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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!

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

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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 your food 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 your container 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

I have a Joule sous vide cooker and it has been really great.

It has an app that makes cooking sous vide super easy because it guides you step-by-step.

It’s hard to make a misstep with this gizmo in your corner.

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

I don’t know about you but I never have enough space in my kitchen so items that do multiple jobs are highly favored.

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

Sous vide cooking is a gentle cooking method.

You cook your food 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.

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-boiled eggs.

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

Gently, gently lower your eggs into the water.

You can put the eggs into a plastic bag before adding them to the water if you’d prefer to do so.

The recipe will work as written whether or not you put the eggs into a bag first.

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

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

After the eggs have cooked for exactly 20 minutes, remove them from the sous vide cooker and place them directly into an ice water bath.

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

Once they cool completely, they’re ready to peel.

And let me tell you – they peel perfectly!

They all turn out so pretty and smooth.

Just try it, you’ll see.

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

I like to run my eggs under the water faucet while I’m peeling them.

Just knock them on the counter a few times to crack the shell all the way around.

Then start at the small end and peel the shell off then rinse the egg under the faucet. Easy!

Just look at that beautiful yellow yolk on those eggs! They turned out perfectly cooked.

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

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs

Yield: 12 eggs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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!


  • 4-12 large eggs
  • water


  1. Fill stockpot or sous vide container with enough water to cover your eggs. Place on a heat-proof surface and add an immersion circulator. 
  2. Heat water to 194 degrees F.
  3. When water is heated, carefully lower the eggs into the water.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes then remove eggs and immediately place in an ice-water bath to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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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.

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Wednesday 14th of December 2022

[…] this worked quite well. I read a few different sites and ended up following the directions on the Grace Like Rain blog. I had one egg crack while I was putting it into the water, despite having the eggs at room […]


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.

Wanda G Cover

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

I put my eggs in a vacuum bag to make it easier to get them into the water without breaking (I broke a few the first time). It worked. However, the eggs were not done at 20 minutes, so I put them back in for another 15.

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