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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are an easy way to cook hard-boiled eggs. Let the pressure cooker do the work for you with this easy recipe!
It costs approximately $2.82 to make a dozen hard-boiled eggs. That works out to be about $0.23 per egg. The cost will vary depending on the number of eggs that will fit in a single layer in your Instant Pot.
There are a plethora of ways to make hard-boiled eggs. To find the option that you like the best, check out our Crock Pot Hard Boiled Eggs, our Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs, and our Baked Hard Boiled Eggs.
Tired of gray rings around your yolks or dry and crumbly yolks after overcooking them on the stovetop? If so, this method of making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is for you! It consistently cooks the eggs to perfection every single time. This fail-proof and hands-off recipe is one that you will use again and again once you try it.
The yolks turn out golden and creamy and can be made soft-boiled or hard-boiled, depending on your preference. Add water to the Instant Pot, place the eggs in the pot, set the timer, and walk away! After cooking the eggs, place them in an ice bath before peeling.
Speaking of peeling, it is so easy when you cook the eggs in the Instant Pot. The shells come right off! Follow our step-by-step directions below to see how easy it is to hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot!
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 12 eggs – $2.82
- Ice – $0.00
- Cold water – $0.00
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How to Hard Boil Eggs In An Instant Pot
- First, set the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot and add one cup of water.
- Next, place the eggs on the trivet in a single layer.
- Then, set the timer on the manual setting for the appropriate time based on the desired doneness.
- Add ice and cold water to a large bowl and place the eggs in the bowl for ten minutes immediately after manually releasing the pressure from the Instant Pot after the timer goes off.
- Finally, peel and serve the eggs or store them in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to use.
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
Cook the eggs according to your desired doneness. Use the guide below.
- 4 minutes for medium-soft.
- 5 minutes for medium-hard.
- 6 minutes for hard-boiled.
- 7 minutes for well-done.
SERVE: The eggs can be eaten immediately after sitting in the ice bath for ten minutes.
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.
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 5 5 5 method for cooking eggs in the Instant Pot is an easy way to remember the steps of the recipe. The number five represents the estimated time for each step. Five minutes of pressure cooking, five minutes of manual release for the pressure, and five minutes in the ice bath. We have found our best results to be a slightly higher time in each category and, therefore, do not reference this method in our specific recipe directions.
The time will vary depending on the level of doneness you want the eggs to be according to your likes. For medium-soft, set the timer for four minutes. For medium-hard eggs, set the timer for five minutes. Hard-boiled eggs need to be cooked for six minutes, and well-done eggs should be cooked for seven minutes.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Guide your child’s hands as they help carefully set the eggs in the Instant Pot. Practice counting skills as they count the number of eggs they put in the pot.
Ages 4-5: Ask your child to make the ice water bath in preparation for setting the eggs in it once they are done cooking.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to lock the lid on the Instant Pot, turn it on, and set the timer. They can then make this recipe on their own!
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!
Eggs 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. We buy our eggs at Costco throughout the year as we find it more cost-effective to buy them in bulk.
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- Easter Bunny Rolls
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Instant Pot
- Liquid measuring cup
- large bowl
- 6-12 Eggs – eggs cook best in a single layer so this will depend on the size of your Instant Pot
- Cold Water
- Place a rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Add 1 cup of water
- Layer eggs in a single layer
- Set the timer for 4 minutes for medium-soft, 5 minutes for medium-hard, 6 minutes for hard boiled, and 7 minutes for well done eggs on the manual setting.
- Cook then manual release when the alarm sounds.
PREP ICE BATH:
- While the eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath by adding ice to a large bowl and filling it with cold water.
CHILL AND SERVE:
- Immediately add the eggs to the ice bath and let them cool for 10 minutes.
- Peel and serve or store the eggs in a sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
So glad I found this post! I always struggle with overcooking my hard boiled eggs, and this way seems totally foolproof! Thanks!
Quick, easy and perfect eggs every time.
I’m going through a kitchen remodel right now so relying on my Instant pot a lot right now. Made these hard boiled eggs in it and they came out perfect!
Stop it right now! This recipe SAVED MY LIFE. I hate making hardboiled eggs, but my husband is from Oklahoma and he LOVES picked eggs. I use this recipe/method weekly now THANK YOU!