Perfect hard boiled eggs made in the Instant Pot are a total breeze, just eggs, a splash of water and the touch of a button. These are perfect for deviled eggs, snacks on the go or to add to salads!
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
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I’m somewhat new to the Instant Pot (and madly in love with it).
I love the ability to get dinner on the table so quickly, I love how versatile it is and how many other appliances it replaces (you can read more about the Instant Pot here).
I love being able to cook a pasta sauce in minutes that tastes like it has been cooking for hours and to be honest, I fully expected to be able to cook chicken breast to tender perfection from frozen in literally minutes there is one thing I didn’t realize I could do in the Instant Pot.
Did you know you can cook the most perfect hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot at the touch of a button? I know, it’s crazy easy.
Hard boiled eggs is one of those things that should be easy to cook, I emphasize the word should! I mean, it’s a method with two ingredients and one of them is water, how hard can it be? But of course somehow it seems one of those easy things that are actually tricky. While I’ve long perfected cooking hard boiled eggs on the stove top (thanks to my Mom) and even have baked them in the oven, this method is hands down the easiest way to cook them yet!
If you’ve never cooked hard boiled eggs in a pressure cooker, you’re going to love this! When I say they come out perfectly hard boiled I mean absolutely perfect. Tender (not rubbery) whites with picture perfect yolks that are completely cooked with a soft texture.
It takes literally seconds to prep and the eggs peel perfectly and the shells slip off with one hand. You’re going to place your metal trivet at the bottom of the Instant Pot (or a metal steamer/strainer like this one) and then add as many eggs as you’d like (I do 6 or 8 at a time for the week). Next pour 1 cup of cold water… set the cook time and walk away.
While your eggs are cooking you’ll want to prepare an ice bath. Just fill a bowl with ice cubes and then add cold water. Once cooked you’re going to plunge your eggs into the ice bath which stops them from overcooking. When your hardboiled eggs are overcooked is when you start seeing that grey ring around the yolk plus the whites can take on a chewier texture (yuk!). I leave them in the ice bath at least 5-10 minutes (although most of the time I forget about them and it’s more like an hour, LOL).
Voila, perfect eggs in seconds without overcooking them. Firm yet creamy yolks, perfect whites. These are great for Easter egg decorating (with whipped cream), for deviled eggs (or Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs) or even to slice up and place on a Spinach Salad. The perfect on the go snack for any time of day!
- 6 large eggs (as many as you like)
- 1 cup cold water
- Place the rack in your instant pot. Add eggs to the rack, pour in 1 cup cold water and seal the lid.
- Press manual button and decrease time to 7 minutes (it should show high pressure).
- Once done, quick release steam and place eggs in an ice water bath for at least 5 minutes.
- Peel and enjoy!