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.
Buh-bye boiling water, setting a timer and waiting over the stove. It’s a set-it-and-forget-it process. I can make a full dozen in a cinch!
The key is the 5-5-5 process.
What that translates to is:
- 5-minutes on Manual (high)
- 5-minutes Natural Pressure Release
- 5-minutes in ice water
MacKenzie did this batch. The yolk is a little more done than we like. I’ll update the picture with the next batch.
Just add your eggs to the Instant Pot. I use the trivet.
Pour one cup 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 through 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!