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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Your Instant Pot and hard boiled eggs are match made in heaven.

By: Reclaiming Yesterday


  • Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Steamer rack or basket (Included with the Instant Pot)
  • Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs (up to 8)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Bowl with ice water (to stop the cooking once eggs are done)


Step 1

Add the steamer rack to the Instant Pot and pour in 1 cup of cold water.

Step 2

Place your eggs onto the rack and close the lid of the Instant Pot.

Step 3

Select Manual mode and LOW pressure. Set timer to 12 minutes.

Step 4

As soon as the 12 minutes are up, use a kitchen towel and carefully release the steam. Immediately add the eggs to the ice bath and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes. Peel and use immediately or store in the fridge for later use.


Looking to make soft boiled eggs instead? Decrease the time in your Instant Pot by 6 minutes, or click here for the full instructions.

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January 03, 2019

What would the procedure be for a stove top PC? Would like to give this a go.


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January 03, 2019

Great question, Les. We haven't tested this recipe with a stove top pressure cooker - just electric. We can't guarantee that the timings will be the same, but it's worth a try. There are some great tips in Alton Brown's blog post on pressure cooked eggs as well: Let us know how they turn out if you decide to give it a go.


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