Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs – Instant Pot Recipe

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs are THE ONLY way to make boiled eggs. The egg shells slip right off! An Instant Pot will change the way you “boil” eggs!

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs are THE ONLY way to make boiled eggs. The egg shells slip right off! An Instant Pot will change the way you "boil" eggs!

You guys. I bought an Instant Pot. I resisted for so long. Or at least it seemed like a long time. Remember when they were on sale around Christmas? Or was it Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I don’t remember, but I remember not buying one. I have a slow cooker, I don’t need a pressure cooker, right? Well, I should have bought one then and saved myself the 30 bucks or whatever it was.

I have a group of friends that I get together with once a month to cook. We call ourselves the Cooking Club but really it’s just a fun excuse to hang out together (kid-free), eat good food, and drink a little wine. We take turns hosting and the host gets to pick the theme. One month our lovely host suggested that whoever had an Instant Pot should bring it and we should cook our whole meal together in the Instant Pots. Well, it was certainly a bonding experience. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. We made a whole chicken that came out undercooked (our fault, not the pressure cooker’s fault) and we had to segment it and finish it in the oven. We also had two slightly different models of Instant Pots and we switched the lids. Well, unfortunately, that lid got stuck and held our applesauce hostage for over an hour until our host’s husband got out the tools and saved the day…and our applesauce. When it was all said and done though, we had a great meal! Chicken, baked potatoes, collard greens, cooked carrots, applesauce, and cheesecake. All made in the pressure cooker! Well, all except that cheesecake, but that’s another story for another day.

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs are THE ONLY way to make boiled eggs. The egg shells slip right off! An Instant Pot will change the way you "boil" eggs!

I’ve had this pressure cooker for about two weeks and I’ve already lost count of how many times I’ve used it. I’ve made chicken at least 10 times (we LOVE this chicken piccata recipe), quinoa, brown rice, and pressure cooker hard boiled eggs. We eat a TON of eggs (probably around four to five dozen a week!) and I always have a bowl of boiled eggs ready and waiting in the fridge. It’s one of N’s main protein sources since he’s a little stinker and won’t eat hardly any meat. “I don’t yike that, Mommy.”

But he does looooove boiled eggs, especially the whites. When I heard that pressure cooker hard boiled eggs peeled amazingly, I knew I had to try it. There is not much worse than an egg that doesn’t peel well. And the rumors are TRUE. I’m never cooking an egg any other way. This is truly a game-changer. Imagine egg shells that just slip right off the hard cooked egg. It’s the most amazing thing ever. I’m smitten.

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs are in my mind, THE ONLY way to make boiled eggs. The egg shells slip right off and each egg is perfectly cooked. An Instant Pot will change the way you make boiled eggs! Get the method on RachelCooks.com!

I did my research and found a few different methods of making pressure cooker hard boiled eggs, but most left the yolks a bit green and overcooked. With some practice and experimentation, I found the time and method that yields the perfect hard cooked egg in the Instant Pot.

The best way to make pressure cooker hard boiled eggs is this:

  • Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot
  • Add steamer basket or wire rack that comes with Instant Pot
  • Place eggs on top of basket.
  • Close lid, make sure valve is set to seal. Set on Manual, High Pressure, for 5 minutes
  • Quick release pressure and immediately put eggs in a ice water bath to cool and stop cooking
  • That’s it! All that’s left to do is enjoy them, or keep them in your fridge for up to a week.

 

I’m going to be adding more pressure cooker recipes, but in the meantime, here are some more delicious ways to eat eggs!

Here’s the printable version of this pressure cooker method of cooking eggs!

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs - Instant Pot Recipe

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs are THE ONLY way to make boiled eggs. The egg shells slip right off! An Instant Pot will change the way you “boil” eggs!

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Ingredients:

  • eggs (as many as you want – I usually do about a dozen at a time)
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker
  2. Add steamer basket or wire rack that comes with Instant Pot
  3. Place eggs on top of basket
  4. Close lid, make sure valve is set to seal. Set on Manual, High Pressure, for 5 minutes.
  5. Quick release pressure when five minutes is up and immediately put eggs in a ice water bath to cool and stop cooking.
  6. Enjoy immediately or keep them in your fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Information

Yield: as many as you want, Serving Size: 1 egg

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 72 Calories
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 186mg
  • Sodium: 71mg
  • Protein: 6g
Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.
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Verdict: Seriously, this is the only way I’ll ever cook boiled eggs again.
Husband’s take:
He loves when the fridge is stocked with boiled eggs.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Couldn’t be easier!

PS: This is NOT sponsored by Instant Pot…I really just love the thing!!!

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs are in my mind, THE ONLY way to make a boiled eggs. The egg shells slip right off and each egg is perfectly cooked. An Instant Pot will change the way you make boiled eggs! Get the method on RachelCooks.com!
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1 comment

  1. I didn’t think I needed an Instant Pot either, but my sister got me one for Christmas and I lovee it! I hard boil eggs in it every week and they’re always perfect! I do 4 minutes and 4 minutes, which works for me!

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