It is no secret that my family loves hard-cooked eggs. They are perfect for salads, egg salad sandwiches, and just eating for a quick lunch or snack. One thing I’ve learned over the last few years is how to bake them in the oven instead of worrying with boiling them in a pot of water.


Hard-Cooked Eggs in the Oven |


Since we have plenty of eggs from our chickens lately, about once a week, I bake a few dozen to keep on hand for quick use throughout the week.

It surely is a great trick to making a lot of eggs without having to boil them. So much so that it is kind of hard for me to remember the last time I actually hard-boiled an egg.

Perfect for making a ton of deviled eggs for Easter lunch or a reunion and if you are using various colored eggs, you could even skip the whole dipping method for your Easter eggs this year.

I’m just sayin’.


I like to top a rimmed baking sheet with a wire cooling rack and then place my eggs onto the wire rack. That way, the heat in the oven circulates around the entire egg for even cooking. If there should be an accident with one of the eggs, the baking sheet serves as a great way to catch any issues. But you know, in all these years, I’ve not had an issue. I still use the baking sheet though. I’m sure the minute I don’t, I’ll have a huge mess on my hands.

Don’t tempt fate.




Here’s my recipe for baking hard cooked eggs in your oven. It is truly one of those life-changing little tips you’ll never regret. Promise. Add that to your routine of baking bacon in the oven and you are set!

Hard Cooked Eggs in the Oven

Learn how to prepare hard cooked eggs in the oven without having to boil them. Perfect for cooking a lot of eggs at once for deviled eggs, salads, snacks, and just to have on hand.
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Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Place a wire rack onto a rimmed baking sheet. Place eggs onto wire rack and place into oven. Bake 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for easier peeling.


Shelled eggs are best eaten within one to two days. If not planning on eating all of your eggs within that time, I recommend storing them in a zip top bag still in their shells in the refrigerator until ready for use.
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28 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Wow,I’ve never use this method before. Thank you for introducing this trip to us. This is definitely very convenience when I need lots of eggs for parties. 😉 Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. This is so timely! We’re working on getting chickens again and everyone’s super worried about what to do with all the eggs they’re worried we won’t be able to use, but now I have a solution. Thanks for the tip!

  3. I am going to try this, no matter how I boil the eggs, they are either green from cooking to much or still have the orange part from not cooking enough

  4. Do you have any post baking tips on peeling those very fresh eggs? Trying to peel a boiled fresh egg is just impossible–I want that nice smooth surface that I always had from my months old, store-bought eggs…

  5. Love this! Easy and will give me time to do other things! If you haven’t checked out Pioneer Woman’s “Make-Ahead Muffin Melts”… try it! Another yummy use for eggs!

  6. I have learned many many baking and cooking tricks over the years but have NEVER hear of baking eggs to “hard boil”…Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for all of your great recipe.

  7. What size would you say your eggs are? We generally have purchased extra large in our home, so would the time allotment you have for this recipe, be correct for extra large eggs or would I have to add time?

  8. I like to hard cook eggs whenever I fire up my smoker. The last time I had them in at 200 degrees for 4 hours while I was smoking some pork butt. The added smoke flavor gives them a unique taste that my family loves.

  9. I have wanted to try this every since I heard about it, but was too nervous. I mean, eggs are so expensive, right?!? Haha. Why the heck didn’t I ever try it? But now that I know YOU do it and it works, I WILL do it! I’m so egg-cited! 😉

  10. I did this the year before last and it was great. Then last year, I saw an idea to put them into cupcake pans. That made it so much easier to get them in and out of the oven!

  11. Well! this is a new one and I am just gonna have to try it for Easter eggs! I cook mine ~ bring a covered pot of eggs/water to a boil and turn them off and let them sit for 30 min. and they are always perfect and no green around the yoke!! …but this one is interesting to say the least!! Happy Easter Robin!!!

  12. Just found out my little one needs 4 eggs tomorrow. Doing this tonight! So excited, whenever I boil the darn things half of them crack. This, my friend, might just be a lifesaver- at the very least a sanity saver!

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