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Oven and Air Fryer Hard Cooked Eggs are so quick, easy, and delicious! Learn how to make this fast recipe perfect for one egg or more. Easy to peel and no need for water!
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We love to keep hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator. They are perfect for a quick and easy protein-rich snack, to use in salads, egg salad sandwiches, and of course as deviled eggs. One thing I learned years ago is how to cook them in the oven and in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Hard Cooked Eggs
Air fryer hard cooked eggs are so fast and easy to make. I love that I can cook just one egg or up to 12 eggs in minutes.
How to Make Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
To make them, you’ll need eggs, an air fryer, and a mixing bowl filled with ice water.
Preheat the air fryer to 250º F degrees. Arrange the eggs in the air fryer basket, leaving space for the air to circulate between the eggs. Close the basket and set the timer to cook for 15 to 17 minutes depending on your air fryer and desired level of doneness. Note that air fryers aren’t all the same. I recommend testing one egg in your air fryer to determine the preferred cooking time for your specific air fryer.
Remove the eggs from the air fryer and submerge into a water bath (a bowl filled with ice water) to stop the eggs from overcooking. Remove the eggs from the water bath and use immediately or store.
Hard Cooked Eggs in the Oven
Oven hard cooked eggs is a great to prepare a larger quantity of hard cooked eggs. We used this method a great deal when we had a large number of hens on our farm. I continue to use this method from time to time when I need to prepare a larger number of eggs.
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
To make them, you’ll need eggs, a rimmed baking sheet fitted with a wire rack, and a mixing bowl filled with ice water.
Preheat the air fryer to 350º F degrees. Arrange the eggs in on the baking sheet fitted with a wire rack, leaving space for the air to circulate between the eggs. Place in the oven and set the timer to cook for 25 to 30 minutes depending on your desired level of doneness.
Remove the eggs from the oven and submerge into a water bath to stop the eggs from overcooking. Remove the eggs from the water bath and use immediately or store.
How to Store this Recipe
Hard cooked eggs are good for up to a week when properly stored in the refrigerator.
To store peeled eggs. Store the eggs covered with a damp paper towel in an airtight container.
To store unpeeled eggs. Store the eggs in any type of container.
Here’s my recipe for making oven and air fryer hard cooked eggs. I hope you find it as useful as I have all these years!
Oven and Air Fryer Hard Cooked Eggs
- 1 egg
Air Fryer Hard Cooked Eggs
- Preheat the air fryer to 250º F degrees. Arrange the eggs in the air fryer basket, leaving space for the air to circulate between the eggs. Close the basket and set the timer to cook for 15 to 17 minutes depending on your air fryer and desired level of doneness. Note that air fryers aren't all the same. I recommend testing one egg in your air fryer to determine the preferred cooking time for your specific air fryer.
- Remove from the air fryer. Using tongs, transfer the eggs to a mixing bowl filled with ice water for 5 minutes to prevent the eggs from over cooking.
- Peel and use or store.
Oven Hard Cooked 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. Using tongs, transfer the eggs a mixing bowl filled with ice water for 5 minutes to prevent the eggs from over cooking.
- Peel and use or store.
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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.
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!
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
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…
After cooking, IMMEDIATELY the eggs in a bowl of water and ice.
What a beautiful rack of eggs! This is a great idea, and one I will pass along to family members. Thanks for sharing.
Seriously?? This is so magical!! Can’t wait to try this trick for Easter.
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!
This is a LIFE CHANGER, for sure. Love it! Totally going to prep my Easter eggs this way. 🙂
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.
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?
I would have never thought of this! Thanks for sharing!
Wow what a great idea! Do you think I could do soft boiled eggs like this and how long do would you think?
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.
What a great idea!!! I can’t wait to try them on our Big Green Egg. Thanks for the tip!
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! 😉
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!
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!!!
I’m going to try this, this week – thanks, Robyn! xo
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!
Nice idea! I’ll try it tomorrow for breakfast 🙂
Thank you! I just tried these and they came out perfect and easy to peel! Thank you! You changed my life!
How long do I bake Jumbo eggs for?
Thank you for this, I will try this, however; I like mine medium, how much less time for medium or even soft eggs>
I bake my eggs while baking easter bread. But I can’t peel the easily. Any suggestions?
I’m not sure if baking the bread at the same time as the eggs would make a difference since the bread would release moisture while baking. Are you baking the eggs at the same temperature and time as the recipe? Maybe someone on here can answer this.