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Ways to Reheat Boiled Eggs Back to Life


Boiled eggs are a versatile food that can be enjoyed hot or cold. However, leftover boiled eggs often need to be reheated before eating. Fortunately, there are several easy methods to reheat hard boiled, soft boiled, peeled or unpeeled eggs using common appliances.

Microwave Method

The microwave provides a quick way to reheat boiled eggs.

How to reheat hard boiled eggs in the microwave:

  • Place 1-2 peeled hard boiled eggs in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water to prevent eggs from drying out.
  • Microwave eggs on HIGH power for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Let stand for 20 seconds before handling.
  • Check temperature and continue microwaving in 10 second bursts until hot.

How to reheat soft boiled eggs in the microwave:

  • Crack the top of the soft boiled egg before microwaving. This prevents steam from building up and popping egg yolk.
  • Microwave egg on MEDIUM power for 15-20 seconds until warmed through.


  • Pierce the egg yolks before reheating in the microwave to prevent explosion.
  • Don’t microwave eggs in shells to avoid cracking and bursting.
  • Stir or turn eggs halfway through for even heating.

Oven Method

Preheating the oven provides a hands-off way to reheat larger batches of boiled eggs.

How to reheat peeled boiled eggs in the oven:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange peeled hard or soft boiled eggs on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake eggs for 10-15 minutes until heated through.

How to reheat unpeeled boiled eggs in the oven:

  • Place unpeeled hard boiled eggs in a muffin tin or egg cups.
  • Bake eggs in preheated 325°F oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Run eggs under cool water to help loosen shells for peeling.


  • Bake eggs in shells for easy peeling after reheating.
  • Spray eggs lightly with oil to prevent drying out in the oven.
  • Eggs can be baked alongside other ingredients like potatoes.

Steamer Method

Using a steamer is a healthy way to reheat boiled eggs gently.

How to use a steamer:

  • Place peeled or unpeeled boiled eggs in steamer basket.
  • Fill steamer pot with water just below the basket.
  • Steam eggs for 5-10 minutes until heated through.
  • Shock in ice bath if peeling after steaming.


  • Steam eggs still in shells for simpler peeling after reheating.
  • Use leftover steaming water for cooking rice or vegetables.
  • Steaming preserves the texture of soft boiled eggs.

Stovetop Method

Boiled eggs can be quickly reheated right on the stovetop.

How to use the stovetop:

  • Place peeled hard boiled eggs in a skillet with 1⁄4 cup water.
  • Heat on medium, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes until hot.
  • For soft boiled eggs, heat in water for 1 minute until just warmed through.


  • Use a nonstick skillet to prevent eggs from sticking.
  • Store boiled eggs in refrigerator up to one week for best results.
  • Add spices, sauce or cheese when reheating eggs for extra flavor.


Q: Can you reheat hard boiled eggs?
A: Yes, hard boiled eggs can be reheated using methods like the microwave, oven, steamer or stovetop. Reheating allows you to enjoy leftover hard boiled eggs.

Q: How do you reheat peeled hard boiled eggs?
A: To reheat peeled hard boiled eggs, place 1-2 eggs in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp water. Microwave on HIGH for 30-60 seconds until hot. You can also bake peeled eggs at 325°F for 10-15 minutes or steam for 5-10 minutes.

Q: What happens if you microwave boiled eggs in the shell?
A: It’s best to avoid microwaving boiled eggs in the shell as this can cause steam to build up pressure inside and result in cracking or bursting. For microwaving, always reheat peeled hard boiled eggs.

Q: How long do boiled eggs last in the fridge?
A: Hard boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Tightly cover cooked eggs and store in coldest part of fridge.

Q: Is there a difference between reheating soft boiled and hard boiled eggs?
A: Yes, soft boiled eggs require gentler reheating. Microwave soft boiled eggs for less time at lower power. Steam or use stovetop to warm soft boiled eggs without overcooking the yolks.


