Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

5 / 5 (2 reviews)

My new favorite way to make hard boiled eggs!

I’m doing hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot from now on! Seriously easy. The eggs turn out perfectly every time and they peel easily too. Hard boiled eggs are great for a healthy snack, Easter eggs, deviled eggs, egg salad, and more!

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Start with cold, store-bought eggs and cold tap water. Then it’s time to grab that metal trivet that came with your Instant Pot and put it to good use! A steamer basket would work for this as well – just something that will keep the eggs up and out of the water. Or there are these awesome stackable steamer racks made just for pressure cookers! I’m totally getting a set!

Even with the cold start, the Instant Pot seems to come to pressure pretty quickly for the eggs. My pot usually takes about 6-10 minutes to come to pressure with this recipe. Then cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.

Once the cook time is over, carefully turn the steam release knob to vent. Steam escapes pretty forcefully, so keep clear of the vent and all will be well. Use a cooking utensil to push the knob if you want to keep your distance.

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To stop the cooking process, the eggs need to be cooled down quickly after cooking time is up. Cool them down with a simple cold water bath – just a big bowl filled with cold water and ice. Use tongs, a slotted spoon, towel, or hot pad to help you transfer the hot eggs to the bowl. Then let the eggs sit there in the cold water for about 5 minutes.

If you want to peel and serve the eggs immediately, skip the cold water bath. Once they are done cooking, simply peel the eggs under cold running water and serve.

To peel a hard boiled egg, tap it on a hard surface to start a crack, then gently wiggle and loosen the shell. Get the shell off in only 2 or 3 pieces with this method!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

5 / 5 (2 reviews)
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 8 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold water
  • large store-bought eggs, straight from refrigerator

Instructions

  1. Place the Instant Pot trivet into the pot and add 1 cup of cold water. Arrange the cold eggs on top of the trivet inside the pot, not in the water. Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 8 minutes. (Note that your pot will take some time to come to pressure before the cooking time starts.) When cooking time is over, do a quick steam release and open the lid carefully.
  2. If serving immediately, peel the eggs under cold running water and serve.
  3. If not serving immediately, transfer eggs to a large bowl filled with cold water and ice, and let sit for about 5 minutes. Then store the eggs in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Recipe Source: Pressure Cook Recipes

Ingredients: Egg, Water
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Easter, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto, Meatless
Categories: Eggs, Healthy, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Pressure Cooker

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