These Instant Pot hard boiled eggs turn out amazing every time! 6-minute eggs are easy to peel, perfectly cooked, and never have those icky green yolks…
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
So you know how I’ve raved for years about my awesome method for baked hard boiled eggs? Well, today, I take it all back. Okay, not really… But I’m definitely singing a new tune. My new method is even faster/easier/more consistent!
Hard Boiled Eggs for Meal Prep
You might be wondering why I care so much about hard cooked eggs… But I’m a BIG fan, especially since I’ve been consistently doing a weekly meal prep session.
Hard boiled eggs are a super inexpensive source of high quality protein that keeps well for up to a week, making them ideal for meal prep. Conventional eggs run about $0.17 per serving, but even organic eggs can be very economical. I pick up one or two cartons of 2-dozen organic eggs at Costco every week for just $5.99 each — which works out to just $0.25 per serving.
Even before I started doing a true meal prep routine, I made a batch of hard cooked eggs near weekly. They’re perfect with breakfast (like these yummy frozen waffle ideas), an excellent addition to lunch and dinner salads, and a fabulous snack before and/or after sports or workouts. There’s a lot of nutrition packed into these little 70-calorie powerhouses!
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How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs In Instant Pot
As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post, I now make my “hard boiled” eggs in my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker! A few days ago I shared my honest Instant Pot review, detailing how I went from being very much on the fence to a raving fan. These Instant Pot hard boiled eggs played a big role in making me a convert.
Instant Pot boiled eggs are nearly effortless and foolproof, consistently producing eggs that are perfectly cooked and super easy to peel. All in just 6 minutes of cooking time! Of course, it does take about 9-10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure — but this is completely hands off time. No watching to see when a pot starts to boil so you can start your timer!
If you’re an Instant Pot newbie, these Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are the ideal recipe to follow to become acquainted with your new purchase. I will outline the step-by-step process for you below using only the accessories that come with the IP-DUO60 model.
But don’t worry if you own a different model — I’ll also share a few recommended accessories you can pick up that won’t break your budget. Look for those after the recipe!
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Cooking Time Notes for Instant Pot Boiled Eggs
I know that my version of “perfectly cooked” hard boiled eggs doesn’t always align with others’ tastes. For me, 6 minutes of high pressure produces hard cooked eggs with a white that’s completely cooked and a bright yellow yolk that is cooked through but still slightly creamy.
While 6-minute eggs are my preference, your ideal perfectly cooked egg may require a longer (or shorter) cooking time, so feel free to experiment. Here’s an excellent resource for comparing the pressure cooking times for eggs.
Recommended Instant Pot Accessories
You may not have received an insert trivet if you have an Instant Pot model other than the IP-DUO60. If this is the case, I highly recommend this silicone steamer insert. In fact, I’m going to pick one up even though I have the included insert, simply because I like that I can easily lift the eggs out and submerge them in the ice water bath all at once. Also, if you’re looking for a set of silicone-tipped tongs, you can’t go wrong with these.
Are you excited to make some hard boiled eggs in your Instant Pot? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts after you try this recipe. If you’re not an Instant Pot owner, I still stand by my old hard boiled eggs in oven method. But if you have one (and love hard boiled eggs like we do), this method is life changing!
Perfect Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
If you love these 6-minute Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs, I think you’ll also adore these perfect Instant Pot sweet potatoes! No more undercooked sweet potatoes, this one simple secret will produce perfect Instant Pot sweet potatoes every time… This is a game changer for those doing a Whole30 or meal prep!
Ready to try a full meal? I highly recommend starting with this quick & healthy Instant Pot turkey chili or this spicy shredded Instant Pot salsa chicken. Both are totally delicious and the recipes contain step-by-step instructions to guarantee the best results!
I’d love to see how your Instant Pot hard boiled eggs turn out… Tag me @Unsophisticook on Instagram or use the hashtag #Unsophisticook so I can check it out. Enjoy!