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Instant Pot hard boiled eggs with the shells falling off and one cooked egg cut in half.
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Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

How to make perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. Cooking hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot is quick, easy and hands-off. This method produces the best easy peel hard boiled eggs!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time16 mins
Servings: 12 eggs
Calories: 70kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • eggs up to 12
  • ice + water


  • Place 1 cup water in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Put a trivet or steamer rack in the pot (either the one that came with your IP or an egg steamer rack, such as these stackable egg racks.)
  • Place eggs in a single layer on top of the rack.
  • Close your Instant Pot lid and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to manual/pressure cook, high pressure, and use the +/- button to set the cook time to 5 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished: If you have a 6 quart Instant Pot, do a 5 minute natural release (leave the Instant Pot alone for 5 minutes) and then quick release any remaining pressure. If you have an 8 quart Instant Pot, quick release the pressure as soon as the cook time ends by carefully turning the steam release valve to the venting position. I usually do this with the handle of a long serving spoon.
  • When the float valve drops down, the pressure has been released and it is safe to open your Instant Pot. Carefully remove the lid and immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water using tongs, a spoon or an oven mitt.
  • Let the eggs cool in the ice water for 5 to 10 minutes and then peel. Hard boiled eggs can be eaten right away or stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • If your eggs are extra large, you may need to add a minute or two to the cook time.
  • For soft boiled eggs: Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes and do a quick pressure release if you are using a 6 quart Instant Pot. Cook at high pressure for 3 minutes and do a quick pressure release if you are using an 8 quart Instant Pot. It is best to eat soft boiled eggs right away.


Serving: 1egg | Calories: 70kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 70mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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