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Top down shot of eggs in an Instant Pot held in an egg insert.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


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
  • 612 eggs


  1. Pour water into bottom of the Instant Pot. 
  2. Place egg insert/steamer rack OR trivet into the Instant Pot (see Notes) and place eggs on top. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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