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.
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.
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!
Thanks for this. I just put mine on the rack of the toaster oven. It works great. So much easier than dealing with water.
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?
To prevent black spots on the eggs, could you use cupcake liners in the muffin tins before putting the eggs in?
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!!
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?
Are the eggs at room temp or straight from frig??
Should the eggs be at room temp or right out of the fridge into the oven
It worked well for me.
Do you know if a paper liner might stop the brown freckles?
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.
Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Why did we get brown spots on some of our eggs?
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.
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!
Thanks for sharing Emily – I haven’t tried this yet with fresh eggs so good to know!
Before I burn my fingers, how do you get the eggs into the water?
I used pot holders to move them from the muffin tin to the water without burning my fingers.
Worked great. Used cold eggs
Thank you for sharing!
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.