Making hard-boiled eggs in the oven is an easy method to make perfectly boiled eggs with soft, yellow centers, and all you need is a muffin tin.
Hard-boiled eggs are a weekly ingredient I meal prep for school lunches and you better believe if there is an easy way to make a dozen easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs at once, I’m going to use it.
I’ve mastered the stove-top and Instant Pot Hard-Boiled eggs, but this oven method is a great alternative to making a lot of eggs at once without them cracking or having to check on them. The eggs cook perfectly through, and there’s no boiling water or fancy kitchen gadgets involved.
Can You Boil Eggs in the Oven?
Baking hard-boiled eggs is a clever way to make hard-boiled eggs, all you have to do is place the eggs in a muffin tin, pop them in the oven at 325F and bake away!
I love that this method requires no special attention, you can just set the timer and move on to other meal-prep to-do’s.
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Making Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
Baking perfect hard-boiled eggs in the oven consists of 3 easy steps:
Preheat the oven to 325F. Place one egg in each muffin cup.
Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Ice Bath
Once the eggs are baked, create an ice bath in a large bowl. Transfer the hot eggs into the ice bath and rest for 5-10 minutes.
Don’t skip this step. The ice-water will “shock” the membrane in between the egg-white and the eggshell, loosening the shell and making it much easier to peel without taking off half the shell.
In case you need a visual of the process above, check out the video below for easy baked hard-boiled eggs:
How Long to Boil Eggs in the Oven
Whether you are craving soft-boiled eggs with runny yolk or need a batch to make deviled eggs, the time stamps below will ensure you know exactly how long to boil eggs in the oven:
|Yolk Texture||Cook Time|
|Soft Boiled (runny)||22 minutes|
|Creamy Hard-Boiled||28 minutes|
Are Oven Baked Hard Boiled Eggs Easy to Peel?
Oven-baked hard-boiled eggs are just as easy to peel as other methods, but here are two tips to making your hard-boiled eggs with shells that practically glide off.
Use Week Old Eggs
The best eggs for boiling are at least a week to ten days old. If an egg is fresh, the pH of the white is super low, which causes it to stick to the shell membrane.
Place the Eggs in an Ice Bath
The ice-water will “shock” the membrane in between the egg-white and the eggshell, loosening the shell and allowing you to peel it off in nearly one piece.
There are a few effective ways to peel hard-boiled eggs without taking off half the shell. From peeling under running water, shaking the eggs in an airtight container filled with water, or cracking and rolling, I’ve tried them all, and you can see which is the most successful in the video below:
More Oven Baked Hard Boiled Egg Tips
Aside from following the baking instructions and using week-old eggs, there are a few more tips to keep in mind so you make perfect baked eggs galore!
- Keep the Oven at 325F
325 is the magic number and ensures oven-baked hard-boiled eggs that are just right, with no green-grayish overcooked centers.
- Peel Under Running Cold Water
This makes getting the pieces of shell off much easier.
- Double the batch
Need a large batch of hard-boiled eggs for an egg hunt or party? You can bake up to 2 dozen eggs at once on a mini muffin pan.
- Peel at room temperature
Once the eggs are at room temperature, be sure to peel them before refrigerating them in an airtight container. Refrigerated hard-boiled eggs with shells do not peel well.
How to Tell if an Egg is Boiled without Breaking it?
Want to tell if an egg is fully cooked without cracking it open? Easy, carefully grab a hard-boiled egg, place it on a flat surface and give it a spin. If it spins and wobbles all over the place, it’s still raw. If it spins, stays upright, and stops, it’s cooked!
If your eggs are still undercooked, pop them back in the preheated oven for 5 minutes before transferring them to the iced water bath.
Baked Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
Everything you need to make perfect hard-boiled eggs in the oven! No boiling required, all you need is a muffin tin.
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 12 hard-boiled eggs 1x
- Category: How-to
- Method: Oven
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 12 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 325F. Place one egg in each muffin cup.
- Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Once the eggs are baked, create an ice bath in a large bowl. Transfer the hot eggs into the ice bath and rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Peel the eggs at room temperature and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Serving Size: 1 hard-boiled egg
- Calories: 72
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 71mg
- Fat: 4.8g
- Saturated Fat: 1.6g
- Carbohydrates: 0.4g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 6.3g
- Cholesterol: 186mg