Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Never boil eggs again. Learn how to use the Instant Pot and have the perfect hard-boiled eggs in 6 minutes.

Never boil eggs again. Learn how to use the Instant Pot and have the perfect hard boiled eggs in 6 minutes.

I have a confession.  I couldn’t make hard-boiled eggs to save my life.  They would never come outright.  EVER!!  I followed several different recipes, but nothing seemed to work, and being a southern wife, Deviled Eggs are a staple in our home.  The shells would never come off easy and there would be an ugly greenish-gray coating around the egg yolk.

Then the egg angels told me about how I could make them in the Instant Pot. I was very skeptical, but I was willing to give it a try. What could I lose?  Right?

I’m a believer now!! They come out perfectly with no greenish-gray coating around the yolk and the shells come off so easily now.  I am over the moon happy and make them often since it only takes 6 minutes to make them in the Instant Pot.

Here’s how to make Easy Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot:

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Pour in 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot.  I then put in a metal expandable veggie basket inside. Its a lifesaver for sure. 

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

UPDATE: I now use the Egg Shelf to hold my eggs. 

I then lay the eggs in the basket. You can put in more than a dozen.  Just don’t go over the top edge of the basket.

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

After the lid is securely put in place and the vent is put in the “sealing” position, I touch Manual and change the time for 6 minutes.

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

When the beeper goes off, release the pressure carefully with the steam valve.  This is called a quick release which takes a couple of minutes or less.  Take the eggs and place them in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes to stop the cooking process.

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

You can now easily take off the eggshells.  No more eggshells poking my fingers anymore.

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

The yolk is perfectly done with no more ugly greenish-gray coating around the yolk.  Beautiful.

I’m in “hard-boiled egg” hog heaven now

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

When it comes to making Basic Deviled Eggs, we aren’t into anything fancy.  I know some like to pipe the yolk mixture on the egg, but they don’t last long enough in my home to go to all that trouble.  Maybe when company comes over.

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Basic Deviled Eggs in The Instant Pot

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp chopped pickles
  • 1 tsp pickle juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika for garnish

Instructions

  • Pour in 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot.
  • Place the egg steamer in the bottom of the pot.
  • Carefully place the eggs in the basket.
  • Secure the lid and make sure the vent is put in the “sealing” position, I touch Manual and change the time for 6 minutes.
  • When the beeper goes off, do a quick release of the steam carefully.
  • Carefully place the eggs in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
  • Peel the eggs, cut in half and scoop out the yolks into a bowl.
  • Add all the ingredients above, except for paprika and mix with a fork until smooth.
  • Using a small spoon, fill each egg white half with a generous portion of filling.
  • Lightly sprinkle with paprika for garnish.
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Enjoy,

Tammy

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11 Comments

  1. The boiled eggs look perfect! You are right, there is no greenish gray color around the yolks. I don’t have an instant pot yet, but I sure am convinced to get one for myself!5 stars

  2. I’ve never made hard boiled eggs in an instant pot before. It’s awesome that it’s possible, this definitely makes cooking easier especially this Easter.

  3. This is a great idea. Also there is no greenish grey color around the yolk. I really had no idea about this pot.

  4. Hi Tammy! I LOOOVE my instant pot. It is life changing lol! I mainly use it for beans, rice, and potatoes but I need to try hardboiled eggs. I dont think I have a veggie basket though so I need to look through my cabinets and see if it was misplaced. Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Cool! I did not know you can make hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot. That machine is truly an all around cooking helper! I guess there is still a lot to learn before I can use my Instant Pot like an expert!5 stars

  6. This is a quick way to make hard boiled eggs. I have been reading so many awesome recipes using the Instant Pot. I need to invest in one for myself.

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