Want to learn how to make soft boiled eggs to perfection in the Instant Pot®? Follow this quick and easy recipe that is ideal when you have to make loads of eggs in a very short time!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 eggs
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Place trivet inside the pot and then place eggs on top. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions. Unlock and remove lid.

  • Place eggs in a bowl full of ice water until easily handled. Remove from water.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 0.4g; fat 5g; cholesterol 186mg; sodium 71.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2018
These were not soft boiled eggs but they were really good hard boiled eggs. I released the pressure immediately and waited 5 minutes. They were super easy to peel and the yolks were completely done and very tender. If you want a soft center not fully cooked then you need to probably only cook 2 minutes release the pressure and remove them right away. Thanks anyway for a great way to make eggs! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2019
2.20.18 I made these using the original time listed: 5 minutes. Unfortunately, five minutes in an Instant Pot is too long for a soft boiled egg, you end up with a hard boiled egg. Instead of waiting five minutes to release the pressure as written, I released the pressure instantly which they tell you to do in the Instant Pot manual. Waiting an additional five minutes before releasing the pessure would have cooked the egg even more. I’m going to try this again tomorrow morning with three minutes, releasing pressure instantly, and if that's too runny, I’ll try it at four minutes because I like the idea of Instant Pot soft boiled eggs. All was not lost, instead of having a soft-boiled egg for breakfast, I had an egg salad sandwich for lunch. UPDATE 11.22.18: Been meaning to do an update on this, and since we just had soft boiled eggs for Thanksgiving breakfast, thought I’d sit down and do this now. Three minutes works perfectly for a runny yolk, but firm white. Do not wait for 5 minutes after the time is up, release pressure INSTANTLY, putting a towel over the valve, so the steam doesn’t go everywhere, then quickly run the eggs under cold water until cool enough to touch, or put them into a bowl of ice water to cool down (to stop the cooking). And cut your toast into strips for easy dunking. Read More
(17)
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2019
2.20.18 I made these using the original time listed: 5 minutes. Unfortunately, five minutes in an Instant Pot is too long for a soft boiled egg, you end up with a hard boiled egg. Instead of waiting five minutes to release the pressure as written, I released the pressure instantly which they tell you to do in the Instant Pot manual. Waiting an additional five minutes before releasing the pessure would have cooked the egg even more. I’m going to try this again tomorrow morning with three minutes, releasing pressure instantly, and if that's too runny, I’ll try it at four minutes because I like the idea of Instant Pot soft boiled eggs. All was not lost, instead of having a soft-boiled egg for breakfast, I had an egg salad sandwich for lunch. UPDATE 11.22.18: Been meaning to do an update on this, and since we just had soft boiled eggs for Thanksgiving breakfast, thought I’d sit down and do this now. Three minutes works perfectly for a runny yolk, but firm white. Do not wait for 5 minutes after the time is up, release pressure INSTANTLY, putting a towel over the valve, so the steam doesn’t go everywhere, then quickly run the eggs under cold water until cool enough to touch, or put them into a bowl of ice water to cool down (to stop the cooking). And cut your toast into strips for easy dunking. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2018
Agreed with other reviewers. 3 minutes will get you a hard boiled egg no matter how quickly you release for up to at least 12 eggs. (I've done a number of times.) I'd try 2 minutes. That said these eggs peel like no boiled eggs you've ever made.:) So easy!! And perfect for deviled eggs. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2018
These were not soft boiled eggs but they were really good hard boiled eggs. I released the pressure immediately and waited 5 minutes. They were super easy to peel and the yolks were completely done and very tender. If you want a soft center not fully cooked then you need to probably only cook 2 minutes release the pressure and remove them right away. Thanks anyway for a great way to make eggs! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2019
If you leave the lid off the instant pot till it starts to boil, then put the eggs in with egg basket, then put the top on, set timer for 3 min. then take them out after you wait 3 more min. they come out great ! Read More
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