Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

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Hard boiled eggs have always been a favorite in our house. The thing is I didn’t like making them because I would hate peeling them. I always had to consult pinterest for how to make the “perfect” hard boiled egg. Talk about a labor of love. My favorite part of making hard boiled eggs was when I would peel the egg and lose half of the yolk when I was peeling them.

A friend of mine purchased the Instant Pot on Black Friday and I was psyched for her. The thing is I’m terrible at trying new things. I wanted my friend to try it out and see if it were easy to use and really worth the overall price of the machine. Her reviews were incredible. She raves on and on about her Instant Pot. I knew at that point that I had to take the plunge. I knew exactly what I wanted when my parents asked my husband I what “we” wanted for Christmas. Christmas morning arrived and I was one happy girl to find an Instant Pot wrapped under the tree!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs


The first thing we made in the Instant Pot was French Onion Soup to go with our Christmas Prime Rib! I have to say we were pretty much hooked the first day. We then made mashed potatoes which had a bit of a learning curve. Come to find out there’s a certain liquid requirement that must be met to get to pressure… oops. Lesson learned. I can remember the third thing we made – hard boiled eggs and I remember looking at my husband and saying “this is a game changer!” We ate so many eggs at the first part of the new year that I had a slight aversion to them. I can’t explain how easy it is to peel an egg… I should take and share a video. Sometimes I can peel the egg and the eggshell come off in one piece! It’s amazing.

instant pot hard boiled eggs

Our Recipe for the PERFECT Hardboiled Eggs

In a 6qt Instant Pot add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pot. In an 8qt Instant Pot add 1 1/2 cups of water to the pot.

Place trivet in to the Instant Pot and arrange eggs so that no egg touches the side of the machine. (I fit about 14-16 eggs in my pot!)

Close and seal the Instant Pot.

Press “manual” and adjust the time to 3 minutes.

Allow the machine to run its course and immediately after the timer goes off release the steam.

Place eggs in to an ice bath and allow the eggs to cool.

Peel and store in a ziplock or storage container.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

*My favorite way to peel eggs is to simply tap the egg on the counter and roll the egg. The shell will crack allowing you to peel the shell off effortlessly.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled EggsPerfection! Look at those yolks! Deviled eggs are a breeze with these beauties and the coloring is perfect! I always hated when my yolks would be pale and a grayish color. I rarely have that issue. Sometimes when I miss the timer and quick release that happens but those times are few and far between. 

Hard Boiled eggs have become one of my favorite things to meal prep. They are so easy to make. I would venture to say buying an Instant Pot for Hard Boiled Eggs alone would be worth the investment (haha). I use it way more than my oven!

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  • Laura
    September 25, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Hard boiled eggs and shredded chicken alone make the IP SO.WORTH.IT!!!! I love tossing chicken in the IP, setting it for 20 minutes, then tossing it in my stand mixer with the paddle to shred it! ( did that last night! ). Made 21 day fix enchiladas with 1/3 of the chicken yesterday, and now I have 2/3 of it in a container in the fridge for random meals throughout the week and a quick option for Adam to bring to work!

    • graceinspiredhome
      September 25, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      I definitely agree!!! We do the same thing in our house! You were the friend I was talking about on this post! But you already knew that didnt you ha! :):) I literally make so much chicken its insane ha. Last week I even made it from frozen to make chicken noodle soup! I just added 5 mins to the time! 🙂 It was perfection!

      • Laura
        September 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm

        I know, I know!!! I’m the guinea pig!!!! I figured I was who you were talking about!!!! Bahahaha!!


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