Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot are incredible first and foremost because the eggs peel like a dream. Cooking the eggs in the pressure cooker makes the egg shell just slide right off. Plus, with this method, the eggs are perfectly tender with golden yolks and not gray/green ring around the yolk.

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs. Eggs made in a pressure cooker peel so much better than when cooked on the stove. They also are perfectly cooked, tender with golden yolks.

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are a game changer. I use my electric pressure cooker all the time, it’s actually one of my favorite small kitchen appliances. One of the things that I use it for consistently are to make hard boiled eggs, because it makes it even easier.

Hard boiled eggs are already super easy to make on the stove, but when I am multi tasking in the kitchen, it’s nice to load the eggs in the Instant Pot, set it up and it will do all the work for me and beep when the eggs are done. Plus, cooking them in the pressure cooker gives you perfect results and the eggs peel so easily too.

Hard boiled eggs are great to meal prep and have on hand for a quick breakfast or lunch. I love adding them to garden salads, chicken salad or tuna salads and wraps.

Video of How to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
  1. Place the eggs in the Instant Pot on top of a rack, trivet or steaming basket. I really like using a steaming basket because it makes it so easy to take out the eggs later.
  2. Pour in 1 cup of water.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Rest for 5 minutes, then release the pressure and immediately put the eggs in ice water to cool.
How to make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot

Best Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

I find the best way to peel eggs is to do it right away and to peel them right in the ice water where they are chilling. It should be really easy to do since the pressure cooker will cause the egg shell to be much easier to peel. Crack the egg shell gently all around on the countertop.

Dip the egg back into the warm and start peeling. The water will come between the shell and the egg, helping the shell to come off smoothly.

Store hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for about 5 days.

Helpful Tips and FAQs

Why do Instant Pot eggs peel easily?

The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker. The high pressure helps to create a separation between the egg shell and the air pocket inside. Once they are cooked they peel more easily than most other methods.

Can you use cold eggs when cooking them in the Instant Pot?

Yes. I take them right out of the refrigerator and right into the Instant Pot and turn it on.

How many eggs can you cook in the Instant Pot?

As many as you want. In fact, you can make just one, although I don’t know why you would bother – you can always refrigerate them for later, or up to a few dozen. You can fill the Instant Pot right up, placing the eggs on top of each other in several layers, and the cooking time will still be 5 minutes.
The Instant Pot will take a little bit longer to come to pressure, but once it does, the eggs still need the same amount of time to cook.

Why do eggs have a gray/green lining around the yolk?

That usually means that the eggs are overcooked. It’s totally harmless and you can still eat the eggs, they just won’t be as pretty.
To prevent this, make sure you take the eggs out of the Instant Pot after they cook for 5 minutes, then rest for 5 minutes. If you leave them in there, the eggs will continue to cook, and will overcook.
When you take them out, place them in ice water immediately to stop the cooking process. If you take them out of the Instant Pot but leave them in the hot pot, they will still continue to cook.

New to the Instant Pot?

If you are the owner of the Instant Pot but haven’t become proficient in it yet, or maybe are intimidated by it and haven’t even taken it out of the box, this is a great recipe to start with. If you want to learn more about the Instant Pot, how it works, the different functions that it has, check out this blog post that is An Instant Pot Introduction For Beginners. I also have a comprehensive video where I walk you through and show you how to use it while making hard boiled eggs.

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One of the easiest methods to making hard boiled eggs is to use an Instant Pot.  The eggs turn out really tender with golden yolks and are also so easy to peel.

  • Author: Olga’s Flavor Factory
  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4


any amount of eggs, right out of the refrigerator


  1. Place the eggs in the Instant Pot in a steaming rack or a trivet.
  2. Pour in 1 cup of water. Close the lid, making sure the sealing ring is inside the lid. Turn the valve to “Sealing”.
  3. Cook the eggs on Manual mode/Pressure Cook, High Pressure, for 5 minutes.
  4. After the eggs cook, let the Instant Pot rest for 5 minutes. Release the pressure manually by turning the valve to “Venting”.
  5. Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water.
  6. Peel the eggs.

