How to Make Baked Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven


Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven Recipe

Here is the thing, results seem to vary on success with baking your hard boiled eggs in the oven and it’s a good idea to give these a test run in your oven with just a couple of eggs rather than wasting an entire dozen. 

Get an Oven Thermometer

I am telling you that one of the best gadgets you can buy, if you are not getting consistently good results with baking in your oven, is an inexpensive oven thermometer.

I have had ovens, in apartment rentals, that were fifty degrees off or more. I could have saved myself a lot of tears and burnt dishes if I would have known that this cheap little gadget could improve the results in my cooking in a dramatic way.

Try Different Temperatures

Once you know that your oven temperature is correct (or how to gauge it if isn’t) try baking the eggs at 325 degrees first.

If your eggs are not to your liking, increase the temperature to 350 degrees.

Stop the Brown Spots

Brown spots can develop on your egg from resting in the muffin tins, particularly with a dark muffin tin like the one I am showing in this picture.

Although the spots don’t really bug me, you can prevent them by using a silicone muffin pan, baking in a mini muffin tin, or lining your muffin tin with liners, tin foil.

Wildly I have also heard that cotton pads/balls can offer a buffer between your egg and the bottom of the pan. Alton Brown, in fact, actually recommends placing the eggs directly on your oven racks and skipping the muffin tin altogether.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on that one and if you have any success with it.

Make Peeling Easier

Did you know that fresh eggs can actually be more difficult to peel? We have discovered peeling the eggs is so much easier with eggs that have been in our fridge at least a week.

How Should I Store My Eggs?

How Should I Store My Eggs?

Once you have your week’s worth of eggs, how the heck do you store them?

I read a lot of advice on this one when we prepared our eggs!

Ideally, you want to keep these in their shell since it acts a barrier to bacteria and it helps them last longer too.

Within the shell, you can eat these safely for up to seven days (although they never last that long in our house!!).

 Peeled hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the

 Peeled hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator in a bowl of cold water to cover for about five days (change the water daily) or in a sealed container without water (cover the eggs with damp paper towels) for the same length of time.

We store ours in their shell since I am worried about the bacteria factor.

I also ended up stumbling on this egg storage method for our fridge so we started doing that instead.

How Do I Cook Hard Boiled Eggs on the Stove Top If I Don’t Love the Oven Method?

My mom was always a big fan of this stovetop method and I love that you don’t need a gadget to make it happen!

Place eggs in a large pot of water and cover them with an inch of water (cold). cover the pan with a lid and listen for boiling water. When the water has come to a boil, let it boil over high heat for 6-7 minutes. Remove these with a slotted spoon and give them the same ice water bath treatment as you do for the oven method.

Hard Boiled Eggs In The Oven Recipe Recipe Type: Breakfast Author: Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 12 or more servings Want hard boiled eggs fast? Try this oven method for baking eggs for deviled eggs, Easter eggs, egg salad, or a simple protein-packed snack. Make perfect hard boiled eggs fast with this smart Alton Brown approved method. This quick method is perfect for big-batch make-ahead preparation of hard boiled eggs. Be sure to read the post for additional tips for success. Ingredients
  • 1 dozen eggs or more (preferably, older eggs that have been in your fridge for one week or more)

Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees Put 1 egg in each of 12 muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Plunge baked eggs in a large bowl of ice water until cooled completely, about 10 minutes. Remove the room temperature eggs with a slotted spoon and store in your refrigerator for up to a week.


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One Caveat to Pressure Cooker Eggs

The only un-perfect thing about this way of hard boiling eggs is that, every so often, one of the eggs will crack its shell during cooking. When this has happened to me, it's usually been during the 5 minute "natural release" period after the eggs are already cooked, so the crack is only superficially cosmetic. Not ideal if you're planning to dye a bunch of Easter eggs, of course, but perfectly fine for deviled eggs.

If your eggs seem to be cracking more often, or are cracking before the whites are set, try cooking them at low pressure instead of high pressure. My own tests at low pressure gave inconsistent results. But every pressure cooker is a little different, and you might have better luck with yours.

The jury is still out on unicorns and affordable airfare. But easy-to-peel eggs? At least they are real.

Don’t have a pressure cooker? Try steaming your eggs on the stovetop!

How To Store Baked Hard Boiled Eggs

When it comes to storage, hard boiled eggs baked in the oven aren’t any different from stove top ones. Simply refrigerate them.

After you master how to hard boil eggs in the oven, you can store them in the fridge peeled or unpeeled. They keep for just a few days peeled, or approximately a week if you store them in the shell.

Which Pressure Settings to Use for Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

We cooked the eggs on high in the Instant Pot. At that setting, an IP is 10.2 to 11.6 psi.

Some electric pressure cookers come with an "egg" or "steam" setting, but we're bypassing that here to keep things utterly simple. Using high pressure on the manual setting will steam your eggs perfectly, don't worry.

How To Cook Eggs In The Oven

There are many different options for cooking eggs in the oven – poached, scrambled, quiches, and more. Lots of choices for oven baked eggs!

But today, we’re talking about how to make hard boiled eggs in the oven. (And for all you soft boiled egg lovers, I have you covered, too.)

Cooking Hack: How to Cook Eggs in the Oven

Place eggs in a dry muffin tin in a preheated oven

Place eggs in a dry muffin tin in a preheated oven. I vary between 325 degrees F and 350 degrees F but it will be important for you to find the best temperature based on the doneness you prefer. I bake at either 350 degrees for 22 minutes or 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Note that you do not need to fill up the muffin cups with water or spray with cooking spray.

2. Cool Eggs in a Ice Bath

Once eggs have baked, transfer them to a bowl of i

Once eggs have baked, transfer them to a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes. This will stop the cooking process and prevent the eggs from overcooking. Note that the eggs may have brown spots on the shell after baking. Also, the egg may have a small brown spot where it set in the pan.

3. How to Perfectly Peel Eggs

Crack one of the eggs gently on the counter on gen

Crack one of the eggs gently on the counter on gently peel off. You’ll be amazed how easily the shell peels off! And here’s a pro tip – use eggs that have been in your fridge for at least a week. They also peel better.

4. How to Use Hard Cooked Eggs in Recipes

Enjoy these eggs as is, chopped over a salad, slic

Enjoy these eggs as is, chopped over a salad, sliced onto toast, deviled, or whichever way you prefer. One thing is for sure though, you’ll never go back to the water boiling method again!

To note…each egg will have a tiny brown spot on it where it sat in the pan. That is nothing to worry about!

How do you make your eggs? Do you have a favorite egg recipe? Please share in the comments!!

Baked Hard Boiled Eggs

Yield: 12 baked hard boiled eggs Prep Time: 1 minute Cook Time: 30 minutes Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 41 minutes

Do you know how to hard boil eggs in the oven? Okay, so it’s more like hard baked eggs… But seriously, baked hard boiled eggs is one of the easiest methods ever and ideal for making big batches!