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How to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Use your Instant Pot electric pressure cooker for perfectly cooked, easy to peel eggs every time.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Preheat & Release Time10 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggs in instant pot, instant pot hard boiled eggs, pressure cooker eggs
Servings: 6
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Lori



  • 6-12 eggs
  • ice
  • cold water


  • Place steamer basket or trivet in bottom of Instant Pot inner pot.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water to the inner pot.
  • Place eggs in a single layer on the trivet or in a steamer basket.
  • Check that the valve is set to "sealing" and set to cook on Manual High Pressure for 5 minutes (**see notes for cooking time options).
  • Allow IP to come to pressure (takes about 7 minutes) & cook for 3-7 minutes (see Notes).
  • Allow pressure to release manually for 5 minutes, then quick release the steam following the manufacturer's directions.
  • While eggs are cooking, prepare ice bath by adding ice to a large bowl and filling with cold water.
  • Immediately remove eggs with tongs and add to the ice bath. This step is important to stop the cooking process.
  • Peel the eggs & place in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator.


  • Cover the vent with a towel before quick releasing pressure.
  • I prefer to peel the eggs before refrigerating.
  • Unpeeled eggs will keep in refrigerator for 4 days.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on your Instant Pot model.
Cooking time Recommendations:
  • Medium Hard Boiled Eggs - cook for 3 minutes.
  • Hard Boiled Eggs - cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Well Done Hard Boiled Eggs - cook for 6-7 minutes.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. We recommend independently verifying the information.


Serving: 1egg | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg