Can Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs REALLY change your life? Ummm….YES.
So…when I first saw people using their Instant Pot to make hard boiled eggs, I’ll admit, my first thought was….but WHY? Hard boiled eggs might be the easiest thing to make on the stovetop. Why on earth does the Instant Pot need to be involved? (Links to products are aff links)
I didn’t bother. For years.
I used my Instant Pot for lots of things. Instant Pot French Toast Casserole? Sure! Cooking a whole chicken in the Instant Pot? And then Instant Pot Bone Broth? Heck yes.
But hard boiled eggs? Nah.
Then I saw a little something that caught my attention.
Someone said that when you use your Instant Pot to make hard boiled eggs, some magic happens and it’s easier to peel the eggs.
Now THAT, my friends, was enough to get me to give it a go. And guess what? It’s not wrong.
Never, ever, in my whole life of making hard boiled eggs has it been easier to peel them than when they cook in the Instant Pot.
BOOM. My Instant Pot better never break because I won’t use the stovetop for hard boiled eggs ever again.
I am telling you.
The shell basically falls off the egg. Easiest peeling ever.
You should know that if you look up how to cook hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, you’ll find a variety of cooking times and settings.
The setting and time that I’ve found to work out perfectly every time is 7 minutes on the steam setting, quick release the pressure, followed by an ice bath.
The eggs are cooked exactly right every time. Not gray and overdone, not too soft.
Have I convinced you to try Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs? I hope so!
Here’s the printable recipe!
How to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled EggsPrint
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 6 eggs 1x
For easy to peel, perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs, the Instant Pot is the way to go!
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup water
- Place 1 cup of water in your Instant Pot and place the steamer rack inside.
- Place the eggs directly on the steamer rack.
- Press the steam button and adjust the time to 7 minutes.
- When the timer beeps, quick release the pressure until the valve drops and unlock the lid.
- Transfer the eggs to an ice bath for at least 5 minutes before peeling. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Category: recipes
- Method: pressure cooking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 egg
- Calories: 78
- Sugar: 0.6 grams
- Fat: 5.3 grams
- Saturated Fat: 1.6 grams
- Carbohydrates: 0.6 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
- Protein: 6.3 grams
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Can’t wait to try this at home this weekend.. Thanks for sharing your recipe.