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Perfect Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

An Instant Pot recipe that helps you make flawless hard-cooked eggs every time
Perfectly Cooked Eggs
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Need a quick and healthy breakfast? This Instant Pot recipe for hard-cooked eggs is the perfect addition to breakfast for a family on the go. By steaming eggs in the shell in your Instant Pot, you can cook them any way you like them — soft, medium or hard — without worrying about overcooking. 

Recipe courtesy of Instant Pot

Ready in
8-10 m
5 m
(prepare time)
3-5 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 Cup water
  • 1-6 eggs, large or jumbo


Pour the water into the Instant Pot.

Place a steamer basket or the trivet in the pot.

Carefully arrange eggs in the steamer basket.

Secure the lid on the pot.

Close the pressure-release valve.

For soft-cooked eggs, select manual and cook at low pressure for 3 minutes.

When cooking time is complete, use a natural release to depressurize.

(For medium-cooked eggs, cook for 4 minutes; for hardcooked eggs, cook for 5 minutes.)

Remove the lid from the pot and gently place eggs in a bowl of cool water for 1 minute to serve warm.