Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Once you cook eggs in an Instant Pot, you won’t cook them any other way! They peel INSANELY easy!

Using an Instant Pot for boiling eggs is a quick and reliable method that eliminates the guesswork and delivers consistent results.

boiled eggs

If you’re tired of the uncertainty that often comes with boiling eggs on the stove, the Instant Pot offers a convenient and foolproof solution. Below are the steps I use to achieve perfectly boiled eggs with minimal effort and maximum results. Let’s make boiling eggs a hassle-free experience!

Why use an Instant Pot for boiling eggs?

The Instant Pot streamlines the process of boiling eggs, offering consistent results with minimal effort. It’s a time-saving and efficient method that reduces the chances of overcooking or undercooking.

How many eggs can I boil at once in an Instant Pot?

The number of eggs you can boil depends on the size of your Instant Pot and the capacity of the steamer basket. You are supposed to avoid stacking eggs to ensure even cooking but I do it all the time with no issues. I usually don’t go over one dozen in mine.

Can I adjust the cooking time for different yolk consistencies?

Yes, the cooking time can be adjusted to achieve different yolk textures. Shorter times result in softer yolks, while longer times produce firmer yolks. I use five minutes. Here is a quick guide…

boiled egg cook time chart

Can I store boiled eggs after cooking?

Yes, you can store boiled eggs in the refrigerator for up to one week. Keep them in their shells until ready to use to maintain freshness.

How do I prevent overcooking or undercooking?

Follow the recommended cooking times for your desired yolk consistency. The Instant Pot’s precise temperature control minimizes the risk of overcooking.

Can I use this method for soft, medium, and hard-boiled eggs?

Absolutely! Adjust the cooking time to achieve your preferred level of doneness. Soft, medium, and hard-boiled eggs are all achievable with this method.

Is a natural release necessary, or can I do a quick release immediately after cooking?

Allowing a natural release for a few minutes helps ensure even cooking. However, a quick release can be done if you’re in a hurry, just don’t use the ice bath so they continue cooking for a few minutes!

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How to Boil Eggs in an Instant Pot

Now, let’s explore the step-by-step process of boiling eggs using the Instant Pot! Here’s a step-by-step guide for achieving perfectly boiled eggs:

  1. Prepare the Eggs:
    • Place the desired number of eggs in a single layer in the Instant Pot’s steamer basket. You can cook as many eggs as the basket can accommodate without stacking.
  2. Add Water:
    • Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. The water is essential for creating steam during the cooking process.
  3. Set Instant Pot:
    • Close the Instant Pot lid, ensuring the steam release valve is in the sealing position.
    • Set the Instant Pot to “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” mode.
  4. Set Cooking Time:
    • For soft-boiled eggs with a runny yolk, set the cooking time to 3 minutes.
    • For medium-boiled eggs with a slightly firmer yolk, set the cooking time to 5 minutes.
    • For hard-boiled eggs with a fully-cooked yolk, set the cooking time to 8 minutes. NOTE – they may brown a little if you use this long but I know some people like them over cooked.
  5. Start Cooking:
    • Press the “Start” button on your Instant Pot, and the cooking process will begin. The Instant Pot will take some time to build pressure before the actual cooking time starts.
  6. Natural Release:
    • Once the cooking time is complete, allow for a natural release for about 5 minutes. This means leaving the Instant Pot undisturbed after the timer goes off.
  7. Quick Release and Ice Bath:
    • After the natural release, carefully turn the steam release valve to the venting position for a quick release of any remaining pressure.
    • Using tongs, transfer the eggs to an ice-water bath. This helps stop the cooking process and makes the eggs easier to peel.
  8. Peel and Enjoy:
    • Once the eggs are cool, peel them and enjoy your perfectly boiled eggs!
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Sheri
This quick Instant Pot hard-boiled egg recipe provides a straightforward method for achieving consistently perfect results.
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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Natural release 5 minutes
Course Staples
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 63 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Place the desired number of eggs in a single layer in the Instant Pot’s steamer basket. You can cook as many eggs as the basket can accommodate without stacking.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. The water is essential for creating steam during the cooking process.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid, ensuring the steam release valve is in the sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” mode.
  • Set the cooking time to 5 minutes for medium-sized eggs or 6 minutes for larger eggs.
  • Press the “Start” button on your Instant Pot, and the cooking process will begin. The Instant Pot will take some time to build pressure before the actual cooking time starts.
  • Once the cooking time is complete, allow for a natural release for about 5 minutes. This means leaving the Instant Pot undisturbed after the timer goes off.
  • After the natural release, carefully turn the steam release valve to the venting position for a quick release of any remaining pressure.
  • Using tongs, transfer the eggs to an ice water bath. This helps stop the cooking process and makes the eggs easier to peel.
  • Peel and Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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