This recipe for Instant Pot hard boiled eggs will give you perfectly cooked and easy to peel eggs whenever you need them.
They are a perfect snack as is, and can also be enjoyed in many recipes that call for hard boiled eggs.
It’s so easy to make these eggs in your Instant Pot that you’ll never want to boil them on the stovetop again.
You won’t need to worry about any mess on the stove, in the case of water accidentally boiling over, since the Instant Pot does the work for you without needing to watch over the pot.
The eggs will be perfectly cooked through and easy to peel.
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How To Make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
To make Instant Pot hard cooked eggs, you will need to add some water to your Instant Pot. Then, place a trivet inside the pot.
Gently put the eggs on top of the trivet, they should stay in place.
Fasten the lid and set to HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. Let natural release pressure for 2 minutes, and follow with a complete quick release of the remaining pressure.
Place the cooked eggs into a cold water bath, in a container filled with ice cold water. Let the eggs soak for 5 minutes.
Change out the water with new cold water (the water heats up quick from the hot eggs), if necessary, for the eggs to remain cold.
What To Serve With Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs can be part of a continental breakfast that typically includes fruit, toast, pastries and coffee.
For breakfast, you can also serve maple glazed bacon with hard boiled eggs.
A nice lunch idea is to serve creamed spinach with bacon on the side with beans in tomato sauce and hard boiled eggs. It’s simple and easy, yet very satisfying.
You can use your own recipe for the beans or for convenience try the Heinz or similar canned beans in tomato sauce.
And of course, you can enjoy hard cooked eggs on their own, as a quick snack to give you the energy you need. It’s a low carb, keto and gluten free option when you need something quick.
Best Uses for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
You can enjoy hard boiled eggs whole.
Or you can slice them in half to make devilled eggs.
You can also make a simple vinaigrette aux ouefs durs (hard boiled eggs dressing) with halved cooked eggs, in oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
They can be chopped (see egg slicer hack) for sandwich mixes with eggs.
We like to use an egg slicer that we slice the egg in one direction and then turn it 90 degrees and slice again, so that the slicer dices the egg perfectly.
When you would like to make a more substantial sandwich for a special brunch, try a Swedish style sandwich cake (smorgastarta). Our seafood smörgåstårta has a layer of egg salad sandwich mix in it.
You can use a layer of egg salad sandwich mix, similarly in lobster sandwich cake when you want to go all out!
Remember to add hard cooked eggs to Indian style curries and rice dishes (biryani).
This recipe is also useful when cooking eggs to decorate as Easter eggs.
What To Do With Leftover Boiled Eggs
You can use leftover boiled eggs for any of the recipe ideas already mentioned above. In addition, one of our favorite ways to use leftover boiled eggs is in IKEA shrimp sandwich. Use the egg slicer to slice once, into rounds and pile cold water shrimp high on top.
You can keep hard cooked eggs in the fridge for up to seven days.
It is preferable to store them with their shells on, although if you’ve already peeled them it’s ok, you just need to make sure they are well sealed in an air tight container.
Although you can freeze them, it’s not recommended as the texture can change.
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- 12 Eggs, you can cook more or fewer eggs if you wish, the cook time will be the same
- Pour one cup of water and put a trivet (metal or silicone) or steamer basket into the Instant Pot.
- Gently place eggs on top of trivet.
- Fasten lid securely and set Instant Pot to HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. Once the five minutes are complete, allow to naturally release pressure for 2 minutes. After the two minutes are up, quick release the remaining pressure.
- Open the lid and carefully transfer the eggs to a cold water bath, for 5 minutes.
- If the water heats up too much you can replenish with new cold water to ensure the eggs remain cold for five minutes. Drain the water and place eggs in a bowl or serving dish.
The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.