Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

You can make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot or any other pressure cooker. I love eggs made in the Instant Pot, they are cooked perfectly, and quickly.

Hard boiled egg slices on a cutting board

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Hard-boiled eggs can be challenging. If you cook them too long, the egg yolks can get a green hue on them. If you don’t cook them long enough, you can’t use them for recipes.

Hard-boiled eggs make a great high protein snack. I also love them in creamed eggs on toast. You can make boil eggs. You can also cook them in an Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is a particular pressure cooker brand.

A dozen eggs in front of an Instant Pot

I love my Instant Pot! You can cook rice, steam, saute, slow cook, make yogurt, and use it as a pressure cooker. This kitchen appliance is one I use every single week.

It has a stainless steel insert so you can always scrub it nice and clean. So if you are wondering if you can make eggs in the Instant Pot, you can.

What I love about preparing Instant Pot hard cooked eggs is that they come out perfectly. If you aren’t super attentive, you may have eggs that are overcooked.

You can cook eggs in the Instant Pot easily. I like to cook mine a dozen at a time. I prefer either eggs from my mother’s chickens or organic eggs.

Let’s go over what you need to do to cook perfect hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot.

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in an Instant Pot

  1. Place a wire rack in the bottom. I used the one that came with the Instant Pot. If you don’t have the one that came with the pot, you can use a stainless steel rack as long as it fits inside of the pot.
  2. Add 1 cup of water. The eggs steam instead of being fully submerged. This gives you an almost fluffy yolk on the inside.
    You will need a wire rack to hard boil eggs in the Instant Pot.
  3. Place the eggs on the wire rack.
    Spread out the eggs on the wire rack evenly to cook the eggs in the pressure cooker.
  4. Put the lid on.
  5. Set the pressure cooker to high and for 6 minutes.
    Demonstration of settings for instant pot hard cooked eggs.
  6. Do a quick release when the cooking cycle has completed.
  7. Immediately remove the eggs from the Instant Pot.

Recipe Tips

  • If you are using a larger pressure cooker be sure to add in additional water. Go up to 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • Make sure to do a quick release, and remove the eggs from the pot, this way they don’t accidentally overcook.
  • Can’t get your InstantPot to seal? Remove the lid and check the silicone ring to make sure it is in place.

Frequently asked questions about cooking eggs in an Instant Pot

If I want to cook more eggs do I need to increase the time?

No, the Instant Pot works off of pressure, not strict cooking time. We are concerned about cooking time while the pot is under pressure.

I have an 8 quart Instant Pot, do I need to add more water?

Yes, I would increase the water to 1 1/2 cups.

How do I soft boil an egg in the Instant Pot?

If you want a runny yolk set the cooking time to 2 minutes. If you want a yolk that is soft but somewhat firm, set the cooking time to 3 minutes.

Recipes to Make with Hard Boiled Eggs

Favorite Instant Pot Recipes

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Slices of hard boiled eggs on a wood cutting board

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

How to make perfect hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in an Instant Pot, Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs, Keto, Paleo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 62kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Place rack inside of an Instant Pot.
  • Place eggs on the wire rack.
  • Add 1 cup of water.
  • Put the lid on and seal the Instant Pot.
  • Set pressure cooker on high for six minutes.
  • When the cooking time is done, release the pressure with an instant release.
  • Carefully remove the eggs from the pot, they will be very hot.

Video

Notes

  • If you are using a larger pressure cooker be sure to add in more water. Go up to 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • Make sure to do a quick release and immediately remove the eggs from the pot. This way they don’t accidentally overcook.
  • Can’t get your InstantPot to seal? Remove the lid and check the silicon ring to make sure it is in place.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Infographic on how to make InstantPot Hard Boiled Eggs.

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. PegP

    I would suggest placing the eggs in an ice water bath when removing from the Instant Pot to stop the eggs from cooking

  2. Karli Baldus

    I don’t know what I did wrong but did 8 quart, 7minutes, released at 7 minutes and half cracked? I used 1 1/2 cups of water. Not sure what I’m doing wrong but sad. I know this is supposed to be super easy

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