Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Friends, I bought my Instant Pot in 2016. 

Then I shamefully let it sit in the box. In the cupboard. For months.

knew I’d probably love it, but I was so hesitant to get started. New stuff is just hard. Especially for someone who likes schedules and predictability. And I just couldn’t bring myself to pull out the manual, pick a recipe, and give it a go. Granted, we moved twice and I had a baby in between my ordering my Instant Pot and my opening it, but still, I can’t quite believe it took me so long to take the plunge.

But, better late than never!

So far my favorite Instant Pot recipe is mega simple – hard boiled eggs! 

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

See that egg ^^^ it’s hard boiled and peeled. SO SMOOTH! 

Jemma jumped in and peeled the eggs for me when they were done and over and over she said, “Look at this one! The shell is peeling right off in big pieces!” And that, my friends, is the beauty of Instant Pot eggs – they peel BEAUTIFULLY. 

Honestly, I’ll never hard boil eggs any other way. The Instant Pot is life.

I read quite a few different hard boiled egg recipes before mashing a bunch together and going at it all trial and error mode. My goal was simple. Something I could memorize. So, as you’ll see … 5-5-5. Done in 15. That’s it. Five minutes to pressurize, five minutes to cook, five minutes to depressurize. Then cold water and peel. Done and done.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
930 calories
5 g
2418 g
62 g
82 g
20 g
1006 g
937 g
2 g
0 g
36 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 930
Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62g
Saturated Fat 20g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 2418mg
Sodium 937mg
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 82g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 1/2 cups of water
  2. 1 dozen eggs
  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot and add eggs. Do not stack.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to 5 minutes via the manual mode. Lock lid and close vent.
  3. It will take about 5 minutes to pressurize and then the 5 minute cook time will begin. When the Instant Pot beeps, open the vent. Wait 5 minutes. Unlock the Instant Pot and remove eggs. Plunge into an ice bath to quickly stop the cooking. Peel right away or chill and peel later.
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A note on price … the 6 quart is usually $99.95. It has dropped as low as $55.99, but if you catch it for $80 or so, that’s a good sale!

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