Instant Pot hard boiled eggs have to be one of the first dishes that everyone cooks in their instant pot. I have seen a ton of recipes for instant pot hard boiled eggs, but after cooking dozens and dozens of eggs I have my own. When I cook eggs in the instant pot the main thing I care about (besides having fully cooked eggs) is how easy they are to peel. I don’t really care how fast I can cook them, I just want them easy to peel when I want to use them. A ton of recipes emphasize how quick the recipe is (quicker is usually much better), but in my experience it was a bit too inconsistent for my taste. That is why I basically just timed all parts of the steps to get the optimum time for Instant Pot Easy Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs.
There are three main steps to cooking hard-boiled eggs in the instant pot. You have to figure out how long to cook the eggs for, how long to leave them in for a natural release, and how long to put them in the ice cold water. For me that is 5 minutes cooking at high pressure, 10 minutes in natural release, and 5 minutes in cold water with ice.
Tips for cooking instant pot easy peel hard-boiled eggs
- Overcooking – You have to make sure not to overcook the eggs. If you overcook the eggs you can get a brown part on the outside of the egg. You can still eat the egg, it just won’t be the most appealing.
- Make sure the eggs are submerged – You want to make sure your eggs are submerged when cooling off. That means you need a bowl big enough to hold them all.
- Watch out for the steam – When you quick release the venting tab at the top of your instant pot watch out for steam spraying out.
What to eat with hard-boiled eggs
- Egg salad sandwiches are my favorite thing to eat with hard-boiled eggs.
- Egg and spinach salad with balsamic viniagrette is good with hard-boiled eggs too.
There you go, if you want easy peel hard-boiled eggs then this is the process that works the best for me. Another good use of chicken broth and eggs is Microwave Steamed Eggs.
Instant Pot Easy Peel Hard boiled Eggs
- Instant Pot
- 7 Eggs
- 2 cups Water
- Put the egg steamer basket in your Instant Pot. It has about 7 holes for eggs to be put in.
- Add 2 cups of water to the instant pot.
- Put in your 7 eggs in the instant pot.
- Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes. Make sure you venting switch is set to sealing.
- After the cooking time is completed then I would let the instant pot natural release for 10 minutes. Then after that you can do a quick release, however watch out for steam or liquid coming from the venting switch.
- Get a bowl that is large enough to hold all your eggs. Then fill your bowl with cold water and ice with enough water to submerge the eggs.
- After the eggs are done with cooking and the natural release, put them directly into the bowl filled with cold water and ice. Watch out though your eggs will be hot, I work with tongs for this step.
- Then have the hard-boiled eggs sit in the cold water for 5 minutes. After that you are good to go!