Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

I know what you are thinking - Should I really use my sophisticated-amazing-perfect Instant Pot to make a simple thing such as hard-boiled eggs?

Hard Boiled Eggs cut into half topped with chopped green onion

Well, believe me, after the first time you make this Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs recipe, you won't be able to cook eggs any other way ever again!

So why should I use Instant Pot to make hard boiled eggs?

3 simple reasons:

1. You can make a huge amount of eggs at one time.

In one level trivet, I can make up to 12 eggs using my standard 6-quart Instant Pot.

2. It's super clean! The eggs don't break or explode all over your precious pot!

3. Using this method, makes the eggs very easy to peel!

It's like magic!

This is the classic and the easiest Instant Pot egg recipe you have ever had.

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Are hard-boiled eggs healthy?

Hard-boiled eggs are very easy to make in the Instant Pot, very healthy, and rich in protein which is wonderful.

A healthy person can eat up to 2 eggs per day, and if they are hard-boiled and oil-free, you have nothing to worry about.

How Long Are Hard-Boiled Eggs Good For?

I'm keeping them in the fridge and eat them all in 4 days.

How many eggs can you make at once? 

You can make 4, 6, or even 9 eggs to same way with only 2 cups of water.

When cooking eggs using the Instant Pot, the steam does the work for us so it doesn't matter if you are making 1 or 10 eggs.

Just make sure you put the eggs in one layer and that they are not touching each other.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Do I need any special accessories to make boiled eggs?

For this recipe, you will need an egg rack metal trivet in order to make the eggs.

Even if you don't have any special accessories, for the first time you can use the simple trivet that you got when you purchased the Instant Pot.

Later you can get dedicated Instant Pot trivets that come with handles so you can make much more eggs at once and take them out altogether.

Can you cook eggs in Instant Pot without trivet?

Yes, you can make hard boil eggs in Instant Pot without a trivet or rack!

I'm doing it sometimes and it works great:

  • In order to do so, just add 3 cups of water instead of 2 cups, and follow the same instructions.
  • High pressure for 5 minutes, natural pressure release for 5 minutes, and 3 minutes in a bowl.

Usually, I'm making Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs with the basic metal trivet that comes with the Instant Pot.

How to make Soft Boiled Eggs

In order to make soft boiled eggs in your Instant Pot, just cook the eggs for 3-4 minutes on high pressure instead of 5.

How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs?

Gather the two magical ingredients.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Put the trivet inside your Instant Pot and pour some water.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Place your eggs on the trivet.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.

Once done, wait for 5 minutes for a natural release.

Open the lid, take the eggs out, and put them in a bowl filled with cold water.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Peel the shells off.

Cut the eggs in half.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Serve & enjoy 🙂

Feel free to add chives on top.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

If you need side dish ideas, check out What To Serve With Hard Boiled Eggs for 15 delicious options.

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

The best way to prepare perfect hard boiled eggs for breakfast…
4.95 from 18 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: international
Keyword: egg, Hard Boiled Eggs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the trivet or egg rack inside the Instant Pot and add 2 cups of water.
  • Put the eggs on the trivet and close the lid.
  • Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid take out the eggs.
  • Put the eggs in a bowl of cold water for 3 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 126kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 11g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 327mg Sodium: 137mg Potassium: 121mg Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 475IU Calcium: 56mg Iron: 2mg


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32 thoughts on “Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. your recepies are great. I have made many of them and they ALWAYS turn out great. Right now I am cooking hardboiled eggs. We live in New Hampshire and we are having a blizzard of a snow storm so I am cooking them in case we loose our power which they say we are going to.;

    Thank you for sharing

  2. I have made many, many batches of hard-boiled eggs. I have tried many different timings and techniques and finally found what I believe to be the "perfect" system. 1) use room temperature eggs (important) 2) Manual High Pressure 3 min. 3) let coast for 2 min (do not turn off the keep warm as opposed to Natural Release). 4) remove inner liner and all and fill with cold tap water to cover eggs then put 4 cups of ice cubes on top.
    This system produces perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs, no green in the yolk, no broken shells, and after they cool (even after a few days in the fridge) the shells come off easily. (Note: I am at sea level)

  3. I have the 8 quart, I tried the 5 and 5 method and found them way too hard.
    Since I'm new to the Instant pot I experimented with a lot of eggs.
    I found 2min cooking 0 min release gave me the perfect breakfast egg just cut the top off and spoon it out, A 2 min cooking and 1 min release gave me a medium boiled egg, a 2min cooking 2 minute release gave me a hard bold egg. I live in Calgary 3300 feet above see level that could be the reason for the different cooking times.

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