If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to boil eggs, then you should try using your Instant Pot. Today I’m sharing how to boil eggs in your Instant Pot and the steps you take to cook perfectly boiled eggs.
Hard-boiled eggs are great for any meal – not just breakfast.
I love hard-boiled eggs for lunch. There’s just something about the simplicity of them that I really appreciate. I can eat them on their own, or add a little salt and pepper to make them more interesting. They are a great source of protein and perfect for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack.
Cooking boiled eggs in your instant pot is quick and easy, but does take about as long as boiling eggs on the stove. The actual cooking time is only about 5 minutes, but it will take time for the Instant Pot to pressurize before cooking starts, and you have the release the pressure after it cooks, which also takes a little more time.
So, having said that, it’ll be about 15 minutes before you’re peeling those hard-boiled eggs!
However, if you love your Instant Pot as much as I do, you’ll want to learn how to boil eggs in the instant pot. So keep reading to learn more.
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Why You’ll Love Boiling Eggs in Your Instant Pot
- quick – only take about 15 minutes
- easy – you don’t have to watch the pot
Equipment You’ll Need
- 12 Medium/Large Eggs
- 1 Cup + Extra Water
How to Boil Eggs in Your Instant Pot
Step #1: Wash and dry your eggs, if desired.
Step #2: Add 1 cup water to pot.
Step #3: Place the eggs in one layer, in the bottom of the pot, making sure to not stack them on top of each other.
Step #4: Place your Instant Pot on manual/high pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes. It will take about 5 minutes to pressurize and then it will start the 5-minute cooking countdown.
Step #5: Let the pot naturally release for 5 minutes before manually releasing and removing the eggs.
Step #6: Fill a bowl big enough to hold the eggs, with water and some ice.
Step #7: Immediately place the eggs from the instant pot into the cold water. Leave for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
4 Tips for Making Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
#1: I used a 6-quart Instant Pot. You may need to decrease or increase the number of eggs if you have a smaller or larger instant pot.
#2: The eggs do not need to be submerged in water. It just has to be halfway up the eggs.
#3: An ice bath is one of the most effective methods to ensure that the eggs peel readily after cooking. However, a teaspoon of baking soda added to the cooking water may also help.
#4: Fresh eggs do not peel well, regardless of how you prepare them.
How to Store Leftover Boiled Eggs
Store leftover boiled eggs in a covered container inside the refrigerator for up to one week. If the egg has an unpleasant odor or is slimy or chalky, it’s time to dispose of it. Eating rotten eggs can make you ill and would be no fun to taste I’m sure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do boiled eggs last?
Hard-boiled eggs will last about a week in your refrigerator. You can store them peeled or unpeeled in a covered container.
How can you tell if a hard-boiled egg is bad?
A hard-boiled egg that is bad will generally smell really foul and may look discolored, slimy, or have a chalky appearance.
Is it safe to eat boiled eggs left out overnight?
You should refrigerate hard-boiled eggs within two hours of cooking to maintain freshness.
Why do hard-boiled eggs turn green?
The green ring surrounding a hard-boiled egg’s yolk is caused by the hydrogen in the egg white combining with the sulfur in the yolk. This happens when you overcook your hard-boiled eggs.
Submerging your boiled eggs in ice water immediately after cooking can help reduce the chance of a green ring as does limiting the cooking time for your boiled eggs to ten minutes or less.
I hope this post was helpful in showing you how to make boiled eggs quickly and easily using your instant pot.
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- 12 Medium/Large Eggs
- 1 Cup + Extra Water
- Wash and dry your eggs, if desired.
- Add water to pot.
- Place the eggs in one layer, in the bottom of the pot, making sure to not stack them on top of each other.
- Place your instant pot on manual/high pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes. It will take it about 5 minutes to pressurize and then it will start the 5-minute cooking countdown.
- Let the pot naturally release for 5 minutes before manually releasing and removing the eggs.
- Fill a bowl big enough to hold the eggs, with water and some ice
- Immediately place the eggs from the instant pot into the cold water. Leave for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g