This Baked Hard Boiled Eggs recipe is an easy no-boil method for making the perfect hard-boiled egg in the oven. All you need is just a muffin tin and the eggs!
One dozen hard-boiled eggs cost about $2.06 to make or $0.17 per egg.
Hard Boiled Eggs In The Oven
Tired of watching water boil and trying to cook eggs just right, only to have them crack and be under or overcooked? Even though boiling eggs is not that difficult, it can be frustrating if not done correctly.
If you are trying to hard boil a big batch of eggs in a pot of water, you can end up cracking a lot of eggs and not getting them to the level of doneness you want them at. It is much easier to bake a large batch in the oven than boil them in a pot.
Get ready for a life-changing process for perfect hard-boiled eggs every single time! Baked Hard Boiled Eggs is a game-changer.
That’s right, baking the eggs in the oven instead of boiling them in a pot of water is the most simple and easy way to get foolproof hard-boiled eggs. Furthermore, it is a fail-proof method to bake hard-boiled eggs in the oven.
You can cook them to your preferred level of doneness by following the timing notes in the recipe card below. If you like your eggs soft, cook them for less time or bake the eggs longer for hard-boiled. And then watch the shell easily slide off when they are done baking and sitting in the ice bath. It is truly magical!
Put the eggs in the muffin tin and then in the oven. Set the timer and walk away. That’s it!
Where has this method been all our lives, right?! So, whether you enjoy hard-boiled eggs plain, to dye for Easter, deviled, or in a salad, bake the hard-boiled eggs in the oven for a simple, time-saving kitchen hack, you will use time and time again.
Ingredients & Cost:
- 12 eggs – $2.06
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HOW TO BAKE HARD BOILED EGGS
- First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Then, place each egg in the cavities of the muffin tin.
- Cook for 22-30 minutes, depending on the level of doneness you prefer. (22 minutes for soft-boiled, 26 minutes for medium-boiled, and 30 minutes for hard-boiled.)
- Just before the eggs are done cooking, add ice and water to a large bowl.
- Place the eggs in the ice bath for ten minutes immediately after removing them from the oven.
- Finally, peel the hard-boiled eggs and enjoy.
***For complete instructions, see the recipe card below.
SERVE: The eggs can be eaten immediately after sitting in the ice bath for ten minutes.
STORE: Store the eggs in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.
FREEZE: We suggest only freezing the yolks if you want to freeze hard-boiled eggs. The whites become rubbery and inedible once they’re frozen and defrosted. To freeze the yolks, place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze for 4-5 months.
DEFROST: Defrost the egg yolks in the refrigerator overnight.
- Muffin tin
- Large bowl
So we are not boiling the eggs but are baking them to create a hard-boiled egg, which has the same result as boiling an egg in a pot of water. Place one egg into each cavity of a muffin tin and bake it. When they are done baking, place them in an ice-water bath to stop the cooking process. Then peel the eggs to eat or keep the shell on for Easter Egg coloring!
If we haven’t sold you yet on the idea of baking over boiling, here is our last-ditch effort! Many people believe that baked hard-boiled eggs are creamier than boiled eggs. But you be the judge by trying this method and seeing for yourself!
There are a few quick ways to tell if a hard-boiled egg is fresh or not. If, after peeling the egg, the yolk is discolored or has a rotten smell, it is spoiled, and you should discard it. You can also do the float test. If the egg floats in a bowl of water, it is still fresh. However, if the egg sinks, it is rotten and should not be consumed.
GET KIDS INVOLVED
Ages 2-3: Guide your child’s hands as they help carefully set an egg in each muffin tin cavity. Practice counting skills as they count the number of eggs they place in each spot.
Ages 4-5: Ask your child to make the ice water bath in preparation for setting the eggs in it once they are done cooking.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to pre-heat the oven and set the timer. They can then make this recipe on their own!
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Eggs go on sale around the Easter holiday, and of course, this is the time of year to traditionally dye Easter Eggs so you can find them for as low as 99 cents if you keep an eye on the grocery ads. We buy our eggs at Costco throughout the year, as we find it more cost-effective to buy them in bulk.
MORE EASTER RECIPES
- Ambrosia Salad
- Frog Eye Salad
- Mashed Potatoes
- Asparagus in the Oven
- Easter Bunny Rolls
- Copycat Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham
- Hash Brown Casserole
- Green Bean Casserole
- Mom’s Lemon Lush
Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
- muffin tin
- large bowl
- 12 large eggs
- Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Place the eggs in a muffin tin and cook for 22-30 minutes depending on you preferred level of doneness. 22 minutes for soft-boiled, 26 minutes for medium-boiled, and 30 minutes for hard-boiled.
MAKE ICE BATH:
- While the eggs are cooking, make an ice bath. Add ice and water to a large bowl.
- As soon as the eggs come out of the oven, place them in the ice bath for 10 minutes.
- Peel the hard-boiled eggs and store the eggs in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.