Making hard boiled eggs on the stove isn't all it's cracked up to be. They must be constantly monitored, and you can't put too many eggs in at once. Even steaming eggs requires a lot of work. What a bummer. Luckily, we've found an easier more effective way to bake these beauties in the oven. Read on for our tips for the perfect hard-boiled eggs in oven, plus great dishes using this ingredient. Prepare to enjoy some easy peasy eggs-cellent eggs.

How To Hard Boil Eggs In The Oven

eggs in muffin tin in oven

Before we can begin, let's first gather the necessary kitchen items and ingredients.

What You'll Need

  • muffin tin (optional)
  • ice
  • water
  • medium mixing bowl
  • slotted spoon


  • one dozen regular eggs (twelve)
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Now that everything has been assembled, let's get cracking on our new favorite way to hard boil eggs.


Step #1: Prep Step

Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. If it runs a little cooler, consider setting the temperature higher but no higher than 350 degrees at most.

Step #2: Tin Time

Next, grab your muffin tin and place one egg in each of the holes; this is helpful so the eggs don't move around and so they are easy to remove from the oven. If you don't have a muffin tin, the eggs can cook in just the oven. Simply carefully place them directly on the grate while wearing oven mitts to avoid getting burned.

Step #3: Outstanding Oven

Once your oven has been heated to the proper temperature, simply plop the muffin tin onto the middle rack. Bake for 30 minutes. Towards the end of that time frame, fill the medium mixing bowl about 2/3 full of water and ice. Set aside.

Step #4: Ice Bath

Immediately remove the eggs from the oven after 30 minutes. Place them directly into the bowl filled with ice and water; this will stop them from cooking further. Let them cool for about 5-10 minutes. Then, peel and enjoy immediately, or keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Uses For Hard Boiled Eggs

eggs on rack in oven

Now that hard boiled eggs have never been easier, let's explore some great ways to enjoy them.

  • One obvious choice is in a classic Cobb salad which calls for hard-boiled eggs as a topping. Yum!
  • We also love the basic preparation of deviled eggs, one of the all-time best party appetizers. Our article also provides recipes for three elevated varieties, like Avocado Deviled Eggs, Mexican-Inspired Deviled Eggs (with street corn!), and Bacon Deviled Eggs.
  • A springtime use is to dye and decorate eggs as an activity for kiddos close to Easter.
  • One great lunchtime favorite is egg salad, which traditionally uses hard boiled eggs as one of the main ingredients.
  • We like hard boiled eggs for breakfast too; you can either choose grab-and-go style when running late or use the eggs as a topper of the millennial favorite avocado toast for some added protein.
  • Hard boiled egg yolk can even be used in some baking recipes as well.

As you can see, these easy hard boiled eggs will disappear before you know it with so many inventive culinary uses. Good thing we have provided such a foolproof way to make them again!

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