{Trying It Tuesday} How to Bake A Hard Boiled Egg

I learned how to bake a hard boiled egg in the oven a couple of years ago when several sad attempts at boiling them in water went sour. There is an art to perfect boiled eggs, and I was fast learning that I wasn’t going to be able to do it using the stove top.

how to bake a hard boiled egg

I’m not really sure how I stumbled across this recipe but after now making eggs several times in the oven I’ll never make eggs any other way.

perfect hard boiled eggs

Get your oven warmed up because you’re going to learn how to cook a hard boiled egg the easy way!


{Trying It Tuesday} How to Bake A Hard Boiled Egg

Yield: 1 dozen eggs

{Trying It Tuesday} How to Bake A Hard Boiled Egg

Once you learn how to bake a hard boiled egg in the oven you will never use the stove top method again!


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • ice water


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Once oven is heated, place the eggs directly on the wire rack in the oven, or arrange eggs in a mini muffin pan and then place in the oven.
  2. Bake eggs for thirty minutes at 325 degrees. Remove eggs from oven and immediately submerge eggs in a pot full of icy water. Allow the eggs to cool for ten minutes before removing from water to dry off and continue cooling.

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  1. How do they peal?

    • burntapple says:

      Great. Very very easy to peel once they’ve cooled

      • mine did not peel well at all don’t know what I did wrong I have tried this a few times and had the same problem every time.

      • burntapple says:

        I’m so sorry to hear that it didn’t work. Not sure what happened. I have been making them this way for two years before I posted this. (And I just finished hard boiled eggs for lunch too and they did fine). The only thing that I can think of is making sure you transfer your eggs straight from the oven to the water. I usually have my bowl on the counter next to my oven. You also need to make sure that the ice water is very, very cold. I usually fill the entire bowl up with ice and then water. Good luck, hope the tips help.

  2. I’ve always wanted to try this method! glad to hear it works!

  3. Michelle says:

    Regarding peeling problems – are you using fresh eggs or older ones? My mom and grandmas taught me to use older eggs when I’m going to boil them. I’ve found that they are easier to peel. By older – plan ahead and buy your eggs at least one or two weeks before you need them. My mom would always mark the carton “do not use – need for deviled eggs” and the date.

  4. I decided to try this since I had 3doz or more eggs to hard boil for Easter egg dying. I baked mine for 35mins yes a bit long but they turned out good. I also didn’t have any ice so I put bowls of cold water in the freezer while they were baking. I pulled the bowls out right before the timer went off so I could place the eggs in them and it worked like a charm. So easy to peel and ready for dying tomorrow.

  5. has anyone had them explode in the oven? That is my worst fear, that and they wont cook appropriately. Just checking, I need to do a few dozen for tomorrow.


    • burntapple says:

      No, they don’t explode. 🙂 I thought that too. If you are worried, put each egg into a mini muffin pan first and then into the oven. Good luck, let me know how it turns out.

  6. Hi. I found you via Pinterest and decided to give this a shot, as it just seemed so easy! I started off just doing 6 eggs for my daughter to take to a friends house to dye..I put each egg in a mini muffin tin and they turned out perfect. They were very easy to peel, too. I will definitely be doing all my Easter eggs this way tomorrow. Thanks!

  7. Just wondering. When I took my eggs out of the oven, they were speckled. Does anyone know why?

    • burntapple says:

      No idea on that one. I’m not sure how you prepared them, so it would be hard to tell. I’m sure they will still taste great though. Let me know if you have any other questions. I would be happy to answer them for you.

    • Mine were also speckled. I’m guessing because my oven is in need of a good cleaning! I make homemade pizza without trays so there is always burnt cheese on my wire racks. Most of the speckles came off when I put them in the cold water, I wiped whatever spots I could still see with paper towel, most disappeared.

  8. I just put my eggs in the oven. Trying this out for the first time. Hope it works b/c these are the only eggs I have for my kids! I usually have bad luck boiling them, hoping to have better lock baking them. wish me luck, i will let you all know!

  9. Tried this today for the first time. I had 3 eggs split, I am guessing towards the end of the cooking cycle because there wasn’t egg all over my oven. One split so bad I heard it pop in the oven while I was in my kitchen! I peeled one of the popped eggs, it was cooked great. I’m guessing my oven cooks faster than others and I might need to reduce the cooking time?

    • burntapple says:

      Yes, that’s probably it. I have an electric oven. My friends with gas ovens tried it and had no problems with cooking times. My MIL tried it in her conventional oven and had to reduce the time because it typically cooks a little faster. Hope that helps. Traci

  10. I will never boil eggs on the stove again!!! These turned out perfect!!! I also had the spots but came right off… THANK YOU!!!


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