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Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs on a white plate.

Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

The easiest and best way to cook eggs in a pressure cooker with the 6-minute method! Always come out perfectly cooked and easy to peel! Follow the cooking time for soft, medium or hard-boiled eggs.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot hard boiled eggs
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 62 kcal
Author Anna


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup water


  1. Pour one cup of water into the stainless steel insert.
  2. Place a steam basket or the trivet that came with it and place 6 to 12 eggs on it.
  3. Close the lid and set the valve to sealing position.
  4. Press "manual" setting and adjust the timer to 6 minutes. The pressure cooker will start coming to pressure. That usually takes about 6 minutes for me.
  5. Once the time is up and the Instant Pot beeps, press "off/cancel" and do not release the pressure. Set your kitchen timer (not the IP timer) to 6 minutes.
  6. After the time is up, release any remaining pressure by switching the valve to "venting" position. Carefully open the lid away from your face.
  7. Fill a large bowl with cold tap water.
  8. Remove eggs carefully ( I use rubber tip thongs) and place in water bath. Set kitchen timer to 6 minutes.
  9. Once the time is up, gently roll each egg against the inside wall of the bowl with water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Next, peel the shell from each egg. It should pretty much come off in one piece. Dip the eggs in water to make sure every little bit of shell is off.
  10. Your eggs are ready to use or can be refrigerated for later use.

Recipe Notes

  1. The eggs are perfectly cooked and peel like a breeze. You can use them to make a platter of deviled eggs, add them to lunch, or soup ( like chicken pho) or use to make my Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad. So delicious!
  2. Note that sometimes, you will get one or two eggs that will crack during cooking. I am not sure what the reason is but I've heard from others that it can be depended on the age of the egg. Older eggs might crack and fresh ones won't. They will still be perfectly cooked and the shell will peel off easily.
  3. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate.
  4. For soft boiled eggs, set timer to 3 minutes.
  5. For medium eggs, set timer to 4 minutes.
  6. For hard-boiled eggs, set timer to 6 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 60mg2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.