Perfect Instant Pot Boiled Eggs
The perfect hard-boiled egg in the Instant Pot. Perfect eggs in just a few easy steps and minimal time – perfect for Easter, healthy snacks or even making deviled eggs.
We love having hard-boiled eggs on hand for deviled eggs and other recipes like egg salad and potato salad.
Easy Instant Pot Boiled Eggs
Who here likes hard-boiled eggs? !
They’re always a family favorite, but they’re especially popular at Easter. We must have plenty of egg hunts, all the holiday parties, and deviled eggs on hand.
We’ve always used our tried-and-true method for hard-boiled eggs, but wanted to try the Instant Pot version, which is what we’re sharing today. We were delighted to find that they were so easy and made perfect hard-boiled eggs that were easy to peel and perfectly cooked.
Different methods for different eggs
what type of boiled eggs do you like? The difference between a pleasantly runny yolk and a deliciously firm yolk is really just a matter of minutes. Be sure to set the timer correctly to get the desired texture. (The time is based on the use of large eggs, different size eggs may need to adjust the time)
- 3 min soft cook: whites set but yolks still runny
- 4-5 minutes medium boil: egg whites are firmer, yolks are semi-set
- 5-6 minutes hard cooking: whites and yolks are set
Use room temperature eggs? Sometimes eggs crack when cooked. To help avoid this, use room temperature eggs. To heat eggs faster, place them in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes before moving them to the pressure cooker.
old eggs and new eggs: The older the egg, the more porous the shell. This is one reason why older eggs seem to boil and peel easier when cooked on the stove. However, the Instant Pot seems to be able to cook old and new eggs at the same time.
How to Cook Eggs in the Instant Pot
water. If you have a 6-quart Instant Pot, use 1 liter of cold water. If your pot is 8 qt, use 1 ½ c cold water.
placed in the rack. Put the eggs/steam rack in the pot and place it on the water. Carefully place the eggs on the rack.
pressure cooker. Close the lid and set the cook time to 5 minutes.
release stress. When the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for about 5 minutes. Then do a quick release.
Ice bath. Carefully remove the eggs and place in an ice water bath for about 5 minutes.
Crack + peel. Remove the egg, crack the shell and peel. Store eggs in a container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Why use an ice bath? Since the difference between one boil and the other is seconds, you’ll want to put the hard-boiled eggs in an ice bath. Otherwise, the egg will continue to cook because it will give off its own heat as it cools.
What is the natural release of the Instant Pot? Since the Instant Pot works by building pressure, the item is already cooked and the pressure must be released. You can remove the relief valve and let the pressure drop quickly, or leave the valve open and let the pressure release naturally.
How To Store + Recipe Ideas
storage: Hard-boiled eggs can be kept at room temperature for several hours. Other than that, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Unfortunately egg whites don’t freeze well, but you can freeze hard-boiled egg yolks. Freeze egg yolks in freezer bags for up to 3 months.
Recipes using hard boiled eggs:
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Serving Size 12
Calories 63 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
If you have a 6-quart Instant Pot, use 1 liter of cold water. If your pot is 8 qt, use 1 ½ c cold water.
Put the eggs/steam rack in the pot and place it on the water. Carefully place the eggs on the rack.
Close the lid and set the cook time to 5 minutes.
When the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for about 5 minutes. Then do a quick release.
Carefully remove the eggs and place in an ice water bath for about 5 minutes.
Remove the egg, crack the shell and peel. Store eggs in a container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You can cook as few as 1 egg or as many as 16 eggs in a 6-quart Instant Pot
Shells peel best when removed from the water bath. They are beautiful every time!
Use room temperature eggs to help keep them from cracking
Be sure to use cold water. Cooking time will vary if you use lukewarm or hot water.