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How to Boil Eggs

Boiling eggs to your liking is much easier now. With this guide on how to boil eggs, we will ensure you always get perfectly boiled eggs.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Inactive time5 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: boiled eggs, boiling eggs, how long to boil eggs, how to boil eggs
Servings: 6 eggs
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 6 large eggs cold
  • 32 fl oz water or enough to submerge the eggs


  • Put a large saucepan on the stove. Fill it halfway with water, or enough to submerge the eggs. Bring water to a boil.
  • Set your timer to 6 minutes. Once the water is boiling, gently put one egg at a time into the pot with a slotted spoon. Start the timer immediately and wait for the eggs to cook.
  • Once the timer rings, remove the egg from the pot and transfer to a tub of ice water. Allow the egg to sit for 5 minutes before peeling off the shells. The eggs should be soft-boiled.
  • Enjoy them plain or with a sprinkle of salt, black pepper, or herbs.


If your saucepan isn’t big enough. It would be best to divide and cook the eggs in batches to achieve the right doneness.
We set the timer for 6 minutes to get soft-boiled eggs. Otherwise, check out our guide above and set your timer accordingly if you desire a different doneness.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg