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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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If you are ready to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs you are definitely going to want to use the 5-5-5 method! This is the best way to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. 

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

There are so many ways to make hard-boiled eggs, you can make them on the stove, make Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs, or you can choose another fail-proof option which is using this easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs recipe. Once you try this method, it might just be the one you use from here on out. 

instant pot hard boiled eggs

What is the 5-5-5 Method?

The 5-5-5 method is the secret to the most beautiful hard-boiled eggs and it is so easy:

  • 5 minutes of pressure (in the instant pot)
  • 5 minutes of a natural release
  • 5 minutes in an ice bath. 

So simple and the perfect way to hard-boiled eggs! 

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

  • Wash and dry your eggs, if desired.
  • Add in your water.
  • Place the eggs in one layer, in the bottom of the pot, making sure to not stack them on top of each other.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Place your instant pot on manual/high pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes. It will take it about 5 minutes to pressurize and then it will start the 5-minute cooking countdown. 
  • Let the pot naturally release for 5 minutes before manually releasing and removing the eggs.
  • Fill a bowl big enough to hold the eggs, with water and some ice.
  • Immediately place the eggs from the instant pot into the cold water. Leave for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You may need to adjust the number of eggs based on the size of your Instant Pot. The most important factor is that it is a single layer on the bottom of the pot. 
instant pot hard boiled eggs
  • You do not need the water to cover the eggs. It just needs to be about halfway up the eggs. 
  • An ice bath is one of the best ways to ensure the eggs will peel easily after cooking. However, you can also add a teaspoon of baking soda to the cooking water. This tends to help as well.
  • Farm fresh eggs do not peel well, no matter what. So, be aware that they might give you issues, even if you try these techniques.
  • The actual cooking time is only 5 minutes, but it will take time to pressurize before cooking starts, and you have the release after it cooks, which also takes more time. Therefore, I believe it’s truly 15 minutes for the full cooking time.
instant pot hard boiled eggs

Storage

You will want to let your eggs completely cool prior to storing. 

Once they are cooled, I peel the eggs and place them in an airtight container for 3-4 days. 

If you leave them unpeeled you can store them for about 1 week in the fridge. 

instant pot hard boiled eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

If you are ready to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs you are definitely going to want to use the 5-5-5 method! This is the best way to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs.

Ingredients

  • 12 Medium/Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup + Extra Water
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry your eggs, if desired.
  2. Add in your water.
  3. Place the eggs in one layer, in the bottom of the pot, making sure to not stack them on top of each other.
  4. Place your instant pot on manual/high pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes. It will take about 5 minutes to pressurize and then it will start the 5-minute cooking countdown. 
  5. Let the pot naturally release for 5 minutes before manually releasing and removing the eggs.
  6. Fill a bowl big enough to hold the eggs, with water and some ice.
  7. Immediately place the eggs from the instant pot into the cold water. Leave for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

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