Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Easy to Peel!

These Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are incredibly easy to peel, and they turn out perfectly every time! No Instant pot? I have instructions on how to make perfect hard boiled eggs on the stove, too!

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Easy to Peel Instant Pot Eggs

My family loves hard boiled eggs, but when they aren’t easy to peel my kids wind up throwing away a decent part of the egg with the shell.

To avoid this kind of waste, I perfected my technique for making hard boiled eggs on the stovetop. The eggs were gorgeous, but I had to stand over the stove and watch them. When you have four kids and work from home, it’s hard to dedicate time to standing over a stove.

Knowing that I always have more work than time, friends and family recommended getting an Instant Pot. It took a while, but I finally got one last fall.

I love my Instant Pot ! First, I tried cooking black beans (this black bean recipe, but on the Instant Pot bean setting). Next I made a bunch of different soups, including several using frontier soup mixes.

I bought an Instant Pot accessories kit that came with egg trays, so I decided to try making hard boiled eggs in my Instant Pot.

The result was the best hard boiled eggs I’ve ever made!

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in Your Instant Pot

Making Instant Pot eggs is simple. Fill the bottom of the pan with 1-2 cups of water, insert egg trays, and fill the trays with eggs.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Cook Time

Set your Instant Pot to steam. How long you cook your eggs once pressurized depends on how you like to eat them:

  • 2 minutes for soft boiled eggs
  • 3 minutes for barely hard boiled eggs
  • 4 minutes for well done eggs.

I like barely hard boiled eggs, so I steam mine for 3 minutes. As you can see in the photo below, this leaves some of the eggs with a slightly darker (less cooked) yolk center.

Easy to peel hard boiled eggs made in instant pot

Making Your Eggs Easy to Peel

What you do when the timer goes off is very important if you want eggs that are easy to peel!

  1. Quick release the pressure as soon as your Instant Pot beeps.
  2. Remove egg trays, place in sink, and spray with water.
  3. Pour the steaming water out of the Instant Pot pan.
  4. Fill the pan with ice.
  5. Place eggs on ice in the pan.
  6. Add water until the eggs are covered.
  7. Gently stir to cool all of the eggs as quickly as possible.

This technique works beautifully for me! Check out these perfect eggs that my kids peeled:

these hard boiled eggs peel perfectly every time.

If you want to make my crayon shaving decorated eggs, start rolling them around in crayon shavings as soon as they finish cooking. Then drop them into an ice bath once you have enough crayon wax covering the shell.

Have you tried making hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot? Do you have another Instant Pot recipe you love? Please share! I’m always looking for new recipes.

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MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

1 thought on “Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Easy to Peel!”

  1. No one in my family really eats the hard boiled eggs, so sadly we don’t decorate eggs. It makes me sad, because I loved decorating them as a kid, but it doesn’t make sense to cook a bunch to decorate.

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