Air Fryer “Boiled” Eggs are by far the easiest way to make perfect eggs every time! They can easily be cooked to soft, medium or hard depending on preference and use.

This is definitely my favorite way to cook eggs, the whites come out firm and the yolks are creamy.

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Once again the Air Fryer has proven itself to be an all-purpose kitchen appliance (find our favorite air fryer along with everything you need to know about air fryers here).

Of course, these aren’t technically “boiled” since there is no water required but they do come out perfect every single time.

  • They come out with perfect whites and creamy yolks.
  • They’re so easy to peel, the shells just slide right off.
  • Eggs can be cooked to soft, medium, or hard.
  • Hard-cooked eggs can be served warm or chilled for snacks and egg salad.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs in an air fryer basket

How to Boil Eggs in an Air Fryer

  1. Preheat Air Fryer according to recipe instructions.
  2. Place the eggs in the fryer basket and cook.
  3. Once the cooking time is completed, plunge eggs into an ice bath to stop the cooking process and chill them.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs on a marble board with signs to show how many minutes for each egg

  • For soft boiled eggs set timer for 11 to 12 minutes at 250°F.
  • For medium boiled eggs set timer for 13 to 14 minutes at 250°F.
  • For hard boiled eggs set timer 16 to 18 minutes at 250°F.

Plunge eggs into an ice bath for 5 minutes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These eggs were tested in a Cosori XL 5.8QT Air Fryer with large eggs directly from the fridge. Different brands/sizes of air fryers can cook differently so be sure to test one or two eggs before cooking a whole batch of eggs to ensure they’re done to your liking.

Do the eggs crack open in the air fryer while cooking? I have cooked countless batches of eggs in the air fryer and only one egg has ever cracked open. The cracked egg leaked a little bit but didn’t burst.

To Peel Eggs

There are several ways to peel hard-boiled eggs. We find the most foolproof way is to gently tap the bottom of the egg on a hard surface and then roll it until the shell is cracked all the way around. Gently remove the shell with your fingers while running the egg under cold water. The shell should slip right off!

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Air Fryer Eggs (Boiled Eggs)

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs come out perfect every time, whether you prefer soft, medium, or hard yolks!
Cook Time 14 minutes
Ice Bath 5 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 6 eggs


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  • 6 large eggs or as many as desired
  • ice


  • Preheat air fryer to 250°F.
  • Place eggs in the air fryer basket (no water needed) in a single layer.
  • For hard-cooked eggs, cook 16-18 minutes.
  • Once the air fryer stops, place the eggs in an ice bath for 5 minutes. Peel under cold running water and enjoy.


These eggs were tested in a Cosori XL 5.8QT Air Fryer.
Different brands/sizes of air fryers can cook differently so be sure to test one or two eggs before cooking a whole batch of eggs to ensure they're done to your liking. It may take a batch or two to learn your appliance.
Cook times were tested with large eggs directly from the fridge.
  • For soft eggs cook for 11-12 minutes
  • For medium jammy eggs cook for 13-14 minutes.
  • For hard-cooked eggs cook for 16-18 minutes
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 72 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. I make different preparations for many foods. This was a first for Air Fryer. My usual is Instant Pot (565)- I got right up to compare.
    I did 16 minutes- the only difference was a bit more clingy on the peeling but nothing like the stove(hard to remove) and a bit of texture when biting in. I really enjoyed a new preparation.5 stars

    1. I am glad you enjoyed this as much as I do Jody! This has become my new favorite way to cook eggs as the shells are so easy to peel!

  2. Bestway to have “Boiled” air fryer eggs.
    Peeling is a breeze, especially if you don’t want them to chop, but sliced for salads or deviled.

    Bless the person who came up with idea!

    1. I am so glad you love this recipe as much as I do Linda! It’s quickly become my favorite way to make “boiled” eggs.

  3. To avoid cracking, poke a very small hole in the “fat” end of the egg, using a straight pin. This lets the air escape as it heats rapidly.

  4. I have the same air fryer and just made the eggs according to the recipe. I wanted hard boiled for egg salad and tuna salad so I kept them in the fryer for 16 minutes then to an ice bath for 5 minutes. They came out perfect. No green ring and they all peeled so easily. I came across you by looking up potato recipes (au gratin and scallop) which I’ll be making soon. Your recipes look so good. I’m glad I found you!5 stars

    1. You will need to cook them for less time, I can’t say for sure how much as I’ve only cooked them at 250°F. Let us know how it goes!

    2. Hey Walter
      I just did 2 over medium fried eggs in ninja foodi grill , used disposable aluminum pan , spayed it with olive oil and af for approx 4 min