Skip to Content

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

Sous Vide Hard Boiled Eggs are a game-changer when it comes to creating Deviled Eggs or Egg Salad. Believe it or not, Sous Vide is an incredible method for achieving perfectly hard-boiled eggs. Get ready to discover the ultimate temperature and cook time for flawless sous vide eggs that turn out beautifully and peel effortlessly. It’s incredibly simple and foolproof!

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

Picture this: a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg with a silky, custard-like egg yolk that melts in your mouth, surrounded by a delicate, tender egg white that is neither rubbery nor overcooked. 

It’s the kind of eggs you’d expect to find in a high-end brunch spot, only now, you can create them in the comfort of your own kitchen.

In this article, we’ll dive deep into the secrets of sous vide cooking, unveiling the step-by-step process to achieve the ultimate hard boiled eggs. 

We’ll explore why settling for mediocre results just won’t cut it, and how the sous vide method can deliver consistent perfection every time. 

You’ll learn how to set up your sous vide machine for optimal results, when to add the eggs for maximum flavor infusion, and the crucial final step that guarantees flawless peeling.

Say goodbye to rubbery or overcooked eggs that are the main reason you may feel disappointed with hard boiled eggs at home. 

With sous vide eggs, precision and consistency become your new breakfast companions every single time. 

Disclosure – I may get a small commission for purchases made through affiliate links in this post.

The Joule

I recommend the Joule Sous Vide appliance if you’re new to sous vide cooking.

It has a fantastic app that you can download that will help guide you through the cooking process for pretty much anything you’d like to cook.

You set the temperature and cook time within the app then your food will be cooked precisely at temperature until the app tells you that it is cooked.

After your food is cooked, you can leave it for up to 2 hours in most cases, and your food will still be perfect.

You will also need a sous vide container or a large stockpot to use as a cooking vessel.

I always use a large stockpot because I like to buy things that pull double-duty in my kitchen.

I don’t have a lot of space to store items that I won’t use very often.

Whichever container you choose, be sure to put it on a heat-proof surface because it will get hot while your food is cooking.

🔑 Key to Success #1 – Set Up Your Sous Vide Cooker

To achieve egg-cellence, it all starts with setting up your sous vide cooker. 

This is the key to success, and trust us, it’s worth the effort. 

By taking a few extra minutes to properly set up your cooker, you’ll ensure that your eggs cook evenly and precisely at the desired temperature. 

So, let’s dive into the first crucial step in unlocking the sous vide secret for perfect hard boiled eggs.

Begin by selecting a suitable container for your sous vide cooking. 

Whether it’s a large pot or a dedicated water bath, make sure it’s deep enough to fully submerge your eggs whether you’re making a big batch of eggs or just a few. 

I prefer to use a large stainless steel stockpot with my Joule because it’s more versatile than the plastic sous vide bins that they sell these days.

Remember, we want the water to circulate around the eggs, gently cooking them to perfection at the right temperature. 

Next, it’s time to fill your chosen container with water. 

Be sure to leave enough space for the eggs and the sous vide cooker without overflowing. 

It’s important to note that water level affects heat distribution, so pay attention and avoid overcrowding the container. 

It’s also important to remember to put the sous vide pot or bin on a heatproof surface, like a trivet or a pot holder.

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Wait Until The Water is Hot

Adding eggs when the water is hot is a key step in achieving perfectly cooked sous-vide eggs. 

While it may be tempting to add the eggs right after setting up your cooker, it’s essential to wait until the water reaches the desired temperature. 

By adding the eggs when the water is hot, you ensure that the cooking process starts right away, leading to more consistent results. 

Waiting for the water to heat up not only optimizes the cooking time but also enhances the overall texture and flavor of the eggs.

Sous vide cooking is a gentle cooking method that keeps cooks at a consistent water temperature.

Food cooks at a lower temperature than normal for a longer period of time.

It’s definitely not speed cooking around here but it’s worth the wait, even if you have to call these slow-cooked eggs.

One of the important things to keep in mind when sous vide cooking is that many foods should be added to the sous vide water bath AFTER the water has reached the precise cooking temperature.

This is true of hard-cooked eggs.

Once your water reaches 194 degrees F – not 195 degrees! – it’s time to add your food.

