Soft Boiled Eggs

  • 3MINS
  • 7MINS
  • 148KCAL

Our Soft Boiled Eggs are soooo good and great as part of a slimming friendly meal at any time of day whether you're calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories148
  • Carbs1g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat10g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars1g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Delicious, nutritious and super simple to make, Soft Boiled Eggs are an easy go-to snack or healthy breakfast option. In our opinion, there’s not much better than a glossy, runny egg yolk… But there’s also nothing worse than when the egg yolk has been cooked too long or too little, leaving much to be desired!

Our top tip is to make sure that you’re using eggs that are several days old, as hard boiling freshly laid eggs can often lead to eggs that are difficult to peel!  We’ve used large eggs in this recipe, so if you’re using small or extra large eggs you’ll need to remember to adjust the timings accordingly.

One of our favourite ways to eat our Soft Boiled Eggs is on a slice of toast for breakfast – super simple, but super yummy!

What diets are these Soft Boiled Eggs suitable for?

These Soft Boiled Eggs are suitable for gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Soft Boiled Eggs recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Soft Boiled Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Soft Boiled Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Soft Boiled Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Soft Boiled Eggs?

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You don’t need any special ingredients or equipment for this recipe!

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You’ll need to use a decent saucepan with a lid.  We love this set as they’re really high quality and will last!

You’ll also need to use some salt and pepper in this dish.  We really find that using good quality salt and pepper can make all the difference in terms of flavour (we love these Cornish Sea Salt flakes).

How many calories are in these Soft Boiled Eggs?

There are 148 calories per portion in these Soft Boiled Eggs, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Soft Boiled Eggs are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Bring a pan of water to the boil, put the eggs in gently as you don’t want to crack them! It’s easier if you put them on a slotted spoon and lower them in.

Step 2

Turn the heat down slightly so they are on a fast simmer. Set your timer for 6 minutes!

Step 3

While the eggs are cooking, fill a bowl with ice and water – set to one side.

Step 4

Once the 6 minutes are up, use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the pan and plunge them into the bowl of iced water. Leave them in the iced water for 30-40 seconds.

Step 5

Then peel the eggs carefully, making sure to keep dipping them in the water. It will help make the soft boiled eggs easier to peel.

Step 6

Et voila!! The perfect soft boiled eggs ready to enjoy however you like.

What could I serve with these Soft Boiled Eggs?

These Soft Boiled Eggs are the perfect addition to any meal and they work really well when served with the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Soft Boiled Eggs are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Soft Boiled Eggs for around 6 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.  This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Soft Boiled Eggs in the fridge?

We don’t recommend storing these Soft Boiled Eggs – they really should be eaten immediately!

Can I freeze these Soft Boiled Eggs?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat these Soft Boiled Eggs?

We don’t recommend reheating these Soft Boiled Eggs – they’re so quick and easy to make that they really should be enjoyed fresh!

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Soft Boiled Eggs

Our Soft Boiled Eggs are soooo good and great as part of a slimming friendly meal at any time of day whether you're calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    3 MINS
  • Cook Time
    7 MINS
  • KCals 148
  • Carbs 1G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • boiling water
  • salt and pepper

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil, put the eggs in gently as you don't want to crack them! It's easier if you put them on a slotted spoon and lower them in.
  2. Turn the heat down slightly so they are on a fast simmer. Set your timer for 6 minutes!
  3. While the eggs are cooking, fill a bowl with ice and water - set to one side.
  4. Once the 6 minutes are up, use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the pan and plunge them into the bowl of iced water. Leave them in the iced water for 30-40 seconds.
  5. Then peel the eggs carefully, making sure to keep dipping them in the water. It will help make the soft boiled eggs easier to peel.
  6. Et voila!! The perfect soft boiled eggs ready to enjoy however you like.

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Bethan WilliamsSaturday 24th August 2019

Amazing!! Thank you!

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BarbsSaturday 2nd December 2017

Thanks will try this method! Have also ordered for thrvgirst time from the protein meat company going to try the sausages you have recommended xx

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JessSunday 8th October 2017

Used this method to do my eggs this morning and they were perfect! Love a soft boiled egg but never seem to get them right so I’m really pleased! Thank you xx

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DianeMonday 10th July 2017

Will have to try this way as hubby loves soft boiled eggs and we never get it spot on.

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Diane,

    Hope you enjoy them!

    Reply

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