Easter is this WEEK. That means your probably finding yourself boiling eggs to dye for the Easter bunny. If your anything like me–this is one cooking skill I’ve failed miserably at over the years. That is until I got my Instant Pot.
In fact, hard boiled eggs was one of the first cooking skills I tried in my Instant Pot. Within 10 minutes I had perfect hard boiled eggs that were perfectly cooked and even better they are so easy to peel (right after they sit in an ice bath). No guessing and hoping that they are hard boiled or worse over boiled.
How do you hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot?
Place one cup of water in the Instant Pot. Place eggs on top of the trivet (or egg trivet). Close the lid, placing the valve to seal steam. Set on “manual” pressure for 5 minutes.
While the eggs cook place 1 cup of ice and 2 cups of cold water in a large bowl. Set to the side.
As soon as the Instant Pot is done cooking, carefully force pressure immediately. Using tongs, carefully, place the eggs one by one into the ice bath. Let them rest for 5 minutes, then peel and eat or pat dry and refrigerate.
What do you need to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs?
Here are all the tools I use to make my hard boiled eggs. I think you will find this list of supplies helpful.
Frequently asked Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg Questions:
How long do you cook for hard boil egg?
Cook on “manual” for 5 minutes, then force pressure, placing the eggs in an ice water bath for 5 minutes before peeling and eating.
How long do you cook for soft boil eggs?
Cook the eggs on “manual” but this time for only 3 minutes–that gives a softer yolk that works great on salads, soups, and more. You will force pressure once the timer goes off, place the eggs in the water bath, and then peel and enjoy.
How do you peel hard boiled eggs?
There are two ways to peel the eggs. The first method is simply rolling the hard boiled egg on the counter until the shell cracks and you can easily peel. The second method is tapping the egg on the counter–breaking the shell and then peeling the egg. Either method works well.
Is it easier to peel a hard boiled egg right after boiling?
Yes! If you are going to make deviled eggs, or any other recipe that calls for hard boiled eggs. Do not refrigerate and then peel. Peel the egg once you have taken it out of the water bath. The shell seems easier to peel!
Do older eggs work better for hard boiled eggs?
I tested both new and old eggs and each time I yielded the same exact results. It really does not matter if your eggs are new or a bit older!
Should I quick release or natural release hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot?
This is definitely a debated subject in the world of cooking your eggs in the Instant Pot. You’ll find some websites and blogs that tell you–you should followed the 5-5-5 method (5 minutes cooking, 5 minutes pressure releasing, 5 minutes bathing in ice cold water). However, I’ve tested both and found that when you don’t force pressure your yolk tends to cook longer resulting in a dried out yolk.
How long can I store hard boiled eggs?
If you peel your hard boiled eggs you can only store them in an air tight container for up to 3 days. If you leave them unpeeled and peel as you eat–you can store them for up to 5-7 days.
Can I cook multiple batches of eggs back-to-back?
The answer is NO! You must let your Instant Pot completely cool down to room temperature before starting another batch! Trust me–I’ve tested this and I found that if it doesn’t cool down your eggs will crack. This is okay if you are just going to eat them or make deviled eggs. However, if you are hoping to dye them–you don’t want to see a single crack!
Must try egg recipes:
Here are a few of my must try hard boiled egg recipes.
- Shrimp Creole Deviled Eggs
- Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs
- Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs
- Horseradish & Bacon Deviled Eggs
So if you have always failed at making hard boiled eggs and own an Instant Pot I hope you will give my no fail method a try!
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 cup water
- 6 eggs
- Place one cup of water in the Instant Pot. Place eggs on top of the trivet (or egg trivet). Close the lid, placing the valve to seal steam. Set on “manual” pressure for 5 minutes.
- While the eggs cook place 1 cup of ice and 2 cups of cold water in a large bowl. Set to the side.
- As soon as the Instant Pot is done cooking, carefully force pressure immediately. Using tongs, carefully, place the eggs one by one into the ice bath. Let them rest for 5 minutes, then peel and eat or pat dry and refrigerate.