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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make hard boiled eggs in a pressure cooker but were too afraid to try?  These instant pot hard boiled eggs are easily made in 10 minutes and they come out perfectly every time!

These delicious eggs are perfect as healthy snack or for breakfast.  Some of our other favorite healthy snacks is the Yogurt Bar or these Cheese and Apple Crackers.

a bowl of hard boiled eggs in front of an instant pot. One of the eggs has been cut into slices and layed out on a cutting board in front of the bowl.

Hard Boiled Eggs In An Instant Pot

I have my very favorite stove-top hard boiled eggs recipe, but making them in the Instant Pot is another great option! (Because there is nothing worse than cracking an egg that you think is hard boiled only to have the yolk still super runny – am I right??)

I just bought a new instant pot and I love using it to try out new recipes.  I’m always amazed at how quickly things can cook in there!  These egg are no exception.  You can be enjoying this delicious snack in just a few minutes!

How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Making hard boiled eggs is not hard, it’s just one of those things that unless you do it often, the method is easy to forget! Instant pot hard boiled eggs are made in 10 minutes and they come out perfectly every time!

YOU WILL NEED – 

  • Eggs – You can put 3-12 eggs inside your instant pot, so make as many as you need.
  • 1 cup of water
  • Pressure cooker with metal rack or steamer insert
  • Slotted spoon
  • Large bowl with ice and water

DIRECTIONS – 

  1. Place your wire rack or steamer basket in the pressure cooker.
  2. Add 1 cup of water.
  3. Gently place your eggs inside the pressure cooker and lock the lid.
  4. Turn the pressure cooker to LOW. Mine has a Rice/Risotto button that I use and it works perfectly!
  5. Set the timer for 9-10 minutes and begin cooking the eggs. If you are using the Rice/Risotto button, the timer will set automatically.
  6. When the cooking process is done, release the pressure valve to let all the steam out.  Be careful and make sure the opening is pointed away from you so you don’t burn yourself.
  7. Pull the hard boiled eggs out immediately with a slotted spoon and drop the carefully into your bowl of ice water. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Peel the eggs or store them in the refrigerator for up to one week.

A close up of a bowl filled with eggs that have been hard boiled. One of the eggs has been sliced into several pieces and is laying in front of the bowl.

Cooking Tips

Which Type Of Eggs To Use – If you happen to have chickens and gather your own eggs, you won’t want to use those right away.  The pH level in freshly-gathered eggs are different that the eggs you buy in the store because as eggs age, the pH level will change.  This will affect how easy the hard boiled eggs are to peel, so just make sure your eggs are at least 10 days old before using them.

Cool Them After Cooking – The ice bath is essential for getting eggs that will be easy to peel.  You’ll want to make sure they have completely cooled before peeling them.

How Long Will They Last –  Hard boiled eggs, whether they are peeled or not, will typically last in the refrigerator for about seven days if you store them in an airtight container.

How To Use Them

I love hard boiled eggs because they can be used in a variety of dishes.  Here are some of our favorites:

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs Recipe

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a bowl of hard boiled eggs in front of an instant pot. One of the eggs has been cut into slices and layed out on a cutting board in front of the bowl.
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Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Making hard boiled eggs is not hard, it's just one of those things that unless you do it often, the method is easy to forget! Instant pot hard boiled eggs are made in 10 minutes and they come out perfectly every time!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less, eggs, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 eggs
Calories 78 kcal

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • pressure cooker with metal rack or steamer insert
  • slotted spoon
  • large bowl with ice and water

Instructions

  1. Place your wire rack or steamer basket in the pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water.
  2. Gently place your eggs inside the pressure cooker and lock the lid.
  3. Turn the pressure cooker to LOW or use the Rice/Risotto setting.
  4. Set the timer for 9-10 minutes and begin cooking the eggs. If you are using the Rice/Risotto button, the timer will set automatically.
  5. When the cooking process is done, release the pressure valve to let all the steam out.
  6. Pull the eggs out immediately with a slotted spoon and drop the carefully into your bowl of ice water.
  7. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes. Peel the eggs or store them in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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Recipe Notes

Don't use freshly gathered eggs for this recipe. Make sure your eggs are at least 10 days old before using them.
The ice bath is essential for getting eggs that will be easy to peel.  You'll want to make sure they have completely cooled before peeling them.


a bowl of eggs made in a pressure cooker sitting on a counter in front of an instant pot

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