Who is a fan of hard boiled eggs? We are! There are so many ways to prepare hard boiled eggs, but we love making hard boiled eggs in oven.
It’s an easy way to meal prep hard boiled eggs for breakfast, a healthy egg salad, or for an easy snack throughout the week. Let’s chat all about: baked hard boiled eggs!
We Love Eggs
We love eggs here on Fit Foodie Finds and we do our best to keep you all updated on the easiest ways to prepare eggs. Why do we like eggs so much? Eggs are:
- excellent source of protein
- absolutely delicious
- easy to incorporate into meals for any time of the day
It is not our first time around the block when preparing eggs, we have baked eggs in the oven in our How to Bake Eggs in the Oven. We’ve used our Instant Pot to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Meal Prep Breakfast. Most recently, we’ve used our sous vide to make these Cheesy Sous Vide Egg Bites. you just can’t go wrong!
Hard Boiled Eggs in Oven- It’s SO Easy
Today, we are talking about the hard boiled eggs in oven (AKA baked hard boiled eggs) and we are so excited about it.
I’m sure you’re like, why wouldn’t I just make my HBE’s on the stove-top or in my Instant Pot? Well, here are a few reasons why to make baked hard boiled eggs!
- Foolproof – it’ll work every time!
- Hands off – you don’t have to worry about stirring or overflowing water
- Batch prep – making egg salad or deviled eggs? Make 12 eggs per pan and up to 24 eggs at a time if your oven is big enough!
PS: Don’t worry, we have tested different bake times for our hard boiled eggs, because we know that everyone likes their eggs a little bit different.
Hard Boiled Egg Qs
How hot does the oven need to be to make hard boiled eggs in oven? To make baked hard boiled eggs, your oven should be at 325ºF.
What can you make with hard boiled eggs? Hard boiled eggs make the perfect easy breakfast in the morning or the perfect high protein snack during the day. However, there are so many recipes you can make using hard boiled eggs as an ingredient. Baking hard boiled eggs in oven makes it easy to have eggs on had to make delicious egg salad recipes or a cobb salad!
You can leave hard boiled eggs in the fridge for up to a week and you can leave them with their shell on or peel them. Just make sure to let them completely cool before storing them in an airtight container. Incredible Egg goes into more detail on tips and tricks for egg storage!
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Oven
Hard boiled eggs in oven is the as easy as 1-2-3. All you need are:
- large eggs
- a muffin tin
- a large bowl
- ice and water
Honestly, you could probably even use a cake pan or a cookie sheet if you don’t have a muffin tin on hand!
We love using a muffin tin because it keeps every single egg in its own little nest, safe from any harm. Just like any other egg recipe, there are many different yolk consistencies to consider when you are cooking hard boiled eggs in the oven.
- Preheat oven: Preheat oven to 325ºF.
- Fill Muffin Tin: Transfer chilled eggs to a muffin tin.
- Bake: Bake at 325ºF for 25-32 minutes.
- Ice Bath: Immediately transfer eggs to an ice water bath to chill for at least 10 minutes.
Are you a runny yolk kind of a person or do you like your yolk hard and almost chalky? We know there are both people out in the world, so we decided to let you decide how you like your eggs by testing hard boiled eggs in the oven at different bake times.
If you are looking for runny soft boiled eggs, you won’t find that here. We went for soft and jammy on the lower cook time and fully cooked on the longer cook time!
25 Minutes- Soft, jammy, and the perfect deep orange color. The 25-minute egg is a harder to peel then the rest of the other eggs, so make sure to let it soak long enough in the ice bath. If you are looking for a hard boiled egg that still has a little shine from the yolk, 25 minutes is your time.
27 Minutes- The perfect yellow and fully cooked yolk. The 27 minute egg was still a bit difficult to peel, so let the eggs sit long enough in the egg bath and be patient when you peel the egg. If you would rather have an egg yolk that is fully cooked, but still has a moist texture, 27 minutes is perfect!
30 Minutes- Fully cooked, no moisture and easier to peel! The egg white has hardened a bit more and the shell comes off a heck of a lot easier. If you need a fully cooked egg with no chance of any moisture, 30 minutes is the egg for you!
32 Minutes- Hard with no possible sign of wet yolk. Have no fear, if you are one of those people that wants nothing to do with a wet yolk, this is your egg. A major bonus of baking a hard boiled egg for 32 minutes is an easier peel! We found that the 32-minute egg was easier to peel then the rest!
Hard Boiled Eggs Tips + Tricks
Whether you are new to the hard boiled egg world or have been peeling and dealing your whole life, there is always something new to learn about how boiled eggs.
Here are a few tips and tricks we keep in mind when making and preparing hard boiled eggs.
Set a timer
Whether you are hard boiling eggs in the oven, over the stove, or in the Instant Pot, the key to perfect hard boiled eggs is keeping track of how long they are cooking.
Remeber that just because you remove the eggs from the hot water, doesn’t mean they are done cooking. In order to prevent the eggs from cooking you must run them under cold water and set them in an ice bath.
Let them Soak in Ice Bath
Not only will an ice bath help stop your eggs from cooking, but it will make the peeling process a heck of a lot easier. When your eggs are almost done cooking place a 1/2-1 cup of ice into a large bowl and fill the bowl with cold water.
When eggs are done cooking, place them into the ice bath and let sit for at least 5 mintues.
Make Peeling Easier
The most annoying part of eating hard boiled eggs is peeling them! If you’re having a really good day, your hard boiled egg peels easy and you are done in under a minute.
Other days you end up with an egg that looks like a huge moon crater and you’re peeling forever. To make peeling easier, soak eggs long enough in the ice bath. If that doesn’t help, turn on your water faucet to a slow trickle and peel your egg underneath running water!
Hard Boiled Egg Snack Ideas
Enjoy your hard boiled with hummus on a healthy charcuterie, on top of avocado toast, as a part of a protein plate with sausage and fruit. Here are some of our favorite recipes using hard boiled eggs!
You can store your eggs peeled or unpeeled. However, because eggs tend to have that eggy smell, we recommend storing all hardboiled eggs in an airtight container at all times.
Hard boiled eggs will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Easy Hard Boiled Eggs (in oven)
- 12 large eggs chilled (or however many you want to make!)
- 4 cups ice
- 8 cups water
- First, preheat oven to 325ºF.
- Place 12 large eggs (straight out of the fridge) into a muffin tin. Feel free to make however many eggs you want. You can even use 2 muffin tins at once to make 12 eggs.
- Bake at 325ºF for 25-32 minutes: 25 minutes: Medium with a jelly consistency and hard to peel, 27 minutes: Moist, fully cooked, a little hard to peel, 30 minutes: Fully cooked and easier to peel, or 32 minutes: Fully cooked, chalky consistency, and easiest to peel.
- While your eggs are baking, create your ice water bath. Fill a large bowl with water and then add ice.
- Once your eggs are done cooking, remove the muffin tin from the oven and immediately transfer eggs into the ice water bath for 10 minutes. This will make the eggs easier to peel and prevent the yolk from changing color.
- After 10 minutes, remove eggs from ice bath and either store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or peel and ea immediately.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.