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 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
- 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.
- Pour in 1 cup of water.
- 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.
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
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.
Yes. I take them right out of the refrigerator and right into the Instant Pot and turn it on.
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.
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.
More Instant Pot Recipes:
- Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Instant Pot Potatoes, Sausage and Peppers Dinner
- Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
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.
- Prep Time: 3 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- Yield: 4
any amount of eggs, right out of the refrigerator
- Place the eggs in the Instant Pot in a steaming rack or a trivet.
- Pour in 1 cup of water. Close the lid, making sure the sealing ring is inside the lid. Turn the valve to “Sealing”.
- Cook the eggs on Manual mode/Pressure Cook, High Pressure, for 5 minutes.
- After the eggs cook, let the Instant Pot rest for 5 minutes. Release the pressure manually by turning the valve to “Venting”.
- Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water.
- Peel the eggs.
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