These Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs turn out perfectly every time! There are instructions for hard boiled eggs, plus how to use them.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Eggs – I suggest using older eggs since they’ll peel more easily. Fresh eggs will work but might be harder to peel.
How to make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot
- Add water and a trivet to the Instant Pot.
- Place the eggs on top.
- Cook on high pressure.
- Put the eggs in an ice bath.
- Peel and then serve!
What to do with hard boiled eggs
There are so many things you can do with hard boiled eggs beyond enjoying them for breakfast. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Use them to make deviled eggs
- Add them to your a cobb salad
- Make avocado toast
- Add them to a charcuterie board
- Use them for Instant Pot potato salad
Since it’s so easy to hard boil eggs in your Instant Pot, keep a few on hand in the refrigerator for a quick snack on the go. They’re also a great boost of protein for any salad, potato or oatmeal dish.
Frequently Asked Questions
The 5 5 5 method calls for cooking the eggs at high pressure for 5 minutes, followed by 5 minute of a natural pressure release and 5 minutes of an ice bath. I like to cook my eggs on high pressure for 6 minutes so they’re truly hard boiled, but you can try 5 minutes if you want them to be a bit softer.
It doesn’t matter! You can use either fresh or older eggs for this recipe – it won’t impact how they cook in the Instant Pot.
Sometimes eggs will crack during the pressure-cooking process, even if you used a trivet. To avoid this, let your eggs come to room temperature before cooking. This will help reduce the risk of any cracking happening.
You can cook up to 12 eggs at once on the Instant Pot. As long as they fit on the trivet, they should cook properly!
Storing hard boiled eggs
Hard boiled eggs will last in the fridge for up to 1 week. It’s best to leave the shells on until you’re ready to eat them.
If the eggs are already peeled, store them in a bowl of water in the refrigerator. Another option is to wrap the peeled eggs in damp paper towels and seal them in an airtight container. Be sure to change the water or towels daily.
More Instant Pot egg recipes
- Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs
- Instant Pot Egg Bites
- The Best Ever Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole
- The Ultimate Instant Pot Potato Salad
Meal prep tools for this recipe
- Grab some glass meal prep bowls if you plan on adding Instant Pot hard boiled eggs to your weekly lunches.
- Grab the trivet that comes with your Instant Pot if you need an extra one.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 cup water
- 2-12 eggs
- Add 1 cup of cold water to Instant Pot. Add trivet, then add eggs. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to seal.
- Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then cook for 6 minutes for hard boiled eggs. Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure then pressure cook the 6 minutes.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release of the pressure and open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.
- Carefully remove eggs using tongs then let sit in an ice bath for 5 minutes.
- To serve, crack eggs on the counter and remove shell. Eggs should be stored in their shells in the fridge up 2-5 days (2 days for soft-boiled). Enjoy!