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Pressure cooker hard boiled eggs being peeled on a marble counter. There are shells to the left and eggs to there right.
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Perfect Peel Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Egg

Look no further- your perfect egg is here!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 eggs
Calories: 63kcal


For Pressure Cooker

  • 12 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup Water


Pressure Cooker

  • Add one cup of water to your Instant Pot.
  • Insert metal trivet and place eggs on top.
  • Fill your pressure cooker with desired number of eggs. Seal pressure cooker and cook on high for:
    5 minutes for hard yolks
    4 minutes for medium-hard yolks
    3 minutes for medium yolks
    2 minutes for soft-medium yolks
    1 minute for soft yolks
  • Let naturally release for 5 minutes and then release the rest of the steam.
  • Transfer eggs to an ice bath (large bowl of water filled with water and ice cubes) and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Peel if desired.



Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Q&A

How many eggs can I make in the pressure cooker?
between 2-24 eggs.  Despite the number of eggs - add 1 cup of water and cook for 5 minutes.
Can you overcook a hard boiled egg?
When it comes to boiling eggs, a common complaint is overcooking, leading to a dark green color around the yolk.  I've found that the yolk of a hard boiled egg is a personal preference.  If you like your yolk slightly less cooked, try using 4 minutes for your cook time with a 4 minutes release.  Or 3 minutes with a 3 minute release for a softer center.
Should I peel hard boiled eggs immediately?
Once eggs are cooked, they should be used within one week. It doesn't matter if they are peeled or not.
What if I don't have a trivet?
The eggs can touch the bottom and sides of the pot, but it will burn the shell.  This burn won't affect the flavor of the egg, but will leave a dark mark on the shell.
What can I make with hard boiled eggs?
They are delicious eaten on their own, but you can also make:
add them to a salad


Serving: 1egg | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg