Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Making the perfect hard boiled egg is an essential cooking technique that many home cooks struggle with. Come discover how to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled eggs.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Breakfast
Keyword eggs, Instant Pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Steam release & Chilling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 81kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!



  • 1 cup of water
  • 12 large eggs


  • 4 cups cold water
  • 4 cups ice cubes


  • Place the steamer basket or trivet into the Instant Pot insert. Pour in the water.
  • Place the eggs on top of the basket or trivet.
  • Put the lid on so it is in the locked position, and adjust the pressure release so it is set to “Sealing”. Press the Manual button and set the cooking time to 5 minutes and set the pressure to HIGH.
  • While the eggs cook, prepare an ice bath by pouring 4 cups of water and 4 cups of ice cubes into a large bowl.
  • When the eggs have cooked for 5 minutes, let the pressure in the instant pot to naturally release for 5 minutes. Next, move the pressure release valve to “Venting” until all of the remaining steam is released.
  • Open the Instant Pot and carefully place the eggs into the ice bath and let them cool for 5 minutes.
  • Finally, peel the hard boiled eggs when you’re ready to eat them or use them in a recipe.


Serving: 1egg | Calories: 81kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 78mg | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg