I know, I know…You’re thinking anyone can hard boil an egg. But Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs will cook up a batch of PERFECT eggs that are easy to peel! I’ve found a way using my Instant Pot, or digital pressure cooker, and I’m going to tell you how you can make them, too.
How do you hard boil eggs so they peel easily?
Can you easily hard boil eggs in pot of water on the stove? Yes, of course!
Does it take about the same amount of time to cook in the Instant Pot vs. the stovetop? Yes, it does. The Instant Pot might even take a minute longer.
Now, here’s where the Instant Pot technique pays off…
Does cooking eggs in the Instant Pot yield perfectly hard boiled eggs without the ugly green line around the edge?
Do they peel so easily I’m doing a slightly weird crazy dance in my kitchen? The answer, of course, is a resounding YES!!
(This is where you start imagining your glorious egg salad, your jaw dropping deviled eggs, and your avocado and egg toast in the morning – all featuring your beautiful hard boiled eggs!!)
I started making Instant Pot hard boiled eggs a few months ago. Now I make them every week to have on hand for easy breakfasts and snacks. If you have and Instant Pot or digital pressure cooker and have been too scared to use it, read my post about Instant Pot Fear – (It’s a Thing).
Some pressure cookers have an Instant Pot egg setting. Mine does not and yours doesn’t need to either! So don’t rush out to buy a new pot; just follow my instructions below.
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup water
- in Instant Pot (or digital pressure cooker)
- an ice bath, which is simply ice cubes in a bowl with water. This is used to quickly stop the cooking process.
Follow along with my printable recipe below.
I’m going to put all my eggs in a basket and bet that you like these as much as we do! Try them and tell me what you think!
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- 6 eggs, large
- 1 cup water
- 3 cups ice
- 3 cups water
- Place 1 cup water in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Add the trivet.
- Add the trivet and place 6 eggs on the trivet. Cover and lock the lid.
- Select "Manual" function and set for 6 minutes.
- Perform a quick release. (I like to loosely place a towel over the steam valve). Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place in an ice bath (equal parts ice and water) for an additional 6 minutes. .
- Remove from water after 6 minutes. Refrigerate, or peel & enjoy!