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    Cooking hard boiled eggs is easy and quick, especially if you are making them in your electric pressure cooker. But how to make perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs that peel easily? Check out my easy method below.

    Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

    I love making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot because it requires less fiddling around with pots, hot water, and the hot stove top. You pretty much set it and forget it. It is also very convenient when you are making a large batch of hard boiled eggs. I cooked 8 eggs in my Instant Pot and I could have added 2 more easily.

    Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

    How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

    My technique for making easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs in the electric pressure cooker is 5-5-5. 🙂 Let me explain…

    • You set the Instant Pot on Manual (High Pressure) for 5 minutes
    • Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes (and quick release the remaining pressure)
    • And cool the eggs in ice cold water for 5 minutes.

    They come out perfect every time. And peeling is a breeze.

    Using this technique for Instant Pot hard boiled eggs guarantees that the eggs peel easily and the egg yolk is a nice yellow color with no gray or green circle around them. This gray circle usually appears when the eggs have been boiling for too long.

    Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

    Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

    How To Store Hard Boiled Eggs

    You can store hard boiled eggs (still in shell) for about a week in the refrigerator. If the hard boiled eggs are already peeled, use them the same day for best quality. I like to make a dozen hard boiled eggs on the weekend and then use them for breakfast or add them to my lunch during the week. It’s so easy, convenient and healthy. Eggs are good for you – so nutritional and a great source of high-quality protein.

    Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

    Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
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    Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

    These easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs cook in 15 minutes. They cook perfectly every time and are super easy to peel. Perfect for snacks or appetizers.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 61kcal


    • Pour the water into the pot, and place the eggs on the rack that came with your pot, or in a steamer basket.
    • Close the lid, press the Manual button on the Instant Pot and adjust to 5 minutes at high pressure. 
    • Let the pressure naturally release for an additional 5 minutes after the cooking cycle completes, and then do a quick pressure release.
    • Place the hot eggs into cool ice water to stop the cooking process. Chill for 5 minutes before peeling. Peel the hard boiled eggs.


    Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 4.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 61.1mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg
    Course Breakfast
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Gluten Free, hard boiled eggs, Instant Pot, Meal Planning, Paleo, Whole30
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    Thank you!
    Perfect hardboiled eggs!

    Rogene Quinton

    5 stars
    I followed the 5-5-5 recipe for a dozen eggs and they were perfectly hard boiled and the amazingly easiest to peel I’ve EVER cooked!!! I honestly was amazed at how perfectly they were cooked and how easy the eggs peeled. They practically jumped out of the shell! I’d rate this a 10 star recipe if I could!


    5 stars
    Perfect! Have tried for years and always hit and miss on too much or too little and shells not releasing from the egg. Did 2 dozen eggs and to be safe did them 6 at a time. They were done to perfection and came right away from the shell not losing any egg white or it looking like a cratered moon. Thanks. Another reason I love my instapot.


    Could you make a dozen eggs? Would water ratio differ? I have a 6qt IP

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yes, you can certainly make a dozen eggs. I haven’t tried with 12 eggs yet, but you can use 1 1/2 cup water instead of 1 cup.


        When I put in a dozen eggs at once, I had some shell breakage. Though we could still eat them, they looked bad.
        I’m making a dozen now, but am cooking six at a time.

        Delicious Meets Healthy

        Make sure you add a cup of water to the pot.


    5 stars
    These were absolutely perfect! I had heard eggs cooked in a pressure cooker were easier to peel and that was definitely true. Thanks for sharing this technique.

    gigi clark

    5 stars
    Wow, I’ll definitely share this with my friend.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Gigi! 🙂

    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

    5 stars
    I’ve been sending my mom links to your instant pot recipes– she got one for Christmas and hasn’t used it yet! I keep telling her it’s so versatile — so the posts you are doing are great for new users.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hope she enjoyed some of the Instant Pot recipes here! Thanks for sharing my recipes, Michelle, and thanks for stopping by!!! 🙂

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