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How to Hard Boil Eggs in a Crock Pot

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Crockpot hard boiled eggs are perfect for days that you don’t feel like babysitting a pot on the stove. All you need is your crockpot, water, and of course, eggs!

plate of sliced hard boiled eggs sprinkled with pepper.

Slow Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs

If you love hard boiled eggs but don’t have time, or don’t want to make them the “traditional” way? I have a solution for you – make your hard boiled eggs in a crockpot!

This is a great method for those who want to cook a large batch of eggs at once. Plus, it’s really easy – and great for lazy Sunday meal prep!

In this post, I will walk you through the steps of making hard boiled eggs in a slow cooker so you can set it and forget it. Let’s get started!

Why Use Your Crockpot To Make Boiled Eggs

I’ll admit this is not the fastest method for making boiled eggs. In fact, pretty much every other method – Instant Pot, stovetop, oven, air fryer, and even using an egg cooker – will be faster. But it is by far the most “relaxed” way to boil eggs.

Here’s why I think making boiled eggs in a crockpot is the bee’s knees:

  • You can cook a large batch of eggs at once – This is great for meal prep or if you are feeding a large crowd.
  • The eggs come out “just right” – No more undercooked or overcooked eggs!
  • It’s hands-off cooking – Once you set the timer, you can forget about the eggs until they’re done.
  • Easy cleanup – all you’re adding to the pot is water.
closeup shot of hard boiled eggs sliced in half and topped with pepper.

Equipment you will need

  • Slow Cooker – I highly recommend this 6 quart slow cooker that I’ve had for years. For a little more design, this is the 7 quart crockpot shown in the pics.
  • Slotted Spoon – To scoop the hot eggs out of the slow cooker.
  • Egg Container – We always buy Costco sized egg cartons and this storage container helps keep my fridge organized.

How To Make Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs

Making hard boiled eggs in a crockpot is really easy – just follow these simple steps:

STEP ONE: Start with a cold crockpot. This is important because if you start with a hot pot, the eggs will cook unevenly.

STEP TWO: Place the eggs in the crockpot. It’s advised to put them in a single layer, but you can stack them. I wouldn’t go over two rows high, though.

STEP THREE: Add enough water to cover the eggs by an inch or two. You don’t want too much water, or the eggs will float and won’t cook evenly. Put the lid on the crockpot and set it to cook on HIGH for two and a half hours. If you are using the low setting, it will take closer to five hours.

collage of 3 photos showing the process of making boiled eggs in the crockpot.

STEP FOUR: When the timer goes off, carefully remove the lid. The steam will be hot, so use caution. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water.

STEP FIVE: Let the eggs sit in the ice water for at least five minutes. This will stop the cooking process and make them easier to peel.

And that’s it! You’ve now cooked a perfect batch of hard boiled eggs in your crockpot. Enjoy!

strainer lifting hard boiled eggs from an ice bath.

How long does it take to boil eggs in a slow cooker?

It takes about two and a half hours to cook a dozen eggs in a crockpot on HIGH. You can use the low setting, but it will take closer to 5 hours.

How to store hard boiled eggs

Hard boiled eggs can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. You’ll want to keep them in their shell to avoid drying out. If you have peeled eggs, store them in a covered container submerged in water. This will help keep them fresh and moist.

hard boiled eggs on a platter in front of a crockpot.

FAQs

Can you put cold eggs in a crockpot?

Yes, you can put cold eggs straight into the pot—no need to let them sit out on the counter and come to room temperature. 

How much water do you put in a crockpot to boil eggs?

You want to make sure your eggs are fully submerged with maybe a 1/2 in excess. You do not need to fill your crockpot to the brim with water.

What is the best way to peel hard boiled eggs?

The best method I’ve found is to tap the egg all around on a hard surface until it’s cracked. Then, gently roll it back and forth until the shell starts to come off in pieces. You can also hold it under running water as you peel to help with this.

How do I know when the eggs are done?

Time is pretty much the only way to tell. I recommend setting a timer for two and a half hours. Your eggs are pretty much guaranteed to be done by then. If you want to take a test egg out and cut into it with a sharp knife, you can do that as well. 

Need ways to use up your hard boiled eggs? Try these recipes:

My favorite potato salad
Summer Cobb Salad
Kool-Aid Dyed Easter Eggs
Dill Pickle Egg Salad
Egg Salad Sandwich with Bacon
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

Click here for my entire collection of slow cooker recipes.

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plate of sliced hard boiled eggs sprinkled with pepper.

How to Hard Boil Eggs in a Crock Pot

Melissa Williams
Crockpot hard boiled eggs are perfect for days that you don't feel like babysitting a pot on the stove. All you need is your crockpot, water, and of course, eggs!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 31 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 429 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6-12 large eggs depends on the size of crockpot

Instructions
 

  • Add a single layer of eggs to a cold crockpot
  • Add enough water to the crockpot to cover the eggs
  • Cook on HIGH for 2 ½ hours.
  • When eggs are done remove them from the crock pot and into an ice bath and let them cool for 10 minutes.
  • Peel and serve or store in a sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

Notes

You can make as many, or as few eggs, as your slow cooker will hold. 
Keep them to a single layer for best results. 
LOW for 5 hours or HIGH for 2.5 hours.
Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 38gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1116mgSodium: 426mgPotassium: 414mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1620IUCalcium: 168mgIron: 5mg

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And that’s it! You now know how to make hard boiled eggs in a crockpot. Give it a try the next time you’re meal prepping or feeding a large crowd. You’ll be glad you did!

Did you try this method for making hard boiled eggs? Let me know how it went in the comments below! And if you liked this post, be sure to check out my other kitchen hacks and recipes. Happy cooking!

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