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perfect instant pot hard boiled eggs seasoned with salt and pepper
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5 from 14 votes

Easy-to-feel Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

This easy-to-peel instant pot hard boiled eggs gives that perfect hard golden yellow yolk that you always dream of. 5 minutes to cook, 5 minutes natural release and 5 minutes in ice bath, that magic 5-5-5 formula gives you EASY-TO-PEEL, PERFECT hard-boiled eggs every time. Easy to cook, easy to peel!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Calories: 17kcal


  • 12 no Eggs (Dozen eggs) Eggs that are a week old
  • 1 cup water


  • Fill instant pot with 1 cup water. Place the wire trivet at the bottom of the pot. Arrange eggs (as many you want) in a single layer, do not stack eggs)
  • Secure the lid and ensure pressure knob is in sealing position.
  • Select manual or high pressure mode on the pot and adjust time to 5 minutes.
  • NOTE : The IP will take time to build pressure inside the pot(about 10 – 15 minutes). Factor this into your cooking time.
  • After cooking time is complete, the pot will begin the NATURAL RELEASE mode and you will see L0:00 display on panel.
  • Wait for instant pot to cool for 5 minutes i.e. NATURAL RELEASE and then turn knob to venting position to release all pressure manually.
  • Open lid, carefully take out trivet with eggs and plunge eggs into ice bath immediately.
  • Let eggs cool in ice bath for 5 minutes.
  • Remove one egg at a time from ice bath, crack it gently. The peel would come off like magic.
  • Voila – instant pot hard boiled eggs – Perfect!
  • Serve perfect hard boiled eggs with sprinkle of salt and pepper, use it as salad toppings or in salad, chop and spread over toast or turn into deviled eggs. Endless way to use hard boiled eggs.
  • To make Deviled Eggs - Slice hard boiled eggs into half. Separate egg yolks from the eggs whites. Make sure whites don't break. Add all egg yolks into a bowl Add little sour cream, mayonnaise, English mustard, fried bacon bits, pinch of salt, pepper to taste and some green onions. Mix well until you get lump free mix. Transfer this mix into piping bag. Pipe it over egg white. Garnish with little pieces of bacon and green onions. If needed decorate with little mayonnaise on top. Simple and delicious deviled eggs is ready!


For other forms of eggs - 
Soft set egg whites, runny yolk – 3 minutes cooking time, quick release pressure and cool in ice bath for 1 minute.
Medium boiled eggs – firm egg white, jammy yolks – between 4-5 minutes cooking time.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 29mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Iron: 0.2mg