggs out of oven. Once cooked remove eggs with tongs.

Placing cooked eggs in a ice cold water

Step 3 – Immediately place eggs into a bowl of ice water and leave for 10 minutes.

Peeling hard boiled eggs

Step 4 – Peel away the shell and Enjoy! Season with salt and pepper for amazing taste.

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary based on your oven. You might try these steps with a few eggs to see the level of doneness that you prefer. Then do a big batch once you know how long it takes.
  • Ice Water – Once you are done cooking the eggs in the oven, then immediately place in cold water. This will stop the cooking process and helps to make them easier to peel.
  • Meal Prep – If you are anything like me, I like to meal prep for the week. It saves me tons of time with my 8 kids and cooking the eggs ahead of time provides a healthy snack for my kids.
  • Baking Dish – We recommend placing the eggs in a muffin tin instead of baking dish. It keeps the eggs contained in one spot.
Close up image of hard boiled eggs and eggs in the background in a muffin tin

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 enjoy.

How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Follow these simple steps to easy to peel hard boiled eggs to keep the egg white texture in tact.

  • After cooking the eggs in the oven, place the cooked eggs in an ice bath to stop the eggs from cooking. Leave in the ice bath for about 5 minutes. We recommend setting a timer. This makes it easier to peel eggs.
  • Gently tap the bottom of the egg on the counter to crack the eggshell.
  • The roll the egg on the counter to slightly crack the egg.
  • Then start peeling the egg from the bottom to easily remove egg shells. Most of the time the eggshells comes off in large pieces.
  • Rinse off the egg under cold water to ensure all the egg shells have been removed.
Close up image of hard boiled eggs and eggs in a muffin tin

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Type of Eggs to Boil?

I have tried this oven-baked method on both older eggs and fresh eggs. I could not tell the difference and both cooked with the best color of yolks.

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in the refrigerator after peeling. They will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.

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Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

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It is so easy to bake hard-boiled egged in the oven. How to make hard boiled eggs in the oven quickly. Perfect for a huge party or the holidays!
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 62


  • Eggs
  • 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!

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes hard boiled eggs a cinch!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 62kcal, Protein 5g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 163mg, Sodium 62mg, Potassium 60mg, Vitamin A 240IU, Calcium 25mg, Iron 0.8mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Thx – Im trying to eat more eggs and hate the whole boiling thing. Prefer my oven to my stove. This is great that I can do the whole carton without worrying about how long and when to put them in the water etc like on the stove.

  2. I used pot holders to move them from the muffin tin to the water without burning my fingers.

  3. Thanks for sharing Emily – I haven’t tried this yet with fresh eggs so good to know!

  4. I used fresh eggs from our backyard and 17 out of 24 eggs cracked open and spilled. I’m thinking temperature of the egg matters because I have used this method before with no problems but they were grocery store eggs cold from the fridge. Just word to the wise if you’re using room temp farm fresh eggs! They don’t need as long!

  5. I think that it where the eggs are resting in the muffin tins with darker pans. To prevent this, either use a silicon muffin tin or use a mini muffin tin so that the eggs don’t touch the bottom of the pan.

  6. 5 stars
    No need to add water to the muffin tin. I do mine straight out of the fridge. And I use cupcake liners to avoid the brown spots on the eggs- and you can reuse the liners over and over.

  7. It worked well for me.
    Do you know if a paper liner might stop the brown freckles?

  8. Do you put any water in the muffin tins with the egg before placing in the oven or no? I’m not exactly sure if i understand this?

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve tried this method and did it for about 3 years, then I forgot last year, so had to use the water boil! But I will do it the easy way this year, for sure. I get a brown spot on the eggs, but it’s not gooey or anything, just a small spot. Anyway, if you haven’t tried this baking method, be sure to do so, you’ll like it!!

  10. To prevent black spots on the eggs, could you use cupcake liners in the muffin tins before putting the eggs in?

  11. You mention the need for water in your first set of remarks, the use of water is not mentioned again. Do you put any water in the muffin pan?

  12. 5 stars
    Thanks for this. I just put mine on the rack of the toaster oven. It works great. So much easier than dealing with water.

  13. 4 stars
    There was some talk somewhere about dark spots on the part of the egg as well as the shell that sat against the muffin tin. I set my muffin tin – used 24 count mini-tin – on a bright silver colored jelly roll pan. My muffin tin was black in color. I only had 3 eggs out of the 24 that showed any discoloration where it met the muffin tin. The brown, gooey discoloration that is on the shell wipes right off after being in the cold water for 10 minutes. I did have one egg crack and fill the muffin cup. It could have been slightly cracked before I put it in the cup. Percentage wise, that is a whole lot better that I get when boiling in a pan or using an egg cooker!

  14. Yesterday read an article of making hard boil egg and got to know about how size matters. Today I get to know about ice water part. Thanks, this would be helpful. Too many times I get to boil eggs which are soft and also peeling part, it gets so difficult lot many times for me.