Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs every time in an instant pot! Soft yokes, no rubbery whites. A healthy, go to snack to keep handy in your fridge.

Picture perfect hard boiled eggs seem like an impossible mission, but they are actually quite simple to achieve. They are especially easy when using an instant pot. Hard boiled eggs go great with Instant Pot BBQ Chicken and Cucumber Dill Salad for a springtime BBQ.

Instant pot hard boiled eggs

Quick + Easy Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

We all love hard boiled eggs at my house. They make an easy, healthy snack. Making them in the instant pot takes it to a whole new level of easy!

The kids love to eat them fresh out of the shell with just a bit of salt and pepper sprinkled on top. If they do make it past the first day they are perfect for incorporating into dishes such as egg salad sandwiches, or make delicious salad toppers. 

You can’t go wrong keeping a stock of hard boiled eggs close by for quick snacking and no brainer lunch additions. We keep ours in a separate bowl in the fridge so they don’t get mixed up with the fresh eggs. 

Eggs in instant pot

How to Boil Eggs in Instant Pot

Making them is a cinch. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Place eggs in instant pot on steam or egg rack
  • Add 1 cup cold water
  • Close the lid and lock. Switch valve to sealing.
  • Select MANUAL mode (high pressure) for 5 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release manually or by a quick release by switching the valve to venting.
  • Carefully open the lid once the float valve drops.
  • Remove the eggs and place in an ice bath for 5-8 minutes before removing the shells.

Tip: Older eggs shell easier!

Eggs in ice bath

FAQ + Serving Ideas

How many eggs can you hard boil in an instant pot?

It really depends on the size of your instant pot. There are 6 quart and 8 quart pots. Make sure to use a trivet and to not overcrowd the pot too much. You will want some room for the eggs to move during the cooking process.

How to peel hard boiled eggs?

The easiest way to do it is to roll your hard boiled eggs on the kitchen counter to crack them. Then the peel should come off no issue. You can choose to store the eggs peeled or unpeeled in the fridge at that point.

Serving Ideas:

Instant pot boiled eggs

How to Store

How long do hard boiled eggs last? Peeled eggs will last for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge. Do not leave cooked eggs at room temperature for more than 2 hours or else you risk food borne illnesses. 

Can you freeze hard boiled eggs? It is suggested that you don’t freeze hard boiled eggs because the whites will become gummy. You can however freeze egg yolks for up to 3 months. 

Instant pot hard boiled eggs recipe

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Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

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Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 17 mins
Author: Natalie
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Ingredients

  • 1 c. cold water
  • 8-12 eggs

Instructions

  • Pour cold water into the Instant Pot. Set steam rack or egg rack in the Instant Pot. Add eggs.
  • Close the lid and lock. Switch valve to sealing.
  • Select MANUAL mode (high pressure) for 5 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release manually or by a quick release by switching the valve to venting.
  • Carefully open the lid once the float valve drops. Remove the eggs and place in an ice bath for 5-8 minutes before removing the shells.

Notes

Eggs keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.