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How to Make Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Using the Instant Pot

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How to Make Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Using the Instant Pot is a quick pressure cooker recipe that creates eggs that are easy to peel. This recipe uses the cold water method and a steamer basket only takes minutes to complete.

It is actually super easy! The full process of cooking hard boiled eggs on the stove can take around 20 minutes.

The Instant Pot won’t save you a TON of time. I saved about 10 minutes. It will aid in making sure your hard eggs come out perfectly.

Hard-boiled eggs can be difficult to make because we either overcook them or do not cook them long enough. The method I outline in this post is tried and true. No more crossing my fingers and hoping the eggs turned out ok!

Eggs Health Benefits

Eggs are an EXCELLENT source of protein. A medium-sized egg has about 6.5 grams of protein. Eggs also have zero carbs, which is a huge win. Years and years ago it was speculated that eggs are bad for you because of cholesterol.

Times have changed and more research on eggs has proven them to be helpful for daily consumption. According to the Mayo Clinic, healthy people can consume up to 7 eggs per week with no increase in their risk of heart disease.

I love omelets and scrambled eggs for breakfast. I do not want to miss out on egg benefits by limiting my consumption to breakfast. Hard-boiled eggs make a great option for a snack (add a little bit of salsa), topping for a salad, and of course DEVILED EGGS.

Be sure to check out my personal deviled eggs recipe here.

how to make hard boiled eggs using the instant pot

What is an Instant Pot?

It is a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. It’s a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools.

The Instant Pot website says you can reduce your cooking time by 70% because of the following:

  • 12 pre-programmed operation buttons (Rice, Multigrain rice, Congee/Porridge, Sauté/Browning, Soup, Poultry, Meat & Stew, Beans & Chili, Steaming and Slow Cook, Keep warm, and Yogurt).
  • The pre-programmed buttons automate the cooking process. No more standing around watching and waiting for meals to cook.
  • You can delay cooking (up to 24 hours) to plan ahead of time. You can use all of the pre-programmed operations, with the exception of saute’ and yogurt.

Sounds pretty awesome right? There are so many features I am dying to try out, specifically the yogurt setting.

how to make hard boiled eggs using the instant pot

No green color on the inside! They turned out perfect.

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs Using the Instant Pot

  1. Insert the metal rack that came with the Instant Pot inside the base.
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the pot.
  3. Place your eggs in the pot. I did 4 eggs. You can do around 12.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal.
  5. Manually adjust the timer to 7 minutes.
  6. When the Instant Pot beeps indicating it is finished, quick release the steam by moving the valve on top to the left or right. Steam will appear from the valve.
  7. Remove the eggs from the pot with tongs.
  8. Place the eggs in a bowl of cold water until cool.
  9. Peel!

Check out my Bacon Deviled Eggs Recipe here!

how to make hard boiled eggs using the instant pot

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How to Make Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Using the Instant Pot

How to Make Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Using the Instant Pot is a quick pressure cooker recipe that creates eggs that are easy to peel. This recipe uses the cold water method and a steamer basket only takes minutes to complete.
Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot eggs, instant pot hard boiled eggs, instant pot recipes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 70kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Insert the metal rack that came with the Instant Pot inside the base.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the pot.
  • Place your eggs in the pot. I did 4 eggs. You can do around 12.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and seal.
  • Manually adjust the timer to 7 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps indicating it is finished, quick release the steam by moving the valve on top to the left or right. Steam will appear from the valve.
  • Remove the eggs from the pot with tongs.
  • Place the eggs in a bowl of cold water until cool.
  • Peel!
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 70kcal
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Baltisraul

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Doing regular hard boiled eggs I add white vinegar to the water. Would this be any advantage to helping them peel easier with the Instant Pot version?

staysnatched

Thursday 28th of May 2020

I've never done this. I find them easy to peel without doing it.

Beth Amaral

Monday 9th of April 2018

I have cooked hard boiled eggs (X-Large) from Costco using the instapot for 5 minute setting. I cooked 14 using the 2-tiered egg rack from Amazon (as you displayed). I added 1.5 cups of water only. Many of my eggs cracked. It's fine if I want to peel them right away, but I like to keep the eggs whole and take them to work. Any suggestions regarding the number of eggs that crack? Anyway of preventing this?

staysnatched

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Hi there! I typically crack mine immediately and store in tightly sealed bags. Any reason you don't like to crack immediately?

Emily

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

Oh wow, I did not know the instant pop can make deviled eggs. Is there anything this cannot cook?!!! I have not gotten one yet but all of these recipes I see with the low maintenance prep and cook time I am wanting one now!

Stephanie Jeannot

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

I have been hearing so many good things about the instant pot. I really want to try one of those out for myself.

Bree

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

Oh wow this seems really handy! I might have to get one of these soon. I love deviled eggs and can think of so many different things to make with this.