How to Reheat Boiled Eggs

Sometimes there is nothing in the refrigerator except leftover boiled eggs. You are craving a hard-boiled egg and luckily there are a few in the refrigerator. What is the best way to heat your boiled egg?

Put the egg in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. Alternatively, hear your egg up in hot water that you boil on the stove.  Both options will work, whether you peel your egg or decide to cook it with the shell on.  

Of course, reheating up your hard-boiled egg isn’t all that necessary.  A cold one is a delicious and hearty snack.  However, there is nothing better than a warm egg in your hand to warm up your fingers on a chilly day. Reheating boiled eggs is much simpler than reheating scrambled eggs. 

Reheating your Boiled Egg in the Microwave Oven

This method of reheating your boiled egg is definitely the easiest. You should be able to do this without having to clean up. Put your egg on a microwave safe plate to heat it. You can also simply put your egg on the surface of the plate that comes with the microwave.

The key is to not reheat your egg too long. If you do, it will be tough and chewy. One minute in the microwave will be enough time to reheat your egg sufficiently.  

Another danger of reheating your egg with the shell on for too long is that it might explode. Then, you will have a big mess on your hands. So make sure that you don’t microwave the egg for longer than one minute. To be extra sure that it doesn’t explode, you can peel your egg before you put it in the microwave.  

Reheating your Boiled Egg on the Stove

You have already boiled your egg. Is the pan that you used still in the dirty dishes? Put some water in it and put it back on the burner to heat.  

When the water is boiling, put the hard-boiled egg in. You can do this with the shell on or off. The egg will heat in less than two minutes.  

What to do with Your Reheated Boiled Egg?

If your egg is already peeled, you are practically ready to eat it. Cut it up, put it on some bread, add a layer of mayonnaise, and eat it like a sandwich. Otherwise it will be delicious with some salt and pepper.

If you have to peel your egg, it might be a little stubborn. Crack the egg and then run warm to hot water on it in the faucet.  The running water will help loosen the shell from the egg. 

You can eat your egg with confidence. So long as it has not been in the refrigerator for over four days, it will not be rotten. Your eggs will last a little longer if you leave them in the shell before reheating.


Reheating your boiled egg is a simple task that just about anyone can accomplish. If you could boil the egg in the first place, you should be able to do the job of reheating it. To reheat the boiled egg in the microwave, only set the timer for one minute. To reheat the egg on the stove, put it in boiling water and reheat for two minutes.