Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are perfectly cooked, easy to peel, with no grey or greenish coloring. Ever! The easiest way to get dozens of eggs ready for the Easter Bunny this spring.

A dozen hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot takes all the guess work out of getting smooth, fully cooked, perfectly white and golden eggs every time. No more guessing how long to let the eggs boil, or worrying about a grey ring around the hardened yolk. We have been using the Instant Pot for the last few Easters to cook dozens of eggs in minutes. It saves so much time, and the eggs are done to perfection. It really helps speed things along when our children are begging for more eggs to dye! Try this simple method in your Instant Pot and we promise you’ll love it!

An Instant Pot with the "on" light

The 5-5-5 Method

For the best hard boiled eggs, remember this method: 5-5-5. Five minutes to pressure cook the eggs, five minutes to slowly release the pressure, then five minutes for the eggs to rest in an ice bath. That’s it! No guess work, no mess ups, nothing but beautifully hard boiled eggs that peel easily and look gorgeous in any recipe.

Five hard boiled eggs on a kitchen counter with one egg part way peeled

Suggestions for this Recipe

  • The best eggs to hard boil are those that are at least three days old. Super fresh eggs tend to be harder to peel.
  • The best part of this method is you can cook up to 18 eggs at a time in the Instant Pot with just one cup of water! Feel free to stack them on top of each other, it won’t hurt a thing.
  • To peel your eggs, simply roll them on the counter until a small crack forms, then peel. The shell comes off quickly and easily and you’re left with delicious, smooth eggs!
  • You can make perfect hard boiled eggs without an Instant Pot too. Try our recipe for Perfect Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs and see how easy it is to get the same perfect color and shape on the stove top.
  • Hard boiled eggs will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs on a kitchen counter with one egg peeled and cut in half with the yolk showing.

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A dozen hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

5 from 8 votes
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are perfectly cooked, easy to peel, with no grey or greenish coloring. Ever! The easiest way to get dozens of eggs ready for the Easter Bunny this spring.
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup cold water

Instructions

  • Place the wire rack that comes with the Instant Pot in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 cup of water and 12 (or up to 18) raw eggs on top of the wire rack.  It is ok to stack them.
  • This is the 5-5-5 method for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs.
  • Pressure cook for 5 minutes on high.
  • Slow release pressure for 5 minutes then release all pressure.
  • Remove eggs and place them in an ice-water bath for 5 minutes.
  • Peel immediately or refrigerate.

Notes

You can stack up to 18 eggs in the Instant Pot at a time with 1 cup of water.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 211mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 78mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 305IUCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    Tried this method for dying Easter eggs this year and it couldn’t have been simpler! Easily, the best way to cook hard boiled eggs!

  2. This method worked very well in my instant pot duo 6 qt. I cooked twelve eggs in a single layer on the steamer basket. One of them cracked. They all peeled nicely.

    1. I boil my eggs because I usually cook several dozen at a time (3-5). Why is 18 eggs the most you can do?

      1. If you do more than 18 they just don’t fit in the Instant Pot as well. It also takes longer for the IP to heat up with more eggs inside.

  3. 5 stars
    Using the Instant Pot is my favourite way to make hard boiled eggs – wouldn’t do them any other way now!

  4. 5 stars
    Such a great guide for the perfect hard boiled eggs in the instant pot. Your tips help me cook perfectly hard boiled eggs every time!

  5. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness. I will never make hard-boiled eggs and different way again. Super easy, and I’ve never had such an easy time peeling eggs as I did after using the Insta pot! Total win!