Ever wonder how to hard boil eggs quickly and easily? If so, the Instant Pot is your new best friend!
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For perfect hard boiled eggs every time, you have to try these Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. Making eggs in the Instant Pot is the easiest way to get the best, easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs you’ve ever had!
Hard boiled eggs are one of the simplest recipes out there, so why are they so challenging to get right?
Just like boiling the perfect pot of pasta, hard boiled eggs can be just as difficult to get right as a yolky poached egg. In fact, I have an entire post dedicated to tips on how to get better and easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs.
But even with this tips and tricks, problems still arise. The age of the egg, strength of your stovetop, time and size of the egg are all variables that can’t be accounted for in one easy egg recipe.
One of my newest tricks for perfect hard boiled eggs, the Instant Pot! That burst of pressure is one of the best ways to get fabulous eggs every time.
Prefer a yellow, soft yolk? Change your pressure cooker to low instead of high.
Like with the traditional method of cooking hard boiled eggs, you want to use older eggs versus brand spanking new ones. The egg starts to disconnect from the shell making them easier to peel.
There are so many ways to serve these perfect hard boiled eggs. Breakfast may be the obvious option but I also like to eat hard boiled eggs as a high protein snack or even lunch when I just don’t have time to sit down.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are also great for making deviled eggs, egg salad sandwiches or to use for dying Easter eggs.
Since making eggs in the Instant Pot takes only 10 minutes and they can be stored in the fridge for several days, it’s an ideal way to cook eggs for big gatherings or to just keep in the fridge for yourself as a snack.
Here are other breakfast recipes to serve with your Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs:
- Breakfast Sausage Patties
- Sausage Crescent Rolls
- Chicken Fried Bacon
- Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
- Classic Deviled Eggs
- Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
Tools for making Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs:
Instant Pot – That is it! All you need is an IP and some eggs!
Instant Hard Boiled Egg Holder – If you make them all the time, this could be handy. I own 2 Instant pot and they have different trivets, one works well and the other needs one.
You can also make easy Poached Eggs! And if you are making these boiled eggs for Easter check out our easy and fun egg decorating ideas.
If you own an Air Fryer, you can also air fry eggs!
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Place trivet in the bottom of the inner pot and pour in 1 cup of water.
- Place eggs on the trivet. Cover and lock the lid in place. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
- Use quick release method and remove lid. Use tongs to transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week
- If you’ve tried this method, please come back and let us know how it went!
Nice post. I’ve been using my stovetop pressure cooker to cook hard-boiled eggs for years. I use my steamer basket set up on a trivet (1 cup of water in the pot). I regularly make 12 or even 18 at a time. Doesn’t seem to make a difference if I stack a bit. I use Low pressure for 5 minutes, natural release for 6 minutes and ice water for 6 minutes. Since there is a slight difference in cooking pressure between stovetop and IP cookers, I recommend friends with IP cook on Low for 6 minutes, natural release for 6 minutes and 6 minutes ice water. My method is a little different, but wouldn’t ever make hard-boiled eggs any other way than “under pressure”.
Your website is very useful for those like me who
need useful tips. Thanks.
This is the easiest for me to make the hard boiled eggs. Other recipes for the same confused me. Thank you.
Awesome! Glad we could help!
Can I do more than 6 eggs at a time?
Hi Peter, you can, but don’t do more than 1 layer.
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Wow, Its looking yummy. i never try this before. but now after see this i can’t wait to try this. Hope so my kids also love it. thanks for the sharing this yummy recipe.