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Instant Pot Eggs (Soft, Medium and Hard Boiled)

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Olena Osipov
5 from 13 votes

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.

Boiled eggs in Instant Pot are easy peel and ideal for avocado egg salad, healthy potato salad or this delish healthy egg salad.

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. They make ideal healthy breakfast along with egg bites, egg muffins and breakfast sandwich.

And now I also mastered how to cook poached eggs in Instant Pot perfectly every time. No need to go out for brunch ever!

Tips for Best Eggs

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

  • Egg size: I used large eggs. If using medium size, you might reduce cook time by a minute and otherwise.
  • Instant Pot size: Recipes tested in 6 quart Instant Pot. 8 quart might need less cook time as well.
  • Cold or warm? I used eggs straight from the fridge. Haven’t tested with room temperature eggs, so can’t tell if it makes a difference.
  • No cracked eggs: Use a trivet or steamer basket to avoid cracking.
  • Give them room: Eggs should not be submerged in water or touching inner liner walls.
  • How many eggs is too many? You can cook anywhere from 1-16 eggs at a time.
  • Cool them off properly: 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.
  • Follow the recipe to a T: 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.

How to Cook Soft Boiled Eggs in Instant Pot

  • 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.

How to Make 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

How to Hard Boiled Eggs in Instant Pot

  • 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.

Serving Suggestions

  • Snack: Refrigerate peeled in a container for high protein snack for up to 5 days.
  • Use in salads like egg salad (of course), cauliflower potato salad or asparagus salad.
  • Toast: Top avocado toast with sliced eggs. Or spread a bit of mayo on sourdough toast, place sliced eggs, top with sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper or Everything Bagel Seasoning.

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Instant Pot Eggs (Soft, Medium and Hard Boiled)

Instant Pot Eggs (Soft, Medium and Hard Boiled)

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.
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 large egg
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

  • 1-16 eggs large
  • 1 cup water cold or hot

Instructions

Soft Boiled Eggs

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

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.
  • Place eggs in cold water or ice bath for 5 minutes.

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.
  • Place eggs in cold water or ice bath for 5 minutes.

Video

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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  1. 5 stars
    Perfect recipe, as usual. I have a 6 qt and I use a metal egg holder with 9 eggs. I pressure cook 2 minutes, release, chill (like recipe says). Eggs are perfect. So fast. My daughters love hard boiled eggs. Thank you, Olena. I call you the Instant Pot Scientist-Cook.

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 5 stars
    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

  4. 5 stars
    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.

  5. 5 stars
    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!!!!

  6. 5 stars
    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

  7. 5 stars
    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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