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Using your pressure cooker to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs results in the perfect hard boiled eggs every time that are also easy to peel! The 5 5 5 method is foolproof and gives you consistently cooked eggs with bright yellow yolks.
The 5 5 5 method is an easy formula to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs. You’ll get consistent results every time!
Prep and Add Water – Add cold water to the pressure cooker liner. Add the trivet or egg holder and just place the eggs on top so they aren’t touching the water. It’s okay to pile the eggs on top of each other depending how many Instant Pot eggs you are making.
Seal and Cook – Close the lid on your Instant Pot, make sure to flip the valve on top to sealing, and then cook on Manual High Pressure for 5 Minutes.
Release Pressure – Allow the Instant Pot to Naturally Release the pressure (just let it sit) for 5 minutes before Quick Releasing (by moving the valve on top from sealing to venting) any remaining pressure.
Ice Bath – Add the cooked eggs to the bowl of ice water (use tongs as the eggs will be hot!) and let sit in the ice bath for 5 minutes. Then peel and enjoy or store for later!
It takes about 20 minutes, start to finish, to make Instant Pot boiled eggs in your pressure cooker. 5 minutes for it to come to pressure, 5 minutes for the eggs to cook, 5 minutes to release the pressure, and a final 5 minutes in the ice bath to cool.
Instant Pot hard boiled eggs peel easily for a couple of reasons. Cooking them in the pressure cooker pushes steam between the shell and egg which contributes to easy peeling. And the temperature change from moving the hot eggs to the ice bath also helps them peel easily. The “shocking” process causes the egg to contract slightly which helps separate the shell.
After the eggs have had their time in the ice bath to cool, just crack and roll on the kitchen counter to easily peel. The shells will smoothly slip right off!
The hard boiled eggs can be stored peeled or unpeeled.
Peeled eggs can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. Unpeeled eggs can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Hard cooked eggs are delicious just on their own. Peel, slice in half, and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. They are also great to have on hand for use in a variety of recipes.