The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

Y'all know I love meal prep. One of the things that's always on my meal prep are a big batch of hard boiled eggs. Everyone in our family loves them, especially the kids. I started seeing people doing soft boiled eggs, but their method had them peeling the eggs while they were still hot and I was not willing to try that! ;) So I tried a new way of cooking my eggs and found the perfect soft boiled, easy to peel eggs for snacking or adding to meals! 

The perfect soft boiled eggs | how to eat soft or hard boiled eggs | quick breakfast | quick snack


  • eggs...however many you want!
  • water
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Fill a medium sized sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. 
  2. Using a slotted spoon, carefully place eggs into the boiling water.
  3. Set a time for 8 minutes. 
  4. When the timer goes off, quickly and carefully drain the water and fill with cold water from the sink. Add 1 cup of ice for every half dozen eggs (1 ice tray is good). The cold shocks the eggs and stops the cooking, allowing for seamless peeling later. 
  5. Once the eggs are cooled off, dry and store in the refrigerator. 

My favorite way to eat soft boiled eggs:

  • as an on-the-go snack or breakfast
  • in a breakfast salad
  • cut up over a cobb salad
  • with roasted brussel sprouts or sweet potatoes and taco meat as a quick lunch that can be prepped ahead