Half of a hard-boiled egg.

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen eggs 1x


This foolproof recipe shows you exactly how to make hard-boiled eggs in the oven. They turn out perfect every time and are a dream to peel!



  • 12 eggs (see note 1)


  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 325°F degrees.
  2. Bake: Place eggs in a muffin tin to keep them from rolling around (see note 2) Put the eggs in the preheated oven for 30-33 minutes (see note 3)
  3. Ice Bath: Once the eggs are done cooking immediately put them in a large bowl of ice water for 10 minutes (see note 4). Use tongs! The eggs will be hot!
  4. Peel: Peel the eggs if eating within a day or two (see note 5). Otherwise keep them in their shells. Refrigerate in a sealed container. 


Note 1: Although the recipe calls for 12 eggs, feel free to use only the number you need. 

Note 2: I recommend using a silicone muffin tin but a metal one will also work!

Note 3: Resist the temptation to open the oven to check on the eggs while they’re cooking. The oven loses heat when opened and can impact cooking times. 

Note 4: Put the ice in the bowl of water 5-10 minutes before the eggs are done cooking to ensure the water is plenty cold. 

Note 5: See video above for an easy way to peel eggs. 

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 egg
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 71
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 6

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