Easy hard boiled eggs are protein-packed and quick to eat on the go!

Finally, a simple way to cook perfect hard boil eggs every time! Using the tips and tricks found in this recipe, along with a few minutes of time, hard-boiled eggs can be ready.

Perfect as a quick and easy snack, to make an egg salad or sliced on top of a crisp Cobb salad, and made into delicious deviled eggs!

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Best Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Hard-boiled eggs make the ideal snack for low-carb lovers! They’re excellent as a post-workout snack, an early morning breakfast, or to add to any variety of keto-friendly dishes!
  • They are affordable and uber-healthy! Eggs are a high-protein superfood for hours of energy, plus they are versatile served as deviled eggs or in a tasty keto egg salad.
  • The stovetop method makes the best hard-boiled eggs and is practically foolproof! Double up the batch and keep these tasty eggs in the fridge for convenient and healthy snacking!
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How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

  1. Cover eggs with at least ½ inch of water above the eggs in a large pot.
  2. Bring water to a rolling boil over high heat. Cover, remove from heat and remain covered as per directions.
  3. Remove eggs from water and place in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
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Tips for Easy Peel Hard Boil Eggs

For the best hard-boiled eggs, use eggs that are at room temperature and especially ones that aren’t considered perfectly fresh. Slightly older eggs are ok to use and are actually easier to peel!

Large eggs are used in this recipe, but if using extra-large, medium, or small eggs, adjust cooking times accordingly.

The different yolk quality is determined by the amount of time the egg sits in the hot water to rest, so adjust the time accordingly depending on the outcome desired. For large eggs allow them to sit:

  • 15-17 minutes for hard-boiled egg yolks.
  • 8-10 minutes for jammy yolks.
  • 6-8 minutes for soft boiled yolks.
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Serving And Storing Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs can be served all by themselves, or added to other egg recipes such as a BLT egg salad wrap or a deviled ham & egg salad. Why not create a tasty appetizer platter starting with some avocado deviled eggs and add some zucchini pizza bites, mozzarella cheese crisps and some zucchini fries!

Store hard-boiled eggs in a covered container in the refrigerator for about a week. They can be stored either before or after being peeled.

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Easy Hard Boiled Eggs

Make perfect hard boiled eggs with this simple and easy hard boiled eggs recipe.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 eggs
Author Holly


  • 6 large eggs
  • water


  • Place eggs in a pot. Pour water into the pot until water reaches ½″ above the eggs.
  • Turn stovetop on high and bring water to a heavy boil. Cover and remove from heat.
  • Keep covered for 10-12 minutes for small eggs, or 15-17 minutes for large eggs.
  • Remove eggs and place in a bowl of ice water. Or run under cold water for 5 minutes to stop eggs from cooking.
  • Peel and enjoy!


This recipe uses eggs that are cold out of the fridge. If using room temperature eggs, cooking time may need to be adjusted.
For large eggs, allow them to sit in hot water for:
  • 15-17 minutes for hard boiled eggs.
  • 8-10 minutes for jammy yolks.
  • 6-8 minutes for soft boiled yolks.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. Thanks for this. Lots of great info about boiled eggs , not just how to cook them. I have been using my NuWave oven to “hard boil “ large egg(s) in 10 minutes. Works will with no prep or clean up.

    Love your site for low carb info and recipes. As an older retired guy I never learned much about cooking but you site is changing that!