clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 4.4 from 39 reviews
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 eggs 1x


The hands-down easiest method I know for how to hard boil eggs!  These Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are quick to prepare, easy to peel, and wonderfully reliable every time.


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup water


  1. Place the steaming rack in the bottom of a 6-quart Instant Pot*.  Pour in the water, then arrange the eggs in an even layer on the rack.  Cover and set the valve to “sealing.”
  2. Set to cook on “Manual” high pressure for 5 minutes.  Once the timer goes off, wait another 3 minutes (the timer should begin counting back up as the pressure naturally releases).  Then carefully set the valve to “venting” to quick-release the remaining pressure.  (I recommend placing a towel over the vent when you first turn the valve to cover the steam.
  3. Once all of the pressure has vented, remove the lid and carefully transfer the eggs to an ice bath (a bowl filled with water and lots of ice) for 5 minutes to cool the eggs down.
  4. Peel and enjoy immediately.  Or refrigerate the peeled eggs in a sealed container for up to 1 week.


*Cooking time is for the traditional 6-quart Instant Pot.  Cooking time may vary for different sizes or brands of pressure cookers.

*Recipe updated September 2019 to include an extra 5 minutes of natural release.  Some of you had reported that your eggs needed longer to cook, and I find the extra 5 minutes of natural release works well.