Instant Pot Boiled Eggs – Pressure Cooker Recipe

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs are THE ONLY way to make boiled eggs. The egg shells slip right off when you cook them in a pressure cooker! It will change the way you “boil” eggs!

Instant Pot 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 Instant Pot! 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. You can do a dozen or more at one time in the Instant Pot! 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 Instant Pot 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 instant pot 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 Instant Pot recipes, but in the meantime, here are some more delicious ways to eat eggs!

Here’s the printable version of how to make Instant Pot Boiled Eggs!

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs - Instant Pot Recipe

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs - Instant Pot Recipe

Yield: as many as you want
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Instant Pot 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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  • If you like softer boiled eggs, try cooking these for 3 minutes instead of 5 - make sure to use the ice bath still! This will yield a yolk that is mostly runny, but still set around the edges.

  

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 egg
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 186mg Sodium: 80mg Carbohydrates: 0g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g
RachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.
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!!!

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15 comments

  1. Every recipe I’ve looked at seems to lack whether the eggs should be at room temperature, or do these instructions apply to eggs straight from the frig? I too just got my Instant Pot, and despite making 4 different batches of a dozen eggs using 4 methods (the latest one from here), but am struggling with egg shells that seem like they’re glued to the whites. Today’s batch yielded 5 eggs. The rest were such a mess hey ended up in the trash. 

    Rating: 3
    • I keep my eggs in the fridge, so I always do them straight from the fridge. They always peel perfectly for me, I’m surprised you’re having problems with it! Are you doing the step with the ice bath? It’s important and really helps them peel easily.

      • I did do the ice bath, but not with the eggs straight from the IP. Instead I ran cold water over the eggs a minute or so before adding the ice.  The logic for that was to preserve the coldness of the ice once it was added. My thoughts now are that it’s the “shock” of going from pressure coming to ice that helps to release the shell..I’ll try that with my next batch. 

  2. What do you men by “quick release pressure”?

    • When it finishes cooking, you want to turn the valve to vent right away rather than letting the pressure release naturally, and more slowly. Then once the valve drops, you take the lid off and immediately put the eggs in ice water to stop the cooking.

  3. I was excited to see that I can make easy – peel hard-boiled eggs in my instant pot. I’m new to the Insta pot and just tried it with eight eggs. When I took them out and dump them in the cold water and then tried to peel them they were still very hard to peel. And the yolks were very soft and ready. There went eight eggs into the trashcan! Am I missing something or did I do something wrong? I put them on high pressure cook for five minutes. Any advice would be appreciated

  4. This was so easy!!

    Rating: 5
  5. I really need an Instant Pot. I keep reading these pressure cooking blogs and realize that my old stovetop pressure cooker is incapable in so many ways. First thing that I will do with my Instant Pot is make a good hard boiled egg for breakfast.

    Rating: 4
  6. 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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