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Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs are fun to make and easy to peel! Make hard or soft boiled eggs in your electric pressure cooker!

Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker boiled eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 1 +
Calories 78 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups Water, for the pressure cooker (use 2 cups for the 8 quart pressure cooker)
  • 1 or more Eggs
  • Large bowl filled with ice cubes and water, for the ice bath
  • A set of tongs is very useful to get hot eggs out of the pressure cooker

Instructions

2-8-5 Method

  1. Add 1 to 2 cups of water to the pot, and set the trivet/rack in the pot.

  2. Place the eggs on the rack. It is okay to stack the eggs on top of each other if you have several.

  3. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock in place. Turn the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  4. Press the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button or dial. Then the + or - button or dial to choose 2 minutes.

  5. After the cook time has ended, let the pot sit undisturbed and Naturally Release pressure for 8 minutes. Then manually release remaining pressure by turning the steam release knob to the Venting position. 

  6. After the pin in the lid drops down, immediately remove eggs to the bowl of ice water, using tongs. Let them sit in the water for at least 5 minutes before removing.

5-5-5 Method

  1. Add 1 to 2 cups of water to the pot, and set the trivet/rack in the pot.

  2. Place the eggs on the rack. It is okay to stack the eggs on top of each other if you have several.

  3. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock in place. Turn the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  4. Press the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button or dial. Then the + or - button or dial to choose 5 minutes.

  5. After the cook time has ended, let the pot sit undisturbed and Naturally Release pressure for 5 minutes. Then manually release remaining pressure by turning the steam release knob to the Venting position. 

  6. After the pin in the lid drops down, immediately remove eggs to the bowl of ice water, using tongs. Let them sit in the water for at least 5 minutes before removing.

Recipe Notes

For high altitudes, add 5% more cook time for every 1000’ above 2,000’. Add 5% for 3000', 10% for 4000', 15% for 5000', and so on.