Slow cooker eggs can be made over hard, medium or soft boiled. Best Crockpot breakfast ever that is keto and low carb packed with protein.
Seriously, slow cooker eggs will change the way you make breakfast on the weekends. I mean you could make these while you’re getting dressed for work in the morning too! In just 30 minutes the yolks will be perfectly runny and ready to enjoy. Just one easy Crockpot recipe we’ve shared over the years. (affiliate links present)
I don’t know about you but we love this protein packed food and had a ton of them when we owned chickens. There are many ways to cook eggs out there. The “old fashioned” method would be to boil them, I never ever do that anymore.
Years ago I made Instant Pot hard boiled eggs and that was a game changer. SO much easier than waiting for water to boil and they come out perfectly every time. You can make air fryer hard boiled eggs too but not everyone has one of those machines (but you should). Now you can make them low and slow like this….
FIRST – You should sign up for my free newsletter so you get new posts emailed to you twice a week and never miss out on anything! Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….
- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉
Cooking Eggs in a Slow Cooker
There really isn’t a hack to this, just simple instructions that you’ll likely remember after your first time making them. Of course we’d like to see you back here again and again but you may not need instructions for this specifically on the next go around.
Making hard or soft boiled eggs in Crockpot work really well. They will cook all the way through so the whites and yolks are hard, medium, or runny if you prefer. We will share the different cook times below in our printable recipe card. They are all good and a totally hands off process that makes breakfast easier.
I have made slow cooker scrambled eggs too and it does work great. To me that doesn’t make a lot of sense. They are quite easy to whip up, throw into a pan and cook in just a few minutes but we do have instructions if you choose to do it this way. If I want hard or soft boiled I make them this way or an egg loaf in the oven.
Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs
There are TWO ways to do this. You can leave the shell on or off as you see here. There are reasons to do one over the other. If you want to keep them to eat in the morning you’d want to leave them whole and not crack them. That way you can cool, and crack them out of the shell when you’re ready to consume them.
In the shell:
- Lay one layer of eggs on bottom of the pot
- Pour in enough water to barely cover them
- Cook on high for 2.5 hours
- Drain water and fill pot with cold water with some ice cubes
- Eat immediately, make crack chicken deviled eggs out of them or put into a bag and refrigerate to eat later
If you’re eating them right away and/or want them done faster than eliminate the egg shells. For this method you see here you’ll need some silicone baking cups. This will be a vessel to keep the eggs contained but allow them to steam essentially in less than an hour.
Cracked in silicone cups:
- One egg in each cup
- 1″ of water in pot
- Cook on high for 30 minutes to 60 minutes
Full directions for this method below in printable recipe card.
I have used eggs to make our Crockpot breakfast casserole dish too. If you had a bunch of people over for Christmas brunch you could make both….if you had a few pots that is. For these you need to sit them in a single layer so depending on the size of your crock you’ll likely only cook 4-6 at a time.
- Fresh eggs
- Silicone baking cups
- A little non stick cooking spray is helpful
- Paper towels and lid will be used too
As far as seasonings go just sprinkle on what you’d normally do if cooking an over easy egg in a pan. Salt and pepper are a given but you might like a little heat with chili powder too or something.
Make sure you give the inside of these babies a little spritz of olive oil or something. That way they will pop right out as you see here and are easier to serve up. Kids love these for many reasons but they can be a finger food once out of the cup.
Of course they are less messy if the yolk is hard but if you want soft boiled or more of a poached egg I’d us a plate.
- Pour 1-2 cups of water into your cooker. Enough where it is about 1/2″ high inside your pot (larger pots will need more).
- Spray inside of each silicone cup with non stick spray. Crack one egg into each cup and lower down into the pot so it can steam. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Fit as many as you can without overlapping, they need to be in one layer.
- Fold two paper towels together and place on top with the lid placed on top (this will absorb the steam so the eggs don’t get wet).
- Cook on high for 30 minutes for soft boiled eggs, or 45 minutes to 60 minutes for hard boiled or so the yolk is not runny.
- Squeeze lightly at the bottom when done and they will pop right out.
Feel free to season when you crack them or after they are done. I don’t really feel there is a difference either way.
Slow Cooker Omelette
You could make these into a sort of small omelettes of sorts too. This is how you’d do that.
- Crack the same amount of eggs as cups you are going to use in a bowl.
- Whisk egg mixture and then add in all your mix ins like shredded cheese, bell pepper, even defrosted shredded hash browns out of the bag.
- Pour into your cups and place into your pot.
- Same directions for the rest as below to make this egg casserole type of eggs recipe in Crock pot
Any of the above are great choices for eggs for a crowd. We have one other way to make these in your oven though below as well.
Hard boiled eggs in the oven are possible too if that is all you have on hand. I prefer that even to boiling since you just prep them and set the timer. No need to watch them.
I am not a fan of using slow cooker liners in general and in this case there really is no need since nothing is touching sides other than the water. Nutritional facts such as saturated fat will be different depending on the eggs you choose, refer to the carton for that to be more accurate.
Best Sides for Eggs
- Air fryer bagels are fantastic too
- If you have a Foodi you can make this Ninja Foodi breakfast casserole with bacon and all the things….
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Slow Cooker Eggs
- Pour about 1.5 cups water into your slow cooker or enough where it is about 1/2" high inside your pot (larger pots will need more than smaller ones).
- Spray inside of each silicone muffin cup with non stick spray. Crack one egg into each silicone cup and lower down into the pot so it is surrounded by the water around the very bottom (so it can steam). Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Fit as many as you can without overlapping, they need to sit flat on the bottom.
- Fold two thick paper towels and place on top with the lid placed on top of that (this will absorb the steam so the eggs don't get super wet).
- Cook on high for 30 minutes for soft boiled eggs or 45 minutes to 60 minutes for hard boiled or so the yolk is not runny at all.
- Squeeze lightly at the bottom and they will pop right out, season and eat.