Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are easy to make your pressure cooker in just a few minutes and much easier to peel than most hard-cooked eggs made on the stove. Eat them plain, or use them in your favorite recipes!
These pressure cooker hard boiled eggs are the best hard cooked eggs I’ve ever made. Seriously. I’ve had my Instant Pot for 5 months now, and all I can think of is why the heck did I wait so long to try this method!
I’ve wanted to make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot for a long time now. I’ve heard so many people rave about how easy it is and how the shells practically peel themselves. So, I finally got around to making the eggs in the pressure cooker right before Easter.
Nothing like a holiday to inspire a few kitchen shortcuts, right?! We needed so many hard boiled eggs that I wanted to make the process as easy as possible. And, you guys, I am SO glad I did!
Why make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot?
Honestly, for me, this method is foolproof and much easier than using the stove. I did 5 batches of eggs, and everyone of them turned out well with only one egg having a small crack. Plus the shells are super, super easy to peel off!
What’s the best method for making eggs in the Instant Pot?
There are many different recipes for Instant Pot hard boiled eggs out there, but I stuck with the one I’ve seen over and over again — the 5 5 5 method.
Basically, you place a trivet or steamer basket in the Instant Pot. Then, you add a cup of water and your eggs.
You pressure cook the for 5 minutes. Actually you’re steaming them since the eggs don’t touch the water,
Then, you let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes. You quickly release the remaining pressure, and then, you stop the cooking process by letting the eggs cool off in a nice icy bowl of water for 5 minutes.
After that, you’re good to go. Peel ’em right away, stick ’em in the fridge for later — whatever works best!
How to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are perfectly cooked in the pressure cooker in about 15 minutes and are much easier to peel than hard cooked eggs made on the stove.
- 1 cup water
- 7 eggs
- ice and additional water for cooling
Place trivet in the Instant Pot, and pour in 1 cup water
Arrange eggs evenly on trivet
Cover, turn valve to sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes
Do a 5 minute natural release, and turn valve to venting position to release remaining pressure. When pin drops, remove lid, and carefully remove eggs to a large bowl filled with ice water
Allow eggs to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from ice bath, and peel or place in refrigerator until ready to use
Recipe was made in a 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker
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These Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are the easiest ones we’ve ever made. I hope you like this method as much as we do!