Here’s how to make the easiest 2-Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs that peel easily and make great snacks. With this method, you don’t have to babysit the Instant Pot. 

hardboiled egg on plate

Instant Pot Egg Methods

5-5-5 & 6-6-6

There are several legitimate methods to cooking hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot. The most popular method is known as 5-5-5. For this method, you cook the eggs for 5 minutes at high pressure, let them come down naturally for 5 minutes, and then give them an ice bath for 5 minutes.

Some people also do a 6-6-6 method in the same vein. The only problem with these methods is that you have to keep a close eye on your Instant Pot and you can’t leave the kitchen. 

eggs in instant pot ready to be cooked


2-Minute Method

My personal preference is to use the 2-minute method where you cook the eggs at high pressure for 2 minutes, and then let the pressure come down naturally for 15-20 minutes. This allows you to set the pot, walk away, and come back in approximately 25-30 minutes. 

Since I often like to set the Instant Pot and then go take a shower, fold laundry,  or work on some social media stuff on my computer, this method is foolproof and works so well. 

Recipe Steps

Step One

Place the trivet on the bottom of your stainless steel pot and add 1 cup of water. Place the eggs on the trivet (anywhere from 1 to 24 eggs is possible).

Step Two

Lock on the lid, set the valve to sealing, and set the time to 2 minutes on high pressure.

Step Three

Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 15-20 minutes.

Step Four

Transfer your eggs to an ice bath and then peel before consuming.

hard boiled egg cut in half on a plate


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. 
  • You can keep fresh eggs in the fridge for up to 30 days and cooked, hard-boiled in the fridge for up to a week.

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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?

That is what I recommend because 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.

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2 Minute Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs


Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs in just two minutes cooking time for perfectly cooked eggs that peel easily and without effort.



  • 6 eggs (or up to 24 eggs if you are using a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot)
  • 1 cup water


  1. Place the trivet in your 3-quart or 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker.
  2. Add one cup of water to the pot.
  3. Place the eggs carefully on the trivet and lock on the lid.
  4. Press “pressure cook” and make sure the setting is for “high.”
  5. Use the arrows to adjust the time to 2 minutes.
  6. Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 15-20 minutes. 
  7. Carefully remove the lid. Use tongs to place the eggs in a bowl filled with ice water to cool the eggs.
  8. Then, pour off the water and refrigerate the eggs for up to a week.
  9. When you’re ready to eat the eggs, just gently peel off the shell before consuming.


Cooked hard-boiled eggs can last up to a week in the refrigerator.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: instant pot hard-boiled eggs, eggs in a pressure cooker, easy peel hard boiled eggs instant pot

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