Learn how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs in the Instant pot. So easy even kids can do it. They’re easy to peel and perfectly cooked every time.
Hard-boiled eggs are a great source of protein and one we always have on hand in our house. We’ve made them a lot of different ways over the years but cooking them in the instant pot has quickly become our favorite.
We like to make a batch weekly to have on hand for quick lunches, packing in lunch boxes and easy breakfasts. And if your kids don’t like the yolks, no worries! Here’s What To Do with Hard Boiled Egg Yolks.
How do you hard boil eggs so they peel easy?
I’ve taught my daughter how to make them and today she’s going to show you how! All you need are eggs! And an Instant pot.
How do you hard boil eggs step by step?
Here’s a step-by-step video to show you to process:
To hard-boil eggs in the Instant pot, here’s what you need to do:Print
How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
Learn how to make perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs in the instant pot!
- 6–12 eggs
- 1 cup water
- Place eggs on a trivet in the Instant pot.
- Add cold water.
- Set Instant pot for 5 minutes to cook.
- Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes.
- Release the remaining pressure and transfer eggs with tongs to a bowl of ice water. Let them sit in the ice water for 5 minutes.
- Eggs should peel easily.
FAQ’s About How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs
What to serve with hard-boiled eggs?
We love to use hard-boiled eggs as part of a quick, balanced breakfast or lunch. Pair with a piece of peanut butter or avocado toast, or with some yogurt or a smoothie, or on the side with a bowl of cereal.
You can also chop them up and use them to make egg salad, or just add them to a regular cobb salad for an easy lunch.
What are the different ways to hard-boil eggs?
If you don’t have an Instant pot, there are certainly other ways to make hard-boiled eggs. Try:
- How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs on the Stove
- How To Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven
- Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs
Why put eggs in cold water after boiling?
Putting the eggs in an ice bath stops the cooking process so that your eggs only cook to the point you want them to and don’t get overcooked. The cold water also minimizes the iron-sulfer reaction which can lead to the yolks turning a bit green. And finally, many think that the ice bath makes the eggs easier to peel.
How do you tell if eggs are boiled?
If you happen to get your hard-boiled eggs mixed up with raw eggs and are wondering how to tell the difference, try spinning one on the counter. If it starts spinning quickly and stops easily when you put your finger on it, it is boiled. If it is harder to get it spinning and takes longer to stop spinning when you touch it, it is raw.
To avoid this problem, try writing HB on the eggshells with a Sharpie before sticking them in the fridge.
Hard-boiled eggs are a favorite in our house. Definitely try them if you haven’t already. Add a batch to your next food prep session so you have them on hand during the week.
Do you already make hard-boiled eggs at your house? What’s your go-to cooking method?