Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – So Easy To Peel!

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Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are truly revolutionary!  They are so easy to peel, you won’t believe it!  Once you try cooking hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, you’ll never make them any other way!

Instant Pot Hardboiled Eggs

I never thought I would need a special appliance to boil eggs – after all, it takes about 15 minutes to make perfect hard-boiled eggs in a pot of water on the stove.  However, once I tried boiling eggs in my Instant Pot I was totally hooked!

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs Recipe

So what are the advantages of cooking eggs in the Instant Pot versus in a pot of boiling water on the stove?  There are two main advantages to Instant Pot hard boiled eggs: (1) no need to “babysit” the Instant Pot (2) Instant Pot boiled eggs are easy to peel!

How To Boil Eggs In Instant Pot

If you are boiling eggs in a regular pot on a stove, you cannot leave it unattended.  If you are cooking eggs in the Instant Pot, you can just leave them there – once the cooking time is up, the Instant Pot will automatically depressurize and the eggs will just sit there waiting for you.


How To Cook Eggs In The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Not having to watch the pot is so freeing!

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Pressure Cooker

My favorite thing about Instant Pot hard boiled eggs is the fact that they are always easy to peel.  I never had problems peeling Instant Pot boiled eggs!

Easy To Peel Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

There must be something about the pressure in the Instant Pot affecting the shells so they separate from the eggs easily!

Perfect Easy To Peel Eggs Instapot

My method of cooking eggs in the Instant Pot is different from other directions you’ll find on the Internet.  While many websites recommend the 5-5-5 method (5 minutes on High Pressure, 5 minutes Natural Release, 5 minutes ice water) or 6-6-6 method (same things but 6 minutes each), my method is even simpler.

Easy Instant Pot Eggs

I cook the eggs for 7 minutes on High pressure, then quick release (QR) the steam and put the eggs in the ice water for 3 minutes.  They turn out perfectly cooked and super easy to peel!

Pressure Cooker Hardboiled Eggs

How To Boil Eggs In The Instant Pot

Making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is really easy! Just pour 1 cup of cold tap water in the Instant Pot and gently lower as many eggs as you want in the pot.  Select the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” options and set the cooking time for 7 minutes on high pressure.  When the eggs are done cooking, do the quick release (QR) of the steam, then transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold water with ice.  Perfect hard-boiled eggs are done and ready to be peeled!

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs Easy To Peel

If you like this easy Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs recipe, you will love these other easy and yummy creations:

Best Ever Potato Salad With Eggs – use all these hard-boiled eggs in this EPIC potato salad! This is the best potato salad recipe you’ll ever try!

How To Make Potato Salad

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – Instant Pot also revolutionized the way of making mashed potatoes, you’ll love it!

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breasts – cook chicken directly from frozen in your Instant Pot and then shred it for tacos, mmm!

Easy Deviled Eggs – make a batch of yummy deviled eggs with these hard-boiled eggs! These stuffed eggs look and taste amazing!

Instant Pot Corn On The Cob – steaming hot and juicy corn on the cob, made right in the Instant Pot! Everyone loves it!

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Instant Pot Easy-To-Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs peel so easily, you'll never want to boil eggs any other way! Instant Pot is the best method for making boiled eggs, period!
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hardboiled eggs, how to cook eggs in instant pot
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 126kcal

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  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup water

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  • Put the eggs and 1 cup of cold water in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the valve to Sealing position.
  • Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the cooking time to 7 minutes on High pressure.
  • While the eggs are cooking, fill a large bowl with cold water and add ice cubes to it.
  • When the eggs are done cooking, do the Quick Release (QR) of the steam.
  • Remove the eggs from the Instant Pot with a slotted spoon and put the eggs in the bowl with cold water and ice cubes for 3 minutes.
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Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Just purchased an Instant Pot and this is the 1st thing I cooked in it. Like others, I have boiled eggs and tried all kinds of things so they would peel easily, with not much luck.
    I followed this recipe exactly and the eggs came out perfect! The shells come off in 2 or 3 easy pieces- not 20 or 30 tiny pieces like before.
    Can’t wait to try some more of your recipes!

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