Can You Really Oven Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs?

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hard boiled eggs in the oven, pinterest ideas tested out

I've had it on my To Do list for a couple weeks now to test out another Pinterest find regarding how to cook hard boiled eggs. I've always done the traditional method of, you know, boiling them. Hence the name, hard boiled eggs, right? Well, seems a new method is catching interest…

Here's what the pin states:
For anyone that may not know, the BEST way to make hard-boiled eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop in for about 25-30 minutes and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel!

So, can you cook a hard-boiled egg in the oven?


Well today I tested this whole process out. I used 6 eggs and placed them in muffin tins, just like the original pin showed. I heated the oven to 325 degrees. I decided to err on the side of too much time, so I cooked mine for 30 minutes.

how to make hard boiled eggs in oven
I then submerged them in a bowl of cold water immediately following. {This is what I do normally and also browsed the web for info on baking hard boiled eggs and it was reiterated there as well.} 
The result?
hard boiled eggs cooked in the oven
Yuck. I'd say I need another 10 minutes of time, don't you think? This was after 30 minutes! Boiling them only takes about 10-15 tops!
Maybe if it was cooked a bit more it'd also be easier to peel. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't easy by any stretch. 
hard boiled eggs cooked in the oven
You know, I think I'll just stick with boiling my hard boiled eggs. Seems like it takes less time and it's not like boiling water is difficult. 
I'll move this Pin over to the Tried & Failed Folder.  {Kind of Fail, I guess. More time would have been good, but I just think that's too much time dedicated to hard cooking an egg!}
Have you seen a Pin and wonder if it works? Email it to me and I'll see what I can do about testing it out! 

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7 thoughts on “Can You Really Oven Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs?

  1. amanda (+ mike and elle) says:

    i love that i read this title as "can you really OVER cook hard-boiled eggs?" the reason that stuck me was because i just hard boiled eggs tonight… and forgot about them. so they boiled a good 30 minutes. sounds like our eggs would have been perfect if they would have met us somewhere in the middle of cooking time:)

  2. Natalie says:

    Oh man! That pfolly sure didn't follow Alton Browns directions very well! I've made them in the oven at least a dozen times and LOVE them! I'll never boil them again!

    Put them straight on the rack, no cupcake pans or any pans for that matter. 325 degrees, as you did. Now, the recipe says 25-35 mins. This is where experience comes in handy. The eggs will start to have little bubbles form toward the end of the cooking process. Once those bubbles turn brown, they're done, so watch them. If half have bubbles and half have nothing, trust that they're done or you'll have rock hard eggs (did that once :-P) Then put them straight into the ice bath. And you're done! I love that I can do a couple dozen at once instead of only 8 like my biggest pot holds at the base. Give it a shot again. If it doesn't work, let me know when you're in Utah county next and I'll make you a batch;-)

  3. JenB says:

    I've done this one several times and I like it, it's always worked for me (I maybe got one bad egg once). I think I do 350 for 30 minutes. For me it's easier than boiling, as you are supposed to start with cold water, then boil it for the 10+minutes and I always walk away and forget to notice when it starts boiling, until it boils over. But I do love to get feedback on pins people have tried (and I have a "Pinned, Tried, Reviewed" board myself) *Ü*

  4. Utah Deal Diva says:

    amanda- LOL. Did you eat those eggs? I forgot about mine once too- they weren't nearly as bad as I thought they'd be!

    Natalie- Doesn't that just seem like to much work for a boiled egg?! I have to watch them?? 😉 I did see a couple had those little bubbles. I didn't know what they were. What's with the little brown spots on the egg white too?

    Bacon cooked in the oven= WINNER
    Eggs hard-boiled in the oven= notforme, apparently

  5. Natalie says:

    I babysit these far less than i did hard boiled in the past. I was horrible at cooking those things! I could never get it right! they were either gray and over cooked, under cooked like yours, or boiled too roughly and cracked :-P. I peek on these first at 25 mins. if they're spotted, I grab them, but most often I have enough eggs in there that they need more time and come back and pull them at 30 mins. We're a family of 7 and we love our eggs and I could never cook enough at one time until i found this. It may not be for everybody, but I love it!

    Here's the link I used originally, there may be more tips on here

    http://www.food.com/recipe/hard-cooked-eggs-in-the-oven-baked-eggs-61856

    Oh, the brown spots (and bubbles on the outside) are from the sulfur leaking out (hence the smell when they're baking:-). That's another thing I LOVE about these eggs, there is less sulfur in the eggs, thus less sulfur in your belly, which means less coming out of your belly, if you know what I mean 😉

  6. Sakura says:

    I have a toaster that steams the eggs right in their shell while my bread is toasting. My kids gave it to me one year, and I love it. You just add about 3 TBLSP of water to the device and like magic perfect eggs every time. Super fast and easy.

  7. rk says:

    Let's go back to the peel easy part of this post….
    I will cook eggs anyway I have to if I can just get them to peel easy. So what's the trick? I have heard all sorts of "ideas" but I am not doing something right….
    So can someone tell me their tried and true, way of boiling, cooling, and such so I can get a perfectly peeled egg?

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