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soft boiled eggs cut in half to show the runny yolk center

How to Make The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

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Created by Mariam E.
Want an egg with a yolk that’s silky and creamy? Here’s how to easily make the perfect soft boiled egg to top any meal with!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Course Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 whole eggs


  • Fill the saucepan ¾ full and bring it to a boil. Once it has boiled, lower the heat and bring it down to a gentle rolling simmer.
  • Using a large slotted spoon, gently add your eggs into the saucepan one by one.
  • Simmer the eggs for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Once done, quickly remove the eggs from the water and dunk them into the ice water.
  • Let the eggs cool for at least 2 minutes before peeling.


  • Make sure your eggs aren’t straight from the fridge and that they’ve warmed up closer to room temperature.
  • Older eggs peel easier than freshly purchased eggs.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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