Baked Hard “Boiled” Eggs


The little man was finally old enough to dye Easter eggs this year. I was excited to start this tradition with him. We started with the basics this year. Finger paints and dye were all we needed, so I wouldn’t be tapping into my egg decorating pins just yet. I knew I wanted to try this new method of preparing the eggs though.

It’s not terribly difficult to hard boil eggs the good old fashioned way, but they do require some attention. By baking your eggs, you can pop them in the oven and forget about them for a half an hour while they bake to perfection. That sounded much more appealing to me.


muffin tin
bowl of ice water


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place your eggs in a muffin tin. This will prevent them from rolling around in the oven.

3. Bake the eggs for 30 minutes.

4. When done, put the eggs in the ice water for at least 10 minutes to stop the cooking process.

This was so easy and the eggs turned out great! I was a little nervous because the eggs came out of the oven with little specks all over them. Luckily, those all came right off in the water. I also found that the eggs were much easier to peel with this cooking method. The only potential problem would be the brown spots I had on my eggs.

I’m guessing this is where the egg touched the muffin tin while baking. They don’t affect the taste at all, but this might be a problem if you are looking to make deviled eggs and would prefer eggs without spots. Otherwise, this is a great cooking method. This is the only way I’ll be making hard boiled eggs from now on.



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6 Comments… Share your views

  1. I wonder what would happen (regarding brown spots) if you put them in one of those silicone muffin pans?

  2. I bet you could try to put uncooked beans or rice in the tins first, then the egg could be pushed in slightly to avoid touching the sides. It might also work with crushed aluminum foil, but the beans or rice method could always be stored and reused next time. It’s just a thought.

  3. Hard cooking eggs in your oven works well largely because instead of watching over a huge pot of water and using an egg timer you just need to place your eggs in the muffin tin, place them in an oven at around 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, and then put the eggs in ice water for 10 minutes to cool down.

  4. My daughter used this cooking method to prepare the deviled eggs she fixed for our family’s Easter dinner. It sparked some fun conversation among the generations of cooks around the table. Just follow the directions as listed above. There were a few small speckles on some eggs but nothing major, the yokes were a beautiful yellow color and when the ingredients were added for the deviled eggs they were delicious. Not one was left over!

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