I use my Instant Pot several times a week, but most of the time I’m not making a full meal or a recipe. Instead, you can usually find me using it to cook basic staple foods, like rice, pasta, and potatoes. The Instant Pot makes it so simple to cook basic ingredients like these, and it saves me a significant amount of time and effort at dinnertime!
And speaking of the basics, I recently started experimenting with cooking hard boiled eggs in my Instant Pot. And now that I have the process down to a science, I’ll be sharing that process with you today! Simply follow the instructions below, and you’ll end up with perfect hard boiled eggs every time! (Or perfect medium boiled eggs, or perfect soft boiled eggs—the choice is yours!) Once you see how easy and downright foolproof it is to make hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot, you’ll never go back to the stovetop method! :-)
Oh, and one more thing—if you’re interested in learning more useful tips and tricks about the Instant Pot, be sure to check out my eBook Everything Instant Pot! You can buy it in my shop, or download it for free if you’re an OGT Plus member!
How To Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Step 2: Place the eggs onto the rack, then pour 1 cup of hot water into the pot.
Step 3: Pressure cook for 5 minutes on High pressure.
Step 4: Follow the pressure release instructions according to how you want your eggs to be cooked:
- Soft Boiled – Turn the Quick Release handle immediately after cooking.
- Medium Boiled – Allow Natural Release for 2 minutes, then Quick Release the remaining pressure.
- Hard Boiled – Allow Natural Release for 7 minutes, then Quick Release remaining pressure.
Step 5: Transfer the eggs immediately to a bowl of ice water. Let the eggs cool in the water for 5 minutes.
How To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
Once your eggs are cooked and cooled, you have two options. The first option is to leave the shells on and store them in your fridge. They will last for about one week this way. The second option is to peel them and use/eat them immediately!
To peel a hard boiled egg quickly and easily, crack the egg on your countertop in a few different places around the shell. Then roll the egg across your counter using light pressure to break up the rest of the shell. Remove bits of the shell until you get under the membrane, then the whole shell should come off easily!
How To Use Hard Boiled Eggs
Being able to use my Instant Pot to make hard boiled eggs saves me so much time when I make my mom’s Potato Salad. (I also cook the potatoes in the Instant Pot, making the whole process much less labor intensive!) Check out the recipe for my mom’s Potato Salad at the link below.
Related: The World’s Best Potato Salad
Have you tried making hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot?