This Crock Pot Hard Boiled Eggs recipe is an easy method for making perfect hard-boiled eggs. All you need is a crock pot, eggs, and an ice bath!
It costs approximately $3.68 to make these hard-boiled eggs. Our crockpot holds sixteen eggs, costing about $0.23 per egg.
Did you know there are various ways to make hard-boiled eggs? We’ve created recipes for multiple methods, so you can easily pick which recipe fits your lifestyle best! For example, we have this Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs method, Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs, Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs (recipe coming soon), and Baked Hard Boiled Eggs.
Hard Boiled Eggs In The Crock Pot
You may wonder why you need any other method for cooking hard-boiled eggs than the traditional way on the stovetop in a pot of water. The answer is that it can be tricky to get your eggs just right when boiling them on the stovetop. You can easily overcook your eggs if you step away or get distracted.
By cooking the eggs in the crock pot instead, you get perfect hard-boiled eggs every time without the stress or worry of standing over a pot watching water boil. Put the eggs in the crock pot with some water, set the timer, and walk away!
This is a great kitchen hack for college students without a stove when you’re traveling on vacation, when you need hard-boiled eggs but do not want to heat the kitchen in the summer when you need to cook a lot of eggs (think Easter time), or when you want an after school snack ready for the kiddos. The options are endless!
We know once you try making Hard Boiled Eggs in a Crock Pot, you may never return to the traditional stovetop method again!
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 16 eggs – $3.68
- Water – $0.00
- Ice – $0.00
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How to Hard Boil Eggs In A Crock Pot
- First, place a single layer of eggs in a cold crockpot.
- Then, add enough water to the crockpot to cover it completely.
- Next, cook the eggs on high for 2 ½ hours.
- After cooking the eggs, set them in an ice bath to cool for ten minutes.
- Finally, peel the eggs before serving.
***For complete recipe 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.
It will take about two and half hours to cook the eggs in a slow cooker. Each slow cooker is different so the time may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer.
When you use the crockpot method for cooking hard-boiled eggs, they should peel very easily. One tip is to use older eggs, which typically peel easier than fresh eggs. If the eggs do not peel easily after cooking them, run them under cold water to help.
There are so many ways to eat hard-boiled eggs. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Slice them and add some Everything Bagel seasoning for a healthy snack
2. Horseradish Deviled Eggs
3. Egg Salad Sandwich
4. Seven Layer Salad
5. How to Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring and Rice
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Ask your child to count the eggs as they help pour the water over them to cover them completely.
Ages 4-5: Your child can help by carefully placing the eggs in the crockpot and counting how many will fit in the space in a single layer. They can also help take the eggs out of the ice bath.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to use the crockpot and then let them do this recipe independently. It is an easy recipe for them to master at a young age.
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!
The price of eggs has gone up. We like to buy eggs in bulk in Costco as a cost-effective budget strategy to ensure we have plenty on hand for various recipes.
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Crock Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Liquid measuring cup
- large mixing bowl
- 6-16 eggs depending on the size of your crockpot. We used a 7-quart crockpot and were able to fit 16
- Add a single layer of eggs to a cold crockpot.
- Add water to the crockpot, enough to cover the eggs completely.
- Cook on high for 2 ½ hours.
- When the eggs are done, remove them from the crock pot and into an ice bath and let them cool for 10 minutes.
- Peel and serve or store in a sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.