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Never boil eggs again when you can use the Instant Pot. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are one of the best ways to use the instant pot, they are the perfect easy peel eggs everyone tries to achieve. This will change the way you make hard boiled eggs forever!
Have I mentioned that I love this appliance? It has become one of my favorite things to use and making hard boiled eggs has become so much easier now thanks to the Instant Pot. Before the instant pot, I would boil the eggs for 9 minutes and then place in ice water. No matter what I did, the eggs never peeled easy. My family teased me about it all the time. I tried every little tip and trick and nothing worked, until I made them in the Instant Pot. I thought my kids were going to die of shock when the eggs peeled perfectly! They peel perfect Every. Single. Time!
How to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
This is the simplest recipe and if you are comfortable with the Instant Pot, it will be a cinch!
All you need for this easy and perfect hard boiled egg recipe is:
- A dozen large eggs
- 1 cup water
- Large bowl of ice water
To start, place the trivet in the instant pot and add the water. Next, arrange the eggs on the trivet.
Can the eggs touch or be stacked?
Yes, the eggs can touch one another or be stacked. You can even place the eggs in a steamer basket and use that in the instant pot. Make sure the basket is safe for the instant pot.
How Long to Cook Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Place the lid on the pressure cooker, make sure the valve is set to sealing and set the cooker to high pressure for 6 minutes. After the 6 minutes, carefully do a quick release.
After all the steam has been released and the valve stem drops, remove the lid and immediately place the eggs in the bowl of ice water. Let the eggs hang out in the water for at least 5 minutes to cool completely.
Peel, eat and enjoy!
What is the purpose of the ice water bath?
Placing the eggs immediately in the ice water bath stops the cooking process. The eggs can keep cooking if they are not cooled off right away, which result in overcooked eggs and the yolks will be dry and green. If you want perfectly cooked and easy peel eggs, do not skip this step.
What to make with hard boiled eggs?
My favorite way to eat hard boiled eggs is with some salt and pepper as a snack. However the family and I are also huge fans of Egg Salad. We also really like to use them on Chicken Cobb Salads.
FAQs About Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
I wouldn't worry too much if an egg cracks. I usually end up with 1 egg that cracks and it's usually an egg that was stacked on top. To try and prevent this, place the eggs in an even layer without stacking. I have also read, but not tried, that you can cover the eggs with water and that will help prevent the eggs from cracking. Let me know if you try that and how it works out!
Cook time is only 6 minutes, but the instant pot needs time to build pressure as well and that can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes depending on the size of your pot. I use the quick release method for this recipe and that only takes a couple minutes. Finally the eggs no to hang out in an ice water bath for at least 5 minutes to stop the cooking process. You can hard boiled eggs ready to eat within 25 minutes with this recipe.
Yes, this recipe is for a dozen eggs. 1 cup of water, place all 12 eggs on the trivet included with the instant pot, place lid on set to sealing and set to high pressure for 6 minutes. Do a quick release of pressure and immediately put the eggs in an ice water bath.
More Instant Pot Recipes the Family Loves:
- Mac N Cheese
- Beef Tips and Gravy
- Pulled Pork
- Honey Garlic Chicken
- Drip Beef Sandwiches
- Iced Coffee
- Split Pea Soup
- Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 dozen large eggs
- 1 cup water
- Large bowl of ice water
- Place trivet in Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
- Set the eggs on trivet.
- Place lid on pot, make sure valve is set to sealing. Set to high pressure for 6 minutes.
- Carefully do quick release of pressure after 6 minutes. After all the steam is released and the pin has dropped, remove the lid.
- Immediately place the eggs into the bowl of ice water and let them bathe for at least 5 minutes.
- Peel, eat and enjoy!
Do you have to peel the eggs right away? Or can you store in the refrigerator until ready for use?
Heather Warburton says
I store in the fridge until I need them. They still peel nicely! 🙂