Instant-Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are a simple, foolproof way to get perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs every single time. And one of the best things about this recipe is how easy they are to peel! Use your freshly cooked eggs in our egg salad recipe or turn them into classic deviled eggs.
Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
For all of our pressure cooker fans out there, this one’s for you. And if you’re late to the Instant Pot game, this recipe might just to be the catalyst to get one. This is the quickest, most consistent way to get perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs every single time, making your favorite egg recipes a snap to whip up. And wait until you see just how easy they are to peel!
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What You Will Need
- water – The magic ingredient to many Instant Pot recipes that allows your machine to create steam and build pressure.
- 6-12 eggs – Any egg variety will do. If you chose to use the egg insert, try to find medium sized eggs as they’ll fit better in the rack.
- egg insert/steamer rack – This in an optional tool to keep your eggs from breaking during the cooking process. An instant pot trivet will work okay, but may result in some cracked eggs during the cooking process.
How To Hard Boil Eggs In Instant Pot
First things first, start by checking your eggs to make sure that they’re free of cracks.
Next, add your eggs to the egg insert, starting with the bottom layer and then the top. You might have to shift the eggs around a bit to make them fit snuggly. If you don’t have an egg rack, you can use the trivet that comes with your instant pot. However, we’ve found that the egg rack keeps the eggs from cracking better than the trivet.
Using a measuring cup, pour a cup of water into the bottom of your instant pot.
Carefully lower the loaded egg insert into you instant pot. Adjust the eggs so that they sit snuggly in the insert. This ensures that they stay safe and crack-free during the cooking process. If using the trivet, place it into the inner pot and set the eggs on a single layer on top of the trivet.
Cover the instant pot and ensure that the steam valve is set to Seal. Cook the eggs on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes and then let the steam natural release for 4 minutes. Next, carefully manually release the remaining pressure according to manufacturers instructions. Cook time will vary slightly if you’re living at a higher altitude.
Carefully remove eggs from the instant pot and transfer them to an ice bath, where they’ll sit for 5-10 minutes. Remove them from the ice bath and wipe them dry using a clean paper towel.
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). 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 counter top 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 hard boiled eggs cooking methods 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.
While all three methods produced perfectly cooked eggs and easy shell removal, hard boiled eggs in Instant Pot produced the easiest eggs to peel.
We also have a classic Stove Top Hard Boiled Egg Tutorial!
- Insert vs. Trivet: We found that the classic trivet resulted in several eggs cracking during the cooking process. When we used the egg insert we had zero cracks in the eggs so we have to recommend that method!
- Egg Temp: No need to let your eggs come to room temp before cooking. All of the eggs that we tested came right out of the fridge.
- Storage: With the peel on, hard boiled eggs will last for up to 7 days in your refrigerator.
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – learn how to make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot with this quick and easy method!
- 1 cup cold water
- 6–12 eggs
- Pour water into bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Place egg insert/steamer rack OR trivet into the Instant Pot (see Notes) and place eggs on top.
- Cover and ensure valve is set to Seal. Cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes and let naturally release for 4 minutes. Carefully manually release remaining pressure according to manufacturers instructions.
- Carefully remove eggs and transfer to an ice bath. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Remove and wipe dry. Use immediately in your favorite recipe (we love this Creamy Egg Salad) or store in the refrigerator.
- Insert vs. Trivet: we have tested this recipe using just a classic Instant Pot trivet vs. an egg insert (this is the one we used) and while you can use the classic trivet it resulted in several eggs cracking during cook time for us. When we used the egg insert we had zero cracks in the eggs so we have to recommend that method!
- Egg Temp: we tested using our eggs right out of the fridge and it worked just fine – no need to let them come to room temp.
- Storage: Store in the refrigerator with the peel on for up to 7 days.
- Serving Size: 1 hard boiled 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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