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.

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Recipe Summary

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 11% DV; carbohydrates 0.3g; fat 4.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 163.7mg 55% DV; sodium 62mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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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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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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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
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
10/20/2019
I love making hard boiled eggs in the instant pot. They are perfect every time. I use the 5-5-5 method just to make it easy to remember. Set pot on high and timer for 5 minutes and then the same as the instructions here for the rest except i put them in a bowl of ice water to cool. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2020
I'm quite new with an instant pot, but this recipe was so easy and my eggs turned out just wonderful. I chose 5 minutes cook time. Give this recipe a try, you'll be happy you did. Read More
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