Making perfect hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot pressure cooker is so much easier than using the stovetop method! Plus, you don’t need to worry about boiling over or burning the pot when pressure cooking. Who knew making hard-boiled eggs could be so hassle-free?
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Eggs are one of the most nutritious as well as versatile items around. There are roughly 70 calories in an egg, less than one gram of carbs, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat. Eggs can be enjoyed on a keto diet, a Paleo diet, a vegetarian diet, the Weight Watchers diet, the Atkins diet, etc. You get the idea.
One of the simplest ways to enjoy eggs is to hard boil them. For years, people have been hard boiling eggs on their stovetop by putting them in a pot of water and covering them with an inch of water. Then they would bring the water just to a boil, cover the pot, and then remove it from the heat and let it stand for around 10 minutes.
While the old-fashioned method works, I have always had difficulty with the next step – peeling the eggs. They would look like they had gone through a war zone. Know what I mean?
I mentioned my problem to a friend. She told me that making hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot will make them much easier to peel. I tried her method and will never go back to making hard-boiled eggs on the stovetop. Ever!
Because sharing is caring, I am going to tell you how to make hard-boiled eggs the easy way.
Instant Pot or another electric pressure cooker. (This recipe was tested in a 6-Quart Instant Pot.)
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1 cup water
- Additional water and ice
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1. Insert your Instant Pot’s wire rack, stackable egg rack, or steamer basket into the pot, pour in 1 cup of water, and place a dozen eggs on the rack.
2. Put the Instant Pot lid on top and turn the steam valve to the sealed position. Select MANUAL and set the timer for 6 minutes.
3. When the timer is up, turn the valve to venting to quick release the pressure and allow the steam to escape.
4. Carefully remove the eggs from the Instant Pot and immerse them in an ice water bath (a bowl of ice water).
(To make an ice bath, simply place a couple of handfuls of ice cubes in a bowl and add cold water.)
5. To peel, tap each egg against a hard surface to crack the shell. Continue tapping the egg while rotating it in order to loosen the shell. Starting at the large end, begin removing the shell from the egg. I find it very helpful to peel the egg under running water.
🤷🏻♀️ Hard Boiled Egg Questions
Store hard-boiled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be stored for up to 7 days. If you notice any unusual smell coming from the eggs, do not eat them.
Yes. However, using a pressure cooker provides a more accurate temperature and cook time, thereby reducing the likelihood that your eggs will be overcooked.
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Instant Pot
- 12 eggs
- Insert Instant Pot’s wire rack into the pot, pour in 1 cup of water, and place a dozen eggs on the rack.
- Put Instant Pot lid on top and turn the valve to seal. Select MANUAL and set the timer for 6 minutes.
- When the timer is up, quick release the pressure valve and allow the steam to escape.
- Remove the eggs from the Instant Pot and immerse in an ice bath.
- To peel, tap each egg against a hard surface to crack the shell. Continue tapping the egg while rotating it in order to loosen the shell. Starting at the large end, begin removing the shell from the egg.
And that is how you make hard-boiled eggs the easy way. The eggs are ready to be enjoyed with a dash of salt and pepper or to be used to in a variety of delicious ways, like deviled eggs and egg salad.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy hard-boiled eggs?