Today I am showing you my easy no-fail method for making Instant Pot hard boiled eggs.
This is such a handy trick to know, and it was one of the first things I learned to make in my Instant Pot. In fact, my initial water test miiiiiight have had a few eggs in it. 🙈🤣
It is so convenient to make a batch of these at the beginning of the week, especially during back-to-school season, which is in full force for our family.
Aaaaaand now I will interrupt this recipe post to share a totally unrelated picture of my kids on their first day of preschool last week.😜 Aren’t they precious?! 💙💖😍
Okay, back to those Instant Pot hard boiled eggs now. 😆
I like the 5-5-5 method, and that is what I am going to share here. That is 5 minutes low steam, 5 minutes natural release (quick release any remaining pressure), and plunge in ice water for 5 minutes. This stops the cooking and makes them easier to peel. Hint: Tongs are ever-so-helpful! (Amazon affiliate)
Eggs are delicate, and the Instant Pot cooks very quickly. If you are in a different altitude, or if you have eggs of a different size…you may have to adjust this slightly.
That being said, this method is the one that gives me perfect eggs every time! I do the same time with large and extra large eggs. I even made a quick video tutorial to make it extra easy!
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As for suggestions on how to enjoy them? We’ll eat ’em with just a little salt and pepper. But for inspirational purposes, here are a few other ways we like to eat them!
First, classic deviled eggs. So simple and delicious. 😋 And enjoyed at every pot luck, family reunion, tailgate and picnic here in the south for as long as I can remember.
Egg tray is this one by Arthur Court, FYI.
Next, I love to mash up a hard boiled egg with a fork and put it on toast, along with some avocado. It is suuuper easy when you have prepped/ cooked them ahead.
I also like them with some Sriracha😋
Tools Used to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 to 12 raw eggs (in shell)
- bowl of ice water
Add the 1.5 cups of water to the Instant Pot inner pot.
Using the trivet that came with your Instant Pot, or a steamer basket, carefully arrange your eggs inside the pot on top of the trivet or basket.
Cook on low steam for 5 minutes.
Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 5 minutes, and then use the quick release lever to release the remaining pressure.
Use tongs to place your eggs in the bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
Peel and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.