Baked Eggs Florentine

  • 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 oz fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place egg halves on baking sheet.
  2. In pan, cook spinach in butter 2 minutes until wilted.
  3. Fill egg halves with spinach. Top with cheese and nutmeg.
  4. Bake 5 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.

Egg Salad Sandwiches

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a bowl, combine chopped eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, celery and parsley.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well to fully combine.
  3. Serve egg salad between slices of bread or lettuce leaves.

Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8-10 lettuce leaves such as butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, celery, dill, and green onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Stir to combine all ingredients for the egg salad. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  3. Rinse and pat dry lettuce leaves. Carefully separate any large leaves into cups.
  4. Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of egg salad into each lettuce leaf cup. Fold sides of lettuce over filling.
  5. Serve egg salad lettuce wraps chilled or at room temperature.

Southwestern Stuffed Eggs

  • 6 large hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp softened cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp salsa
  • 1/4 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Carefully remove yolks from the halved hard boiled eggs and place in a medium bowl. Set aside egg white halves.
  2. Mash egg yolks with a fork. Add the cream cheese, salsa, black beans, bacon, cheddar cheese and 2 tbsp cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir mixture until fully blended and smooth.
  4. Spoon heaping tablespoons of the yolk mixture into each egg white half.
  5. Garnish stuffed eggs with remaining cilantro. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Here are 5 specific model recommendations for reheating boiled eggs using different appliances:

Microwave Ovens:

  1. Toshiba EM131A5C-BS Microwave Oven – 1000W with pre-programmed sensor menu for reheating eggs.
  2. Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN966S – Inverter technology cooks eggs evenly. Turntable for uniform heating.
  3. Cuisinart CMW-200 Convection Microwave Oven – Combination cooking allows microwaving and convection baking.
  4. Breville Quick Touch BMO734XL – Presets for reheating eggs and poaching ability. 1080 watts of power.
  5. GE JES1656SRSS Microwave Oven – Large 1.6 cubic ft capacity fits multiple eggs. Auto and time defrost.


  1. LG LDE4415ST Electric Double Oven – Lower convection oven perfect for reheating boiled eggs.
  2. GE JTS5000SNSS 30″ Electric Double Wall Oven – Self-cleaning oven with precise temp control.
  3. Bosch 800 Series HBE845SUC – Convection baking for even reheating. Fast preheat.
  4. Whirlpool WOS31ES7JS Electric Single Wall Oven – AccuBake tech reheats eggs thoroughly.
  5. Frigidaire FFEB2726TS Electric Single Wall Oven – Ready-Select controls make reheating eggs simple.


  1. Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Digital Egg Steamer – Cooks up to 14 eggs at once. Has egg tray.
  2. Cuisinart STM-1000 CookFresh Digital Glass Steamer – Holds 5 eggs securely for steaming.
  3. Hamilton Beach Digital Food Steamer – Egg tray with built-in timer for perfect eggs.
  4. Rosewill BPA-Free 3-Tier Electric Food Steamer – Spacious design fits eggs easily.
  5. Oster CKSTSTMD5-W 5-Quart Food Steamer – 2-tier stackable BPA-free trays for eggs.


  1. All-Clad Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Fry Pan – Durable stainless steel conducts heat evenly to reheat eggs. 12″ size.
  2. T-fal Nonstick Fry Pan Set – Scratch-resistant nonstick pans allow easy reheating of eggs. Available in 8″ and 10.5″ sizes.
  3. Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Fry Pan – Hard-anodized aluminum quickly and evenly reheats eggs. 10″ and 12″ sizes.
  4. Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Skillet – Versatile stainless steel pan for stovetop egg reheating. 10″ and 12″ options.
  5. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet – Seasoned cast iron pan reheats eggs gently. Can use stove or oven. 10.25″ and 12″ sizes.

With the simple methods above, reheating boiled eggs to enjoy again is easy and convenient. The microwave, oven, steamer or stovetop can all be used to gently reheat hard boiled, soft boiled, peeled or unpeeled eggs. In just minutes, leftover boiled eggs can be ready to eat and enjoy once again.

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