Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Easy Peel

Eggs in the instant pot on a metal trivet.

Learn how to make perfect hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot every time with this easy recipe. They make a great snack, or use them to make classic deviled eggs.

Rick despises eggs cooked any way other than scrambled. This recipe is not for him.

Instead, this recipe is for all of you on the hunt for the best way to make hard boiled eggs.

This recipe is foolproof, the eggs peel easily, and it’s super quick too. In just about 20 minutes, you’ll have perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs. The key? Using the 555 method.

What is the 5-5-5 Method for Eggs?

  • 5 minutes cook time
  • 5 minutes natural pressure release (then quick release the remaining pressure) 
  • 5 minutes ice bath

It will also take about 5 minutes for the pressure to build in the pot, hence the 20 minutes total time.

You can make as few eggs as you’d like or up to a dozen eggs in the instant pot.

How Do You Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs?

  • Add 1 cup COLD water to the Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet or an egg rack in the pot and add eggs.
  • Place lid on pot and set to SEAL.
  • Hit MANUAL high pressure and set time for 5 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove eggs from the pot and place in an ice water bath for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy.

FAQ for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs:

What is the Instant Pot Egg Setting?

  • The instant pot egg setting is a pre-programmed button set for 5 minutes. You can use this button if you would like a shortcut, or just set the instant pot for 5 minutes using the MANUAL button on high pressure.

Which Instant Pot Egg Rack to Use?

How Do You Make Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs?

  • If you would like a runnier yolk, simply reduce the cook time to 3 minutes and the natural pressure release time to 3 minutes.

How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last? 

  • Unpeeled hard boiled eggs will last for up to a week in the refrigerator. If they are peeled, they should be used within 3 days.

Hard boiled eggs sliced in half on grey tray.

How Do You Peel Hard Boiled Eggs? 

  • Tap the egg on the counter then roll it with gentle pressure to create lots of tiny cracks. The peel off the shell with your fingers. It can also be helpful to peel the egg under running water or in the water bath.

I love adding these eggs to my protein boxes for easy grab and go lunches.

Instant Pot Eggs Recipes:

Instant Pot Basic Recipes:

Hard boiled eggs sliced in half on grey tray.

Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Learn how to make perfect hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot every time with this easy recipe. They make a great snack, or use them to make classic deviled eggs. 
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Cook Time: 5 minutes
Time for Pressure to Build, Release and Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 egg

Ingredients

  • 1-12 eggs
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Add COLD water to the Instant Pot.
  • Place the trivet or an egg rack in the pot.
  • Add as many eggs as desired to the pot.
    Eggs in the instant pot on a metal trivet.
  • Place lid on pot and set to SEAL.
  • Hit MANUAL high pressure and set time for 5 minutes.
    Instant pot set to 5 minutes.
  • It will take about 5 minutes for the pressure to build then a countdown timer will begin.
  • Once the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove eggs from the pot and place in an ice water bath for 5 minutes.
    Eggs in water bath
  • Enjoy.

Notes

For soft boiled eggs, reduce the cook time to 3 minutes and the natural pressure release time to 3 minutes. 
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Equipment

Instant Pot
Trivet

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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