Our Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs are a simple way to get perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs every single time. Make a batch to use in our creamy egg salad, for your favorite cobb salad, deviled eggs or just as a healthy snack. Scroll down to the recipe card for full nutritional information.
Perfect Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
I’ve you’ve ever wondered if you can hard boil eggs in an air fryer, we’re here to share that you can! Add hard-boiled eggs to the list of foods that this little kitchen appliance can cook up. Make a batch for Easter egg decorating, for your favorite egg salad sandwiches, or just for a healthy snack. Add this simple recipe to your weekly meal prep to have perfect hard boiled eggs on hand whenever you need them.
What You Will Need
- eggs – Six medium sized eggs fit comfortably in the bottom of our air fryer.
- air fryer – This recipe was tested in a Ninja basket air fryer.
How To Hard Boil Eggs In Air Fryer
Start by making sure that all of your eggs are crack-free before putting them into your air fryer. You can use them right out of the refrigerator – no need to let them come to room temp.
Once your eggs have been checked over, preheat your air fryer to 300°F for five minutes. Then carefully place the eggs in a single layer into the air fryer basket. Close the basket into the air fryer and let your eggs cook for 11-12 minutes.
Next, carefully remove your hot eggs and place them directly into a medium sized bowl with cold water and ice cubes and let them sit for 10 minutes. This stops the cooking process, lets your eggs cool, and makes them easier to peel.
You might notice some brown spots on the shell and the outer most layer of the egg white after peeling. These spots are okay and will rub off with water once cooled. Feel free to peel and enjoy immediately with a little salt or prep them for your favorite egg recipe (we love this Creamy Egg Salad or this Deviled Egg Potato Salad). Store your extra hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator for up the 7 days.
A Simple Method To Peel Eggs
Gently tap or roll your hard boiled eggs on a hard surface and use the edge of your thumb to gently peel the shell up and away from the egg white. Feel free to rinse the peeled eggs to remove any debris that may have gotten stuck to the surface during the peeling process.
Other Cooking Methods
We tested a total of three different ways to hard boil eggs to help you find the one that’s right for you. The top plate shows the pressure cooker method, the second plate shows the oven method, and the bottom plate shows the air fryer method. All three methods produced perfectly cooked eggs and easy shell removal, so feel free to test all three to land on your personal favorite. We also have a classic Stove To Hard Boiled Egg tutorial!
- air fryer: We used a Ninja Basket Air Fryer to test this recipe. Since all air fryer styles are a little bit different, adjust the cooking time as needed for your specific model.
- storage: Store peeled or unpeeled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
- how to use hard boiled eggs: Use these hard boiled eggs in our creamy egg salad, deviled egg potato salad, or in classic deviled eggs.
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Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs – an easy and simple air fryer hard boiled egg recipe that delivers perfect, easy-to-peel eggs every time!
- 6 eggs
- air fryer*
- Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees F. for 5 minutes.
- Place eggs in the air fryer basket and let cook 11-12 minutes.
- Carefully remove and transfer directly into an ice bath. Let cool 10 minutes.
- If you ended up with a few brown spots on the your eggs, simply rub them off with water (after they have cooled off).
- Dry off and store in the refrigerator or use in your favorite recipe (we love this Creamy Egg Salad).
- *a Ninja basket air fryer was used to test this recipe – air fryer styles can differ as far as how hot they get, etc. so adjust the time, as needed, for your specific model.
- Storage: Store peeled or unpeeled eggs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Serving: use hard boiled eggs in our Creamy Egg Salad, Deviled Egg Potato Salad or these Classic Deviled Eggs!
- Serving Size: 1 egg
- Calories: 72
- Sugar: 0.2 g
- Sodium: 71 mg
- Fat: 4.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 0.4 g
- Protein: 6.3 g
- Cholesterol: 186 mg
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