Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are the best and easiest way to make easy peel eggs. Once you see how simple this method is and how easy it is to peel your eggs, you will never make them another way. This is a great recipe to make if you are a beginner to cooking with a pressure cooker.
The very first thing I made in my Instant Pot was boiled eggs. I think this is why I feel hard in love with my pressure cooker. I have been making hard boiled eggs the old fashioned way for years. I never found a fool-proof method of cooking them that gave me the easy peel that I get when using a pressure cooker. If nothing else using my pressure cooker for eggs alone has made the investment in my Instant Pot worth it!
Making Instant Pot hard boiled eggs is really simple and when people tell me they still have their pressure cooker in a box from Christmas, I suggest they try it out to cook their eggs. It is a great first recipe. If you are new to pressure cooking be sure to check out our pressure cooker guide. It gives a lot of information on how to cook with it and take care of it. We also have a great list of easy Instant Pot recipes in the guide to help you out!
What is the best method to use to make hard boiled eggs peel easily?
Easy question to answer. Pressure cooking your eggs gives you the easiest peeling eggs you have ever had! I feel very confident in this statement. Try it for yourself and let us know your thoughts in the comments. I promise you I am not over exaggerating this statement!
How to make hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot?
Making eggs in your pressure cooker is super simple and easy to do. There are different methods of cooking hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot but I am sharing my favorite two ways today. I use the 5-5-5 method of cooking. This means that you will cook your eggs under high pressure for 5 minutes and then allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes before you open the steam valve. Then you leave the eggs in an ice bath for 5 more minutes. Then you gobble them all up!
Read about my second method below!
Why do my hard boiled eggs crack in the instant pot?
When you use the 5-5-5 method, you are cooking under high pressure. Eggs are very delicate and sometimes using high pressure can cause them to crack. This happens every once in awhile and is nothing to be concerned about.
However, if you want to try to avoid this from happening you could use the low pressure method of cooking hard boiled eggs. It is known as the 12-6-5 method. You guessed it, this means you will set your pressure cooker on low pressure for 12 minutes, allow a 6 minute natural release and then place eggs in an ice bath for 5 minutes. I use this method all the time and my eggs come out perfect each time.
How many eggs can you hard boil in an Instant Pot?
As little or as many eggs as you want to! If you are cooking more than 10 eggs or so I would highly recommend getting a steamer basket that is pressure cooker safe. I use this one. I have used this basket to make over 2 dozen eggs at once in my pressure cooker.
Can eggs touch in the Instant Pot?
Yes, your eggs can be pilled on top of each other and be touching. The key is to not allow the eggs to be touching the inside of the pot. This is why we use a trivet at the bottom. If you plan on cooking a lot of eggs in your Instant Pot there are some great egg cooking racks that might come in handy. These ensure that your eggs are not going to crack by hitting the edges of the pot.
What can I make with hard boiled eggs?
I personally love hard boiled eggs with a little salt and pepper for breakfast but I also use them a lot in recipes. Some of my favorites are this classic potato salad with egg, My grandma’s deviled eggs, and this Egg Salad recipe.
Don’t forget that you can use this method of cooking eggs this Easter with all of your fun Easter Egg ideas!
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Pressure Cooker
- 12 eggs
- 1 cup water
- Ice Bath Large enough for all eggs to fit inside
- Add water to the pressure cooker pot.
- Add trivet to the bottom of the pot. You can skip this step if you are using a steaming basket.
- Place eggs on top of the trivet ensuring that the eggs are not touching the sides of the pot.
- Seal the lid and turn the valve to sealing.
- Turn Instant Pot on manual, high pressure for 5 minutes.
- When the cooking process is over allow to naturally release for 5 minutes before opening the valve and releasing the remaining steam.
- Place eggs in egg bath for 5 minutes and enjoy!
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