How to Cook Easy Peel Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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How to make delicious Instant Pot hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel and perfect for all your favorite snacks and meals. Quick and easy pressure cooker recipe!

Eggs are a dietary staple in our home, mainly because they have so many health benefits and because they’re one of the main foods we can all eat and enjoy. Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are one of our favorites, especially for a quick breakfast on the go or an easy chicken salad recipe.

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs sliced in half

Even while camping at Big Bend, we found that making boiled eggs at night saved a lot of time for the next morning’s breakfast. All these boiled eggs got me thinking it might be nice to do a series all about how to cook hard boiled eggs. 

So, this is the first post in this series… In the coming weeks, we’ll also learn how to steam eggs, how to make them on the stove, and how to cook hard boiled eggs in the oven. I’m also toying with the idea of trying out this egg cooker, as well, just to give you the scoop on how it works.

Hopefully, all the recipes will be easy peel, but we’ll see how it goes. First, let’s start with pressure cooker hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot.

If you love this Instant Pot recipe, you’ll love this homemade peaches and cream Instant Pot oatmeal recipe.

Love a good visual? Watch our how to video!

Tips for how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs:

The only ingredients you need are eggs and water. You’ll also want to place a trivet down inside your Instant Pot.

how to cook hard boiled eggs with a trivet inside the Instant Pot

If you’re using fresh chicken eggs, wash the eggs before cooking. We used store bought for this recipe, because our ladies are giving us just enough eggs for breakfast right now. You could say they’re slacking.

When the trivet is placed down inside your Instant Pot, pour the water in.

how to cook hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot - first, pour water into the pot

Place an egg in each egg holder on the trivet.

place eggs on a trivet to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs

Close and seal your Instant Pot. Press “Manual twice (or “Pressure Cook” if you have a different Instant Pot), and set for 8 minutes. Then just let it go.

We recommend letting the Instant Pot valve naturally release. Once it has, you can open up the pot and remove the eggs with tongs, placing them in a medium sized bowl.

how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs, eggs in the Instant Pot pressure cooker

Add cold water to the eggs in the bowl, covering them over with water. Let them soak and cool for about 1 minute.

Peel the eggs right away, but keep cold water close so you can dip the egg if needed; the last thing you want to do is burn your fingers. The longer you wait, though, the harder they’ll be to peel. 

using table knife to crack shell of pressure cooker hard boiled eggs

I usually use a table knife to kinda crack the egg shell and then pull the peeling right off. Rinse off the egg and set it aside on a clean plate.

easy peel hard boiled eggs pressure cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot

Once they’re all peeled, you’re ready to use them in your favorite recipes or eat them as a snack! And they really do make a good protein-packed breakfast on the go.

easy peel Instant Pot hard boiled eggs sliced in half with a green bowl of eggs

If you’re still learning how to use your Instant Pot, you may find our Instant Pot Quick Start Guide helpful.

Recipes you can make with hard boiled eggs:

Open-Faced Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

30 Minute Pasta Salad

Easy Deviled Eggs

Loaded Egg Salad Pitas

Just a few Instant Pot recipes you may enjoy:

Instant Pot Cauliflower, Sausage, and Chicken Casserole

Instant Pot Taco Chicken

Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Kitchen tools you may need to make easy peel hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot:

Instant Pot – For this recipe, we used our 6-quart Instant Pot, but you can also use an 8-quart or even another type of pressure cooker, though instructions may vary.

Trivet – This will hold your eggs up out of the water, and there’s a built-in holder for each egg.

Tongs – to lift the hot eggs up out of the Instant Pot.

pressure cooker hard boiled eggs sliced in half next to a green bowl of eggs and a flowered linen
Yield: 4 people

Easy Peel Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Easy Peel Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

How to make delicious Instant Pot hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel and perfect for all your favorite snacks and meals. Quick and easy pressure cooker recipe!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 whole eggs

Instructions

  1. If you're using fresh chicken eggs, wash the eggs before cooking. We used store bought.
  2. Place the trivet down inside your Instant Pot, and pour the water in.
  3. Place an egg in each holder on the trivet.
  4. Close and seal your Instant Pot. Press "Manual," "Manual," (2 times) and set for 8 minutes. Then just let it go. Tip in case you have a different Instant Pot: "Manual" is the same as "Pressure Cook."
  5. We recommend letting the Instant Pot valve naturally release. Once it has, you can open up the pot and remove the eggs with tongs, placing them in a medium sized bowl.
  6. Add cold water to the eggs in the bowl, covering them over with the water. Let them soak and cool for about 1 minute.
  7. Peel the eggs right away, but keep cold water close so you can dip the egg if needed; the last thing you want to do is burn your fingers. The longer you wait, though, the harder they'll be to peel.
  8. After peeling, rinse off each egg and set it aside on a clean plate.
  9. Once they're all peeled, you're ready to use them in your favorite recipes or eat them as a snack! And they really do make a good protein-packed breakfast on the go.
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How to cook easy peel Instant Pot hard boiled eggs that are delicious!

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