Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Instant Hard Boiled Eggs – make the perfect hard boiled eggs anytime in just minutes using your Instant Pot!

When I was a kid we pretty much only had hard boiled eggs around Easter.  I am not sure why they were only relegated to eating after we colored and decorated them for the holiday, but they were.  But now, they are something that is often in the fridge for lunches or snacks.  Wish I could say the same about Tangerine Glazed Ham that is an Easter staple as well. 

My son loves egg salad sandwiches, so I like to have hard boiled eggs on hand when he wants to make one.  Instant Pot hard boiled eggs take about 20 minutes from start to finish, and they are just so easy.  Plus they come out perfect every time!  

A close up of a egg


How to Hard Boil Eggs in the Instant Pot

  1. Start by filling the Instant Pot with 1 cup of water.
  2. This is the time to break out the little rack your Instant Pot came with.  Set that up in the bottom of the bowl.
  3. Gently place in the number of eggs you want to cook. It can be anything from 1 to a dozen eggs.  
  4. Seal and set the timer to cook for 5 minutes at high pressure. 
  5. After the timer goes off, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 5 minutes. 
  6. Carefully remove the eggs and place them in an ice water bath.  This stops the cooking and ensures your eggs are perfect. 
  7. After the eggs are cool, peel and enjoy!

Hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot come out perfect every time.  I have made them on the stove top for years, but the results vary. Sometimes I would get the perfectly cooked eggs, sometimes they would get that little gray layer around the yolk.  Now, perfect eggs every time! 

A close up of a eggs in instant pot

How Many Eggs Can You Hard Boil in the Instant Pot

You can do anything from one to a dozen eggs at a time. If you are making for toppings for a salad you can make just a couple. But if you are making for a big batch of egg salad or to have them in the fridge to snack on all week, make a dozen. The cook time and the instructions are the same no matter what, so make however many works for you.

How Long are Hard Boiled Eggs Good For

  • Hard boiled eggs last for about a week in the fridge.
  • If you are setting them out for a party or packing in a lunch, they will last for about 2 hours at room temperature.  This is good to remember for those Easter egg hunts as well!  
cut eggs on a cutting board

How to Store Hard Boiled Eggs

  • I like to store eggs once they have been peeled.  Just place in an air tight container and place in the fridge
  • Hard boiled eggs do not freeze well, best just stored in the fridge for a week.
  • If you want the freeze the yolks, they will last in the freezer for a couple months. 

I love using my Instant Pot for lots of different recipes, Instant Pot Chicken Tacos are my new favorite. But these Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are pretty much a staple. I can make them any time of day and just have them ready. 

hard boiled eggs on a cutting board

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Instant Hard Boiled Eggs - make the perfect hard boiled eggs anytime in just minutes using your Instant Pot!
4 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

By Erin
Instant Hard Boiled Eggs – make the perfect hard boiled eggs anytime in just minutes using your Instant Pot!
Cook: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 12



  • 1 cup water
  • 12 whole eggs


  • Pour water into the bowl of the Instant Pot.
  • Place eggs on the rack in the Instant Pot.
  • Seal the Instant Pot and set on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Naturally release for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove eggs and place in an ice water bath for 5 minutes.
  • Peel and store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 72kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 72mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Snack Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 72
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  1. We are hosting an Easter egg hunt this year and this will make it much easier to prepare the eggs! `

  2. I love making a bunch of hard boiled eggs at once for the week. I am so excited to use my instant pot for this!