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Instant Pot Recipe for Perfect Boiled Eggs (& Perfect for Easter Eggs!)

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If you haven’t made boiled eggs in your Instant Pot® electric pressure cooker, you’re really missing out!?

The Instant Pot not only cooks boiled eggs quickly, but it does so perfectly and without a boiled over mess! That’s a double win in my book! ?

Make these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs just in time for all your Easter egg needs!

I use my Instant Pot to boil eggs all the time. I not only like to eat boiled eggs with a little bit of salt and pepper, but I also use them in all sorts of dishes: salads, potato salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad – you get the idea!

Make these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs just in time for all your Easter egg needs!

Actually, that’s making me hungry for chicken salad. Do you ever make chicken salad and eat it over a bed of lettuce? Oh, it’s perfectly yummy!

Making boiled eggs in your electric pressure cooker takes about 15 minutes. That’s about 5 minutes to build up pressure, 5 minutes of cook time and 5 minutes to let off steam. Perfectly cooked boiled eggs – without the mess – in 15 minutes!

Supplies Needed

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Before you make Instant Pot boiled eggs, there’s just a few supplies you’ll need:

I actually have this steamer basket, but I’m not crazy about it because it’s a little difficult to remove without burning yourself. What I’d really recommend is a steamer basket like this one with a handle.

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs Recipe

Make these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs just in time for all your Easter egg needs!

This has got to be one of the simplest recipes – right up there with how to boil water! Seriously.

  1. Pour 1 cup of water into your pot.
  2. Insert rack or steamer basket into pot.
  3. Place eggs in the steamer basket or on top of the rack in the pot.
    Make these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs just in time for all your Easter egg needs!
  4. Close the lid, set cook time for 5 minutes at high pressure. (It will take about 5 minutes to build up pressure and then cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.)
    Make these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs just in time for all your Easter egg needs!
  5. Let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release and carefully remove the lid.
  6. Immerse eggs in cold water.
Make these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs just in time for all your Easter egg needs!

Use this Instant Pot Boiled Eggs recipe and you’ll have perfectly cooked boiled eggs for all your Easter egg needs! I know so many people use plastic eggs, but there’s just something special about decorating hard boiled eggs, don’t you think?

Make these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs just in time for all your Easter egg needs!

Boiled Eggs {an Instant Pot recipe}

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Use your Instant Pot for perfectly boiled eggs every time! Pressure cook for 5, natural release for 5 and eggs ready in no time!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 6 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Pour 1 cup of water into your pot.
  2. Insert rack or steamer basket into pot.
  3. Place eggs in the steamer basket or on top of the rack in the pot.
  4. Close the lid, set cook time for 5 minutes at high pressure. (It will take about 5 minutes to build up pressure and then cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.)
  5. Let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release and carefully remove the lid.
  6. Immerse eggs in cold water.

Notes

Use as many eggs as you want or as many as will fit in your Instant Pot!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

In fact, I recently read an article in Country Living magazine that featured 60+ Easter egg decorating ideas. And you’ll find even more Easter egg ideas on Home Stories A to Z. Of course, Pinterest is just bursting with Easter ideas!

Make these Instant Pot Boiled Eggs just in time for all your Easter egg needs!

The important thing about decorating Easter eggs is making sure you have perfectly cooked boiled eggs. Now that you know how to do that in the Instant Pot, you’re ready to decorate!

Til next time…

Pam Baker from The Birch Cottage

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Julie Briones

Friday 23rd of March 2018

Pinning this, too! Love my Instant Pot, and this is so easy!

Pamela Baker

Friday 23rd of March 2018

Thanks, Julie!!

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