Gently lower your eggs into the water bath. 

Taking care to fully submerge them, arrange the eggs evenly to avoid any contact between them. This arrangement ensures that each egg receives the same amount of heat and cooks evenly, resulting in a uniform consistency throughout the batch.

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Treat the Eggs to an Ice Bath

Adding an ice bath to your sous vide hard boiled egg recipe may seem like an extra step, but trust us, it’s well worth the effort. 

This secret technique makes all the difference when it comes to achieving perfectly peelable eggs. 

This step involves rapidly cooling the eggs after cooking by placing them in a bowl of ice water. 

The shock of the cold water not only halts the cooking process but also helps to separate the eggshell from the cooked egg. 

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

This separation is the key to easy peeling, allowing you to effortlessly remove the shell and reveal flawlessly smooth eggs.

Fill a large plastic bowl with ice and water then use a slotted spoon to carefully lift the eggs from the sous vide hot water and gently slide them into the ice bath.

​With these simple keys to success, you’ll end up with perfect eggs every single time

No runny yolk, no tight white, only perfectly cooked and delicious eggs.

Just try it, you’ll see.

📌 Get the Printable Recipe for Sous Vide Hard Boiled Eggs

Save this Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs recipe to your favorite Sous Vide board!

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs are great for Deviled Eggs or Egg Salad. You'd never know it, but Sous Vide is a wonderful way to hard-boil eggs. I'll share the precise temperature and cook time for perfect hard-boiled eggs. They cook beautifully and peel like a dream. SO easy!
4.52 from 179 votes
Print Pin Rate Comment
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 eggs
Author: Jennifer



  • Fill stockpot or sous vide container with enough water to cover your eggs. Place on a heat-proof surface and add an immersion circulator. 
  • Heat water to 194 degrees F.
  • When water is heated, carefully lower the eggs into the water.
  • Cook for 20 minutes then remove eggs and immediately place in an ice-water bath to cool completely.


Serving: 1grams
Join the Conversation: Share Your Experience! Your comments are incredibly valuable because they guide me as I develop recipes for you. Please share your thoughts with me in the comments section below!

Sous Vide Steaks

Sous Vide Bacon

Deviled Eggs

Monkey Bread

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping and Marshmallows

Air Fryer Yellow Squash

Mississippi Mud Brownies

Blackberry Cobbler

Recipe Rating

Sunday 8th of January 2023

This did not work with eggs straight from the fridge. They all cracked! This is a terrible method for eggs. I should mention that my sous vide cooker instruction booklets shows 164 for soft boiled eggs at 45 mins... will not make this again.


Sunday 28th of August 2022

These came out perfect following your simple directions! No more stressing over eggs that are over cooked or under cooked! They peeled easily! Thank you so much for your recipe!


Tuesday 10th of May 2022

It took 2 hours to heat the water to the right temp. Would rather use stovetop or instant pot.


Sunday 17th of April 2022

This did not work as the eggs were only half cooked..


Friday 14th of January 2022

I have my own chickens, and fresh eggs are just a damn bear to peel. Typically most people use store bought eggs for all of these techniques and that's what actually makes the difference. The older the egg the easier it will be to peel. *Rant - I worked at an egg manufacturing facility in high school, and if you think you're getting fresh eggs at the store, bwahahahah, think again. I can't tell you how often we unpackaged cooler rooms full of eggs and ran them back through the grader and put fresh dates on the cartons, never mind how long it takes to get from the chicken to you kitchen. Also, as someone who ran a chicken house packed with 60,000 birds in the 80s, (most houses are at least 120,000 now) 7 to a cage that was 3x3 by 2 tall, with chickens pecked bald from the stress, I fully understand that the egg manufacturing industry is a level of cruelty I think most of you would find very difficult to imagine. That's why I have my own chickens. *rant over

Interestingly, this actually worked with my fresh eggs. Now I've only done a couple, but typically when I try to peel a fresh egg that I've hard boiled half the darn white comes right off. The only thing that really has ever really made a difference is to let them sit for a couple weeks. but with that said, the fresh eggs definitely peeled harder than the store bought egg, but I was able to get it to peel clean. I'll be trying this with a dozen when I get a chance to see how it holds up.