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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Fast & Easy to Peel

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So yes, I do love my Instant Pot, and it is seriously changing my life. Not only is whatever I make done so quickly, but even the same things I have always made somehow taste better made in the Instant Pot! And, this is so true for hard boiled eggs as well.

Here’s how to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs that are fast & easy to peel!


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First off, you will need an Instant Pot. This is the one I have, and I love it. It’s more expensive than some, but it is SO worth it! Just click on it for details!

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Now, on to the eggs.

I don’t know about you, but I have tried everything when boiling eggs to try to make them easier to peel. But somehow I still end up getting at least one bite that has the crunch of a little piece of shell in it. Somehow, there are just little bits left behind somewhere.

Not with the Instant Pot!

They cook fast AND they peel fast…and without those little bits of shell left behind!

Here’s how to do it:

  • Put in the steaming rack

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  • Pour one cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot
  • Put in as many eggs as you’d like (I usually make 10-12 at a time)

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  • Put the top on your pot
  • Be sure that the venting valve is closed
  • Set on high for seven minutes

If you are new to Instant Pot cooking, you will notice that it will take time for the pressure to build in the pot. While this is happening it will make noise, and the 7 minute cooking timer will not be displayed. Once you see the seven minutes appear, then the actual cooking time starts.

Once the cooking time has ended, the pressure will slowly release over time. You can also to a “quick release” by opening up the valve on the back of the top.

  • With this recipe, you can use either method: the natural release steam method or do a quick release if you need them faster.
  • However, if you do the quick release, you will want to give the eggs a cold water bath for a few minutes before peeling.
  • If you allow the pressure to release over time, I have never done anything with a cold water bath and just peel them when I take them out.

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That’s it!


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Looking for more on Instant Pot cooking?

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes 

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

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