Instant Pot Hard Boiled eggs are easy to make using the 5-5-5 method. Here are our best tips for perfect hard boiled eggs that don’t require watching water boil.
If you’ve never made hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot, it’s time to change that. This method saves you from needing to watch the stove. Plus, these eggs are also easier to peel than Stove Top Hard Boiled Eggs even after being kept in the refrigerator a few days.
You don’t have to worry that you undercooked them or overcooked them. They always come out perfect for us with this method.
Tips For Making Them In The Instant Pot
First you need to remember to use a trivet in the Instant Pot so the eggs aren’t sitting in the water in the bottom of the insert. A trivet is the metal grate (usually with handles) that comes with the Instant Pot when you buy it.
After you put the trivet in the Instant Pot, stack ten eggs (or however many you want to cook) on it and add water to the insert – 1 cup for a 6-quart Instant Pot or 1 and 1/2 cups for an 8-quart.
After that, close the Instant Pot lid, set the valve to seal, then select manual and set to high pressure. Set the cook time for 5 minutes. When the eggs are done cooking, let the pot do a natural release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
Remove the lid and run your eggs under cold water or place into a bowl with ice water until they are cooled off, usually 3-5 minutes. The eggs will be very hot if you remove them from the insert before cooling so make sure you use a spoon or tongs (these tongs are our favorite) to lift them from the pot. It’s easier to move the insert to the sink with the eggs still in it and run cold water into it until the water stays cold.
How Long Do They Take To Cook In An Instant Pot?
We follow the 5-5-5 method for perfect results every time. Follow the recipe exactly by sealing the Instant Pot, turning the valve to seal, and setting it to high pressure and manual cook time for 5 minutes.
After the cook time is done, do a natural release for 5 minutes, then a quick release. Cool the eggs in ice water for 5 minutes to quickly cool them.
If you would like your egg yolks somewhat runny you can set the cook time to 3 minutes, then skip the natural release and just do a quick release.
Why Are Pressure Cooked Eggs Easier To Peel?
There are several reasons eggs cooked in the Instant Pot may be easier to peel. The first theory is that the pressure separates the egg white from the shell. The second theory is that the rapid temperature change may play a role. Either way, easier-to-peel hard boiled eggs are a win.
I also found no difference between peeling them immediately or after storing them in the refrigerator for few days. So it’s up to you if you peel them right away after cooking or after few days.
How Long Can You Keep Them In The Refrigerator?
You can store your eggs in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week, but it is best to keep them unpeeled. Keeping them in the container and in the shell will help them stay fresh longer.Print
- 10 eggs
- Put 10 eggs on top of the trivet in the Instant Pot insert and add 1 cup of water to the pot.
- Close the Instant Pot lid and set the valve to seal.
- Select manual setting high pressure and set time for 5 minutes.
- Once the Instant Pot cook time counts down to 0, let it do a natural release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
- Rinse eggs in cold water or place into bowl with icy water for 3-5 minutes.
- Peel or store eggs unpeeled in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days.