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Air Fryer Eggs

Air Fryer Eggs – make the perfect soft to hard boiled eggs in your air fryer! Whether you like them still a little soft in the center or fully cooked, all the tips are here!

Making hard boiled eggs is one of the easiest things you can do. Getting out a pot and boiling water is not exactly hard or time consuming. But you do need to watch them a little closely and and can get cracked eggs relatively easily.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs used to be my favorite way to cook them. I still think it makes the easiest eggs to peel. But the air fryer is just so fast, and super easy to cook to different times depending on what your family likes.

cooked eggs cut on a cutting board with cooking times


Your air fryer really can do more than just reheat your leftover pizza or make Frozen French Fries. So many people use it just to make premade foods from the freezer. Don’t miss my Easy Air Fryer E-book that has 15 recipes all in one place.

You can make perfectly cooked Bacon in the Air Fryer, Garlic Bread, Quesadillas filled with your favorite fillings and even more!

eggs on a metal trivet in air fryer basket

How To Make Air Fryer Eggs

This is one of the few times that I recommend preheating your air fryer. You want it to be warm, similar to a pot of boiling water, when you add your eggs.

I set my air fryer at 280º F, and let it preheat for 3 minutes. If your air fryer does not go that low, set it to 300º F, and you will just want to subtract about a minute from the cook time of the eggs. Every air fryer is a little different though, so it may take some trial and error with your model, to get exactly what you want.

To make this recipe I used a Cosori 5.8 Qt Air Fryer. It is big enough that you can fit plenty of food in, and the basket comes out so you can easily shake, stir, or flip whatever you are making.

Once the air fryer is hot, it is time to add your eggs. I like to use a metal trivet (the one that came with my Instant Pot), so the eggs don’t roll around as they cook. Then you just cook for the length of time for your desired doneness.

eggs cut in half on a cutting board

Cook Times

The nice thing about the air fryer is you really experiment with the times to get your perfectly cooked egg.

  • Soft Boiled Eggs: 10-11 minutes
  • Jammy Eggs: 12-13 minutes
  • Hard Boiled Eggs: 15 minutes

Ice Bath

Once the eggs are done cooking, you want to carefully remove them and immediately place them in an ice water bath. To make this all you have to do is fill a large bowl with ice and then add water. Adding the cooked eggs to the bath, immediately stops them from cooking, so you get the perfect doneness every time.

Let the eggs sit in the bath for 5 minutes. You want them to stop cooking and be chilled, but they don’t need to be super cold. Just cool enough to handle, so you can peel them easily.

putting egg in an ice bath

Air Fryer Eggs Recipe Tips

  • Use something to keep the eggs from moving around as the air circulates. Some air fryers are stronger than others, you don’t want the eggs bumping into each other or the sides or they will crack. I use the metal trivet that came with my Instant Pot.
  • Don’t over crowd your basket. You want to leave space around each egg, so as the air circulates they cook evenly. Usually you can fit 4-6 in a basket style, or up to 8 in a tray style air fryer.
  • Each air fryer is slightly different, so you may need to experiment slightly with the cooking times. Use the chart as a guide, no matter what air fryer you have, it should be within a minute of the time.
sliced hard boiled eggs on a white plate


Just like when you make any hard boiled eggs, you want to store them unpeeled in the fridge until you are ready to serve them. They will last for about a week in the fridge.

How To Use Air Fryer Eggs

You can eat eggs as a snack or as part of a meal, we like to top with Everything But The Bagel seasoning, but you can use salt and pepper or whatever you normally put on eggs.

Or you can use your eggs in a recipe!

close up hard boiled eggs for pinterest

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Yield: 4-6

Air Fryer Eggs

close up hard boiled eggs on a white plate

Air Fryer Eggs - make the perfect soft to hard boiled eggs in your air fryer! Whether you like them still a little soft in the center or fully cooked, all the tips are here!

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 4-6 whole large eggs


  1. Preheat air fryer to 280º F.
  2. Arrange eggs on a trivet in hot air fryer basket.
  3. Cook for desired doneness

Soft Boiled Eggs: 10-11 minutes
Jammy Eggs: 12-13 minutes
Hard Boiled Eggs: 15 minutes

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 107Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 279mgSodium 107mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 9g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Saturday 14th of January 2023

These eggs sound so easy to make in the Air Fryer! I will try for tomorrow's breakfast!


Friday 13th of January 2023

I love this so much. I can make all kinds of dishes, but hard boiled eggs are the bane of my existence. Thanks for this!

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