Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs in just seven minutes. Use your mini 3-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker for a half-dozen perfectly cooked eggs that peel easily and without effort.
Eggs are a Healthy Food
Hard-boiled eggs are just about the perfect healthy snack. They have a nice balance of protein and fat, and they’re portable and taste great. Kids love hard-boiled eggs, and adults do too.
Here are some nutrition facts about eggs and what makes them so great.
- One egg contains about 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat and 0.4 grams of carbs.
- Choline is prevalent in eggs, and choline is one of the harder to get nutrients in our modern diet. Just be sure to eat the yolk because that’s where the choline is. Dr. Axe has a great article about choline benefits and signs of deficiency.
- You can serve eggs in so many different forms. I personally love hard-boiled eggs, but my husband prefers scrambled or sunny-side up.
- You can keep fresh eggs in the fridge for up to 30 days. That is so helpful when you’re busy and don’t have time to shop.
Making Hard Boiled Eggs in an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
I love my Instant Pot so much that I bought both the 3-quart and the 6-quart versions. I like to call the mini 3-quart version the “baby,” but the truth is, it is very versatile and powerful in its own right. If you’re cooking for one or two, or you want to spend less than $60 on Amazon, then the 3-quart Instant Pot has your name on it!
You could certainly make hard-boiled eggs in any version of Instant Pot, but we never go through more than a half-dozen hard-boiled eggs in a week in my household. That’s why I’m sharing this guide to making a half-dozen hard-boiled eggs in your Instant Pot today.
It’s so easy, too! You literally just add water with the eggs on a rack, and let the pressure cooker do its thing.
Items recommended for this Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs recipe (some affiliate links included):
- 3-quart Mini Instant Pot or 6-quart full-size Instant Pot
- The stainless steel trivet that comes with either model
- Organic, pastured eggs
Questions related to this Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs recipe:
How long can I keep hard-boiled eggs in the fridge? Hard-boiled eggs can keep up to a week in the fridge.
Why do I need to buy organic and pasture-raised eggs? This is the only way you can sure that the chickens weren’t fed soy or GMO feed and that your eggs will have the highest nutrition.
Can I use another brand of pressure cooker for this recipe? Yes! But, I only tested it using the Instant Pot.
Here’s the printable recipe for making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot:Print
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup water
- Place the trivet in your 3-quart or 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker.
- Add one cup of water to the pot.
- Place the eggs carefull on the trivet and lock on the lid.
- Press “pressure cook” and make sure the setting is for “high.”
- Use the arrows to adjust the time to 7 minutes.
- Once the cooking time is complete, you can use either the natural-release or quick-release to unlock the lid.
- Use tongs to place the eggs in a bowl filled with ice water to cool the eggs.
- Then, pour off the water and refrigerate the eggs for up to a week.
- When you’re ready to eat the eggs, just gently peel off the shell before consuming.
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