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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Everyone struggles to peel a hard boiled egg, right? Well, not any more! Today we’re showing you how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs which are super easy to peel.

instant pot hard boiled eggs

We’ve all made hard boiled eggs. Probably hundreds of times, it’s not hard and they’re great.

We love chopping them up and adding them to a salad, making deviled eggs, making egg salad, and sometimes we just eat them as is.  We love including them on our kids’ plates as a great source of protein. So why then are we always annoyed when we have to make hard-boiled eggs?

It’s because they are a pain in the butt to peel! But, not anymore. Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs are a game changer.

How to make easy to peel Hard-Boiled Eggs

Yup, Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are easy to peel! I think it has something to do with all the steam that is trapped in the pressure cooker as they cook, but does the reason really matter?

Whatever the reason,  the bottom line is when made in the Instant Pot they are way easier to peel than hard-boiled eggs done on the stovetop. And that will make you very happy. The Instant Pot hard boiled egg cooking method is definitely a time saver and may become your new favorite way of making hard-boiled eggs.

instant pot hard boiled eggs

Yes, we all face bigger problems in our lives than having to peel a large batch of hard-boiled eggs. But we’ve all been there…the shell cracking into lots of little micro pieces that adhere to the egg…it’s a pain!

Sometimes it’s the little things. The little things that make your life easier. Because we cook hard boiled eggs on such a regular basis I am definitely adding Instant Pot hard boiled eggs to my list of things I’m grateful for. It may be way down on my list compared to my kids for example, but those saved minutes of peeling (and cursing) are minutes back I can spend with my kids and that’s no small thing.

Egg peeling made easy

There are a lot of hacks for making peeling eggs easier like these 5 egg peeling hacks from Epicurious, but what we like about the Instant Pot is that you don’t have to do anything extra. They are just easier to peel! Feel free to incorporate your favorite hack if you still find it necessary, but you just might find you no longer need it.

easy to peel instant pot hard boiled eggs

Instant Pot Love

Did you recently (or not so recently) get an Instant Pot?  Have you taken it out of the box or have you left it in the box and are unsure where to start with it?  I’ll admit it…it took me several weeks to force myself to test it out, but now we use it on a regular basis and are loving it.

Recently we have used it to make Instant Pot chili, Instant Pot rice, Instant Pot Applesauce, Instant Pot Cheesecake,  and one of our favorite winter soups–easy lentil swiss chard soup. They all turned out great and we can see that the Instant Pot is going to be useful for lots of things.

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are the latest use for our new purchase. And they’re super easy!

Basic Tips for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Place the eggs either on the rack that came with your instant pot or in a steamer basket.
  • Cook as many eggs as you can fit in a single layer (You could easily do a dozen)
  • Experiment with the cook time slightly to achieve your perfect egg. We find 7 minutes is great.
  • Be careful of hot steam when you use the quick release valve.
  • Use an ice water bath to stop the cooking and cool the eggs

Well, what are you waiting for? Give Instant Pot hard boiled eggs a try and experience the easier peeling for yourself.

How to make Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs Video

instant pot hard boiled eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs made in the Instant Pot
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 eggs
Calories: 62kcal


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 c . water


  • Place eggs in Instant Pot on rack that came with the instant pot or steamer basket.
  • Pour water into Instant Pot.
  • Put on lid and close vent.
  • Press manual and set for 7 minutes.
  • Once the 7 minute cycle ends, carefully quick release pressure.
  • Open lid and place eggs in ice water bath for 5 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from bath and peel.


Calories: 62kcal | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 60mg | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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  • Reply
    Debra Kruse
    April 1, 2018 at 10:15 am

    5 stars
    I just tried this recipe. All I can say is…Thank you, thank you, thank you! The eggs came out perfectly. A dream to peel and the yolks were cooked to a lovely light yellow. I will never make hard boiled eggs any other way again!

    • Reply
      April 5, 2018 at 6:42 am

      I’m so glad it worked so well! It’s the only way I hard boil eggs now!

  • Reply
    April 8, 2018 at 11:28 am

    5 stars
    OMG Perfect in every way

    • Reply
      April 13, 2018 at 11:03 am

      Thanks, I’m so glad it worked out so well!

  • Reply
    May 2, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I am making these for a breakfast potluck at work. Can I leave them in the shell?

    • Reply
      May 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      I would think so. Shouldn’t be any different than boiling them on the stove, and I have left those in the shell and refrigerated.

  • Reply
    November 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    5 stars
    1 1/2 c water, 1 dozen eggs, 12 min low pressure, quick release, 10 min in cold ice water, perfect 👌

    • Reply
      December 7, 2018 at 7:33 am

      So many different methods, and the eggs come out perfect!

  • Reply
    January 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe was awesome! I am by no means a good cook and I was able to make perfect eggs for my meal prepping! Thanks for posting it. I can’t wait to find other instant pot recipes to do.

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    January 15, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    5 stars
    Oh, my goodness! Not only was the 7 minutes perfect, but when I was ready to peel them – one small rap on the counter and then rolling the egg back and forth made the shell nearly “leap” off the egg. Unbelievable! Thank you sooo much.

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    January 19, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    5 stars
    My kids love boiled eggs, I can’t seem to make them enough. This recipe makes it so easy!

    • Reply
      February 1, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      We go through them fast! Glad it worked for you!

  • Reply
    January 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    High pressure or low pressure? Mine doesn’t have a “manual” button.

    • Reply
      February 1, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      I have an older Instant Pot. The “manual” button is the same as the pressure cook button on the newer versions.

  • Reply
    Kyla Florkow
    February 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    5 stars
    High or low pressure?

    • Reply
      February 12, 2019 at 6:53 am

      I never remember to check before I cook them, so I have done both.

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