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How to Make Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

Three Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs, one partially peeled and one halved.
If you've never hard-boiled eggs in your Instant Pot, you might want to give it a try. It's a quick and simple way to make perfect eggs, every time.
Frances Benton Holden Tutt

Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 20 mins
6 to 8 eggs
72 kcal


  • 6-Quart Instant Pot


  • 6 to 8 large eggs* cold
  • 1 cup water


  • Set the wire trivet in the pot of a 6-quart Instant Pot. Place a single layer of eggs on the rack. Add the water and secure the lid.
  • Cook using high pressure for 5 to 7 minutes, depending on your desired doneness. 5 minutes should give you set whites with runny yolks, while 7 minutes should give you hard firm whites and fully set yolks.
  • Manually release the pressure and move the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool for 5 minutes.


*Why did my eggs turn brown in my Instant Pot?

There are a few things that will cause your eggs to come out with brown spots or yolks. Making them in a pressure cooker is different than boiling them in a big pot of water, so you'll need to take a few precautions when you do it this way. Make sure that you use sufficient water and that you're using the steamer rack, in order to keep them from burning and turning brown. Overcooking is the other factor that will lead to browning, so make sure that you've got the timing right and put those freshly cooked eggs into cold water as soon as they're done in the Instant Pot—this step will also help to avoid that green ring around the yolk.