Rating: 4.43 stars
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

Use your Instant Pot® to make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time! The amount of eggs you can cook depends on the size of your eggs--I can usually fit 16, but if your eggs are larger or smaller the amount will vary.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 hard-boiled eggs
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Insert a wire rack in the bottom of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Pour in water. Carefully place raw eggs onto the rack, fitting them in tightly. Close and lock the lid.

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  • Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • As soon as the timer goes off, hit cancel and release the pressure using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid, as leaving eggs in longer will result in overcooked eggs.

  • Transfer eggs to a large bowl using a serving spoon and cover with cold water. Let cool for 5 minutes. Peel while still warm and rinse off any shell pieces. Use immediately or store in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 0.3g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 163.7mg; sodium 62mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2019
THIS IS KEY: Buy eggs about a week before prep. If eggs are too fresh they will be hard to peel. My recipe is 5-4-5: five minutes for pressure to build; 4 minutes to cook; 5 minutes natural reduce pressure. (Pressure build may be longer depends on model.) Quick release then move eggs to ice water bath before peeling. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2020
I made your receipe EXACTLY as written but the yolks came out liquid raw. Gross! Later, I viewed some other instant pot recipes for hard boiled eggs and they had 5 or more minutes of pressure cook time plus waiting 5 minutes before putting them ice water. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2020
I made your receipe EXACTLY as written but the yolks came out liquid raw. Gross! Later, I viewed some other instant pot recipes for hard boiled eggs and they had 5 or more minutes of pressure cook time plus waiting 5 minutes before putting them ice water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2019
THIS IS KEY: Buy eggs about a week before prep. If eggs are too fresh they will be hard to peel. My recipe is 5-4-5: five minutes for pressure to build; 4 minutes to cook; 5 minutes natural reduce pressure. (Pressure build may be longer depends on model.) Quick release then move eggs to ice water bath before peeling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2019
Eggcellent! I was worried that these might be overdone or not done enough but they were perfect! I have chickens and have tried every trick out there as far as peeling goes and none of the methods have ever worked. The IP is magic and these peeled off in one small swoop. This will absolutely be my go to recipe when it comes to hard cooked eggs. Again....perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2019
Perfect recipe for hard boiled eggs! I used 18 large eggs, for pickled eggs, and this was so easy and quick. From start to finish this took 20 minutes and the shells just slipped off. I'm going to tuck this one into my back pocket for future use. Thank you!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
I do large eggs, set my timer for 3 minutes and instant release for bright yellow yolk, no green coloring Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
works well perfect eggs Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2020
Super good and tender. I followed the recipe to the letter. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2021
If it matters, I used large brown cage free eggs. This makes for a thicker shell and maybe why reviewers are having different results. I only put in 6 eggs because that’s all I needed and I made sure to use the same amount of water. I set the pressure cooker to four minutes and sealed the valve. I accidentally let it go for one minute longer before I released the steam. I followed the rest of the recipe completely and mine came out great. I would stand and watch it to prevent that minute of cook time if I make it again. I can’t see why I wouldn’t use this recipe in the future. It was extremely easy and a very tasty result was the outcome. Not to mention the peel method was extremely effective and effortless. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I’m sure I’ll make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2021
I love making eggs in the Instant Pot! This recipe needs to have a natural release time of 5 minutes before the quick release, which I anticipated in advance so they turned out great. Read More