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Easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

 Learn the easiest way to make hard-boiled eggs ever! Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are so simple and easy to peel – even with fresh eggs! Discover how life-changing pressure cooking eggs using the 6-6-6 method.

instant pot hard boiled eggs on a tray with dinosaur salt and pepper shakers | www.sustainablecooks.comDinosaurs love hard boiled eggs. FACT.

Spring is almost here and that means those fluffy-butted freeloaders out in my chicken coop are about ready to start earning their keep again. It’s about time. Slackers.

We’ve been eating store-bought eggs since last fall and I can confidently declare that there is nothing better than a homegrown egg. Unless of course, I could find a chicken that laid Cadbury Eggs. Because that would top everything under the sun.

Anyway, back to the fresh eggs. They rule. But they are a giant pain in the butt when you want to make hard-boiled eggs. Everyone knows that older eggs are easier to peel when hard boiled. But what if your winged egg machines are pumping out eggs and you need to hard boil some now? Well, friends, you turn to the Instant Pot.

My Instant Pot is a beast in my kitchen, getting used almost daily. It makes delicious breakfast quinoa, yogurt, Asian Chicken Tacos, and amazing Tortilla Soup. The only thing it can’t do is wash itself. Slacker.

It also has the distinction of making incredibly fast and easy to peel hard-boiled eggs.

How to Make Easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Step by Step

If you are new to pressure cooking and the Instant Pot, check out this post on recipes for Instant Pot beginners.

  1. Place the trivet/rack on the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Add water and place the eggs on the trivet.brown eggs in an Instant Pot for hard boiled eggs |
  3. Secure the lid and set the vent to sealing. Cook on high pressure for five minutes.
  4. Natural release for five minutes and then perform a quick release to let any additional steam out.
  5. Give those eggs a nice dip in the ice water and then stick those bad boys in the fridge.hard boiled eggs in a bowl of ice water |

Things to Make With Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. Um, eat them! Salt, fresh cracked pepper, and dried dill are a hard-boiled eggs best friend.
  2. Healthy Deviled Eggs. Oh my yes. 
  3. Chef/cobb salads. We eat these during the summer and for easy meals during baseball season.
  4. Pickle those bad boys! My mother-in-law loves to pickle eggs in brine leftover from pickles and Encurtido.
  5. Potato salad (related: Instant Pot Potato Salad Without Mayo)
  6. Egg salad

Make some Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs today. Before they’re extinct…

a dish of hard boiled eggs and dinosaur salt and pepper shakers |

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Easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving of Easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs has 0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

hard boiled eggs on a green backsplash |
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5 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Learn the easiest way to make hard-boiled eggs ever! Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are so simple and easy to peel - even with fresh eggs! 


  • eggs as many as your heart desires
  • 1 cup water
  • ice


  • Place the trivet/rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add water and place the eggs on the trivet as evenly as possible.
  • Secure the lid and set the vent to sealing. Press manual>high pressure>5 minutes.
  • When the cook time is up, do a natural release for 5 minutes and then flip the vent to venting and perform a quick release.
  • Carefully place eggs in a bowl full of ice water. Place in the fridge. Remove from the ice bath after an hour. Peel when eggs are completely cold.


You can place the eggs in layers on the trivet if needed. 
The eggs will peel more easily if given a few hours in the fridge.
Using an ice bath will prevent that nasty green ring around the yolk that no one likes.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 comments on “Easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs”

  1. This is now my FAVORITE thing to make in the IP. I couldn’t believe how easy they were to peel! Now that we have the HB eggs, the kid can make her amazing deviled eggs!5 stars

  2. Making my way through the Instant Pot archives! I made IP eggs yesterday and my sister immediately declared “I want one!” after seeing how simple, fast, fool proof it was to boil the eggs.5 stars

  3. Turned our great, popped them in and walked away!5 stars

  4. Worked perfectly, easy to peel. What a treat because my hard boiled eggs used to be 20% chance of being peeled. Haha.5 stars

  5. Hi Sarah,

    We too love the instant pot! I use it for hb eggs, stock, yogurt and so on…..I’m having to timetable its use otherwise it’s got yogurt in it when I want to do something else! I’m trying hard not to get a second, as most of the time it would be a right royal PITA.

    I made your delicious tomato soup today, but IP was busy incubating yogurt, so had to do it stove top. Quelle horreur! I used chopped tomatoes as I don’t think I could get the tomatoes you recommend. It needed a bit more stock as it was slightly thick. A spot of fresh basil at the end as well as the dried in the soup. Dad added Worcestershire sauce to his (why?) and DD added your recommended balsamic vinegar, but she’s a big fan of that.

    4 of us for lunch, 2 lots of 2 portions into mayo jars for another day and a small amount left after that. It went into my baked chicken winglets marinade! Mmmmmm!

    Love your blog.

    • It can totally be a challenge trying to figure out how/when to cook things when it comes to the IP. I’m big on cooking the yogurt overnight since I wouldn’t really be using the IP during that time anyway.

      So confession time: I only ever make the tomato soup on the stove! It’s so fast that it doesn’t even seem like getting the IP out is worth it. Were the chopped tomatoes fresh or canned? I’m also so curious to see how people in different countries adapt the recipes. Worcesterhire huh? Did not see that one coming! ๐Ÿ™‚

      How clever to put it into chicken marinade. I’ve never thought of repurposing soup like that. I mainly just eat it for breakfast.

      Thanks so much for being a reader!

  6. Hard boiled eggs are the best! I made the mistake of buying glitter/color for Easter eggs and I imagine that is going to be horrible upon peeling eggs…5 stars

  7. I’ll never cook mine another way! I’ve since found another hack–making a egg “bake” in a pan inside my instant pot. If you’re going to chop up the eggs anyway, it’s amazing! You just crack them into a greased 7″ cake pan, then steam as usual in the IP. When they’re done, I pop the disc out and mash the eggs through a grid drying rack into a bowl. Bam. OP:

  8. I thought it was cute that one of your sons added dinosaurs to the photo. Then I realized that they were your salt and pepper shakers!! My son is currently obsessed with dinosaurs and would flip out over these. Do you have a problem with your boys putting too much S & P on food because they love the shakers? I imagine I’d have the problem. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ha, I think Bennett was asleep and Jack was at school when I took those photos. It was all me! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Neither boy really cares about putting salt and pepper on their food and these mainly stay in the cupboard except when guests come over. They aren’t really tempted to play with them as a result.

  9. Do you only put 6 in or is that just for the photo? I filled my insta pot with as many eggs as I could fit in that bad boy and still had great results.