Making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is so much easier than on the stove! You don’t have to worry about boiling them for the perfect amount of time, and they turn out perfectly every time. Plus, they are super easy to peel!
However, if you don’t have an Instant Pot you can still make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs on the Stove.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Hard boiled eggs are the perfect snack or quick breakfast to take on the go and they’re so easy to make with an instant pot. Plus, there’s no need to worry about overcooking them because they’ll turn out perfectly every time. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make hard boiled eggs, you definitely need an instant pot! These eggs turn out perfect the first time that you try them.
- These Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are so simple to make!
- Perfectly cooked eggs every time, no more guessing at how long to boil them for!
- They peel like a dream no more struggling to get the shell off.
- You can make a big batch at once when making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot.
Grab these few kitchen tools, and you will have delicious hard boiled eggs in not time at all.
- Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker
- metal trivet
- large bowl
You only need a few ingredients to help you make this delicious family friendly snack or breakfast.
- 6-12 Eggs – eggs cook best in a single layer, so this will depend on the size of your Instant Pot
- Cold Water
HOW TO MAKE THESE INSTANT POT HARD BOILED EGGS
Love hard boiled eggs but hate the hassle of making them? The Instant Pot is here to save the day! With just a few simple steps, you can have perfect eggs every time. Check out this quick and easy tutorial to get started. This great recipe is the easiest method to making hard boiled eggs that I have ever tried.
STEP 1: PLACE THE TRIVET IN THE PRESSURE COOKER
Place the rack on the bottom of the Instant Pot.
STEP 2: ADD WATER TO THE POT
Add 1 cup of water.to the inner pot.
STEP 3: PLACE THE EGGS IN THE COOKER
Layer eggs in a single layer.
STEP 4: PRESSURE COOK THE EGGS
Set timer for 5 minutes on manual high pressure setting ** see notes for additional cook times.
STEP 5: RELEASE THE PRESSURE
Cook then manual release when the alarm sounds.
STEP 6: PREPARE AN ICE BATH
While eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath by adding ice to a large bowl and filling with cold water.
STEP 7: ADD THE EGGS TO THE ICE WATER BATH
Immediately add eggs to the cold water bath and let them cool for 10 minutes – this step is important.
STEP 8: PEEL AND STORE THE EGGS
Peel and serve or store in a sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
COOK TIMES FOR HARD BOILED EGGS IN THE PRESSURE COOKER
Do you want to make sure that your egg yolks turn out perfectly? Here are the cook times to make sure that your hard boil eggs turn out well. Make sure you use the manual setting and not the egg setting for this recipe.
Medium-Soft Hard Boiled Eggs – Cook for 4 minutes
Medium Hard Boiled Eggs – Cook for 5 minutes
Hard Boiled Eggs – Cook 6 minutes
Well Done Hard Boiled Eggs – Cook 7 minutes
WHAT TO SERVE
Are you looking for some ways to use up your hard boiled eggs? Here are a few of my favorite recipes to use these eggs in.
Egg Salad – this is my go-to recipe for egg salad! It’s so simple and delicious.
BLT Egg Salad Sandwich – This is a fun twist on traditional egg salad that the whole family will love.
Deviled Eggs – These are always a hit at parties and potlucks!
Chef Salad – This is a hearty and filling salad that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.
Potato Salad – This is a classic summertime dish that’s perfect for picnics and BBQs.
HOW TO STORE
If you have any leftover hard boiled eggs, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
You can hard boil anywhere from six to twelve eggs in an Instant Pot at one time. Just be sure to cook them in a single layer and add enough water to reach the eggs.
Yes, you can overcook eggs in an Instant Pot if you cook them for too long. Be sure to check the cook times in this recipe so that you don’t overcook your eggs.
Yes, you will need to use a trivet or rack when cooking hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot. This will help to keep the eggs from sticking to the bottom of the pot and getting overcooked.
The best way to peel hard boiled eggs is to let them cool for a few minutes after cooking then place them in a bowl of ice water. After they have cooled, the shells should peel right off.
I use a manually or quick release for this recipe.
You will need an 8qt pressure to make a dozen eggs.
OTHER DELICIOUS RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY
Do you love Instant Pot recipes? Here are a few more pressure cooker recipes that you may enjoy.
I hope this tutorial on how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs was helpful! I’ve found that using this method is so much easier than the stovetop method. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Happy cooking!
- 6-12 large eggs
- 2-4 cups ice
- Cold water
- Place wire rack in bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot.
- Layer eggs in a single layer on top of the wire rack.
- Cover and close vent. Set timer for 5 minutes for medium-hard boiled eggs on manual setting ** see notes for additional cook times.
- Cook then manual release when the alarm sounds.
- While eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath by adding ice to a large bowl and filling with cold water
- Immediately add eggs to ice bath and let them cool in the ice bath for 10 minutes.
- Peel and serve or store in a sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
Cooking times depends on how you liked your eggs cooked:
- Medium-Soft Hard Boiled Eggs - Cook for 4 minutes
- Medium Hard Boiled Eggs - Cook for 5 minutes
- Hard Boiled Eggs - Cook 6 minutes
- Well Done Hard Boiled Eggs - Cook 7 minutes
A 8 quart Instant Pot will fit 12 eggs.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
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