Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled)

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled) – Make perfect hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs that are easy to peel every time. 

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled) - Make perfect hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs that are easy to peel every time. // addapinch.com

Perfectly cooked soft and hard boiled eggs are an essential item at my house! We love to just grab one for breakfast in the mornings, top our salads with with one for lunch or supper, and you can’t imagine a get together without having deviled eggs!

There are so many ways to cook soft and hard boiled eggs, but when I need them in a hurry, I turn to this pressure cooker method using my Instant Pot. 

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe

Learn how to make perfect soft boiled eggs and hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot with my simple tried and true tips!

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I usually make a dozen at a time since we tend to go through them throughout the week. All you need is your eggs, an Instant Pot fitted with a steamer basket or trivet, and a cup of water. That’s it!

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled) - Make perfect hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs that are easy to peel every time. // addapinch.com

How to Make Perfect Soft and Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Arrange eggs in a single layer in my steamer basket or on the trivet insert for the Instant Pot.

Pour in the water and secure the lid to the Instant Pot.

Set the time to the appropriate time and pressure setting based on if you prefer your eggs soft or hard boiled.

Instant Pot Soft Boil Eggs

Set the time for 3 minutes on High Pressure. Quick release the remaining pressure by carefully placing a towel over the pressure release vent until all of the pressure has released. Remove the lid of the Instant Pot, run cool water over your eggs and then plunge the eggs into a bowl of ice water. Peel immediately.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Set the time for 5 minutes on High Pressure. Allow the pressure to release for 5 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure by carefully placing a towel over the pressure release vent until all of the pressure has released. Remove the lid of the Instant Pot, run cool water over your eggs and then plunge the eggs into a bowl of ice water. Peel immediately.

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled) - Make perfect hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs that are easy to peel every time. // addapinch.com

I use this steamer basket for my Instant Pot eggs since I like to cook so many eggs at one time, but you can also use the trivet provided with your Instant Pot if you are only cooking a few at a time.

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled) - Make perfect hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs that are easy to peel every time. // addapinch.com

I’ve found that having an ice bath ready in a large bowl helps to cool down the eggs even more after initially running under cool water. This helps the eggs to peel perfectly every time.

If you do not have an Instant Pot, you may want to use my other methods for hard boiled eggs, such as my classic method for hard boiling eggs and how to make them in the oven.

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled) - Make perfect hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs that are easy to peel every time. // addapinch.com

Here’s my recipe for Perfect Soft and Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot. I hope you love them as much as we do!

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled)

Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled) - Make perfect hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs that are easy to peel every time. 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Servings: 12 eggs
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Arrange eggs in the steamer basket of an Instant Pot. Pour in the water, seal the lid onto the Instant Pot and set the pressure according to how you prefer your eggs. 

Perfect Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs Recipe

  • Set the time for 3 minutes on High Pressure. Quick release the remaining pressure by carefully placing a towel over the pressure release vent until all of the pressure has released. Remove the lid of the Instant Pot, run cool water over your eggs and then plunge the eggs into a bowl of ice water. Peel immediately.

Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

  • Set the time for 5 minutes on High Pressure. Allow the pressure to release for 5 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure by carefully placing a towel over the pressure release vent until all of the pressure has released. Remove the lid of the Instant Pot, run cool water over your eggs and then plunge the eggs into a bowl of ice water. Peel immediately.

Notes

Store eggs in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 75kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 69mg | Vitamin A: 5.4% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 4.9%
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

8 comments on “Perfect Instant Pot Eggs Recipe (Soft and Hard Boiled)”

  1. Yes! This is THE best way to make hard boiled eggs! Easy to peel every time!!!

  2. I, also, own an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, but I have an even easier way to make very easy to peel hard boiled eggs. I leave my dozen eggs in the refrigerator until I’m ready to use them. I fill my pasta cooker stock pot with water to just the bottom of the pasta insert and then remove the insert. I bring this water to a boil over the highest heat my range top will provide. THEN I put the cold eggs into the insert and place the insert into the pot and cover and allow to continue steaming over high heat for 13 minutes. I turn off the heat, bring the pot to my sink, remove the basket to dump the hot water, replace the basket and leave the pot, basket and all, under cold running water until all the eggs have cooled. These eggs will have a golden interior, no sulphur ring around the yolk, and the jackets will slip off very slickly. I put them back into the egg container (labeled hard boiled eggs) and remove and shell them whenever I want a hard boiled egg. I usually run them under hot tap water before cracking and deshelling, and the shells peel off just as slick.

    • Hi Clara,
      Thanks for sharing how you make boiled eggs! I enjoy making hard boiled eggs on my stovetop sometimes too!
      I’ve really enjoyed making them with my Instant Pot and find I get excellent results with less time since I don’t have to wait on water to boil, etc.
      Since you have an Instant Pot, I can’t wait to hear what you think if you try them this way.
      Thanks! xo

  3. I will never cook them any other way. I always cook them at high pressure for 7 minutes. I have plunged them in ice water when I needed them immediately, but I usually just stick them in the refrigerator. Love my Instant Pot!

  4. What Instant Pot product would you recommend?

  5. I you don’t have an instapot but another pressure cooker – and I don’t have a steamer insert. What do you recommend?

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