Hard boiled eggs were one of the first few things besides the broccoli cheese soup I tried in my instant pot. I struggled to find the right time to cook my eggs with having the 8 qt model instead of the 6 qt mode most were basing their recipe times on.
These eggs make the perfect meal prep for breakfast, a simple snack, or addition to a salad! Check out this amazing recipe by Through the Cooking Glass for deviled eggs we are mentioned in.
I start by placing my eggs in the egg holder inside the instant pot, prior to having an egg holder I used the trivet and just laid out my eggs in a single layer. Today I made 7 eggs in anticipation I may loose one in the cooking process since I wanted 6 total for meal prep!
I then add in the water and start the instant pot on high manual pressure for 5 minutes, at this time I set a second kitchen timer for 15 minutes. The 15 minute total time is the key, I had read about the 5-5-5 method, 5 minutes up to pressure, 5 minutes at pressure, and 5 minutes natural release, this caused my eggs to be too done waiting the full 5 minutes for natural release since my pot being the 8 qt model takes longer to get to the cooking pressure.
After the kitchen timer goes off, quick release the pot and put the eggs into an ice bath for 10-15 minutes. The 15 minute total time is the most important aspect of this recipe. Even if the lapsed time hasn’t hit five minutes it is still important to cancel the cooking process and quick release at 15 minutes no matter the size of your instant pot.
Once the eggs are cooled, peel them, these will be the easiest eggs you have ever pealed! Fresh eggs are more difficult than older eggs. Eggs that are 1-2 weeks old seem to peel the best. However, fresh eggs still do better with this method than others I have used.
Place the eggs in an air tight container to keep in the fridge. They will keep for 1 week per USDA guidelines.
Ingredients For Instant Pot Eggs
3/4 Cup of water
Perfect Easy Peel Instant Pot Eggs
- instant pot
- 6 Eggs
- 3/4 Cup Water
- Place eggs on the trivet in a single layer or in an egg holder in the instant pot.
- Pour in water, make sure there is enough to cover the bottom of the instant pot, reduce amount if using a mini instant pot to 1/2 cup.
- Set pot on manual high pressure to five minutes.
- Set a kitchen timer for 15 minutes.
- When the kitchen timer goes off the instant pot should display a lapsed time close to 5 minutes, cancel the pot's process and do a quick release.
- Place the eggs in an ice bath for 10-15 minutes.
- Peel eggs and place in an air tight container for up to 1 week.
- Enjoy your perfect easy peel Instant Pot Eggs!