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  • Natalie

    Hi Olga! Thank you for the giveaway. The first thing that I’d like to make with the Instant Pot is Dulce de Leche. It seems like a huge time saver. I do not have one yet, but maybe I will soon 🙂

  • Tatiana Kostyuk

    Hi Olga! Thank you for sharing all your tips. I always enjoy your stories and videos. I’ve never tried an instant pot yet but I’ve been reeding lots of reviews about it lately. I think it’s time to have this appliance in my kitchen! I’d like to try making a farmers cheese in it, also excited about sautéed button, and of course would try to boil eggs!

  • Liliya

    I would love to win the instant pot! I would like to use instant pot for one-pot meals, for those busy nights of the week.

  • Kitti

    I use a small pressure cooker for lots of meal prep during the summer – would love to have an instant pot with larger capacity. Thanks for doing this generous give away!

  • Alina Olesh

    Have always wanted to try an instant pot for those easy one pot meals! So excited to try out some recipes ! Hope I win 😊

  • Ellie sayre

    I don’t have a instant pot, but I see so many amazing uses for it! I love all of your recipes too Olga, all so yummy and easy to follow! Thank you 🙂

  • Ruslana

    I’m getting married this May. I think having an Instant Pot will be perfect for those days when my husband and I will be both working and needing something quick!

  • Viktoriya

    I would love to win the instant pot. I would make one pot meals and soups. I also saw many more recipes that I would like to try making.

  • Katie Kiosak

    Super duper excited for this giveaway. I would love giving instant pit a try and look forward to trying rice and meat recipes. Also I heard salmon turns out amazing, also steamed beets.

  • Alla

    Would love to win one. I have been debating whether or not to get one, but seems to be a useful tool in the kitchen especially balancing work, school, kids, life! I hope to see more Instantpot recipes on your blog!

  • Lena

    I would love to make bone broth in the Instant pot. It would be so much faster to make in an instant pot. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Alena

    I made beef chuck pot roast recently with some red wine cooked for 60 mins in the pressure cook. It was amazingly tender and the gravy thickened up with cornstarch. Soo good now I can’t live without my instant pot.

  • Yelena

    I would love to win this Instant Pot. With six kids it’ll easily help me out with making dinners and other things. We love your recipes more than other food bloggers 💖

  • Lesya

    I would love to win this!!! I would make Beef Ragu and any meet recipes, or soups, seems so much quicker and with a toddler and a little one on the way I’d like to speed up my dinners at least a bit before husban gets home lol

  • Lily

    I’ve been debating about whether to get one or not… but if I win this one then this is fate for me to have it! I love your recipes!

  • Viktoriya

    That’s was a great video with tips, I really enjoyed learning from you and can’t wait to get one and use it 🙂

  • Allie

    I’ve got three little ones and cooking is definitely taking up a lot of precious time in our days. This would be an amazing tool to have.

  • Tanya

    Would love to try the instant pot to see if food can retain its textures and if I can make bone broth a lot more quickly 🙂

  • Alexandra

    Thanks to u I’m steaming veggies and eating eggs from this pot. I use it for 3 meals a day. I had no idea before…it sat in my closet for 2 years

  • Anastasia

    Would love a post on party/big crowd recipes that could be made in an instant pot when the stove is completely occupied by something else.

  • jessica

    I made mashed potatoes in my instant pot but for some reason it dint didn’t taste as good as it was cooked on the stove. Have you experienced something like that? Thanks

    • olgak7

      I don’t make mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot, Jessica.
      I don’t think the Instant Pot is perfect for everything, and I prefer mashed potatoes prepared on the stovetop. There are recipes better suited for cooking in a pressure cooker and others are best made with other methods.

  • Tanya Johnson

    I’ve been looking to get a instant pot, but been cautious. Thank you for posting the video! I enjoyed it ☺️ And the giveaway is amazing by the way lol.

  • Oksana solo

    I tried the instant pot in so many ways now.. made stuffed bell peppers, veggies (beets), eggs, steamed some food and made the barley soup and loved each recipe would love to win another one to gift it for my mom!

  • Zarina

    I would love to get an instantpot. With a busy life working full time mother of 4, and with so much activities after school a d work, I hope instant pot will save time on cooking

  • Yulia Nemchinov

    I would love to win instant pot ! To save time and cook nutritious food for my family !!! Thank you for your receipes ❤️

  • Yulia Nemchinov

    I would love to win Instant pot ,it will save me time and I can make nutritious meals for my family, thank you for your receipes ❤️

  • Irina

    I absolutely love my instapot! When we moved in, we didnt have a cooktop for a while and this was a life saver. I used it every day! (Its also kinda on its last breaths because of what I put it through 😂) Thank you so the video, its definelty informative for a someone who wants to get into using one 😊😊

  • Cindy

    I would love to win this! It seems like there are so many recipes using instapot! Would love to do lots of meat recipes for my family on busy weeknights.

