Poached egg cut open to reveal runny yolk on white plate

Oven Poached Eggs

Poaching eggs has never been easier with this hack for making them in a muffin tin in the oven!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, eggs
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 6 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons water


  • In each muffin cup, add in 1 tablespoon water–even if you are NOT making a full batch. Adding water to the empty muffins cups will help the pan to not scorch in the oven.
  • Crack one egg into each muffin cup, for as many eggs as you would like to poach.
  • Place eggs into an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes. 11 minutes, yolk is very runny and egg whites are just about set; 13 minutes, yolk is runny, but beginning to set around edges and eggs whites are completely set.
  • Using a spoon, gently scoop out the poached eggs at an angle, allowing the water to drain off the poached egg.
  • Serve immediately.


  • Every oven is different, therefore your oven may take a bit longer or less time for cooking eggs. I suggest starting at 11 minutes. Remove eggs from oven, gently spoon an egg out of the muffin tin to test to see if whites and yolks are set. If not, cook for 1-2 minutes longer. Make notes for the next time you poach eggs to get the timing correct for your oven.
  • The water will rise as the eggs poach, making it appear that the eggs are not set, so do not be fooled by that! Gently spoon egg out of muffin tin to assess if eggs are poached correctly.
Nutrition Facts
Oven Poached Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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