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How to Make Hard-boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Boiling eggs has never been easier! Learn how to make hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot for perfect eggs every time.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword best hard boiled eggs, hard boiled eggs, how to make hard boiled eggs, instant pot hard boiled eggs
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 eggs


  • Instant Pot


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • Medium bowl of ice water


  • Add the metal trivet to the bottom of your Instant Pot along with 1 cup of water. Gently rest 6 eggs on top of the trivet. Lock the Instant Pot lid in place, and cook on high pressure for ~7 minutes (see notes below for more info on how long to cook hard-boiled eggs).
    Instant pot eggs in an instant pot
  • Carefully release the pressure (I always opt to use an oven mitt or washcloth to do this).
    Taking the lid off of the instant pot
  • As soon as the pressure releases and you remove the lid, take the eggs out and place them in a medium-size bowl full of ice water for 1 minute.
    Hard boiled eggs in an ice bath
  • After 1 minute, drain the water from the bowl and begin peeling your eggs. Rub your thumbs along the shell to encourage it to loosen and peel.
    Do it carefully, so you don’t leave any “craters” in the eggs with your fingernails. The shell should come off easily thanks to the ice bath!
    Starting to peel a hard boiled egg



How many minutes for hard-boiled eggs depends on the yolk consistency you prefer. Here's an easy guide for getting the perfect eggs to your liking:
  • Runny yolks: 3 minutes
  • Slightly soft yolks: 4 to 5 minutes
  • Fully set, firm yolks: 6 to 7 minutes