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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs take under 10 minutes to produce creamy yellow yolks and soft whites with super easy to peel shells! You’ll never go back to making them on the stove again. Use them to make Smoked Deviled Eggs.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg

The very first Instant Pot recipe we made was Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs for obvious reasons. They were quick to make, hard to mess up and cheap to experiment with. Once you utilize your Instant Pot to make Hard Boiled Eggs you’ll never look back. For years we searched for the holy grail of Hard Boiled Egg Recipes. No matter what “tip” we tried, our hard boiled eggs were left with huge chunks of missing “flesh” after we were done peeling. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs continue to be the only manner in which we can easily remove the shell without losing half the whites.

This Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg Recipe is easy to follow and creates fluffy, creamy yellow centers with blemish free whites! While most people refer to the 555 rule, our method comes to 444: 4 minutes of steam, 4 minutes of release followed by 4 minutes of an ice bath. It’s just as easy to remember, and in our opinion, creates a better hard boiled egg. Of course hard boiled eggs are like candy….some prefer sour candy while others prefer chocolate. Both are delicious, however it comes down to preference.

Without further ado, here is our Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe!

Oh, before we forget, we know you’re wondering what our second Instant Pot recipe was, since this was our first. These Instant Pot Little Smokies!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Utilize large eggs if possible. They are less apt to overcook. If you only have medium, shave a 1 minute off both the cooking time and “natural release” time.
  • We tested the “steam” setting, “egg” setting and “pressure cooker” setting. The steam method created an egg white that was chewy and soft where as the pressure cooker and egg setting whites were a bit tougher. Still nice, but tougher.
  • Do not let the eggs touch the water or the side of the pan. They will crack and you’ll be sad.
  • The amount of eggs you cook at a time is flexible. We’ve done 4 and up to 12. The cooking time will not change.
  • ELEVATION MATTERS! Once size doesn’t fit all with hard boiled eggs so you need to play around with the time. The 555 method may very well work best for your elevation.
Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs take under 10 minutes to produce creamy yellow yolks and soft whites!
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Egg Recipes, Instant Pot Recipes
Servings: 12 eggs
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $1



  • 1 cup Water
  • 12 Large Eggs


  • Place the trivet that came with your instant pot in the pot.
  • Add the water followed by the eggs.
  • Close the lid and press the "steam" button and adjust to 4 minutes at high pressure.
  • Let the pressure naturally release for 4 minutes, then finish with a quick release.
  • While your eggs steam, fill a large bowl with ice and water.
  • Once the pressure is released, place the eggs in the ice bath for 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the ice bath, pat dry and refrigerate until you're ready to enjoy.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

How To Store Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs will stay for a week in the refrigerator, as long as their shells are in tact.

Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

Interested in making soft boiled eggs? Utilize the steps above, however set your timer to 2 minutes for runny eggs or 3 for true soft boiled.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs 555 Rule

Many people swear by the Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs 555 Rule. We tried it several times and were left with tough, grey eggs. Of course, as mentioned above, it depends on the size of your eggs and your ELEVATION. We tested this method out on large eggs, save for one experiment with medium. Those two batches were slightly grey and tough, but still less than satisfactory.



Easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs - Ready in just 10 Minutes! Creamy, velvety centers with soft and chewy whites. Easier to peel than stovetop method! You won't find an easier way to make Hard Boiled Eggs. #instantpotrecipes #eggrecipes #breakfastrecipes #healthyrecipes
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Laurie Basile

Friday 22nd of December 2017

Hello! The time is missing from your soft-boiled egg instructions. Could you provide that please?


Friday 22nd of December 2017

Thanks for the heads up! I've updated the instructions to include.


Monday 11th of December 2017

For soft boiled eggs, the sentence ended prematurely before showing the time to set the instant pot for. How long would it be set for? Thank you!