Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – make the perfect hard boiled eggs with minimal work. The shells are easy to take off, the eggs are perfectly cooked and you’ll never look back!
How to hard boil eggs
Over the years, I’ve heard of a bunch of ways to hard boil eggs. Out of all of the ones I’ve tried, this method using an Instant Pot is by far the easiest and most consistent. Other options for hard boiling eggs:
Most suggest to cook in a large pot on the stove. But the difference is usually in what to do once the water starts to boil:
- Remove once the water boils and cover with a lid for 15 minutes.
- Cover the pot with a lid over a rolling boil and then cook for 6+ minutes.
What you need to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Instant Pot – this is the one I have and use over and over. While we’re at it, check out my Instant Pot resources page!
- Steamer basket – there are a ton of these, but this is the one I recently got and think is awesome!
- 12 eggs
- ice water
Only a few things for the perfect hard boiled eggs and you won’t want to make them any other way!
An ice water bath is an important step in making the perfect hard boiled egg. It slows down the cooking process and prevents the dreaded green ring (see more info below).
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
With so many different ways to make hard boiled eggs, this is by far the easiest, most fool poof ways. One of the things I love most is that the eggs are super easy to peel. Because isn’t that the worst part of hard boiled eggs? Peeling the darn things. The high pressure makes them ridiculously easy to slide right off.
What causes the green ring on hard boiled eggs?
Simply put, the green ring comes from over cooking eggs. To avoid getting that green ring, don’t cook eggs as long. While the green ring won’t hurt anyone, it makes for yucky looking/grayish eggs. And nobody likes a greenish/gray egg, right? This can also turn egg salad or deviled eggs a gross color and mess up the texture.
How long will hard boiled eggs last?
It’s important to note that it’s easier to keep hard boiled eggs if you keep the shells on. They can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. If you take the shells off, the temperature needs to be regulated with a damp paper towel or in water. Eggs without shells will only last up to five days.
Other Instant Pot posts
The Instant Pot can be used for all kinds of recipes. Here are a few favorites that you might enjoy:
- Top Instant Pot Tips and Resources
- IP Chile Lime Chicken Tacos
- 15 Minute Instant Pot Mexican Rice
- Instant Pot Italian Beef
Hard Boiled Egg Recipe
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 12 large eggs
- 1 c water
- Add 1 c. of water to bottom of the Instant Pot and slide steam basket into the base of the IP.
- Carefully place eggs into steamer basket (don't crack them!).
- Line the lid up on the Instant Pot and close it.
- Make sure the valve is on the sealing position.
- Set time to manual for 5 minutes.
- Once cooking is done, do a natural release for five minutes before releasing valve.
- Slowly open lid and remove eggs from the steam basket.
- Place eggs in a bowl with ice water to make sure the cooking process stops (preventing from over cooking and the green ring!)
- Easily remove shells and store or eat.