Easy-Peel Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

Close up of hard boiled egg with blurry eggs in the distance on a plate

I just wanted to share a simple recipe to make Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs that are incredibly easy to peel. If you have an Instant Pot (which I highly recommend for many reasons) you should really consider hard-boiling your eggs with it.

It makes them quickly, and very consistently, and the peeling is extremely easy. 

Not only does my toddler love boiled eggs, but they are an amazing source of protein and essential nutrients like choline which is great for brain development. (1)

You can throw hard boiled eggs into salads, sandwiches, eat them alone, or add some hot sauce for a kick. Try using leftovers to make deviled eggs or egg salad. The possibilities are endless!

Now for why you’re really here: 

How to Make Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

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  • Up to 12 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • Steam rack
  • Ice bath 


1. Put your steam rack in the Instant Pot.
2. Pour in 1 cup of water. 
3. Place the eggs on top of the steam rack.
4. Place on Instant Pot lid, flip vent to sealing, then set to manual high pressure for 5 minutes. 
5. When the Instant Pot comes to pressure, you will hear a beep. Then it will cook for 5 minutes. 
6. After the 5 minutes is up, it will beep a few times again. Let it release pressure for 5 minutes exactly. Then flip the vent to release the pressure according to the manufactures instructions. 

7. Transfer the eggs to an ice bath for a few minutes to stop the cooking process so they don’t become overdone. 

How to peel hard-boiled eggs: 

Simply roll the egg on a hard surface to break up the shell, then start to peel. The shell comes right off. 

How do you make soft-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot?

Follow this same recipe, except cook the eggs on Low Pressure (press the “Pressure” button on the Instant Pot again to set it to low pressure. You will see the LED light under “low” light up. ) Cook for 5 minutes.

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6-quart Instant Pot

Instant Pot Steam rack (One comes with the IP, but I lost mine and ordered one on Amazon)

How do you cook your hard-boiled eggs? Comment below!

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(1) Zeisel, S. H. (2000). Choline: an essential nutrient for humans. Nutrition.

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