It's like magic! These Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs really are cooked perfectly and peel easily. I can't believe it!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

By Rachel Tiemeyer
September 21, 2021

These easy-to-peel Instant Pot hard boiled eggs. just might change your life. It is the only way I make hard boiled eggs now! With 3 simple steps, you can do it too.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

This recipe is MAGIC.

In all of my years of trying every hard boiled egg trick in the book, I’ve never come out with ones that were cooked this perfectly (think moist yellow yokes with no green ring) and that peeled this easily.

The shells practically fell off once I got started peeling. This recipe alone might make investing in an Instant Pot (here’s the one Polly and I both own*) worth it.

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How to Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Listen to how easy this is.

Step 1 – Prep the Instant Pot

First, pour 1 cup of water in the steel bowl, place the wire rack in the bottom, and line up your eggs. You can squeeze them in there but I’d recommend no stacking them.

Eggs inside an instant pot

Step 2 – Cook the Eggs

Push the “Manual” button and adjust the time to 4 minutes. And make sure the Pressure is on “High.”

Step 3 – Prepare the Ice

While the Instant Pot comes up to pressure (it will take about 5 minutes), add some ice and water in a bowl nearby as an ice bath.

An ice bath prepared for instant pot hard boiled eggs

Step 4 – Let it naturally release for 4 minutes

After the Instant Pot comes to pressure and the 4 minute cooking time is up, let it naturally release for 4 minutes (meaning, don’t touch it). After that, release the rest of the pressure by turning the knob on top. Watch it closely, so they don’t sit longer than this. 

Instant Pot Hard boiled eggs cooling in an ice bath

Step 5 – Ice Bath the Cooked Eggs

Using a spoon or tongs, add your eggs to the ice bath immediately.

Peeling hard boiled eggs cooked in the instant pot

Step 6: Peep and Enjoy!

Then, get peeling. They will come right off!

Hard boiled eggs

Say hello to perfectly cooked, easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs from the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Cooking Times Chart

If you have an Instant Pot, be sure to download and print off our Instant Pot Cooking Times Chart that we spent two years developing for our cookbook.

This guide will help you pressure cook both fresh and frozen meals perfectly! It’s our gift to you!

Want more easy recipes for the Instant Pot?

Be sure to swing by our fabulous round up of Instant Pot Freezer Meals. Every recipe can be made fresh or prepared ahead of time and then placed in the Instant Pot straight from frozen.

A collage of images for freezer meals made in the Instant Pot.

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5 replies
    • Rachel Tiemeyer says:

      Hi Beth. I’ve been meaning to update this recipe. I’ve tested it a lot since first writing it and have found that 4 minutes cook time and 4 minutes of natural release time prevents that. I’ll update the recipe. Thank you for leaving this comment as a reminder to me!

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  1. Valerie says:

    I love making hard boiled eggs this way! But one or two eggs usually crack when I cook them this way. Any idea why? I use 7 eggs and they don’t touch, 6 qt IP, 5-5-5 method.

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