The simple 5-5-5 method for making perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. You’ll be amazed at how easily they peel, and how creamy and delicious they taste!
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Why this Recipe is Best
If for no other reason, you’re going to want an Instant Pot just to make hard boiled eggs. (don’t worry, I have over 90 Instant Pot Recipes on my site that I think you will love)!
Now that I have discovered how to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs.
I use the 5-5-5 method. It is not quicker than my traditional recipe, however, the ease at which the egg comes out of the shell is amazing.
- 5 minutes high pressure cook
- 5 minutes natural release
- 5 minutes ice bath
I’ve tried all the tricks, from old eggs, to ice baths, to putting them in the oven (it’s a thing). Sometimes I’d get a couple in the batch that peel amazing, and then there are some where I remove half the white part just to get the shell off. But the 5-5-5 method is flawless.
Just eggs and water.
Whether you use fresh or older eggs doesn’t matter when using the Instant Pot.
You’ll also need a trivet or steamer basket to set your eggs in/on. And ice for the ice bath. That’s it!
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
Use a trivet in the bottom of the pressure cooker. Add water and place your eggs on top of the trivet (it’s okay if they are touching).
PRO TIP: You can do 1 egg or as many as you can fit to the “fill line”
Pressure cook. Close the lid, set the valve to “SEALING” and select “HIGH PRESSURE” for a cook time of 5 minutes. Once the timer goes off, allow pressure to Naturally Release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release of the pressure valve.
Ice bath. Fill a big bowl with ice and water. After releasing the pressure on the instant pot, remove the eggs with tongs and place them in the ice bath for 5 minutes.
You can now peel and use, or refrigerate for ONE WEEK unpeeled.
How to Use Eggs
- Deviled eggs. Now that I have an easy way of making hard boiled eggs that look GOOD outside of their shell, I’ll be sharing my family’s favorite deviled eggs recipe soon!
- Caesar Salad and Dressing. Did you know you can make Caesar dressing from hard boiled eggs? Yep, it’s true! No raw eggs needed.
- As I try to eat more protein and count my macros, I incorporate simple hard boiled eggs for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. I also slice them up and put them on salads and sandwiches too!
- Let’s not forget egg salad. My absolute favorite sandwich from childhood!
- Add hard boiled eggs to Macaroni Salad. It’s the perfect potluck recipe!
More Instant Pot Recipes
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Mississippi Pot Roast
- Instant Pot Pork Chops
- Mongolian Chicken
- Starbucks Egg Bites recipe
- Chicken and Dumplings
- Sweet Potatoes
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 6 large Eggs or as many or as little as you want to cook
- 1 cup cold water
- Place the rack that came with your instant pot in the bottom of the pot. Pour in your cold water. Add your eggs (it’s okay if they’re touching).
- Close the lid and set the pressure to high for 5 minutes. It will take several minutes for the pressure to build. Once the timer goes off (after cooking for 5 minutes), allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes (set a timer).
- While this is happening, fill a big bowl with ice water. Once your timer goes off, quick release the pressure and open the lid. Remove the eggs and place them in the ice bath for 5 minutes.
- You can now peel and use, or refrigerate for up to one week (unpeeled). ENJOY!
- Freshness of eggs does not matter!
- Store hard boiled eggs in refrigerator for up to one week, if unpeeled. Store peeled eggs for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
- Use as little as 1 egg or up to the max fill line. Same times apply.
- Cracking of eggs can happen with no rhyme or reason.