Easy Peel Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Quick, easy and ready to peel perfectly, this Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg recipe is the BEST way to cook hard or soft boiled eggs. AND the ONLY reason I didn’t get rid of my Instant Pot!

Overhead shot of hard boiled eggs with an Instant Pot and a blue egg crate.

Life isn’t perfect….it’s messy, it’s unpredictable and it’s full of disappointment but if you approach it in a new way you can find solutions to messy, unpredictable and disappointing events. Like the hard boiled egg. Seriously, something so simple can just ruin your day because we all know that boiling a hard boiled egg is like a science experiment at best.

I LOVE having hard boiled eggs around as a quick, healthy snack but the problem lies in the peeling.  And never knowing if they’re actually going to cooperate. It shouldn’t be that difficult to make perfect hard boiled eggs but it always provides a crazy challenge for me….and one that I’m determined to conquer.

After several hard boiled egg disasters, I finally found the key to making perfect, easy peel hard boiled eggs….in the magical Instant Pot or pressure cooker! Who knew that my least favorite kitchen appliance would be my hard and soft boiled egg savoir.

Overhead shot of eggs in an Instant Pot.

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

I have tried boiling hard boiled eggs on the stovetop, making hard boiled eggs in the oven and the microwave and even have resorted to making a batch of hard boiled eggs in the slow cooker! But not one method proved to yield perfect, easy to peel hard boiled eggs every single time. 

Making Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs is the answer to all my problems and the reason my Instant Pot didn’t end up in the garbage! And these Pressure cooker Hard Boiled Eggs are so easy to make.

A ton of people talk about the Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs 5-5-5 method and this is very similar except I don’t really count the warming up period and I always use manual release because I’m impatient. And I may not leave the hard boiled eggs in an ice bath for 5 minutes if I’m just cooking them for my weekly meal prep.

Eggs in a blue egg crate with an Instant Pot on the side.

Here’s how to make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs:

  1. Place the eggs on the rack inside the Instant Pot and add one cup of water (water is always needed to help the Instant Pot create pressure).
  2. Seal the Instant Pot and set to high pressure. 
  3. Set cook time for 5 minutes and press start.
  4. Once the eggs have cooked for 5 minutes, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Then, manually release any remaining pressure.
  5. Place the eggs in an ice bath to cool and then transfer to a container to store in the refrigerator.
  6. Or use in your favorite recipe using Hard Boiled Eggs.

So, easy to make and knowing your hard boiled eggs are going to peel perfectly is so much less stressful….especially for Easter egg hunts! And another great thing that I love about the Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs is you can make just one egg or a DOZEN eggs in the same amount of time.

Soft Boiled egg with the top snipped off in an egg crate.

How to make Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

If you want to make Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs, it’s equally simple to do.  

Here’s how to make Soft Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot:

  1. Place eggs on the rack inside the Instant Pot and add one cup of water.
  2. Seal the Instant Pot and set to high pressure.
  3. Set the cook time for 3 minutes and press start.
  4. Once the eggs have cooked for 3 minutes, let the pressure naturally release for 3 minutes. Then, manually release any remaining pressure.
  5. Place the eggs in an ice bath to cool and then transfer to a container to store in the refrigerator.

I love soft boiled eggs and like to snip off the top with scissors and dip toast points into for a super fancy sounding breakfast that’s totally not fancy at all.

Perfectly peeled hard boiled egg on a blue background with a hard boiled egg cut in half.

How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Now that you have made the perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs, peeling them is fairly easy but there is a technique I use to get them to peel off in almost one smooth motion.

  • Start by lightly tapping the ends of the egg on a hard surface or countertop to crack the shell.
  • Lay the egg on it’s side. Lightly roll it back and forth applying just the slightest amount of pressure to crack the shell all the way around. 
  • Find the end with the air pocket and peel away the shell and membrane to expose the egg white. Then, peel the shell and membrane off the egg carefully.

Hard boiled eggs cut in half with shells around.

How to Store Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs are best stored peeled in an airtight container for up to 7 days. You can definitely store them unpeeled but they may hold onto some moisture inside the shell causing them to lose a bit of flavor the longer they sit.

  • Hard Boiled eggs will last in the refrigerator up to 7 days.
  • Hard Boiled Eggs can stand at room temperature, safely, for up to 2 hours. 
  • I do not recommend freezing hard boiled eggs because the egg whites do not thaw well. 

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What to Make with Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

My favorite recipes to make with Hard Boiled Eggs are:

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Want even more easy Instant Pot FAVORITES? Try these!

Instant Pot Artichoke on a plate with a hand dipping a leaf into melted butter.

So, if you haven’t bought an Instant Pot yet….now’s the time to do it and if you only make one thing ever….you’ll be making the BEST Hard Boiled Eggs ever. Like ALL THE TIME. I mean, I have some cooking right this moment….because it’s Sunday.

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Hard boiled eggs cut in half with shells around.

Easy Peel Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Course: Breakfast, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hard Boiled Eggs, instant pot
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 62 kcal
Author: Kellie

Ready in minutes, easy to peel hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker is the only way I make my eggs now.

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Ingredients

  • 12 eggs large
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place the eggs on the rack inside the Instant Pot and add one cup of water (water is always needed to help the Instant Pot create pressure).
  2. Seal the Instant Pot and set to high pressure.
  3. Set cook time for 5 minutes and press start.
  4. Once the eggs have cooked for 5 minutes, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. Then, manually release any remaining pressure.
  5. Place the eggs in an ice bath to cool and then transfer to a container to store in the refrigerator.
  6. Or use in your favorite recipe using Hard Boiled Eggs.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Peel Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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