  • Adiba

    I would love to win the instant pot. I saw every recipe that you made in instant pot, and want to try them. As a busy mom of three and one on the way more time saving will help a lot.

  • Katerina

    I’m been wanting to get one ! Would love to win ! I’d use it for those days when I’m too busy to be in the kitchen , and with 4 kids this would make meal time prep a bit easier!

  • Cristina Grumeza

    Would love to win a instant pot ! My mom bought an instant pot and I was instantly impressed how quick and delicious dinners are made in it !

  • Svetlana

    I have been debating on getting an instant pot and now would really like one! ! I would experiment with different types of meat 🙂

  • Yana

    I have been wanting to get one but didn’t know if it will just take up space in my pantry. I see it’s very useful though!

  • Lucy Blyshchik

    Thank you for such an informative video!! I’ve been wanting an instant pot for a while now and this video just made me want to get it even more, just for the eggs alone 😄

  • Olya L

    Thanks for the great tips, I loved your previous post about instant pot & have learned a lot from your post.
    My favorite to make is steel cut oats for breakfast & ribs/ beef dishes. They come out so tender & quick.

  • Alina

    Always wanted one! Saves a lot of time especially on some busy days. I can’t wait to try to cook various meals in it!

  • Sonya Allstun

    I have seen so many great uses for one of these on Pinterest. I want to try the Mac and cheese eat BBQ pulled pork and even see you can make New York style cheesecake

  • Yelena

    I was hesitant to get one and end up not using it, but with so many great time saving recipes I really want to get one now. Quick delicious recipes is what I’m all about 😉

  • Liza

    Would love to win this instant pot! It would help our family so much with our busy schedules! Thank you for this video, your tips and this give away!

  • Katie

    I’ve always wanted to try an instant pot, and always think it will definitely help in my daily routine. Maybe I should just bite the bullet and go for it!

  • Natalia Naranovich

    Never used an instant pot but would be excited to try just about everything !!! Especially since I have three kiddos, and from what I hear, cooks food really fast 👍🏻

  • Yuliya

    This is great!! I’ve been wanting one for a while as so many people have said how much they love theirs!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Vicky

    Thank you Olga for the giveaway! I would be awesome if I win. If I will win, I would try making some kind of meat in it. Like beef stew or ribs.

  • Lina

    I don’t have an instant pot yet but if I get one I would love to make yogurt, plov and so many other dishes that I’ve seen people make in it.

  • Lina

    I don’t have one yet but if I get one I would love to make yogurt, plov and many other dishes that I’ve seen other people make in it

  • Yuliya

    Thank you so much for posting this video!! I’ve been wanting to buy an instant pot for a while but was nervous because I didn’t know how to use it but note I think I will thanks to your useful video:)

  • Lina krasovskiy

    I love making chuck roasts in the instant pot!!! Having a second one would be so amazing! I would be able to make 2 things at once

  • Zhanna Heintz

    Thanks you for all these helpful tips! I don’t personally own one but would love one and borrow my moms pot as needed so this info was super helpful!

  • Maria T

    I always tell my husband about wanting one because it’s amazing to see how many recipes I could make without being worried that it will be burned lol, but sadly he thinks that it’s an extra for me. So I really hope to win it!

  • Tash

    Hey Olga,
    Thanks for sharing your tips.
    I was always curious, do you see a diff in dishes using the instant pot vs old-fashioned Dutch oven? I love how tender meat can be while it cooks slow via the old method. Do you lose anything using an instant pot?

    • olgak7

      The biggest difference is the amount of time that it takes to cook, Tash. It’s especially great for tough cuts of meat that takes a hour or two to become tender in the Dutch oven. In the Instant Pot, it will become tender in a fraction of that time.

  • Alyona D

    I already have a pressure cooker of a different brand, but since I never won in a giveaway yet, I just thought I’d give it another chance lol

  • Diana

    I would love to try out recipes that usually take a long time in the instant pot and see how fast they take in it. Especially if you forget to make something ahead of time

  • Alina

    I dont have an instapot yet but would love one! With a third kiddo on the way, it would make dinner time so much easier. Cant wait to try the 1 pot meals

  • Alina

    Hi Olya, dont have an instapot yet, but really look forward to getting one. With a third kiddo on the way it would make dinner time so much asier.


