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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Who else here is huge into the Instant Pot craze?

When I first got mine for Christmas, I’ll admit I was pretty apprehensive. I mean, it’s a pressure cooker- won’t it explode? But one day I got brave and cooked some dried black beans… and I haven’t looked back.

Since then, I’ve experimented with many different recipes. To be honest, most foods in there I can easily make in the slow cooker or stove because it doesn’t take that much longer. But some foods are perfect for the Instant Pot: Like hard-boiled eggs.

When I found the 5-5-5 method for making hard boiled eggs, my life was changed.

What is the 5-5-5 method for eggs?

The 5-5-5 method is super easy:

  • Cook eggs for 5 minutes
  • Let the Instant Pot release for 5 minutes
  • Cool the eggs in ice water for 5 minutes

And after that, you’ve got eggs that peel in almost one piece. No more crumbly mess, no more weird-looking eggs from sticking shells.

How many eggs can you hard boil in the Instant Pot?

I put 12 at a time in my Instant Pot. And I don’t even have the little egg insert- I just put the eggs right on the trivet and add 1 1/2 cups of water. Never had a problem, and the eggs come out perfect every time.

How long do hard boiled eggs last?

Once you peel all your eggs, put them in a food-safe container. I like to put a wet paper towel in there to keep them from drying out. But after that, they should stay fresh up to a week. That means 6 days of yummy snacks or breakfasts for you!

What’s your favorite method of hard-boiling eggs? Leave a comment and let me know!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

How do you make the perfect hard boiled eggs? Use your Instant Pot to make eggs that peel easily every time! #instantpot #eggs #hardboiledeggs


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  1. In an Instant Pot, pour in the water. Lay the trivet on top and place the eggs in a single layer.
  2. Close the lid, set the knob to "Sealing", then cook on manual pressure for 5 minutes. It'll take about 10 minutes to come to pressure.
  3. After the timer goes off, wait 5 minutes before carefully turning the knob to "Venting". Once the small knob goes down to release all the pressure, remove the lid and place the eggs in a bowl full of ice water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggs from the water and peel before placing in an airtight container. They'll stay fresh for up to a week.


Thursday 28th of January 2021

Hi...Jaime, I wen through your content. But one thing is un cleared did you used any instant pot egg holding rack for this recipe? Any way it's a great content, I enjoyed the reading.


Thursday 28th of January 2021

Hey there! I just used the trivet, I didn't even use an egg holder. It works just fine! =)

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