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Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

The easiest way we found to make the perfect hard boiled eggs using our instant pot.
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Author: David Wayne


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Egg Steamer Rack


  • 7-14 Eggs raw
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Add water to the instant pot
  • Place egg steamer rack into the instant pot (trivet will work as well)
  • Place eggs into egg steamer rack
  • Put the Instant Pot lid on and seal the pressure release valve
  • Pressure cook for 5 minutes
  • Let natural pressure release for 5 minutes, I use my kitchen timer, and then release the pressure by opening the pressure release valve
  • Remove the lid and using long tongs, move the eggs into a pot full of cold water for another 5 minutes, kitchen timer
  • Crack the shell against a hard surface, like the edge of your sink, rotating the egg around to crack the whole shell into tiny pieces
  • Peel the egg under warm running water allowing the water to flow between the egg white and the egg shell membrane which will help the shell to slide right off the egg
  • Cut the hard boiled egg in half and lightly salt and pepper
  • Enjoy!



This is known as the 5-5-5 method of cooking hard boiled eggs in the instant pot.  My kids go through a couple dozen eggs a week so this makes it super easy.  Have fun!