Perfect Hard Cooked Eggs (in a slow cooker!)

perfect hard cooked eggsWe make lots of hard boiled eggs at Easter time- dozens and dozens.

I hate boiling eggs on the stove, because when the water starts moving so do the eggs and CRACK!  We lose a lot of potential Easter eggs this way.

No more!  I’ve found the secret to crack free, perfectly done hard cooked eggs.

Use the crockpot!  Put the eggs in your slow cooker and cover with about an inch of water.

Set it on HIGH for 2 hours, and you will have yellow yolks and solid whites that aren’t rubbery. (Note: my slowcooker cooks perfect eggs with 2 hours on HIGH, but please test your own equipment.  The first time you make these, remove one egg at the 2 hour mark, run under cool water, and make sure it is hard cooked; adjust time if needed.  Sometimes these appliances can vary a bit.)

Even better, you can easily fit an 18 pack in the larger slow  cooker.
Just look at those yolks!

hard cooked eggs slow cooker crockpot

Eggs perfect for dyeing!  Check out my post on easy way to peel hardboiled eggs for easy meal prep the day after Easter!

Do you have any Easter egg tips?  Share them!

Linking up:

Works for Me Wednesday, Our Simple Farm, Gluten Free Wednesdays, The Mommy Club, Watcha Cookin Wednesday

I love comments. Tell me what you think!

  • Nicki Woo March 27, 2013, 5:54 am

    Genius I say!!! Genius!!!!

    Really, I can’t even tell you how quickly I’m about to jump on this wagon. I loved boiled eggs but HATE watching them come to boil. IT TAKES FOREVER.

    You always teach me something wonderful. Thank you for that:)

  • Nicki Woo March 27, 2013, 5:58 am

    PS – Do they need to be all on the bottom level, flat against the bottom of the pot, or can you pile them on to do more?

    I’m guessing no, but just thought I’d ask:)

  • Milehimama March 27, 2013, 2:49 pm

    I haven’t piled them, but since they don’t really move I think it would be OK as long as they are fully covered with at least an inch of water. You may need to adjust cooking time though.

  • Kristen @ Smithspirations March 27, 2013, 1:51 pm

    What an idea! I’ve never thought of using the crock pot! I’ve always done them on the stove, starting with the eggs in cold water, covering the pan, and bringing to a boil. As soon as the water boils, I turn off the heat and wait ten minutes. The eggs are always perfectly done, but the shells do occasionally crack. I might just have to try the crock pot next time I have some to do!

  • JNE March 27, 2013, 3:42 pm

    This might be a massively silly question, but you do put water in the crockpot to cook these, right? Just to cover or some other amount? Thanks! I love this idea!

  • Milehimama March 27, 2013, 9:17 pm

    Yes! I will update the post to make it clear!

  • Bobbie March 27, 2013, 3:51 pm

    I am going to try to slow cooker method. The yuck greenish gray film on the yolks just gets to me.

  • Sharon March 29, 2013, 9:55 am

    For even easier peeling add a teaspoon of baking SODA to the water. Peels slide right off!

  • Claude June 21, 2013, 5:54 pm

    Do I put the eggs in the slow cooker. when the water is cold.

  • Leticia Barrios July 12, 2013, 11:42 am

    I have a quick question re; hard boiled eggs in the crock pot, do you put the lid on the crock pot for the two hours the eggs are cooking? (the recipe you posted doesn’t mention that, and in the photo it looks like there is no lid used) Thanks

  • Milehimama July 12, 2013, 12:22 pm

    Yes, with lid on. Crockpot cooking requires the lid, I just took it off to take photos.

  • lori March 24, 2014, 11:04 am

    Piling ruins everything. :) not really, but you have to keep a close eye-missing the whole point of this! :)

  • todd September 13, 2014, 4:38 pm

    Didn’t work.


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