Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs + Video
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs cook perfectly in minutes and are so easy to peel! Great for breakfast and Easter eggs!
My neighbor Stephanie raves about the Instant Pot, and actually has two of them herself, which intrigued me enough to get an Instant Pot for Christmas. The Instant Pot looks a lot like my rice cooker, but can do SO much more!
If you’re like me, you might be SUPER nervous to try a pressure cooker. In my mind, high pressure equals explosions, but something about the Instant Pot seems way more approachable than an old fashioned pressure cooker.
I knew I wanted a simple recipe to try for the first time so I made “boiled” eggs and I was in LOVE! Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are the perfect thing to try first in your pressure cooker! It’s simple to make and a great way to get your “feet wet” in the electric pressure cooker world. I even created a video (below) to show you just how easy using the Instant Pot can be!
The eggs come out perfectly cooked in 5-7 minutes and are SO EASY TO PEEL! That makes it worth it right there! If Easter eggs are annoying and troublesome for you, definitely try this! You will never go back to boiling eggs again, but if you do want to boil eggs, I have a secret trick to getting Easy Peel Perfectly Boiled Eggs. (Click the link to find out more!)
The Instant Pot makes things fast and effortless. I’ve only made one other recipe so far, but I’m definitely excited to try more! Do you have an Instant Pot? What’s your favorite recipe? Tell me in the comments below!
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 cup water
- 6 Large/XL Eggs (Or as many as you want/can fit in one layer on the steam rack without stacking eggs.)
- Insert steam rack into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Pour one cup water in the bottom of the stainless bowl.
- Place your desired number of eggs on top of the steam rack.
- Close and lock the lid and make sure the vent on top is closed.
- Plug in machine, power on, and press the MANUAL button.
- Adjust time to either 5, 6, or 7 minutes* on the display with the “-” button. (The time will depend on your altitude and size of the egg. Test a small batch [1-2 eggs] on the shortest time, and then adjust timing for future batches if needed.)
- Let cook. Once finished, turn the vent/quick release valve to the open position until you no longer hear or see steam, and the float valve is down.
- Open lid. Transfer eggs to a water bath until cool enough to crack open and eat. To store: Completely cool cooked eggs in an ice water bath before storing in the refrigerator up to 1 week. To reheat in the microwave: Peel egg, poke several times all over with a fork, and heat 30+ seconds until warm.
-Instructions altered from Predominantly Paleo
*Cook times are longer at higher altitudes because water and other liquids evaporate faster and boil at lower temperatures.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and is an estimation only.
15 Comments on “Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs + Video”
This is the first time I’ve used my Instant Pot to hardboil eggs and they were PERFECT!! A dozen eggs in 6 minutes and 1 cup of water. I have NEVER had such easy to peel eggs and absolutely NO green!! Thank you!!!
Isn’t it the best! Glad you had success!
I did mine do 5 minutes. Undercoated, still gooey and a little runny in the middle.
I’m sorry they were underdone. It seems like it may be a situational recipe because 5 minutes works for some but not others. I’ve done 7 minutes without overcooking them. Try that.
I must be doing something wrong. This is my first time using my instant pot. Mine doesn’t have a manual button but I also can’t get the timer past 4 minutes. I’ve read the instruction manual over and over hopefully once I get this figured out I. Looking forward to trying this as my first thing. Video was very helpful. Thank you.
You must have a newer version than mine. I believe you hit the pressure cook button. As long as it is set to high pressure for 5 minutes, you should be fine. I believe all of the buttons do high pressure except for the “Rice” button is low pressure. Good luck!
7 minutes with extra large eggs was too long. I will definitely go with 5 minutes next time.
My eggs turned out grest! Thank you for the recipe. I did 10 eggs and they were so easy to peel and they look pretty!
Great help. Thank you. Is there a way to have it automatically depressurize?
If you let the instant pot automatically depressurize (natural pressure release), the eggs will be overcooked. It’s best to use the quick release valve and get the eggs in a ice water bath asap.
turned out perfect for me. Yolks so fluffy! Thanks so much for video! It was my first attempt at the insta pot.
I’m so glad! I’ve got another IP recipe publishing September 10th! One of our favorites! You’ll have to come back and see!
7 minutes on high pressure with immediate quick release and ice water bath resulted in overcooked green rimmed eggs for me 🙁
Bummer! I wonder if altitude has to do something with it because I’m pretty high up. Try 5 minutes next time. Sorry about that!
The size of egg will also determine if it over cooks or not