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How to Make Perfect Soft and Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot that are easy to peel!
Instant Pot Eggs
Want to know how to make perfect hard boiled or soft boiled eggs in the Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker/slow cooker/steamer-in-one)? This simple formula will give you perfect, easier to peel eggs every time. Of course, if you prefer to make them on the stove you can use this foolproof Hard Boiled Eggs recipe.
A few ways I like to use hard boiled eggs:
- I always keep a batch of hard boiled eggs on hand in my refrigerator for breakfast on the go, add to salads, etc.
- Have you tried a breakfast salad? I first had one a few years ago and think it’s genius. I prefer to make them with soft boiled eggs, but you can use whatever you like.
- Make deviled eggs. Or for a twist on the classic, guacamole deviled eggs.
- Make a healthier egg salad by swapping mayo for mashed avocado.
- Top them on your avocado toast.
- Use them to whip up a quick egg sandwich, this is my daughter Karina’s favorite egg sandwich.
- Add them to mason jar salads for protein, this is one of my favorites.
Instant Pot Tips
- Lock the steam valve before pressure cooking. Pressure will never build if the valve is turned to venting.
- Don’t fill the pot more than two-thirds full with any liquid or stew. Keep in mind some foods expand, such as rice and oatmeal.
- If your food is undercooked, re-cover the pot, lock the steam valve, re-pressurize, and cook again for a few extra minutes.
Hard boiled eggs will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week. If you don’t have an Instant Pot and prefer to make them on the stove, here’s my foolproof method for perfect hard boiled eggs every time.
How to Make Perfect Soft and Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
How to Make Perfect Eggs in the Instant Pot
Perfect hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs that are easy to peel!
Yield: 4 eggs
Serving Size: 1 egg
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- rack that comes with the Instant Pot
- Place the rack in the bottom of the pot. Pour the water in the pot. Place the eggs on the rack.
Soft Boiled Eggs:
- High pressure on manual 3 minutes. Quick release placing a towel over the valve so steam doesn't get everywhere, then quickly run the eggs under cold running water until cool enough to hold. Peel right away.
Hard Boiled Eggs:
- High pressure on manual 5 minutes. Natural release 5 minutes then use quick release placing a towel over the valve so steam doesn't get everywhere, then quickly run the eggs under cold running water until cool enough to hold. Peel right away.
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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
283 comments on “Perfect Instant Pot Soft and Hard Boiled Eggs”
Can you do a dozen at a time?
You forgot to tell us to make sure the sealing ring was in place!!!! Just joking!!! I was wondering why there was so much steam coming out of the condensation catcher area!! Per someone else’s suggestion I had stored the ring in the freezer to get rid of the odor and completely forgot to put it in place in the lid.
I love having a guide – thanks! To the people it didn’t work for – eggs differ. It’s going to depend on the size and age of the egg, how well the hens were kept (happy hens create thick shells), and how far you are from sea level. I’ll try it with only one or two eggs to see what mine need – I suggest that others start with this recipe as a guide and do the same.
3 minute plus quick release made slightly underdone hard boiled, not soft boiled.
Quickest and easiest way to cook and peel hard-boiled eggs! Thank you!
4 minutes and eggs were perfect!
I tried the soft boiled, wit 2 eggs, and after 3 min high pressure they were so under done I cooked them in the frying pan, over easy.😔 any advice?
I do 12 at a time w/ a cup of water. using the 5-5-5 method, put in an ice bathe for 5 min. and they peel so easy. Perfect every time. 5 cooking mins. 5 nat. release and 5 mins. in ice bathe.
Good to know! Trying 8 this morning (2 for deviled eggs for NY dinner and 6 for go to snacks over the next few days). First time for this many!
The first couple of times I made these they came out perfect. Perfectly cooked and easy to peel. But lately
I have tried they do not peel easy. In fact I loose most of the egg during the peeling and end up throwing the whole egg away. What am I doing wrong?
I would recommend changing the first step to: place the rack in the INNER POT within your instant pot base. Then pour water.
I placed the rack and poured and it came out the base. (I haven’t used my instant pot very many time). Hoping my instant pot isn’t fried 🙁
3minutes resulted in eggs too runny ugh
5 minute hard boiled were good
There was literally a video that showed you this!
I can think of one good reason to peel the eggs immediately. A friend of mine would take a hard boiled egg to work every day for a snack. One day, his teenaged son thought it would be funny to swap it out with a raw egg. Friend got his morning snack out, cracked it on the desk – yolk everywhere 🙂
Oh no!! Lol
This did not work for me at all. After 3 minutes the eggs were still almost completely liquid.
I cooked the eggs for 10 minutes but they shut off but I forgot about the for 21 minutes and when I peeled them they were brown but taste fine. Is that just sign of over cooking.
I made eggs for the first time in my instant pot and they were perfect and easy to peel, did the 5/5/5 method.
Cooked 2 dozen eggs and the y turned out great; quickest I’ve ever gotten eggs peeled. Never again will I boil on the stove 🙂
I forgot the eggs after the pre-heat and their 5 minutes cooking, so I didn’t do quick release. The steam released naturally. They turned out fine. Thanks!
Do I have to peel immediately after?
So easy and definitely my favorite way to make hard boiled eggs. They come out perfect every time and are so easy to peel! Wilmington, DE