Are you sitting and questioning how to hard boil eggs? Luckily, I’ve got the answers that you need! Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs is probably one of the easiest solutions, ever! They cook up perfectly and peel without issues every single time.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve used a pot of boiling water on the stove to try and hard boil my eggs. And what ends up happening is that once I start to peel them, I have about half of the egg left because the shell just doesn’t seem to come off.
And once you get the hang of cooking up your eggs in the Instant Pot, you can easily add them to the Easiest Egg Salad Recipe or even use them to Dye Easter Eggs And Get Vibrant Colors as well.
Ever since I pivoted and started using my Instant Pot to hard boil eggs, it’s literally been a game-changer for me.
How to Hard Boil Eggs in An Instant Pot
Don’t give up on making the perfect hard-boiled eggs. I was once where you are, ready to throw in the towel. But trust me on this one…your Instant Pot is going to be your savior when it comes to making the perfect hard boil eggs.
You won’t be peeling off any part of the egg at all because the shell is literally going to slide off without issues. In fact, it looks so simple and magical so be ready for the kids to want to join in on the fun.
And why not let them? It’s actually kind of therapeutic to be able to take off the shell of the egg and have it perfectly round and intact underneath. Who knows – maybe your kitchen superpower will become the leader of the hard-boiled eggs!
How to Hard Boil Eggs in An Instant Pot
Instructions for using the Instant Pot to Hard Boil Eggs Perfectly
- Add water – Start by putting one cup of cold water into the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
- Put the eggs on the trivet – Next, take your eggs and put them on top of the trivet/ rack in your Instant Pot.
- Seal – Seal the Instant Pot.
- Set the timer – Set the time for cooking to 5 minutes.
- Release – After that time has passed, use a quick release by moving the vent knob to the open position.
- Remove – Once all the pressure is done, take out the eggs from the Instant Pot and put them directly into an ice bath. Carefully, remove eggs from the pressure cooker and place it in an ice bath for 5 minutes. (Be careful here – the eggs are hot!)
- Peel – Once they’ve been in the ice bath for 5 minutes, remove and peel. They’ll be perfect.
Tips for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
You can actually fit in 10 eggs at one time, but the magic number tends to be 6. Just be careful that you’re not overstuffing and you’ll be just fine.
If this is happening, there’s a good chance that you’ve cooked them longer than the recommended 5 minutes of time. Just be as close to that time as possible so that you’re eggs turn out!
This recipe is so simple and will give you the perfect hard-boiled eggs!
Give the egg a gentle tap or roll on the counter to break the shell. Then loosen and peel off the shell with your fingers. Using the Instant Pot makes this peeling eggs super easy to do!
In the Instant Pot, cook the eggs for 5-6 minutes for a hard boil or 3 minutes to a soft boil, followed by 3 minutes of natural release, followed by a quick release.
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How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs In The Instant Pot
- Eggs (6-10)
- 1 cup Water
- Start by putting one cup of cold water into the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
- Next, take your eggs and put them on top of the rack in your Instant Pot. Seal the Instant Pot. Set the time for cooking to 6 minutes.
- After that time has passed, use a quick release on the instant pot by moving the vent knob to the open vent position.
- Once all the pressure is done, take out the eggs from the Instant Pot and put them directly into an ice bath for 5 mintures. (Be careful here – the eggs are hot!)
- Once they've been in the ice bath for several minutes, remove and peel. They'll be perfect.
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I am busy most of the time. For this I was looking for an electric appliance for boiling eggs which is capable of boiling eggs in a very short time. The instant pot you mentioned is very effective and can boil eggs in a short time. I have the 8 quart instant pot. I set it on high pressure for five minutes on the pressure cook option. When I hit start, the cooker can went on for five minutes as it rose to pressure then to warm. There was no cook time. What did I do wrong?