Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs have become a staple in my house due to the ease of preparing and peeling. It’s a great way to batch your morning snack as you can cook two dozen at a time.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
I used to dread making hard boiled eggs. The time it took bring them to a boil, having to worry about letting them overcook and most of all having to peel the shell when I didn’t get them just right! But now I eliminate all of that and get perfect hard boiled eggs that are delicious and slide right out of the shell every time.
How Many Eggs Can You Hard Boil in an Instant Pot?
You can cook anywhere from one egg to two dozen eggs in the instant pot. There is no adjustment with the time depending on the number of eggs. You can adjust the time to four minutes if you prefer soft boiled eggs. I like to do two dozen at a time and grab them in the morning or for a snack throughout the day. My kids love them and they never last too long in my house.
How do I use the egg setting on my Instant Pot?
Not every Instant Pot has the egg setting. If yours does, you can press the Egg button on the Instant Pot. It will pressure cook the pot for five minutes. If you want soft-boiled eggs, reduce the cook time to four minutes after you have pressed the egg button. Once the cook time is over, flip the steam release valve to venting and allow the steam to escape. Keep in mind that it will take 5-10 minutes to warm up before the cooking session begins.
How Long do Peeled Eggs Last in the Fridge?
Whether they are peeled or not, hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Keep them stored in the refrigerator and it’s never a bad idea to write the date on the carton so you know when the week started.
WANT MORE EASY RECIPE IDEAS FOR THE INSTANT POT?
- Instant Pot Chicken Soup
- Instant Pot Cuban Black Bean Soup
- Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe
- Instant Pot Italian Sausage and Peppers Recipe
- Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings
How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Eggs - one egg to two dozen your preference
- 1 cup of water
- Plug in your Instant Pot and place the trivet in the bottom of the pot.
- Pour in one cup of water and add desired number of eggs onto the trivet. It is perfectly ok to stack the eggs if you run out of surface room on your trivet.
- Secure the lid to the base and making sure to lock the lid in place. Close the pressure relief valve. Press the pressure cook button and adjust the timer to 5 minutes for hard boiled and 4 minutes for soft boiled eggs.
- It will take a few minutes for the Instant Pot to build pressure, but after the five minutes of cooking time has elapsed, quickly move the pressure valve to release, allowing the steam to exit.
- Once the pressure has released to normal, carefully remove the lid and place the eggs into ice water to stop the cooking process.
- After a 3-5 minutes in the ice water, crack the eggs and remove the shell allowing the egg to slide out.
MADE THIS RECIPE?
Happenings From Our Family of 9
This is Avery. She is our 5th child and had a birthday recently. She loves horses and insisted on decorating her cake all by herself. For her birthday party, she was able to go horseback riding at a friend’s house and had the time of her life!