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Hard Boiled Eggs

Perfect hard boiled eggs can be done in few minuets by using instant pot. 
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 63kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 12 eggs
  • 5 cups Water (One cup into the instant pot, 4 cups use for ice bath)
  • 2 cups Ice (Use for ice bath)


  • Put one cup of water into the instant pot. Then, put a rack into the pot.
  • Next, put 12 eggs on the rack. After, cover the lid and close the vent. Push the manual button, adjust time to 2 minutes at high pressure. Then, natural release pressure (usually 8-10 minutes).
  • In a bowl, put 2 cups of ice and 4 cups of water. When the eggs are done, put them into the ice bath for a couple minutes or until the ice melts.
  • After that, peel off the egg shells.



Cooking Tips for how to cook perfect hard boiled eggs in an instant pot?

  • In order to make perfect hard boiled eggs, using an instant pot pressure cooker is crucial.
  • Timing is very important. If time is too short, egg yolk is running. On the other hand, when time is too long, egg white texture will be harder. Also, I have tried different times to cook hard boiled eggs. As a result, I like manual 2 minutes and natural release methods because eggs are cooked through, soft and smooth.
  • Put eggs into an ice bath right after the natural release is done. Then, let the eggs soak in the ice water for a couple minutes before peeling them. This helps the egg and membrane separate, so the shell comes off easily and has smooth and perfect eggs.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg