With Easter just a few days away, I had to share this recipe for anyone who doesn’t know… making hard boiled eggs in your Instant pot is one of the easiest things you’ll do! And something you’ll do over and over again!
This foolproof method works best for us and is one that is highly popular amongst those who love eggs. We love hard boiled as in tuna salad, chopped on green salads, added to potato salad, for deviled eggs, and more!
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
This method works well no matter which Instant Pot you have. You simply need a trivet. These eggs are ideal for eating alone, or using in deviled eggs, egg salad, or as additions to a salad or any recipe with boiled eggs as an addition.
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Ingredients for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
4 – 12 eggs
1 cup water
Directions for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Pour 1 cup water into the bottom of Instant Pot Liner
Place trivet into Instant Pot Liner.
Add eggs on top of trivet so that they are not touching the bottom of the liner.
Place lid on Instant Pot and set to seal.
Set pot to manual for 5-7 minutes.
*Note – most recipes call for cooking only 5 minutes then allowing the pot to natural pressure release for 5 minutes. I’ve had much more consistent success when setting my Instant Pot to 6 or 7 minutes and then doing a quick release.
This variation might be due to the size of the eggs or fresh eggs vs. store-bought. I’m not sure. For me, 7 minutes is perfect for farm fresh large eggs with a quick release. However, I encourage you to try different times to find what works best for you!
When the timer beeps, quick release the pressure then remove the eggs to a bowl for an ice bath or if you’re like me, you can chill them in the same pot.
Personally, I add a big cup of ice and another few cups of water to the Instant Pot liner and let them cool there.
Peel and serve or remove to the refrigerator for later use.
Uses for Hard Boiled Eggs
You can easily make larger batches of hard boiled eggs, but this time frame and amount really seem to work the best for perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs. These come together so fast that you can easily cook them each morning while you are serving up breakfast or getting ready for the day. They go perfectly inside lunch boxes or hold in the refrigerator for a week.
This easy method of making Instant Pot hard boiled eggs is going to be a favorite for your time and convenience. Whether you are doing this for daily use, or for a special event like Easter, this is an ideal recipe to keep in your cookbook.
- 4 – 12 Eggs
- 1 cup water
- Pour 1 cup water into bottom of Instant Pot Liner
- Place trivet into Instant Pot Liner
- Add eggs on top of trivet so that they are not touching the bottom of the liner.
- Place lid on Instant Pot and set to seal
- Set pot to manual for 5-7 minutes.
- Quick release the pressure once cook time has been completed.
- Promptly remove eggs from Instant Pot and submerce in a bowl of ice water.
- Peel and serve or remove to the refrigerator.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Hard Boiled Eggs, pressure cooker, instant pot, pressure cooker