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Instant Pot Eggs (Soft, Medium and Hard Boiled) (Video)

by Olena

5 from 8 reviews

Instant Pot Eggs soft, medium and hard boiled with consistent results every time. They peel easy, are quick to make and make cooking more fun.

Instant Pot Eggs

The most common method for Instant Pot Eggs is 5-5-5 which means 5 mins cook time, 5 mins natural release and 5 mins ice bath. It makes good hard boiled eggs. But I could never get soft and medium boiled eggs in a pressure cooker no matter what I tried. Until last week. You knew the suspense was about to be over, right?! 🙂

Making over 100 Instant Pot recipes, I completely understood how this appliance works. And am happy to report that I nailed Instant Pot eggs – hard, medium and soft boiled.

However, if you have a foolproof recipe for pressure cooker eggs, I recommend to stick to it. Instant Pot is a computerized machine, so…”if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. 🙂

soft, medium and hard boiled Instant Pot Eggs in 3 different bowls

Tips for Best Instant Pot Eggs

New to pressure cooking? Check out my Instant Pot guide. Thinking of buying one? See which one I recommend to buy.

  • I used large eggs. If using medium size, you might reduce cook time by a minute and otherwise.
  • Recipes tested in 6 quart Instant Pot. 8 quart might need less cook time as well.
  • I used eggs straight from the fridge.
  • Use a trivet or steamer basket to avoid cracking.
  • Eggs should not be submerged in water or touching inner liner walls.
  • You can cook anywhere from 1-16 eggs at a time.
  • If cooking up to 4 eggs, cold water bath will do. More than 5 eggs, change cold water a few times or use ice bath.

Instant Pot eggs are quick but need precision when it comes to temperature and amount of water you add, cook time and quick or natural release to use.

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Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

  • Place trivet or steamer basket inside Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 cup hot tap water.
  • Add 1-16 eggs.
  • Close the lid, set valve to Sealing and cook on High for 1 minute.
  • Release pressure immediately by turning valve to Venting – called Quick Release.
  • Place eggs in cold water or ice bath for 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Eggs in orange, green and blue bowls

Instant Pot Medium Boiled Eggs

  • Place trivet or steamer basket inside Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 cup hot tap water.
  • Add 1-16 eggs.
  • Close the lid, set valve to Sealing and cook on High for 3 minutes.
  • Release pressure immediately by turning valve to Venting – called Quick Release.
  • Place eggs in cold water or ice bath for 5 minutes.

instant pot eggs peeled and sliced in half

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Place trivet or steamer basket inside Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 cup cold water.
  • Add 1-16 eggs.
  • Close the lid, set valve to Sealing and cook on High for 5 minutes.
  • Let pressure come down on its own (do nothing) for 5 minutes and then turn valve to Venting – called Natural Release.
  • Place eggs in cold water or ice bath for 5 minutes.

instant pot eggs cooked in a steamer basket

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Instant Pot Eggs (Soft, Medium and Hard Boiled)

5 from 8 reviews

Instant Pot Eggs soft, medium and hard boiled with consistent results every time. They peel easy, are quick to make and make cooking more fun.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large egg 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: North American
Scale

Ingredients

  • 116 eggs, large
  • 1 cup water, cold or hot

Instructions

Soft Boiled Eggs

  1. Place trivet or steamer basket inside Instant Pot.
  2. Add 1 cup hot tap water.
  3. Add 1-16 eggs.
  4. Close the lid, set valve to Sealing and cook on High for 1 minute.
  5. Release pressure immediately by turning valve to Venting.
  6. Place eggs in cold water or ice bath for 5 minutes.

Medium Boiled Eggs

  1. Place trivet or steamer basket inside Instant Pot.
  2. Add 1 cup hot tap water.
  3. Add 1-16 eggs.
  4. Close the lid, set valve to Sealing and cook on High for 3 minutes.
  5. Release pressure immediately by turning valve to Venting.
  6. Place eggs in cold water or ice bath for 5 minutes.

Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. Place trivet or steamer basket inside Instant Pot.
  2. Add 1 cup cold water.
  3. Add 1-16 eggs.
  4. Close the lid, set valve to Sealing and cook on High for 5 minutes.
  5. Let pressure come down on its own (do nothing) for 5 minutes and then turn valve to Venting.
  6. Place eggs in cold water or ice bath for 5 minutes.

Notes

  • I used large eggs. If using medium size, you might reduce cook time by a minute and otherwise.
  • Recipes tested in 6 quart Instant Pot. 8 quart might need less cook time as well.
  • I used eggs straight from the fridge.
  • Use a trivet or steamer basket to avoid cracking.
  • Eggs should not be submerged in water or touching inner liner walls.
  • You can cook anywhere from 1-16 eggs at a time.
  • If cooking up to 4 eggs, cold water bath will do. More than 5 eggs, change cold water a few times or use ice bath.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. When I saw this recipe, I couldn’t help but wonder “What idiot would put eggs into a pressure cooker???!!!” Well, now I do it frequently! I have also told my daughter about it. She thought I was trying to pull a fast one on her. But she had many eggs to boil for Easter and agreed to try it – only after I promised to come to her house (2 1/2 hours away) to clean it up if the eggs exploded! This is now the only way we “boil” eggs. I like to do 6 to 12 at a time to have in the fridge for a healthy snack. Thanks again, Olena!

  2. Hard boiled eggs are pretty much in my refrigerator all the time. These instant pot Eggs are the best. They come out the same every time. They peel so easy. I have to eat a couple right out of the pot. Mmm. The rest in the fridge to grab and go. Thank you

  3. The only way to cook hard boiled eggs. A better end result from my usual boiling method and I can cook more eggs at a time.

  4. Love hard boiling eggs again.
    When I make stuffed eggs for the holidays, I make 104 eggs.
    Now they are easy to peel and are perfect every time.
    Thanks so much for all you do to help us!!!!

  5. I would literally buy an instant pot just to make these perfect hard boiled eggs!! I have tried every technique and always fail! This was right on!

    1. Yes! I agree! I could never get eggs right until IP. I honestly don’t have time to start with room T eggs like many recieps and videos suggest for perfect boiled eggs. Instant Pot is for busy people period. Room T anything stresses me out lol

  6. Tried the hard cooked eggs. They were wonderful. Getting my Easter basket ready for blessing. Will definitely use pressure cooked eggs and prepare something else while they are cooking! Paska maybe?

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