Easy Hard Boiled Eggs

12 Eggs73 cals

The perfect way to make hard boiled eggs that peel easily is finally here! This Easy Hard Boiled Eggs recipe is as close to perfection as you can get! If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast that’s super easy to make and only takes a couple minutes to prep, you’ve come to the right place.

The first thing you’re going to do is to take out a sauce pan big enough to fit all of your eggs in. You want to make sure that your pan is big enough so that your eggs fit in a single layer, not on top of each other.

Put your eggs into your pan, fill your pan with enough water to cover 1” over your eggs, and add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt to your pan. However many eggs you make is completely up to you!

The next thing you need to do is to slowly bring your eggs to a boil. To do this, turn your burner on medium heat for 3 minutes then on high heat until they start to boil. They should start to boil after a couple minutes on high heat.

Once boiling, let your eggs continue to boil for 1 minute.

Turn your burner off, remove your easy hard boiled eggs from the heat, and cover them. Keep them covered for around 10 minutes.

Ice Bath

Take out a bowl or container, fill it with ice water, and use a slotted spoon to put your eggs into it. Your eggs should bathe in this ice water for 15-20 minutes!

Remove your eggs from their bath and get ready to peel them! The easiest way to peel these? Tap both ends down on something (they’ll crack) and your shell should peel right off in a single piece.

For the perfect breakfast you can pair this recipe with our Iced Coffee Protein Shake!

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs

My favorite quick and healthy breakfast recipe, Easy Hard Boiled Eggs! This hard boiled egg recipe is as close to perfect as you can get.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy hard boiled eggs, hard boiled eggs
Servings: 12 Eggs
Calories: 73kcal
Cost: $2.50

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  • Whole Eggs - However many you want
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt


  • Take out a sauce pan big enough for however many eggs you’re using
  • Add in cold water to your sauce pan bringing it 1 inch above your Eggs
  • Turn your burner on Medium Heat for 3 minutes
  • After 3 minutes turn your burner on High Heat until they start to boil
  • Once boiling keep them on the heat for 1 minute
  • Take your eggs off the heat, turn your burner off, and cover your sauce pan
  • Keep covered for 10 minutes
  • After 10 minutes take out a bowl or container and make an ice bath
  • Get a slotted spoon and transfer your Eggs from the sauce pan to the bath
  • Let them cool for 15-20 minutes



Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 70mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g


  1. Adara Roze on May 24, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Quick tip for lazies ( like moi ). When your eggs are boiled don’t transfer them to an ice bath and dirty up more dishes for yourself, bring the pot to the sink, place it in your sink and run cold water on the pot and eggs ( until the hot water in the pot gets exchanged for cold.) Than add on a bit of ice and , there you go.
    ALSO, Alton Brown of the Food Network recommends to
    1. Put some salt in pot
    2. Place eggs in a single layer
    3. Add cold water till eggs are covered
    4. Cook uncovered till water gets to roiling boil.
    5. Turn off stove, take pot off heat and cover with a lid
    6. Let stand 15 – 17 minutes.
    7. Take to sink, dump hot water and run cold onto the egs. You can also add ice.
    8. Let cool, and you’re ready to peal and eat.

  2. becky on March 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I’m trying this recipe out next week for sure!
    I make hard boiled eggs every week but they never peel well for me. Thank you. I love the website.

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