How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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instant pot hard boiled eggs cut in half and peeled

My New Favorite Way to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs!

I love instant pot hard-boiled eggs! I don’t think I’ll make hard-boiled eggs any other way from now on. It’s seriously easy, the eggs turn out perfectly every time, and they peel easily too! It couldn’t get any better!

Hard-boiled eggs are great for a healthy snack, Easter eggs, deviled eggs, egg salad, and more!

How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Eggs in the instant pot

Step 1. Initial Prep

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! If you don’t have a trivet, there are some other things you could use as well:

The purpose of these tools is just to keep the eggs up and out of the water. If you have any other ideas on what would work, let us know!

Instant pot hard boiled eggs rack

Step 2. Cooking the Hard Boiled Eggs Instant Pot Style

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.

Once your instant pot is at high pressure, cook the eggs for 8 minutes.

Instant pot

Step 3. Finishing the Cooking Process

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.

Hard boiled egg slicer

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.

Cooling the instant pot hard boiled eggs

Perfect hard boiled eggs

Serving Tips

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!

Hard boiled eggs in instant pot

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How to make hard boiled eggs in an instant pot

instant pot hard boiled eggs cut in half and peeled

How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

You'll never want to make hard-boiled eggs any other way after trying this instant pot method!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Large bowl


  • 1 cup cold water
  • 6 large store-bought eggs straight from refrigerator you can use more or less eggs


  • 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.
  • If serving immediately, peel the eggs under cold running water and serve.
  • 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.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 64mg | Sugar: 1g
Ingredients: Egg, Water
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Easter, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto, Meatless
Categories: Eggs, Healthy, Instant Pot

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