Sitting outside pondering on things one day and thought to myself, "Why not cook and color your eggs at the same time?" A quick search showed me I wasn't the first to think of it, but I did learn a couple of tips and my method was spot on.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
10 mins
35 mins
8 hard-boiled eggs


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour 1 cup water into a 6-quart multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and place a trivet inside.

  • Set out 4 wide-mouth pint-sized canning jars and place 2 tablespoons vinegar into each one. Add 10 drops of food coloring of desired colors into each jar. Carefully place 2 eggs into each jar and fill with water. Set jars on the trivet.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 1 minute. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Use tongs to remove the canning jars and drain water carefully. Transfer eggs to an ice bath and let rest for 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I used the basic colors of red, blue, yellow, and green as a test. Feel free to do 5 drops of red and 5 drops of blue for purple eggs or 5 drops of red and 5 drops of yellow for orange eggs.

Have your kids help assemble the jars so they are still involved in the coloring process but without the mess. Let them them decorate with non-toxic markers and stickers.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 0.4g; fat 5g; cholesterol 186mg; sodium 78mg. Full Nutrition