How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

Seriously, if you buy an Instant Pot for no other reason, hard-boiled eggs make it totally worth it. In the Instant Pot, hard-boiled eggs come out cooked perfectly. Plus, when they’re cooked this way, they’re SO fast to make, and they’re almost always SUPER easy to peel.

The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

I read somewhere that the hard-boiled eggs you find in the deli section are often cooked via pressure cooker. I guess they all knew something I didn’t – at least not until last December when I finally gave in to the, erm, pressure, and ordered my very own Instant Pot.

And now, I’ll give you one guess as to what I use my Instant Pot for most.

The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

You guessed it, my friends! I make hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot every. single. week. I mean, I make these recipes all the time, too, don’t get me wrong. But eggs? Numero uno, hands down.

So, are you ready to learn how to make them yourself? It’s so, so easy. SO EASY.

Let’s do this.

Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

First, fill your Instant Pot with 1 cup of water.

Place the steamer rack in the Instant Pot.

Add 6 large eggs to the rack like so. Point ’em up or point ’em down – I don’t notice a difference either way.

The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

Replace the Instant Pot lid and set the release toggle to the SEALING position.

Press the “Manual” or, if you have a newer model, the “Pressure Cook” button. This will cook the eggs at high pressure. Set the cooking time for 5 minutes.

The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

While the Instant Pot is doing its thing, fill a medium-size bowl with cold water and a couple of ice cubes.

As soon as the 5 minutes are up and the Instant Pot beeps at you, do a quick release by carefully moving the release toggle to the VENTING position. Let the steam escape completely then remove the Instant Pot lid.

Using tongs, carefully transfer each egg to the ice water bath and let them sit there for a few minutes until cool. This will help keep the eggs from overcooking.

The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

That’s it! You have perfect hard-boiled eggs! Wasn’t that easy?!

The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

I keep mine peel-on in the fridge for easy grab-and-go snacking.

(Now aren’t you glad you bought yourself an Instant Pot?!)

The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

Now go forth and make yourself some Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs!

Oh, one more thing. Making Easter eggs?! Be sure to check out my guide on how to color Easter eggs gorgeous yellow, blue, and pink with three simple vegetable dyes – super easy and so fun with kids!

These eggs were colored with beets, red cabbage, and turmeric! Click the pic to learn more.

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How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Perfect hard-boiled eggs in just 5 minutes cooking time! Easy cook, easy peel, easy peasy all around. These days, this is is the only way I make my hard-boiled eggs.

Ingredients:

Equipment:

Directions:

  1. Fill your Instant Pot with 1 cup of water and place the steamer rack inside.
  2. Add eggs to the rack, pointing up or down (it doesn’t seem to matter).
  3. Replace the Instant Pot lid and set the release toggle to SEALING.
  4. Press the “Manual” button or, if you have a newer model, the “Pressure Cook” button. This will cook the eggs at high pressure. Set the time for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, fill a medium-size bowl with cold water and a few ice cubes.
  6. When your Instant Pot has counted down to 0, do a quick release by moving the toggle from “SEALING” to “VENTING.” Watch out for steam burns! Let the steam escape completely. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot.
  7. Using tongs, carefully transfer each egg to the water bath and let them sit there for a few minutes until cool. This will help keep the eggs from overcooking.
  8. Eggs keep refrigerated for about 5 days. I store them peel-on so they don’t stink up the fridge; they’re super easy to peel either way. To aid in the peeling process, peel over the kitchen sink under a stream of cold running water.

Prep time includes warm-up time for the Instant Pot

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 eggs, Serving Size: 1 egg

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 72 Calories
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 186mg
  • Sodium: 71mg
  • Protein: 6g
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The only way I make my hard-boiled eggs. The Instant Pot makes them PERFECT. Easy cook, easy peel. Click to learn the easy method for perfect Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. #instantpot #hardboiledeggs

Kare

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.