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Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

Learn how to cook Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs that are foolproof, easy-to-peel, and so simple to make! 

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 eggs
Calories 62 kcal
London Brazil


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Ice bath


  1. Pour cold water into a 6-quart Instant Pot. Place the steamer basket, egg rack, or trivet full of eggs into the Instant Pot.

    A egg rack and a steamer basket as accessories for the Instant Pot.
  2. Cover Instant Pot with lid and ensure the pressure release valve is sealed.
  3. Turn the Instant Pot onto High Pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes if you like a slightly less done yolk, or 6 minutes if you like them a bit more creamy.
    Cold water being poured into an instant pot and a timer set to 5 minutes.
  4. The Instant Pot will take a few minutes to heat up, and then will start the cooking process (5-6 minutes.) Once the Instant Pot timer goes off, wait an additional 5 minutes before releasing the pressure valve.

  5. Quickly remove your eggs using towels (the eggs will be hot!) and transfer them to an ice water bath. Make sure the eggs are completely covered with water/ice and let them cool in the ice bath for at least 5 minutes.

    An ice water bath to cool down hard-boiled eggs to make them easy to peel.
  6. Once completely cooled, hit the rounded bottom of the egg on a hard surface and then vigorously roll the egg so it has cracks ALL over it. Peel the egg under cold running water for best results.

    Three images showing you how to easily peel eggs by placing them in a water bath and rolling them on a table.
  7. Make classic deviled eggs, egg salad sandwiches, or enjoy them on their own!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 60mg2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.