Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are so easy to make and cook the MOST PERFECT eggs every single time.
I thought I had already figured out how to cook perfect hard-boiled eggs when I learned how to make hard boiled eggs in the oven.. But if you have an instant pot, you will be blown away at how fabulous it makes hard-boiled eggs.
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Using the instant pot to make hard-boiled eggs takes a lot of pressure off of you. You no longer have to worry if they will turn out more soft boiled (which was always my problem) or overcooked with the green layer around the yolk.
It’s a simple formula of 5 minutes cooking time, 5 minutes natural release time then 5 minutes in a bowl of ice.
I used large eggs. If you use medium eggs, reduce the cooking time by 1 minute. If you use extra-large eggs, increase the cooking time by 1 minute.
You can cook as few as one egg or a dozen eggs. I personally have never stacked the eggs. I know you can but you may get more cracks.
How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs in a Pressure Cooker
1. Place the metal rack in the bottom of the instant pot. (the one that came with it)
2. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the pressure cooker.
3. Place eggs carefully on top of the rack.
4. Seal the top on tightly and turn the top knob to seal the cooker to high pressure.
5. Set the manual cooking time to 5 minutes (by pushing the manual button and adjusting the timer to 5 minutes)
6. After cooking, set a timer for 5 minutes and let the pressure release naturally.
7. Then quick release the remaining pressure by placing a towel over the top knob and turning it.
8. Carefully remove the hot eggs and place them immediately in a bowl of water full of ice. (aka ice bath)
9. After 5 minutes, you can easily peel the eggs.
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How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs peel SO much easier too! After the eggs have cooled in the ice bath, crack them by tapping and rolling lightly on the countertop.
Gently pull away the skin. Absolutely no skin came off my eggs and that rarely happens!
How to Store Hard Boiled Eggs
It’s best to peel eggs before storing them in the refrigerator. Once they are peeled, place the eggs in an air tight container for up to 7 days.
Whole hard boiled eggs do not typically freeze well.
Ways to use hard boiled eggs
Keep them on hand for a quick protein snack on-the-go.
Make deviled eggs. You must try these Avocado Deviled Eggs for a new version.
Use them in salads. This Asparagus Bacon and Egg Salad is so delicious.
Make egg salad. You can make a healthier version with avocado instead of mayo.
How to Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in an Instant Pot
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- metal rack that comes with the Instant Pot
- Place the metal rack in the bottom of the instant pot. (the one that came with it)
- Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the pressure cooker.
- Place eggs carefully on top of the rack.
- Seal the top on tightly and turn top knob to seal the cooker to high pressure.
- Set the manual cooking time to 5 minutes (by pushing the manual button and adjusting the timer to 5 minutes)
- After cooking , set a timer for 5 minutes and let the pressure release naturally.
- Then quick release the remaining pressure by placing a towel over the top knob and turning it.
- Carefully remove the hot eggs and place them immediately in a bowl of water full of ice. (aka ice bath)
- After 5 minutes, you can easily peel the eggs.
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YESSSS No more liquidy yolk and non solid boil egg. THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!