Making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is a quick and easy way to get tender (not rubbery) whites with creamy yolks in no time at all…just set it and forget it!
Make a dozen or so and keep them on hand for salads, snacking, or your favorite deviled egg recipes!
Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Once you’ve tried using the Instant Pot, you’ll agree this is the best way to get hard-boiled eggs that is practically foolproof! Double up the batch and keep them in the refrigerator for instant healthy snacking all week long!
- Budget-friendly and uber-healthy eggs are a high-protein superfood that are versatile as a grab-and-go breakfast, a mid-morning snack, or a post-workout snack!
- Make a dozen or so and keep them in the fridge to take the edge off the between-meal “hangries” or to add them to different recipes.
Eggs – Did you know the best eggs for hard boiling are the older ones, not the freshest ones in the fridge? Older eggs are even easier to peel once they’re cool enough to handle. So save the fresh eggs for quiche or a brunch fave like breakfast strata.
How to Hard Boil Eggs in the Instant Pot
Traditionally, hard-boiled eggs are made by boiling them in a pot of water on the stove, but the Instant pot Ultra, Duo, or Mini gently pressure cooks them until they are absolutely perfect!
- Add water to the bottom of the Instant pot. Place a trivet or rack in the bottom and add 6 eggs in a single layer.
- Seal the lid and press the manual button for hard-boiled eggs and decrease the time to 5 minutes.
- Allow for a natural release of the steam for 5 minutes and then switch to the quick release.
- Carefully remove the eggs (they’ll be hot!) and plunge them into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
PRO TIP: A teaspoon of baking soda added to the cooking water makes the eggs easy to peel as well!
How to Use Hard-Boiled Eggs
Use hard-boiled eggs to make classic deviled eggs or fancier ones with avocado. Make a fresh egg salad for sandwiches or scoop over your favorite salad greens recipe. They can also be sliced and added to a Nicoise or a cobb salad. The possibilities are endless!
Storing Hard Boiled Eggs
You can keep hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator with their peels on for up to one week.
Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup cold water
- Pour 1 cup cold water into the bottom of the instant pot. Put a trivet or steamer rack into the pot.
- Arrange the eggs in a single layer on the rack and seal the lid.
- Press manual button and decrease time to 5 minutes (it should show high pressure).
- Once time is up, let naturally release 5 minutes. Once done, quick release steam. Place eggs in an ice water bath for at least 5 minutes before peeling.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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