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Eggs perfectly hard boiled and halved

Easier Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot
Difficulty: Easy
Number of Ingredients: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 (1 to 6 Eggs)
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Marilyn
Pressure cooking is an ideal way to cook eggs because you don’thave to use older eggs to make them easier to peel — the shell almost slides right off — and theyare done to perfection. You can soft-cook,medium-cook, hard-cook or even poach the eggs, as you like them.
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  • 1 to 6 large eggs


  • Add 1 cup (250 mL) hot water to the inner pot and place the steam rack in the pot. Place egg(s) on the rack.
  • Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing. Set your Instant Pot to pressure cook on Low for 6 minutes for hard-boiled eggs, 4 minutes for medium-boiled eggs, and 3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs.
  • When the cooking time is done, press Cancel. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes and then turn the steam release handle to Venting. When the float valve drops down, remove the lid.
  • If eating warm, as soon as you can handle them carefully peel egg under cool running water and transfer to a plate. Alternatively, transfer each egg to an egg cup. Using a spoon, tap around the top portion of the egg (about one-third from the top) and remove the shell.
    If using eggs cold, remove inner pot, transfer pot to the sink and discard water. If using cold, add cold water to the pot. When cold, peel the egg and discard shell.
    If using later, do not peel eggs until ready to use. Refrigerate eggs up to 5 days.



  1. How do I store my hard boiled eggs? Hard boiled eggs should covered and refrigerated with 2 hours or boiling. The eggs should be used within 1 week.
  2. How do I cool my eggs quickly? You can use the cold water plunge methodjust don't dirty another pan. Discard the hot water in the pot and run cold water over the eggs and let them stand until cool.
  3. Can I pressure cook eggs right in the water? No. Always use a trivet or steamer basket for your eggs. The water boils fiercely in the pot and you can easily crack your eggs.
  4. Are eggs good for you? Eggs are a nutrition powerhouse and one of the best sources of hard-to-find choline in the diet.
  5. How many eggs can I pressure cook at one time? With one trivet you can cook up to 6. Place them in the pot so they are not bumping up against each other. If get a two-tiered basket you can cook up to 12 by placing 6 in each of the baskets.
  6. Can I make soft boiled eggs in the Instant Pot? Absolutely! I've included the steps below for medium and soft boiled eggs.
This recipe has been updated from my 175 Best Instant Pot Recipes cookbook and 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg