Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg

Perfectly cooked and easy to peel, you’ll love making Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. It is so quick and easy to use the pressure cooker to make your eggs in that you’ll want to make them in the Instant Pot every time!

Want another delicious egg recipe? You’ll love my Easy Egg Salad Recipe, Egg Roll in a Bowl and Breakfast Egg Muffins Recipe. And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, I have a post that shows step by step on How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs on your stove.

Hard boiled eggs inside of an Instant Pot.

You might be wondering just why you should bother cooking your eggs in the Instant Pot.

For one, if you’re meal prepping or looking a large meal with multiple components, using the Instant Pot for your eggs will free up the burner on the stove top!

And secondly, the Instant Pot produces such perfect and easy to peel eggs, it’s like magic! Got extra eggs? Try making my Easy Roasted Veggies Meal-Prep Bowls and Kale Salad with Crispy Sweet Potato.

Why Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are Easier To Peel

One of the reasons I love using the pressure cooker for hard boiled eggs is because of how easy it is to peel. Thanks to the pressure that’s building inside of the Instant Pot, it creates a pressure difference between the egg shell and the air pocket inside of the egg (usually found on the rounded end of the egg).

It’ll help separate the egg whites from the membrane, simulating the same process that eggs go through as they age (why it is always suggested you hard boil older eggs). This is what I mean by magic! You can hard boil fresh or old eggs in the Instant Pot with no issues.

How to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg

Ingredients

  • Eggs — I use large eggs that are free range eggs and have extra omega-3. Did you know that free range eggs are said to contain more vitamin D as well as less cholesterol? This is one of the reasons I like to use free range eggs. However, you are more than welcome to use whatever eggs you have, including farm fresh eggs. Eggs are also gluten-free, keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, whole30 friendly, and low-carb making it the perfect ingredient that will fit everyone’s dietary needs.
  • Water — You’ll need water for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure.

Eggs in a carton.

Instructions

Set up your Instant Pot

  • Place the steaming rack in the bottom of your 6-quart Instant Pot. This will help keep the eggs from rolling around the pot and cracking as the water boils.
  • Pour 1 cup of water inside of the Instant Pot. The water level should be just a little below the steamer basket so your eggs can steam above the water.

Eggs inside of an Instant Pot.

Add in the Eggs

  • Arrange the eggs on the rack in an even layer. Close the Instant Pot with the lid and set the valve to “sealing.”

Instant Pot set to pressure cook for four minutes.

Pressure Cook the Eggs

  • Set the pressure of the Instant Pot to high for 4 minutes. Cooking time begins to count when the Instant Pot gets pressure. Depending on the type of the Instant Pot, it will take about 10-15 minutes to come to full pressure.
  • Do a natural release pressure for 3 minutes before switching the pressure valve to the venting position to release the steam inside of the pot and unlock the lid. Open the lid and carefully transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice cold water. The eggs will cool down in about 5 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon to remove hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot.

Eggs in an ice bath.

Peel and Enjoy

  • Peel the eggs and discard the eggs shells. Eat immediately or transfer them to a glass container and place in the fridge. It will be good in the fridge for up 1 week.

A hand holding up a half peeled hard boiled egg.

How to Easily Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Gently tap the egg on the counter and apply some pressure on it while rolling it under your palm to crack the egg before peeling.

The easiest way to peel your Instant Pot hard boiled eggs is to peel them under some running water in your sink or inside of the ice water.

Peeling the eggs in water will help the shells to slip off more easily. If you need to crack them a little more, pull them from the water and tap them gently on the kitchen counter or other hard surface.

How to Meal Prep Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

The hard boiled eggs can last for up to a week in the fridge, making them the prefect ingredient to meal prep ahead of time. You can pack it as part of a lunch, crack one open for breakfast, or turn it into deviled eggs and avocado egg salad.

You can store them in an airtight container peeled or unpeeled after they’ve come out of the ice bath. I recommend storing them whole and not sliced or halved so they stay fresh longer.

I do not recommend freezing hard boiled eggs as the egg whites will turn tough as well as watery when frozen. Plus, it’s not very difficult to make another batch of Instant Pot hard boiled eggs when needed!

A platter of eggs cut in half.

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg

Perfectly cooked and easy to peel, you'll love making Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. It is so quick and easy to use the pressure cooker to make your eggs in that you'll want to make them in the Instant Pot every time!
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Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Place the steaming rack in the bottom of your 6-quart Instant Pot. Pour 1 cup of water inside of the Instant Pot. The water level should be just a little below the steamer basket.
  • Arrange the eggs on the rack in an even layer. Close the Instant Pot with the lid and set the valve to “sealing.”
  • Set the pressure to high for 4 minutes. Cooking time begins to count when the Instant Pot gets pressure. Depending on the type of the Instant Pot, it will take about 10-15 minutes to come to full pressure.
  • Do a natural release pressure for 3 minutes before switching the pressure valve to the venting position. Open the lid and carefully transfer the eggs to an bowl filled with very ice cold water. The eggs will cool down in about 5 minutes.
  • Peel the eggs and discard the eggs shells. Eat immediately or transfer them to a glass container and place in the fridge. It will be good in the fridge for up 1 week.
Serving: 1/12, Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 185mg, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 70mg

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