I know. I know. Boiling eggs is not hard. It’s actually easy, but with Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs, there is no guesswork. They come out perfect every time–even better, they peel easily.
Once you make Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Using the 5-5-5 Method in the Instant Pot, you will never again use your stove to make them! Great for Instant Pot Beginners: My step-by-step recipe will show you how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg using the Instant Pot.
The key is the 5-5-5 Method.
The Instant Pot Eggs 5-5-5 Method
What that translates to is:
- 5-minutes on Manual (high)
- 5-minutes Natural Pressure Release
- 5-minutes in ice water
Just add your eggs to the Instant Pot. I use the trivet.
Pour one cup of water into the pot.
Close the lid, set for 5 minutes at high pressure.
It will take the Instant Pot approximately 5 minutes to build to pressure. Once it reaches pressure, it will take 5 minutes to cook.
When the Instant Pot beeps, let it naturally release pressure for 5-minutes.
We’re in it about 15-minutes at this point.
Immediately place the hot eggs into a bath of cool water. This will halt the cooking process of the eggs. (This is where MacKenzie had issues. She waited a little bit before moving the eggs. They are fine, they just have that blue-gray ring around the yolk).
Then you just peel. I seriously crack the shell on the counter and pull apart and the shell comes off in two complete parts. Two! No more eating eggshell. No more mutilate eggs. Just easy-peasy peeling.
I make a dozen hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot every weekend. My family snacks on them throughout the week. They are handy to have on hand for salads, after-school-snacks, and breakfast on the go!
It’s so easy to make hard-boiled eggs in the instant pot!
You are definitely going to want to make this Instant Pot Potato Salad.