This recipe for Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs is the ultimate “set it and forget it” recipe. Make a whole batch of cooked eggs for your weekly meal prep with zero effort. Or, use this recipe to prep your eggs for Easter!

cooked crockpot hard boiled eggs ready to eat on a plate.

If you want a hands off method for hard boiling eggs, then this is the recipe for you!

Crockpot hard-boiled eggs are super simple. All you have to do is place the eggs in your slow cooker, cover them with water, and then forget about them. Boil a dozen at a time and eat them for snacks, slice them for salads, and make them into deviled eggs.

Boiled eggs are a delicious way to add protein to any dish. One egg has six grams of protein and all the essential amino acids. They’re also affordable and perfect for meal prep. You can make a batch of crock pot boiled eggs and use them all week long.

So, the next time you want to make hard cooked eggs, try this method. It’s my favorite way when I’m meal prepping and want to use my slow cooker.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Only 5 minutes of prep time! This recipe is perfect for when you’re meal prepping a ton of recipes at one time or for new moms whose heads are spinning. You can also set this recipe to go overnight. Wake up to perfect hard-boiled eggs!
  • Great for egg salad or potato salad recipes. Both the egg yolks and egg whites are cooked through but not tough.
  • Hard-boiled eggs add protein to meals and also make for a perfect snack.

Key Ingredients

eggs and water

Eggs – Believe it or not, but fresh isn’t always better! Turns out, slightly older eggs are easier to peel. Try to buy the eggs at least a week before you plan to boil them if you want them to be simpler to peel off the shells.

You can use brown eggs or white eggs, but be sure to use white eggs if you intend to use them to make colored Easter eggs.

Water – You need enough water to completely cover the eggs.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Recipe Steps

Step One

In the base of your slow cooker, carefully place the eggs. The eggs can overlap as long as you cover them all with water.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Pour the water over the eggs. Make sure all the eggs are completely covered by the water.

a crockpot with eggs and water

Step Three

Cover the pot and set the temperature to low for 8 hours.

Step Four

Once the eggs are done cooking, use tongs to place them into a bowl.

Run cool water from the tap over the boiled eggs to stop them from cooking. Or, place them in an ice bath (a bowl of ice water) to stop cooking quickly.

boiled eggs in water

Step Five

Store the cooked eggs in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Peel before you eat them.

a bowl of boiled eggs

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • The number of eggs you can cook at one time is only limited by the size of your crockpot. Leave enough room so that you can cover the eggs completely with water.
  • Keep the eggs in the shell if you plan to refrigerate them. They will stay fresh longer this way.
  • If possible, use eggs that aren’t as fresh. Older eggs peel easier than fresh eggs.
  • Be sure to run cold water over the boiled eggs. Otherwise they will continue to cook even after you remove them from the crockpot.

Recipe FAQs

Can I hard boil eggs in the instant pot?

Yes, pressure cooker hard boiled eggs are easy too! Just follow my recipe for 2 Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. The eggs come out perfect every time.

How do you know when hard boiled eggs are done?

Hard boiled eggs are done when the yolk is crumbly but still creamy, opaque, and bright yellow. The yolk should be solid without being gooey or liquidy.

What are the best eggs for Easter eggs?

Use large white eggs if you intend to make colored eggs after you hard cook them.

eggs inside a slow cooker

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sliced hard boiled eggs

Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs

This recipe for Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs is the ultimate “set it and forget it” recipe. Make a whole batch of cooked eggs for your weekly meal prep with zero effort.

  • Total Time: 8 hours, 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 12 eggs
  • 35 cups of water (enough to cover the eggs)

Instructions

  1. In the base of your slow cooker, carefully place the eggs. The eggs can overlap as long as you cover them all with water.
  2. Pour the water over the eggs, making sure they are all covered completely in water.
  3. Cover the pot and set the temperature to low for 8 hours.
  4. After the cooking time is up, use tongs to remove the cooked eggs to a bowl. Run cool water from the tap over the cooked eggs to stop them from cooking.
  5. Store the cooked eggs in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
  6. Peel before eating.

Equipment

Notes

  1. The number of eggs you can cook at one time is only limited by the size of your crockpot. Leave enough room so that you can cover the eggs completely with water.
  2. Keep the eggs in the shell if you plan to refrigerate them. They will stay fresh longer this way.
  3. If possible, use eggs that aren’t as fresh. Older eggs peel easier than fresh.
  4. Be sure to run cold water over the boiled eggs. Otherwise they will continue to cook even after you remove them from the crockpot.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 71 mg
  • Fat: 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 186 mg

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