Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are one of the most popular first dishes Instant Pot users make! But how to get Perfect Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs that are easy to peel? Check out our easy High Pressure & Low Pressure methods. 🙂

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Yes, there are quite a few methods floating around for making Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs such as the 5 5 5 method. Some even questioned why cook eggs in Instant Pot?

It is indeed a sensitive topic with passionate followers behind each method!

In our world of cooking, there’s really no absolute one right way or wrong way, just delicious or…not 😛

Cooking eggs are as tricky as drawing a circle. So easy to cook yet difficult to perfect!

Plus, they’re delicate like newborns.

If you mishandle the cooking, you’ll easily wound up with unsatisfied results. But if you get it right, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious golden globe!

If you’ve been around, you might have seen our crazy little Perfect Pressure Cooker Eggs Eggsperiment.

If you love our Low Pressure Method for cooking Instant Pot Eggs (from our eggsperiment) – Thank You!

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High Pressure or Low Pressure?

We tested cooking Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs again using both High Pressure and Low Pressure to see which method gives the best results.

Maybe because our eggs are not farm fresh, and perhaps we have picky palates…

When we use High Pressure to cook hard boiled eggs in Instant Pot, though the eggs are beautifully cooked with egg whites & yolks fully set, the texture of the egg whites are slightly chalky.

Note: You may not notice the texture difference with fresh eggs, but it gets noticeable with older eggs.

Yes! We’re still fans of Low Pressure Eggs!

But wait!

Some of our dear readers have been emailing or messaging us asking for alternatives, as their Instant Pot or pressure cookers doesn’t have the Low Pressure Setting.

Plus, what adjustments should be made using Large Eggs?

So, this recipe is really our Eggsperiment’s mini-Extension Pack for our dear readers. Here we go~ 🙂

Easy methods for Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs & Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs that peel like a dream.


How do you boil eggs in Instant Pot?

  • Pressure Cooker: Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Altitude: close to sea level
  • Eggs: store-bought Large eggs, straight from the fridge
  • Liquid: 1 cup (250 ml) of cold tap water
  • Time: High Pressure for 8 minutes & Low Pressure for 12 minutes
  • Pressure: High Pressure (10.15~11.6 psi) & Low Pressure (5.8 ~7.2 psi)
  • Release Method: immediate Quick Release
  • Cooking Method: on a steamer rack

*Pro Tip: If you want perfect hard boiled eggs, be mindful that every factor above affect the results of your eggs. If you change even the slightest thing, your results may differ.

Time to make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs!

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Super easy ways to make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs (Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs) that are easy to peel. Includes both High Pressure & Low Pressure cooking times.
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 - 8 eggs
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 6 - 8 large eggs (straight from fridge)
  • 1 cup (250ml) cold water

Tools

Instructions

  • Place Eggs in Instant Pot: Place 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water and a trivet in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Place 6 - 8 large eggs on the steamer rack. Close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.
  • Pressure Cook Eggs: Pressure cook at
    a) High Pressure: 8 minutes + Quick Release or
    b) Low Pressure: 12 minutes + Quick Release
    Open the lid carefully.
  • Serve Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs: Peel the eggs under cold running tap water and serve immediately.
    Note: If you are not serving immediately, stop the cooking process by submerging the eggs in a cold water bath for roughly 5 minutes.
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Recipe Notes:

*Use Cold Water: Ensure you're using 1 cup (250 ml) of Cold Water because some users like to shorten the "coming up to pressure" time by using hot water or warm water, and this will directly affect the final results of your Hard Boiled Eggs.
*Don't Submerge Eggs in Water: Submerging the eggs in the water during the pressure cooking process will affect the final result of your Hard Boiled Eggs.
*Adjust Accordingly: Be sure to test and adjust to your situation because many factors affect the results of your hard boiled eggs including:
  • Altitude (we're close to sea level)
  • Amount and temperature of the cooking liquid
  • Amount of eggs
  • Size of the eggs
  • Freshness & temperature of the eggs
  • Pressure setting
  • Pressure release method
  • Cooking method (on a steamer rack or directly in the liquid)
  • Resting time & method (cold water bath/ice bath)
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Nutrition:

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: World
Keyword: hard boiled eggs instant pot, instant pot boiled eggs, instant pot eggs, instant pot hard boiled egg, instant pot hard boiled eggs, pressure cooker hard boiled eggs
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Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs


Tools for Hard Boiled Eggs in Instant Pot

1

Place Eggs in Instant Pot


First, place 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water and a trivet in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Then, place 6 – 8 large eggs on the steamer rack.

