Let’s talk about boiled eggs in the Instant Pot. The 5-5-5 method for boiled eggs is the key to perfect boiled eggs.
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.
5 minutes pressure cooking, 5 minutes natural pressure release, 5 minutes in an ice bath to chill.
It’s perfect for making boiled eggs for Easter Eggs, Deviled Eggs, egg salad, meal prep, snacks, and more.
This method creates perfect hard boil eggs every single time.
We’re talking vibrant yellow egg yolks with a delicate egg white.
You can cook a dozen eggs (or more) at a time without boiling water.
You can place the eggs directly on top of the trivet, or use a steamer basket to making moving the eggs from the pressure cooker to the ice water bath a cinch.
Try it. It’s a game changer.
The Instant Pot Eggs 5-5-5 Method
The Instant Pot Eggs 5-5-5 Method
What that translates to is:
Cook Time: 5-minutes on Manual (high)
5-minutes Natural 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.
Quick Release to remove any remaining pressure and remove eggs from the pressure cooker immediately to an ice bath for 5 minutes.
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-green ring around the yolk).
Then you just peel eggs.
I seriously crack the shell on the counter and pull it apart and the shell comes off in two complete parts.
No more eating eggshell.
No more mutilated 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.
Cooking Time variations for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs.
While I prefer the 5-5-5 method, not everyone likes their boiled eggs as I do.
Using the same egg method, altering the time, you’ll find the perfect eggs with the Instant Pot.
- 3 Minutes – Fully set whites with soft runny yolk
- 4 Minutes – Fully set whites with a cooked, creamy yolk
- 6 Minutes – Fully cooked whites with a firm yolk
Hard-Boiled eggs with shells will last about seven days in the fridge.
Peeled hard boiled eggs will last about three days in the refrigerator.
Store them in an airtight container in refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.
You can peel the eggs and store in an airtight container with a damp paper towel to keep the eggs moist.
Here are some EGG facts to read while you make perfect hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot:
Eggs can last over 6-months when stored properly.
Fresher eggs are harder to peel when they are hard-boiled. Buy eggs 10 days to 2 weeks before boiling them. They will be easier to peel when you want to eat them. Eggshells “breath”, over time the area between the membrane and shell increases, making eggs easier to peel.
May is National Egg Month In the USA.
The second Friday of October is World Egg Day. The first World Egg Day was October 9, 1999.
To tell if an egg is raw or hard-boiled, spin it. The solid hard-boiled egg will spin easily. The liquids in the raw egg will make it wobble.
It is said an egg will stand on its end during the vernal equinox.
Easter Egg Fun Facts:
Beginning in 1994, the American Egg Board began coordinating the State Easter Egg Display. An artist from each state is picked by the American Egg Board to paint an egg representative of some aspect of the state. Each artist must reside in the state of the egg they paint and may not have participated in the event previously.
Forget the Golden Goose, in 1290, King Edward I ordered 450 eggs to be gold-leafed and colored to use as Easter gifts.
The largest Easter egg ever made, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was just over 25-ft high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal steel frame.
Andrew Johnson was the first U.S. President to hold an Easter egg roll for children on the White House lawn.
The Easter egg roll on the White House lawn has been a tradition since 1878.
It all began in 1876 when the egg rolling activities and picnic ruined the Capitol’s grounds. Congress passed a law stating that the Capitol’s grounds could not be used as a children’s playground. Due to rain in 1877, the law was not tested.
In the spring of 1878, nearing Easter, President Rutherford B. Hayes was taking a walk, when a group of children asked if they would be allowed to roll eggs that year. President Hayes did not understand the children’s inquiry. He asked around in the White House and discovered what the children meant.
An official order was given and children have been rolling Easter eggs down the south lawn ever since.
Right from ancient times, the egg has been regarded as a symbol of rebirth in most the cultures
The customary act of painting eggs is known as Pysanka.
The custom of giving eggs at Easter dates back to the time of the Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks, and Romans
Eggs, bonfires & candles, lily, cross, palm, bunny, and lamb are the most popular symbols of Easter.
Egyptians were initially the ones who exchanged eggs to symbolize the resurrection of Christ. It was later that the tradition was passed down to early Christians.
In medieval times, a festival of ‘egg-throwing’ was held in the church. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. When the clock struck 12, whoever held the egg, was the winner and got to keep the egg.
Easter eggs are another term for hidden bits of code programmed into computer software.
Google Earth Easter Egg – Giant Bunny
1. Open Google Earth Search Bar.
2. Copy 44°14’39.35″N 7°46’11.53″E.
3. Paste coordinates in Search Bar.
5. See The Epic Bunny!
- fresh eggs
- 1 cup water
- Bowl of 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.
- Quick Release to remove any remaining pressure and remove eggs from the pressure cooker immediately to an ice bath for 5 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.