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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are so easy and you can do a bunch at once. This is so convenient for meal planning and makes the entire week a breeze.

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Get perfectly boiled eggs every time when you make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. You will not believe how quick and easy this is to
electric pressure cooker eggs.

Boil a dozen eggs in just minutes in the Instant Pot! You will love having these eggs all ready to go during the week.

You may also want to learn How to Cook Over Hard Eggs.

5-5-5 Method for Cooking Hard Boiled Eggs

This is the easiest method for hard boiled eggs instant pot recipe and also a simple way to remember.

  • Start with 5 minutes of pressure cooking.
  • 5 minutes of letting the eggs rest before opening the lid.
  • Finish with 5 minutes in the water bath.

This is our favorite way to make these eggs and they turn out perfectly each and every time.

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What Do You Need?

  • Fresh Eggs
  • Water

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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Place one cup of water in the Instant pot. Add in an egg basket trivet or the instant pot rack in the bottom of the Instant pot.
  • Step 2 – Add in the room temperature eggs to the steamer basket.
Eggs in the instant pot basket in the pressure cooker
  • Step 3 – Place lid on pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing.
  • Step 4 – Set the pressure cook time for 5 minutes on high pressure. Cooking time will vary if you want soft boiled eggs.
  • Step 5 – Once cook time has elapsed, let pressure natural release for 5 minutes. After natural pressure release, then do a quick release and carefully remove eggs from Instant Pot and place in ice water bath. You may need to use tongs on hot eggs
  • Step 6 – Let eggs sit in bowl of ice water bath for up to 5 minutes.
  • Step 7 – Remove perfect hard-boiled eggs from water bath.
  • Step 8 – Crack egg on counter top and remove shell.

How Many Eggs Can you Hard Boil in an Instant Pot?

We cook 12 at a time and they turn out perfectly every time. In just 5 minutes, the eggs are ready to go into the water bath.

You might be thinking it isn’t that hard to boil an egg. You are right but if you are boiling more than just a couple, it can be time consuming.

Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Follow these simple steps to easy to peel hard boiled eggs.

  • After cooking the eggs, place in an ice bath to stop the eggs from cooking. Leave in the ice bath for about 5 minutes. This makes it easier to peel eggs.
  • Gently tap the bottom of the egg on the counter to crack.
  • The roll the egg on the counter to slightly crack the egg.
  • Then start peeling the egg from the bottom to easily remove egg shells.
  • Rinse off the egg under cold water to ensure all the egg shells have been removed.

Best Type of Eggs to Hard Boiled:

We have tried fresh eggs and old eggs to hard boiled in the instant pot and both turned out the same. They were perfectly hard boiled and easy to peel.

How to Store Leftovers

Store in fridge for up to 7 days. This is perfect to make ahead for the week when you need a quick breakfast or lunch.

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

5 from 8 votes
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are so easy and you can do a bunch at once. This is so convenient for meal planning and makes the entire week a breeze.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Release 5 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 126

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Place one cup of water in the Instant pot. Add in an egg basket or the instant pot rack in the bottom of the Instant pot.
  • Add in the eggs.
  • Place lid on pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure cook time for 5 minutes on high pressure.
  • Once cook time has elapsed, let pressure release for 5 minutes. Then do a quick release and carefully remove eggs from Instant Pot and place in ice water bath.
  • Let eggs sit in water bath for up to 5 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from water bath.
  • Crack egg on counter top and remove shell.
  • Store in fridge for up to 7 days.
  • Easy to peel eggs are that simple!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 126kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 11g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 327mg, Sodium 127mg, Potassium 121mg, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 475IU, Calcium 49mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. I’ll never boil eggs any other way again – it’s become so easy to make deviled eggs, egg salad, eggs for snacking or salads. No more struggling to peel eggs without gouging the whites. It’s a breeze!