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hard boiled eggs on a plate made in the instant pot

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Looking for perfect hard boiled eggs that peel easily?  Hard Boiled Eggs in your Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot are the easiest eggs you’ll ever make!
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 12 minutes
Servings 12 eggs
Author Lyndsey


  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup water


  • Place 12 Eggs on the pressure cooker trivet in the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or pressure cooker and add 1 Cup Water.
  • Turn Valve To Sealing. Cook Eggs On Manual High Pressure For 5 Minutes using the Quick Release once completed.
  • Use a slotted spoon to move eggs to a large bowl filled with an ice bath.


The 5-5-5 Method for Cooking Hard Boiled Eggs
When cooking hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker, the 5-5-5 rule will yield easy to peel, hard boiled eggs.
With 5 minutes to pressurize, 5 minutes to cook, and 5 minutes to release pressure, this method is great for perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs.
How to Easily Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
The easiest way to peel hard boiled eggs is to soak them in an ice bath immediately upon removal from the Instant Pot.  This immediately stops the cooking process.
Placing the bowl of ice water in the refrigerator to cook down even further is helpful to create easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs.  Once they are cooled they are easy to peel.
Troubleshooting Overcooked or Undercooked Hard Boiled Eggs
These factors could affect cooking hard boiled eggs:
  • age of egg
  • temperature of water when putting in
  • type of egg
  • size of egg
It’s best to use fresh, new eggs and room temperature, large eggs when following these directions.  This will help you to achieve the perfectly cooked hard boiled egg.
If you want your eggs to be more soft boiled, reduce the cooking time.  If you want your eggs to be more hard boiled, increase the cooking time.