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Air Fryer Hard “Boiled” Eggs

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Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!

Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

I eat hard boiled eggs for breakfast or lunch just about every day! Since discovering this method, this is the only way I make hard boiled eggs now. No waiting for the water to boil, just place the eggs in the air fryer and walk away. Some of my go-to salads with eggs are Classic Egg Salad, Chickpea Egg Salad, and this Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad.

My go-to breakfast is hard boiled eggs with Everything Seasoning, so good!

Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!

I’m sure when you think of air fryers you think of air fryer french fries, or egg rolls, or even chicken wings! And yes, I make all of those things in my air fryer, but it’s funny, these hard boiled eggs have become a part of my morning routine because it’s so much faster than any other method. It’s the only way I “boil” eggs now. I can get them started and walk away to finish getting ready for my morning. I love that I don’t have to stand over them to make sure they don’t boil over on a stove. Don’t get me wrong, I still love making hard boiled eggs in my Instant Pot, especially because they peel so easy, but for saving time, the air fryer wins!

Do Air Fryers Cook Faster?

Yes! An air fryer is basically a counter-top convection oven with a heated coil (usually at the top) a mesh or metal basket, and a fan that circulates the heat around the foods at convection oven rates which creates an intense environment of heat that consequently cooks foods faster and more evenly.

Here, using cold eggs right out of the refrigerator, I have played around with different times, and found they come out perfect cooked 250F for 15 minutes, without pre-heating the air fryer with a slightly soft yolk. If you like a more solid yolk, I would cook it for 17 minutes. Once they are ready, simply rinse them under cold water and peel.

Since all air fryers makes and models vary in watts, you may have to play around and experiment with yours. This is tested with the 1700 watt Skinnytaste by Vremi Air Fryer which is finally available for pre-order on Amazon (US only). As the ship date gets closer, Canadians and Hawaii will also be able to order it on the Vremi website, I will be announcing as that gets closer (shipping fees will be extra). This is the air fryer I use to create all my air fryer recipes for my blog and the Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook (affil link).

Play around with your air fryer and experiment to see what gives you the best results and let me know how it works out!

Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!

Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!

Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!

Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!

Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

4.44 from 66 votes
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Cals:78
Protein:6
Carbs:0.5
Fat:5
Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!
Prep: 0 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 4 eggs
Serving Size: 1 egg

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt black pepper, everything bagel seasoning, optional

Instructions

  • Place the eggs in the air fryer basket and cook 250F 15 minutes for  a softer yolk, 17 minutes for a firmer yolk (time may vary depending on the make and model of your air fryer).
  • Run under cold water and peel right away.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 egg, Calories: 78 kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.5 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1.6 g, Cholesterol: 186 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Sugar: 0.5 g

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Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!

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155 comments on “Air Fryer Hard “Boiled” Eggs”

  1. I just did this! In my Vremi air fryer. Amazing.. was quiet happy with how easy it is.  Thanks!🤗

  2. I tried this last night. 10 eggs at 250 for 17 minutes. Tried to crack the first egg…  not cooked enough. Back in the air fryer, this time at 280 for another 20 minutes. This time they were  cooked enough, but not easy to peel at all.  Guess I’ll be using my instant pot after all. Worth a try anyway. 

    1. You over filled the basket girlfriend. then you stuck them back in for longer and a higher temperature ??? The Instant pot was made for you girl.

  3. Perfect! Thank you! I can’t use my regular stove right now and was craving a hard boiled egg. Air fryer to the rescue. I will never boil the eggs again. Shell came off effortlessly! 5 stars!!

  4. I will never make hard boiled eggs on the stovetop again! These came out just perfect, straight from the fridge, no preheating, at 17 minutes. Super easy to peel, and the yolk set at just the right firmness.

  5. Just cooked mine in an air fryer oven. Did not change temp or time. Just put the eggs in a pan that fit my oven. Worked great.

  6. Wow! Just tried hard cooking my eggs in the air fryer. Quick and slick. No boiling, no draining, just cool them in cold water. Peeled like a dream. I won’t go back to the boiling method. Thank you so much! Love your recipes!

  7. This is so easy! I tried this yesterday in Phillips XL Air Fryer. I too, like several others was a little skeptical but wanted to try. Warmed/preheated my fryer for 3 mins at 250, took my eggs straight from fridge, and left them in for 18 minutes.  Put them in ice water and they peeled easily.  The yolk was hard the way we like it.  Thank you GINA!  No more boiling water for me.

  8. What happened to my posting that had been visible after the one shown with the 4 egg failure? I promised to experiment and I did as my newer post successfully showed? 😳
    DDMS, MEd, CHt

  9. As I indicated my intent earlier today after the disaster of going exactly by the directions, I experimented with 1 egg @275 for 20 minutes! This turned out perfectly!

  10. Used 1800 watt air fryer. 17 min. at 250 degrees was either not nearly enough time and/or temp! 🙁 Will now experiment for myself.

  11. I’ve done this a few times and it’s worked well, but this morning when I put 2 eggs in at 250 for 17 min like usual before heading upstairs, I came back down to a kitchen full of smoke and the air fryer broken! One of the eggs was busted open, other than that I don’t know what happened. But my air fryer won’t turn back on at all, which is devastating 🙁

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    Cassie Eskew

    These are awesome! I do mine for 19 minutes to get the yolk how I like it. One question- how long do these keep without peeling them in the fridge? I’ve been doing one each morning for my salad but would love to do a few every other night. Also, do they need to be peel immediately after the cold water from the air fryer?

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    Janet Carmichael

    My Ninja Foodie only goes down to 300 so I had to play with this a bit. I found that eggs out of the fridge at 300 at 12 minutes came out with a just soft yellow center. Perfect!

    1. I was so happy I found your reply to this post. I decided to finally try making these this morning and i noticed mine also did not go as low as it said to put it. I was thinking shoot I wonder how long I would cook them on 300. Then I saw your post, thank you so much Totally made my day. Those were very tasty! I will never go back to boiling again.

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        Toni Anderson

        For mine I had to change it from air fry setting to roast setting to go lower than 300. Just FYI 🙂

    2. Thank you for this!! I also have the Foodie and didn’t know how long to cook it at 300 degrees! Much appreciated! 

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      Cynthia Rivera

      Making mine on Ninja. Perfect timing. Thank u. Making them for work and pressed for time!!👊👊👊 so much easier! Any other great ideas for Ninja , please share??? My first time with air fryer…luv. it🥰🥰!!

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    Barbara Webster

    Unfortunately, my first attempt didn’t work out. I tried cooking 6 jumbo eggs for 17 minutes at 250 degrees and some of the eggs were not completely cooked – not only the yolks but some of the whites as well. They also didn’t peel cleanly.

    My mistake was probably using jumbo eggs and my air fryer thermostat may be different. I will try again because Gina’s recipes rarely fail.