Perfect Boiled Eggs This gives step by step instructions for how to boil eggs so they peel easily!

hard boiled eggs cut in half

Want super easy to peel eggs in less than 15 minutes?  Get an Instant Pot ASAP!  That is the magic trick to Perfect Boiled Eggs.

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Have you heard of an Instant Pot?  It’s this amazing contraption that sits on your counter and scares the heck out of you every time you look at it.  Atleast, that’s what I’ve heard from a lot of people.

My expereince is much more pleasant.  From the moment I received my pot, I’ve had nothing but success with every recipe I have tried.  This may be due to my immense need to research every decision I make.  That was definitely true with my Instant Pot purchase.  I read and read some more to make sure I knew everything there was to know before I took the plunge.

There is quite a learning curve when it comes to the Instant Pot.  One food item that seems to give people the most trouble is hard boiled eggs.  I am going to de-mistify the mysterious egg and give you eggs that are easy to peel.  All you need is you’re trusty Instant Pot!

I have the Instant Pot 6 quart Duo.  This works with any Instant Pot though.  You will need the trivet that came with the pot, eggs, and 1 cup of water.

Place your water in your liner (the silver inner pot), then put your trivet in the pot.  put your eggs on top of the trivet.  I usually cook 6 eggs at a time.  I have heard of people cooking 12+ eggs with the same success, but I have not tried it so I am not going to say it works.


perfect hard boiled eggs

If you want to cook the eggs in an oven safe dish, a silicone steamer, or anything else in the pot with the eggs, this will increase the cooking time.  You will need to do your own experimenting in that case.

Close the lid to the pot and set the pressure release valve to sealing.  Press the manual button and press the + or – button to set it to 6 minutes.  This will give you eggs that are cooked all the way through.  If you like the center a little softer (like in my photo), set the time to 5 minutes.  I like mine like this but if I’m making deviled eggs, I cook for 6 minutes.

The pot will take about 5 minutes to come to pressure then the countdown will begin.  After the cooking time is done, release the pressure (quick release).

Remove the whole liner from the pot and add cold water from the faucet. I use these mits to get the liner out of the pot.  They are amazing!

After the eggs are cool enough to handle you can peel them!  I crack the eggs all the way around and then the peel jut slides right off.  You can also put them in the refrigerator if you like to make your eggs ahead of time.

I’ll never make eggs the old way again!  I’ll also never make pot roast any other way than with my Instant Pot.  You can find that recipe here.

So do you have an Instant Pot?  Has it changed your life like it has changed mine?


Perfect boiled eggs are a easy with the instant pot pressure cooker.  They will be easy to peel too!  #instantpot #eggrecipes #easterrecipes #deviledeggs

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    • Leona
    • February 18, 2017

    Peeling boiled eggs has been a problem for me. I have tried every trick in the book. Great prize. Thank you.

      • Leona
      • February 18, 2017

      Sorry, I typed too fast.

      • Shannan
      • January 29, 2018

      Use older eggs. The membrane detaches from the white easier.

    • McDonna
    • November 11, 2017

    Love my Instant Pot – especially for easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs. I kept running into that nasty looking gray/green ring around the yolk, though, regardless of how careful I was to follow the directions. The freshness of the eggs isn’t a factor, either. I have bought them and boiled them as soon as I got home – and still that nasty ring! Recently I learned about the 4-5-6 method, and it has definitely helped!

    Set the Instant Pot to the manual setting and the timer for 4 minutes. I was afraid that at 4 minutes the yolks would be disgustingly soft. Surprise! They are the perfect firmness for hard boiled eggs, deviled eggs or egg salad – my full repertoire of egg fluency! LOL

    Once the pot comes to pressure, it will cook the eggs for 4 minutes. Let them stay in the pot for 5 minutes of natural release. Then take them out and put them in an ice bath for 6 minutes.


    The last batch of eggs were perfect. There were 15 eggs in that batch. (I’m doing an egg fast. I’m starting to think I’m going to cluck instead of burp! LOL) The 4-5-6 times don’t vary regardless of the quantity. I’ve done 6 eggs and also 18 with the same 4-5-6.

    Thank you for such great posts! I always open your emails as soon as I see them in the inbox. Your recipes are really good.

      • jenniferbanz
      • November 11, 2017

      Thank you so much!

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