Close Instant Pot lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

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*Pro Tip #1: please ensure you’re using 1 cup (250 ml) of Cold Water. Some users like to shorten the “coming up to pressure” time by using hot water or warm water – this will directly affect the final results of your Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs!!

*Pro Tip #2: ensure you’re not submerging the eggs in the water! This will also affect your perfect Instant Pot Eggs!

2

Pressure Cook Eggs


Pressure Cooking Methods: Pressure cook your eggs for

  1. High Pressure Method: 8 minutes + Quick Release OR
  2. Low Pressure Method: 12 minutes + Quick Release

*Quick Release: Once the pressure cooking cycle ends, immediately turn the Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the pressure.

Once the Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

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*Pro Tip: Be sure to test and adjust the best cooking time & method to your situation because many factors can affect the results of your hard boiled eggs including:

  • Altitude (our eggsperiment were done at close to sea level)
  • Amount & temperature of the cooking liquid
  • Amount of eggs
  • Size of the eggs
  • Freshness & temperature of the eggs
  • Pressure setting
  • Pressure release method
  • Cooking method (on a steamer rack or directly in the liquid)
  • Resting time & method (cold water bath/ice bath)

3

Serve Hard Boiled Eggs


Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs

Lastly, peel the Instant Pot Eggs under cold running tap water, then serve immediately. Enjoy~ 🙂

*Pro Tip: If you are not serving immediately, stop the cooking process by submerging the eggs in a cold water bath for roughly 5 minutes.

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Easy methods for Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs & Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs that peel like a dream.

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Brittani

Do you think using a silicon steaming basket instead of the trivet will effect the cooking time?

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jake3_14

I must’ve been in an altered state when I read the instructions, because I used room-temperature water, submerged the cooked eggs in an ice-water bath for 30 seconds, ran cold water over them for 5 seconds, then submerged the eggs again in a second ice-water bath for 5 min.

The eggs *still* were easy to peel and were *perfectly* cooked!5 stars

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P loomis

Recipe worked perfect. Finally way to get eggs that I can peel easily. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able too.5 stars

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Robyn Dixon

Hey guys
I had the exact opposite results: 7 large eggs, 1 cup of water, 8 minutes on high pressure = soft boiled eggs…I’m in Orlando, so near sea level…

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SuzyQ

I have the same result in Gainesville, FL, with the Instant Pot DUO 60, v3. I had a PPCXL and used the 5-5-5 method every time for perfect hard boiled eggs. Now I need at least 12 minutes for hard boiled. First time I tried the Instant Pot and the 5-5-5, I had very runny eggs, not even soft boiled. I’ve used Amy + Jacky recipes perfectly in the PPCXL, but now I have to add extra minutes to everything – rice, potatoes, etc. Very frustrating.

Aj A

If I do anything more than 8 min LP I start getting the green ring.
I’m at sea level and put 7 large eggs in.
Why is my time so much less than your recommended?4 stars

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Aj A

Nope just 1 cup of cool tap water and QR then into ice bath.

June

I have been using my instant pot to hard boil eggs for deviled eggs ever since I found out about this technique. I generally cook 18 eggs at a time. The 555 method works well for my desired texture of eggs, BUT I get a tinge of green around the yolk most of the time. I know that is from over-cooking. My question is….should I cut down on the actual cooking time or less time releasing?

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Jane

I have been using the 5-5-5 method In my Instant Pot Ultra 6 qt, and thought the results were fine – eggs were easy to peel and completely cooked. However, after trying 12 minutes on Low (we live at sea level) + QR with 6 large eggs, I could see a definite improvement. The whites were tender but fully cooked, unlike the rubbery eggs of the 5-5-5. The yellows were perfect, with no rings. Thanks for giving us another option!5 stars

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Leone

8 minutes is way too long. I cooked 7 eggs for 5 min on hi, 5 min rest, release steam then ice water. They turn out perfect.

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Mary

My Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs turned out perfectly. I like to put my hard boiled eggs unpeeled into an egg carton, if not using immediately, to be peeled and eaten as snacks later. Can the cooking process be stopped by putting the unpeeled eggs in the cold water bath, then dried and put back into the egg carton? Would this affect the easy peeling? Please advise.5 stars

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Avis

Thanks! Love the write up and the video:) I have farm fresh eggs and do not refrigerate. I notice you said use straight from the refrigerator? Should all eggs be put in the refrigerator?

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