Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs are a great way to get your eggs cooked up and ready to go in no time flat.

Within a few minutes, you can have your eggs ready to peel and eat.

This cuts down on so much time at the stove by no longer needing to wait for the water to boil and the eggs turn out perfect every time! 

How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Everyone enjoys a good hard-boiled egg every once in a while. They go great on chef salads, in egg salads, and a number of other recipes too.

Not only that but they taste great on their own and pack a lot of protein in your diet in just a few bites.

Starting your day off with a hard-boiled egg can be a great way to get your body going, but making them fresh every morning can be a time-consuming chore.

With these easy hard-boiled eggs, you can have your meal prepped long in advance. This also makes it easier for lunch box preparations as well!

Just grab an egg and toss it in your child’s lunch bag before sending them off to a long day of learning.

How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

If you need more reasons to make instant pot boiled eggs, don’t forget about delicious potato salad. It’s one of the best side dishes for any summer event or barbecue.

I have an incredible potato salad recipe to share with you too! 

What do I need for Hard Boiled Eggs?

  • 8+ Eggs
  • 1 Cup Water

Yes, You really don’t need much!

How to Hard Boil Egg in Instant Pot

  1. Add 1 cup of cold water to your pressure cooker/ Instant Pot.
  2. Place your eggs on a rack or the trivet that the instant pot came with. 
  3. Set it to manual pressure and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. After the cooking time has finished, allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes.
  5. After that, release the remaining pressure by opening the pressure release valve.
  6. Carefully remove the eggs from the pressure cooker.
  7. Place the eggs in a 5-minute ice bath. This helps shrink the eggs inside and the shells will peel right off.
How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

What is the 5-5-5 Method for Cooking Eggs?

The 5-5-5 method is simple and easy to remember set of instructions for cooking your hard-boiled eggs in the instant pot. 

  • 5 minutes cook time
  • 5 minutes of natural release
  • 5 minute water bath

Together this gives you a fully cooked egg and it’s done fairly quickly as well.

How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

What is an Ice Bath?

An ice bath is exactly as it sounds. It’s a bowl of cold water that also contains a good amount of ice. It’s used in cooking to help stop the cooking process for items such as boiled eggs. It allows foods to come down in temperature quickly and safely. 

How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

How long do Hard Boiled Eggs Last?

Hard-boiled eggs can keep for up to 1 week and still be fine. For the best results, it’s recommended to keep the eggs still in their shell if you won’t be eating them within a day or so as unpeeled boiled eggs will begin to excrete moisture.

How to Store Hard-boiled Eggs?

Unpeeled hard-boiled eggs should be stored in an airtight container within the fridge.

Boiled eggs with their shells still intact can be stored free roaming in the fridge or inside of an airtight container.

Many people choose to keep them in a sealed Ziploc bag to help retain the egg smell while others may feel comfortable keeping them in egg cartons.

How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Best Way to Hard Boil Eggs?

Every family has its own secret way to make what they consider the perfect boiled egg. While some people might swear by adding salt, vinegar, or other ingredients to the boiling water, it all comes down to the time spent cooking the egg and how fresh the eggs are.

The fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel while older eggs peel much easier.

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are a quick and easy recipe using the 5-5-5 method. 5 Minutes Cooking, 5 Minutes Natural Release, 5 Minutes Water Bath. Perfect eggs every time with no fuss, no mess.
Cook Time5 mins
Natural Release5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 63kcal


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 8 Eggs


  • Place 1 cup of water in bottom of Instant Pot
  • Place Trivet in Instant Pot
  • Place Eggs on top of trivet. You can cook up to 18 eggs with this recipe
  • Close Lid and set to Pressure Cook for 5 Minutes
  • Allow a 5 Minute Natural Release
  • Carefully remove eggs from Instant Pot and place eggs in an Ice Water Bath for 5 mins
  • Remove from bath and store in refrigerator
    OR Crack egg shells on counter and easily peel shells. Store peel eggs in a container in refrigerator


Serving: 8g | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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