    Been wanting an instant pot for a while now. I’m a working mom, so I am always looking for delicious quick meals. Many recipes I would like to try, but at the top is braised chicken and potatoes. Love your recipes, Olga!

  • Lily

    I’m excited for the time and dishes that it will save me! As a busy student I’m always looking for new, tasty, quick, but healthy recipes!

  • Ana

    I’ve been seeing so many cool things you can do with an insta pot and am dying to try it. Buying it will have to wait… gotta save up for my wedding, winning the giveaway would be a perfect wedding present!! 😄 Love all your recipes Olga, your website is always my go to, especially for holiday cooking.

  • Jillian Too

    I’m excited to try the pressure cooker option. But first, I would probably start off making something really simple mashed potatoes. 🙂

  • Inna

    Nice post and giveaway. I don’t have instant pot but if I would I tried to make broth/kholodets or just delicious meals on busy days.

  • Marina

    Thank you so much Olga! Great post!
    May I add the suggestion? I would love to have all your Insta Pot recipes have a tag “ insta pot” so that tag would bring up all of the recipes that can be done in insta pot. It would be very useful for us! Thank you again for your hard work, love your blog and recipes!

    • olgak7

      Hi Marina. There is an “Instant Pot” tag and you can also type in “instant pot” in the search bar and you will get all the recipes, videos and blog posts I have.

  • Lily

    This is a great kitchen tool! Would love to try making different types of porridge, hoping to encourage healthy eating habits for my kids.

  • Yana L

    I would defiantly try making bbq pulled. Would love to see more recipes such as stew, soups. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win this instant pot.

  • Lana

    Thank you so much for this video! We got my mom one for Christmas and i am sending her this. I am excited to use it for soups!

  • Hanna Oliferchik

    My mom has the same one, and she loves it!! Would love to try making braised potatoes in it and other good food!

  • Mirzana

    Hi Olga! I’ve been following you for a year or so and I would love to win the instapot. We are a family of 6 so making meals quickly that are healthy and wholesome would be so helpful for me. Thank you so much!

  • Zebiniso Zakurlaeva

    Hi, love your websayt! I didn’t owe Instant Pot yet, would love to win one. I have lots of recipes I would love to try on Instant Pot. Thank you for organizing the give away.

  • Oksana

    I’ve been eyeing an Instant Pot for a while but haven’t jumped the gun! I would love to make meals simpler and easier with this awesome device!

  • Olga Kholostov

    I’ve never used an instant pot, but would love to try it. It seems like it would be especially great in the summer when I don’t want to heat up the whole house cooking.

  • Liliya Shumeiko

    I actually bought the instant pot because you talked about it earlier. And i LoVE it!!! I like cooking broccoli in it and serve it with cheese’n My kids just love it. And its healthy too.

  • Abby

    You definitely make awesome use of the instant pot and have made me really want one too! First thing I will be making when I get one is some yogurt and ricotta cheese!

  • Satenik

    Hello Olga! I would love your giveaway! If I do win I am excited to try the ricotta/farmers cheese and other recipes of course. By the way I love your honesty and being real on your Instagram stories, very encouraging! May the Lord Jesus continue to bless you and your family 💜

  • Nelli krishchuk

    I’m super excited about this giveaway, I have been wanting to purchase this item for a while. If I win , I will love to try out all of your recipes for it!

  • Oksana

    I have seen so many people using this and I still don’t own one🙈I would love to win and try it out! The recipes look amazing

  • Olesya

    Hi Olga! Thank you for such an awesome opportunity! I love your awesome recipes and instagram stories. I never owned or used an insta pot, but I think it would make life easier with a full time job and family. ☺️

  • Marina

    Hi Olga! Thanks for the video on Instant Pot for beginners. What a great giveaway! I have purchased a small pressure cooker over a year ago that has no extra options for cooking. I’ve used mine once and was terrified about releasing pressure at the end. After watching your video and seeing so many different recipes in instant pot, I’m ready to give it another try.

  • Natalie S

    I keep going back and forth on whether or not to get one! It seems like a pretty great kitchen appliance. I’d love to try making ham and pea soup in there.

