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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Your eggs will cook to perfection every time when you use this Instant Pot hard-boiled egg recipe.
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  1. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe
  3. Storage
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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.

Making a big batch? Hard-boiled eggs can be used to make deviled eggs or an egg salad sandwich.

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 cups ice, for an ice bath
  • 1 Instant Pot

PRO TIP:

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.

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How To Make This Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

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.

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STEP TWO: Insert steamer basket or rack that came with your Instant Pot unit.

STEP THREE: Place eggs in the rack in a single layer.

layer of eggs placed on the steamer rack

STEP FOUR: Lock 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, 10 minutes.

PRO TIP:

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.

eggs placed in a bowl of ice cold water

STEP TEN: Leave to cool until easy to handle, about 3 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, egg salad, deviled eggs, or even Easter eggs are all perfect uses for this cooking method.

Storage

AT ROOM TEMPERATURE: Hard-boiled eggs should only be kept at room temperature for up to 2 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 7 days in the fridge.

IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend freezing hard-boiled eggs as the egg whites will end up rubbery.

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Skip the stovetop method for making eggs. Using an Instant Pot to make 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

Does it matter what size of egg to use?

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.

Does the age of the eggs matter for this recipe?

This method has been tested using both fresh and old eggs and the results are the same.

How do I peel hard-boiled eggs?

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

5 from 3 votes
Your eggs will cook to perfection every time when you use this Instant Pot hard-boiled egg recipe.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12

Equipment

  • 1 Instant pot

Ingredients
  

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups ice, for ice bath

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Sodium: 67mg | Calcium: 28mg | Vitamin A: 238IU | Sugar: 1g | Potassium: 61mg | Cholesterol: 164mg | Calories: 63kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 1g | Iron: 1mg
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