How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Oven

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Learn how to make hard boiled eggs in the oven using a muffin pan with my easy no-fail step-by-step tutorial!

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Making hard-boiled eggs has never been easier, thanks to this oven-baked method. Discover how to make hard-boiled eggs in the oven and say goodbye to the days of anxiously watching a pot on the stove. This hassle-free approach not only ensures evenly cooked eggs, but it’s also the perfect solution for batch cooking — ideal for meal preps, salads, snacks, and more!

Hard boiled egg on a plate cut in half with muffin pan of more eggs nearby.

Table of Contents

  1. WHY make hard boiled eggs in the oven
  2. HOW TO MAKE Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
  3. TIPS FOR making the best Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
  4. recipes to make with Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
  5. HOW TO REHEAT & STORE Hard Boiled Eggs
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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  8. How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Oven Recipe

Preheat that oven and get your muffin tin ready because I am going to walk you through the seamless process of making oven-baked, hard boiled eggs. With a foolproof method that yields perfect results every time, you’ll enjoy eggs with tender whites and creamy yolks.

Hard boiled eggs are one of my favorite things to meal prep for a busy week. As much as I fall back on the hard boil eggs on the stovetop, I really prefer the hands-off approaches I’ve shared before, like boiled eggs in the Instant Pot and boiled eggs in the air fryer. This oven method is similar to the last two in its ease, convenience, and reliability. Plus, I have tips to nail your desired level of doneness, be it soft, medium, or hard. Let’s crack into the details!

WHY make hard boiled eggs in the oven

  • Batch cooking. Making boiled eggs in the oven is a meal planner’s dream. It allows you to cook 12 eggs at a time (or more, depending on the size of the oven), saving you valuable time, effort, and electricity.
  • Hands-off method. Baking eggs in the oven frees you up to do other things. Just pop the muffin tin in the oven, set the timer, and let the eggs cook to perfection while you’re tending to other tasks.
  • Consistent results every time. Boiling the eggs on the stovetop can sometimes produce varied results because of water temperature fluctuations. With this method, there is no water required, so it reduces the risk of overcooking or undercooking.
  • Versatility in the kitchen. Plain hard-boiled eggs are a blank canvas, ready to be transformed into a wide range of dishes. Or enjoyed as an afternoon pick-me-up. Either way, it’s good to have a batch on hand for salads, sandwiches, or snacks.
Bowl of brown eggs.

HOW TO MAKE Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

  1. Place the eggs in a muffin tin and bake in a preheated oven with the rack set to middle position.
  2. Once the eggs are done baking, transfer them to an ice bath using a pair of tongs or oven mitt and allow them to cool fully.
  3. When cooled, peel the eggs or transfer them unpeeled to a container.
  4. Discard the egg shells and rinse the egg under cold water if any pieces of shell remain.
4 image collage making recipe: 1- eggs in a muffin pan before baking, 2- baked eggs in an ice bath, 3- peeling an egg, 3- egg after peeled on a cutting board with shell.

TIPS FOR making the best Baked Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. Adjust baking time. Experiment with the baking time to achieve your desired level of doneness. The suggested time range allows flexibility, allowing you to make soft-boiled eggs with a shorter cooking time or hard-boiled eggs when opting for the full cooking time.
  2. Easy peeling tips: Gently tap the egg on a hard surface to crack the shell. Then, roll between your hand and the surface to loosen the shell. Start peeling from the wider end, where there’s an air pocket and peel under running water to remove the stubborn shells.
  3. Ignore the brown spots. When you peel eggs that are “hard-boiled” in the oven, you may notice a couple of small brown spots. This may just be from the egg hitting the edge of the muffin tin and does not signal spoiling, or burning and does not affect taste or texture.

recipes to make with Baked Hard Boiled Eggs

HOW TO REHEAT & STORE Hard Boiled Eggs

Store hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator. Peeled eggs should be stored in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out.

If you want to reheat a boiled egg, particularly helpful for soft-boiled eggs, the best way to do that is to gently lower the cold boiled egg into boiling water using a slotted spoon. Reheat in the hot water for about a minute or two. This brief heating time is usually sufficient to warm the egg yolk without overcooking it.

HOW LONG WILL Hard Boiled Eggs LAST IN THE FRIDGE?

Oven baked hard boiled eggs in their shells can last up to a week. Peeled eggs should be consumed within 2 days.

CAN I FREEZE boiled eggs?

No, I don’t recommend freezing boiled eggs as the freezing and thawing process will alter the texture.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I use if I don’t have a muffin tin?

To achieve perfectly boiled eggs in oven, you want to avoid them from touching each other during baking. If you don’t have a muffin tin, I recommend you use silicone baking molds, ramekins, or small oven-safe dishes. You can also use a sheet pan and create small dividers by folding and shaping aluminum foil. Place the eggs in the divots and it will function similarly to a muffin tin.

How do you know when the eggs have sufficiently cooked?

Individual ovens may vary in temperature accuracy but the cooking time range I’ve given in the recipe card is a good reference point. If this is your first time making baked hard boiled eggs, I suggest taking notes, and using a timer to make sure you get desired egg doneness next time.

Can you overcook eggs in the oven?

Yes! I recommend setting a timer and keeping a close eye on them to prevent overcooking the eggs. Additionally, the eggs will continue to cook and set even after they are removed from the oven. That’s why it’s important to place them in an ice bath immediately after pulling them out of the oven.

Hard boiled eggs on a plate split in half, with muffin pan of whole baked eggs in shell nearby.

Whether you need hard-boiled eggs for a protein-rich snack or a dozen eggs to create delicious dishes for your next gathering, this oven-baked method ensures consistent results every time. And this easy tutorial for how to make hard-boiled eggs in the oven guarantees convenience, reliability, and easy peeling.

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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Oven

Learn how to make hard boiled eggs in the oven using a muffin pan with my easy no-fail step-by-step tutorial!
5 from 1 vote
Servings 12 eggs
Calories 63
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 12 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and adjust the oven rack to the middle position.
  • Place the eggs in a muffin tin and bake for 22 to 27 minutes, depending on your desired doneness.
  • While the eggs are baking, prepare an ice bath. Once the eggs are done baking, transfer them to the ice bath and allow them to sit for 5 minutes to fully cool.
  • Peel and use as desired.

Notes

Storage: Store hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator. Peeled eggs should be stored in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out and can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Hard boiled eggs in their shells can last up to a week. 
Tips:
Spray the eggs with oil before baking. Spraying them with oil is not necessary but may make it easier to peel the eggs.
Adjust baking time. Experiment with the baking time to achieve your desired level of doneness. The suggested time range allows flexibility, allowing you to make soft-boiled eggs with a shorter cooking time or hard-boiled eggs when opting for the full cooking time.
Easy peeling tips: Gently tap the egg on a hard surface to crack the shell. Then, roll between your hand and the surface to loosen the shell. Start peeling from the wider end, where there’s an air pocket and peel under running water to remove the stubborn shells.
Ignore the brown spots. When you peel eggs that are “hard-boiled” in the oven, you may notice a couple of small brown spots. This may just be from the egg hitting the edge of the muffin tin and does not signal spoiling, or burning and does not affect taste or texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.3g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 62mg, Potassium: 61mg, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 238IU, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Method Oven
Cuisine American

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