  • Irina

    Me and my husband love your recipes and have been wanting to buy a pressure cooker! I hope to win so we can try more of your recipes!

  • Alejandra Hernández

    Olga, your videos are a true blessing. As a mom of four, my day is extremely hectic. I have pretty much gotten all my ideas from you for this past holiday season. So delicious. So good. Happy family. We are Latino so Mexican gets old after a few weeks, that’s why I love your recipes. Follow you on Facebook and Instagram. Praying for favor with this instapot. Thanks for being a blessing!

  • Evelina

    I don’t have one of my own, but my mother does and it’s absolutely amazing what it does! Thanks so much for the tips. I’ve been planning on purchasing one for myself.

  • Evelina

    I don’t have one of my own, but my mother does and it’s amazing what this thing can do! Thanks so much for the tips! I’ve been planning on purchasing one fo myself.

  • Yuliya

    I’ve been wanting to try out the instant pot ever since I started seeing it on your stories! It looks so easy to use. So many recipes use the the instant pot and I would love to experience it first hand!

  • Baneza

    Hi! I still don’t own an instant pot but would love to have one to try out the many recipes I’ve seen being made in it.

  • Ana

    I don’t have an instant pot, and I would like to have one. If I will not win this giveaway 🙂 then definitely will buy one. Thank you for recipes and tips how to use it. I make farmers cheese almost every week, so I am going to do it in instant pot. Thank you for your so useful blog. God bless you!

  • Mariya

    There is so many recipes I would definatly try starting from your website. Would be helpful becuase I cook almost every day . And I saw your post about wearing myself out. And honestly I have been. So now looking to adjust. I have made your chicken plov and I like to have that for next day reheat and add few pickled items to the side and easy dinner there no need to cook . Thanks for all your tips !!

  • LenaM

    I wanted to buy an insta pot for a long time but couldn’t find easy tasty recipes that my kids would enjoy, and… I was afraid it would explode😆 I will definitely give it a second thought after watching your video.

  • Janet Murry

    My grown kids keep telling me I need one of these – thanks for the explanation. Love following you and so good to see you looking so healthy!!

  • Irina Braila

    We were just cooking rice for sushi yesterday in an insta pot and weren’t. Sure if we should release the pressure or it would release on its own. This pot isn’t as simple as it looks definitely will have to rewatch video and research more things you can do with it. Very interested about doing beef.

  • Nataly

    What a nice giveaway!!!
    I would like to own one, looks like it’s very handy for busy families!!!
    Thanks for all the posts, they are very interesting and useful!!!

  • Marlene

    I would make Ham and Bean soup, Chicken and Dumplings, Pulled Pork, and Senegalese Chicken Stew just to begin with. I hope I win.

  • Nancy

    I want to try and cook pulled pork for some sliders. I have also always wanted to try beef short ribs so being able to have a pressure cooker would come in handy.

  • Anastacia

    Thanks for sharing the basics! I just bought myself an InstantPot for Christmas, and I’m excited to use it! Would love to see more recipes, especially Russian food/soup recipes (my husband wants me making more “Russian” food than any other type).

  • Sefie

    Hi olga is your instant pot American made? Or may be Made in china?
    What is the name of factory? And the pot mark or brand?

  • Sefie

    Thanks Olga for replying🙏😊and i must say i loved each of your recipes i made.
    your recipes are very correctly measured and precise, I love to learn more about Rusain food it looks Rusian food and culture is more similar to our food and cultur than western, s, thanks again

  • Jill Sidange

    Help! I bought an instapot in Feb 2019 and It does not have a button labeled manual. What is the best closest option to this on newer models?

  • Jill Sidange

    Help! I bought an instapot in Feb 2019 and It does not have a button labeled manual. What is the best closest option to this on newer models? I bought mine at meijer store in Michigan now I wish I’d bought the one on Amazon with the manual button.

    • olgak7

      Hi Jill,
      I’m not sure what kind of options are on the Instant Pot that you bought. It will probably have instructions for manual pressure in your manual.

  • Joe

    Are 6 quart instant pot does not have a manual button the delay start is there do we use the pressue button instead for hard boil eggs

    • olgak7

      Hi Joe. My Instant Pot is an older model, where, the “Manual” button means pressure cooking. On newer models, there is an actual “Pressure Cook” button. The default for both of those buttons is High Pressure

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