October 18, 2023Review Recipe
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With these Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs, your eggs will cook to perfection every time. Now, you can save time and let the Instant Pot do the work when you need to make a batch of eggs in a flash.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients
This Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs recipe yields creamy and tender eggs with a mild, savory flavor.
- 1 cup of water
- 12 eggs
- 4 cups of ice, for an ice bath
- 1 Instant Pot
Both fresh eggs and older eggs come out perfectly using this Instant Pot method of cooking them.
Substitutions And Additions
EGGS: Any size of eggs is fine for this recipe. Extra-large eggs may need a minute or two longer to cook, while small and medium eggs may need a minute or two less.
You can also use white or brown eggs.
How To Make This Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe
Let’s have a look at the step-by-step instructions for making these easy eggs in your Instant Pot.
STEP ONE: Add cold water to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Our Recipe Developer Says
It’s important to use cold water as warm water or hot water may alter the cooking time.
STEP TWO: Insert the steamer basket or rack that came with your Instant Pot unit.
STEP THREE: Place eggs in the rack in a single layer.
STEP FOUR: Lock the lid and set the steam vent to sealed.
STEP FIVE: Press manual mode twice to turn off the keep warm function.
STEP SIX: Set to low pressure for ten minutes.
If you want eggs that have softer yolks, you will want to reduce the cooking time by a few minutes. You may have to experiment with your specific Instant Pot to get your egg yolks just the way you like them.
STEP SEVEN: Once the cook cycle is complete, perform a quick release.
STEP EIGHT: Unlock and remove the lid.
STEP NINE: Using a pair of tongs, carefully move all eggs to a bowl filled with ice water.
STEP TEN: Leave to cool until easy to handle, about three minutes.
STEP ELEVEN: Remove the eggs from the ice water bath and watch as the shells practically jump off your perfectly cooked eggs.
STEP TWELVE: Serve and enjoy!
How To Serve
These hard-boiled eggs are perfect any time you need eggs cooked quickly.
Whipping up a batch of these for a quick breakfast, high-protein snack, deviled eggs, or even Easter eggs are all perfect uses for this cooking method.
Transform your hard-boiled eggs into a creamy egg salad. Dice the eggs and mix them with mayonnaise and other simple ingredients.
Here are some handy tips for storing your eggs, whether you plan to enjoy them immediately or save them for later.
MAKE AHEAD: If you want to prepare these hard-boiled eggs in advance for a busy week ahead, go for it!
After you’ve cooked and cooled them in the ice bath, simply peel the eggs and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
They can stay fresh for up to five days when refrigerated.
AT ROOM TEMPERATURE: Hard-boiled eggs should only be kept at room temperature for up to two hours.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store eggs in an airtight container in the fridge.
Peeled eggs will last up to three days and unpeeled eggs will last for up to seven days in the fridge.
IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend freezing hard-boiled eggs as the egg whites will end up rubbery.
Why We Love This Recipe
CONSISTENTLY PERFECT EGGS: With the Instant Pot’s precise cooking settings, you can achieve perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs every time. No more guesswork or worrying about overcooking!
EFFORTLESS PREPARATION: This recipe is incredibly easy to follow, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced cooks.
QUICK AND TIME-SAVING: Using the Instant Pot significantly reduces the cooking time compared to traditional stovetop boiling. In just a matter of minutes, you’ll have a batch of hard-boiled eggs ready to enjoy.
Skip the stovetop method for making eggs. Making Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs consistently gives you awesome results. Even the texture and flavor of the cooked eggs are perfect in every way. Add a dash of salt and pepper and you have yourself a tasty snack.
Frequently Asked Questions
We made these perfect Instant pot eggs with large eggs, so if you are using a different size, you may need to adjust the amount of time by a couple of minutes. Extra-large eggs need longer while smaller eggs will need less time.
This method has been tested using both fresh and old eggs and the results are the same.
Once they are cooled in the ice water bath, use a spoon to crack the shell all over the egg and then start to remove the shell, the entire thing should slip off quite easily.
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 Instant pot
- 1 cup water
- 12 eggs
- 4 cups ice, for ice bath
- Add cold water to Instant Pot.
- Insert steamer rack that came with your unit.
- Add eggs in a single layer.
- Lock lid and set the steam vent to sealed.
- Press manual mode twice to turn off the warm function.
- Set to low pressure, 10 minutes.
- Once the cook cycle is complete, perform a quick release.
- Unlock and remove the lid.
- Using a pair of tongs, carefully move all eggs to a bowl filled with ice water.
- Leave to cool until easy to handle, about 3 minutes.
- Remove eggs from ice bath and watch as the shells practically jump off your perfectly cooked eggs.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Both fresh eggs and older eggs come out perfectly using this Instant Pot method of cooking them.
- It’s important to use cold water as warm water or hot water may alter the cooking time.
- If you want eggs that have softer yolks, you will want to reduce the cooking time by a few minutes. You may have to experiment with your specific Instant Pot to get your egg yolks just the way you like them.