This Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs recipe is an easy no-boil method for making the perfect hard-boiled egg method that is completely hands-off!
Making six hard-boiled eggs in the Air Fryer only costs $1.02. That works out to be about $0.17 per egg!
Don’t have an Air Fryer? No problem, check out our directions for Baked Hard Boiled Eggs. Use these Hard Boiled Eggs to color your Easter Eggs with Food Coloring and Rice, make Egg Salad Sandwiches, Horseradish Deviled Eggs, or enjoy them in this Seven Layer Salad.
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
Move over, boiling pot of water; there is a new resource in town for hard boiling eggs! Boiling water to hard boil eggs is so last year.
Who has time anymore to stand there waiting for the water to boil when you want a few eggs? We do not, that’s for sure! Making hard-boiled eggs in the Air Fryer is easier, faster, and hands-off!
We love hard-boiled eggs year-round, especially as an after-school snack. Making them in the Air Fryer is a quick and straightforward way to have a few eggs ready without waiting for water to boil.
Eat the eggs plain with a bit of Everything Bagel seasoning sprinkled on top, enjoy them in an egg salad sandwich, deviled, or in a salad. However you like them best, we know using the Air Fryer to make hard-boiled eggs will be your new favorite process. The eggs come out perfect and are easy to peel every time!
Ingredients & Cost:
- 6 eggs – $1.02
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- First, preheat the air fryer to 250 degrees.
- Next, add the eggs to the fryer basket.
- Cook for 13 minutes for soft-boiled, 15 minutes for medium-boiled, or 17 minutes for hard-boiled.
- While the eggs are cooking, place ice and water in a large bowl.
- Then, when the eggs are done cooking, immediately place them in the ice bath for ten minutes.
- Finally, peel the hard-boiled eggs and slice them in half before sprinkling them with everything bagel seasoning (optional) and enjoy.
SERVE: Cut the eggs in half after peeling and sprinkle them with Everything Bagel seasoning.
STORE: Store the eggs in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.
FREEZE: We suggest only freezing the yolks if you want to freeze hard-boiled eggs. The whites become rubbery and inedible once they’re frozen and defrosted. To freeze the yolks, place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze for 4-5 months.
DEFROST: Defrost the egg yolks in the refrigerator overnight.
- Air Fryer
- Large bowl
There are a few quick ways to tell if a hard-boiled egg is fresh or not. If, after peeling the egg, the yolk is discolored or has a rotten smell, it is spoiled, and you should discard it. You can also do the float test. If the egg floats in a bowl of water, it is still fresh. However, if the egg sinks, it is rotten and should not be consumed.
The exact time will vary based on your air fryer, as each one does work a little differently. The timing will also depend on the level of doneness you prefer for your eggs. For a general guide, soft-boiled eggs will take about thirteen minutes, medium-boiled will take fifteen minutes, and hard-boiled will take seventeen minutes. Again, adjust the time as needed based on your Air Fryer.
Some believe eggs will explode in an air fryer, but we are here to tell you they absolutely will not! Wow, that would be quite the mess if they did explode. Instead, cooking eggs in their shell is a perfectly safe and efficient way to make hard-boiled eggs.
GET KIDS INVOLVED
Ages 2-3: Guide your child’s hands as they help carefully set the eggs into the Air Fryer basket. Practice counting skills as they count the number of eggs they place in the basket.
Ages 4-5: Ask your child to make the ice water bath in preparation for setting the eggs in it once they have finished cooking.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to pre-heat the Air Fryer and set the timer. They can then make this recipe on their own as an after-school snack or in helping you prepare the eggs for another recipe.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
We buy our eggs at Costco throughout the year, as we find it more cost-effective to buy them in bulk. However, eggs do go on sale around the Easter holiday, and of course, this is the time of year to traditionally dye Easter Eggs so you can find them for as low as 99 cents if you keep an eye on the grocery ads.
MORE EASTER RECIPES
- Ambrosia Salad
- Frog Eye Salad
- Mashed Potatoes
- Asparagus in the Oven
- Easter Bunny Rolls
- Copycat Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham
- Hash Brown Casserole
- Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
- Fresh Green Beans Almondine
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
- Air Fryer
- large bowl
- 6 eggs
- Everything bagel seasoning optional
PREHEAT AIR FRYER
- Preheat the air fryer at 250 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Add the eggs to the fryer basket and cook for soft-boiled for 13 minutes, medium-boiled for 15 minutes, or hard-boiled for 17 minutes.
MAKE ICE BATH:
- While the eggs are cooking, make an ice bath. Add ice and water to a large bowl.
- As soon as the eggs come out of the oven, place them in the ice bath for 10 minutes.
- Peel the hard-boiled eggs and store the eggs in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, slice an egg in half and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning (optional) and serve.